Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups still calling for shutdown of Indian Point nuclear power plant, despite NRC assessment The Indian Point nuclear power plant has become more than just a big…

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NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NYC’s pending five-cent plastic bag was approved by the City Council last month, as well as by Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it may not actually happen. What began as an unpopular…

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard brought their vision for a clean energy future to New York City with the successful landing of their sun-powered, zero emissions…

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Statue of Liberty at high risk due to climate change, says new report

Statue of Liberty at high risk due to climate change, says new report

According to a new study, the iconic Statue of Liberty may be at risk due to climate change. The study, "World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate," named the iconic NYC landmark…

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Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

“We are investing in this community because Queens is our home and we believe strongly in the neighborhood,” said Peter Kosteas, commercial property manager of Alma Realty. “In…

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LEED Gold-seeking 10 Hudson Yards marks mega-development's first completed building

LEED Gold-seeking 10 Hudson Yards marks mega-development's first completed building

Related: Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex + Kohn Pedersen Fox + 10 Hudson Yards Via Curbed NY Images via Steve Freihon and 10 Hudson…

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State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC's plastic bag fee

State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC's plastic bag fee

Despite the efforts of NYC leaders to push the city in a greener direction, the state Senate has other ideas. Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat from Brooklyn who caucuses with Republicans,…

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NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

Related: NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal Via NY Daily News free reusable bags, Montefiore Square Park, reuseable bag…

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community…

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The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

According to an exclusive by NY1, the MTA has started testing Wi-Fi service in the subway. In a move that should have New Yorkers jumping for joy, the MTA has installed Wi-Fi on four…

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Could fermentation be the solution to NYC's food waste woes?

Could fermentation be the solution to NYC's food waste woes?

“This type of composting is popular in permaculture and with homesteaders, but it’s very low-tech. We’ve made it high-tech, borrowing principles and technologies from brewing and…

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Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC's transportation woes?

Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC's transportation woes?

A wild new proposal calls for a 3.5-mile suspension bridge running from New Jersey, across Manhattan at 38th and 39th Streets, and into Queens. The Empire State Gateway was designed by…

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Decked-out pedestrian plaza will add a permanent car-free oasis in Midtown

Decked-out pedestrian plaza will add a permanent car-free oasis in Midtown

“It will really become a true public space,” said Barbara Blair Randall, the group’s president. “What we’re trying to do is activate the neighborhood a little more at…

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New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Related: “We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment. This project…

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TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

Related: Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

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Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

Related: "Having the water level define the starting point of the project, the site is excavated to become a spacious and innovative water basin," said Lissoni's team. "Our…

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NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

Related: + Via Next City Ferry landing design, nyc ferry,

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Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Related: Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing + Central Park Conservatory + Hallett Nature Sanctuary Via NY…

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Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Related: "It's not going to be easy to get [it done] but it's certainly not impossible," he said, adding that in London, a similar gondola system went up on a time crunch before the…

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Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Related: SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC’s Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall “Google’s growth is an incredible New York success story, and today we…

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NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city's zero waste goal

NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city's zero waste goal

Just a few days after gaining Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support, a five-cent fee on single-use plastic bags has been approved by the NYC City Council. The law will require business…

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Bill de Blasio says he'll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

Bill de Blasio says he'll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

New York City could be the next American city in line to institute a plastic bag ‘tax’ on single-use grocery bags. Mayor Bill de Blasio suggest this week that he’d support a…

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