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Composting? In NYC? Curbside? By 2024?!

The City calls it "a new model for curbside composting." We have some questions.

February 1, 2023
Morning Spew


Children, dogs, adults of strong moral character are all asking: Where is the snow?

January 12, 2023

Adams Administration ‘Loophole’ Could Let All the Air Out of NYC’s Biggest Climate Bill

A new report by the City’s comptroller finds that a proposed loophole would reduce the law’s impact by 70 percent.


Nature Has Its Way: Sand and Money Halt the Coney Island Ferry

A ferry was planned for Coney Island Creek. After spending millions on a new landing there, the City just pulled the plug.

November 12, 2022

Meet the Prickly Pear, New York City’s Resilient Native Cactus

Naturally, the prickly pear's success in NYC depends on real estate: "It’s location, location, location."

November 5, 2022

New York’s Last Umbrella Guy Faces a Storm of Crappy Umbrellas

As temperatures rise, umbrella shops are going extinct—and fixing your busted umbrella becomes near-impossible.

November 1, 2022

The Plan to Completely Transform Governors Island Faces One Last Hurdle

Given to New York City to be used for the public, a group of private interests is steering the island in a new direction.

October 23, 2022

The State of Recycling in New York City Is Extraordinarily Grim

And as for organic waste? "We divert virtually none of it, less than one percent." 

September 21, 2022
Fresh Hell

New York’s Delivery Class Is Just Trying to Stay Cool

The city’s delivery workers are braving deadly weather conditions, again .

August 9, 2022