Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street launched its green renovation last year, working with the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) to create a plan that would allow the Settlement to upgrade its aging buildings,…

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Historic Andrew Freedman Mansion to be Converted into a Bronx Bed and Breakfast

Historic Andrew Freedman Mansion to be Converted into a Bronx Bed and Breakfast

The landmarked building, which was built in the 1920s with money bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, was initially built to house formerly rich elderly people who had lost their…

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Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

The ongoing City Point project is transforming the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The first phase, a four story retail complex is already complete, and now the second phase…

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Monet's French Gardens Recreated Inside The Hole NYC Art Gallery

Monet's French Gardens Recreated Inside The Hole NYC Art Gallery

When stepping into the gallery, visitors are first greeted with the wafting sweet fragrance of fresh flowers, which grow around the architectural pillars, along walls and in vines…

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Hester Street Fair Returns to the Lower East Side on April 28th!

Hester Street Fair Returns to the Lower East Side on April 28th!

The always enjoyable Hester Street Fair is back, kicking off this weekend on April 28th! The fair returns for its third year in a row with an even more enticing selection of artisan…

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Take Your Tots to the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center's Annual Spring Fair this Saturday, April 28

Take Your Tots to the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center's Annual Spring Fair this Saturday, April 28

Kick off the spring season by treating your kids to a fun-filled festival in a Lower East Side community garden. The New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center is hosting its Second Annual…

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Photos: Katharine Harvey's Glittering Plastic

Photos: Katharine Harvey's Glittering Plastic "Chandelier" is Made from 1,000s of Pieces of Garbage

Made possible by Arts Brookfield, the installation features thousands of used plastic containers, which were washed thoroughly and then strung together by Toronto-based artist…

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Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

photo © aa7ae On the heels of a $27 million dollar makeover, the Statue of Liberty plans to re-open in style. In a collaboration with the National Park Service and New Jersey City…

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Curious Irish Hunger Memorial is a Green-Roofed Monument in Battery Park City

Curious Irish Hunger Memorial is a Green-Roofed Monument in Battery Park City

"The Great Hunger" or "An Gorta Mor" began in 1845 when an agricultural disease destroyed the country's potato crops, leaving many without any food. With no choice but to leave their…

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State of the Air 2012 Finds NYC Air Pollution at Lowest Levels in 13 Years, Still Lots of Room for Improvement

State of the Air 2012 Finds NYC Air Pollution at Lowest Levels in 13 Years, Still Lots of Room for Improvement

The American Lung Association's 2012 State of the Air report is out, and it contains some positive news for New Yorkers. According to the findings, the city's air pollution is at its…

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been…

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Chad Person Makes Mythical Beasts and Military Vehicles from Sliced Dollar Bills

Chad Person Makes Mythical Beasts and Military Vehicles from Sliced Dollar Bills

As part of a group show at Joshua Liner Gallery called “Go East,” Person highlighted pieces from three separate series of work. The pieces are comprised from hundreds of tiny…

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Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

A New York City developer has created a competition to enliven the Park Avenue skyline. L&L Holding Co. is asking distinguished architects, including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster,…

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Greenpeace Protests Call on Apple To Clean Up Coal-Powered iCloud

Greenpeace Protests Call on Apple To Clean Up Coal-Powered iCloud

Earlier this month, the enviro-activist group, Greenpeace, released a report, "How Clean Is Your Cloud?" which revealed that Apple relies heavily on coal to power its cloud-running data…

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Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

Pollos del Pueblo Will Bring Farm Fresh Eggs and Produce to East New Yorkers

The vacant lot in use is zoned for affordable housing, but it was found to be too small to be cost effective. So the local citizens came up with a better idea: creating a space where…

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New York Flower Show: 30 Greenery-Topped Tablescapes Fill a Manhattan Ballroom with Blooms

New York Flower Show: 30 Greenery-Topped Tablescapes Fill a Manhattan Ballroom with Blooms

Photo Credit: Borowski Muller Photographers Zak Events took home Best in Show at The Horticultural Society's New York Flower Show for their menswear-inspired take on floral fashion.…

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The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

The Top 8 Eco Products from the First Ever NYC Green Festival

For the Clean Water Seeker: Kishu Clean water made simple with charcoal. It sounds kinda crazy, but according to Kishu makers, it's a Japanese tradition. You simply put one hunk of…

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54 NYC Bike Share Locations Revealed For Manhattan's West Side

54 NYC Bike Share Locations Revealed For Manhattan's West Side

The nation's largest Bike Sharing program, scheduled to launch in NYC with 600 stations and 10,000 bikes this July, recently revealed a plan for 54 of the bike sharing stations, most…

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Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

On Saturday, May 12th, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grass-roots community based organization that works on creating a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn, will be hosting…

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'Reimagining the Waterfront' Contest Winner Proposes a Venice-Like Canal Network for NYC

'Reimagining the Waterfront' Contest Winner Proposes a Venice-Like Canal Network for NYC

Wood’s winning entry transformed the East River into a Venice-inspired getaway. Lanes of canals, with floating gondolas and wooden pathways link Midtown with the Upper East Side and…

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Brooklyn's Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

Brooklyn's Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

The Old Stone House, originally built in 1699, was part of the Battle of Brooklyn and was reconstructed in the 1930s by Robert Moses to serve as a tribute to colonial life. Today, the…

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Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map, the open source system that maps everything eco, is one of our go-to resources for discovering sustainable businesses, local initiatives, and green-living resources. Now the…

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Hayseed's Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

Hayseed's Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

When Inhabitat stopped for a visit, Meg Paska, aka the Brooklyn Homesteader, was tending to seedlings. What started as a love for homebrewing and gardening in Baltimore quickly evolved…

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Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

New York Cares Day Spend Earth Day giving back to nature, New York, and your fellow citizens. Join 5,000 other New Yorkers for the annual New York Cares Day to beautify and clean our…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely…

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