WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with Toilets

WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with Toilets

There's a reason that NYC subways have that oh-so-distinctive "eau de toilet" scent. Sometimes finding an open bathroom in the city without having to make a purchase can be close to…

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda RED HOOK While it doesn't have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you've been…

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new outdoor gym on South Street opened to the public on Friday, May 15th and it didn't take long for neighborhood residents to catch on. Although, as you can see from our photos,…

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at…

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City Harvest is Looking for Volunteers for Their Upcoming Queens Bridge Mobile Produce Market Team

City Harvest is Looking for Volunteers for Their Upcoming Queens Bridge Mobile Produce Market Team

Help City Harvest bring healthy food to neighborhoods that need it by joining their Mobile Market team! The Queens Bridge mobile market will be up and running behind the Jacob Riis…

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Help Restore the Destroyed East Harlem Urban Garden Center

Help Restore the Destroyed East Harlem Urban Garden Center

A local East Harlem business is picking up the pieces after it was destroyed by the devastating explosion that took place in the neighborhood two weeks ago. Undeterred by the broken…

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DesigNYC Announces 7 New Resiliency-Centered Collaboration Projects for 2014

DesigNYC Announces 7 New Resiliency-Centered Collaboration Projects for 2014

New York social change advocate desigNYC recently announced 7 new project collaborations for 2014 centered on the hot new topic of resiliency. Every year, the organization pairs…

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NYC Woman Warms Homeless Feet One Pair of Socks at a Time

NYC Woman Warms Homeless Feet One Pair of Socks at a Time

This winter has been especially brutal for thousands of homeless individuals living on the streets of New York City. While some might offer up a cup of coffee, a meal or even a few…

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton…

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Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That's exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County - the poorest county in…

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Keep a Fellow New Yorker Warm This Winter with the New York Cares Coat Drive

Keep a Fellow New Yorker Warm This Winter with the New York Cares Coat Drive

90% of NYC's homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the…

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Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need

Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need

We contacted Habitat for Humanity to get the full story behind what happened to the ghosts of Christmas trees past,  and Chris Clarke, senior vice president of marketing and…

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there…

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NYC Homeless Man Codes App That Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

NYC Homeless Man Codes App That Helps Reduce Carbon Emissions

Leo Grand doesn’t fit the typical archetype of an environmentalist. Despite having unveiled his car-sharing app, Trees for Cars, to the world last Tuesday, Grand has been sleeping on…

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New "Snow Day" Maple Syrup-Themed Food Truck Will Provide Jobs to Formerly Incarcerated Youth

Drive Change was founded by social entrepreneur Annie Bickerton and Jordyn Lexton, a teacher who saw a need for change after teaching at Rikers Island for three years. Lexton explained…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New "LEED for Broadband" Certification

Finding free Wi-Fi in NYC is about to get a little bit easier. This morning, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a massive new initiative to bring free wireless broadband internet to select…

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It's been a long week full of rather sad news, so here's a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q…

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Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Breadbox Cafe occupies an old Esso Standard Oil mechanic's garage from the 1950s. Today the eatery serves up carbs instead of servicing…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Water Street Pops! Free Summer Events to Support Lower Manhattan

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Water Street Pops! Free Summer Events to Support Lower Manhattan

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg kicked off a unique program of free events called Water Street Pops! to give local businesses in Lower Manhattan a fiscal boost while also providing New…

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NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

This week, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi kicked off NYC Summer YouthWRAP, a city initiative to connect teen…

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AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T's Neil Giacobbi, New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, and Kevin Jeffrey, Borough Commissioner, Parks, will be on hand this morning at Coney Island's West 8th Street…

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South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

The South Bronx is prepping for a new kind of farmers market that will bring healthy, affordable food to as many as 300 people per week, and get this—it’s on wheels! The new South…

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place…

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Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting…

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Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Urban farms have been popping up on NYC rooftops, corner lots, and schools, and now they’ll be finding new homes on the grounds of select New York housing projects. City officials…

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