Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Related: dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

The $1.4 million project was funded by the variety of city and regional agencies through grants, which DLANDstudio put together.

“We realized that the

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$1 Million Awarded to NYC’s Lower East Side Ecology Center to Build Stormwater-Absorbing Wetland at East River Park

$1 Million Awarded to NYC’s Lower East Side Ecology Center to Build Stormwater-Absorbing Wetland at East River Park

We’ve seen many interesting infrastructure proposals that aim to protect New York City from storms and flooding, but it’s much more exciting when the plans are actually implemented. Inhabitat first wrote about a plan to construct a stormwater-absorbing wetland

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2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

If you live in Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens, a lush new rainwater garden may soon be popping up on a sidewalk near you. New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to install 2,000 new bioswales (rainwater-absorbing

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Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Famous piano maker Steinway & Sons is giving its massive parking lot a lush green facelift with the help of non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The 53,500 square-foot concrete lot will be retrofitted with storm water capture systems, such as

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NYC DEP Unveils Plan to Add Stormwater-Filtering Green Infrastructure to Bed-Stuy Streets

NYC DEP Unveils Plan to Add Stormwater-Filtering Green Infrastructure to Bed-Stuy Streets

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to install green infrastructure in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn as a means to prevent stormwater from polluting Newtown Creek. The proposed green infrastructure would use natural

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New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

The Point Community Development Corporation in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx recently installed a new 7,350-square-foot green roof atop its main facility to assist with stormwater run-off and provide a foundation for environmental education. The

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Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

The newly completed installation of a green infrastructure project in the Edenwald section of the Bronx will prevent nearly 2 million gallons of stormwater from entering the sewer system each year. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection invested

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New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

Playgrounds may be a favorite place for New York City children, but they have also become an ideal environmental solution for city officials. With a possibly rainy summer season ahead, the Department of Environmental Protection is teaming up with the Trust

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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 neighborhood in Brooklyn, old and overburdened sewers release foul odors and

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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 Green: The Value of Urban Farms has set out on a research mission to better

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Sustainable Career Tracks Event & Networking

Sustainable Career Tracks Event & Networking

Similar to most cities around the world, New York City is still grappling with how to effectively prepare for and mitigate the effects of rising sea levels, natural disasters and climate change.  With the impact of Superstorm Sandy still resonating for

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Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Last summer, Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Alloy Development collaborated on the 2000 Galloon Project, a pop-up nursery and event space that successfully brought attention to the creative potential of dumpsters, and also raised visibility on how to the

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Remembering visionary landscape architect Diana Balmori through her most forward-thinking projects

Remembering visionary landscape architect Diana Balmori through her most forward-thinking projects

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New initiative aims to convert NYC’s worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

New initiative aims to convert NYC’s worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

Related: Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

“New York Road Runners is thrilled to launch this partnership with The Trust for Public Land and we look forward to building many new playgrounds that in

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Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

“Our goal is for visitors to take away a richer picture of what the Statue of Liberty has meant to people throughout her history – not only in this nation but around the world – and to see themselves as part of the amazing story of liberty’s and

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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available at scheduled distributed events this summer coordinated by local and

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company will put six dumpsters filled with plants and trees in parking spaces

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Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Built to house the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts as well as the lower Criminal Court, the Staten Island Courthouse impressively blends function, aesthetics, and symbolism into its design. As a courthouse, safety and security are to a

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Bronx group wants to resurrect a buried brook hidden beneath Van Cortlandt Park

Bronx group wants to resurrect a buried brook hidden beneath Van Cortlandt Park

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East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

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The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

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The first-of-its-kind building, opening summer 2017 on Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus, will house an ecosystem of companies, and a

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush and green. Would you have guessed that the next important green in New

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Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

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“These locations have undergone a rigorous design and acceptance process by City agencies to ensure they comply with City requirements for pedestrian access and safety and do not interfere with existing utility lines,” according to a DEP

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Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds

“We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst industrial disasters in our city’s history,” Schneiderman said.

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dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an important purpose: absorbing stormwater and helping plants filter it into to

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