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Two dozen goats were unleashed in Manhattan’s Riverside park last week to get to work chomping down on invasive weeds. Crowds of spectators went to the park Wednesday to witness the ceremonial “running of the goats,” as the animals were released into the area, where they enjoyed a multi-course meal of Japanese knotweed, porcelain berry, multiflora rose, and even poison ivy. “Putting them to work in ‘Goatham’ is like treating them to an all-you-can-eat buffet,” said Dan Garodnick, the president and CEO of the Riverside Park Conservancy. “It’s healthy for the goats, and it’s good for the environment. That’s farm to table.”
Thanks to their hard work, five of these hungry creatures will be staying at Riverside park until the end of August to eat their fill across two acres of park. The public can even vote for their favorite to determine which goat is the GOAT (Greatest of All Time). Voters can show their support for Buckles, Chalupa, Mallemar, Ms. Bo Peep, and Skittles for the title, and the winner will be announced at the end of the summer.
By Alejandra Pollak, Originally published September 14, 2021 New York Fashion Week (NYFW) took place from September 8th through 14th. On its final night, all eyes were on the Met Gala in New York City, arguably fashion’s biggest night of the year. Designers, models, celebrities, influencers, and the media — the entire fashion world — […]
The McDonald’s toys you grew up loving (and then losing under the seats in your mom’s car) are going green. The iconic toys that come in every meal will soon be made mostly from corn and other sustainable materials instead of petroleum-based plastics. The company hopes to make the transition complete across all stores globally […]
Bike riders and commuters across the nation will be getting some special benefits for purchasing an electric bicycle. Included in President Biden’s $3.5 trillion budget plan is $7.4 billion in tax credits for e-bike purchases. The administration hopes that it can encourage more people to choose biking instead of driving to help curb transportation emissions, […]
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