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Prospect Heights Community Farm
Article, Resource filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by Linda Bilsens | No Comments | Updated on Nov 18, 2016

Video: Prospect Heights Community Farm Community Composting Feature

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/video-prospect-heights-community-farm/

At the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, we document and promote innovative uses of local power that can be used around the country. Community composting is a way that neighborhoods can take control of what could be waste, such as food scraps, and turn it into wealth, such as healthy soil. Prospect Heights Community Farm in Brooklyn shows… Continue reading

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Featured Article, Testimony filed under Independent Business | Written by Olivia LaVecchia | No Comments | Updated on Oct 10, 2016

ILSR’s Testimony at New York City Hearing on Retail Diversity and Neighborhood Character

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/ilsr-testimony-new-york-city-hearing-on-retail-diversity-and-neighborhood-character/

At a recent New York City Council hearing, ILSR submitted testimony examining the importance of locally owned businesses to the City, the crisis affecting them, and examples of effective and proven policy strategies to level the playing field for these businesses. Continue reading

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Featured Article, Resource filed under Energy, Energy Self-Reliant States | Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Mar 16, 2015

Listen: Can an Old Utility (dog) Learn New Tricks?

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/utility-dog-learn-tricks/

Arnie Arnesen interviewed ILSR’s Director of Democratic Energy John Farrell on WNHN’s The Attitude last week, seeking an answer to this question: can we expect electric utilities to embrace the energy sources of the future, like solar? Electric Utilities Play by the (Old) Rules Arnie and John discussed the hesitance of utilities to embrace innovation… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Feb 17, 2015

Still Time to Register for F2C 2015…But Hurry!

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/still-time-to-register-for-f2c-2015but-hurry/

If you are still contemplating whether or not to trek to New York City on March 2nd and 3rd for Freedom to Connect 2015, now is the time to take action. Tickets are going fast and seats are limited. ATTENDANCE IS BY REGISTRATION ONLY and this year the event is hot! Register online through EventBrite.com. A… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 19, 2014

New York Media’s MetroFocus Talks With Chris About City Wi-Fi

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/new-york-medias-metrofocus-talks-with-chris-about-city-wi-fi/

In an effort to bring better connectivity to New Yorkers, the City is transforming old pay phones into free Wi-Fi hotspots. Rick Karr, reporter for MetroFocus from New York Public Media, reached out to ILSR’s Chris Mitchell to discuss the project. Chris and Karr discuss the challenges faced by lower income people in our digital… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Apr 15, 2014

Crain’s New York Business: New York City Conduit Jam Packed

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/crains-new-york-business-new-york-city-conduit-jam-packed/

Crain’s New York Business recently published an article on the crowded conduit under New York City. The article complements the April 7 edition of This Week in Crain’s New York podcast, hosted by Don Mathisen. Empire City Subway (ECS), the crumbling subterranean network of conduit for telephone wires constructed in 1888, is so crowded underground… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Mar 12, 2014

Worth Reading: The Nation Promotes Community Networks in New York

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/worth-reading-the-nation-promotes-community-networks-in-new-york/

This post got lost in our system but we still wanted to publish it. The Nation ran an article by Maya Wiley, founder of the Center for Social Inclusion, calling on New York’s Mayor de Blasio to bring the “Two New Yorks” together with community broadband. Her article describes the Red Hook area of Brooklyn where… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Dec 18, 2013

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi is Coming to Harlem

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/nyc-mayor-bloomberg-announces-free-wi-fi-is-coming-to-harlem/

The City of New York plans to deploy free Wi-Fi in a 95-city-block radius in Harlem. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the plan on December 10.  According to the press release, the project will be divided into three phases with completion scheduled for May 2014. The New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications and… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on May 4, 2013

New Yorkers Envious of Lafayette and Chattanooga? Yes.

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/new-yorkers-envious-of-lafayette-and-chattanooga-yes/

In a recent New York Daily New article, Scott Stringer wrote about the Big Apple’s tech employment trends. He noted that more tech related positions now come to the city but those jobs still tend to elude women and people of color. He suggests looking at New York’s own workforce and offering better science and… Continue reading

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Article filed under Broadband | Written by Christopher | No Comments | Updated on Jan 9, 2013

Verizon Begs Regulators for Protection While Demanding Deregulation

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/verizon-begs-regulators-for-protection-while-demanding-deregulation/

From the “A Pox on Both Your Houses” files, Verizon is squaring off against greedy landlords in New York City as it tries to fix lines damaged by Superstorm Sandy. In short, Verizon needs access to the common areas of the multi-dwelling units (MDU or industry-speak for apartments) to fix or upgrade the lines. Verizon… Continue reading