Tuesday, June 17, 2014
On today’s show: Child psychologist Dr. Tovah P. Klein explains why the toddler years are crucial for a child’s development and what parents can do to help their kids—and themselves—thrive. Then, find out about the 1922 double murder in New Jersey that loomed large in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s mind as he wrote The Great Gatsby. Tom Rachman talks about his new novel, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers. And we’ll take a look at the past, present, and future of community gardens in New York City.
Friday, August 17, 2012
August 17, 2012 —
Community gardener Annalee Sinclair is no stranger to the hot seat. After all, she gardened in a syringe-infested abandoned lot on the Lower East Side, in the 1990s, when the neighborhood was a scary and violent place. Robin Shulman is also a cool customer. She should be. She wrote a book, Eat the City. I'm trying to write a book proposal of my own, and I know there is no pressure like a deadline.
So, bring on the lightning round of Stir Fry questions!
Friday, August 17, 2012
By Joy Y. Wang : WNYC Producer
Author Robin Shulman and El Jardin Del Paraiso garden coordinator Annalee Sinclair talk about how a community garden can help change the urban landscape and how people eat. Also, try Sinclair's recipe for country green beans with new potatoes.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Community gardeners still have reservations about the new rules the Department of Parks and Recreation has drawn up to regulate them. Under the rules, the Department can close a garden that has gone into default. But gardeners and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn say its not clear what that means.
Monday, October 04, 2010
Community gardeners met this weekend in Manhattan for a Town Hall meeting and discussion about new Parks Department rules governing gardens. The rules were adopted three weeks ago to replace the expiring 2002 Attorney General's agreement between gardeners and the city.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Adrian Benepe, commissioner of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, discusses the new rules governing community gardens. Plus, Karen Washington, president of the New York City Community Garden Coalition board of directors, talks about why community gardens need to be recognized as permanent by the new NYC rules and regulations. Ben Shephard, a volunteer with the local environmental advocacy group Time's Up, also shares reactions from the community.
Monday, August 02, 2010
Advocates for New York City's community gardens delivered fresh produce to the steps of city hall Monday. They delivered the fruits and vegetables in protest over the expiration of the Garden Settlement of 2002, which protected community gardens from real estate developers. The temporary provisions expire next month.