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Partner: BK Coop

Posted by bzapp

Ever wondered about the federal credit union in your neighborhood? Unlike a bank, why does a credit union require membership? Are there benefits? How do banks and credit unions compare? If you reside in a more progressive community, these financial questions may come up for you. We asked the Branch Manager of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union (BK Coop) in Bed Stuy, and she helped us (NYRP) navigate some answers to our questions…

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Why partner with NYRP

Posted by Leah Silver

Since starting The Bronx Brewery, we have always tried to support charitable and non-profit organizations that promote causes close to our hearts in the Bronx and around the city as much as we can. Giving back has been a core part of our company for five years. We’ve supported animal causes...

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NYRP Community Garden To Host ‘Lunchology’ Event

Posted by Leah Silver

Helping kids make healthy food choices is a challenge, especially during back-to-school time. It’s natural to seek the most convenient options for the sake of saving time and sanity. But with a little extra help, the convenient choices can be healthier, too!

Thanks to Fidelis Care and lifestyle expert Evette Rios, that extra help is here with the new initiative Lunchology: The Basics of Healthy School Lunches.

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Need some healthy meal ideas from the garden? You’re good to GROW!

Posted by Leah Silver

As summer comes to a close, gardens are yielding a bounty–and five New York Restoration Project community gardens near and dear to Fidelis Care are no exception.

Whether you’re getting fresh produce from one of these Fidelis Care-sponsored community gardens, or growing your own in your backyard, balcony or windowsill, you can never have too many ideas for what to do with your healthy harvest. That’s why we took stock of our NYRP community garden crops, and scoured the web for great recipes to give you a little inspiration in the kitchen.

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What You Don’t See

Posted by Stephen Buja

Walk past any of the hundreds of parks and gardens in New York City and look around. What do you see? Perhaps you see an array of red oaks or London planes, towering over small apartment buildings like giants. Or rolling meadows, filled with families and friends all enjoying a beautiful beneath the blue sky, far away from the smog and noise of the urban jungle. Or maybe you see hidden paths, winding through perfectly maintained brush, towards vales unknown or forgotten to time. Look around and you will see a park, a garden or even a forest, emerald islands amidst a sea of asphalt and concrete.

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July Plant of the Month: Hardy White Water Lily

Posted by Jason Sheets

As we enter into the dog days of summer our sweltering bodies tend to gravitate toward anything resembling an oasis. An outdoor space fitted with an aquatic feature is your salvation. Complete with aquatic plants, this space is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoor garden experience. Water features, whether a small pond or aquatic container, offer so much in increasing the diversity and ecosystem in an open space. They not only attract birds, beneficial insects, and pollinators but also can be a habitat for fish and reptiles. One of my favorite times of year is when our native hardy water lilies come into bloom. I can’t think of a more stunningly beautiful, symmetrically perfect flower one can come across in a garden setting.

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Movie Nights Are Back!

Posted by Natali Peralta

Come and have fun under the NYC sky with Ghostbusters 2! In this movie, The Ghostbusters discover that New York is headed for supernatural doom, with a river of slime bubbling beneath the city and an evil ancient sorcerer plotting everything. Can The Ghostbusters stop the world from being slimed? This is a family movie that you won't want to miss.

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The Walt Disney Company Celebrates 103rd Street Community Garden Expansion

Posted by Leah Silver

On Tuesday, June 14th we celebrated the expansion of the 103rd Street Community Garden in East Harlem. The Garden re-opening showcased the additional 2,200 square feet of space, bringing the total size of the garden to 17,600 square feet, approximately ½ an acre! This expansion was made possible from sponsor The Walt Disney Company and through materials and volunteer labor provided by The Home Depot, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Old Castle/Belgard.

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