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1948 Public Market, 1st Ave & 73rd St

1948 Public Market, 1st Ave & 73rd St

I recently came across this photo of The New York City Public Market in 1948 at 73rd and 1st. Who knew the Upper East Side was once home to such a place? Via Shorpy we find it placed in the development of market spaces in the city: A typical 19th-century market would have many separate […]

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Saturday: Free Program on Food and the City

For those involved or interested in sustainable urban food policy, there is a free afternoon program called Foodprint NYC tomorrow, Saturday, February 27th, with four sessions and a plethora of panelists exploring different facets of urban foodscapes. The first session starts at 1 p.m., at Studio-X (180 Varick St., Suite 1610, New York, NY 10014). […]

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New East Side CSA

New East Side CSA

A new Community Supported Agriculture program is coming to the East Side. Located just south of Upper East Side proper, the new Turtle Bay CSA will distribute out of the Vanderbilt YMCA on 47th between 2nd and 3rd Avenues starting this June. Turtle Bay CSA is still in start-up mode but they will be meeting […]

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The Five Borough Farm

The Five Borough Farm

Its no wonder why Food Inc. is in so many Netflix queues – people realize the social, health, economic, and ecological benefits of eating local, fresh food. And now NYC is getting in on the act by creating new public spaces that can produce food closer to its populace. It wasn’t very long ago (ok […]

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