Citymeals-on-Wheels is one of our favorite organizations because it workseveryday to provide New York’s elderly with companionship and healthy meals. Last year 1,500 heroic volunteers brought over 2.2 million nutritious breakfasts, lunches and dinners to over 18,000 of our City’s elderly.
The auction closes December 3, 2009, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ). Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Reward yourself this winter or find that perfect gift for the ones you love.
"Although this is a major victory for equality, the court’s decision only highlights the fact that so many New York couples continue to be denied the full legal protections that come with a marriage license right here in our state. I am optimistic that will change soon."
After splitting down the middle last month on the proposed Sullivan Street rezoning, last night Community Board 2's Zoning Committee voted overwhelmingly to reject the proposed change. Thanks to everyone who showed up and spoke against the proposed zoning change.
On November 16th, the nation’s oldest HIV/AIDS organization Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) is hosting their Fashion Forward fundraiser in New York City at the Metropolitan Pavilion(125 West 18th St between 6th and 7th Aves). “Project Runway’s” Tim Gunn, will be hosting as well as Jack Mackenroth of Project Runway.
Come out to support a good cause and get a good poker lesson from poker icon Annie Duke as she Chair’s the Parkinson’s Disease charity event, “Raising the Stakes.” The evening will include casino games, cocktails, dinner, dancing and prizes, including one personal poker lesson from Annie Duke and all proceeds will support the research of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation.
Supporters of landmark designation for the South Village packed the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) Tuesday; among the scores of attendees thirty-seven people testified, virtually all in support of landmark designation, and nearly all joiningGVSHP in calling upon the Commission to move quickly on its proposed designation and to consider the remaining two-thirds of our proposed South Village Historic District as soon as possible.
“Vertical farming” is a term coined by Columbia University professor of environmental health and microbiology Dickson Despommier to describe the concept of growing large amounts of food in urban high-rise buildings—or so-called “farmscrapers.” According to the vision first developed in 1999 by Despommier and his students, a 30-story building built on one city block and engineered to maximize year-round agricultural yield—thanks largely to artificial lighting and advanced hydroponic and aeroponic growing techniques—could feed tens of thousands of people.