Health and Healthy Living in Brooklyn NY
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Where to Bike, Run, Swim, Kayak, Sail, Golf, Ride a Horse, Skate, Ski and More
Brooklyn's about as urban a place as exists in America, but you can find ten ways to exercise outdoors in Brooklyn: bike, run, swim, sail, horseback ride golf, skate, ski and more. There are 150 public tennis courts in Brooklyn, ten public bocce courts, eight quarter-mile public jogging tracks, and four public Olympic-size pools (with another...
YES, THERE'S CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING IN BROOKLYN, NY
Brooklyn residents don't have to travel to Vermont to put some miles on those Nordic skis in a memorable setting. You want picturesque? Brooklyn's got picturesque. Just be prepared to take your skis to where the sights are. There are no groomed trails. And you can't rent cross-country skis or get tips on your telemark technique, either....
When winter weather slams the Northeast and closes Brooklyn schools, cabin fever can set in as kids and parents are trapped indoors. Here are some tips on what you can do to get outdoors and enjoy the snowfall.
Best Restaurants in Brooklyn
Before choosing a restaurant in Brooklyn, check to see what grade it got from the New York City Department of Health. Here's how to a)find out whether your favorite restaurant got an A for food hygiene, and b) what do those big letters in the restaurant windows mean?
How Far is the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor from Brooklyn NY?
How far is Indian Point Nuclear Reactor from Brooklyn?
Which Park Slope,Carroll Gardens,Williamsburg,Fort Greene Restaurants Got "A" ?
"A" Rated Brooklyn Restaurants, A rated restaurants Park Slope, A rated restaurants Park Slope, A rated restaurants Williamsburg, A rated restaurants Fort Greene, A rated restaurants Carroll Gardens,
Is Brooklyn Vulnerable to an Earthquake at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor Upstate?
Is Brooklyn Vulnerable to an Earthquake at Indian Point Nuclear Reactor in Upstate NY?In the aftermath of the immense 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan, politicians and pundits began to re-examine the question of whether the greater New York area could suffer an earthquake, and what impact it might have on a 40-year old nuclear reactor in...
Stressed by 9-11 Anniversary,Brooklyn NY?Cope with PTSD!Get Free DoD Mobile App
Regarding September 11 in Brooklyn NY: The US Dept. of Defense has launched a new consumer mobile phone app to help people deal with post traumatic stress disorder by breathing. Developed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, it was released in June and July 2011, just in time for New York, and Brooklyn in particular, to figure...
About September 11th Anniversary: PTSD? Anxious & Stressed? Here's 1 Way to Cope
Regarding September 11 in Brooklyn New York: The US Dept. of Defense is offering consumers a mobile phone app to help people deal with post traumatic stress disorder by breathing. Developed by the National Center for Telehealth and Technology, it was released in June and July 2011, just in time for New York, and Brooklyn, to cope with painful...
Free Coupons for Fresh Food with EBT at 23 Brooklyn Farmers Markets—Health Bucks
A new city wide program enables people using food stamps to obtain $2 Health Bucks certificates for every $5 spent with EBT at participating farmers markets from July 1 to November 15 for purchase of fresh fruit and vegetables. This boosts their food budget by forty percent. Twenty three Brooklyn farmers markets participate, but not every single...
7 Places to Cool Off in Brooklyn during Extreme Heat Waves-Air Conditioned Spots
Where to get cool during summer heat wave in Brooklyn? Find out where to go for air conditioning, cooling centers, summer breezes, pools and more. Stay healthy, stay cool!
Essential Things to Do When a Hurricane Threatens Brooklyn New York
Hurricanes can cause havoc in Brooklyn. Find out what to do, who to contact, what to put in a Go Bag and more.
Preparing for a Storm or Hurricane in Brooklyn: What You Should Know
Is a storm coming our way? Find out what you need to know to protect your self and your family, as well as your home, in Brooklyn.
10 Basic Items to Keep in Your Home Emergency Supply Kit
Are you ready in case some natural disaster or man-made crisis requires you and your family to stay indoors for a few days? It could happen, for instance, in the event of a big snow storm or hurricane, a terrorist attack or nuclear incident at Indian Point. Here's what the NYC Department of Health recommends that you need to stash away for,...
Car Accidents: 8 Driver Do's & Don'ts In Hurricanes, Floods & Storms that Flood
The weather pattern's changing with global warming. During 2011's Hurricane Irene, for instance, there was flooding in hundreds of vacation spots visited by Brooklynites, from Connecticut to Vermont to Maryland's beaches. Did you know that most flood related deaths are related to driving mistakes? Find out what to do, and what to avoid, when...
Guns in Brooklyn New York: Legal & Illegal Guns, Gun Buy Backs, Advocacy Groups
Gun ownership is contested on the national stage, but Brooklyn has enjoyed a decline in gun related violence since the 1990s. However, illegal firearm possession remains a problem. City wide gun buy back programs regularly remove dozens of lethal weapons from some of Brooklyn's most dangerous neighborhoods. Proposed national legislation to...
10 Tips for Managing Halloween Candy — Ideas for Parents of Obese,Diabetic Kids
Halloween can be tough for kids and families of diabetics — and in Brooklyn and nationwide, there's been a huge increase in diabetes and obesity among youngsters. You can't avoid Halloween candy. It's everywhere — in the stores, at school, at friends' homes, in after school venues. And on Halloween day, it's everywhere. So, what to do?
How Many Calories Can You Burn Walking Across the Brooklyn Bridge?
For dieters, every calorie counts. And who isn't watching their weight these days? A walk across the Brooklyn Bridge seems like it's good exercise, right? Enough to merit a meal of pizza at a DUMBO pizzeria or a croissant at Almondine? Find out how many calories it will burn.
New Years in New York: How & Where to Get Your Free MetroCard, or $15 for a Cab
For New Years, New York City is distributing over $30,000 worth of free subway and bus rides, and debit cards to use for cabs and car services. It's not a holiday gift; rather, these freebies are meant to reduce DWI and the number of drunk drivers on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Find out what the deal is — and how to get your free...