Bronx schools found to have water lead levels 16 times higher than Flint

Bronx schools found to have water lead levels 16 times higher than Flint

Flint gets most of the attention when it comes to lead in the water, but a recent study found that Bronx schools have lead levels 16 times higher than those in Flint. Readings were…

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WXY is turning an old juvenile detention center into a vibrant live-work community

WXY is turning an old juvenile detention center into a vibrant live-work community

Urban design can improve the way we live, but a well-designed city actually create an instant vibrant community with jobs, education and affordable homes? WXY Architecture is out to…

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See IKEA's storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

See IKEA's storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

ikea, ikea home tour, studio apartment, small space living, tiny living, tiny homes, tiny apartments, ikea tiny apartment, tiny apartment tips, green design, eco design, ikea storage

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Ancient salt marsh in the Bronx reveals dangerous flooding likely for NYC

Ancient salt marsh in the Bronx reveals dangerous flooding likely for NYC

For the past four years scientists have been working in the Bronx, taking advantage of a unique opportunity to study and research the past and future of our coastal ecosystem. A rare…

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New York has third highest rate of student homelessness in the United States

New York has third highest rate of student homelessness in the United States

The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness has discovered that 1 in 8 children attending public school in New York City has experienced homelessness in some form in the…

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Go on a zip line adventure across the Bronx River this summer at the Bronx Zoo

Go on a zip line adventure across the Bronx River this summer at the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo and the Wildlife Conservation Society, the organization that oversees the zoo, is in the process of developing new interactive experiences for visitors of all ages to…

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Former juvenile justice center to become a greenery-filled affordable housing complex in the Bronx

Former juvenile justice center to become a greenery-filled affordable housing complex in the Bronx

Bridges Juvenile Justice Center, more commonly known by its old name—Spofford. The whole project will encompass five different buildings, set to be constructed over three…

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Science Barge floating farm gets decked out in new solar electric system

Science Barge floating farm gets decked out in new solar electric system

Related: Student Builds Floating Garden Farm on the East River The Barge is located at 99 Dock Street, Yonkers, NY + Science Barge + Green Mountain Energy Club Science…

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Gorgeous living wall purifies the air inside this new emergency call center in the Bronx

Gorgeous living wall purifies the air inside this new emergency call center in the Bronx

Related: "What we’ve been working on is matching up the science and the engineering of how to deliver healthier air," says Jason Vollen, AECOM’s principal for high performance…

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Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

In a move many are criticizing as the next wave of gentrification of the South Bronx, Somerset Partners developer Keith Rubenstein revealed plans to turn a 16,000-square-foot warehouse…

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Famously foul

Famously foul "corpse flower" that smells like rotting meat is now blooming at NYBG

A stroll through the New York Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org/ can be a lovely way to spend an afternoon, but you might not enjoy it as much if you caught a whiff of rotting meat.…

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Swale floating food forest to launch this weekend by giving away free food

Swale floating food forest to launch this weekend by giving away free food

Related: NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer Via AM New York Images via Biome Arts Swale Food Forest

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Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Related: Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx + COOKFOX Architects + Breaking Ground

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Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

“We know just how valuable the use of technology is and how important it is in our day-to-day experience — and these benches tap into that power by allowing us to measure park…

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A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

Like most of Bronx area, the Mott Haven neighborhood is becoming a magnet for new construction projects. However, Mott Haven is soon to stand out in terms of green design thanks to a…

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Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather…

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BIG unveils plans for NYPD's first-ever green-roofed police station

BIG unveils plans for NYPD's first-ever green-roofed police station

Located on the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and E 149th St., the eye-catching 43,000-square-foot 40th Precinct Station resembles a stack of staggered bricks, which BIG says references…

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New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state's first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase…

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NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

currently at 997751 New York City Department of Parks and Recreation millionth tree of the MillionTreesNYC initiative at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx first city ew York…

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Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Council Member Mark Levine is a man on a mission. Seems as if the tenacious chair of the Council's Parks and Recreation Committee just won't rest until the world gets to visit the…

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$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

Thanks to a 10 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bronx River Alliance will now be able to build two bicycle and pedestrian bridges and develop a…

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High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

A proposed park for the Bronx could take over a run-down area along a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks soon, if the mayor okays the plan. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr is…

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