Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

New York City is full of pigeons and full of art, but rarely—if ever—do the two intersect. One artist is giving a thousand of the flying critters a chance to shine, with the help of…

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Van Gogh’s Ear swimming pool to add a surreal touch to Fifth Avenue

Van Gogh’s Ear swimming pool to add a surreal touch to Fifth Avenue

A giant swimming pool is coming soon to Fifth Avenue, but don’t get your bathing suit out yet—this four-and-a-half ton pool is not for swimming. Berlin-based creative duo Elmgreen &…

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Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather…

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New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

New York state budget deal hikes minimum wage to $15 and rolls out paid family leave

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new budget deal Thursday that will boost support for the state’s residents and their families. Much like the aggressive goals to increase renewable…

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NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

Related:Coastal Areas of NYC Could Be Underwater If Another Sandy-Like Storm Hits in 2100 Via Curbed NY and NY Times NYC underwater, climate change, ny times report, flooding…

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Jon Stewart rescues slaughterhouse runaway bull in Queens

Jon Stewart rescues slaughterhouse runaway bull in Queens

Related: Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape Via NBC New Yok Jon Stewart, bull on the loose, queens bull, bull run nyc, York…

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating…

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NYC's first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC's first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC’s first ‘floating food forest’ is preparing to sail down the Hudson River this June. Inhabitat reported last year on the plans for Swale, a project conceived by artist Mary…

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Federal prosecutors look into lead exposure and other health issues in NYC public housing

Federal prosecutors look into lead exposure and other health issues in NYC public housing

The nation’s awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning is elevated this year, after news of widespread lead contamination in the drinking water in Flint, Cleveland, and other…

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NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

In general, when you hear about food waste in the news, it’s a bad thing. However, NYC announced some good news on the subject this week as the city unveiled its plan to triple its…

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MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

Related: MTA announces test pilot to equip city buses with bicycle racks “We’re reimagining the MTA to improve services for all New Yorkers,” said Governor Cuomo.…

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New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New York is strengthening its position as a leading city in green architecture and construction, marked by the passage of two new laws that up the ante for new buildings and major…

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Anti-declawing bill gains support as veterinarians speak out against cruel practice

Anti-declawing bill gains support as veterinarians speak out against cruel practice

Veterinarians across the state are speaking out against the practice of declawing cats, by backing the proposed bill that would outlaw the procedure. The Humane Society Veterinary…

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Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

Related: Via DNAinfo Ferry service nyc, astoria ferry, nyc transport, five borough ferry, ferry Rockaway Park, Long Island City, Astoria, Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, ferry…

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NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

Travelmath, a travel logistics website, sent a team to gather bacteria samples from the handrails on public transit systems in five major cities: New York City, Washington, D.C.,…

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Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/coney-island-welcomes-amphitheater-childs-building/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/nyregion/a-crumbling-coney-island-landmark-is-getting-a-makeove…

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Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

“Last year, we said bag fees by Earth Day,” Council Member Brad Lander told Gotham Gazette, shortly before an unrelated committee hearing at City Hall. “I’m saying it again. Bag…

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How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed details of the proposed 16-mile Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an electric streetcar line that will serve the growing waterfront community in the…

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'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

Related: + Indian Point, Hudson river, river contamination, nyc waterways, nyc pollution, Indian Point nuclear power plant, radioactive reactor groundwater, groundwater…

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NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

State Supreme Court Upholds the Sodium Label Warning "If your meal has so much sodium that it merits a salt shaker on the menu, then – for the sake of your health –…

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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

Related: “Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,”…

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