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We’re ramping up our coverage of eco-conscious NYC restaurants, book stores, boutiques and parks here on Inhabitat and we’re turning to YOU, our knowledgeable readers, to let us know which NYC green locales are most worth checking out. To offer you a little extra incentive for your advice, we’re giving away this cool, handcrafted NYC Skyline Mirror by WrecordsByMonkey made from recycled LPs to the person who gives us the best tip for an under-the-radar green destination in NYC (all five boroughs included). This twelve inch round mirror is upcycled from a recycled vinyl record in Brooklyn, NY and is sure to add a dash of green New York City style to your room.



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  1. mhmerrick January 18, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Favorite green destination in NY: Central park of course! I know that’s the obvious answer, but there you escape from the skyscrapers and see the earth and sky. Perfect for tossing a disc to a friend (furry or not).

  2. ayvind November 18, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Green Depot makes my eco-conscious shopping easier. Personally, i like the cleaning products on tap. I can get refills of Green Depot’s line of cleaning products dispensed from bar taps near the entry of the store. It’s located on bowery.

  3. MTorento November 17, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    My favorite spot is the Highline. One of the most important things we need to think about in regards to “greening” the US is focusing on historic/used/brownfield sites. The highline is a great example of what can be done to an existing site to maintain history for the future to learn from while also regenerating a site for adaptive reuse.

  4. vreiners November 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    The High Line! Beautifully designed and executed transformation of a rail line built in the 30’s into an elevated linear park. The landscaping is stunning, and the park will only get better as it’s extended northward, eventually all the way to 34th St. Presently, the park runs from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 20th Street.

  5. mmc67 November 16, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I would have to say Stiles Farmers Market Inc on 352 W 52nd St

  6. ljkc November 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Any of my Brooklyn neighborhood’s fresh & local Farmer’s Markets! This link takes you a list to ALL of them! :)

  7. DAW November 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    We LOVE the Union Square Farmers market.

    Here, you not only have access to homegrown produce, pretzels, meats, cheeses, jams, and honeys but a chance to meet the local farmers, bakers, and harvesters behind them. Much of the fare is organic or naturally-grown, and all of it is local, including brick-thick marbled Delmonicos cut from grass-fed beef, succulent tangles of organic greens, and bushels of heirloom apples and pears.

    There’s nothing greener (or more delicious!), than eating local produce and supporting your local farmers.

    Operates throughout the year on Mon, Wed, Fri and Saturdays in Union Square (14th Street/Broadway). Open between 8 a.m. until 6 p.m

  8. PSW November 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Habana Outpost and Habana Cafe (They also have a cafe in Manhattan)
    757 Fulton Street at South Portland Street
    Brooklyn, NY 11217
    The home style latin food is excellent. They have a ‘green market’ in the summer. They have solar panels that produce the energy for the restaruant and then they sell excess to ConEdison. They have a rainwater collection system used to water the plants and flush toilets. There plates are made out of biodegradable sugarcane fiber. The cups are made of plastic made from corn and are compostable. The cutlery is made from potato starch and is compostable. They have a human powered bike blender. Much of the restaurant was built with recycled building materials and so much more. Check them out sometime.

  9. AJK November 13, 2009 at 10:49 am

    My favorite green spots are local farmers markets. My fave is, Rooftop Farms, a 6,000 square foot organic vegetable farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn located at 44 Eagle Street. There is nothing more satisfying than shopping local and it doesn’t getting more local than this.

  10. djcloud November 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

    When shopping for a gift, or looking for vegan shoes, Sustainable NYC is a great little shop, right near Thomkins sq

  11. KiwiTayl November 13, 2009 at 10:00 am

    The High Line! Awesome green space and re-purposing of urban industrial remains.

  12. HeidiJJJJ November 12, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I love the Rouge Tomate – 10 East 60th Street.

  13. unter27 November 12, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    I’d have to say the greenest locale in NYC is the bike path down the west side. It starts in Battery Park and goes up to 125th street (Fairway!). This gives me and countless other NY’ers a chance to visit the Highline, Chelsea Piers, Central Park and a zillion other places on a safe and gorgeous bike path. Because it’s not the destination, but the ride there that’s important.

  14. Jedibabe November 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Angelica Kitchen, 300E 12th St.,, was enough to convince me to go vegan after I graduated with an agriculture and animal science degree in Iowa and moved to NYC. It’s the only place I know where I could take meat loving friends and they could get an idea why anyone would go vegetarian! Everything Angelica serves is fabulous and it’s all vegan. I’ve lived all over the country since then, but it’s still the first place I go (and usually the last, too!) when I’m in NYC.

  15. mel November 12, 2009 at 6:47 am

    Davide Torchio Salon is my fave place to get beauty because he uses all natural hair products, lives and recommends a vegan lifestyle and they make me feel GORJUSSS!

  16. Noah G November 12, 2009 at 1:34 am

    one of the greenest places i enjoy on the island would have to be all the thrift stores on the upper east side. All the top brands are at these shops once owned my New York’s super wealthy. There are always amazing buys there and nothing says green quite like reuse.

    In Brooklyn, there is a small pizza place where the same man has been making pizzas for nearly a century. His name is DiFara and he grows his own tomatoes, herbs, and garlic. The pizza is ridiculously delicious!

  17. maureen November 11, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Yuka,
    Are you familiar with Rouge Tomate?

    One of my faves is Rouge Tomate, a restaurant in midtown — located at 10 East 60th Street. The space is awesome, and the food is delicious, (seasonal, local and sustainable). Check it out here:

    the alternative consumer

  18. DesiBelle November 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I work for the Center for Sustainable Design Studies ( at Pratt Institute (200 Willoughby Ave, Brooklyn) and we’re great because we’re a multifaceted green effort! We are a multi-phased sustainable design material resource library (we have a materials wall!) for students, faculty and designers at pratt and in brooklyn, we spread awareness about sustainability through campus events, and we’re doing social research projects with cup recycling in our campus cafeterias and in cafes in manhattan — and we’re not fooled by our school’s attempts at greenwashing!!

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