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Earth Day NYC

It’s officially Earth Month and we’re excited for the upcoming events surrounding sustainability that comes with it. The pinnacle of all Earth Month events is, of course, Earth Day NYC which, will take over Union Square on April 15th. Billed as the “most high-traffic Earth Day event in the country”, the event promises to be both […]

Cascade Mountain Winery View

If you’re ready to get out of the city and soak in the lush landscapes of the Hudson Valley while sipping on the best local wines, eating fresh farm-to-table foods, and listening to bands, we have the perfect event for you. Billed as “a very locally sourced food, wine & music festival”, the inaugural three-day Summertide festival (July […]

We’re huge fans of alternative transportation here at offMetro. Our website was founded to help others travel responsibly, and eight years later we’re still striving to see the world while impacting the environment as little as possible. Even in the spread-out United States, it’s entirely possible to enjoy a vacation while leaving your personal vehicle […]

Header photo by cartoonist and writer Bob Eckstein Protecting nature isn’t an easy assignment, especially in the midst of the growing specter of climate change. The Nature Conservancy, founded in 1951, is a leading organization undertaking the daunting task of safeguarding our fragile environment. Operating projects in 69 countries, the Nature Conservancy works to counteract pollution, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 19, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT Sarah L. Knapp, offMetro.com, Owner/Publisher 646-543-9246, contact@offmetro.com   offMetro joins the OutdoorFest family to connect more urban dwellers to local adventures, car optional.   NEW YORK (September 19, 2016) —   offMetro.com announced today that its award-winning green travel site has been acquired by OutdoorFest, the creator […]

Time's Up Rides

The members of the Time’s Up bike co-op have a passion for bicycles—the kind of passion that makes a person don a cape, a pink boa, and a top hat and ride through the streets proclaiming his love for the bike lane. Going on a bike ride with this eclectic group is like watching Sufjan […]

Red Hook Farm in happier times

“The whole farm was under two and a half feet of water,” said Ian Marvey, co-founder and executive director at Added Value Farms, a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote the sustainable development of Red Hook through projects like Red Hook Community Farm. Due to flooding of the Erie Basin and Gowanus Canal during […]

Another storm stabbed the city this week, a nuisance for some and a total nightmare for others—like the roughly 130,000 residents in the Rockaways, one of the areas hardest hit by Sandy. offMetro was there earlier this week, cleaning out water-logged basements, brandishing shovels and distributing supplies to desperate, confused, and power-less people. Here are […]