Two refugees, a longtime community member, and the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program manager tell us how a Bronx garden melds resettlement efforts, job training, and good ole' fashioned community building, served up with a side of bitter melon.
Roundup – Reuse on Governors Island, Preserving Midtown East, Hailing Cabs, Countdown Clocks, plus a New Pop-Up, Museum, and Park
by Urban Omnibus • December 14th, 2012
REUSING HISTORIC GOVERNORS ISLAND The 173-acre Governors Island continues its transformation from serving as an active military base to providing...
by Urban Omnibus • February 1st, 2012
Tyler Caruso and Erik Facteau explain their scientific study of the value of urban farms, an effort to produce hard data that can challenge nay-sayers and inform policies and regulations that support agriculture in the city.
by Laura Forlano • August 19th, 2010
Are we growing more than plants? This question — blown up in large pink letters on a white wall in...
The Omnibus Roundup: Borough Tales, Foodprint Toronto, community garden and park politics, Broadway and natural navigation
by Urban Omnibus • July 30th, 2010
Every borough has its own fabled histories, idiosyncratic residents and constantly negotiated neighborhoods. This summer, WNYC is running Borough Tales,...