Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Posted at June 17, 2011 by Comments Off

Steal With Pride (Part 3): Community Gardens

New York Restoration Project (NYRP): Community gardening has a long history in New York City – dating back to the economic depressions of the 1890s and 1930s when many citizens were permitted to grow food on city-owned land to help sustain their struggling families. Two World Wars brought about Liberty and Victory Gardens not only in New York City, but in municipalities throughout the United States. During World War II, American families grew 80 million pounds of food in their Victory Gardens – representing an astounding 44 percent of the country’s entire food ...

Category : Urbanism
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Steal with Pride (Part 2): Bicycle Infrastructure

"The bicycle is a curious vehicle.  Its passenger is its engine.” -John Howard   In more ways than one. A city with good biking infrastructure is the product of a proactive community of progressive urban planners and residents, dedicated to striking a balance between cyclists, pedestrians and cars. In 1894 New York City created the country's first bike path. Today, it is at the forefront of a pro-cycling movement that also includes cities like Minneapolis, MN, in the Midwest and Portland, OR, on the west coast. New York City's unique biking infrastructure addresses many of the city's ...

Posted at June 12, 2011 by Comments Off

Steal with Pride (Part1): Indie Book Stores

An independent book store is the ultimate curated experience—an experiment in relevance and an ode to individuality. Their success is dependent on stock selection, service and ambiance. And like a gourmet food market to a foodie, they provide an epicurean literary refuge to a reader. New York City's interesting network of great independent bookstores was like a trip down the rabbit hole. A January 2007 article in the New York Times Travel section titled "Independent Bookstores: Cozy, Friendly, Full of Surprises," describes it well. It reads: New York has always been known as a city capable of sating ...

Posted at June 08, 2011 by Comments Off
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Steal with Pride: Notes from a weekend in New York City

(At random outdoor New York City café) Patty: Do you smell that? Mette: Hmmm…yes. Patty: It smells putrid. Mette: I think New York City smells like old cheese. Patty: And yet, people love it.   I love it. I love the dirty, crowded streets and over paying for food at Dean & Deluca. I love wandering aimlessly past inner city gardens and interracial couples. I love being suckered into attending sub-par comedy shows and wasting into the night talking to strangers. I love the mom n' pop shops, the crude bartenders ...

Posted at June 06, 2011 by Comments Off