Duane Reade Bringing Electric Delivery Vehicles to New York City

Duane Reade Bringing Electric Delivery Vehicles to New York City

The largest New York City-based chain of drug stores, Duane Reade, announced that they've partnered with Smith Electric Vehicles to bring zero-emissions delivery trucks to their fleet.…

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The Insert ____ Here Project Paints Bright Yellow Arrows Where Change is Needed in NYC

The Insert ____ Here Project Paints Bright Yellow Arrows Where Change is Needed in NYC

Have you ever passed an abandoned lot on your 'hood and thought "Man, I wish they would do something about that"? Well artist Eve Mosher and 350.org really wanted to point out…

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NYC Bike Share Will Have 600 Stations & 10,000 Bikes!

NYC Bike Share Will Have 600 Stations & 10,000 Bikes!

New Yorkers, it is time to rejoice! The city has finally selected Alta Bike Share of Portland, Oregon to install and manage our long-awaited public bike share program. The bike share…

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Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

It's official -- the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest…

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Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the…

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U.S. Tennis Association Will Recycle 94 Tons of Waste During the 2011 U.S. Open

U.S. Tennis Association Will Recycle 94 Tons of Waste During the 2011 U.S. Open

Tennis balls, rackets, and Nike sweatbands are staples when you think about tennis. But ever wonder what happens to all those tennis ball cans once the games are over? Or how about all…

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New York Students Can Now Say No to Animal Dissection in Science Classes

New York Students Can Now Say No to Animal Dissection in Science Classes

While dissecting frogs and fish may be a cornerstone of biology classes, slicing and dicing animals for the sake of science doesn't sit well with many people. Whether you're a…

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Boardwalk Empire Invites You To Ride a Vintage 1920s NYC Subway Train!

Boardwalk Empire Invites You To Ride a Vintage 1920s NYC Subway Train!

New Yorkers have the advantage of being more green than the rest of the country without even realizing it, all thanks to our subway system. Starting this weekend, New Yorkers can…

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Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Yesterday, President Obama officially declared parts of New York state a federal disaster area because of the extreme flooding caused by Irene, and Governor Cuomo has said that damages…

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MAS & Landmarks Commission to Release Green Manual on Improving Historic Buildings' Efficiency

MAS & Landmarks Commission to Release Green Manual on Improving Historic Buildings' Efficiency

Getting approval to modify buildings that are historical landmarks in New York City can be tough, even if the change is small. But thanks to green initiatives like PlaNYC, city agencies…

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Obama Declares Federal Disaster For NY Areas Ravaged By Flooding From Irene

Obama Declares Federal Disaster For NY Areas Ravaged By Flooding From Irene

The Hudson Valley communities saw roads turn into streams, eerily reminiscent of the damage Hurricane Floyd had done more then a decade prior. Flooding continued all the way up to…

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Flooding Caused By Irene Dumped Sewage & Contaminants into New York's Waterways

Flooding Caused By Irene Dumped Sewage & Contaminants into New York's Waterways

When New York City gets a normal heavy rain, our ancient combine sewer system almost always overflows, sending raw sewage and other contaminants into our waterways. Now that Tropical…

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PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

image © Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat Increased numbers of natural disasters (you can thank climate change for that) over the last year have already strained the insurance…

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New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

If you're one of the millions of railroad commuters, however, your commute is likely to be more affected. Service has returned to near normal on six Long Island Railroad lines, but it…

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MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Service Restored

MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Service Restored

Shutting down the entire subway system is no small feat, and the process to restore service is extensive. From the MTA website: Crews have a step-wise process that we follow, that…

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Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

According to the New York Times, the storm left both of New York's major airports closed on Sunday afternoon, and it caused widespread flooding in low-lying neighborhoods of Brooklyn,…

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

If you've turned on the TV or opened the newspaper in the past few days, you've probably heard of a little storm named Irene. Correction: a massive Category 2 hurricane named Irene that…

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UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

As Hurricane Irene heads towards us, New York City will shut down the entire mass transit system beginning at noon on Saturday. This includes bus, subway, and railroad service. The…

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East Coast Earthquake Sheds Light on New York City's Seismic Studies

East Coast Earthquake Sheds Light on New York City's Seismic Studies

The Eastern United States, let alone New York City, may not be prone to earthquakes, but that doesn't mean we completely forgo seismology on the East Coast. Two of New York's best…

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Northeast Corridor Receives $450 Million in Federal Funds to Upgrade Rail Systems

Northeast Corridor Receives $450 Million in Federal Funds to Upgrade Rail Systems

After months of heated debate and jumping through bureaucratic hoops, the US Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the release of $450 million in federal funds to…

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New Yorkers: What Should You Do If Another Earthquake Hits?

New Yorkers: What Should You Do If Another Earthquake Hits?

New Yorkers are resilient animals that deal with traffic, overcrowding, cockroaches, rats, and slum landlords on a regular basis -- not to mention navigating on public transportation…

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'Abnormal Operating Procedures' in Effect at Indian Point Nuclear Plant, No Damage Found

'Abnormal Operating Procedures' in Effect at Indian Point Nuclear Plant, No Damage Found

Despite housing America's most unstable and dangerous nuclear reactor, the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant has no reported damage after today's 5.9 earthquake, epicentered in…

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5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast From Virginia to New York City

5.8 Earthquake Shakes East Coast From Virginia to New York City

If you're anywhere in the 5 boroughs of New York, you probably just felt a considerable tremor that shook your shelves and left you a little perplexed. The earthquake you just felt was…

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America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Reactor is 24 Miles North of NYC

America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Reactor is 24 Miles North of NYC

Indian Point Energy Center, located just upstate from New York City, houses the country's riskiest nuclear reactor.

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The White Roof Project Paints a Whole Block in the Lower East Side

The White Roof Project Paints a Whole Block in the Lower East Side

The White Roof Project has officially tripled their success of last year by painting 35,000 square feet of rooftops in the Lower East Side white to save energy. A lot of rooftops in New…

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