GE's Solar Powered Carousel Opens at the South Street Seaport!

GE's Solar Powered Carousel Opens at the South Street Seaport!

This summer, kids will get a chance to ride free on the Carousolar between 10AM - 10PM until September 7th. You can also charge your cell phone or other mobile device using GE’s…

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'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan officially announced the return of the Summer Streets and Weekend Walks programs in June. On August 6, 13, and 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city…

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Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

Riverpark and the Alexandria developer partnered with GrowNYC to manage the small farm. Besides its location on a stalled construction site, what's unique about the 15,000 square foot…

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BMW Guggenheim Lab Opens, Hosts Free Urban Experiments In NYC's East Village - Exclusive Photos!

BMW Guggenheim Lab Opens, Hosts Free Urban Experiments In NYC's East Village - Exclusive Photos!

The 2,200-square-foot mobile structure is a lightweight and compact Swiss army knife. The pavilion is versatile in both function and placement, easily fitting into…

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New Timeshare Lot in the Lower East Side Lets You Rent A Grassy Backyard by the Hour

New Timeshare Lot in the Lower East Side Lets You Rent A Grassy Backyard by the Hour

It's one thing city living lacks: big backyards, perfect for summer barbeques and wet 'n wild slip 'n slide parties with your friends. But stop your fretting because a backyard is…

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New York State Introduces Recyclebank Awards Program

New York State Introduces Recyclebank Awards Program

Beginning today, the first municipality in New York State will partake in the Recyclebank program. The Long Island town of Brookhaven will be the first community in the area to join the…

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New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New Yorkers have been growing urban farms for quite some time, but it finally looks like the city government is officially supporting urban farming efforts. City Council passed two…

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New EPA Report Explains NYC's Sewage Overflow Problem & Offers Solutions

New EPA Report Explains NYC's Sewage Overflow Problem & Offers Solutions

We've extensively covered NYC's ancient sewage system, and its chronic storm water and sewage overflow problems. Just last week, a fire accident at a treatment center added to the mess…

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Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

The first place design, winning $10,000, came from Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari of Canada. Called Parallel Networks, the strategy calls for a flexible network of floating pods that create…

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New York Dairy Cows Can't Produce Milk Because of Heat Wave Stress

New York Dairy Cows Can't Produce Milk Because of Heat Wave Stress

Last week's heat wave was pretty unbearable, but imagine being 1,500 pounds, covered in a fur coat, and not even able to sweat. Welcome to the life of New York's dairy cows. Farmers in…

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Today is the Last Day to Submit to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan in NYC

Today is the Last Day to Submit to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan in NYC

Today is the deadline for 16,000 building owners -- which represent about 1/2 of all of the city's interior space -- in New York City to hand in data on their building's energy and…

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Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Amazing Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Amazing Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean collects the discarded MetroCards to create incredible miniature sculptures and intricate mosaics -- and clean up waste at the same time!

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Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line's Lot TODAY!

Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line's Lot TODAY!

We're still mourning over Rainbow City's good-bye, but there's still reason to be excited! Opening TODAY is the brand new roller rink designed by HWKN in partnership with the High Line…

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NYC DOT Finally Collecting Traffic Data For Possible Car Ban in Central Park!

NYC DOT Finally Collecting Traffic Data For Possible Car Ban in Central Park!

If you've visited the Central Park loop lately, you might of noticed a few automated traffic counters along the loop near Tavern on the Green. After much controversy over the Central…

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Biologists Studying NYC's Interesting Impact on Urban Wildlife Evolution

Biologists Studying NYC's Interesting Impact on Urban Wildlife Evolution

An unfortunate consequence of living in an urban environment is that city folk tend to forget about nature. But for a group of field biologists working with the city parks department,…

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NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

Wind and solar power dominate the renewable energy conversation, but tidal power could soon play a much larger role. On Monday, the New York based company Verdant Power filed the…

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Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

The Highbridge Pool and Rec Center is located in Highbridge Park in Upper Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The pool is always packed in the summer months, and the center…

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Sewage Leak Stopped at North River Plant, But Health Advisories Remain in Effect For NY Beaches

Sewage Leak Stopped at North River Plant, But Health Advisories Remain in Effect For NY Beaches

The record breaking heat wasn't the only thing making NYC rather miserable last week. A fire breakout at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem caused more than 360…

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Brooklyn's Shipping Container Dekalb Market Opens Today!

Brooklyn's Shipping Container Dekalb Market Opens Today!

Dekalb Market is a joint venture of Urban Space (who has built similar shipping container markets elsewhere), and Youngwoo and Associates. It is the product of an immense amount of…

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Raw Sewage is Flowing into the Hudson River Due to a Fire at the North River Wastewater Plant

Raw Sewage is Flowing into the Hudson River Due to a Fire at the North River Wastewater Plant

As the city reaches unbelievably uncomfortable highs (100 degrees, anyone?), don’t look to our city’s waterways to cool yourself down. Wednesday’s fire at the North River…

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NYC Parents Sue DOE to Speed Up Removal of PCB Tainted Lights From City Schools

NYC Parents Sue DOE to Speed Up Removal of PCB Tainted Lights From City Schools

We haven't heard much lately about the continuing battle to have PCB-tainted light fixtures removed from city schools, but on Wednesday, NYC parents filed a federal lawsuit in response…

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Soulless Thieves Steal 35 Bikes Worth $10,000 from NYC Non-Profit

Soulless Thieves Steal 35 Bikes Worth $10,000 from NYC Non-Profit

It is bad enough that people steal iPhones on street corners and snatch wallets on the subway - do they really have to steal away a summer of green transportation from kids in Queens? A…

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NY State May Allow Fracking Within 1,000 Feet of NYC's Water Supply Tunnels

NY State May Allow Fracking Within 1,000 Feet of NYC's Water Supply Tunnels

It's a shocking upset for environmental activists and all New Yorkers. A new set of proposed guidelines for fracking in New York State would allow drilling within 1,000 feet of…

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Brooklyn Compost Company Vokashi Cleans Up Your Kitchen Waste

Brooklyn Compost Company Vokashi Cleans Up Your Kitchen Waste

Here at Inhabitat, we've long praised the environmental benefits of composting, but we understand that the thought of rotting food or a worm bin in your kitchen can be a turn-off. But…

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9MW Solar Roof in New Jersey Will Be the Largest in the U.S.

9MW Solar Roof in New Jersey Will Be the Largest in the U.S.

While New Yorkers struggle to install solar panels because of our city's complex bureaucracy, our neighbors across the Hudson River are upping the ante in the solar power game. New…

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