Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting…

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Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Urban farms have been popping up on NYC rooftops, corner lots, and schools, and now they’ll be finding new homes on the grounds of select New York housing projects. City officials…

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BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

“We’re excited to team up with AT&T and Pensa to help make New York a little greener and solar power a little more accessible,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero.…

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Global Green Announces

Global Green Announces "Solar for Sandy" Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Yesterday, Global Green USA announced the roll-out of its “Solar for Sandy” program to build emergency back-up solar energy systems at five or more Sandy-struck NYC community…

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Drive Change Food Truck Helps Former Youth Inmates Serve Sustainable Food

Drive Change Food Truck Helps Former Youth Inmates Serve Sustainable Food

New York-based start up Drive Change offers formerly incarcerated youngsters the opportunity to serve up locally-sourced food with a side of social justice. With the already competitive…

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Harlem Grown Urban Farm Gives Unemployed Single Moms a Chance to Earn Some Green

Harlem Grown Urban Farm Gives Unemployed Single Moms a Chance to Earn Some Green

Harlem Grown is giving out-of-work, single moms a chance to earn some green while growing greens at their neighborhood urban farm. Four mothers whose children attend P.S. 175 Henry H.…

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New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed changes to NYC's decades-old flood zone maps that nearly double the number of people and buildings at risk to 400,000…

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AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

"ex.terra" // by AN.ONYMOUS from IMAN ANSARI on Vimeo. “ex.terra” connects to the existing subway line, bridges and roads in the Rockaways as an anamorphic grid, plugging the…

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NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces $90M Tax Reduction for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Homes and Businesses

Mayor Bloomberg Announces $90M Tax Reduction for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Homes and Businesses

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel announced a $90.3 million reduction in property taxes for residents and commercial business owners who…

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun…

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Climate Change-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in NYC, Says New Report

Climate Change-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in NYC, Says New Report

Enduring a brutally hot summer in New York City may end up killing you. A new study released this week says thanks to global warming and the “urban island” effect, NYC mortality…

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You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

Celebrate the strides that compassionate fashion has made by joining celebrities, fashionistas and media to honor VAUTE Couture president Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart at FASHION LOVES ANIMALS,…

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NY <3 Boston: Illuminated Messages of Support for Boston Victims Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music

NY <3 Boston: Illuminated Messages of Support for Boston Victims Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music

The streaming messages of hope and support for Boston were created by the NYC Light Brigade and The Illuminator Collective - a political art project featuring a cargo van equipped…

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NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

The canopy roof of the design now features a dip in the middle for distinctive views of the O’Toole Building, which now serves as a medical complex and round-the-clock emergency room.…

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UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Create Designs That Help Kids Across the Globe

UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Create Designs That Help Kids Across the Globe

The City University of New York and UNICEF are launching a school-wide challenge called Design UNICEF that asks CUNY students to come up with innovative solutions to improve the health…

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NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City announced a new grant program yesterday that will provide more than $1.7 million in funding for city-wide…

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Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Buying Hurricane Sandy Homes and Redeveloping Land

Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Buying Hurricane Sandy Homes and Redeveloping Land

For homeowners left devastated after Hurricane Sandy, financial relief may be on the way. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is proposing to buy homes from Sandy flood victims in a program that…

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Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC's Homeless into Art for Social Change

Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC's Homeless into Art for Social Change

The creators of the project, Nick Zafonte and Thompson Harrell, worked with world-renowned, award-winning photographer and film director Andrew Zuckerman to capture homeless men and…

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Model Karlie Kloss and Momofuku Milk Bar Bake Cookies to Help Feed Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Model Karlie Kloss and Momofuku Milk Bar Bake Cookies to Help Feed Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Believe it or not, supermodels eat cookies too. But model-turned-entrepreneur Karlie Kloss is selling hers to feed Hurricane Sandy victims in New York as part of a collaboration with…

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Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Urban Librarians Unite has been coming to the rescue of book-loving residents in many of NYC's Hurricane Sandy-hit neighborhoods. The literary Samaritans have begun installing…

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Brooklyn's El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Brooklyn's El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Residents in East New York, Brooklyn have a new place to shop for their eggs without having to step foot inside of a grocery store or bodega. Instead, members of the recently unveiled…

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SURE WE CAN Offers NYC's Homeless a Safe, Welcoming Place to Redeem Cans and Bottles

SURE WE CAN Offers NYC's Homeless a Safe, Welcoming Place to Redeem Cans and Bottles

Photo via Shutterstock Collecting cans and bottles off the streets is an honest, legal and eco-friendly way to make some income, but many still see "canners" as a nuisance and an…

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Call for Submissions: Enter Your Designs in Reclaim NYC's Reclaim x2 Charity Exhibition to Benefit Sandy Storm Victims

Call for Submissions: Enter Your Designs in Reclaim NYC's Reclaim x2 Charity Exhibition to Benefit Sandy Storm Victims

After the success of their first initiative, Reclaim NYC is back with 'Reclaim x2: Design that’s more than the sum of its parts.' Writer Jennifer Krichels Gorsche, Designer Pages'…

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House Passes $50.7 Billion Sandy Relief Package

House Passes $50.7 Billion Sandy Relief Package

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the second stage of the Hurricane Sandy relief package. The final tally came in at 241 to 180 in favor of providing $50.7 billion towards…

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