Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Green Apple

This article is a little more than a year old, but no less fascinating.

How Green Is the Big Apple?
New York City ranks among the country’s most sustainable cities, owing primarily to its density and the fact that the majority of the population uses public transportation. But how green is it really? And how much greener can it be?

One of the more interesting statistics is that despite [or perhaps because of] New York's density, 26.8% of it's land is open space. Compare that with sprawling Los Angeles' 10.0% and lush Atlanta's 4.3%. New York also has the lowest obesity rate... well, that's a no-brainer.

I don't have a solid tie-in here, but wanted to include this: As John Flansburgh says, Everyone's you friend in New York City, and everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty.

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