Brit Liggett

 

Brit Liggett
Fort Reno is a Southern-Style Barbeque Joint Built From the Bones of Brooklyn

Fort Reno is a Southern-Style Barbeque Joint Built From the Bones of Brooklyn

Gautier owns Fort Reno Provisions with business partner Anthony Laudato. Lia Forman holds down the fort in the kitchen as Pitmaster -- she was Gautier's sous-chef at Palo Santo before…

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste -- 3 million tons to be exact -- and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a…

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Central Park Records the Warmest February in History, Second Warmest Winter

Central Park Records the Warmest February in History, Second Warmest Winter

Last month was the warmest February in Central Park on recorded history, clocking in at 40.9 degrees Fahrenheit on average. The last three months have averaged out to give way to the…

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Cornell Names Six Finalists to Design Net-Zero Building for Roosevelt Island Applied Sciences Campus

Cornell Names Six Finalists to Design Net-Zero Building for Roosevelt Island Applied Sciences Campus

Cornell University has announced its shortlist of names that could design the core building of their new School of Applied Sciences on Roosevelt Island in New York City. It was no…

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New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

This week the town of Dryden, New York won a court case giving it the right to ban hydrofracking for natural gas within its borders. The case is a major victory for fracking opponents…

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Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

The developers of what could become the first offshore wind farm in the United States have announced that they are poised to begin construction as soon as the New Jersey Board of Public…

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Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to…

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The Jumeirah Essex House Erects a 10 ft. Tall Chocolate Christmas Tree!

The Jumeirah Essex House Erects a 10 ft. Tall Chocolate Christmas Tree!

The Inhabitat gang finds it difficult to resist any great green holiday decoration -- whether it be a DIY terrarium ornament, a Jack Daniel's holiday tree or a geodesic gingerbread…

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Cornell Wins Bid to Build New York City's Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Wins Bid to Build New York City's Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

In the race to win the bid to build New York City's Silicon Island East, it was Cornell and Stanford in a dead heat, and it was anyone's guess as to who Mayor Michael Bloomberg's…

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First Phase of Governors Island Overhall to Start in 2012

First Phase of Governors Island Overhall to Start in 2012

We distinctly remember jumping out of our seats with excitement when the City of New York's $220 million plan to overhaul Governors Island and turn it into a green oasis was unveiled.…

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Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vincent's Hospital Site

Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vincent's Hospital Site

From 1981 to 1995, there were more cumulative deaths from the AIDS epidemic in New York City than total U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War, yet as some have pointed out, there is no…

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Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

The New York City Department of Transportation released news yesterday that they've recorded an 8 percent increase in people biking into Manhattan this year, that makes today's number…

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A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A group of park activists and city board members are hard at work on bringing the concept of the High Line to Queens. The group recently met with representatives from the city about a…

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Give a Greene Grape Sustainable Gift Basket for the Holidays

Give a Greene Grape Sustainable Gift Basket for the Holidays

As we make attempts at a lighter footprint in this season of excess, it is necessary sometimes to look in unconventional places for that one of a kind holiday gift. So how 'bout heading…

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More People are Riding Public Transit Because of Higher Tolls on NYC Bridges & Tunnels

More People are Riding Public Transit Because of Higher Tolls on NYC Bridges & Tunnels

Early reports from the New York Department of Transportation seem to show that toll hikes in the month of September on NYC bridges and tunnels connecting the city to New Jersey may have…

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Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Development Are Green All Over

Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Development Are Green All Over

The 2005 plan for the Brooklyn Bridge Park mandated that the park be self sustaining financially. In a move to make that a reality, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) sent out…

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DOT Debuts Curbside Haiku Signage to Raise Awareness for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

DOT Debuts Curbside Haiku Signage to Raise Awareness for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

In a delightfully unexpected and somewhat strange move, the New York City Department of Transportation has released a city-wide safety focused art installation called "Curbside Haiku."…

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INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INHABITAT: When did you start the program to build all new Starbucks locations to LEED certified standards? Arthur: We officially launched it in 2008. The company has a history of…

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POLL: What Kind of Tree Should Light Up Rockefeller Center During the Holidays?

POLL: What Kind of Tree Should Light Up Rockefeller Center During the Holidays?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and that means only one thing, the annual holiday green-off is about to occur -- the questions abound, from is tofurkey better than a locally grown…

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America's First Hybrid Yacht Powered By Hydrogen, Wind, & Solar Arrives in New York City

America's First Hybrid Yacht Powered By Hydrogen, Wind, & Solar Arrives in New York City

The Hornblower Hybrid, North America's first hybrid-hydrogen water-worthy vessel, arrived in the Big Apple yesterday to start its new life as a New Yorker. The boat -- a sister to the…

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Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University just submitted a plan to the City of New York for a sustainable school of applied science on Roosevelt Island that would cost $2.5 billion over a 30-year development…

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Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

More than a dozen universities from across the world are vying for the top spot in a competition hosted by the City of New York to build a school of applied science on city land. The…

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Duane Reade Bringing Electric Delivery Vehicles to New York City

Duane Reade Bringing Electric Delivery Vehicles to New York City

The largest New York City-based chain of drug stores, Duane Reade, announced that they've partnered with Smith Electric Vehicles to bring zero-emissions delivery trucks to their fleet.…

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Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity & an Old School Look

Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity & an Old School Look

For those of us that live in Brooklyn, our bikes are more than just about transporting ourselves. They are about transporting our food from the farmers market, our laundry from the…

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Riverpark Farm Table Restaurant Opens in NYC's Most Urban Farm

Riverpark Farm Table Restaurant Opens in NYC's Most Urban Farm

At the opening event, the Farm Table came out strong with a menu so fresh it felt wrong to be eating it in the shadow of the Empire State Building. Guests pulled up their chairs to…

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