The smugness imbued in everyone who moves to New York is so terrible and yet oh so justified.
You can’t have a test for what the owners’ personal views are before you decide to give a permit to do something in the city. You really don’t want to ask political beliefs or religious beliefs before you issue a permit, that’s just not government’s job.
Freedom of speech—everybody’s in favor of it as long as it’s what they want to hear. Well the only way that you have your freedom of speech is if you give other people freedom of speech…This is just a bad idea and it’s not going to happen in New York City.
This seems like a worthy cause. You can donate HERE.
Edible Schoolyard NYC is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 that works to incorporate health, wellness and sustainability into New York City’s public school curriculum through lessons taught in the garden and kitchen classroom. Our long-term goal is to combat childhood obesity by providing all of New York City’s 1.1 million public school students access to an edible education.
• More than 3 million New Yorkers live in neighborhoods where access to fresh fruits and vegetables is limited. Without the time, resources or knowledge about healthy food, too many low-income families fall victim to our broken food system.
• Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. Tragically, a childhood plagued by obesity can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or cancer. New York is consistently ranked among the top 5 states in adult obesity-related medical costs.
• With every meal, unhealthy eating habits get passed down to children. If we don’t make real changes now, today’s children will be the first generation with a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
“Say a child raises this beautiful beet. It’s going to give her a sense of ownership and that changes everything…America is a country of abundance, but our food culture is sad. Let’s stop with the excuses and start creating something better. Why not us? Why not now?”
– David Chang, Chef-Owner of Momofuku restaurants and James Beard award-winner