Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University has announced that it will be kicking off an ambitious campus redevelopment initiative that will aim for LEED Silver certification. The College Avenue Campus Redevelopment Initiative will see the implementation of a bevy of sustainable

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there’s no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it’s waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the comforts of your tent in Inwood Hill, the New York City Parks Department’s

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Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

If you’ve ever wanted to try glamping (glamorous camping), here’s your chance! Inspired by the tent communities that popped up at Rockaway Beach in the early 1900s, Camp Rockaway is an initiative to bring beach camping back to Queens. The team behind this

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New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially signed off on a transfer of the prized land to the university. Now that Mayor

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NYC’s Colorful “Recycle Everything” Ad Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Curb Waste

NYC’s Colorful “Recycle Everything” Ad Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Curb Waste

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office is launching a colorful new ad campaign to encourage New Yorkers to recycle. Called “Recycle Everything,” the series of eye-catching adverts will also promote the expansion of organic food recycling around New York City.

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Frank Gehry Set to Design Facebook’s New NYC Campus

Frank Gehry Set to Design Facebook’s New NYC Campus

Facebook has tapped renowned architect Frank Gehry to design the interior of its newly leased New York office, a 100,000-square-foot space set on two floors at 770 Broadway (a LEED Silver-certified building with ultra-efficient lighting and water systems).

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NYC’s “Stop Idling” Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC’s “Stop Idling” Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC is stepping up its commitment to reducing kids’ exposure to pollutants by implementing a “Stop Idling” campaign at some of the city’s most trafficked schools. Commissioner Carter Strickland of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently

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New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell’s Tech Campus

New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell’s Tech Campus

Back in March the NYC Planning Commission approved plans for Cornell’s new tech campus located on Roosevelt Island – and now it looks like the university is about to jump its final hurdle. The City Council just announced that it will vote to approve the 2-million-square-foot

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Columbia University Now Boasts 18,180 Square Feet of On-Campus Green Roofs

Columbia University Now Boasts 18,180 Square Feet of On-Campus Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming a growing staple in New York City architecture. These green spaces help to reduce the “urban island heat effect” by covering buildings in grass and plants that will take in carbon dioxide, convert it into oxygen and help to cool

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NYC Planning Commission Approves Cornell Tech’s Sustainable Campus on Roosevelt Island

NYC Planning Commission Approves Cornell Tech’s Sustainable Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell University overcame a big hurdle in their proposal to build a new tech campus on Roosevelt Island when the New York City Planning Commission gave their plans the green light this week. The proposed campus was approved by the community board last

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We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the new “We Are Made in NY” campaign to help local tech startups thrive in the city. The plan will bring resources to the fingertips of entrepreneurs and startup companies, helping to foster the local economy. The multi-platform

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Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

The Cornell Tech Campus took a giant leap forward with Community Board 8’s approval, and can finally start making plans to break ground. The undeveloped part of Roosevelt Island will get a face lift by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who are in charge of the

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Cornell Tech Releases New Renderings of Net-Zero Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech Releases New Renderings of Net-Zero Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will begin construction on their new Roosevelt campus starting in 2014 and expects to have Phase I completed by 2017. The overall campus plan is being designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP and will include the first academic building,

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Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Four student teams were assembled to address priority concerns delineated by a class survey: biodiversity and urban agriculture. The first project, Adaptaspace by Ross Diamond, Elaine Mahoney and Fred Wolf, seeks to enhance future biodiversity on campus by

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NYC Announces Another New Tech Campus, This Time for Columbia University

NYC Announces Another New Tech Campus, This Time for Columbia University

We recently wrote about the Cornell NYCTech facility coming to Roosevelt Island, and now we’re excited to say that NYC’s Columbia University has announced it will be getting a new tech campus of its own. Even more interesting, the new Institute for Data

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Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Starting in late May, Pratt graduate students in the green infrastructure design + build course began learning green roof and stormwater management techniques. Preliminary designs for the green roof were completed under the direction of professors Gita Nandan

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PHOTOS: Shigeru Ban’s Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in SoHo

PHOTOS: Shigeru Ban’s Camper Store is a Cardboard-Topped House of Shoes in SoHo

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Shigeru Ban Completes First US Retail Project, Camper Store in NYC

Shigeru Ban Completes First US Retail Project, Camper Store in NYC

Although this is his first retail project, this is not the first time Shigeru Ban has worked in New York City. One of our favorite of his four NY projects to date remains the Metal Shutter houses completed last year. Attending a rambunctious opening party,

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Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem just announced that it has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for neighborhood development. Located just north of Columbia’s Morningside

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Kim Holleman’s Trailer Park Recycles a Camper Into a Mobile Green Oasis

Kim Holleman’s Trailer Park Recycles a Camper Into a Mobile Green Oasis

Trailer Park: A Mobile Public Park first began appearing around New York in 2006, when Holleman transformed a Coachman Travel Trailer for the Storefront for Art and Architecture.  The original furnishings of the trailer were removed and replaced with plants,

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Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

The farm began last year with a $5000 Sodexo School Engagement Grant from YouthService America. Last fall, the students built a 40′ x 12′, energy-efficient, low-cost greenhouse, made with spare materials repurposed from an existing project. The growing space

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Cornell Names Six Finalists to Design Net-Zero Building for Roosevelt Island Applied Sciences Campus

Cornell Names Six Finalists to Design Net-Zero Building for Roosevelt Island Applied Sciences Campus

Cornell University has announced its shortlist of names that could design the core building of their new School of Applied Sciences on Roosevelt Island in New York City. It was no surprise when Cornell was chosen as the lucky educational institution to get

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Low Line Park Under Delancey Street Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Low Line Park Under Delancey Street Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The ambitious Low Line Project proposal, which would transform a disused subway station into an underground park, has launched their Kickstarter campaign — and in less than 48 hours, it has already raised nearly $24,000. The subterranean park would infuse

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Molloy College’s New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College’s New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not only making the space bright and vibrant, but also integrating it with

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