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Restaurants Growing Vegetables in Milk Crates

Urban restaurateurs with plenty of left over milk crates and not enough vegetables have discovered a novel solution: Savvy urban restaurateurs from New York to California have recently discovered that growing their own produce, whether on a rooftop farm or a neighboring site, is easier than trekking to local farmer’s markets or buying from suppliers—and it provides lots of publicity.


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Gotham Greens: Urban Rooftop Greenhouse

Gotham Greens is the the country’s first commercial urban rooftop greenhouse.


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Harlem Entrepreneur Finds Opportunity In Television

UBC-TV, for Urban Broadcasting Co., is guided by CEO and President Peggy Dodson, a former jazz singer who has run a self-empowerment company for more than a decade.


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An Urban Village Just for Teachers?

Developer Ron Beit and legendary architect Richard Meier are transforming downtown Newark, NJ with eight new buildings on four square blocks called Teachers Village.


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Gondolas: Future of Urban Transport?

“We kind of got into an interesting discussion on why we have a fixation on rail-based transit,” McDaniel told Wired.


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Lightweight Soil for Rooftop Gardens

Springwise: “CitySoil, a newly launched product from a Canadian startup by the same name, is an eco-friendly, ultra-lightweight soil engineered for weight-restricted rooftop gardens and green roof installations.