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Kayaking New York’s Newest Superfund Site

November 9, 2010
Kayaking New York's Newest Superfund Site

I grew up with boats, canoeing the upper Hudson River and its tributaries, kayaking Maine’s coast, portaging canoes between Adirondack lakes and sailing Vermont’s varied winds. But in seven years of living in New York City, surrounded by water, I never once shipped off shore, save for some ferry rides. Blame it on the difficulty […]

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Rooftop Farming on the Warehouses of North Brooklyn

July 1, 2009
Rooftop Farming on the Warehouses of North Brooklyn

New York Magazine’s Summer Guide is featuring a great piece on a successful rooftop farming venture in Greenpoint: Rooftop Farms got started in December 2008, with Chris and Lisa Goode, who run Goode Green, a green-roof business, with their partner, Amy Trachtman. They approached Gina Argento, who owns several Greenpoint warehouses, with the idea of […]

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Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space

June 29, 2009
Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space

This weekend I trekked up to Bushwick to check out the neighborhood’s newest fixture: The Putting Lot.  This nine-holed interactive installation has garnered considerable attention in the local art media, and rightfully so.  In addition to making brilliant use of a previously abandoned space, the course is made almost entirely from recycled materials. Some of […]

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The Art of Plastic Waste and Green Space

June 1, 2009
The Art of Plastic Waste and Green Space

I live on the edge of Propsect Park (the Brooklyn quartered Olmstead and Vaux masterpiece, for you unfamiliar readers). This location affords me the privilege of easy access to green, open space and I take advantage of this privilege often. On the Mondays that follow beautiful weekend weather, however, I usually avoid strolling across the […]

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Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

April 28, 2009
Progressive Foodies of NYC Unite!

Keen on setting up a food co-op or CSA in your neighborhood? Fascinated by the idea of keeping bees and raising chickens right in the heart of the city? Crave a food system that is more just, sustainable, healthy and delicious? If you’ve answered yes, even hesitantly, to any of these questions and are in […]

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