IT'S SNOWING IN NYC! Major October Snowstorm Hits Northeast This Weekend

IT'S SNOWING IN NYC! Major October Snowstorm Hits Northeast This Weekend

It's SNOWING IN NEW YORK CITY! In October! Before Halloween! Brace yourself, trick-or-treaters because Mother Nature is scheduled to dump as much as 8 inches of snow from Western…

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Thomas Phifer and Partners' LED City Lights Hit the Streets of Lower Manhattan

Thomas Phifer and Partners' LED City Lights Hit the Streets of Lower Manhattan

In 2004, Thomas Phifer and Partners beat out 200 other participants from 23 countries with the most innovative and cost effective design for New York City street lights. The competition…

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Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University just submitted a plan to the City of New York for a sustainable school of applied science on Roosevelt Island that would cost $2.5 billion over a 30-year development…

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Get Sustainable Eats for Your Holiday Dinner With Local Roots Pop Up Thanksgiving!

Get Sustainable Eats for Your Holiday Dinner With Local Roots Pop Up Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and you only have a few weeks to plan your decadent feast. Local Roots NYC’s Community Supported Agriculture program is here to help your…

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The Cinnamon Snail Lunch Truck is Bringing Its Yummy Vegan Goods to NYC

The Cinnamon Snail Lunch Truck is Bringing Its Yummy Vegan Goods to NYC

New York’s food trucks have reach a new gourmet level in the last few years. Now vegans can rejoice, with the opening of The Cinnamon Snail! Previously only delighting the vegans of…

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Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

Universities Vie for $400 Million in City Funding to Build a Green Campus on Roosevelt Island

More than a dozen universities from across the world are vying for the top spot in a competition hosted by the City of New York to build a school of applied science on city land. The…

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A $2.4 Billion Plan for New Green Infrastructure Would Prevent Sewage Overflow in NYC Waterways

A $2.4 Billion Plan for New Green Infrastructure Would Prevent Sewage Overflow in NYC Waterways

When it rains, it pours. The waterways around our fair city turn into a virtual poop soup during heavy rain season, with local wastewater management plants unable to process the deluge…

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World's Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

World's Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

'Tis the season for pumpkin carving, and of course, the bigger the better! Farmers all over the world spend the better part of the year carefully harvesting their squash to hopefully…

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Architect Steven Holl Designs a New Sports Center for Columbia University

Architect Steven Holl Designs a New Sports Center for Columbia University

The Campbell Sports Center is planned to serve as a gateway to the iconic Baker Athletics Complex, the university's outdoor sports plaza on the northern tip of Manhattan. Sprawling…

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Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

Could the Tappan Zee Bridge Become the Next High Line?

The Tappan Zee Bridge in upstate New York has just been fast-tracked by President Obama for demolition and replacement. While bulldozers are firing up, some local officials are pleading…

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NY Waterway Ferries to Get Eco Upgrades!

NY Waterway Ferries to Get Eco Upgrades!

The green transportation of the NY Waterway East River Ferries is about to get a little greener. Partnering with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, each of NY…

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Studies Clash on the Impact of Closing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Studies Clash on the Impact of Closing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Since the March earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear power crisis in Japan, nuclear energy policies and plants have come under close scrutiny around the world. Here in…

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Old St. Vincent's Hospital Facilities May be Turned into a Park

Old St. Vincent's Hospital Facilities May be Turned into a Park

It has been almost a year since the historic St. Vincent's Hospital closed its doors in the West Village, and the future of the hospital facilities have been at the center of a long…

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NY-Class Proposes Replacing Central Park Horse Drawn Carriages with Vintage Electric Cruisers

NY-Class Proposes Replacing Central Park Horse Drawn Carriages with Vintage Electric Cruisers

Cruising around Central Park in a horse drawn carriage is a tourist favorite in New York, but the industry has long been under fire for violating of safety regulations and ignoring the…

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Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park began as a small group of local citizens concerned about the future of the 10,000 square foot lot at 136 West 20th Street. The movement has recently grown to…

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Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab

Understanding Occupy Wall Street as an Ecosystem With SPURSE & the BMW Guggenheim Lab

The group was divided into teams of two and each was delegated one of the Eight Principles for Managing a Commons from Nobel Prize winning Economist Elinor Ostrom’s work. From each…

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Doctors Ask New York to Study the Public Health Risks of Fracking

Doctors Ask New York to Study the Public Health Risks of Fracking

As New York State considers whether or not to allow hydraulic fracturing, officials have been conducting a seemingly comprehensive risk assessment, studying the effects of fracking on…

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Why the Green Movement Plays A Major Role in the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Why the Green Movement Plays A Major Role in the Occupy Wall Street Protests

Many may not think that Occupy Wall Street is a green event, but it most certainly is, seeing that much of the lobbying and subsidies that the protestors are rallying against are for…

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New York Stock Exchange Goes Green With Installation of Super-Insulating Glass

New York Stock Exchange Goes Green With Installation of Super-Insulating Glass

Joining a growing list of New York City landmarks getting green facelifts, the New York City Stock Exchange has been outfitted with new, super-insulating glass that will increase its…

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Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colors – autumn has officially arrived. It’s around this time that everyone’s favorite fall vegetable, beautiful round…

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Team New York's Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod for City Living

Team New York's Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod for City Living

In a city of tall buildings, New York’s rooftops are a hidden treasure of undeveloped real estate -- approximately 1.6 billion feet to be exact! CCNY’s Solar Roofpod takes advantage…

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New York Schools Receive $59K in Mini-Grants to Build Student Gardens

New York Schools Receive $59K in Mini-Grants to Build Student Gardens

The city’s garden initiative program for schools founded by GrowNYC just got great news! The Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative has been awarded $59,044 in mini-grant…

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Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Did you know that there are currently more than 600 stalled construction sites in New York City? And according to the Department of Buildings, due to a slumping commercial real estate…

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Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

While we're still daydreaming about the Low Line park proposed for the Lower East Side, the neighborhood will be breaking ground on another new park this Monday, October 3rd. While…

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Residents Show Support for Expanding NYC's East River Greenway

Residents Show Support for Expanding NYC's East River Greenway

A final public debate forum on the proposed East River Greenway project was held last week, drawing a crowd of more than 300 people. The project calls for filling a gap in the East…

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