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Tuesday, November 16th, 2010
12:52 am
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
3:48 pm
Forest Defense Party in NYC
Victoria’s Secret Victory
and Birthday Party
for Wetlands Activism Collective

On Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 PM, Wetlands Activism Collective, in conjunction with Times Up!, will hold a party to commemorate Victoria’s Secret’s recent commitment to phase out the use of paper pulp from endangered forests and increase use of recycled paper in its catalogs and to announce an upcoming National Day of Protest, April 21, targetting catalog companies that have yet to institute significant reforms. Victoria’s Secret’s announcement comes at the heels of 2 years of protests, street theater, and civil disobedience by Wetlands Activism Collective, ForestEthics, and other environmental groups. The party will also commemorate Wetlands Activism Collective’s 18th birthday. Founded as the social justice and environmental arm of the late, lamented Wetlands Preserve nightclub, Wetlands Activism Collective has devoted almost two decades to successful advocacy campaigns on issues like forest defense, anti-consumerism, animal rights, anti-globalization, indigenous people’s rights, resource waste, and labor rights.

The party will feature music with DJ Thadeaus and surprise guests, free food (prepared by Freegan.info; a project of Wetlands Activism Collective); a freegan fashion show; updates on forest defense campaigns featuring activists from Wetlands Activism Collective, Rainforest Relief, and ForestEthics, environmental films; and slideshows of exciting images from forest defense protests and direct actions.

No RSVP is required. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The party will be held at Times Up! environmental space at 49 East Houston Street between Mott and Mulberry. Take the B, D, F, or V to Broadway-Lafayette, 6 to Bleeker Street, or the N/R to Prince Street. For more information, call Wetlands Activism Collective at (201) 928-2831 or email activism@wetlands-preserve.org.
Tuesday, March 13th, 2007
1:20 pm
SuperVegan Birthday Party This Thursday!
SuperVegan.com is celebrating its first birthday with a huge free party--and you're invited! (As long as you're over 21.)

The best local restaurants have donated lots of yummy appetizers, and we'll also have birthday cake and great raffle prizes. Wash down your drinks with free food from:
  • Red Bamboo
  • Babycakes
  • 4 Course Vegan
  • Counter
  • Sacred Chow
  • and more!

The party is this Thursday, March 15, from 7:30-11pm at No Malice Palace, located at 197 East 3rd Street (between Avenues A & B).

SuperVegan.com has the best vegan guide to New York City Restaurants and a comprehensive Vegan Link Directory. Our Vegan Blog is updated regularly with the latest news and commentary. Says VegNews: "One thing's for sure about this site--its name does not deceive."

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(You can also friend superveganblog to keep up with SuperVegan on LiveJournal.)
Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007
7:21 pm
vegan in midtown?
hey does anyone know any good cheap vegan places around midtown? i have to meet people for lunch and it has to be in that area. i have no idea whats around there
Sunday, December 24th, 2006
8:05 pm
i need new shoes that are suitable for work- i hate wearing dress shoes and the dressiest thing i can deal with is mary jane type shoes. ive been looking all around for a pair that are man made. all of the vegan shoes i have found online are so expensive, does anyone know where i can find some cheap man made shoes that are comfortable and good for walking in nyc (i need something flat but with a good sole). help me!!
Monday, March 6th, 2006
2:44 pm
new nyc writers group!
i know some of you guys write other than just in journal format, so i figured i'd toss this out for your information...

attention everyone:

new writers group forming
we will be meeting every other wednesday night, beginning next wed., 3/15.
any type of writing welcome, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, journalism...just a fun forum to meet people, share some writing, drink some wine and eat some snacks. we will be rotating locations throughout the city with next weeks meeting being at my apt in the east village.

let me know if you're interested in participating! the more the merrier, and pass this on to any friends that might want to join!


Wednesday, January 11th, 2006
12:41 am
Media Requests for Freegans & Dumpster Divers!! (updated)
Freegan.info, a group and website promoting freeganism, has gotten a
ton of media requests lately from journalists all over the country
who want to find local freegans to interview.

Freeganism is a lifestyle based around adapting practical strategies
to minimize personal consumer impact, cut financial support for the
capitalist system that is destroying the earth and human and animal
lives, and create new methods for people to survive and thrive based
on sharing, mutual aid, social responsibility, and ecological
concern. Freegan practices include dumpster diving for food,
clothing, funiture, etc., squatting buildings, guerilla gardening,
train hopping, and more. If you aren't familiar with freeganism,you may be surprised to learn how many vegans number amongst us - to learn more
visit <http://freegan.info>http://freegan.info. Or for a quick
definition of freeganism, visit

We are still looking for people to talk to media about freeganism in
these cities/regions:

Albany, NY
Bakersfield, CA1.5 hours NE of LA
Bay Area, CA
Boston, MA
Canada (anwhere in the country)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Central FL
Central NY
Chicago, IL
Cincinatti, OH
Gainseville, FL
Ithaca, NY
Los Angeles, CA
Minneapolis, MN
New York, NY
Northern VA
Phoenix, AZ
Rochester, NY
Syracuse, NY
Tampa, FL
Toronto, CA
Vancouver, CA
Washington, DC
Wilmington NC

Connecticut (anywhere)
Maine (anywhere)
Massachusetts (anywhere)
New Hampshire (anywhere)
Rhode Island (anywhere)

Anywhere in the UK, especially
London. England
Southeast England
East Midlands, England
(Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire/Leicestershire/Lincolnshire/East Staffordshire)
Yorkshire, England

Anywhere in Australia

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested. If
you'd like to participate in a media story in any of the towns listed
below, call Adam at (201) 928-2831 or email adam@freegan.info
Saturday, December 17th, 2005
11:53 pm
gourmet vegan cookbooks

i want to buy my boyfriend's mom a vegan cookbook for christmas. she is an AMAZING chef, who has fun creating some vegan dishes for me (their whole fam are non-veggies).

and i have a bunch of vegan cookbooks that i love, but nothing quite up to her gourmet level.

so...this is where you help.

i need recommendations for nice gourmet vegan cookbooks!!

lots of love for anyone who helps me out <3 <3
Tuesday, September 27th, 2005
1:29 pm
Friday, September 9th, 2005
12:21 am
oops...i just posted without saying hi. um, hi :)
me: vegan for a few years now, i live in the east village, started veganinblack.com, record bands, dj at queer clubs & goth/industrial clubs, mac geek, just saying 'hi'!
:) hillary

Current Mood: nostalgic
Monday, September 5th, 2005
11:53 am
neck ties
I'm starting a new job where I'll need to wear a tie. I have a few silk ties from my pre-vegan days, but they're largely out of fashion, and I want to make a good first impression. Cloth ties don't do it for me--or at least not the ones I've seen for sale. I was thinking that I could both look good and avoid supporting worm harvests if I bought some used neckties.

Does anybody know of a good men's consignment shop in the city?

Monday, August 15th, 2005
8:09 pm
have any of you eaten at quintessence on 10th st? (between 1st and A)

i have heard some buzz about it, and went in there today...i could only afford a smoothie...its pretty pricey. but the menu looked absolutely incredible.

any first hand experiences?
Friday, August 12th, 2005
9:32 pm
i finally made it to kate's joint on ave b today.

thanks to those who recommeneded it.

it totally took care of my hung-over greasy food craving,

the karin burger? one of the best burgers i have ever had.
Thursday, August 11th, 2005
11:31 am
i really am itching for a new tattoo. i wrote to my favorite tattoo artist in NYC and asked if he uses vegan inks and he wrote me back this:

thanks for writing
there is no such thing as a vegan tattoo ink
anything that would be purely vegetable would get absorbed by the body and
fade and/or disappear completely
that said, we do our best to use the highest quality inks that are as
organic as possible and as harmless to the body as possible
if you would like to talk more, please visit our studio
i am here every day except thursday and sunday from 12:00-8:00 p.m.
we can discuss what you would like to do
mike bellamy
triple x tattoo

now, i KNOW this is bullshit. we've been discussing this over in veganpeople and it's just a fact. see here and other places.

does anyone know of any vegan-ink-friendly tattooists in the new york area?


x-posted to vegan_ny
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
11:16 am
question for everyone
when you go out to a restaurant that doesnt have vegan items specifically labeled how do you ensure that you are getting vegan food?
i find this particularlly difficult when getting asian, esspecially indian food.

the other day i was ordering indian take out, and i read through the menu carefully stearing clear of any items that included cream sauce, etc. i order indian food a lot and havent run into trouble in the past, so i didnt think to ask the person i spoke to, although even if i had i cant be gauranteed that they would have been particularly helpful. and when my food arrived, it was most deffinetly not vegan...the sauce was cream based. luckily my boyfriend was here to eat it for me.

how do you avoid this?

and also...if you order something that seems vegan on the menu and it comes out and is not vegan (this has happened to me when i've ordered salads that come out with grated cheese on it, etc)...do you send it back? i never have the guts to do this. i just normally dont eat it.

whats your take?

Monday, July 25th, 2005
10:44 pm
Hey I am Jess. I am 23 and I live in Jersey. I've been vegetarian for 6 years now. It would've been 7 but I took a year off for personal reasons. I would love to become vegan. I've eliminated a lot of dairy from my diet...but I am a sucker for cheese. It's been hard getting back into eating healthy again from eating meat for a year. I am trying to look for fairly easy yet filling recipes to make. I am in NYC all the time. My favorite vegan restaurant there is Kate's Joint over by Ave A.
Sunday, July 24th, 2005
10:33 pm
I'm Artemis, I live in Mamaroneck, NY, about 30 miles North of NYC, and I've been a vegetarian for (give or take) 2 years, and I'm not going back. I have a largely ironic factor in my life.. the sad thing is, my grandfather owns a cattle ranch in TX that raises meat cows, which means it will end up in my hands someday. It's immediately becoming a bunny farm (wild rabbits all over the place, they live and die naturally and undisturbed, I'm just keeping them away from the redneck fur hunters of that particular spot in Texas) when it's signed to me.

That, and I'm straight edge (no drugs/alcohol, no casual sex) and... my mom and stepdad sell beer for a living. :-\

Right now I'm in California with family friends, so I've been with and around many others of the same diet, which is a relief from Mamaroneck, where there's about... what... 2 vegetarians and some don't even know what the word MEANS?

I'm on line fairly often, so if you want to talk about... um... whatever, my screenames are as followed:

AIM= loyalxev (you're most likely to catch me here, but who knows)
AIM= crazyxnorwegian
Yahoo= bimboonwheels
MSN= soljiaz

Thanks ;)
In good health,

Current Mood: amused
10:55 pm
Vegan BBQ Potluck in Prospect Park
Hi! The Post Punk Kitchen in hosting a picnic thingy in Prospect Park this Saturday July 30th from noon till whenever. Enter at the 5th street and Prospect Park West entrance, walk past the picnic house and we will be somewhere to the left of there by the field.

More dicussion on the ppk boards. Hope people can show up and check out my wiffle ball skills.
10:32 pm
okay. i`m not actually from NY, but i`m visiting NYC for four days next month with my family, and i`m wondering what are some great places to dine at. we`re staying near Times Square from August 7-10, and i want to find some great resturants. my mother &brother are omnivores [:\], so i`m looking for some options for them too.
9:32 pm
Hey, I just joined. I think I was the first one?

Well, I'm Katt and I'm a vegan (only been a month), I've been vegetarian for 2 years. I don't live in New York, but close enough to go there quite often and dine in the wonderful East Village.

Has anyone been to Red Bamboo or Teany?
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