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Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

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Being the dutiful New Yorker that you are, you always make sure to drop off your unwanted clothing at the local Goodwill or Salvation Army store–but wouldn’t it be nice to just take it downstairs instead? The city’s re-fashioNYC program lets you do just that with their residential clothing recycling bins. The attractive, free receptacles can be ordered for apartment buildings with more than ten units, as well as schools, office buildings and commercial businesses, making it easy to keep your preloved apparel and accessories out of landfills and to raise money for nonprofit Housing Works‘ mission of ending homelessness and AIDS in NYC.

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3D-printed skeleton of world’s largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

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Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

Hallets Point Affordable Housing

Mayor de Blasio broke ground on New York City’s first off-grid affordable housing project this week in Astoria, Queens. The $1.5 billion development at Hallets Point will provide hundreds of affordable apartments for low-income families in the area, and also includes a number of impressive sustainable features such as its own on-site micro-grid as well as a wastewater system that will divert millions of gallons of wastewater from being dumped in the East River.

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WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

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The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables to a location within the park permanently, as well as other measures that are aimed directly at improving conditions for the hard-working horses. Inside sources recently told The Daily News that the bill is currently being drafted and that a hearing could be held as early as this Friday. It’s too soon to speculate about the bill’s chances of being approved or when changes might go into effect, but those close to the negotiations make it sound like a gallop in the right direction.

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Sophisticated Nolitan Hotel is filled with design touches that reflect NoLiTa’s local charm

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

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It’s no secret that New Yorkers have a deep and passionate love affair with pizza, but all of those pizza boxes do take a toll on the environment. Pratt Industries, which specializes in recycled paper and packaging, thinks their pizza boxes made using 100-percent post-consumer paper from Staten Island’s legendary landfills can help. By combining NYC’s lust for the carbolicious treat with an environmentally conscious business approach, the company hopes to expand their efforts to ensure that all pizza consumed on Staten Island comes in a locally-sourced, environmentally friendly package.

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Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

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NYC is now home to over 1,000,000 trees, so wrapping our heads around the sheer magnitude of our urban forest is no easy task. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Brooklyn-based web developer Jill Hubley has created an impressive interactive tree map that visualizes a whopping 600,000 of the city’s trees…in detail. Hubley used official city census data to create her tree map tool, which pinpoints the exact location of each of the 168 different species located throughout the city’s five boroughs.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Rockafeller Xmas Tree 2015

Did you ever wonder what happens to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree after the holidays are over? As per tradition, this year’s magnificent Norway spruce will be cut down into lumber and donated to Habitat for Humanity. For nearly a decade, the city’s famed Christmas tree has been repurposed into housing material for the charity. Lumber collected from this year’s 78-foot-tall specimen will go to the organization’s Greater Newburgh site.

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NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

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Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

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Cozy up with some kitties tonight at Koneko cat cafe’s feline film fest

by , 01/08/16
filed under: Animals,Manhattan

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Up for a little feline-focused film fun this month? Head on down to the Lower East Side’s Koneko Cat Cafe and take advantage of their new cat-centric movie nights. Starting tonight, the cat lover’s corner will not only let you hang out with their sweet and cuddly furry friends, but they’ll also be showing films selected specifically for their catty co-stars. Kicking off the movie sessions will be Breakfast at Tiffany’s, featuring Holly Golightly’s lovable pal, Orangey.

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could see a $1.7 billion streetcar line come to fruition if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News recently revealed new details of the proposal, which would see a 17-mile route connecting 10 neighborhoods in the two boroughs. According to the study, the “Brooklyn-Queens Connector” could serve an estimated 15.8 million passengers a year by 2035. That is, of course, if the project can garner enough support to break ground in the first place.

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Isay Weinfeld’s High Line-hugging condos to be topped by Eden-like garden oasis

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NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

With some 8,200 pay phones still located on New York streets, it’s about time someone found a way to put those old relics to good use. Expanding on the pilot project that began in 2012, the city will now convert at least 7,500 old play phones into hot a

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Tour the secret train car restaurant hidden inside Bloomingdale’s

Tour the secret train car restaurant hidden inside Bloomingdale’s

Not to be confused with the posh Parisian restaurant by the same name

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Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2015. On January 10th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling

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Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

 

New York’s Citi Bike program proves that Americans are into cycling more than ever before. The bike share network, which allows users to rent one of 7,500 bikes at 460 stations around the city, logged in more than 10 million trips in to

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Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a “powerful” secret

Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a “powerful” secret

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Via Wired

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