Jessica Dailey

 

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.

Jessica Dailey
Brooklyn Cleans Up Trash With Big Belly Solar Powered Cans

Brooklyn Cleans Up Trash With Big Belly Solar Powered Cans

Two Brooklyn Business Improvement Districts bring 26 Big Belly solar-powered trash cans to the borough.

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Highest Possible Levels of PCBs Found at Brooklyn School, EPA Suspends Inspections

Highest Possible Levels of PCBs Found at Brooklyn School, EPA Suspends Inspections

Brooklyn school shows highest levels of PCBs yet; EPA suspends inspections of lighting fixtures.

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Proposed Heating Oil Rules Would Reduce Soot Pollution in NYC, But Do They Go Far Enough?

Proposed Heating Oil Rules Would Reduce Soot Pollution in NYC, But Do They Go Far Enough?

Bloomberg's proposed rules for heating oils would reduce soot pollution, but the Institute for Policy Integrity at the NYU School of Law argues that exemptions in the rules would allow…

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NYC Will Replace All School Lighting Fixtures Tainted by PCBs Over the Next Ten Years

NYC Will Replace All School Lighting Fixtures Tainted by PCBs Over the Next Ten Years

New York City officials announced yesterday that they will replace all of the outdated fixtures containing PCBs in 772 schools over the next ten years.

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New York's Chinatown Set to Get Its Own Mini High Line Park

New York's Chinatown Set to Get Its Own Mini High Line Park

An unused gravel lot at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge is poised to become the New York's next High Line Park, albeit a much smaller version.

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Brooklyn Based Interboro Partners Wins MoMA PS1′s Young Architects Program

Brooklyn Based Interboro Partners Wins MoMA PS1′s Young Architects Program

The Brooklyn based firm Interboro Partners won MoMA PS1's 2011 Young Architects Program.

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GrowNYC to Expand Composting Program to 6 More Greenmarkets

GrowNYC to Expand Composting Program to 6 More Greenmarkets

GrowNYC will launch a pilot program on March 5 that will expand composting collection to six more Greenmarkets.

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Solar 2 Will Be a Carbon Neutral Eco-Center on New York’s East River

Solar 2 Will Be a Carbon Neutral Eco-Center on New York’s East River

Despite being delayed by the economic downturn, green community group Solar One has raised more than half of the funds it needs to begin construction on Solar 2, its planned 8,000…

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Frank Gehry's NYC Tower Has Green Features, Rent Stabilized Apartments

Frank Gehry's NYC Tower Has Green Features, Rent Stabilized Apartments

Luxury building New York by Gehry is not seeking LEED certification, but the residential building does has a few green features, plus rent stabilized apartments.

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New Rules for Heating Oil Could Reduce Air Pollution by 63% in NYC

New Rules for Heating Oil Could Reduce Air Pollution by 63% in NYC

Under new rules proposed last Friday, the dirtiest types of heating oils -- used by 10,000 New York City buildings -- would be completely phased out by 2015, resulting in a 63 percent…

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NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

New York City Parks Department partnered with the Design Trust to create "High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC," a comprehensive, municipal design primer…

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New York Uses Giant Sponges to Clean Coal Tar from the Hudson River

New York Uses Giant Sponges to Clean Coal Tar from the Hudson River

For the last 18 months, engineers have been testing a new way to removed coal tar from the Hudson River -- by placing mattress-sized "sponges" on the riverbed to absorb toxins.

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light…

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The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out his vision for New York during the annual State of the City Address. He discussed the cost-cutting goals, economic growth, and the on-going…

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National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Energy

National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Energy

National Grid has teamed up with the city to build a gas processing facility that will convert excess methane from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into utility-grade…

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Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

Last fall, New York State awarded Greenpoint $7 million dollars because the city royally polluted local waters during its upgrade of the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. Over…

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The…

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January Pop-Up Park at OpenHouse Gallery in New York’s Nolita

January Pop-Up Park at OpenHouse Gallery in New York’s Nolita

If you need a reprieve from the snow mounds and salt trucks, you're in luck! OpenHouse Gallery on Mulberry Street in Nolita has converted its 4,500 square foot space into an indoor…

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New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

New York High Speed Rail Routes Score Top Marks in New Study

This morning, America 2050, the nation's pro-high-speed rail group, released the first ever comparative study of nearly 8,000 potential high speed rail corridors. The analysis revealed…

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City's gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city's community gardens produce food for their…

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‘Plastic Planet’ Documentary Opens in NYC on Jan. 14

‘Plastic Planet’ Documentary Opens in NYC on Jan. 14

In his call-to-action documentary 'Plastic Planet,' Austrian filmmaker Werner Boote seeks to the serious risks posed by plastic and why we can't seem to change our consumer habits. In…

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New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

New Yorkers, Recycle Your Gadgets at LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collections

Electronics are complicated to recycle, but there are dozens of resources out there that simplify the process for you. Throughout January, the Lower East Side Ecology Center will be…

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Brooklyn Sewing Clubs Encourage Repair and Reuse of Clothing

Brooklyn Sewing Clubs Encourage Repair and Reuse of Clothing

Instead of running to Macy's the next time your favorite sweater gets a snag or your jeans rip in the knee, maker a greener choice and take the time to mend your clothing before buying…

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Empire State Building to Use 100% Green Energy

Empire State Building to Use 100% Green Energy

New York City's most recognizable building is fast becoming the city's greenest building. As part of the Empire State Building's $520 million makeover, the city has spent the last…

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Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Cuomo Appoints ‘Open Space’ Advocate as NYS Environment Chief

Environmental groups are praising Gov. Andrew Cuomo for choosing Joseph Martens as New York State’s new commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation. Martens served as…

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