Category Archives: Public Places

The Best In-Season Fruits and Veggies: Fall Edition

A few months back, I wrote about the best summertime fruits and vegetables with a little help from the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). CUESA is an awesome resource for anyone who is curious about eating healthy, … Continue reading

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Are Indoor Trees the Next Big (Really Big!) Thing In Home Décor?

Many people enjoy keeping houseplants – what better way to bring a little bit of the outdoors in? During the winter it’s nice to get your gardening fix by tending to a potted houseplant, but have you ever considered bringing … Continue reading

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Autumn-Inspired Classes at the Brooklyn Brainery

Do you ever wish that you were a kid again, if nothing else but for the wondrous experience of sitting in a classroom and learning (okay, and maybe shamelessly rolling about in a pile of leaves)? Adults continue to learn … Continue reading

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A New Chicken Rental Service Lets Urbanites Play Farmer

Not too long ago I wrote about how raising chickens in the Big Apple was becoming a growing trend among urban dwellers. This normally bucolic practice has become increasingly appealing to city dwellers, but for many, it proves to be … Continue reading

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The Sky’s The Limit: Urban Farmers Take to the Roof

A few months back we wrote about Whole Foods’ large-scale urban farm, and it seems as though since then the trend in urban farming has continued to flourish. Roof farms are something that many an urbanite with a green thumb … Continue reading

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New York City’s Green Guerrillas

Pop-up arts installations and “guerilla” art tactics have been transforming public spaces for decades. “Yarn bombing” is an example of this: it’s a popular trend in which colorful, knitted pieces are placed on monuments, trees, or other structures as a … Continue reading

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Where Do Urbanites Shop for Fresh Produce?

Those who live in the city know that it isn’t always easy to access the freshest produce. Happily, over the last decade there have been more and more efforts made to increase urbanites’ access to fresh, locally-sourced food, that you … Continue reading

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Fire Cider, to Ward Off Colds This Season

If you like creating cold remedies right at home with ingredients from your garden or pantry, you’ll enjoy this recipe for “Fire Cider.” Adapted from a recipe created by herbal remedy pioneer Rosemary Gladstar, this concoction is sure to scare … Continue reading

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Tips to Keep Produce Fresher, Longer

Nobody likes throwing away expired produce. You hang your head shamefully as you place those soft, mold-speckled apricots in the compost or disposal – but don’t be too hard on yourself, we’ve all done it. It’s especially easy to do … Continue reading

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Three Good Reasons to Visit the Botanical Garden Before Summer’s End

The New York Botanical Garden, with its more than 250 acres and leading plant laboratories, is one of the most prominent gardens in the United States and abroad. The garden, located in the Bronx area of New York City attracts … Continue reading

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