Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

As predicted, Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially mandated that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy sources. This new Clean…

Read More >

New York City's ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

New York City's ambitious OneNYC Plan wins C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award at COP21

Mayor Bill de Blasio's green buildings plan for NYC, One City Built to Last, has won the C40 Climate Leader Group’s Building Energy Efficiency award in Paris. The comprehensive plan,…

Read More >

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

NYC announces plan for largest electric fleet of municipal vehicles by 2025

New York’s sustainability plan is fleshed out a little more this week, as Mayor Bill de Blasio rolls out NYC Clean Fleet, a comprehensive plan to create the largest electric vehicle…

Read More >

Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Governor Cuomo eyes 50-percent renewable energy goal for New York

Related: “A 50 percent RPS is a significant milestone toward addressing New York’s climate goals, and reaffirms the state as a leader in seizing the economic advantages of clean…

Read More >

New renderings of Bjarke Ingels' swanky High Line condos unveiled

New renderings of Bjarke Ingels' swanky High Line condos unveiled

Thanks to New York YIMBY, we have a few images of the preliminary design for Bjarke Ingles massive, geometric $870 million project along the High Line at 17th Street.…

Read More >

Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

Efficient heating upgrades could save $150 million and 312,000 tons of carbon emissions annually in NYC

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says that New York City property owners could save $150 million a year and reduce climate change by doing one simple thing. Environmental…

Read More >

REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

Brooklyn-based architecture firm REX was selected last Friday to design the performing arts center at the World Trade Center site (PACWTC). Led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former…

Read More >

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds “We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst…

Read More >

NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

Working with Community Parks Initiative (CPI) neighborhoods Related: Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for Community Parks Initiative “Every child deserves bright, green…

Read More >

Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Master composter and graphic designer, Debbie Ullman, thinks NYC is addicted to throwing away organic food waste. Therefore, in order to put residents on the right composting path, the…

Read More >

MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

Related: Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal “This ceremony marks the start of construction of several…

Read More >

NY Attorney General forces world's largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

NY Attorney General forces world's largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

New York’s Attorney General has reached an historic agreement with Peabody Energy Corporation today over the coal giant’s false statements about the environmental impact of its…

Read More >

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

The SS United States may have a permanent home in Brooklyn, thanks to a developer who has stepped forward and offered to turn the ocean liner into a multi-use. The current owners were…

Read More >

Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

When New Yorker Jeffrey Tanenhaus set out on his trusty Citi Bike for an adventurous cross-country bike tour, his mission was to "inspire you to make some changes in your own life to…

Read More >

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Related: “Every New Yorker deserves access to clean, safe green spaces, no matter what neighborhood they live in. By doubling our investment in historically underserved…

Read More >

Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC's largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC's largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain plans to open a major food market at Pier 57, which developers hope will draw in some 20,000 visitors a day once it opens. At 155,000 square feet, Bourdain Market will…

Read More >

Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC's fight against climate change

Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC's fight against climate change

Mayor Bill de Blasio http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/de-blasio/ announced yesterday his proposal that NYC’s pension funds divest from coal. This marks the most recent development in the…

Read More >

Spectra's plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

Spectra's plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

A statewide ban on fracking, enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo last December, protects the land and residents of New York from the dangerous practice of extracting natural gas through…

Read More >

NYC pizzerias making 'Pope Pizzas' for papal visit

NYC pizzerias making 'Pope Pizzas' for papal visit

Via NY Post Pope Francisco, nyc pope visit, nyc pizzerias, nyc pizza, pope pizzas, nyc food, best nyc pizza, nyc food, pope usa visit,

Read More >

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy…

Read More >

VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center…

Read More >

Controversial 'Taxi of Tomorrow' finally hits the streets of NYC

Controversial 'Taxi of Tomorrow' finally hits the streets of NYC

Related: Via Autoblog Taxis nyc, taxi of tomorrow, public transport nyc, uber nyc, taxi vans new york,

Read More >

Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens officials announced last week the groundbreaking of an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in Far Rockaway. The Beach Channel Senior…

Read More >

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

The 26 NYC buildings still illegally using No. 6 oil include the Coach HQ and a luxury Fifth Ave. building across the street from the Met. Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC…

Read More >

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit - and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted…

Read More >