Local Honey, Smart Parking, Urban Homesteading, Street Art Made By Erasing Dirt, and High Line Park Book

NYC DOT will be insti­tut­ing new high tech park­ing man­age­ment in 2012. In other tran­sit news, res­i­den­tial park­ing per­mits are being con­sid­ered. Think Progress rumi­nates on the pluses and minuses of urban home­steading. Moose Ben­jamin Cur­tis scrubs city dirt and grime to make street art. There’s a new book out the mak­ing of the High Line Park. Life­hacker gushes over local honey. Find out where to find a pro­ducer of local honey in your neigh­bor­hood.

Streets­blog New York City » NYC DOT to Roll Out Smart Park­ing Tech in 2012by Noah Kazis on Novem­ber 7, 2011 New York City is mov­ing for­ward with plans to use sen­sors to improve park­ing man­age­ment, along the lines of San Francisco’s pio­neer­ing SFPark sys­tem. The pro­gram will be unveiled next year, Trans­porta­tion Com­mis­sioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced at a con­fer­ence on trans­porta­tion and tech­nol­ogy held last Fri­day at Colum­bia University.














Reserved park­ingCity res­i­dents may soon get the exclu­sive right to park on the streets where they live. After years of false starts, state and city leg­is­la­tors are seri­ously look­ing at a plan to estab­lish res­i­den­tial park­ing per­mits in the Big Apple.

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Urban Home­steading is a Pop­u­lar Trend, but It’s also Ruf­fling Some Feath­ersby Cole Mellino Urban home­steading, in which house­holds grow their own food and often raise ani­mals for food in an urban envi­ron­ment, is becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar as peo­ple decide to opt out of our glob­al­ized, indus­tri­al­ized agri­cul­tural sys­tem. Con­cerned about the state of agri­cul­ture and the impact our farm­ing meth­ods are hav­ing on […]














Dr. Dirt: Street artist scrubs images into the urban land­scapePhoto: c/o MooseS­treet artist Moose Ben­jamin Cur­tis was hav­ing some dif­fi­culty with the police. The offi­cers had just arrested him for cre­at­ing designs on a wall in South Lon­don. But it was com­pli­cated — as things often are when Moose is involved.

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Buy Local Honey to Make Sure You’re Really Get­ting Honey, and Sup­port Local Bee­keep­ersA report by Food Safety News ear­lier this week claims that the major­ity of the honey avail­able in most gro­cery and depart­ment stores in the United States doesn’t legally meet the def­i­n­i­tion of “honey.” It’s been “ultra-filtered,” in order to pro­duce a super-clear prod­uct that won’t crystallize.














Local Honey — Local­Har­vestBees are social insects, cousins of wasps and ants. Bees are very use­ful in nature as flower pol­li­na­tors, and as a side job, they pro­duce lots of good prod­ucts for us, like honey, beeswax, pollen, and royal jelly. Honey has been found to have med­i­c­i­nal qual­i­ties, par­tic­u­larly when applied top­i­cally to burns, wounds, and ulcers.