A Can-Do Take on Art and Hunger

Saturday, November 8th, 2014
“Canstruction” is a charity event that challenges architects and engineers to create sculptures out of cans of food. Now in its 22nd year, the competition is taking place at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Lower Manhattan. Teams vie to create the biggest and coolest sculpture using cans that will be donated to City Harvest, which distributes food to hungry New Yorkers.
The exhibition runs through Nov. 20, though winners will be announced on Nov. 10.

The Great Pumpkins Arrive

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

There are tall ones, short ones and even a pumpkin weighing more than two thousand pounds at the New York Botanical Garden’s Halloween exhibit. These spooky pumpkins came to life in the fourth annual Haunted Pumpkin Garden. The featured zombie pumpkin was shaped by master carver Ray Villafane from Food Network’s “Halloween Wars. “

A Free Bite of the Big Apple

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

From Gala to Golden Delicious, thousands crunched local apples during New York’s Food Day. Visitors to the Union Square Greenmarket got a chance to join in on the kickoff crunch at noon or take a free apple for the road.

The third annual Big Apple Crunch promoted the efforts of New York State’s apple growers, who produce 30 million bushels a year.

Food for All at Hunts Point

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Hunts Point Market is a 329-acre industrial park that distributes food to 23 million people within a 50-mile radius. Each day, hundreds of trucks leave the south Bronx peninsula packed with produce, fish and meat. Those trucks head toward supermarkets and restaurants – as well as the city’s food pantries.

The Hunts Point Economic Development Corp. gave a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the market during a “food tour” of the sprawling hub.

Vermouth Maker’s Touch of Glass

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Meet Queens’ ‘Qustodian’

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Keeping Kosher, via Colombia

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Wi-Fi’s Free, But Speech Isn’t

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014