Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have popped up all over the region in recent decades. The CSA model allows consumers to buy a share, or membership, in a local farmers’ harvest directly from the farmer. The consumer then picks up produce and other goods grown by the farmer — usually presented in a box or bag — on specific dates […]
The Department of Transportation reported that bicycle commuting into Manhattan increased by 13 percent in 2010. The department’s Sustainable Streets Index found that in the same period, subway and bus ridership dropped by a little more than 2 percent, and car traffic rose slightly.
Most New Yorkers remember the inconveniences caused by rolling blackouts that swept the Eastern seaboard during the heatwave in the summer of 2003. Some may remember similar citywide outages in 1965 and 1977. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for lost power: Do your part to prevent power outages in the first place: Turn off electronic […]
What is a small claims court? It’s a court in which corporations, associations and partnerships can be sued for up to $5,000 without a lawyer. Suits can only be for money, as damages cannot be sued for in a small claims court. Who can use small claims courts? Anyone over the age of 18 can sue in small claims court. […]
Excessive noise is a menace to “public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and prosperity,” according to the city’s website. Besides that, it’s really aggravating.
It’s summer in the Greater New York region, which means there is probably a flea market, outdoor festival, rooftop film screening and naked jog/swim/unicycle ride happening this moment within two miles of where you’re reading this. It’s possible that there are more online summer guides per square mile here than anywhere in the world. Being that not all summer guides are […]