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3 celery stalks
2 small pears
3 kale (Tuscan cabbage) leaves
Big handful of parsley

Wash all produce well. Add ingredients through juicer and enjoy!

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Uptown Restaurant Week



Stuck in a winter rut? Grab a friend and explore all that Uptown Grand Central has to offer during Uptown Restaurant Week Monday, January 23, to Friday, February 10. 

You’ll find specials along East 125th Street and Park Avenue for just $8! Offers are good seven days a week, from opening to closing time.

The Uptown Grand Central initiative is a collaboration of merchants and neighbors along the east side of 125th Street who work together to enrich the area through collaboration, research, and creative community projects.

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Health Benefits of Grapefruit


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Making Black Gold

Low-Cost Composting Equipment

The NYC Compost Project sells at-cost compost bins and equipment suitable for urban composting to NYC residents. Items must be picked up (all fit easily into a vehicle); delivery is not available.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • ½ medium chopped onion
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • ½ lb fresh broccoli (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup carrot, julienned
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 8 ounces grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Saute the onion in 1 tablespoon melted butter and set aside. In a large pot whisk together the melted butter and flour over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Slowly whisk in the half and half and chicken stock. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  3. Add the broccoli, carrots, and onions. Let them simmer on medium low for about 25 minutes until the broccoli and carrots are tender.
  4. Add nutmeg, salt and pepper and sharp cheddar cheese. Let the cheese melt and then serve.

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About Community Greens

It takes more than a village to raise a child in today's world. The world is more than flat or round or sun and moon. It's also the village on the other side of the river. The objects in the sky are different from their view. Community Greens, griot-like, tells a story. I invite you to share my view.

Chuck Vasser


Clean Eating

Clean Eating is simply the practice of avoiding processed and refined foods and basing your diet on whole foods. But there’s more to a Clean Eating plan. You can structure your diet to get proper nutrition, help manage diseases, avoid developing diseases in the first place, lose weight, remove toxins, and just feel better.

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Anyone can join a garden. With more than 600 gardens across the five boroughs, potential members and volunteers should choose carefully. To aid in your search, GreenThumb has provided a Garden Finder from GardenMaps.

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There are more of us people of color out there than you realize and we are coming together to express our concerns, ideas and sit at the table!

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