Category: CITY LIFE

7 New Year’s Resolutions To Make Your Neighborhood Better

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Grist.org recently posted their list for 7 New Year’s resolutions to make your neighborhood a better place and that’s a great concept. For your New Year’s resolution thinking about others is a great move and so is improving your neighborhood. The fact is your neighborhood is also your environment and making your environment better makes you better…and you can lose weight doing it! Continue reading

Majora Carter On Santa Going Green This Year

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Above: Green roof on top if Chicago’s City Hall

Most people set out milk and cookies for Santa on the kitchen table, but what about the hungry deer on the roof? Given the choice, studies have shown that these hard-working animals will favor landing spots with accessible food sources. ~Majora Carter

Environmental consultant and city planning visionary Majora Carter’s motto “Green The Ghetto” extends into everyone’s neighborhood with a new push for Santa to go green. More specifically, Continue reading

Brooklyn Keeps On Taking It- As Long As It’s Not The Census

A low response rate could have very serious consequences for our city, for each person who is not counted in the census, the city loses about $3,000 in federal aid every year, money that could be spent on services our communities all want and need. ~NYC mayor Mayor Bloomberg

Less than 50% of Brooklyn has filled out their census forms and that means the census will be knocking on their doors in May. Seems like the first thought for people has been “it’s gotta be those damn immigrants.” To be fair the surrounding boroughs didn’t fair that much better, only clocking in at Continue reading