The New York Botanical Garden Wants You to Help Study the City’s Ecology and more

The New York Botanical Garden Wants You to Help Study the City’s Ecology – There are eleven native species of milkweed that have been documented in New York City, but nearly half of those are extinct, and others rare or infrequent. Photo credit: Flickr/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service—Midwest Region.Editor’s note: We kicked off our first annual Food Loves Techevent last summer in Chelsea—here’s a recap. We’re bringing a taste of the food and farming future back this year, but just across the East River at Industry City. Leading up to the event, this story is part of an ongoing series about technology’s effects on our food supply.Before New York City was colonized in the early 17th century, the Lenape lived among its rich salt marshes, waterways and forests. After colonization by the Dutch, my […]

Friday Show Highlight – Whether it’s Reggae Fest happening at B.B. Kings that you need to give you feel good vibes, or the indie rock blow out at Brooklyn Bazaar, there are tons of great shows happening tomorrow in NYC! The aforementioned features Hank + Cupcakes, guitar rockers Sharkmuffin, and Grim Streaker at 7:00pm in Greenpoint. There’s also some odd events like a secret guests show at TBA tucked away on Wythe Ave also in Brooklyn, an Ilegal Mezcal Music Series at Bar Chord feat some danceable acts, and finally for those that still have some extra concert money to blow, you can check out the massiveness of RJD2 live from Brooklyn Steel over on Frost st. 6:00 PM Secret Guests: Sofia Kourtesis, Amare, […]

Carla Hall Permanently Shutters Her Brooklyn Southern Restaurant – It’s no longer a temporary closing After a dramatic year of opening, closing after a fire, reopening, and then closing again to “retool,” Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen has permanently closed. The Chew cohost said in a statement that, “It was a venture close to my heart but we experienced a few hurdles, including an electrical fire, which severely impaired the restaurant’s operations.” The fast-casual fried chicken restaurant opened in June 2016 in the Columbia Street Waterfront District with Nashville-style hot chicken and hearty side dishes. However, soon after opening, an electrical fire and ensuing issues shuttered the restaurant for a month. When it reopened in September, the restaurant continued to face challenges, like the general manager leaving. “From that point […]

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