INFOGRAPHIC: What Would Happen if Everyone Swapped Their Cars for Bikes?

INFOGRAPHIC: What Would Happen if Everyone Swapped Their Cars for Bikes?

Can you imagine what NYC would be like if half the cars on the road were to be swapped out for bicycles? It's almost impossible to conceive of most cities without traffic jams,…

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Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

The city will be buzzing September 8 - 14 as New York City honey week kicks off! Touted as the “Celebration of the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps,” the event is…

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Textile Lab's Laura Sansone Talks About Natural Dyes and Local Farming in the NY Area

Textile Lab's Laura Sansone Talks About Natural Dyes and Local Farming in the NY Area

We've featured sustainable fashion pioneer Laura Sansone's naturally-dyed textiles before, so we were thrilled when LocalFlux sent us their even more in-depth look at how her work is…

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See the Second Episode of StreetEasy's New York City Brownstone Renovation Video Series

See the Second Episode of StreetEasy's New York City Brownstone Renovation Video Series

In the second episode of StreetEasy's NYC brownstone renovation video series, Demo to Decor, local architect and historic NYC townhouse expert Brendan Coburn walks us through the…

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The Sky Scratcher is a Recycled Cardboard Empire State Building Fit for Catzilla

The Sky Scratcher is a Recycled Cardboard Empire State Building Fit for Catzilla

The Sky Scratcher NYC is a scratching post made especially for cats that are in a New York state of mind. Constructed from 120 recycled cardboard ‘floors’ stacked to resemble the…

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NYIT's SodaBIB Project Redesigns the Shipping Pallet to Double as a Plastic Roof

NYIT's SodaBIB Project Redesigns the Shipping Pallet to Double as a Plastic Roof

Students and professors at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have collaborated to redesign the shipping pallets commonly used in the beverage industry. Their new pallet, the…

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Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Mike Morone of Rochester, NY is willing to go to great lengths to promote waste reduction - 300 miles to be exact. This summer, he plans to walk the distance while pushing a 50-gallon…

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From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

Aged Woods' rescued maple flooring recently found a new home is this Soho apartment where sustainability was a prime motivator in design and product selection. The batch of reclaimed…

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Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio's Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio's Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

MOD{all} Studio recently sent us their green redesign of the Conover Cottages in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Called Eco-ttage, the sustainable facelift was the winning entry in a competition to…

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NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

This summer, a couple of green-loving Brooklynites want to transform an abandoned lot in Red Hook into a native plant center that would be open to the public for free. The project,…

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No Longer Empty Restores the Bronx's Historic Andrew Freeman Home With Site-Specific Art

No Longer Empty Restores the Bronx's Historic Andrew Freeman Home With Site-Specific Art

On April 4, 2012, a newly restored “paradise” in the Bronx will open to the public for a two-month long exhibition. Located along the Grand Concourse, the Andrew Freedman Home,…

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Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

The exhibit will include a “farmstand” where visitors make their own determination of the value of the microgreens grown in the gallery and may choose an urban agriculture…

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New 'Made by Hand' Film Focuses on a NYC-Based Rooftop Beekeeper

New 'Made by Hand' Film Focuses on a NYC-Based Rooftop Beekeeper

For the latest film in the Made by Hand series, the filmmakers pointed their cameras at a NYC-based urban rooftop beekeeper. Megan Paska is a beekeeper, backyard farmer and educator --…

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope…

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

On Thursday, January 27, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer spoke in front of a 3 KW set of solar panels on Hunter College of the City University to promote his “Rooftop…

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Red Hook Water Research Incubator Aims to Revitalize the Brooklyn Waterfront

Red Hook Water Research Incubator Aims to Revitalize the Brooklyn Waterfront

New York City has over 500 miles of shoreline waterfront. Recently however, urban neighborhoods, residents, visitors, commerce, and industry have been disconnected from it. The Red Hook…

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