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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All 59 Community Districts in NYC To Get Pedestrian Plazas like Times Square

All 59 Community Districts in NYC To Get Pedestrian Plazas like Times Square

It's no secret that the NYC Department of Transportation wants to make the Big Apple more pedestrian and bike friendly, but the department's plans go way beyond pop-up plazas and bike…

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Coolhaus: Architecture Inspired Organic Ice Cream Sandwiches Arrive in NYC

Coolhaus: Architecture Inspired Organic Ice Cream Sandwiches Arrive in NYC

In New York City, we love architecture and we love the finest foods, but how to make them one? Enter Coolhaus. Starting out small in Los Angeles, Coolhaus has finally arrived to NYC and…

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BREAKING NEWS: Nissan NV200 Minivan is New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

BREAKING NEWS: Nissan NV200 Minivan is New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow

It's official. New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow is a minivan. In what has become a rather controversial competition, the Taxi and Limousine Commission has just announced that it chose…

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New York City TLC Rejects Turkish Taxi of Tomorrow, Despite Popularity & Promise of Local Jobs

New York City TLC Rejects Turkish Taxi of Tomorrow, Despite Popularity & Promise of Local Jobs

Just yesterday, we reported that one of the finalists for New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, the V1 model by Turkish automaker Karsan, would be built in Brooklyn, creating up to 800 local…

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The First American Freitag Boutique is Opening in NYC This Thursday, May 5!

The First American Freitag Boutique is Opening in NYC This Thursday, May 5!

The sustainable Swiss handbag company Freitag, which makes amazing eco-friendly bags from recycled truck tarps, is opening its first American store at 1 Prince Street this Thursday, May…

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New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow Could Be Made in Brooklyn

New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow Could Be Made in Brooklyn

We've been following the progress of New York City's "Taxi of Tomorrow" since Mayor Bloomberg announced the competition for a new more eco-friendly cab back in December 2009. We were…

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LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Clever Storefront for Van Alen Books

LOT-EK Recycles Doors Into a Clever Storefront for Van Alen Books

“We are not reinventing the wheel," said Director Olympia Kazi. "We are addressing a need. We have received so much love, so much excitement, about books.” What makes Van Alen…

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Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills Now in Progress

Mayor Bloomberg's Plan to Build Solar Panels on NYC Landfills Now in Progress

Good news once again for the NYC solar power enthusiast! Energy developers are lining up for a chance to develop solar panels on the city's landfills, as part of the mayor's PlaNYC…

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Freecycling Curbside Furniture Could Cost You Up to $2000 in New York City!

Freecycling Curbside Furniture Could Cost You Up to $2000 in New York City!

New Yorkers have had an unspoken tradition of freecycling for years. Walking down any city street, we often see items set up in “display” that are free for the taking. Perfectly…

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NYC's Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

NYC's Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

New York City's historic Public Theater is going green. The producers of the world famous "Shakespeare in the Park" are renovating their Astor Place headquarters as part of a…

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Brooklyn IKEA Fires Up 1,104 Rooftop Solar Panels

Brooklyn IKEA Fires Up 1,104 Rooftop Solar Panels

IKEA is working hard to green its big box operations. The furniture giant is building a wind farm to power 17 of its Swedish stores, and they've pledged to adhere to the Better Cotton…

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Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

The Empire State Building is now looking to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month.

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EcoBizNYC to Award 6 Lower East Side Businesses with Sustainability Grants

EcoBizNYC to Award 6 Lower East Side Businesses with Sustainability Grants

EcoBizNYC has just announced that six local Lower East Side businesses will be receiving sustainability grants to help continue their green initiatives.

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Religious Rituals Conducted in Jamaica Bay Detrimental to Natural Ecology

Religious Rituals Conducted in Jamaica Bay Detrimental to Natural Ecology

To New Yorkers, the Jamaica Bay is hardly seen as sacred, but for the growing Hindu community in Richmond Hill, Queens, the body of water in the Gateway National Recreation Area has…

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City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.

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Updates to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

Updates to Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program's progress since its launch four years ago.

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Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Prospect Park Geese

Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Prospect Park Geese

Councilmen Brad Lander and Steve Levin (D–Park Slope), are introducing new legislation to that would prevent another Prospect Park geese slaughter this summer.

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