New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

Michielli + Wyetzner Architects has combined elegant contemporary design with emergency response practicality in the design of a new EMS station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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NYC Public Schools Receive Funding For Student Gardens

NYC Public Schools Receive Funding For Student Gardens

As part of a new program, Grow to Learn: The Citywide School Gardens Initiative, 29 NYC public schools will receive $2000 in grants from GrowNYC and the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, in…

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New York City Officials to Use Plants to Help Control Sewage in the Gowanus Canal

New York City Officials to Use Plants to Help Control Sewage in the Gowanus Canal

New York City is planning to use a lot of green to clean up the Gowanus Canal.

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NYC DOT Rejects Plan for Brooklyn Streetcar Line

NYC DOT Rejects Plan for Brooklyn Streetcar Line

Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s promise of a streetcar pilot during his most recent campaign, it won’t be happening in Brooklyn -- at least not any time soon. The Department of…

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable…

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The GreenShows Eco-Fashion Pop-Up Shop Windows Get Set Up Today at Bloomingdale’s SoHo

The GreenShows Eco-Fashion Pop-Up Shop Windows Get Set Up Today at Bloomingdale’s SoHo

Last week, our sister eco-fashion site Ecouterre reported on The GreenShows launching a weeklong pop-up shop at Bloomingdale's SoHo, and now today's the day the newly styled…

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Old Gucci Store to Be Revamped into a Synagogue for Hipsters in SoHo

Old Gucci Store to Be Revamped into a Synagogue for Hipsters in SoHo

Stylish SoHo-ites will soon have a cool new destination to head to on Saturdays, but it isn't a hot club or an exclusive restaurant. Located at the site of a former Gucci store, the…

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New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

New Yorkers Protest Fracking, Demand Environmental Safety

Environmental groups from all across New York State came together in Albany earlier this week for a ‘Fracking Day of Action.'

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Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal is First East Coast Port to Adopt Electric Charging

Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal is First East Coast Port to Adopt Electric Charging

After two years of negotiations, the Bloomberg administration has announced that cruise ships at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal will now shut down their engines and plug into a giant…

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Discovery of Asbestos Complicates Removing PCB Leaking Lights from NYC Schools

Discovery of Asbestos Complicates Removing PCB Leaking Lights from NYC Schools

The fact that PCBs have been leaking into New York City's schools for months is bad enough, but now the situation has been even further complicated with the discovery of asbestos.

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New York's Capital District Launches Hybrid Bus Line With Sustainably Built Shelters

New York's Capital District Launches Hybrid Bus Line With Sustainably Built Shelters

The Capital District Transportation Authority has launched BusPlus, a new, limited stop bus line featuring hybrid buses and eco-friendly bus shelters by Duo Gard.

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Poorly Installed AC Units Cost New York City $180 Million in Fuel Consumption

Poorly Installed AC Units Cost New York City $180 Million in Fuel Consumption

According to a new report by the Urban Green Council, air conditioners that are not installed properly and are poorly fitted cost the city $130 million to $180 million in fuel…

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NYC Municipal Art Society Launches Project to Show How Historic Buildings Can Improve Efficiency

NYC Municipal Art Society Launches Project to Show How Historic Buildings Can Improve Efficiency

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission announced that they will be working with the Municipal Art Society to show that greening a historic property can be completed without changes…

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 New Report Shows that Times Square Pedestrian Plazas in NYC Improved Our Air Quality

New Report Shows that Times Square Pedestrian Plazas in NYC Improved Our Air Quality

Pedestrian plazas, specifically those in Times Square, are majorly improving New York City's air quality.

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NYC Hires Biologist to 'Manage' Geese Population in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

NYC Hires Biologist to 'Manage' Geese Population in Brooklyn's Prospect Park

NYC Department of Sanitation is hiring a biologist from the United States Department of Agriculture, in an effort to track “wildlife hazards” of Canadian geese in NYC.

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EPA Wants 5-Year Removal Plan for PCB Leaking Lights in NYC Schools

EPA Wants 5-Year Removal Plan for PCB Leaking Lights in NYC Schools

The EPA has rejected the Bloomberg administration's 10-year removal plan and is pushing for a five-year removal deadline.

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New York MTA Wants A Share Of Profits From Recycled MetroCard Art

New York MTA Wants A Share Of Profits From Recycled MetroCard Art

MTA says artists are in violation of trademark laws by selling art work that is printed on MetroCards.

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Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Show Support for Controversial Bike Lane

Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Show Support for Controversial Bike Lane

Supporters of PPW controversial bike lane turn out by the hundreds on Sunday, April 10.

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NYSERDA Launches $25 Million Solar Thermal Incentive Program

NYSERDA Launches $25 Million Solar Thermal Incentive Program

NYSERDA launched an incentive program for thermal solar systems, in an effort to encourage New Yorkers to swap electric hot water systems for solar-powered systems.

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Could New York City Fall Victim To Rising Sea Levels?

Could New York City Fall Victim To Rising Sea Levels?

A team of scientists from an Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change believe New York could be affected by rising sea levels.

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Kiss + Cathcart's The Lee Opens the Door for Green Supportive Housing in the Lower East Side

Kiss + Cathcart's The Lee Opens the Door for Green Supportive Housing in the Lower East Side

New York City based architecture firm Kiss + Cathcart's has officially opened The Lee, a LEED Silver supportive housing tower in the Lower East Side. The opening of the building,…

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Aveeno Grows a Forest in the Middle of Times Square in NYC

Aveeno Grows a Forest in the Middle of Times Square in NYC

A leafy forest has taken root in the concrete jungle!

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Aesop Botanical Skincare Company is Opening 3 NYC Boutiques This Summer

Aesop Botanical Skincare Company is Opening 3 NYC Boutiques This Summer

Botanical skincare company Aesop is opening three New York City boutiques this summer.

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NYC Modifies Building Code to Require More Energy-Efficient Roofs

NYC Modifies Building Code to Require More Energy-Efficient Roofs

The NYC City Council approved three new green building codes, all of which call for more energy-efficient roofs.

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Architect Andrew Burdick Designs Solar & Wind Powered Lights for NYC Recreation Fields

Architect Andrew Burdick Designs Solar & Wind Powered Lights for NYC Recreation Fields

Andrew Burdick designed Smart Grid Athletic Lights, powered by the wind and sun, as a cost-effective solution for lighting recreation fields in New York City.

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