info 01.7.11

Green Day

The most impactful of Mayor Bloomberg's multiple terms as Mayor may well turn out to be the appointment of Janette Sadik-Khan as the DOT's Commissioner in 2007. Read more about Sadik-Khan in this Grist interview. [Photo: Olugbenro Ogunsemore]

This weekend, take your Christmas tree to MulchFest where it can be recycled into wood chips. There are 35 chipping sites throughout the five boroughs and an additional 35 drop-off locations.

At Exit Art, 475 10th [36th] 212.966.7745, Fracking: Art and Activism Against the Drill, an exhibition highlighting the dangers posed by this practice and artists' response to it. On Wednesday, January 12th, 7-9pm, the gallery hosts Fracking and Its Effects, a panel discussion hosted by actor Mark Ruffalo, moderated by activist Tracy Carluccio. $5.
[Artwork: Christy Rupp]

The partially completed Brooklyn Greenway4.5 miles completed, 9.5 to go, needs your support.

NYC puts the world's first hybrid street sweeper to work.

Killed by the new House: The Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

How can I learn more about fracking? Answer

Travels to Wilmette, Illinois for pancakes

skint - adj. british slang (1930-35)
lacking funds, broke, bust, stone-broke, impecunious

Around town this weekend, courtesy of the skint: a daily listing of free and cheap things to buy, see, do and eat in New York.

sat 9pm: melancholy singer-songwriter sharon van etten brings her haunting songs to bowery ballroom, $12 adv, $15 dos.

sun 3pm: no pickpocket worries here! join hundreds of slacks-free strap-hangers during improv everywhere's 10th annual no pants subway ride. 6 meeting points converge in union square.

thru 1/9: friends of dorothy: an oz cabaret: 'pasties, and glitter, and drag, oh my!' transport yourself (hopefully not by tornado) to galapagos art space for a burlesque/vaudeville/circus twist on dorothy's trip to the land of bras. $20 adv, $25 door. [the website was down for galapagos when we went to publish.]

thru 1/15: the sixth annual coil festival at ps 122 showcases 17 companies and 100+ theatre, dance and multi-media artists, incl. the debate society, jack ferver, more. $20 each, 5 for $55.

sat thru 1/30: escape the slush pit outside and bask nolita's 'park here', an indoor park with grass, trees and food carts. on 1/8, robicelli's will be serving their famous cupcakes (chicken n' waffles!) in honor of winning the people's choice for best cupcake in 2010 and one of the top 10 sweet treats in nyc by serious eats. 201 mulberry st. bet kenmare + spring.

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