City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

It’s official. According to a report released yesterday by the Building Resiliency Task Force at City Hall, the buildings in New York are not ready for another storm like Sandy. After last year’s hurricane, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine

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Global Green Announces “Solar for Sandy” Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Global Green Announces “Solar for Sandy” Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Yesterday, Global Green USA announced the roll-out of its “Solar for Sandy” program to build emergency back-up solar energy systems at five or more Sandy-struck NYC community centers to prepare for future blackouts like the one that overtook the city

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Pinkcloud’s Pop-Up Hotels Turn Vacant NYC Offices into Instant Accommodations

Pinkcloud’s Pop-Up Hotels Turn Vacant NYC Offices into Instant Accommodations

The Midtown Pop-Up Hotel consists of several modules including a bed, sofa and bathroom set up that can be packed into the size of an average building elevator. These unique and transport-friendly pop-up kits are stackable, shipped with the use of wooden pallets

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Harlem Grown Urban Farm Gives Unemployed Single Moms a Chance to Earn Some Green

Harlem Grown Urban Farm Gives Unemployed Single Moms a Chance to Earn Some Green

Harlem Grown is giving out-of-work, single moms a chance to earn some green while growing greens at their neighborhood urban farm. Four mothers whose children attend P.S. 175 Henry H. Garnet School of Success will serve as trainees for the program, which

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New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed changes to NYC’s decades-old flood zone maps that nearly double the number of people and buildings at risk to 400,000 residents and 70,000 buildings. Though a two-year review is still required

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AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

“ex.terra” // by AN.ONYMOUS from IMAN ANSARI on Vimeo.

“ex.terra” connects to the existing subway line, bridges and roads in the Rockaways as an anamorphic grid, plugging the city into this infrastructure with designated blocks for different uses. The

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New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson’s Forgotten 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion

New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson’s Forgotten 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo in the movie Men in Black, but didn’t know they were real, and standing

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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are fuming over the Marine Transfer Station that is being planned to transport garbage in and out of a location at East 91st St. Opponents of the facility are mainly concerned about the station’s proximity to a

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Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Smokers can say goodbye to lighting up in front of their favorite Starbucks because the coffee chain has officially banned smoking within 25 feet of their shops. The new policy took effect at all Starbucks locations in the U.S. and Canada on June 1, 2013

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the MetroTech Commons, Forest City Ratner Companies has curated the Summer@MetroTech

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High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

Employees of the High Line Hotel were expecting to get back to work after the hotel suffered major flooding damage during Hurricane Sandy, and owners MCR Development and Brodsky Organization spent months telling workers that they would return to their previous

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Green Spaces’ 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Green Spaces’ 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

NYC eco-office space company Green Spaces wants YOU to help ring in their 5th year so party with them and their extended family tonight! They’ll toast, network and continue to cultivate their dynamic community of green and social innovators, and good friends.

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Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Taking a dip in the East River may not be on your list of summer to-dos yet, but it could be soon if three entrepreneurs can finance plans to bring a massive +-shaped pool to the famous waterbody. The initiative to build a floating, water-filtering + Pool

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Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

The newly completed installation of a green infrastructure project in the Edenwald section of the Bronx will prevent nearly 2 million gallons of stormwater from entering the sewer system each year. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection invested

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun Muhammad and his partner Luanna Williams to launch “Quality Access Grocery,”

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NYC’s “Stop Idling” Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC’s “Stop Idling” Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC is stepping up its commitment to reducing kids’ exposure to pollutants by implementing a “Stop Idling” campaign at some of the city’s most trafficked schools. Commissioner Carter Strickland of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently

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School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

For the second year in a row, SVA is offering up space through its MFA in Products of Design for summer desk rentals. Summer Desks, is a co-working space lasting from the end of may through the end of August. The space was originally designed by ANDarchitects

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ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

Less than a year ago, the seven-acre ARTLANTIC site was a disused gravel lot bordering Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk. Envisioned by Lance Fung and funded by the Atlantic City Alliance and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, the space was taken

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Souda’s Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC’s Homeless

Souda’s Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC’s Homeless

Glowing a glittering green in the Souda booth, the Bubble Chandelier is made from 60 post-consumer PET bottles. Riveted together as a beautifully chunky sphere, the bottles still show off their bumpy bottoms and nozzles, adding to the crystalline aesthetic

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Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this summer in NYC? How about a free ferry ride that also supports a neighborhood that was knocked off its feet after Hurricane Sandy? Mayor Bloomberg joined other city officials this week to announce the launch of a free Red

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don’t Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don’t Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

It’s not the sounds of the city or early morning trash removal that forces some Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents out of bed in the morning. Instead, a neighborhood rooster has become a local town favorite by bringing a bit of the countryside to the Kingsborough.

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will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

Recycling may seem like second nature for some New Yorkers, but for many, it’s a confusing and inconvenient process. “Residents of the South Bronx who live in large apartment buildings face numerous obstacles that make it difficult to recycle on a regular

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored last week when Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights was renamed Adam Yauch

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Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival has hit the Bowery again, with a slew of art and culture events lined up for this weekend. This year’s festivities include artistic projections onto the museum’s façade, panel discussions on subjects like innovative

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PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

Both the factory space and the former loading docks were taken over by Creative Time, who had a light-up sign with their name spelled out in the Domino font made as a tribute to the iconic complex. Although most of the factory’s former machinery has long

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