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Restaurant Review: Tikka Indian Grill Has Spicy, Vegan, Healthful Options

Restaurant Review: Tikka Indian Grill Has Spicy, Vegan, Healthful Options

The great thing about living in NYC is that you will have your food allergies and preferences accommodated – much of the time, anyway. Still, when a dear friend was told that she had a wide range of food allergies, rendering her an inconvenient combination of paleo/gluten-free/vegan, she realized that many restaurants would have to...
  • A Sustainable Tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Eco-Friendly Things to Eat, Buy, Drink, and See

    A Sustainable Tour of Red Hook, Brooklyn: Eco-Friendly Things to Eat, Buy, Drink, and See

    Red Hook is known for a few things ('hit hard by Hurricane Sandy'; 'that's where IKEA is, right?'), but remains a bit of a mystery to most. I'm here to tell you that this saltwater locale, this almost-a-beach-town, is a pearl of the Brooklyn waterfront. Despite being slightly off the beaten track (i.e. not exactly...
    5 NYC Thrift Stores to Put on Your Shopping List

    5 NYC Thrift Stores to Put on Your Shopping List

    With regular nods to the past from internationally-revered designers, the vintage look has filtered into the chain stores, and now anyone can look like a walking piece of whimsy. But guess what? Thrift stores have been stocking this stuff for years. Quality pieces from the past 50 years and beyond are there for the taking,...
    No Compromise Month Day 2 and 3: Saying No to Gifts

    No Compromise Month Day 2 and 3: Saying No to Gifts

    It's Day 3 of No Compromise Month, when I try to live 100% by my sustainable values, no matter what. Here are five things I tussled with today: 1. Cute but Conventional Gifts I have found over the past two days that to not compromise on your values, you need to get temptation out of...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, November 21st, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, November 21st, 2014

    Favorite Pick: Kaight x Shen Holiday Shopping Thru Sun. 11/23 @ Shen Beauty | 351 Court St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn  The sustainable fashion store Kaight is partnering with their neighbor, natural beauty emporium Shen, to offer an exclusive opportunity to shop holiday party dresses and the perfect gloss to go with them. Beginning Thursday night through Sunday,...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, November 14th, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, November 14th, 2014

    Vintage Jewelry Pop-Up Fri. 11/14 | 4 to 8 pm and Sat. 11/15 | noon to 6 pm @ Mode Marteau | 69 Jay St, Suite 408, Dumbo, Brooklyn Need something special to make your holiday outfits sparkle? You're in luck: a critical mass of fine vintage baubles will converge in Dumbo this weekend, with...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, November 7th, 2014

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, November 7th, 2014

    Smite the Brite Sat. 11/8 | 12 pm @ Threes Brewing | 333 Douglas Street, Gowanus, Brooklyn There's another craft brewery opening up in Gowanus, Brooklyn, called Threes Brewing. Their public launch is in November, but you can try a growler of their IPA early at their party this Saturday. Eat some Delaney Barbecue in their new...
    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, Halloween 2014!

    Eco-Friendly and Cool Things to Do in NYC This Week, Halloween 2014!

    The Oldest Living Things in the World (last weekend!) Through 11/02 @ Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street, Red Hook, Brooklyn Nothing stirs the heart toward preservation like seeing what a 3,000 year old lichen looks like. You can see this and other profoundly old organisms at an exhibition of Rachel Sussmen's work. The opening...