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One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

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Sneak a peek into the city’s swankiest new residences at OHNY 2016

by , 09/27/16
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America’s “first micro hotel with 4-star design” packs big style into small rooms

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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

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15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

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Compact $399,999 apartment boasts Empire State Building views and charming design features

by , 09/23/16
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ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

by , 09/22/16
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Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

by , 09/22/16

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Bette Midler might not seem like they have much in common, but the two performers have quite the “budding” friendship. Hoping to give back to the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood where he grew up, the famous rapper has joined forces with Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to breathe new life into what’s now known as the 50 Cent Garden.

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NYC launches city’s largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

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New York City celebrated the launch of its largest urban tech space this week with a ceremony hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Hub at Grand Central Tech offers 50,000 square feet of multipurpose space in Midtown Manhattan, where companies working to resolve the city’s most urgent urban challenges will work in private offices set in open floor plans, with equipment and shared resources provided as part of their leases. The Hub will be like a giant co-working space for urban technology innovators.

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NYC’s green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress yesterday on several green building programs that are moving the city closer to its ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Some 3,800 buildings are included in the plan, which focuses largely on retrofits for greater energy efficiency. In addition to the environmental benefits, the green buildings programs will create nearly 1,000 jobs in the city by 2025.

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Urbanscapes: Free art exhibition explores New York City through the eyes of six artists

by , 09/20/16
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The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

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A futuristic new shipping container building is coming to Socrates Sculpture Park. In celebration of the park’s 30th anniversary, NYC Parks recently released renderings of “The Cubes”, a two-story, 2,640-square-foot building made out of shipping containers. Designed by cargotecture mavens LOT-EK to reflect the park’s dedication to adaptive reuse, the building will house the facility’s arts education programs, gallery space, and administrative offices.

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The most sustainable city in the US is…

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While American cities generally lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts when it comes to sustainability, there is one city that can hold its own green weight globally. The Big Apple is the greenest city in the US, according to the Sustainable Cities Index recently published by global design and consultancy firm Arcadis. Despite its eco-clout, NYC was still no contender for other global cities, and ranked 26th overall and second in North America behind Vancouver. The top city for sustainability in the world was Zurich.

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This Studio Apartment from HBO’s Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You’ve Ever Seen

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AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

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Red Hook could be in for a major transformation if construction and engineering firm AECOM has their way. According to Crain’s New York, the company is set to propose a massive new residential area for the Red Hook waterfront that would be double the size of Battery Park City. The initial plans call for the construction of 45,000 residential units along with multiple new subway connections. In addition to housing, AECOM’s vision includes adding more public parkland to the area as well as installing new resilient infrastructure to protect the low-lying waterfront from storms and rising sea levels.

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Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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This $150 million stairway will be like a gigantic real-life M.C. Escher drawing for Hudson Yards

This $150 million stairway will be like a gigantic real-life M.C. Escher drawing for Hudson Yards

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NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

New Yorkers will be seeing a lot more brown refuse containers around the city, as the sanitation department expands its curbside pickup of organic waste to serve nearly one million residents. The city’s Department of Sanitation recently launched its to

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UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Leading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process of installing a 261 kW rooftop solar project for a non-denominational church in South Brooklyn. Christian Cultural Center (CCC), one of the largest independent churches in the is a

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You’re invited to the New York Harbor Regatta and Beach Bash this Friday

You’re invited to the New York Harbor Regatta and Beach Bash this Friday

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