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On one hand, New York City is kind of an efficient place. We pack more than 8 million people into not so many square miles; it’s not always glamorous, but most manage to live here moderately comfortably given considerable constraints. And yet, on the other, we’re very inefficient. A significant portion of what we throw away is shipped to landfills in other states (Ohio, Indiana, and South Carolina) and, though one third of our waste...
Held from September 8-14th this year, NYC Honey Week (the brainchild of urban agriculture trailblazers, Brooklyn Grange), celebrates the profound ecological significance of the honeybee, through apiary tours, beekeeping classes, honey-themed dinners and more. And it’s also an excellent time to take stock of the impact the magnificent elixir has on restaurant menus year-round, when showcased in a number of especially delicious, finger-licking dishes.  The Hellboy at Paulie Gee’s: Long before Clinton Hill newbie, Emily,...
In the interest of keeping you all up-to-date on our favorite food happenings, here’s a short rundown of local food news from the week. We schooled you all in what merits authentic moonshine. Hint: If it's being made legally, it probably ain't moonshine. We dropped by the amazing Gowanus offices of Farmigo, an online farmer's market that hosts a monthly meet-up series on "hacking" the food system. Want to get your chicken and waffle fix?...
The best thing about fall, aside from sweaters, pumpkin drinks, and a smaller ConEd bill, is the harvest. Next Wednesday, September 3, from 6:30 to 9:30 pm, Brooklyn Grange will host Veggiepalooza, a four-course, family-style dinner atop its rooftop farm in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. If you don't know about Brooklyn Grange, operators of the two largest and most improbably gorgeous commercial urban rooftop farms in New York City, there could hardly be a better...

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