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What to Eat Now

by Gabrielle DeGroot Redford, AARP The Magazine, August/September 2014 Here’s what really matters when it comes to diet and health En español l Low fat, low sugar. High fat, low carb. High carb, plant-based. Mediterranean. Atkins. Ornish. At some point in the past 12 months, at least one study has appeared in a well-respected, peer-reviewed […]

An Idea Whos Time Has Come

Shared by Lee Kottner on Facebook See if you can get somewhere in your neighborhood to do this. “We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter: ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us […]

Nutrition Labels on Food: How to Read Them, and Read Between the Lines

by Donna Gates Reading nutrition labels can be tricky, but is essential if you want to eat healthy and protect your health. Learn what to look for, and how to compare different food choices. Did you know that the loopholes in FDA requirements for nutrition labeling allow the processed food industry to trick even the […]

Save the Date! Celebrating Our Seniors

The Aging in New York Fund invites you to participate in its inaugural event: Celebrating Our Seniors – A Walk Through Time. Please consider supporting the Fund by either joining an existing team or creating your own team and walking to celebrate all things senior! Celebrating Our Seniors ‐ A Walk Through Time is a […]

My Natural Sweeteners of Choice

Written by Kristen | Food Renegade In the past, I’ve railed against agave nectar, truvia and splenda. I’ve even dogged on natural sweeteners because — let’s face it — on a metabolic level too much sugar is bad for you. “I get it. I really do. But I still want to know which natural sweeteners […]

Summer Camp

Five healthy snacks you can enjoy without guilt

Sandeep Godiyal | Natural News | July 11, 2013   The phenomenon of guilt involving eating is just a state of mind. Why would someone feel guilty when all he wanted to do is eat? The hype about guilt-free eating has been misinterpreted by many to mean not eating at all. Self-deprivation does more damage to […]

City Parks Foundation Kicks-off Free Summer Sports Programs in Brooklyn Parks

This article was written by Caitlin Nolan.  Budding athletes across the borough won’t have to travel far to become skilled in a variety of sports this summer, as the City Parks Foundation launches its 2013 Summer Sports Program July 1. The program gives children ages 6 to 16 the opportunity to participate in free tennis […]

Red Hook NEEDS OUR HELP!

RED HOOK: ‘It’s So Depressing, People Don’t Know What To Do’ Aimee Groth | Nov. 3, 2012, 9:50 AM Red Hook, the seaside Brooklyn neighborhood that was slammed by Hurricane Sandy, is a complete mess. Roads flooded up to six feet deep, washing away cars everywhere. Buildings along the pier have been left in ruins. […]

Occupy Wall Street Re-Occupies East New York

By Michelle D. Anderson Thu., Dec. 22 2011 at 4:28 PM | The Village Voice ​ Occupy Wall Street activists march during a tour of foreclosed homes in the East New York neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011.(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Occupy Wall Street organizers ushered in a new phase […]