New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

photo Jason Gibbs/Cornell University The bees of the world may be in danger of disappearing, but New York City now has its very own. Officially named “Lasioglossum gotham,” a…

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Inhabitat Takes the Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Concept Car For a Spin Around Manhattan - Exclusive Photos!

Inhabitat Takes the Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Concept Car For a Spin Around Manhattan - Exclusive Photos!

The Rolls-Royce 102EX is just as impressive and powerful as the classic Phantom with a few fun alterations. The V12 engine is replaced with a lithium ion battery pack and two electric…

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nbART's Newton Creek Armada Art Installation Takes Video Cameras Into the Murky Waterway

nbART's Newton Creek Armada Art Installation Takes Video Cameras Into the Murky Waterway

Yesterday, the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) announced their latest project that will tackle issues of pollution and civic duty in New York called the Newton Creek Armada.…

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David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

Therapeutic garden designer David Kamp has been asked to transform the private garden behind 1 Sutton Place South into a lively public community park. The former co-op owned land has…

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An Inside Look at NYC's Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow

An Inside Look at NYC's Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow

Several unique features set the new mini-van model apart from existing cabs. Passengers will be able to take advantage of a different view of the city through the moon roof. Rather than…

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Southampton Plastic Bag Ban is Now in Effect!

Southampton Plastic Bag Ban is Now in Effect!

The Hamptons are often written about because of the lavish summer homes and exclusive beach parties, but this past weekend, Southampton, NY made headlines by being one of the first…

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Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

The Sustainability group now has a table and sign officially signalling their approval by the General Assembly to operate as part of the Occupy Wall Street ecosystem. Established about…

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The Intrepid's New Enterprise Space Shuttle Museum Could Land in Hell's Kitchen

The Intrepid's New Enterprise Space Shuttle Museum Could Land in Hell's Kitchen

The Intrepid Museum along the West Side Highway is more than just an enormous aircraft carrier ship docked to shore -- the site's complete title is the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space…

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Nissan Leaf Taxi Pilot Program to Begin in NYC

Nissan Leaf Taxi Pilot Program to Begin in NYC

Six lucky New York City taxi cab drivers have the chance to be part of a new green transportation pilot program.  In collaboration with the New York City Taxi & Limousine…

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High Line Stakeholders Pledge to Complete the Park's Final Section at the West Side Rail Yards

High Line Stakeholders Pledge to Complete the Park's Final Section at the West Side Rail Yards

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday morning that all High Line stakeholders have come to an agreement to extend the High Line all the way up to the West Side Rail Yard at 34th street,…

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Occupy Wall Street Protesters Heat Things Up With Bicycle-Powered Generators

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Heat Things Up With Bicycle-Powered Generators

As the days get colder, things are heating up at Occupy Wall Street in Zuccotti Park -- or at least they will have to soon. After experiencing the year's first snow, protesters have…

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GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

GrowNYC and Pratt Industries Give NYC Schools 40,000 Recycling Bins

New York City students can now practice the habit of recycling in their own classrooms. Brooklyn, Manhattan and Staten Island Public Schools will be receiving 40,000 new paper recycling…

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of Recycled Umbrella Spokes Crashes Into Rikers Island

Floating Harvest Dome Made of Recycled Umbrella Spokes Crashes Into Rikers Island

Navigating the Hudson River can be quite a challenge. From tricky winds to nasty currents, the waters are treacherous even for the most seasoned boater. This weekend, Harvest Dome, a…

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New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City may be at the top of its game when it comes to energy efficiency and working toward a greener future, but there is one crucial area where the Big Apple seriously lags…

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IT'S SNOWING IN NYC! Major October Snowstorm Hits Northeast This Weekend

IT'S SNOWING IN NYC! Major October Snowstorm Hits Northeast This Weekend

It's SNOWING IN NEW YORK CITY! In October! Before Halloween! Brace yourself, trick-or-treaters because Mother Nature is scheduled to dump as much as 8 inches of snow from Western…

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Thomas Phifer and Partners' LED City Lights Hit the Streets of Lower Manhattan

Thomas Phifer and Partners' LED City Lights Hit the Streets of Lower Manhattan

In 2004, Thomas Phifer and Partners beat out 200 other participants from 23 countries with the most innovative and cost effective design for New York City street lights. The competition…

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Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University just submitted a plan to the City of New York for a sustainable school of applied science on Roosevelt Island that would cost $2.5 billion over a 30-year development…

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Get Sustainable Eats for Your Holiday Dinner With Local Roots Pop Up Thanksgiving!

Get Sustainable Eats for Your Holiday Dinner With Local Roots Pop Up Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you only have a few weeks to plan your decadent feast. Local Roots NYC’s Community Supported Agriculture program is here to help your…

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The Cinnamon Snail Lunch Truck is Bringing Its Yummy Vegan Goods to NYC

The Cinnamon Snail Lunch Truck is Bringing Its Yummy Vegan Goods to NYC

New York’s food trucks have reach a new gourmet level in the last few years. Now vegans can rejoice, with the opening of The Cinnamon Snail! Previously only delighting the vegans of…

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Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

More than a dozen universities from across the world are vying for the top spot in a competition hosted by the City of New York to build a school of applied science on city land. The…

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A $2.4 Billion Plan for New Green Infrastructure Would Prevent Sewage Overflow in NYC Waterways

A $2.4 Billion Plan for New Green Infrastructure Would Prevent Sewage Overflow in NYC Waterways

When it rains, it pours. The waterways around our fair city turn into a virtual poop soup during heavy rain season, with local wastewater management plants unable to process the deluge…

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World's Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

World's Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

'Tis the season for pumpkin carving, and of course, the bigger the better! Farmers all over the world spend the better part of the year carefully harvesting their squash to hopefully…

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Architect Steven Holl Designs a New Sports Center for Columbia University

Architect Steven Holl Designs a New Sports Center for Columbia University

The Campbell Sports Center is planned to serve as a gateway to the iconic Baker Athletics Complex, the university's outdoor sports plaza on the northern tip of Manhattan. Sprawling…

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Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

The Tappan Zee Bridge in upstate New York has just been fast-tracked by President Obama for demolition and replacement. While bulldozers are firing up, some local officials are pleading…

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NY Waterway Ferries to Get Eco Upgrades!

NY Waterway Ferries to Get Eco Upgrades!

The green transportation of the NY Waterway East River Ferries is about to get a little greener. Partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, each of NY…

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