NY insights

NY’s Cheap Bananas; Are They Safe To Eat?

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The campaign towards healthier living and consuming more organic and healthy food is at the core of the New York City council’s health program. While there are perfect-looking produce available in supermarkets and whole foods shops, you can also find the same types of vegetables and fruits being sold on the streets for a much lower price. Because of the huge price difference, it’s not surprising that people are wondering, are those that are sold in the streets actually safe to eat? Take the case of bananas, for instance. A banana is a banana wherever it is sold in the […]

NY history

New Netherland and New York: Implicit Connections

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New York. The Big Apple, the Capital of the World, the City of Dreams – with so many great nicknames, one really stands out: The City So Nice, They Named It Twice. You have probably heard this one often, especially if you’re a fan of Gerard Kenny. But it’s not just the rhyming words or the fact that it came from a popular song. What makes it stand out is that the amazing history of New York coincides with the lyrics. This is the story of how New Netherlands came to be the New York we now know.     […]