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There is no doubt that creating a way to utilize the energy in dog poop is possible, as large systems called anaerobic digesters (or biogas digesters) are often used in landfills to wring energy out of trash, as well as on some big farms and ranches where large amounts of cow manure provide plenty of feedstock. In such systems microbes generate methane gas—which can be captured and used for power—once they are set free on manure or trash.


“For too long, we’ve had a government that represents the powerful well-connected interests, and limits access for everyone else. These real campaign finance reforms will level the playing field and give New Yorkers the open, honest and accountable government they deserve,” said Eric Schneiderman.


Brrr…. Feeling the chill?  Well autumn has arrived and with it dropping temperatures.  Did you know that New Yorkers are entitled to heat as of Friday October 1st, despite the often misquoted date of October 15th? Check out the New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Fact Sheet after the jump.


With a passion for surfing, Spanish language and early childhood education 3 inspirational men founded the Valpo Surf Project, a community-based educational program devoted to using surfing instruction and academic mentoring to encourage English language skills, personal character development, and environmental consciousness among underprivileged and at-risk youths in Valparaiso. A Silent Auction and fundraiser to benefit the Valpo Surf Project will be held Saturday October 15th at Saturday Surf NYC from 7 to 9 PM.


London-based artist Matthew Draper will be showcasing his first solo exhibition in the United States. Draper plays with textures and textiles in this collection of bold pieces. The exhibition opens Saturday October 9th and will run through November 14th.


“The Attorney General is the people’s lawyer. That is why I am pleased to endorse Eric Schneiderman today. New York needs an Attorney General who puts the people’s business above all others. And for his whole career – as a public interest attorney, as a community leader and as an elected official – Eric has always been a warrior for working and middle class families,” said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer.


 

Brrrr…. Feel that chill? Autumn has finally arrived, and what better way to celebrate than apple picking? Today from 11 am to 4 pm check out the Apple Apple Festival at Queens County Farm. “A large variety of apples, apple products, and freshly pressed cider will be available. The nation's largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. Enjoy cider pressing demonstrations while leaning fun apple facts at this delightful event. Vendors will have a variety of collectibles for sale, food, hayrides and free children's games will make this event fun for all ages.”

 


Swing by the Church Street School for Music and Art Saturday October 2nd for a day of fun and laughter for the little ones.  From 10am to 4pm the programs are free all day and include everything from kids yoga to group instrumental lessons.  Your little ones will love it and you for taking them!!


Through November 14th, 2010 the Drawing Center presents of Paul Rudolph: Lower Manhattan Expressway, a collaboration with The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union. Had The Lower Manhattan Expressway ( first conceived by Robert Moses )  been constructed, this major urban design plan would have transformed New York City’s topography and infrastructure. Approximately 30 full-scale reproductions of drawings, prints, and photographs dated from 1967–1972 will be on public view for the first time in the Houghton Gallery at The Cooper Union.


“Fresh out of a less-than-fulfilling relationship, Michelle "Shells” Hoffman is ready to shed her 9-to-5 facade and convince her ex that she is more than just a successful JP Morgan Senior Analyst. Hopping from hilarious original songs to tales of the "rough" life, Shells feverishly attempts to convince her audience and her ex that she is finally “over it.” Armed with a glass of Shiraz and a penchant for drunk-dialing the one person she should not, Shells demonstrates that the fabulous Sex And The City life she thinks she is living and the life she actually leads are two very different things.”