New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with…
It's a question we think about a lot here at Inhabitat: what is a sustainable city? Is it LEED certified buildings? Efficient public transportation? An abundance of green space? This…
Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.
Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program's progress since its launch four years ago.
Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY
Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable…
Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.'
The fact that PCBs have been leaking into New York City's schools for months is bad enough, but now the situation has been even further complicated with the discovery of asbestos.
The EPA has rejected the Bloomberg administration's 10-year removal plan and is pushing for a five-year removal deadline.
MTA says artists are in violation of trademark laws by selling art work that is printed on MetroCards.
Supporters of PPW controversial bike lane turn out by the hundreds on Sunday, April 10.
NYSERDA launched an incentive program for thermal solar systems, in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to swap electric hot water systems for solar-powered systems.
The NYC City Council approved three new green building codes, all of which call for more energy-efficient roofs.
Signed into law last year, New York State's Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act takes effect today.
The Green Taxis Act of 2011 calls for changing the federal law to allow cities to set their own efficiency standards for taxi cabs.
New York City's Local Law 84 has the potential to transform how we understand our energy usage.
The debate over the Prospect Park West bike lane has erupted into a full-blown legal battle that will be decided in court.
With Vision 2020, Mayor Bloomberg plans to revitalize and restore New York City's waterways and shorelines.
The EPA is pushing New York City to create a faster timeline for removing PCB tainted light fixtures from the city's schools.
The New York Senate has confirmed Joseph Martens at NY's commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation.
Despite a worthy push from the city, the Supreme Court refused to consider an appeal made by New York to mandate fuel emission standards on the city’s cabs. According to Mayor…
Bloomberg's proposed rules for heating oils would reduce soot pollution, but the Institute for Policy Integrity at the NYU School of Law argues that exemptions in the rules would allow…
Under new rules proposed last Friday, the dirtiest types of heating oils -- used by 10,000 New York City buildings -- would be completely phased out by 2015, resulting in a 63 percent…
Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out his vision for New York during the annual State of the City Address. He discussed the cost-cutting goals, economic growth, and the on-going…
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