Author Archives: Yudith Ho

Sharing the message: Red Jacket Orchards CSA in Fort Greene

Before the sun rose on November 17, farmers for the Red Jacket Orchards began picking apples from their orchards to share with their Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) members. Within less than 24 hours, these apples have arrived at the Urban … Continue reading

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Enchanted Toy Store: The Magic of Being a Child

Gloria Mills is the buyer and one of the founders of Enchanted, a toy store in the Upper East Side that strictly stocks no electronics or plastic. “Electronics, like game boys, are didactic. They tell the children what to do,” … Continue reading

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Ukuleles: A Piece of Hawaiian Hospitality

Organizer of the New York Ukulele MeetUp Group Makalina speaks about how she found the four strings that now defines her lifelong passion. The group meets every Fridays and Saturdays at the Uke Hut, a little piece of Hawaii located … Continue reading

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Fast Walkers Walk Fast Because They Must

The survey results are in but answers are still at large. As of November 12, slow walkers are still underrepresented in the survey, making up only two of the 14 responses. This raises the question of whether there are simply … Continue reading

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How to Improve Relief Efforts in Mentawai Islands

Dorita Setiawan, a researcher at the Columbia University School of Social Work, gives us her take on the disaster in Mentawai and suggests ways of improving the disaster recovery and management efforts there. Continue reading

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Fast Versus Slow Walkers in New York City

A great divide stands between fast walkers and slow walkers in New York City, but what is it that makes someone fast or slow? Continue reading

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Gum Splotch Capital of the World

Congested streets, subway stations and even manicured areas of NYC are suffering from severe gum acne, but there are many solutions to this sticky problem. Continue reading

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Killer Bikers Invade NYC!

Most of us are used to speeding taxis and distracted drivers making our stroll across Times Square that little bit more dangerous, but the less obvious threat travels on two wheels. Continue reading

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