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Gay, Black, and Vegan: Meet New York’s Newest State Senator

Jabari Brisport Is the First Gay, Black Vegan to Win the New York Senate...

Jabari Brisport, a Democratic Socialist, social justice activist, and vegan, has declared victory in Brooklyn's 25th Senate District Democratic primary. The politician defeated Assemblymember Tremaine Wright by over 10,000 votes. The 32-year-old Brooklyn native is...
Edie Falco Slams New York’s Plan to Prop Up Big Dairy

Edie Falco Slams New York’s Plan to Prop Up Big Dairy

Vegan actor Edie Falco just slammed the state of New York for supporting the dairy industry. Last month, Gov. Cuomo launched the Nourish New York Initiative to help bail out the struggling dairy industry. Falco criticized...
The Empire State Building Will Have a Vegan Starbucks Menu

Vegan Starbucks Options are Coming to The Empire State Building

Updated May 4, 2020. Starbucks just leased a new location on the ground floor of the Empire State Building. The coffee giant offers several vegan food and drink options in the U.S. Starbucks is consolidating...
Vegan Camembert Cheese Made From Cauliflower Is Coming to NYC Restaurants

Vegan Camembert Cheese Made From Cauliflower Is Coming to NYC Restaurants

Grounded Foods' vegan Camembert cheese is coming to a small number of New York City restaurants. The New York-based company produces realistic plant-based Gruyere and Camembert, both made using cauliflower, and hemp-seed-based feta cheese. "We...

Buying Giraffe Body Parts Is a Thing and New York Just Banned It

New York has banned the trade of giraffe body parts. It's the first in the world to do so, reports the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew...

NYC Just Opened the Nation’s First ‘Office of Animal Welfare’

New York City will open an "Office of Animal Welfare." This makes it the nation's first city to have a dedicated office for animal welfare. The new office -- set to be based within the...
Learn How to Raise Millions for Your Vegan Startup at This New York Business School

Learn How to Raise Millions for Your Vegan Startup at This New York Business...

Looking to fund your growing vegan business, but not sure where to start? Learn how to raise capital for your vegan startup from someone who's done it before. New York's Class Rebel, helmed by...
This Iconic New York Restaurant Is Reopening 100% Vegan

This Iconic New York Restaurant Is Reopening 100% Vegan

New York City-based Mediterranean restaurant Cafe Petisco re-opened after a four-month hiatus. The eatery went through some changes, including a complete menu overhaul and a name change. The eatery is now called Petisco Vegano...
Black VegFest: A Dream Coming True

Black VegFest: A Dream Coming True

(This article was originally published in 2018.) Black VegFest is coming back to New York this summer, presenting what may be one of the most exciting events addressing veganism. Black VegFest will arrive Saturday,...
Vegan Beyond Sausages Are Now At New York's Iconic Sabrett Hot Dog Shops

New York’s Iconic Hot Dog Shop Launches Its First Vegan Sausage

Hungry New Yorkers can now get their hands on vegan hot dogs, just around the corner from Times Square. According to a post in the Facebook group Vegans of New York, one of the city's...
You Can Now Get Vegan Lobster Made From Yam

You Can Now Get Vegan Lobster Made From Yam

In the last few years, vegan beef-like "bleeding" burgers, fried "chicken" made from seitan, and meat-free sausages made from soy, pea protein, and mushrooms have filled supermarket shelves and restaurant menus. Demand for vegan meat...
New York Aims to Produce 100% Renewable Electricity By 2040

New York Aims to Produce 100% Renewable Electricity By 2040

New York state aims to produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2040. Legislators have devised a new plan to fight climate change in collaboration with some of the state's top lawmakers....
This New York Office Building Doubles As a Butterfly Sanctuary

This New York Office Building Doubles as a Butterfly Sanctuary

A new New York City office building -- designed by nonprofit architecture and urban design firm Terreform ONE -- will serve as "a vertical meadow for butterflies." Gardens and a roof terrace on the Manhattan...

Vegan Meal Options Could Be Required in All New York Hospitals

(Updated December 13, 2019) | All New York hospitals must guarantee vegan options at mealtimes, thanks to a new law. Bill S1471A/A4072 was "passed overwhelmingly" in the Senate and the Assembly, last June. Governor Andrew...
New York to Become First State to Ban Cat Declawing

New York Just Became the First State to Ban Cat Declawing

(Updated July 22, 2019) New York is officially the first state in the U.S. to ban cat declawing. New York's Legislature passed a bill that makes the practice illegal, with veterinarians who perform the procedure...

Edie Falco Is Urging New York to Ban Puppy Mills

Vegan actor Edie Falco is urging New York to ban puppy mills. The former star of HBO's "The Sopranos" has joined the battle with the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)...

New York State Is Banning Plastic Bags

New York has passed a statewide law that bans most types of single-use plastic bags. The bill, introduced by Governor Andrew Cuomo last year, will make New York the second state after California to impose...
New York Could Ban Puppy Mill Pet Sales

New York Senate Just Banned Pet Store Animal Sales

(Updated July 24, 2020) The New York State Senate has passed a ban on the sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits from pet stores that obtain their animals from large commercial breeders. According to the...

Mother-Son Duo Are Bringing Vegan Soul Food to Harlem

Brenda and Aaron Beener are the mother and son duo behind Seasoned Vegan, a plant-based soul food restaurant in Harlem. Brenda -- who also acts as Seasoned Vegan's head chef -- focuses on making traditional...

Etsy’s HQ Is Getting a ‘Celebrity’ Vegan Restaurant

Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney is opening a brand-new vegan restaurant named "Hungry Angelina" in e-commerce giant Etsy's HQ. The new 4,500 square foot plant-based restaurant will open in Dumbo Heights, New York City, where the...
World’s Largest Vegan Restaurant Chain to Open 50 Restaurants Across Canada

World’s Largest Vegan Restaurant Chain to Open 50 Restaurants Across Canada

Updated July 31, 2019. The world’s largest vegan restaurant chain, Copper Branch, plans to open 50 new restaurants across Canada. The Montreal-based company announced today its new partnership with Compass Group Canada, the nation’s leading...