Molly Cotter

 

A Detroit native, Molly strongly supports the movement for green design and innovation. She moved to New York years ago to attend the Christie's MA in Art Business program. After spending most of her time with 19th Century American paintings, she joined the living art world, and has become a freelance writer and researcher for artists, galleries, and curators. She most recently spent a summer studying Art Crime in Italy, and that is all she is allowed to say about that.

Molly Cotter
The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack is a Handy Recipe Book for Local Fruits and Veggies

The NYC Green Cart Fresh Food Pack is a Handy Recipe Book for Local Fruits and Veggies

NYC's green carts - you know, those vendors you see on street corners selling fresh fruits and veggies? - are a wonderful source of healthful food for New Yorkers, and now there's even…

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McCarren Pool is Looking to Hire Snack Bar and Mobile Food Vendors - Inquire Within

McCarren Pool is Looking to Hire Snack Bar and Mobile Food Vendors - Inquire Within

Albeit somewhat bad timing what with all the fecal funkiness and vomit issues going down, McCarren Pool has put the word out that it's looking to hire snack bar and mobile food…

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The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental has had their eye on the LEED prize from the very beginning. They chose to build on a previously developed site, where they recycled 75% of the construction debris…

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Battery Park City Getting a New Garden-Lined Bikeway

Battery Park City Getting a New Garden-Lined Bikeway

Battery Park has long been a New York City must-see for its stellar waterfront promenade, and word on the street is that it will soon boast a brand new greenery-lined bikeway. The…

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New Report Shows That NYC's Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

New Report Shows That NYC's Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

Mayor Bloomberg's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability has long been toiling away at its benchmark report on the city's building energy use, and now the results are finally…

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Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

The Brooklyn Grange began in Queens when Farmer Ben Flanner started his own small rooftop farm that catered to locals and caught the attention of a few passionate New York City…

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Bronx Artist Chris Marche Building

Bronx Artist Chris Marche Building "Leaning Tower of Bikes" Out of Old Two-Wheelers

Growing up in the Bronx, Marche found himself welding in body shops all around town. His passion grew and soon he began collecting junk from neighbors and local business. Kids would…

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line's final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around…

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MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Recycling

MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Recycling

If you've ever reused your MetroCard thinking it would be a waste to chuck it, you might soon be rewarded for your efforts. Word on the street is that the MTA is looking to add a $1…

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Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

While the New York City Parks Department just recently approved the petition for a skating area, Action Sports Development wasted no time getting all the right details for a perfect…

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Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

In January, we reported that Studio a+i won the international competition to design the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village but their original design, while breathtaking, was denied…

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David Rockwell Designs a Striking Southampton Performance Pavilion That Will Double as a Skate Rink

David Rockwell Designs a Striking Southampton Performance Pavilion That Will Double as a Skate Rink

Rockwell's pavilion was originally slated to be a replacement performance center while the Southampton Parish Art Museum began a year-long construction period. However, the design was…

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Amtrak Proposes High Speed Rail to Take Riders from NY to Philly in 37 Minutes!

Amtrak Proposes High Speed Rail to Take Riders from NY to Philly in 37 Minutes!

While officials on the west coast of the US solidify plans for their high speed rail line, the east coast is hoping not to be left behind. This week, Amtrak announced their hope to…

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Mayor Bloomberg's New

Mayor Bloomberg's New "Shop Healthy" Program Makes You Exercise for Your Junk Food

Next time you're looking for a candy bar at your local bodega, you may have to really search! This week, Mayor Bloomberg continued his controversial crusade for health  by urging NYC…

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Low Line Park Exhibit Opens April 1st at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

Low Line Park Exhibit Opens April 1st at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

Designed by architect James Ramsey, the principal of RAAD, in part with Dan Barasch of tech think tank PopTech, the Delancey Underground calls for pumping natural sunlight into the…

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New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

Playgrounds may be a favorite place for New York City children, but they have also become an ideal environmental solution for city officials. With a possibly rainy summer season ahead,…

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The U.N. Headquarters Goes Green With a $1.8 Billion Renovation

The U.N. Headquarters Goes Green With a $1.8 Billion Renovation

image © Amanda Silvana Coen for Inhabitat The iconic U.N. Headquarters is in the midst of a $1.8 billion renovation aptly named the "Capital Master Plan." However, you won't be…

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NYC Unveils Official Redevelopment Plans for SPURA in the Lower East Side

NYC Unveils Official Redevelopment Plans for SPURA in the Lower East Side

If you've ever strolled around the Lower East Side, you may have noticed some gaping holes in the cityscape. In fact, the cluster of blocks around Delancy and Essex is the largest plot…

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Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

New York-based architect Andrew Franz will be designing two new beach-like bungalows containing a cafe and restaurant at the Marina, while community members are pushing for an eco-dock…

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Andre Woolery Creates Massive Portraits of Black Icons From Thousands of Push Pins

Andre Woolery Creates Massive Portraits of Black Icons From Thousands of Push Pins

A self-taught artist, Woolery began drawing and painting figures he admired. He then started covering them in colored thumbtacks, producing a mosaic of sorts that jumps off the canvas.…

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World's Oldest Forest Discovered in Upstate New York

World's Oldest Forest Discovered in Upstate New York

The discovery was published in the March 1 issue of Nature Last week, scientists found evidence of a 300-million-year old forest below a coal mine in China. Now, remnants of an even…

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Charles Spurrier Creates Patterned 3D Paintings From Thousands of Pieces of Reclaimed Plastic

Charles Spurrier Creates Patterned 3D Paintings From Thousands of Pieces of Reclaimed Plastic

A canvas surface is usually off limits for viewers to ever touch, leaving the artist's process a mystery. The tactile nature of Spurrier's works brings art to a more engaging level,…

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12 x 12 Exhibition Announces Winning Designers to Create Furniture from Demolished NYC Buildings

12 x 12 Exhibition Announces Winning Designers to Create Furniture from Demolished NYC Buildings

Sawkill Lumber has just announced the 12 designers who have been selected to participate in the first ever 12 x 12 design exhibition this spring. Debuting at Design Week in May this…

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Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

More photos at DNAinfo It was almost a year ago to date when the Department of Transportation set its eye on an unused triangular plot of land in Chinatown and envisioned the city's…

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Textile Recycling is on the Rise Thanks to Re-FashioNYC Apartment Building Collection Bins

Textile Recycling is on the Rise Thanks to Re-FashioNYC Apartment Building Collection Bins

New Yorkers throw away nearly 200,000 tons of clothing a year. But thanks to a recent spurt of recycling programs throughout New York City, collecting and reusing textiles is becoming…

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