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Could you go a week without driving? A BlogHer post has issued a challenge: go one week without using your car. I know what the immediate reaction will be ''sure, New Yorker, easy for you to say!'' And it's true, living in Brooklyn and working in Manhattan, it's a whole lot easier for me to go carless than for most people. But give it a shot. Try some alternatives. Walk! It's a good form of exercise, so you're helping the environment and your health.
Trees Not Trash is a guerilla gardening group in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It started when founder Kate Gilliam noticed a lack of green space in her neighborhood. East Williamsburg and Bushwick are former industrial areas that have become increasingly residential. TNT has turned empty lots around Brooklyn into gardens and public green spaces. Currently they are working with the NYC Parks Department and the Million Trees NYC Initiative as well as operating the Trees Not Trash community garden on Bogart Street. TNT will be at the BUST Spring Fling Craftacular this weekend.
An Afghan school for girls was hit with poisonous gas yesterday. Over 100 people were hospitalized, some even slipped into comas. This is the third attack like this in as many weeks. Girls have only been allowed to go to school in Afghanistan since the Taliban was removed from power in 2001. Before that, women and girls were banned from education and work. Authorities are saying that Taliban sympathizers are probably behind these attacks. Blood from the victims is still being analyzed to find out what the poison was.
Did you hate your prom because the music sucked? Tired of dancing to ''Love Shack'' and ''Hey Ya''? (Who isn't?) If you live in Richmond, check out the Punk Rock Prom! It'll be on May 28 at Southside's Plaza Bowl. Your $2 admission benefits the Tinderbox, Richmond's newest DIY art space, opened by members of the Friendly Fire, and victims of the Oregon Hill fire. You can get tickets at Rumors. No matter how cute your date was, bad music sure kills an evening.
Check out these gorgeous hats from Craftacular vendor Glampire! From sassy, to stunning, to dramatic, these hats, fascinators, headbands and hair accessories are everything you are looking for to dress your head with. You will never want to wear a baseball cap, a bucket hat, or even a newsboy ever again with these fabulous creations.
An art-punk explosion, courtesy of Free Blood.
4 walks the line between acid-fried Hendrix noodling and amber-lit easy listening.
Strange and indefinable, Does You takes the listener on a nuanced journey from quirk and whimsy to melancholy and yearning.
This anthology argues women should not only know what they don’t want, but they also should seize their freedom to explore what they do want.
Cooking and sewing play a surprisingly minor part in this smart examination of the shifting role that home ec has played in American culture.
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