A farmer based in Brooklyn has come up with an idea that not only honors a historic black community but also gives back to present ones. Amber Tamm, a horticulturist and urban farmer who works at the Brooklyn Grange rooftop farm, told Fast Company about her proposal to convert 14 acres of Central Park into a farm that would feed Manhattanites in need.
Daily Link Fix: The East Village 30 Years Ago Compared to Now; Interactive Map Shows You the Best Place to Hail Cabs, Tue, September 2, 2014
- The East Village 30 Years Ago – Laughing Squid featured photographer Daniel Roots’s collection of photos comparing the ones he took in the 80s to the ones he took this year. See how much the nabe has changed in just 30 years.
- What It Means To Be “Local” – Mashable sent one of its writers to follow a peach from Freshkills farm to Union Square’s farmers market. Explore the journey local foods go through to get to your hands.
- Hail A Cab The Second You Raise Your Hand – We feel your pain. Watching every taxi drive by with its light off is a frustrating feat, especially when you’re in a rush (which is why you’re taking a cab in the first place right?!). Gothamist wrote about NYC Taxi Viz, an innovative website that maps out where taxi are most likely to be taken and empty at any given time and place in the city. Spoiler alert: you’ll never find an empty cab in Chelsea around 6pm on a weekday. Your best bet is to walk west and downtown to around 8th and 17th.
- A Self-Portrait Made From The Artist’s Blood – Well that’s pretty self-explanatory, but yes, Dezeen says the Brooklyn-based artist hooked up an IV to a CNC machine that used his blood to make a nude self-portrait. Pretty resourceful, we guess…