Vegan Bodega Coming to Manhattan's Lower East Side!

Vegan Bodega Coming to Manhattan's Lower East Side!

From vegan ice cream parlors and chocolate shops to vegan pop-up restaurants and high end dining, it's pretty easy to live a vegan lifestyle in New York City, but if there is one thing…

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Opponents of Brooklyn's PPW Bike Lane Continue to Push for the Lane's Removal

Opponents of Brooklyn's PPW Bike Lane Continue to Push for the Lane's Removal

Despite a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge dismissing the lawsuit against the Prospect Park West bike lane, opponents are not giving up. We all hoped that the lawsuit's dismissal would mean…

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World Trade Center Steel Recycled into Hundreds of Memorials Around the Country

World Trade Center Steel Recycled into Hundreds of Memorials Around the Country

After September 11th, most of the World Trade Center steel was trucked off to New Jersey salvage yards where it was broken down and sent all over the world for reuse. However, over…

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Brooklyn Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

Brooklyn Judge Rejects Lawsuit Against the Prospect Park West Bike Lane

In a huge victory for the community and street safety advocates, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop the redesign of Prospect Park…

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Apple's New Grand Central Store Preserves the Terminal's Historic Aesthetic

Apple's New Grand Central Store Preserves the Terminal's Historic Aesthetic

A few short months ago, the idea that Apple would be moving into Grand Central was just a rumor, but this week, detailed renderings of the new space have been revealed and the tech…

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Proposed Solar 2 Eco-Complex on the East River Receives $1.25M from City Council

Proposed Solar 2 Eco-Complex on the East River Receives $1.25M from City Council

Solar One provides New York with public energy efficiency programs. The new space, Solar 2, will be ten times the size of the current building, enabling ample space for environmental…

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Post-It Note Reminders Help Long Island School District Save $350,000 in Utility Bills

Post-It Note Reminders Help Long Island School District Save $350,000 in Utility Bills

In the new energy saving frontier, focus is often given only to the newest of inventions, ideas, and gadgets, but sometimes all you need is a little diligence and a good old Post-It…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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'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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

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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…

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