New York Schools Receive $59K in Mini-Grants to Build Student Gardens

New York Schools Receive $59K in Mini-Grants to Build Student Gardens

The city’s garden initiative program for schools founded by GrowNYC just got great news! The Grow to Learn: Citywide School Gardens Initiative has been awarded $59,044 in mini-grant…

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AIA New York Launches Archtober, a Month-Long Architecture & Design Festival in NYC

AIA New York Launches Archtober, a Month-Long Architecture & Design Festival in NYC

It's hard to believe that it's almost October, but we couldn't be more excited because this year October means Archtober -- the first-ever month long festival of architecture and design…

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Learn How To Dye Your Clothes With Local Produce at the Mobile Textile Lab

Learn How To Dye Your Clothes With Local Produce at the Mobile Textile Lab

Laura Sansone is an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design and has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. Her Mobile Textile Lab came to life in 2010 thanks in part to a…

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Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Did you know that there are currently more than 600 stalled construction sites in New York City? And according to the Department of Buildings, due to a slumping commercial real estate…

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Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

While we're still daydreaming about the Low Line park proposed for the Lower East Side, the neighborhood will be breaking ground on another new park this Monday, October 3rd. While…

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IBM's Interactive THINK Exhibit Uses Real Time Data to Measure NYC's Traffic, Air Quality & More

IBM's Interactive THINK Exhibit Uses Real Time Data to Measure NYC's Traffic, Air Quality & More

The most eye catching element of the Think Exhibit is the enormous Data Wall. Stretching 123 feet outside the converted parking garage on Columbus Avenue. The digital wall reflects real…

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Residents Show Support for Expanding NYC's East River Greenway

Residents Show Support for Expanding NYC's East River Greenway

A final public debate forum on the proposed East River Greenway project was held last week, drawing a crowd of more than 300 people. The project calls for filling a gap in the East…

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Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Block Party!

Student Designers Create Eco Furniture for the NEW New York Block Party!

Created by Alex Weber, the Green Partition is part living wall, part communal seating. Using modular planters made from recycled cork board and recycled plywood, Weber created an…

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Help New York Farmers Recover From Irene By Dining Out Today!

Help New York Farmers Recover From Irene By Dining Out Today!

Hurricane Irene may have swept through the Northeast nearly two weeks ago, but much of New York State is still reeling from her effects. Mass flooding upstate has devastated many New…

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'The Taste of Marcellus' Showcases Local Foods From a Region Threatened by Fracking

'The Taste of Marcellus' Showcases Local Foods From a Region Threatened by Fracking

Head down to historic South Street Seaport and Peck Slip to The New Amsterdam Market today for culinary treats for A Taste of Marcellus. Visitors are invited to enjoy a feast of local…

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It's the Last Weekend to Take a Ride on the Vintage 1920s Subway Train!

It's the Last Weekend to Take a Ride on the Vintage 1920s Subway Train!

The rotary fans in the vintage train car were no match for the steamy and humid New York afternoon. Stopping halfway down the train platform, the short train (just three cars long) made…

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SOFTlab's Colorful Sculpture Brings a Modern Twist to Little Italy's San Gennaro Festival

SOFTlab's Colorful Sculpture Brings a Modern Twist to Little Italy's San Gennaro Festival

As SOFTlab stated, the form was inspired "by one of the simplest and most effective classical architecture devices." Two oculi form the piece: one pointing up and the other facing the…

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72 Hour Urban Action: Real Time Architecture Festival Coming to Long Island City in 2012

72 Hour Urban Action: Real Time Architecture Festival Coming to Long Island City in 2012

image © 72 Hour Urban Action Founded by architect Kareem Halbrecht and cultural planner Gilly Karjevsky, 72 Hour Urban Action was part of the Bat - Yam Biennale of Landscape…

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off…

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Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg Kicks off Climate Week 2011 Calling World Leaders to Join The Clean Revolution

Mayor Bloomberg kicked off Climate Week 2011 yesterday with the release of the annual PlaNYC Greenhouse Gas Inventory, which reported a 12 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions…

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Duane Reade Bringing Electric Delivery Vehicles to New York City

Duane Reade Bringing Electric Delivery Vehicles to New York City

The largest New York City-based chain of drug stores, Duane Reade, announced that they've partnered with Smith Electric Vehicles to bring zero-emissions delivery trucks to their fleet.…

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The Insert ____ Here Project Paints Bright Yellow Arrows Where Change is Needed in NYC

The Insert ____ Here Project Paints Bright Yellow Arrows Where Change is Needed in NYC

Have you ever passed an abandoned lot on your 'hood and thought "Man, I wish they would do something about that"? Well artist Eve Mosher and 350.org really wanted to point out…

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NYC Bike Share Will Have 600 Stations & 10,000 Bikes!

NYC Bike Share Will Have 600 Stations & 10,000 Bikes!

New Yorkers, it is time to rejoice! The city has finally selected Alta Bike Share of Portland, Oregon to install and manage our long-awaited public bike share program. The bike share…

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Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

It's official -- the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest…

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Tiny Deer Roam the Streets in Alex Callender's Public Exhibit With Project for Empty Space in the LES

Tiny Deer Roam the Streets in Alex Callender's Public Exhibit With Project for Empty Space in the LES

Callender's interest in deer lies in their unique relationship to our environmental development. Deer population is directly affected by the fluctuation of our urban development and…

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Have Some Free Eco Fun at the OPENgreenHOUSE Hosted by the 14th Street Y

Have Some Free Eco Fun at the OPENgreenHOUSE Hosted by the 14th Street Y

If noshing on yummy organic treats and sipping fresh juices while rocking out to a solar-powered DJ in an Urban Oasis sounds like your kind of party, mark your calendar for the…

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Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the…

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Recycle Last Season's Fashions at GrowNYC Textile Collection Centers

Recycle Last Season's Fashions at GrowNYC Textile Collection Centers

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, you may be wondering what to do with last year's looks. Thanks to GrowNYC, you can clean out your closet and recycle those extra clothes at one…

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Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

4heads is an organization that "specializes in commandeering and beautifying unused spaces" to give them new life. As part of their mission, the former army barracks on Governors Island…

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U.S. Tennis Association Will Recycle 94 Tons of Waste During the 2011 U.S. Open

U.S. Tennis Association Will Recycle 94 Tons of Waste During the 2011 U.S. Open

Tennis balls, rackets, and Nike sweatbands are staples when you think about tennis. But ever wonder what happens to all those tennis ball cans once the games are over? Or how about all…

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