LifeEdited Design Contest Yields Awesome Green New York Apartment

LifeEdited Design Contest Yields Awesome Green New York Apartment

A recent crowdsourced contest by LifeEdited tasked contestants to design a 420-square-foot New York apartment. The goal of the contest was to motivate designers and the public to be…

Read More >

Bernie Madoff's Old Pants Get New Life as Limited Edition iPad Cases

Bernie Madoff's Old Pants Get New Life as Limited Edition iPad Cases

Vaccaro had been selling electronics cases made from recycled and rescued clothing before the auctions as fun accessories for tablets (being just cloth, the covers don't actually…

Read More >

Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000  green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements…

Read More >

Poll Shows Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Support Bike Lanes

Poll Shows Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Support Bike Lanes

Sometimes it feels like there are two types of New Yorkers: those who support bike lanes, and those who oppose them. While we have long been a part of the former group, we are pleased…

Read More >

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC's Future

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan Shares Her Vision for NYC's Future

At some point or another, we've all been frustrated by the mean streets of NYC. Whether it's due to the congested roads, delayed and crowded mass transit, or the lack of sufficient bike…

Read More >

GE's Solar Powered Carousel Opens at the South Street Seaport!

GE's Solar Powered Carousel Opens at the South Street Seaport!

This summer, kids will get a chance to ride free on the Carousolar between 10AM - 10PM until September 7th. You can also charge your cell phone or other mobile device using GE’s…

Read More >

'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan officially announced the return of the Summer Streets and Weekend Walks programs in June. On August 6, 13, and 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city…

Read More >

Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

Riverpark and the Alexandria developer partnered with GrowNYC to manage the small farm. Besides its location on a stalled construction site, what's unique about the 15,000 square foot…

Read More >

BMW Guggenheim Lab Opens, Hosts Free Urban Experiments In NYC's East Village - Exclusive Photos!

BMW Guggenheim Lab Opens, Hosts Free Urban Experiments In NYC's East Village - Exclusive Photos!

The 2,200-square-foot mobile structure is a lightweight and compact Swiss army knife. The pavilion is versatile in both function and placement, easily fitting into…

Read More >

New Timeshare Lot in the Lower East Side Lets You Rent A Grassy Backyard by the Hour

New Timeshare Lot in the Lower East Side Lets You Rent A Grassy Backyard by the Hour

It's one thing city living lacks: big backyards, perfect for summer barbeques and wet 'n wild slip 'n slide parties with your friends. But stop your fretting because a backyard is…

Read More >

New York State Introduces Recyclebank Awards Program

New York State Introduces Recyclebank Awards Program

Beginning today, the first municipality in New York State will partake in the Recyclebank program. The Long Island town of Brookhaven will be the first community in the area to join the…

Read More >

New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New Yorkers have been growing urban farms for quite some time, but it finally looks like the city government is officially supporting urban farming efforts. City Council passed two…

Read More >

New EPA Report Explains NYC's Sewage Overflow Problem & Offers Solutions

New EPA Report Explains NYC's Sewage Overflow Problem & Offers Solutions

We've extensively covered NYC's ancient sewage system, and its chronic storm water and sewage overflow problems. Just last week, a fire accident at a treatment center added to the mess…

Read More >

Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

The first place design, winning $10,000, came from Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari of Canada. Called Parallel Networks, the strategy calls for a flexible network of floating pods that create…

Read More >

New York Dairy Cows Can't Produce Milk Because of Heat Wave Stress

New York Dairy Cows Can't Produce Milk Because of Heat Wave Stress

Last week's heat wave was pretty unbearable, but imagine being 1,500 pounds, covered in a fur coat, and not even able to sweat. Welcome to the life of New York's dairy cows. Farmers in…

Read More >

Today is the Last Day to Submit to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan in NYC

Today is the Last Day to Submit to the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan in NYC

Today is the deadline for 16,000 building owners -- which represent about 1/2 of all of the city's interior space -- in New York City to hand in data on their building's energy and…

Read More >

Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Amazing Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean Recycles MetroCards into Amazing Sculptures & Mosaics

Artist Thomas McKean collects the discarded MetroCards to create incredible miniature sculptures and intricate mosaics -- and clean up waste at the same time!

Read More >

Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line's Lot TODAY!

Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line's Lot TODAY!

We're still mourning over Rainbow City's good-bye, but there's still reason to be excited! Opening TODAY is the brand new roller rink designed by HWKN in partnership with the High Line…

Read More >

NYC DOT Finally Collecting Traffic Data For Possible Car Ban in Central Park!

NYC DOT Finally Collecting Traffic Data For Possible Car Ban in Central Park!

If you've visited the Central Park loop lately, you might of noticed a few automated traffic counters along the loop near Tavern on the Green. After much controversy over the Central…

Read More >

Biologists Studying NYC's Interesting Impact on Urban Wildlife Evolution

Biologists Studying NYC's Interesting Impact on Urban Wildlife Evolution

An unfortunate consequence of living in an urban environment is that city folk tend to forget about nature. But for a group of field biologists working with the city parks department,…

Read More >

NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

NYC’s East River May Get Tidal Power Plant

Wind and solar power dominate the renewable energy conversation, but tidal power could soon play a much larger role. On Monday, the New York based company Verdant Power filed the…

Read More >

Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

The Highbridge Pool and Rec Center is located in Highbridge Park in Upper Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The pool is always packed in the summer months, and the center…

Read More >

Sewage Leak Stopped at North River Plant, But Health Advisories Remain in Effect For NY Beaches

Sewage Leak Stopped at North River Plant, But Health Advisories Remain in Effect For NY Beaches

The record breaking heat wasn't the only thing making NYC rather miserable last week. A fire breakout at the North River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Harlem caused more than 360…

Read More >

Brooklyn's Shipping Container Dekalb Market Opens Today!

Brooklyn's Shipping Container Dekalb Market Opens Today!

Dekalb Market is a joint venture of Urban Space (who has built similar shipping container markets elsewhere), and Youngwoo and Associates. It is the product of an immense amount of…

Read More >

Raw Sewage is Flowing into the Hudson River Due to a Fire at the North River Wastewater Plant

Raw Sewage is Flowing into the Hudson River Due to a Fire at the North River Wastewater Plant

As the city reaches unbelievably uncomfortable highs (100 degrees, anyone?), don’t look to our city’s waterways to cool yourself down. Wednesday’s fire at the North River…

Read More >