Textile Recycling is on the Rise Thanks to Re-FashioNYC Apartment Building Collection Bins

Textile Recycling is on the Rise Thanks to Re-FashioNYC Apartment Building Collection Bins

New Yorkers throw away nearly 200,000 tons of clothing a year. But thanks to a recent spurt of recycling programs throughout New York City, collecting and reusing textiles is becoming…

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HWKN's Spiky-Armed Bright Blue

HWKN's Spiky-Armed Bright Blue "Wendy" Wins the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

The temporary MoMA PS1 outdoor installations are expected to provide shade, seating, and water, and designs are judged based on their creative attention to sustainability, recycling,…

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Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Since opening last September, Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park has charmed countless New Yorkers and tourists with its old-fashioned fun and glimmering modern pavilion. Now the…

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of Old Umbrellas Set to Take Second Sail Down the Hudson River

Floating Harvest Dome Made of Old Umbrellas Set to Take Second Sail Down the Hudson River

A few months ago, we reported the tragic crashing of a recycled art installation called Harvest Dome into Rikers Island. We have finally heard the great news that reconstruction is in…

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OLIN Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

OLIN Unveils Plans for a New Public Plaza for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

The steps in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are one of the most grand and iconic landmarks in the city, but the plaza surround the massive staircase is anything but: the…

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House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

Aerial view of the area where the Brooklyn-Queens pipeline would run Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6…

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One World Trade Center Is Now the Most Expensive New Office Tower in the World

One World Trade Center Is Now the Most Expensive New Office Tower in the World

The greatly anticipated One World Trade Center is now the most expensive new office tower in the world. An additional $700 million in estimated costs is bringing the total cost of 1…

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The Giants' Super Bowl Victory Parade Will Use 100% Recycled Paper Confetti!

The Giants' Super Bowl Victory Parade Will Use 100% Recycled Paper Confetti!

As Giants fans crowd the streets today to celebrate the team's Super Bowl win, the confetti that will sprinkle down upon fans and players will be made of 100 precent recycled paper!…

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Inhabitat Visits the New LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collection Warehouse in Gowanus

Inhabitat Visits the New LES Ecology Center E-Waste Collection Warehouse in Gowanus

The warehouse, located at 469 President Street, accepts computers, televisions, monitors, radios, printers, cell phones, and most other electronics. The facility, and the Lower East…

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New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

New York City Has Passed 29 Green Building Laws In the Last Two Years

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced last week 25 percent of the proposed green building laws have been drafted into law over the last two years.…

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New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New York City urban planners now have an important tool to help create energy reduction plans. An interactive map of New York has been developed by the Columbia University Engineering…

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JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase Headquarters Renovation Achieves LEED Platinum Status

JPMorgan Chase’s recently renovated global headquarters on Park Avenue in New York City has achieved LEED Platinum status! The newly greened building now holds the title of being the…

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Staten Island Chuck Disagrees With Punxsutawney Phil, Says Spring is On the Way

Staten Island Chuck Disagrees With Punxsutawney Phil, Says Spring is On the Way

Groundhog Day is here and spring is in the air -- at least for New Yorkers. This day of weather reckoning, where we put all our sunny spring hopes on a furry animal and his shadow, has…

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MoMA PS1 Unveils New Courtyard Performance Dome For Winter Events

MoMA PS1 Unveils New Courtyard Performance Dome For Winter Events

This week, MoMA PS1 unveiled a winter weather friendly performance dome in their iconic courtyard. Known as one of the hottest spots for summer music parties and avant-garde…

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Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens Permanent E-Waste Drop-Off Depot in Gowanus

Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens Permanent E-Waste Drop-Off Depot in Gowanus

The days of planning your weekend so you can finally lug that hefty old computer to the occasional e-waste drop off are over. The Lower East Side Ecology Center, host of many electronic…

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New Zoning Proposal Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

New Zoning Proposal Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

A new proposal by the Department of City Planning would allow commercial buildings throughout the city to be topped with rooftop farms or greenhouses without increasing the building's…

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New York City Bike Share Expected to Launch in July

New York City Bike Share Expected to Launch in July

With much talk about the forthcoming New York City Bike Share, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Alta Bicycle Share have been giving sneak peaks of what's to come. Inhabitat…

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'Infinite Forest' by Studio a+i Wins Design Competition for the AIDS Memorial Park

'Infinite Forest' by Studio a+i Wins Design Competition for the AIDS Memorial Park

The winning design has just been announced for the New York City AIDS Memorial Park across from St. Vincent's Hospital. An international team of architects including Brooklyn based…

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Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

image courtesy The Horticultural Society of New York As New York City upgrades its aging buildings and breaks ground on new green developments, building features like stormwater…

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

On Thursday, January 27, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer spoke in front of a 3 KW set of solar panels on Hunter College of the City University to promote his “Rooftop…

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MTA Introduces Reusable Unlimited MetroCards & Cuts Down on Waste

MTA Introduces Reusable Unlimited MetroCards & Cuts Down on Waste

Folks, it's finally here!! Beginning February 1st, New York City subway riders can refill their 7-day and 30-day unlimited ride MetroCards! A long time coming, this innovation is not…

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Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Disturbing news about a number of teens coming down with unexplained Tourette-like symptoms in New York State has been buzzing through the internet. Gizmodo recently reported about the…

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Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

We've been closely following Verdant Power's tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency's first…

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Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South…

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Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

While Lower Manhattan is chock-full of skyscrapers, one in particular has a shiny top unlike any other in the country. The Deutsche Bank American Headquarters at 60 Wall Street now dons…

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