New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New East River Ferry Service in NYC Starts Today!

New York City's public transportation system is one of the best in the country, if not the world, but the MTA is constantly looking for ways to make it even better and more efficient by…

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NYC Cyclist Ticketed for NOT Using Bike Lane Highlights the Perils of ALWAYS Using Bike Lanes

NYC Cyclist Ticketed for NOT Using Bike Lane Highlights the Perils of ALWAYS Using Bike Lanes

Let's face it, some cyclists really do deserve tickets for not riding in the bike lanes, especially since the lanes are there to protect everyone on the road. But sometimes the bike…

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Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

City Hall may be getting a green makeover. Officials are currently finalizing plans for a massive fuel cell for the landmark building after a proposal to build rooftop solar panels was…

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New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

New Sustainable Development Plan for Western Queens Waterfront to Be Unveiled Next Week

With the development of high-profile waterfront projects like Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Hudson River Park, it can be easy to forget that all of NYC's boroughs, not just Brooklyn and…

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NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

NYTimes Questions Viability of Proposed NYC Bike Share Program, But is it Warranted?

Biking has steadily become an alternative mode of transportation in NYC, but it has been an uphill battle that takes one step forward followed by two steps back. There are plenty of…

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NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

NY Aims to Extend Ban on Fracking for Another Year

On Monday, the New York State Assembly passed a one year ban on fracking due to rising concerns about the effects it might have on drinking water. Fracking has proven to be very…

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New York City's First Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Opening This Friday in the LES!

New York City's First Vegan Pop-Up Restaurant Opening This Friday in the LES!

In a city filled with pop - up restaurants, food stands, trucks, and a variety of other mobile eating spots, it's surprising that vegans don't have a temporary eatery to call their own.…

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NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

NYC & Other C40 Cities Announce Partnership with World Bank to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more…

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Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Mayor Bloomberg Wants New Yorkers to Make NYC Their Green Gym

Now that the spring is here and summer fast approaching, Mayor Bloomberg wants you to get out and make NYC your own personal gym. The week-long "Make NYC Your Gym" campaign kicked off…

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Section 2 of New York City's High Line Park Opening Wednesday, June 8!

Section 2 of New York City's High Line Park Opening Wednesday, June 8!

For those who think Section 2 will be a carbon copy of Section 1, think again. Corner told the Times that the new extension has its own distinct identity and unique sections that set it…

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Spruce Up Your Apartment At New Vintage Store Brooklyn Reclamation

Spruce Up Your Apartment At New Vintage Store Brooklyn Reclamation

Over the past few years, Williamsburg has become a premier shopping destination for vintage fashion, independent labels and unique boutiques, and there is always room for more! Having…

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New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Sues Federal Government Over Fracking

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, is sueing the federal government after failing to conduct a full environmental review on the potential dangers of high-volume hydraulic…

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New York City's First Bike-Powered Music Festival Coming to Union Square!

New York City's First Bike-Powered Music Festival Coming to Union Square!

You know all that energy you use while dancing up a storm at a concert? What if you could take that energy and help power the show? Pedal Power NYC has decided that there’s no need to…

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Fresh Bodegas Initiative Provides Healthy Local Produce for NYC's Bodegas

Fresh Bodegas Initiative Provides Healthy Local Produce for NYC's Bodegas

Although stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's have helped to promote a healthy diet and lifestyle to the masses, the unfortunate reality is that often times, these stores are out of…

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Brooklyn Litter Crew Cleans Up Condoms After Park Goers Get Busy

Brooklyn Litter Crew Cleans Up Condoms After Park Goers Get Busy

Brooklyn residents near Prospect Park are frustrated with all the litter and the lack of a comprehensive cleanup effort, and they have decided to take matters into their own hands to…

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Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park Officially Opens, Offers Native Plantings & Sand Volleyball Courts

Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park Officially Opens, Offers Native Plantings & Sand Volleyball Courts

It was a great Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn, and it wasn't just because of the beautiful summer weather. The expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6 was finally completed on…

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NYC's Freshkills Park Chosen as Site of 2012 Land Art Generator Initative

NYC's Freshkills Park Chosen as Site of 2012 Land Art Generator Initative

Staten Island's Freshkills Park has just been chosen as the site for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative, an exciting competition that will create a stunning piece of public art that…

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Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Building Designed by Renzo Piano

Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Building Designed by Renzo Piano

Specific green design details of the new structure are sparse at this point, but Piano is well-known for his brilliant sustainable architecture, like The New York Times building on…

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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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