New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

Tired of schlepping your hand-me-downs all over town just to recycle them? You might not need to for much longer. City officials are teaming up with Housing Works, an organization…

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New York City Stops Central Park Car Ban Despite Overwhelming Support

New York City Stops Central Park Car Ban Despite Overwhelming Support

We've recently reported on Councilwoman Gale Brewer's proposal to ban cars from the Central Park "loop," as part of an overall effort to promote a safer and greener NYC. The city,…

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Times Square Element Hotel Launches Holton Farms CSA to Offer Guests Fresh Local Produce

Times Square Element Hotel Launches Holton Farms CSA to Offer Guests Fresh Local Produce

Element celebrated the new partnership with Holton by hosting a tasting event for guests to try the farm's offerings. Not only does Holton grow more than 100 different types of organic…

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Councilwoman Brewer Wants NYC Delivery Trucks to Swap Diesel for Grid Power to Cut Pollution

Councilwoman Brewer Wants NYC Delivery Trucks to Swap Diesel for Grid Power to Cut Pollution

Upper West Side residents have had enough of the pollution and noise caused by delivery trucks, and Councilwoman Gale Brewer says she has a plan to stop it. Brewer, representative of…

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1000 NYC Superintendents Graduate From Energy Efficiency Training Program

1000 NYC Superintendents Graduate From Energy Efficiency Training Program

One thousand new superintendents graduated yesterday from "One Year, One Thousand Green Supers," another exciting green initiative sponsored by the city. Now in its second year of…

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Smoking is Now Illegal in New York City Parks and Beaches

Smoking is Now Illegal in New York City Parks and Beaches

As of today, all public parks, plazas, beaches, and green spaces in New York City are smoke free. The city's controversial smoking ban officially takes effect today, meaning that…

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BKLYN Designs Brings the Best Brooklyn-Grown Green Furniture to ICFF

BKLYN Designs Brings the Best Brooklyn-Grown Green Furniture to ICFF

Leave it to Brooklynites to make chicken-keeping trendy. Case in point: this modern solar-powered hen house by Raad. We're glad we looked up for a change because otherwise we…

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New York City Wants to Fast Track Wind Power Installations in Freshkills Park

New York City Wants to Fast Track Wind Power Installations in Freshkills Park

We've been covering the development of the massive Freshkills Park with great excitement, so you can imagine our delight when we learned that city officials want to fast track the…

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Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

The Prospect Park geese are at the center of attention, yet again. A group of Brooklyn residents, business owners, and wildlife advocates have devised a program to stand guard over the…

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Rouge Tomate Restaurant in NYC Will Launch Solar-Powered Food Cart Outside Central Park

Rouge Tomate Restaurant in NYC Will Launch Solar-Powered Food Cart Outside Central Park

We just got word that the high-end, eco-friendly health food restaurant Rouge Tomate will be launching a green food cart just outside Central Park on June 15th. The cart, to be parked…

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ConEd and Columbia Study Shows Green Roofs Retain More Water Than Expected

ConEd and Columbia Study Shows Green Roofs Retain More Water Than Expected

Water is one of the most fantastic and essential resource this plant has to offer and New York City is beginning to better understand water’s urban benefits, especially in the fight…

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The Best Green Designs from the NYU ITP 2011 Spring Student Show

The Best Green Designs from the NYU ITP 2011 Spring Student Show

One of the very first things that caught our attention was the Re-cyclelight designed by Becky Kazansky and Alexander Kozovski. The small bike light is powered by kinetic energy…

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NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Luminous LED Makeover

NYC's Port Authority Bus Terminal Gets a Luminous LED Makeover

The Port Authority Bus Terminal, on Eighth Avenue just blocks from Times Square, is considered one of the ugliest buildings in all of New York City. But it looks like that's about to…

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New Skeleton Traffic Signs Aim to Frighten New Yorkers into Slowing Down

New Skeleton Traffic Signs Aim to Frighten New Yorkers into Slowing Down

Would you slow down for a skeleton? The NYC Department of Transportation believes you will. In an effort to slow down city traffic, the DOT is installing new traffic signs that flash…

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New Treatment Plant in Brooklyn Will Reduce Sewage Pollution in Jamaica Bay by 70 Percent

New Treatment Plant in Brooklyn Will Reduce Sewage Pollution in Jamaica Bay by 70 Percent

The future is looking brighter -- or at least less stinky -- for residents near Jamaica Bay. The city has just announced the opening of a new $400 million sewage treatment plant in…

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Taking the Subway Saves New Yorkers $14K Every Year

Taking the Subway Saves New Yorkers $14K Every Year

If you regularly take the subway, take a moment to pat yourself on the back. Not only are you helping the environment, but you're also helping your wallet. A new study released by the…

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BMW Guggenheim Lab to Transform Abandoned East Village Lot into a Vibrant Pop Up Art Space

BMW Guggenheim Lab to Transform Abandoned East Village Lot into a Vibrant Pop Up Art Space

Maria Nicano, the assistant curator of the Guggenheim, describes the lab as "an urban think-tank, community center, and a gathering space." Each city's lab will have a distinct theme…

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Some of Florida's Rejected $2 Billion in High Speed Rail Funds Go to New York

Some of Florida's Rejected $2 Billion in High Speed Rail Funds Go to New York

It was announced today that the money set aside for the Florida's rejected high speed rail line has been split up between a number of different projects around the country. The largest…

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PHOTOS: The Bowery Mission Inaugurates Its Rooftop Farm During the Festival of Ideas!

PHOTOS: The Bowery Mission Inaugurates Its Rooftop Farm During the Festival of Ideas!

As our tour guide led us through the bright, clean spaces of the building, it became more and more evident how fitting a rooftop garden is for the Mission. He explained that as part of…

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Seward Park Co-op Launches EV Sharing Program with the Nissan Leaf

Seward Park Co-op Launches EV Sharing Program with the Nissan Leaf

The Seward Park Cooperative in the Lower East Side has just launched an electric vehicle sharing program for its residents. The co-op, located on Grand Street, installed four electric…

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PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas StreetFest Takes Over Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas StreetFest Takes Over Downtown Manhattan

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. yesterday, May 7th, the StreetFest transformed the Bowery and the Lower East Side into a dynamic green hub abuzz with activity. Tents lined the Bowery, from…

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Festival of Ideas in Downtown Manhattan Happening Now!

Festival of Ideas in Downtown Manhattan Happening Now!

From May 4-8, Downtown Manhattan will host the Festival of Ideas for the New City.

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The Hester Street Fair Returns to New York's Lower East Side on May 7th!

The Hester Street Fair Returns to New York's Lower East Side on May 7th!

Mark your calendars, New Yorkers! The Hester Street Fair is BACK!

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Fiat's Faux 500C Cars Pop Up On Manhattan Streets and Come Bearing Fruit (Trees)

Fiat's Faux 500C Cars Pop Up On Manhattan Streets and Come Bearing Fruit (Trees)

NYC has always been know for its awesome parks, and even more recently, for some rather interesting urban forest projects. It looks like it won't be stopping there either. As part of…

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Help Build Burble Bup, an Eco-Friendly Pavilion on Governor's Island in NYC!

Help Build Burble Bup, an Eco-Friendly Pavilion on Governor's Island in NYC!

Want to help construct a green building? Now's your chance! The designers and architects of Burble Bup, the winning design for the pavilion for the FIGMENT arts festival on Governor's…

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