Catch Cate Blanchett in a Streetcar Named Desire at the Brooklyn Academy of Music before it ends December 20. [BAM]
Get your last minute Christmas shopping done in Long Island City; you have ’til midnight. [LiqCity]
The most polluted air in NYC is in the Upper East Side, and the cleanest air is in Queens. [NYDN]
Stone Barns Center launches a new Cooking for Kids series (from breakfast to school snacks) in January. [StoneBarns]
The annual Christmas Bird Count will take place this weekend in Prospect Park. [PP]
The White House garden continues to grow in winter with the newly planted spinach, lettuce, carrots, mustard greens, chard, and cabbage. [AP]
The co-founder and editor-at-large at offMetro, Lauren is a sustainable travel specialist and freelance journalist with frequent bylines in National Geographic, Bicycling Magazine and Shape. Follow Lauren’s adventures at @laurenmati.