New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan's Upper West Side

New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan's Upper West Side

Upper West Siders rejoice! A stretch of Columbus Ave. is about to get a green makeover with solar technology infusing the sidewalks. The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District…

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MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

Great news! The MillionTreesNYC Project, which is one of 132 PlaNYC initiatives to green up the city, has already surpassed the halfway point in its grand goal of planting one million…

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Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

As you can imagine, we were extremely excited last year to find out that Queens might be getting a High Line-esque park of its own, but as of now, the project is causing a lot of…

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BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

We've been following BrightFarms' plan to build the world's largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn, and now they've sent us word revealing who their long-term retail partner will be -…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan for Willets Point, Queens to be Revamped into New Green Neighborhood

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan for Willets Point, Queens to be Revamped into New Green Neighborhood

The 62-acre site will be redeveloped over the next 15 years, starting with the controversial relocation of residents and businesses during the first phase of the project. Unhappy…

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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot…

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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New Jersey is Fighting for Its Own High Line-Style Rail Park

New Jersey is Fighting for Its Own High Line-Style Rail Park

Manhattan’s High Line has been such a success that now New Jersey is hankering to have their own elevated park. The proposed site of the green space would be at the Harsimus Stem…

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The Jerde Partnership Reimagines Atlantic City as a Gorgeous Green Family Destination

The Jerde Partnership Reimagines Atlantic City as a Gorgeous Green Family Destination

Atlantic City's golden era has long passed, and the city fell into disarray and crime over the last 40 years. Jerde’s plan not only reshapes the city into a premier tourist…

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The Delancey Underground's LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

The Delancey Underground's LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

Great news for LowLine fans - this week, The Delancey Underground won the support of Manhattan’s Community Board 3, bringing the underground park even closer to coming to…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it's developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275…

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Gas Explosion Under the High Line Park Leaves 2 People Injured

Gas Explosion Under the High Line Park Leaves 2 People Injured

A gas explosion rocked an area underneath the High Line this morning, injuring two people. The blast occurred when a crew of construction workers tried to remove a gas tank from a…

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the…

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The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

What is going on here? We don't even know. The High Line Zoo is located atop a previously barren rooftop along the High Line, and consists of flat (but still ferocious) lions,…

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High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

Last week, a disgruntled Chelsea resident posted fliers along the High Line Park begging tourists who visit the area to check their manners. The posters, most of which were torn down…

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PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Farmacy rises in the middle of the grassy park, with a metal framework grid. On each of the lateral rungs, the artist has hung the white Ag-Bags. Bunches of  herbs, berries and flowers…

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Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Traveling apiculturist Zainal Khan is overseeing the hive for now and is training Chef Andrew Rubin to maintain it on a daily basis. The hive is expected to produce almost 30 pounds of…

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HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

Conceived by HWKN's Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, Marc Perrotta, Patricia Sahm, Paul Sanders, Jefferson Frost, Robert May, Will Kemper, and Evan V. Watts, the 1,000 sq. ft. space is…

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Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Imagine being a student at New York City’s Queens College, and being able to pick a ripe, organic apple right off the tree on your way to your morning biology class. Nice, right? This…

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Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City's Inaction in Chelsea

Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City's Inaction in Chelsea

What do you do when you've been lobbying for a neighborhood park for years to no avail? How about creating your own pop-up park in protest? That's what a group called Friends of…

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Lower East Side's Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

Lower East Side's Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

The Daily News has awarded its prize for best community garden in NYC, and we're excited to say it's one that's near and dear to our hearts - the Lower East Side's Creative Little…

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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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Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

A simple experiment to see how trees are affected by growing in an urban environment has had surprising results, showing that they can grow up to eight times faster due to the urban…

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