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Jamaica »

Overgrown Queens Wasteland Transformed into Vibrant Garden

Locals are growing tomatoes, eggplants and other vegetables in the newly renovated garden.  

Kew Gardens »

Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites May Be Coming to Kew Gardens and Ridgewood

Queens residents will soon have more options to recycle their food waste.

Park Slope »

'Crunchy' Park Slope Among Neighborhoods Slow to Adopt Composting

Fruit flies and lack of education are blamed for the slow response to the city's composting project.

Park Slope »

Expanded Park Slope and Gowanus Compost Pickup Kicks Off Monday

Compost and other organic waste will be picked up during garbage day starting on May 19. 

Forest Hills »

Compost Group to Hold Cooking Classes About Pickling and Beer-Making

The courses are part of a fundraiser for the Compost Collective.  

Civic Center »

E-Cigarettes Included in City's Smoking Ban

The City Council extended existing smoking bans to include electronic cigarettes.

Upper West Side »

Solar-Powered Toilets in Riverside Park Get $50K Grant

A $6 million campaign to bring the solar-powered toilets to Riverside Park is under way. 

Westerleigh »

City Council Passes Bill for Pilot Composting Program

The two year program will collect food waste around the city.

Great Kills & Tottenville »

Staten Island Food Trash to be Composted by City

Mayor Bloomberg announced the pilot program to compost food waste.

Lower East Side »

$1M Wetland Proposed for East River Park

The Lower East Side Ecology Center would include a wetland area to shelter birds and produce clean water.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Massive Composting Scheme Planned for Green Skyscrapers

The Durst Organization plans to compost waste from 1,350 apartments.

Governors Island »

Governors Island Wants Help Naming Baby Goats

Two young female goats are moving to Governors Island for the summer.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Food Scraps Wanted: City's Expanded Compost Program Launches Friday

City officials will kick off a pilot program expanding Greenmarket food scrap collection sites at Union Square on Friday.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Inwood Celebrates Opening of New Compost Center

The Inwood Hill Nature Center kicked off its new composting center with a digging, planting and composting fest on Sunday.