Greenmarket Food Scrap (Compost) Collection Schedule

Every Sunday Lucas and I drop off our compost over at one of the Greenmarket collection sites

It is a pretty awesome concept. Usually I save our compostable food scraps in our freezer and by Sunday we do a drop off. Below are the current sites and times as indicated on their website. Also, keep in mind that there are specific items that are considered "compostable" and those that are NOT. If you are unsure, here is a list

It is great to help compost, it does a tremendous for our environment! 


BronxBronx Borough Hall Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 161st StTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

BronxBronxWorks Fresh Food Box
1130 Grand Concourse, lobbyWednesdays3:30pm–6:30pmGrowNYC

BronxParkchester Greenmarket
Westchester Ave & White Plains RdFridays
Closed for the season8am-3pmGrowNYC

BronxPoe Park Greenmarket
Grand Concourse & 192nd StTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-1:30pmGrowNYC

BrooklynBay Ridge Greenmarket
3rd Ave & 95th StSaturdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynBoro Park Greenmarket
14th Ave b/t 49th & 50th StThursdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmGrowNYC

BrooklynBrooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket
Court & Montague



BrooklynCarroll Gardens Greenmarket
Carroll St b/t Smith & CourtSundays8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynCortelyou Greenmarket
b/t Argyle & Rugby RdsSundays8am-1pmDSNY

BrooklynFt. Greene Greenmarket
Washington Park at DeKalbSaturdays8am-3pmGrowNYC

BrooklynGrand Army Plaza Greenmarket
NW corner of Prospect ParkSaturdays8am-3:30pmGrowNYC

BrooklynMcCarren Park Greenmarket
Union Ave and DriggsSaturdays8am-2pmGrowNYC

BrooklynSunset Park Greenmarket
4th Ave b/t 59th & 60th Sts

Closed for the season


BrooklynWilliamsburg Greenmarket
Taylor St and Lee AveThursdays
Closed for the season8am-3pmGrowNYC

BrooklynWindsor Terrace – PS 154 Greenmarket
PS 154 11th Ave b/t Sherman & Windsor PlSundays
Closed for the season9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan57th St Greenmarket
57th St & 9th AveSaturdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan79th St Greenmarket
79th & ColumbusSundays9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan82nd St Greenmarket
82nd St b/t 1st & YorkSaturdays9am-1pmDSNY

Manhattan94th Street Greenmarket (92nd St Relocation)
1st Ave b/t 94th & 96th Sts

Closed for the season


Manhattan97th Street Greenmarket
W 97th & ColumbusFridays8am-2pmGrowNYC


175th Street Greenmarket
175th St & WadsworthThursdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

ManhattanAbingdon Square Greenmarket
W12th St & 8th AveSaturdays8am-1pmDSNY

ManhattanBowling Green Greenmarket
Broadway at Battery PlaceTuesdays8am-2pmBattery

ManhattanColumbia University Greenmarket
Broadway b/t 114th & 115th StsSundays

ManhattanDag Hammarskjold Plaza Greenmarket
E 47th St & 2nd AveWednesdays8am-3pmGrowNYC

ManhattanFort Washington Greenmarket
168th Street & Ft. Washington AveTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-3pmGrowNYC

ManhattanInwood Greenmarket
Isham b/t Seaman & CooperSaturdays8am-12pmNYRP

ManhattanMount Sinai Greenmarket
Madison Ave b/t 98th & 99th StsWednesdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

ManhattanSt. Mark's Church Greenmarket
E 10th St & 2nd AveTuesdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmGrowNYC

ManhattanStuyvesant Town Greenmarket
South end of Stuyvesant Town OvalSundays
Closed for the season9:30am-1pmDSNY

ManhattanTompkins Square Greenmarket
E 7th St & Ave ASundays8am-1pmDSNY

ManhattanTribeca Greenmarket
Greenwich St at ChambersSaturdays, year round
Mar 4 - Dec. 23, 20158am-1pm



ManhattanTucker Square Greenmarket
66th St at Columbus AveSaturdays


ManhattanUnion Square Greenmarket
NE Section of Union Square ParkMon, Wed, Fri, Sat8am-5pmLES Ecology Center

QueensForest Hills Greenmarket
South side of Queens Blvd & 70th AveSundays8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

QueensJackson Heights Greenmarket
34th Ave b/t 77th & 78th StsSundays8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

QueensSocrates Sculpture Park Greenmarket
Vernon and BroadwaySaturdays
Closed for the season8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

QueensSunnyside Greenmarket
Skillman Ave b/t 42nd & 43rd StSaturdays8am-2pmBIG!NYCCP

Staten IslandSt. George Greenmarket
St. Marks & Hyatt StSaturdays8am-1pmDSNY

Staten IslandStaten Island Mall Greenmarket
Richmond Ave entrance (Parking Lot)Saturdays
Closed for the season8am-1pmDSNY

Happy healthy living! 



The Ever So Elegant Lafayette NY

Last Tuesday my husband and I had the chance to dine at Lafayette NY, an elegant French café and bakery located in the beautiful heart of NoHo. The design and decor is very Parisian and the food was beyond delectable and the overall customer service was very delightful. The entire experience exceeded my expectations. Their croissants are worthy of being devoured, especially the coconut, banana, chocolat croissant! It was pure heaven. The soft scrambled eggs were amazing and they had almond milk for our lattes!!! 

I can't wait to go again! My new favorite date place with the husband. <3



Happy National Coffee Day!

In honor of National Coffee Day I had a hemp milk latte today at a beautiful coffee shop today located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, called Birch. 

I also, found a really awesome vegan coffee beverage from Whole Foods Market by Rawpothecary; a coffee protein shake with 18 grams of plant protein! It is nut-free and dairy-free! 

How did you celebrate National Coffee Day? 



My Friend's Art Exhibition: Allie Olson

This week I had an opportunity to view my good friend Allie Olson's pop-up solo art exhibition entitled TRANSPARENT.  I admire her work not just because she's a friend but because her work is backed by emotion, pain, love, sensitivity, and curiosity. 

One of the many things that I have always loved about Allie is her willingness to learn and soak up new experiences. Her work also expresses her desire to overcome adversities and delve into the world of infinite possibilities. 

I love it. I encourage you all to take a look at Ms. Allie Olson's work, because she is living her dream and her passion. You all can find and live your passions too. Don't accept the roles society hands to you. You can have so much more. 

Happy healthy living! 



My Cousin's Beautiful Wedding

Last Saturday I attended my cousin's beautiful wedding. It was a blast and I enjoyed seeing my gorgeous family members. We are all so spread out geographically; so it is always a pleasure when we can come together. 

My cousin looked amazing. Here are some pictures from that day. Congratulations Andrea and Alex! 



outfit details: Asos unitard, steve madden strap sandals, cape blazer by BCBG Max Azria 

Beach Day...

Since Lucas is off from camp this week, we decided to take do a beach day. We chose Coney Island due to its ease to get to. It was a week day so it wasn't overly congested. It served as a quick getaway without the need to rent a car, drive out, and deal with traffic. We had fun, built a sand castle, flew a kite, found seashells and rocks, and jumped into the ocean. My blowout was no longer a blowout once we arrived. The humidity and moisture had a field day with my hair, but it still looked cool, lol! Oh well...

Fun day in the sun with my loves!



Sunday Was Like....

Had a very simple Sunday today. Lucas and I dropped off our compost earlier, while Greg was working, we then attended a kid's show hosted by the Central Park Conservatory, and ended the evening with dinner at Community located in Morningside Heights, here in Manhattan. Below are some of the highlights. 

I hope you had a glorious day as well! 



Photo credit: Gregory Guerrier  

Movie Night: Mary Poppins On Another Island

One of the awesome aspects of living in NYC as a parent is that there are never ending events, programs, and activities to do!  I often use sites like to find out daily events here in Manhattan. The pictures here are from today's movie night on Roosevelt Island that featured the classic film, Mary Poppins. We did unfortunately, loose Lucas' stuffed monkey somewhere along our trek. Despite that, It was fun overall.  We had a good time and ended with a tram ride back into Manhattan. Oh and yes, I did blow out my hair. Hopefully it doesn't get too frizzy as the days progress. :-) 

It was yet another glorious evening here in NYC. 



Pictures by both Gregory Guerrier and I 

Another Monday...

I was fortunate to spend my morning with my husband while our son was in camp. We decided to stop by an old favorite historical DJ shop, Rock & Soul. It is known as  "one of New York City's longest standing independent record stores, and is among the oldest and most famous DJ shops in the world". We checked out some vinyl records and mixers. 

After that we headed toward Riverside Drive and fell in love with a gorgeous sail boat at the dock, which we snapped this lovely photo below. 

All in all, it was a glorious Monday. Namaste day to you! 




Photo credit: Gregory Guerrier 

4th of July At The South Street Seaport

For the 4th of July we decided to head down to the South Street Seaport. I must admit, it wasn't the best view but it was comfortable and had a great ambiance.  There were a plethora of food vendors, live music, restrooms, and space to lay out. As a parent that was ideal. 

We found this one food vendor called Chickpea & Olive  that had the most incredible vegan beet burgers! Omg! I am craving them some more! They also have a gluten-free menu!

Hope you had a wonderful holiday!