Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn is home to almost 50 percent of New York City's community gardens, and it looks like that number is about to go up! The Brooklyn Community Foundation, in support of Brooklyn…

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National 9/11 Memorial Set to Open on 10 Year Anniversary, Tickets Going Fast

National 9/11 Memorial Set to Open on 10 Year Anniversary, Tickets Going Fast

Much like the Vietnam War Memorial and others of its kind, the highly anticipated memorial will display a list of all of the names of the victims from September 1th. Lining the walls of…

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Celebrate NYC's Waterfront This Saturday at the 4th Annual City of Water Day Festival!

Celebrate NYC's Waterfront This Saturday at the 4th Annual City of Water Day Festival!

The festival will take place on Governors Island and Liberty State Park from 10am to 4pm, plus, there will be different activities happening in waterfront neighborhoods throughout the…

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LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

The etched bar code on the curved arcade wall is a patterned interpretation of Schumacher's piece WATER. Perhaps not so coincidentally, from a distance, the etchings look like small…

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Storm King Art Center: A Summer Retreat for Artsy, Outdoorsy New Yorkers

Storm King Art Center: A Summer Retreat for Artsy, Outdoorsy New Yorkers

Located in Mountainville, NY, Storm King extends the idea of a sculpture garden to an entire landscape, beautifully celebrating the relationship between nature and art. Founded in 1960…

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Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

The studio's first session asks student teams to design a potential rooftop urban agriculture system, working within the limitations of the client, budget, and site. In this case,…

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Tenth Acre Farms: An Abandoned Brooklyn Basketball Court Transformed into a Lush Green Space

Tenth Acre Farms: An Abandoned Brooklyn Basketball Court Transformed into a Lush Green Space

Tenth Acre Farms was started in 2009 by three guys -- Jordan Hall, Bennett Wilson, and Adam Wilson --who work part-time for CollegeHumor.com, all of whom grew up with farming families.…

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NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named…

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Downtown Students Reap First Harvest at the Battery Park Urban Farm

Downtown Students Reap First Harvest at the Battery Park Urban Farm

Our favorite turkey-shaped farm is bursting with fresh produce! This week, the student gardeners at the Battery Park Urban Farm reaped the "vegetables of their labor" after two months…

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Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With NYC to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With NYC to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

In a huge victory for environmental advocacy and green activism, four environmental groups, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reached a legal settlement that…

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The Floating Pool Lady: An Old Barge Transformed into a Buoyant Swimming Pool in The Bronx

The Floating Pool Lady: An Old Barge Transformed into a Buoyant Swimming Pool in The Bronx

The 'Floating Pool Lady' was commissioned in 1999 by The Neptune Foundation, and donated to the New York City Parks Department in 2008. The 260' long barge was purchased and refitted in…

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NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

The Trust for Public Land, in an exciting effort to promote a greener city, is turning over one of the largest network of community gardens in the nation to local residents across the…

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High Line Structural Engineering: Elevating the Design of New York's Preserved Rail

High Line Structural Engineering: Elevating the Design of New York's Preserved Rail

Robert Silman Associates were in charge of stabilization, repairs and other engineering services for the original structure, including a survey of the High Line's existing condition…

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East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

It's no secret that stormwater runoff is a serious contributor to pollution in NYC waterways, especially in areas in southern Brooklyn and Queens. In East New York, a lower-income…

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Top 5 Urban Farms in New York City

Top 5 Urban Farms in New York City

Brooklyn Grange Brooklyn Grange is the largest rooftop farm in the country (and possibly the world), spanning some 40,000 square feet atop a former industrial building in Queens. The…

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Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn Grows its Own Produce in Shipping Container Greenhouses

Roberta's Pizza in Brooklyn Grows its Own Produce in Shipping Container Greenhouses

Not long ago, Bushwick, Brooklyn was an industrial wasteland, with cafes and bars few and far between. Now, it is home to one of Brooklyn’s most popular -- and sustainable --…

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Seeing Green To Conduct First Ever Research on Stormwater Management Benefits of Urban Farms

Seeing Green To Conduct First Ever Research on Stormwater Management Benefits of Urban Farms

It's no secret that we love urban farming and green roofs, and while there are plenty of well-known benefits to greening up roof tops, there is still a lot that is misunderstood. Seeing…

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Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Finding a good campground isn't really one of the first things you think about when it comes to New York City, but that might just change. Floyd Bennett Field, an old airport on the…

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PHOTOS: The Wild Project Theater Sets the Stage With Green Roof by Alive Structures

PHOTOS: The Wild Project Theater Sets the Stage With Green Roof by Alive Structures

Wild Project is a community theater and production company in the heart of the East Village. With its emphasis on local, up-and-coming artists and performers, the group hosts plays,…

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Section 2 of the High Line Officially Opens!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Section 2 of the High Line Officially Opens!

Like much of New York's population, the Inhabitat team has been eagerly awaiting the opening of section two of the High Line for months. Whether peeking through the fencing at the first…

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New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

With the development of high-profile waterfront projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Hudson River Park, it can be easy to forget that all of NYC's boroughs, not just Brooklyn and…

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NYC-Based BrightFarms Wants to Bring Hydroponic Greenhouses to a Grocery Store Near You

NYC-Based BrightFarms Wants to Bring Hydroponic Greenhouses to a Grocery Store Near You

Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get fresh and local produce while supporting the local economy, but they’re mostly on the weekends, in parks, and are rarely held during…

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NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

Biking has steadily become an alternative mode of transportation in NYC, but it has been an uphill battle that takes one step forward followed by two steps back. There are plenty of…

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Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

With spring in full swing, local fresh produce is available all over the city and Gotham Greens, a new comer to the urban agricultural movement, will have its first harvest this month…

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Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Now that the spring is here and summer fast approaching, Mayor Bloomberg wants you to get out and make NYC your own personal gym. The week-long "Make NYC Your Gym" campaign kicked off…

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