Queens College Earth Fair

An outdoor "earth fair" featuring environmental organizations, environmentally friendly businesses, and educational and interactive exhibitions as well as speakers, including Councilman James Genaro.


Boston Endorses Parking Reform as Key Green Policy

An illustration of how Boston will make its transportation system greener. Image: City of Boston "Folks, you ain’t seen nothing yet," Mayor Bloomberg told an Earth Day crowd yesterday. "The best and greenest days are yet to come." The PlaNYC update coming in 2011, he implied, would have a slew of new initiatives to make […]

Today’s Headlines

Obama Must Turn Gulf Crisis Into Moon Shot for Green, Efficient Economy (Dot Earth) MTA Starts Testing Out Swipeless Fare Payment Next Week (AMNY, 2nd Ave Sagas) Related and MTA Finally Finalize Hudson Yards Deal (NY1, 2nd Ave Sagas) American Motorists Pay a High Price for Low Gas Taxes (Infrastructurist) Delanöe Unveils Massive Expansion Plan […]

Queens Pricing Opponent Is Right: $8 Is Crazy

Drivers who take an East River bridge would have to pay the $8 congestion fee when they reach Manhattan, even if they’re just passing through on their way to somewhere else. "That’s crazy," said City Councilman Leroy Comrie (D-Queens), who voted against it Monday. "That’s one of the reasons I’m so adamant against the plan. […]

How Do You Get New York’s Street Fairs Past Fried Dough?

A typical New York street fair. This one’s on the Upper West Side, not that it makes a difference. Photo: Ed Yourdon/Flickr Every summer, New Yorkers face a dire shortage of tube socks. Or so you’d assume if you walked through the city’s 300-odd street fairs. Though some fairs are cherished local institutions, the majority […]