Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

A New York City developer has created a competition to enliven the Park Avenue skyline. L&L Holding Co. is asking distinguished architects, including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster,…

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Greenpeace Protests Call on Apple To Clean Up Coal-Powered iCloud

Greenpeace Protests Call on Apple To Clean Up Coal-Powered iCloud

Earlier this month, the enviro-activist group, Greenpeace, released a report, "How Clean Is Your Cloud?" which revealed that Apple relies heavily on coal to power its cloud-running data…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely…

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Inventor Leif Percifield Discusses His 'Don't Flush Me' Sewer Overflow Sensor System

Inventor Leif Percifield Discusses His 'Don't Flush Me' Sewer Overflow Sensor System

We met Percifield at Don’t Flush Me’s first sensor hub, on the Gowanus Canal. Located at the end of Bond and 4th Streets, the IOBY funded project holds a key sensor for determining…

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Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

New plans to extract natural gas and oil from shale could bypass New York’s hydraulic fracturing moratorium. The waterless fracking method uses propane instead of the conventional…

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NYC is the Most Walkable City in the United States

NYC is the Most Walkable City in the United States

Since most of Inhabitat's NYC-based writers live a car-free life, we'd be the first to tell you that the Big Apple is extremely walkable, and as it turns out, there is copious data to…

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Last Year Saw the Most NYC Subway Riders Since 1950

Last Year Saw the Most NYC Subway Riders Since 1950

image © Ed Yourdon via Flickr Creative Commons As car-free denizens of New York, we rely on the subway to get us from here to there, and more New Yorkers than ever are doing the…

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New York City Triples Solar Power Production

New York City Triples Solar Power Production

Thanks to new solar arrays atop ten city buildings, including three police stations, two schools, a fire station, and sanitation department garages, New York City has tripled its solar…

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Massive Artificial Mountain Could Make Skiing Possible in the Lower East Side

Massive Artificial Mountain Could Make Skiing Possible in the Lower East Side

The elevated park would create a new natural environment for plant life as well as a habitat for birds, butterflies and small animals. Kim imagines the mountain would be covered with…

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Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz donned a pair of bright blue Crocs to match celebrity chef Mario Batali's for the event. Lightfoot introduced Brightfarms' plan for the…

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PHOTOS: Nissan's NV200

PHOTOS: Nissan's NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" Debuts in New York City

"We're proud to introduce a new era of urban mobility to New York with the Nissan NV200 Taxi - New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow," Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn said. "The…

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New York City's Recycling Rate Plummets

New York City's Recycling Rate Plummets

Despite Mayor Bloomberg's many new sustainable practices that have been implemented through the PlaNYC initiatve, new data reveals that the city's recycling rate has dropped over the…

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One World Trade Center Tower Reaches 100 Stories

One World Trade Center Tower Reaches 100 Stories

One World Trade Center, whose completion has been consistently delayed, has finally reached 100 stories high. The green skyscraper rises on the 16 acre site that once held the Twin…

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Passive House Academy Opens Offices In New York City

Passive House Academy Opens Offices In New York City

Representatives of the Passivhaus Institut are opening their first stateside offices in New York City in order to facilitate training in Passive House principles. The Irish-based…

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Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Arup Engineering is a high-profile, global firm that works on major projects like the high speed Chunnel trains, the Second Avenue Subway, and the Water Cube for the…

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Residents Do Not Want SPURA to Bring Big Box Retailers to the Lower East Side

Residents Do Not Want SPURA to Bring Big Box Retailers to the Lower East Side

Photo via Bowery Boogie Last year, Inhabitat reported on the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA), a massive redevelopment project in the Lower East Side for one of the city’s…

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Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

The towering Wonder Wheel ride has been the symbol of Coney Island for over 90 years. This coming summer, Deno's Wonder Wheel will step into the 21st Century with a new set of…

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Taxi of Tomorrow to be Unveiled Next Week at the New York International Auto Show

Taxi of Tomorrow to be Unveiled Next Week at the New York International Auto Show

The much awaited Taxi of Tomorrow will make its debut at the New York International Auto Show next week! Last year, the Nissan mini van model NV200 won a city-wide competition to be the…

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FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

image via Spectra Energy The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has endorsed the proposal for a natural gas pipeline that will stretch through New York City and New Jersey and hook…

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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Central Park Car Lane to be Turned Into a Bike Lane

Central Park Car Lane to be Turned Into a Bike Lane

A few weeks ago, Prospect Park proposed a plan for the transformation of one lane of traffic into an additional bike lane, and Central Park is following suit. Terrace Drive, which is…

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New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

Playgrounds may be a favorite place for New York City children, but they have also become an ideal environmental solution for city officials. With a possibly rainy summer season ahead,…

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Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

The newly revealed renderings show the architects' initial visions for the final section of the High Line, but the details are not finalized The third section's total cost will be…

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New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

image via New York Times If you think cities are devoid of nature and wildlife, think again. Last fall, scientists announced that they discovered a new bee species in the Brooklyn…

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New York Commits $2.4B to Build Green Infrastructure to Stop Sewage Overflow in City Waterways

New York Commits $2.4B to Build Green Infrastructure to Stop Sewage Overflow in City Waterways

In reaction to the sewage and storm water overflow problem in New York, city officials have announced that they will indeed commit $2.4 billion in funds to help alleviate the problem in…

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