This weekend, the New York Times real estate section reported on a burgeoning market for heated sidewalks in the city’s tonier neighborhoods. Among the benefits:
“It’s just really nice to have a pristine, sometimes dry, heated area,” he said. “It provides a nice runway before you get into the building.”
Perhaps no one enjoys the amenity more than four-legged residents and their owners. “Look, it’s nasty out,” said David Finkel, a partner at Ludlow Lofts, a 13-unit condominium with heated sidewalks between Broome and Grand Streets that his family developed in 2000. “You’re not going for a mile walk. You want to take the dog out really quickly to the nearest signpost or fire hydrant very near your building so the dog can run out and do its business.”
Not having to worry about the salt or the snow, “that is absolutely a great thing,” he said, recalling how he had once tried to put booties on his late, beloved Shih Tzu, Ludlow. “He just kicked them off like one of those punching nuns.” With the heated sidewalk, he said, “we never had to worry about it.”
–“Ditch the Snow Shovel”
Glad to see our fine reporters are focusing on the important stuff.
Fall and year-end round up for Tracie McMillan, author, The American Way of Eating.
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Check it: Fall highlights, and many thanks, for a crazy year.
I loved iCompendium, who I would recommend ANY DAY, but I needed to better-manage all my online text. So: courtsey of the talented folks at ALR Design and Team Eight, check out the new, improvedtraciemcmillan.com. Need info on my professional work? This is your one-stop shop. I’d love to hear your feedback, so please don’t be shy! You can send me email through the form on the right-hand side of every page.
First things first, check out just how awesome, and crazy, this year has been.
BOOK: Best Food Writing 2013 My Slate essay “Cooking Isn’t Fun“ has been selected for the Best Food Writing 2013 anthology edited by Holly Hughes. It’s a great anthology with some truly amazing stories!
ARTICLE: Interview with Seth Holmes, Civil Eats Read my interview with Seth Holmes, author of the stunning Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies,where he talks about migrating from southern Mexico to the north, and then crossing the border—as a tall white guy—with a band of indigenous migrants bound for American farm fields. I’m thrilled that this was a part of the wonderful Civil Eats’ successful Kickstarter campaign to raise $100,000! REVIEW: Michael Pollan’s Cooked: Read my take on Michael Pollan’s Cooked—and what it says about class privilege.
Forthcoming work with New York Times Magazine,National Geographic, and more. Stay tuned!
INTERVIEW: All Things Considered:
What’s the most important thing food labels should tell us? Listen to the All Things Considered for my thoughts on what’s really important.INTERVIEW: Talk of Iowa on IPR
I had a great time speaking with host of “Talk of Iowa” Charity Nebbe about where our food comes from and how we as a country can eat healthier.
RERUN: Splendid Table – One reporter’s lesson from working at Walmart: “Splendid Table” host Lynne Rossetto Kasper rebroadcast this interview from 2012 about my experience working in the produce department at Walmart. I learned one crucial lesson: Love your produce manager.
Would love to hear folks’ thoughts, either directly or — better yet — in the comments section.And if you’re so inclined, retweets are much-appreciated:
Check out “Food’s Class Warfare,” @TMMcMillan latest for @Slate and @FutureTense http://ow.ly/bRK3Q
Hey, Happy July 4th. By the way: Your hamburger hates America: wapo.st/LK4oPA @TMMcMillan makes her @PostOutlook debut!
More new work coming soon, and hope you’re all having a great start to summer!*Please excuse any duplicates — I”m re-booting my email list and the like, so I suspect I’ll miss some of the overlap…
An Evening With Tracie McMillan
7 – 9 p.m.Northwestern University
1881 Sheridan Road – Evanston, IL
Sponsored by Northwestern Community Development Corps.
THURSDAY How Would Julia Child Vote on the Farm Bill?Eddie Gehman Kohan
Obamafoodorama.com Ginevra Iverson
NYC Restaurant Chef Tracie McMillan
Author, The American Way of Eating Marion Nestle
Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at NYU Adam Rapoport
Editor-in-Chief, Bon Appétit
Detroit and southeast Michigan; Washington, D.C. TEDMed Conference and American University; Los Angeles, CA; Harvard University in Cambridge, MA; and W.K. Kellogg Food and Community Conference in Asheville, NC; Fales Library and James Beard House in NYC; Monadnock, New Hampshire; and more
Thank you so much for your interest in my work. I hope it’s because you, like the New York Times, think I am “a voice the food world needs,”not because you got confused and think that this is a diet plan.
This is just a quick welcome email to let you know I’ve added you to my email list, and a quick explanation of what I use the list for.
I’m Tracie McMillan, an independent author and journalist. I’ll be using this email list to let people know when new feature articles come out; anything big happens with the book, and when I have speaking engagements coming up. I use this less than Twitter and Facebook, so if you want to know about nearly all appearances and published work, you should follow me @TMMcMillan, on Facebook or at my blog.
(3) Can I get more info?
Of course. Speaking gigs are tracked on my public events calendar, and there’s the full complement listed in #2: website, Twitter, Facebook and Blog. Have your pick.
(4) How can I help?
Great question, thanks for asking.
Review The American Way of Eating on Amazon.If you’ve read my book and liked it, I would be thrilled if you could take 5 minutes and write a tiny review. This is actually hugely helpful for new authors. But if I may: Listen to what your mother told you, and if you can’t say anything nice, I’d rather you didn’t say anything at all.
Intern. Admin and research help: I’m swamped but always interested in hearing from folks who like my work and want to help out. If you think the title “unpaid intern” sounds glamorous and exciting (instead of exploitative and depressing), please show some initiative, email me through my website, and let’s talk. I can’t promise I”ll get back to you quickly, but it’s worth a shot.
Spread the word about The American Way of Eating. I can’t emphasize this enough. While I”ve gotten a few nice reviews, some have been horrible, and the way a little-ish book like mine will have an impact is if through word-of-mouth. If you like my book, convince friends and colleagues to buy and read it, too.