Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Talk about sunny news! Mayor de Blasio has announced that solar power in NYC has tripled since early 2014. Specifically, over the last two years, the solar capacity installed in NYC has…

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan…

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Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

https://youtu.be/-TvwOq5vtRQ Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake + Prospect Park Alliance Via DNAinfo Images via…

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health…

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NASA science-backed LED light bulbs help you fall asleep at night and stay alert during the day

NASA science-backed LED light bulbs help you fall asleep at night and stay alert during the day

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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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Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

While it may not seem a revolutionary act to simply enjoy a meal in a restaurant, the elimination of animal flesh and animal byproducts in one's diet not only eases or eliminates an…

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Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

A reclaimed shipping container has traded a life of hauling cargo for turning out tunes. French photographer Francois Vaxelaire transformed the corrugated metal structure into the Lot…

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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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Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Play:groundNYC has already raised over $16,000 in crowdfunding pledges toward a $25,000 goal to fund its "adventure playground” on Governors Island in Manhattan. The unique play area…

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Kim Markel's popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

Kim Markel's popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

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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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The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

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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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VIDEO: NYC's first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

VIDEO: NYC's first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

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