Governor Cuomo Passes Law To Benefit Socially Responsible Businesses in New York State

Governor Cuomo Passes Law To Benefit Socially Responsible Businesses in New York State

image courtesy Office of the Governor Governor Andrew Cuomo has just signed a law that creates a new category of company that seeks to benefit businesses across New York State that…

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Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

For two months, the BMW Guggenheim Lab transformed a former rat-infested lot in the East Village into a vibrant, public space. While the Lab has officially packed up and moved on to…

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Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

Solar One and Green Design Lab Offer NYC Schools the Chance to Win $9,000 for Reducing Energy

New York public schools are being challenged to save as much energy as possible as part of an initiative with the Green Design Lab program. The thirty participating schools will have…

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Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

Number of Cyclists in New York City has Doubled Since 2007

The New York City Department of Transportation released news yesterday that they've recorded an 8 percent increase in people biking into Manhattan this year, that makes today's number…

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A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A group of park activists and city board members are hard at work on bringing the concept of the High Line to Queens. The group recently met with representatives from the city about a…

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Third Fallen Horse in 6 Weeks Raises Animal Cruelty Issues for Central Park Carriage Rides

Third Fallen Horse in 6 Weeks Raises Animal Cruelty Issues for Central Park Carriage Rides

photo © Henrique Vicente To many New Yorkers, the horse drawn carriages of Central Park are the quintessential tourist trap. But what they also represent is simple animal cruelty.…

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NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

New York City has been named a recipient of the World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Buildings. The honor was announced…

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Two New Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Break Ground Next Month!

Two New Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Break Ground Next Month!

Construction is set to begin in January on the latest section of Brooklyn Bridge Park that will be both family and eco-friendly! A 400-foot long pedestrian bridge, three new playing…

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More People are Riding Public Transit Because of Higher Tolls on NYC Bridges & Tunnels

More People are Riding Public Transit Because of Higher Tolls on NYC Bridges & Tunnels

Early reports from the New York Department of Transportation seem to show that toll hikes in the month of September on NYC bridges and tunnels connecting the city to New Jersey may have…

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Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking opponents made their voices heard loud and clear yesterday at a hearing about New York State's proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing. Hosted at the Borough of Manhattan…

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The First New Urban Umbrella Construction Shed Will Be Installed in December

The First New Urban Umbrella Construction Shed Will Be Installed in December

Sidewalk construction sheds, no matter how necessary, are complete eyesores that weave across nearly 200 miles of New York City streets. But the steel and plywood monstrosities will…

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New Jersey Neighborhood Faced With Contaminated Drinking Water From 30-Year-Old Chromium Leak

New Jersey Neighborhood Faced With Contaminated Drinking Water From 30-Year-Old Chromium Leak

Garfield, New Jersey’s groundwater could be putting its residents at risk--the chemical toxic hexavalent chromium is seeping into the area's groundwater, due to a massive leak that…

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Finalists Announced for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Finalists Announced for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

It seems like Interboro Partners' Holding Pattern installation at MoMA PS1 just came down yesterday, but the museum is already looking for next year's talented design team. PS1 has…

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New Report Says NYC Has Experienced Global Warming Effects at 2x the Global Average

New Report Says NYC Has Experienced Global Warming Effects at 2x the Global Average

As the effects of climate change become more and more a part of our daily lives, the forecast for the future of New York predicts some major changes. A new report by the New York State…

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20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

It's soon going to be easier for New York City buildings to go green. On December 12, a new set of 20 green zoning rules will be unveiled by the Bloomberg administration. The new set of…

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The East Village's Sustainable NYC Wins Best Green Business Award

The East Village's Sustainable NYC Wins Best Green Business Award

The cute East Village one stop shop, Sustainable NYC, has just won the Green America People’s Choice Award for Best Green Business. The general store meets boutique meets café has…

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POLL: What Kind of Tree Should Light Up Rockefeller Center During the Holidays?

POLL: What Kind of Tree Should Light Up Rockefeller Center During the Holidays?

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and that means only one thing, the annual holiday green-off is about to occur -- the questions abound, from is tofurkey better than a locally grown…

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New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

photo Jason Gibbs/Cornell University The bees of the world may be in danger of disappearing, but New York City now has its very own. Officially named “Lasioglossum gotham,” a…

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Inhabitat Takes the Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Concept Car For a Spin Around Manhattan - Exclusive Photos!

Inhabitat Takes the Rolls-Royce 102EX Electric Concept Car For a Spin Around Manhattan - Exclusive Photos!

The Rolls-Royce 102EX is just as impressive and powerful as the classic Phantom with a few fun alterations. The V12 engine is replaced with a lithium ion battery pack and two electric…

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nbART's Newton Creek Armada Art Installation Takes Video Cameras Into the Murky Waterway

nbART's Newton Creek Armada Art Installation Takes Video Cameras Into the Murky Waterway

Yesterday, the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) announced their latest project that will tackle issues of pollution and civic duty in New York called the Newton Creek Armada.…

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David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

Therapeutic garden designer David Kamp has been asked to transform the private garden behind 1 Sutton Place South into a lively public community park. The former co-op owned land has…

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An Inside Look at NYC's Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow

An Inside Look at NYC's Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow

Several unique features set the new mini-van model apart from existing cabs. Passengers will be able to take advantage of a different view of the city through the moon roof. Rather than…

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Southampton Plastic Bag Ban is Now in Effect!

Southampton Plastic Bag Ban is Now in Effect!

The Hamptons are often written about because of the lavish summer homes and exclusive beach parties, but this past weekend, Southampton, NY made headlines by being one of the first…

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Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

Occupy Wall Street Establishes a Sustainability Working Group to Find Green Solutions

The Sustainability group now has a table and sign officially signalling their approval by the General Assembly to operate as part of the Occupy Wall Street ecosystem. Established about…

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The Intrepid's New Enterprise Space Shuttle Museum Could Land in Hell's Kitchen

The Intrepid's New Enterprise Space Shuttle Museum Could Land in Hell's Kitchen

The Intrepid Museum along the West Side Highway is more than just an enormous aircraft carrier ship docked to shore -- the site's complete title is the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space…

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