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John Patrick Organic’s Spring/Summer 2011 Inspired By Water

John Patrick Organic’s Spring/Summer 2011 Inspired By Water

New York Fashion Week has just commenced and green fashion has already started to make waves with the crowds. With water in mind, John Patrick of Organic took inspiration from this free flowing life brew

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Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

The Habana Outpost, which started in 2005, features a $40,000 solar installation on its outdoor patio. The array is grid-connected and feeds in power to surrounding buildings when the Outpost's power

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Would You Swim in a Dumpster Pool?

Would You Swim in a Dumpster Pool?

Adaptive reuse is all about starting with an object and transforming it into something new and useful through the power of smart design. Case in point: these old dumpsters turned into swimming pools! Talk

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NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

Photo credit: Cook + Fox A new restroom facility at Manhattan's Riverside Park Clay Tennis Association should ease the bladders of many a tennis player as well as the hearts of NYC environmentalists.

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Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

The “Ground Zero Mosque” and community center has been a hot button topic as of late, but putting aside the heated debate on freedom of religion vs. sensitivity to victims’ families and

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LAST CHANCE to Dive in the NYC Dumpster Pools this Saturday!

LAST CHANCE to Dive in the NYC Dumpster Pools this Saturday!

HEY NEW YORK CITY! Summer is all about making a splish and a splash, so if you haven’t made it over to Park Avenue for a dip in one of Macro Sea’s infamous dumpster pools, you’d better get moving

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PHOTOS: NYC Dumpster Pools Make a Splash with All Ages!

PHOTOS: NYC Dumpster Pools Make a Splash with All Ages!

We first wrote about these unlikely swimming holes last year when they mysteriously appeared at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn. Since then, they've made such a splash that across the city that the

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Aritist Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Square

Aritist Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Square

What appears to be a nondescript desert island is actually a painted reproduction of Manhattan based on NASA’s infrared satellite data. The ‘Hot Island’ represents Manhattan, reflecting the heat

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Yard-Scraper Seeks to Change the Face of Brooklyn Sustainably

Yard-Scraper Seeks to Change the Face of Brooklyn Sustainably

Brooklyn is well known for its magnificent brownstones and tree lined streets, and compared to its Manhattan counterpart, it tends to stick with lower-height buildings. But a group of architects see

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Recycled Dumpster Pools Unveiled in NYC this Weekend!

Recycled Dumpster Pools Unveiled in NYC this Weekend!

Would you ever go dumpster diving? A whole lot of New York City residents did this weekend, as the city unveiled three unused dumpsters converted into small swimming pools as part of the third annual

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A “High Line” Market Gains Momentum in Harlem

A “High Line” Market Gains Momentum in Harlem

Photo credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz/WSJ Every city deserves a High Line park -- Harlem perhaps more than others. In its heyday, Harlem enjoyed an open air food market under the active Metro North rail

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Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Each year thousands of people take up residence in New York City and many settle down to start families, so it seems like this cutting edge metropolis would be the ideal place to weigh every available

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Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

This is the first project in the US by the respected architect Shigeru Ban. The minimalist building is stripped down to its fundamental elements -- the simple boxiness of the 11 story building opens fully

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Snøhetta Selected to Design A New Car-Free Times Square

Snøhetta Selected to Design A New Car-Free Times Square

Exciting news for the Times Square Redevelopment Project has come to light! Norwegian firm, Snøhetta has been awarded the project to redesign a car-free, pedestrian friendly Times Square as well as

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Clever Recycled Furniture Made from Undesirable Materials

Clever Recycled Furniture Made from Undesirable Materials

The green movement has helped guide some great designers to create amazing new products from materials that already exist by sourcing supplies from consumer trash. New York City-based furniture designer

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Water Purifying Floating + Pool Cleans New York’s Rivers

Water Purifying Floating + Pool Cleans New York’s Rivers

+ Pool is designed in the shape of a plus or cross and can be utilized in a number of different ways. With four distinct areas, the floating pool offers a variety of activities for different types of

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Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

HEY NEW YORKERS! Go green this weekend with Inhabitat, The Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the Hester Street Fair! If you’ve been trying to go green and clean out your closets of old clothes and

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Recycle Your Waste at the Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Recycle Your Waste at the Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

One of the latest and greatest additions to the NYC community market scene has been the Hester Street Fair, opening up just this past May. If you haven’t already had a chance to check out this awesome

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Help New York City Start Composting by Bicycle!

Help New York City Start Composting by Bicycle!

Currently 29% of New York's waste stream is made up of materials that could be composted instead of sent to live forever in landfill purgatory. Imagine the decrease in sanitation costs, transportation

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Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

Stunning Bamboo Forest Continues to Grow Atop Met Museum

This summer the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art sprouted an incredible bamboo jungle as artists Doug and Mike Starn erected their “Big Bambú: You Can’t, You Don’t and You Won’t Stop”

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Rooftop Farming: A Visit to Brooklyn’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

Rooftop Farming: A Visit to Brooklyn’s Eagle Street Rooftop Farm

A warehouse rooftop in Brooklyn is probably the last place you'd expect to see a farm -- however this year the Broadway Stages Building burst forth with a burgeoning rooftop crop of fruits and vegetables.

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Dumpster Pools Hit the Streets of Manhattan This Summer!

Dumpster Pools Hit the Streets of Manhattan This Summer!

If you're one of the lucky few who got to make a splash in last summer's 'Dumpster Pools' in Brooklyn, or if you were in the bunch that had to swelter in the heat for lack of an invite, here's some great

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Recycle Your E-Waste at NYC’s Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Recycle Your E-Waste at NYC’s Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Hey New York Readers!If you live in New York City, we hope that you've made it down to the new Hester Street Fair in the Lower East Side. The awesome flea-market/street fair opened in May, bringing

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NYC Rolls Out Real-Time Water Metering

NYC Rolls Out Real-Time Water Metering

This past Monday, New York City’s Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway initiated a city-wide tracking system that will help consumers and businesses monitor

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New York City Unveils First Federally-Funded EV Charging Station

New York City Unveils First Federally-Funded EV Charging Station

In anticipation of the forthcoming flood of electric vehicles, the City of New York just officially unveiled its first EV charging station. The station is the first of 100 that will be installed in the

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Leaning Shelves and Seating Made from a Dismantled Water Tower

Leaning Shelves and Seating Made from a Dismantled Water Tower

These new shelves designed by Deger Cengiz perfectly embody the contemporary spirit of sustainability. Constructed from reclaimed redwood salvaged from a dismantled New York water tower, Cengiz’s

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‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

‘Build a Better Burb’ Competition Revitalizes Suburban Areas

Calling out to architects, urban designers, planners, students, visionaries, the Build a Better Burb competition seeks to find a bold new design proposal that can retrofit underutilized spaces in suburban

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FDNY’s New Marine 1 Boathouse Will be a Green Wonder on the Hudson

FDNY’s New Marine 1 Boathouse Will be a Green Wonder on the Hudson

Photo courtesy of CR Studio The Fire Department of New York City, in partnership with the Hudson River Park Trust, has commissioned CR Studio Architects to create a new Marine 1 boathouse on the Hudson

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

Lincoln Center and its facelift reflect the place's history: 17 blocks of occupied tenements were torn down to build the altar of high culture in the 1950s. The original design sheltered the center from

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