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

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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.