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Museum Exhibit Dedicated to NYC Green Carts

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Museum Exhibit Dedicated to NYC Green Carts

Gabriele Stabile, Untitled (From the series: Street Smart), 2009, courtesy of the Artist and Aperture Foundation

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Turns out we're not the only ones who are fans of the NYC Green Carts: over at the Museum of the City of New York, there's an entire photography exhibit dedicated to them.

There are about 500 Green Carts selling fruits and vegetables to underserved neighborhoods in New York City. The initiative started in 2008 with a $1.5 million grant from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, and they're managed by the city.

More than improving access to healthy food, the carts are symbolic of their communities and the socioeconomic and political forces surrounding them. The photographs in this exhibit, "Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program" aim to capture those stories unique to each Green Cart.

A description for the exhibit on the museum's website states: "'Moveable Feast' invites consideration about the geography of food options and its relationship to a community’s health."

The Museum of the City of New York has provided us with some of the photos on display (at left). You can view the rest at the exhibit, which runs through August 22. There will also be a corresponding panel discussion June 22 called "NYC Green Carts: Healthy Food Deserts and the Politics of Nutrition."

More info here.

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