3D-printed skeleton of world's largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

3D-printed skeleton of world's largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

Related: "This animal is so new it doesn't even have an official species name yet," said Mark Norell, chairman and Macaulay Curator at the natural history museum. "Titanosaur…

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables…

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes.…

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Related: “The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a gift that keeps giving." said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "It brings joy to people during the…

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which…

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NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

With some 8,200 pay phones still located on New York streets, it's about time someone found a way to put those old relics to good use. Expanding on the pilot project that began in 2012,…

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Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

  New York’s Citi Bike program proves that Americans are into cycling more than ever before. The bike share network, which allows users to rent one of 7,500 bikes at 460…

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Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

The world-famous New Year's ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688…

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16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

It’s not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it. A number of big name hotels in the city have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent over the next…

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Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Related: De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green “This weekend, world leaders took a historic step in the fight against climate change. New…

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Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Related: “These locations have undergone a rigorous design and acceptance process by City agencies to ensure they comply with City requirements for pedestrian access and safety and…

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Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected to lead the $500 million redesign of the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall. The two firms…

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Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio has just launched the GreeNYC campaign, aimed at keeping New Yorkers nice and cozy this winter through a number of DIY energy saving tips. The campaign, which features…

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MTA to test out

MTA to test out "accordion" subway cars with no connecting doors

If there was a magic fix to overcrowded subway cars during rush hour, it would be open gangway cars. Popular in Europe, the articulated train set allows for more passengers and makes it…

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Beery Christmas? Brewing company erects massive holiday tree made of 428 kegs

Beery Christmas? Brewing company erects massive holiday tree made of 428 kegs

Move over Rockefeller Center. Rochester, NY's Genesee Brewing Company has an impressive Christmas tree of its own and it's made out of hundreds of beer kegs. Built by 20 of the…

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Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

Michael Bloomberg selected to lead global climate change task force

The Guardian is reporting that former NYC Mayor and business magnate, Michael Bloomberg has been chosen to lead a global taskforce on climate change. Mark Carney, governor of the Bank…

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Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

As predicted, Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially mandated that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy sources. This new Clean…

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New York City's ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

New York City's ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

Mayor Bill de Blasio's green buildings plan for NYC, One City Built to Last, has won the C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award in Paris. The comprehensive plan,…

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NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle…

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Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Related: “A 50 percent RPS is a significant milestone toward addressing New York’s climate goals, and reaffirms the state as a leader in seizing the economic advantages of clean…

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New renderings of Bjarke Ingels' swanky High Line condos unveiled

New renderings of Bjarke Ingels' swanky High Line condos unveiled

Thanks to New York YIMBY, we have a few images of the preliminary design for Bjarke Ingles massive, geometric $870 million project along the High Line at 17th Street.…

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Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says that New York City property owners could save $150 million a year and reduce climate change by doing one simple thing. Environmental…

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REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

Brooklyn-based architecture firm REX was selected last Friday to design the performing arts center at the World Trade Center site (PACWTC). Led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former…

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Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds “We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst…

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NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

Working with Community Parks Initiative (CPI) neighborhoods Related: Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for Community Parks Initiative “Every child deserves bright, green…

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