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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NYC Cyclist Ticketed for NOT Using Bike Lane Highlights the Perils of ALWAYS Using Bike Lanes

NYC Cyclist Ticketed for NOT Using Bike Lane Highlights the Perils of ALWAYS Using Bike Lanes

Let's face it, some cyclists really do deserve tickets for not riding in the bike lanes, especially since the lanes are there to protect everyone on the road. But sometimes the bike…

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Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

City Hall may be getting a green makeover. Officials are currently finalizing plans for a massive fuel cell for the landmark building after a proposal to build rooftop solar panels was…

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New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

With the development of high-profile waterfront projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Hudson River Park, it can be easy to forget that all of NYC's boroughs, not just Brooklyn and…

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NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

Biking has steadily become an alternative mode of transportation in NYC, but it has been an uphill battle that takes one step forward followed by two steps back. There are plenty of…

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NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a one year ban on fracking due to rising concerns about the effects it might have on drinking water. Fracking has proven to be very…

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New York City's First Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Opening This Friday in the LES!

New York City's First Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Opening This Friday in the LES!

In a city filled with pop - up restaurants, food stands, trucks, and a variety of other mobile eating spots, it's surprising that vegans don't have a temporary eatery to call their own.…

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NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more…

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Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Now that the spring is here and summer fast approaching, Mayor Bloomberg wants you to get out and make NYC your own personal gym. The week-long "Make NYC Your Gym" campaign kicked off…

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Section 2 of New York City's High Line Park Opening Wednesday, June 8!

Section 2 of New York City's High Line Park Opening Wednesday, June 8!

For those who think Section 2 will be a carbon copy of Section 1, think again. Corner told the Times that the new extension has its own distinct identity and unique sections that set it…

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Spruce Up Your Apartment At New Vintage Store Brooklyn Reclamation

Spruce Up Your Apartment At New Vintage Store Brooklyn Reclamation

Over the past few years, Williamsburg has become a premier shopping destination for vintage fashion, independent labels and unique boutiques, and there is always room for more! Having…

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New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is sueing the federal government after failing to conduct a full environmental review on the potential dangers of high-volume hydraulic…

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