Potential Design Unveiled for a New Essex Street Market in NYC's Lower East Side

Potential Design Unveiled for a New Essex Street Market in NYC's Lower East Side

As many of our faithful readers know, Inhabitat's office is located in New York's Lower East Side -- and we wouldn't have it any other way. The neighborhood is chock-full of tasty vegan…

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NYC Dept. of Transportation Says 'No' to Central Park Car Ban

NYC Dept. of Transportation Says 'No' to Central Park Car Ban

The fight for a ban on cars in Central Park has been a back and forth debate between Manhattan Community Boards and the Department of Transportation, but it's looking like arguments for…

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Seeks to Lift Ban on Fracking

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Seeks to Lift Ban on Fracking

In a surprising move, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that he is looking to remove a statewide ban on fracking, much to the dismay of many New Yorkers and environmental…

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250 Volunteer Cyclists Produced NYC's First Pedal-Powered Music Festival

250 Volunteer Cyclists Produced NYC's First Pedal-Powered Music Festival

Who doesn't love a good concert? We certainly do, but we hate the fact that live shows need massive amounts of electricity. So does Pedal Power NYC, and they have creates a solution for…

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Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With NYC to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With NYC to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

In a huge victory for environmental advocacy and green activism, four environmental groups, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reached a legal settlement that…

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NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

The Trust for Public Land, in an exciting effort to promote a greener city, is turning over one of the largest network of community gardens in the nation to local residents across the…

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LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's budding cultural district will soon raise the curtain on a new classic theater. Just Last Friday, construction started on the Theater for a New Audience, a Hugh Hardy…

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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…

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Community Boards Vote Unanimously in Favor of Central Park Car Ban

Community Boards Vote Unanimously in Favor of Central Park Car Ban

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's resistance to banning cars from Central Park, the Community Boards surrounding the park are all in favor of implementing a trial ban this summer. Just…

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Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The Gowanus Canal may be a Superfund site, but that hasn't kept the surrounding neighborhood from having somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years. New apartment buildings,…

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UPDATE: Floating East River +Pool Concept Raises First Round of Funding

UPDATE: Floating East River +Pool Concept Raises First Round of Funding

Designed for everyone, the +Pool is large enough to be an Olympic length lap pool, a place to lounge and sun bathe, or a pool for sports with 9,000 sq. ft. of play space. The pool,…

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A Survey of Celebrity Homes' Solar Power Potential in New York City

A Survey of Celebrity Homes' Solar Power Potential in New York City

The NY Solar Map confirmed last week that two thirds of NYC's rooftops are well suited for solar panels, and could potentially harvest most of the city's energy needs. Despite the…

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New York's Javits Center is Receiving a Much Needed Green Renovation

New York's Javits Center is Receiving a Much Needed Green Renovation

After years of deterioration and various structural issues, the Jacob Javits Center is finally getting a much needed eco-upgrade and full renovation. FXFowle will be taking the helm of…

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Bike and Roll Launches New 'Hop On Hop Off' Bike Rental Program in NYC

Bike and Roll Launches New 'Hop On Hop Off' Bike Rental Program in NYC

Bike rental company Bike and Roll unveiled a new 'hop on, hop off' program at Tavern on the Green in Central Park yesterday, just in time for another great season of summer cycling.…

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Complete Streets Bill for Safer Street Design Passes Both New York Houses

Complete Streets Bill for Safer Street Design Passes Both New York Houses

The Complete Streets Legislation unanimously passed both the state Senate and the Assembly yesterday with Governor Andrew Cuomo expected to sign the new legislation into law. The law…

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BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn's Dekalb Market

BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn's Dekalb Market

The creators of BBox Radio Back in March, we reported that a sustainable shipping container market will be popping up in Downtown Brooklyn this summer. Now that summer is here, the…

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Architect Daniel Libeskind to Receive AIA New York Medal of Honor Tonight

Architect Daniel Libeskind to Receive AIA New York Medal of Honor Tonight

Architect Daniel Libeskind, known best for his plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center and revitalizing Lower Manhattan, will be awarded the 2011 AIA New York Medal of Honor tonight…

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New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 to be Voted on Today

New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011 to be Voted on Today

The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011, a bill that aims to bring huge environmental and economic benefits to New York, is set to be voted on in the State Assembly today. In New York…

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NYC Solar Map: Two-Thirds of City Rooftops are Suitable for Solar Panels

NYC Solar Map: Two-Thirds of City Rooftops are Suitable for Solar Panels

Gotham City? How about Solar City? Thanks to a brand new, highly detailed scientific map, New York City could see a massive increase in rooftop solar panels. In fact, NYC could more…

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Brooklyn's Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

Brooklyn's Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

That's right - the Prospect Park geese are making headlines once again! After huge protests and outcry from local residents about the city's mass slaughter of geese at Prospect Park…

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Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Finding a good campground isn't really one of the first things you think about when it comes to New York City, but that might just change. Floyd Bennett Field, an old airport on the…

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Cop Cars & Delivery Vehicles Are NYC's Worst Bike Lane Blockers

Cop Cars & Delivery Vehicles Are NYC's Worst Bike Lane Blockers

In an ironic twist, it seems like NYPD officers are having trouble following the traffic laws they're suppose to enforce. In a recent study conducted by DNAinfo, police cars were found…

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Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

Pratt Institute Supports Sustainable New York Start-Ups With Design Incubator

We're big fans of the Pratt Institute (with several of our writers hailing from the awesome institution), mainly because of the school's dedication to sustainability, be it through…

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Manhattan Community Boards Continue to Push for Central Park Car Ban

Manhattan Community Boards Continue to Push for Central Park Car Ban

Despite Bloomberg's announcement that the city would not run a trial period for a car-free Central Park, Community Boards 7 and 5 are still pushing for the ban. Just last week,…

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New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New York City's public transportation system is one of the best in the country, if not the world, but the MTA is constantly looking for ways to make it even better and more efficient by…

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