The NYC DOT encourages people to “Walk. Bike. Play. Breathe” at the fourth annual Summer Streets event, which gives skaters, cyclists and sight-seer’s the chance to enjoy car-free streets for six hours.
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
Policies and programs to improve food access, nurture community gardens and promote healthy school food were largely ignored in the city’s sustainability plan. Gotham Gazette reports.
Administration for Child Services Commissioner John Mattingly announced on Tues. that he is resigning after seven years of service. On Weds., Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed his replacement, Family Court Judge Ronald E. Richter, who inherits a complicated legacy.
I was asked in an interview recently whether the wines of Long Island’s East End could compete with Californian or European wines, and my answer was an unequivocal “yes.” The Long Island wine industry, pioneered by Alex and Louisa Hargrave and their Hargrave Vineyard in the mid-1970s, today has some 60 vineyards that dot this V-shaped stretch of land 90 miles or so east of Manhattan once more famous for its potatoes and cauliflower than its grapes.
It’s summertime, informally known as white wine season. Did you know that New York is the third-largest wine producing state in the U.S.? Get a rundown of the local wine economy — and top picks for L.I. vino.
This week’s Kickstarter picks include a documentary on a boxer from Spanish Harlem and a couple of performance artists bringing change to Wall Street (of the nickel and dime variety).