Harlem Grown grows greens and girls in New York City

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Latonya Assanah from Harlem, New York (pictured above) has an 8-year-old daughter who just “wouldn’t eat green things.” The farm stands on what was 4 brownstone houses in the middle of the city.

Great Fall Migration Weekend in New York City

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We have had days of northwest winds in New York and the birds have taken full advantage of the favorable conditions to hightail it south. Though sparrows tend to be the main focus of mid-to-late October birding here in New York City there are still plenty of other birds to see like the Eastern Phoebe up above. Birds autumn migration New York City Queens

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Lizards of New York City

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New York City is well known as a city of immigrants so it makes sense that the only lizards living within the five boroughs are immigrants as well. Reptiles Lizards New York City

Eat New York City farm feast from city-grown fish and veggies

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in New York City open their labs for urban food week. Tonight there will be a fish taco dinner prepared with fish raised on a roof in the city; the rest of the food was grown in urban farms in locations throughout the Big Apple. It’s the middle of NYC AgTech Week.

Big Win for Planet Earth, New York City Bans Styrofoam


New York City is now the largest city to ban Styrofoam in the United States. Read More The post Big Win for Planet Earth, New York City Bans Styrofoam appeared first on Ecorazzi.

New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies


Read More The post New York City Doctors Now Prescribing Fruits and Veggies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Two NYC medical centers are now participating in the Fruit and Vegetable Prescription Program, helping at-risk patients eat healthy.

‘Blackfish’ Teams Focuses on New York City Rats for Latest Documentary


Dakota Group and Submarine, the production company behind the Read More The post ‘Blackfish’ Teams Focuses on New York City Rats for Latest Documentary appeared first on Ecorazzi. The team behind the successful documentary, “Blackfish,” is turning their attention on one of the most despised rodents of all-time: rats.

New York City Park Department Contractor Tears Up Imperiled Sparrows Home

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A New York City Parks Department contractor just wiped out a breeding population of sparrows in tons of trouble already, on land owned by the parks department that was supposed to be protected as “Forever Wild.” Still, I think we New York birders need to push for it.

New York City to Launch Pilot Curbside Composting Program


We already knew that Mayor Bloomberg would be proposing a ban on plastic foam food packaging during his final State of the City address – but boom! – how about Read More The post New York City to Launch Pilot Curbside Composting Program appeared first on Ecorazzi.

The Waterhole at Forest Park: The Best Place in New York City to See Wood-Warblers

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Unfortunately, this has been a very dry spring in New York City so, as you can see in the photos above, intrepid Queens birders have made makeshift bird baths to take the place of what is normally a vernal pool. And Summer Tanagers are always welcome in New York. If you’re a New Yorker, get yourself to the waterhole. … Trips Forest Park migration New York City Queens spring wood-warblers

The Woodpeckers of New York City

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Disbelief probably seems like the proper response to the idea that there are woodpeckers in New York City. But even birders might be surprised to learn that eight species of woodpecker have graced New York City’s five boroughs with their presence!

New York City Declared ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’


New York, once known for its strip steak, was declared 2014′s ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’ by PETA in a special ceremony Read More The post New York City Declared ‘Most Vegan-Friendly City’ appeared first on Ecorazzi. Looks like the Big Apple is returning to its roots.

New York City Channeling Its Inner-Copenhagen With New Bike Sharing Program


Across the pond, in the uber-green city of Copenhagen, Denmark, more than a 1/3 of the city’s 1.2 million residents bike to work. A couple decades ago, officials thought such a scheme would be good for curbing traffic and reducing emissions – so they went ahead and installed some 274 miles of bike lanes; as [.]. Lifestyle Transport

Missed Connections on the New York City Subway.

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Thousands of New Yorkers on mass transit are all acting privately in a public space. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) New York WAYLON: Editor''s Picks anonymity boundaries connections crying New York City Subway

Manhattan: An Eco-Friendly Element in Times Square

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| The Big (Green) Apple | From the bustling street, you might not suspect that Element Times Square West is one of New York City’s eco-pioneers.

Massive Solar Flare Could Spark Northern Lights Above New York City


Although aurora borealis, or the Northern Lights, is rarely seen below the upper reaches of Upstate New York, the strength of this solar flare could make it visible as far south as Southern Indiana.

Climate Change Museum in the Works for New York City


Climate Read More The post Climate Change Museum in the Works for New York City appeared first on Ecorazzi. It’s hardly an issue of the past; in fact, it’s a phenomenon that is ever-changing and continuing to affect the globe as its inhabitants scramble to deal with it.

New York City Receives Fleet of Eco-Friendly Food Carts


Street food in New York is about to get a whole lot healthier and greener, thanks to the 500 eco-friendly food carts which will soon roll out into the city. The Read More The post New York City Receives Fleet of Eco-Friendly Food Carts appeared first on Ecorazzi.

From Lust to Love: A Lesson Learned in New York City. ~ Melissa Horton

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Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sexy Z ADMIN Love Featured Today affair emotional awareness emotional release love lust relationships self-acceptance self-esteem sex sex addiction It was one of the greatest struggles of my life, but in that process, I found some thing better.

My Break Up Letter to New York City.

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Adventure Blog (always click 4 all blogs) New York busy city crowded dirty invisible stressed urban livingI could lie and say no it’s not you, it’s me but I’m afraid that it is you.

Chefs’ dream garden grows in the middle of Manhattan at Farm.One

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It’s the new everything in food. After decades of eating shipped-in waxy veggies, greens and fruits, consumers and chefs are demanding a new kind of food. Farm.One a new urban farm startup located inside the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, has a bold new idea.

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Study: New York City At Greater Risk of Flooding Due to Climate Change


Not such great news for New Yorkers. A new study published this week suggests that New York City and the surrounding New Jersey shorelines are at greater risk for flooding Read More The post Study: New York City At Greater Risk of Flooding Due to Climate Change appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener

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A new living green roof and a super-energy-efficient heat and power system are the latest eco-upgrades at Hilton New York, the city's largest hotel. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Green Travel News Hilton New York Manhattan ReutersManhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

Confessions of a Naked Yogi.

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Equal Rights Health & Wellness New York Yoga gay men Hot Nude Yoga Les Simpson New York City tantra tapas Time Out New York vinyasa-style practiceIn a room full of naked men, it’s impossible to tell who’s a Wall Street banker and who’s a starv.

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Buddhist Monks Pay Homage to MCA from Beastie Boys. ~ Alicia Wozniak {Video}

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Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Inspiring (Wow) New York Adam "MCA" Yauch Beastie Boys breakdancing Buddhist monks MCA-DAY New York City Tibetan Freedom Concert Tibetan independence Breakdancing Buddhist monks? My day is made.

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New York City’s Number of Trees Highest in 75 years


New York is already the most vegan friendly city in the world and it is continuing on its healthy path by going green — literally. The city that never sleeps Read More The post New York City’s Number of Trees Highest in 75 years appeared first on Ecorazzi. Causes Environment News People Top News

Green roofs could prevent sewage overflow in New York City

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New York City’s sewage systems are old and can’t handle large amounts of snowmelt or stormwater. When large quantities of water flow into the combined sewer overflow systems, which make up 60 to 70 percent of the city’s sewers, they tend to spill over into New York City’s rivers.

Free Housing in New York City

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY, April 2010 Everyone knows that New York City is an extremely expensive place to live. Birds Jamaica Bay New York City Queens swallows Tree Swallows

How my “Perfect” Life in New York City turned from Bliss to Depression.

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It was a series of extraordinary synchronicities that landed me my dream life living in New York City. I had developed the cliché love affair with my new home, the type you hear about in novels or see in the "Sex and The City.". Enlightened Society Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga acceptance finding yourself. home illness meditation moving to a new city New York City traveling

Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

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37 Lessons from NYC that Can Be Applied Anywhere. ~ Michelle Welsch

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Her urban hardness and kindness have frustrated me, inspired me and challenged me in ways I could have never imagined.

New York City’s First Eurasian Collared-Dove

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But for some poorly (or not-at-all) understood reason, its spread across North America has shown a very northwesterly orientation, so while birders as far away from the epicenter of the North American introduction in Florida as British Columbia get to see Eurasian Collared-Doves regularly we New Yorkers and other northeasterners are deprived. In fact, in New York State, other than a small breeding colony west of Rochester, there are very few records of Eurasian Collared-Dove.

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The Wood-Warblers Are Back In New York City!

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Every spring they totally steal the show in the northeast and you really can’t blame birders for abandoning their jobs, their families, and their sanity as they rush to New York City’s abundant and amazing parks to see the show live and in technicolor. We New Yorkers were lucky though, that the wave of wood-warblers crested, for once, on a weekend, so for most of us it was unnecessary to risk our careers. … Birds migration New York City wood-warbler

Watching Whales in New York City from the American Princess

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My parents made the drive down to New York City to visit Daisy, Desi, and me in Queens on Sunday and I had a great plan for the day. In addition to my family I was also joined on the boat by Isaac Grant, who regular readers of this blog will recall as the birder doing a New York City big year. Past Rockaway Inlet we motored, out of New York City waters and into those of Nassau County.

Sharing Spaces for Events is the New Green: Splacer Leads the Way

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It’s a solution that can take place in many large cities, where people [already] find themselves sharing spaces.”. This approach and thinking has to do with how we envision the cities of the future.

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Snowy Owl Reaches New York City

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The big Snowy Owl irruption this year has finally reached New York City with the sighting of a single bird on Hoffman Island. When will one show up in Queens already? Asides

New Frog in New York City – In Search of the Richmond Ribbiter

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in the wilds of New York City O.K., Richmond County, one of New York City’s five boroughs. You’re probably incredulous that a new species of frog has been discovered in New York City. Amphibians frogs New York City Staten Island

New York City Outdoor Smoking Ban Starts

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A law which Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed in February will make smoking illegal in New York City’s 1,700 parks and on the city’s 14 miles of public beaches. Cigarette butts account for 75% of the litter found on New York City beaches, according to a news release from Bloomberg’s office.

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Manufacture NY Brings Fashion Production Back to Brooklyn and New York City

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As increases in rent force designers, pattern-cutters, sewers and other vital components of New York’s Garment District to find a new home, Manufacture NY is cradling in-city production with their newly acquired 20,000 square foot space in Brooklyn’s Industry City.