NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy has moved on after wreaking havoc on the East Coast and leaving several mid-Atlantic cities underwater. New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Sandy's fury and…

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NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

via Imgur As Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officials begin to assess the damage wreaked on the city's public transit system by Hurricane Sandy, all services in New York City…

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New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

Last night Exelon Corp. declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant as a result of Hurricane Sandy's record-breaking storm surge. The alert is the…

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Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

During the endless news cycle of the election year, climate change appeared to be an afterthought in the American consciousness. The issue has been conspicuously absent in the run-up…

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Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

The Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy's unwelcome arrival next week. Upgraded to a category 1…

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Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

NYC has some great oyster bars, but its most in-demand shellfish yet may soon be coming to the Gowanus Canal instead of to your favorite seafood restaurant. Scape Studio has received…

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New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Mayor Bloomberg's plan for the East River Waterfront revitalization takes advantage of a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land to create 2 miles of recreational opportunities. SHoP…

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NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

“Whether by providing more information about recycling opportunities or new apps that promote tree stewardship, we are ready to partner with the technology industry to package our…

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City's current highest building, the…

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MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

Last fall, the MTA started a somewhat counter-intuitive pilot program to help reduce trash in the subways - they removed the trash cans. The bins were taken out of two test subway…

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Takeshi Miyakawa Arrested After His Light Installations Are Mistaken For Bombs During NYDW

Takeshi Miyakawa Arrested After His Light Installations Are Mistaken For Bombs During NYDW

Designers across the city have been attracting furniture and art-lovers with their work during New York Design Week, but a series of sculptural installations by Takeshi Miyakawa caught…

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Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg has been on a roll supporting green design lately and last week, he announced a new bill that would allow buildings to construct sun-control devices on their roofs with…

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Design Brigade Unveil Table Made from Reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk Planks at 12x12

Design Brigade Unveil Table Made from Reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk Planks at 12x12

Design Brigade is the team behind this beautiful 'Low Table' - a gorgeous piece of furniture handcrafted from reclaimed sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk. The creative duo - Lila…

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Farmacy: Edible Vertical Farms Come to Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park

Farmacy: Edible Vertical Farms Come to Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park

Rising on a metal grid framework, Jeremijenko’s vertical farm shows New Yorkers just how easy urban farming can be. Hanging on each of the metal runs is one of the artist’s AgBags,…

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Interactive Maps Show How NYC's New Bike-Share Scheme Will Mesh With Public Transit

Interactive Maps Show How NYC's New Bike-Share Scheme Will Mesh With Public Transit

New York's soon-to-be-installed bike-share scheme is certainly gaining speed, and in anticipation of its July inauguration, Steven Romalewski, Director of the CUNY Graduate…

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“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

You might recognize Colin Beavan as the star of the documentary “No Impact Man”, or you may have read his book by the same name, but you might soon be seeing him in a completely…

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IKEA Extends Free Water Taxi Service to Midtown Location

IKEA Extends Free Water Taxi Service to Midtown Location

We have some good news for Midtown Manhattaners who have been waiting for a greener and easier way to get to IKEA in Brooklyn. The Swedish furniture giant is testing a new ferry stop…

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Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

A proposal backed by Google for a wind power transmission line stretching from Virginia to New Jersey cleared a major regulatory hurdle on Monday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

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Lower East Side's Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

Lower East Side's Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

The Daily News has awarded its prize for best community garden in NYC, and we're excited to say it's one that's near and dear to our hearts - the Lower East Side's Creative Little…

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New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

Yesterday, a group named the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held an event at the state capitol in Albany to present a “Declaration of Rights” to drill for natural gas on…

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CitiBank Steps Up as Official Sponsor of NYC Bike Share Program

CitiBank Steps Up as Official Sponsor of NYC Bike Share Program

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and CitiBank recently announced that the financial services giant will pay $41 million over five years to sponsor the city’s much-anticipated new…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

A simple experiment to see how trees are affected by growing in an urban environment has had surprising results, showing that they can grow up to eight times faster due to the urban…

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Honest Tea's 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Honest Tea's 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Coinciding with the recent reports that New York City’s recycling rate is dwindling, beverage company Honest Tea is bringing awareness to Times Square. In collaboration with GrowNYC,…

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Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

photo © aa7ae On the heels of a $27 million dollar makeover, the Statue of Liberty plans to re-open in style. In a collaboration with the National Park Service and New Jersey City…

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