Monthly Archives: December 2013

Was 2013 a Bad Year for Community Gardens?

Gothamist contributor Christopher Robbins recently asserted how “2013 was not kind to community gardens.” This claim was preceded by a story about how bulldozers ravaged and decimated the informally run but beloved Coney Island community garden earlier this month. For … Continue reading

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The Story Behind “Christmas Flowers”

Have you ever wondered how the Euphorbia Pulcherrima, also known as the Poinsettia, or even the “Christmas Flower” became one of the most recognized markers of the holiday season? I was curious myself, which is why I began to dig … Continue reading

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A Season of Chilly Nights and Warm Drinks

Steamed milk. Hot tea with honey. Salted caramel hot chocolate with homemade marshmallows. Gin and bourbon hot toddies with lemon. Warmed, mulled cider. The nights may be growing chillier with each passing day, but luckily, the possibilities are endless for … Continue reading

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