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Shrimp, aquaculture, New York, Newburgh, Orange County, Jean Claude Frajmund, Eco Shrimp Garden, Hudson Valley, Leon Kaye

How a Hudson Valley Entrepreneur is Transforming the Shrimp Industry

Eco Shrimp Garden's first project contains scores of indoor pools where shrimp are raised inside a retrofitted mattress factory in the town of…
Impossible Foods, David Chang, Momofuku, Beyond Meat, Just Mayo, vegan, vegetarian, Leon Kaye, Beyond Meat, Hampton Creek

Impossible Foods’ Vegan ‘Bloody Burger’ Hits NYC Food Scene

The completely plant-based burger that oozes a primal red color when squeezed is on the menu at one of Momofuku’s NYC restaurants.
Public transportation, ridesharing, Uber, New York, smart cities, Leon Kaye, rail

Uber Takes on New York’s MTA with Cheap Rides in Manhattan

New Yorkers can now score a two-week unlimited UberPool commuting fare card for just $49. That makes Uber rides around much of Manhattan…
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Trump Tower’s Public Gardens Aren’t as Public as They Should Be

Tucked inside Trump Tower is a collection of gardens and atriums open to the public. Never heard of them? You're not alone. And…
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Splacer Taps Into the Power of the Sharing Economy

What Airbnb does for longer-term home stays, Splacer does for short-term event spaces.
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New York City Passes Disposable Bag Fee

The New York City Council passed a five-cent fee on disposable shopping bags last week. Will more cities follow suit?
WeLive Spaces

This Startup Makes Living in a Tiny Room in NYC Look Dope

From mailrooms and laundry rooms that double as bars and event spaces to roof decks and hot tubs, WeLive challenges traditional apartment living…
Brooklyn, New York, microgrids, clean energy, solar, renewables, clean technology, Leon Kaye

Brooklyn Microgrid Seeks to Disrupt NYC’s Power Monopoly

Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to…
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New York Uber Drivers Rage Against the Machine

Earlier this week Uber drivers rallied in New York City against the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent for the popular…
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What’s Old is New Again: The Future of Mass Transit in New York City

New York has always prided itself on its mass transit, but any New Yorker will bemoan the pitfalls of daily commuting: overcrowding, delays,…
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Record Homelessness Spurs California, NYC and Hawaii to Act

Both Los Angeles and Hawaii recently declared states of emergency because of escalating homelessness in their states. The answers proposed in the two…
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Jet Blue Greens Up JFK Airport with Organic Potato Farm

Call it JFK Airport's farm-to-tray program. With any luck and a whole lot of tender loving care, Jet Blue passengers will be able…
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Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…
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ConBody: Sick Workouts with a Side of Social Justice

As Coss Marte, founder of New York City startup ConBody, puts it: When ex-cons leave prison, "that's when the sentence really begins." Formerly…
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Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…