Brooklyn residents near Prospect Park are frustrated with all the litter and the lack of a comprehensive cleanup effort, and they have decided to take matters into their own hands to clean up the park themselves. What began as the discovery of condom wrappers
It was a great Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn, and it wasn’t just because of the beautiful summer weather. The expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6 was finally completed on Saturday morning, offering an additional 1.8 acres of sand volleyball
Ryan Enschede believes that we have lost our understanding of how to build in relation to the climate, and the Brooklyn-based architect and designer has dedicated his career to changing that mindset. Enschede’s work centers around the idea that architectural
Tired of schlepping your hand-me-downs all over town just to recycle them? You might not need to for much longer. City officials are teaming up with Housing Works, an organization dedicated to helping homeless people affected by HIV/AIDS, to create Refashion
We’ve recently reported on Councilwoman Gale Brewer’s proposal to ban cars from the Central Park “loop,” as part of an overall effort to promote a safer and greener NYC. The city, however, doesn’t seem to agree. Despite overwhelming support by surrounding Community Boards and New Yorkers in general, the city has slammed the breaks on a proposed 2-month trial ban to study the effects of the proposed legislation on overall traffic.
Why buy a microwave when all you need is a cardboard box and a little help from the sun? Students from Edward R. Murrow and James Madison high schools presented a clever collection of fun and exciting green home designs at the Union Square Greenmarket yesterday
Upper West Side residents have had enough of the pollution and noise caused by delivery trucks, and Councilwoman Gale Brewer says she has a plan to stop it. Brewer, representative of the Upper West Side, proposes making the trucks much cleaner and quieter
One thousand new superintendents graduated yesterday from “One Year, One Thousand Green Supers,” another exciting green initiative sponsored by the city. Now in its second year of operation, the program has been a huge success so far. The program is a 40-hour class that trains supers in the latest practices for energy efficient operations. The class also trains workers to tackle wasted energy problems and helps them create a green operating plan along with performing cost-benefit analysis for building owners and managers.
Public service buildings in NYC are taking a more environmentally friendly turn. City officials gathered last week to announce the opening of a new green intake center for the homeless, the Prevention Assistance and Temporary Housing (PATH) building in The
Back in 2009, we learned that the Lower East Side Girls Club would be getting an amazing new green community center to be the first and only Girls Club in NYC. The development finally broke ground last year, and construction is in full swing. Designed by Cutsogeorge
Winning in the education category, Pratt Institute’s Myrtle Hall is LEED Gold certified, making it the first educational institute in Brooklyn to receive LEED certification. The world renown art school’s new addition uses a solar passive design layout, and
The Prospect Park geese are at the center of attention, yet again. A group of Brooklyn residents, business owners, and wildlife advocates have devised a program to stand guard over the Prospect Park geese at all hours of the day to prevent federal officials
The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The construction of the Duggal Greenhouse, a 2-story, 60,000 square foot building,
More and more New York colleges are jumping on the green building bandwagon. Last week, Fordham University obtained LEED Gold certification for its recently built Rose Hill Dormitories, supported by $555,000 in NYSERDA incentives. The funding will also allow
We have seen the future and it is full of jellyfish blimps. In a new sci-fi like depiction of New York City’s future designed by Terreform ONE and KARV, our metal buses have been replaced by the SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus, a playful new means of transportation
The Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Eighth Avenue just blocks from Times Square, is considered one of the ugliest buildings in all of New York City. But it looks like that’s about to change… kind of. By the end of June, the Port Authority Bus Terminal’s
What do you get when you combine futuristic fashion, cutting edge technology, and innovative designers? COstruction, a collaborative art installation created by Nooka, SOFTlab, and Tietz-Baccon, three major player in New York’s design world. The forward-think
The future is looking brighter — or at least less stinky — for residents near Jamaica Bay. The city has just announced the opening of a new $400 million sewage treatment plant in Paerdegat Basin, a channel that connects Jamaica Bay to the southern end of
It seems like every day more and more electric vehicle charging stations are popping up in New York City. Car Charging Group has just announced today that EV charging stations will be available at the Google-owned Icon 111 Eighth Avenue parking facility.
As you know, Inhabitat was super busy over the weekend covering the most exciting events during the Festival of Ideas. We had a chance to listen to an inspiring panel of green mayors and we were on the scene for the inauguration of the Bowery Mission’s rooftop
The Seward Park Cooperative in the Lower East Side has just launched an electric vehicle sharing program for its residents. The co-op, located on Grand Street, installed four electric charge stations earlier in the year, and on Friday, they officially unveiled
Free fruit is coming your way! Every Friday from May to November, Go Healthy NY will be hosting Free Fruit Fridays to encourage New Yorkers to adopt a healthier diet and lifestyle. The Go Healthy New York fruit truck will be traveling throughout the five boroughs,
NYC has always been know for its awesome parks, and even more recently, for some rather interesting urban forest projects. It looks like it won’t be stopping there either. As part of the MillionTreesNYC project, Fiat North America is donating and installing
Cook + Fox is well known for their commitment to environmental sustainability and profound passion for design excellence. We’re huge fans of their work, especially One Bryant Park, one of our favorite green buildings in New York City. Thanks to their superior