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NYC community interest in them is skyrocketing, but the city cut GrowNYC anyway

Closeup of a child picking a strawberry off a bush.
Closeup of a child picking a strawberry off a bush.
Photo courtesy of Edible Schoolyard NYC

In 2015, Bianca Bibiloni, a science teacher at P.S. 14 in Corona, Queens, built a raised bed garden on top of a concrete schoolyard after attending a free workshop given by GrowNYC, the nonprofit that runs over 800 school gardens. Until schools were closed in March, children filled the garden, growing food, doing yoga, playing the violin, and learning math, art, science, English, and social studies. As Covid-19 overtook the city, it is also where they found solace.

“We know a lot of students who have lost family members,” said Bibiloni. “These kids were already under stress because it’s a…


What I Eat

When it comes to cooking, the Brooklyn-based food writer keeps it simple, right down to the cult-worthy coffee maker

Nikita Richardson holding a glass of orange juice in a cafe, with people in line behind her.
Nikita Richardson holding a glass of orange juice in a cafe, with people in line behind her.
Photo courtesy of Nikita Richardson

Nikita Richardson, a kitchen and dining reporter at New York Magazine’s The Strategist, left the office in early March after someone in the building tested positive for Covid-19. Employees were told they would be able to return in just a couple of days. Over three months later, the magazine’s staff is still working from home and covering restaurant industry news from afar.

Lately, Richardson, formerly of Grub Street and Bon Appétit, has written about NYC restaurateurs getting creative in order to stay afloat, where to buy fresh seafood right now, and how to make coffee at home that tastes like…

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Food from every angle: From Medium x Mark Bittman

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