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Walking Off the Big Apple

CUNY's Institute for Sustainable Cities blog is useful reading for topics like fracking, recycling, transportation, and green architecture.

Whether you live in a brownstone or a prewar or a glassy high-rise, you'll find lots of smart and fun style and DIY ideas from Fourth Floor Walk Up.

In a similar vein, Lexi Beach shows the appetizing results of her CSA Community Supported Agriculture hauls in The CSA Files.

The Smoking Nun ("pop culture with a saucy slant") occasionally does some nifty NYC tributes, like this roundup of
100 years of the NYC subway.

Microblogs not your thing? The Brooklyn Rail works on a big canvas (in print and online)—arts, politics and culture—
of the most populous borough.

Food? Or food? If the latter, check out the Chefs Feed app, available for iPhone (soon for Android and Blackberry), which features some of the city's best chefs and where they go for their favorite dishes. Free.

Cultural and literary notes, plus self-guided walks, courtesy of Walking Off the Big Apple, a strolling guide to New York City.

New York Museum Exhibitions, Winter 2011-12: A Selected List, With Openings in December, January, and February

The warm weather of late doesn't feel like a New York winter is around the corner, but at some point soon we're likely to be bundled up against the elements and heading out of doors. The art aficionados among us will be making our way to a favorite museum, handing over our big coats to the coat check department, and then strolling the comfortable galleries as the gently falling snow gathers in arcs on the windowsills and the chimney rooftops of the city. Or not. Sounds nice anyway.

December museum events include the opening of the new Portico Gallery for Decorative Arts and sculpture at The Frick Collection (December 13), an exhibition at Asia Society spotlighting Sarah Sze's process (December 13), and an exhibition for the art-surviving winner of Bravo's Work of Art TV series at the Brooklyn Museum (December 15).

Two exhibitions pack heat with crime-centered photography. Police Work: Photographs by Leonard Freed, 1972-1979 opens at the Museum of the City of New York on December 20, drawing our visual memories back to the gritty 1970s. The master image-maker of criminal New York from 1935 to 1946 is the subject of an ICP exhibition, Weegee: Murder Is My Business, opening January 20, 2012. We love those big popping flashbulbs that capture the perp in blinding harsh light.



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