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Way to GO, NYC!

BY Team Intern in General

(Hilary Duff at NYC Aids Walk) Yay! for all the supportive New Yorkers who raised money and participated in the 24th annual AIDS Walk for 2009! The event, which took place this weekend in and around Central Park, raised over 5.6 million and attracted more than 45,000 participants, defying the low fundraising expectations in midst of the recession. The 'event is among the greatest fundraising accomplishments ever in New York's fight against AIDS,' said Craig R. ... Read More
Your dog deserves fantastic indie fashion too. Enter Bullyware. They offer up some seriously high-fashion ensembles just for a girl's best friend. You can get harnesses, tanks, tees and jackets from the funkified puppy line. And yes, they will be at the Spring Fling Craftacular this weekend! Of course, we'll be seeing you this Sunday at the Warsaw between 12 and 7 for the Craftacular, won't we? And of course you'll be all decked out in your garden party finest - ... Read More
In case actually going to high school every day wasn't painful enough, one freshman has cruel taunting permanently printed in her yearbook. In a collage on one page, there is a photo in which the words ''fat ass'' are written right below Marie Gray's name. She's not alone, someone wrote ''faggot'' under another student's name. When Marie complained to the yearbook advisor she was told nothing could be done. The girl's mother said nobody at the school was ... Read More
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. You ... Read More
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 ... Read More