Up Close: Hoboken mayor not running for re-election

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Bill Ritter talks with Hoboken mayor Dawn Zimmer. (WABC)

It was a surprise announcement from the mayor of Hoboken, Dawn Zimmer, a rising star in the Democratic Party.

She decided not to run for re-election.

Instead she says she'll join the battle to stop climate change. How? And why is she giving up such a visible and important job, in a so-called hot city?

This week we ask Mayor Zimmer why she's leaving.

Trying to spread the word about not wasting food and just throwing it in the garbage, which hurts the landfills, the New York City Department of Sanitation is enlisting some of the city's most creative chefs to make dishes out of recycled food.

I tasted one of those dishes, the fusilli pasta with pesto. It was good.

But could New Yorkers exist on recycled bread alone? Maybe!

Joining us is Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Chef Joel Gamoran.

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Jim Dolan reports on the New York City Department of Sanitation enlisting some of the city's most creative chefs to make dishes out of recycled food.



Nearly 16 years later, a farmer's market returned to the World Trade Center for the first time since 9/11.

Another important sign about the rebuilding of what was destroyed.

Eyewitness News reporter Lauren Glassberg spoke to some of the vendors returning.

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Lauren Glassberg reports on a farmers market returning to the World Trade Center for the first time since the 9/11 attacks.


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