New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

New York is strengthening its position as a leading city in green architecture and construction, marked by the passage of two new laws that up the ante for new buildings and major…

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Anti-declawing bill gains support as veterinarians speak out against cruel practice

Anti-declawing bill gains support as veterinarians speak out against cruel practice

Veterinarians across the state are speaking out against the practice of declawing cats, by backing the proposed bill that would outlaw the procedure. The Humane Society Veterinary…

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The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

cornell tech, cornell roosevelt island, roosevelt island, cornell tech campus, weiss/manfredi WEISS/MANFREDI The first-of-its-kind building, opening summer 2017 on Cornell Tech's…

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Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

Related: Via DNAinfo Ferry service nyc, astoria ferry, nyc transport, five borough ferry, ferry Rockaway Park, Long Island City, Astoria, Bay Ridge and Sunset Park, ferry…

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Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

The Backyard Garden Studio was completed as a hobby project for Hunt, who told Dwell he spent a total of about seven days over four months to build the structure. The 5-foot-by-11-foot…

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NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

Travelmath, a travel logistics website, sent a team to gather bacteria samples from the handrails on public transit systems in five major cities: New York City, Washington, D.C.,…

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Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/coney-island-welcomes-amphitheater-childs-building/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/nyregion/a-crumbling-coney-island-landmark-is-getting-a-makeove…

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Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

“Last year, we said bag fees by Earth Day,” Council Member Brad Lander told Gotham Gazette, shortly before an unrelated committee hearing at City Hall. “I’m saying it again. Bag…

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How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed details of the proposed 16-mile Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an electric streetcar line that will serve the growing waterfront community in the…

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'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

'Uncontrollable radioactive flow' from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

Related: + Indian Point, Hudson river, river contamination, nyc waterways, nyc pollution, Indian Point nuclear power plant, radioactive reactor groundwater, groundwater…

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NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

NYC becomes first US city to require sodium warnings at chain restaurants

State Supreme Court Upholds the Sodium Label Warning "If your meal has so much sodium that it merits a salt shaker on the menu, then – for the sake of your health –…

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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

Related: “Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,”…

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which…

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Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

The tower will be part of the Hudson Yards mixed-use development currently under construction on the west side of Manhattan, close to where the High Line intersects with the Hudson…

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Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve…

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Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Related: New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May + Governors Island Park The Hills on Governors Island, Governors island park, nyc…

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Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

If you wander up the Allen Street pedestrian mall until you reach Delancey, you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful yet deserted relic from the city’s past: the Allen Street…

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It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

For as long as people have invited cats into their homes, furniture has been destroyed, drapery has been shredded, and the occasional pointy claw has made contact with tender human…

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Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

] Related:Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project + Urby + Concrete Via Curbed NY Urby waterfront properties, URBY…

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49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

Nearly 50 New York schools are adopting a plant-based nutrition program to help kids learn to make healthy choices. The program - called the Daily Scoop - is led by Lean and Green Kids…

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