Community Reception at New E-Waste Warehouse

Community Reception at New E-Waste Warehouse

Come celebrate the opening of the Ecology Center’s E-waste Warehouse in Gowanus! You’ll have a chance to drop off your e-waste, tour the space, and learn about why we are going to go beyond recycling and start reusing. Light refreshments will be served. More

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Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

image courtesy The Horticultural Society of New York

As New York City upgrades its aging buildings and breaks ground on new green developments, building features like stormwater management systems, green roofs, and rain gardens are fast becoming the norm

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Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

The Ground Up Designers have an innovative proposal for the Crow Hill Community Garden. Capped by a canopy of colored plastic cuffs that donors can buy at local businesses, the public art garden will help the community join together and bring awareness to

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Interboro Partners Recycle MoMA PS1 Installation By Giving Components to the Community

Interboro Partners Recycle MoMA PS1 Installation By Giving Components to the Community

As the project progresses, the components of Holding Pattern are making their rounds through PS1’s neighborhood.  While designing the project, Interboro Partners reached out to organizations in Long Island City, meeting with community leaders to learn what

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Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC

Farm School NYC Trains a Community of Future Food-Forward Leaders for NYC

Non-profit Just Food encompasses all that is farm fresh in New York City. Since 1995, the organization has been connecting sustainable food farms, markets, pantry programs and gardens to one another through an ever-growing network. Their Farm School NYC program

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The New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park Serves Up Delicious Local Fare & Supports Community Gardens

The New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park Serves Up Delicious Local Fare & Supports Community Gardens

The historic stone structure that now houses the New Leaf was once a city run concession for Fort Tryon park in the 1930s. The NYRP renovated the dilapidated structure in 1995, when the entire park was restored to its forest-like splendor. The restaurant itself

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Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery

Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery

North Williamsburg’s former People’s Firehouse, Engine 212, will soon be a community hall and gallery space. Dubbed the Northside Town Hall Community Center, the former fire house has already begun the transformation process and is now hosting multi-disciplinary

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Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to bring affordable housing to the community along with an edible rooftop garden that

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Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

For two months, the BMW Guggenheim Lab transformed a former rat-infested lot in the East Village into a vibrant, public space. While the Lab has officially packed up and moved on to Berlin, the lot will not, thankfully, be returned to its rodent-run glory.

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Fall Community Planting Day

Fall Community Planting Day

Enjoy a day in the garden with the Downtown Alliance. Use some tools and hard work to greenify the area with all new plants. Participate in other family-friendly activities and enjoy free refreshments. You bring the man-power, the Downtown Alliance will

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mmmm’s Quirky Meeting Bowls Promote Community and Chatter in Times Square

mmmm’s Quirky Meeting Bowls Promote Community and Chatter in Times Square

This month, instead of pushing through the summer crowds in Times Square, why not take a break and hang out in a Meeting Bowl? The Times Square Alliance has teamed up with Spanish collaborative mmmm to create a social space for friends and even strangers

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Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000  green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements sustainability practices and environmental improvements in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg,

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Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn is home to almost 50 percent of New York City’s community gardens, and it looks like that number is about to go up! The Brooklyn Community Foundation, in support of Brooklyn gardeners and environmentalists, is offering micro grants to fund the creation

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LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

The etched bar code on the curved arcade wall is a patterned interpretation of Schumacher’s piece WATER. Perhaps not so coincidentally, from a distance, the etchings look like small streams of water flowing over the glass. Visitors will be able to play the

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NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

The Trust for Public Land, in an exciting effort to promote a greener city, is turning over one of the largest network of community gardens in the nation to local residents across the five boroughs. In total, 69 parcels of land, encompassing about eight acres

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Community Boards Vote Unanimously in Favor of Central Park Car Ban

Community Boards Vote Unanimously in Favor of Central Park Car Ban

Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s resistance to banning cars from Central Park, the Community Boards surrounding the park are all in favor of implementing a trial ban this summer. Just yesterday, Community Board 11 voted unanimously in favor of a car-free park. Park

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Manhattan Community Boards Continue to Push for Central Park Car Ban

Manhattan Community Boards Continue to Push for Central Park Car Ban

Despite Bloomberg’s announcement that the city would not run a trial period for a car-free Central Park, Community Boards 7 and 5 are still pushing for the ban. Just last week, Community Board 7 again voiced its support for the controversial Central Park car

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LEED Gold Community Center for the Lower East Side Girls Club To Open in 2012

LEED Gold Community Center for the Lower East Side Girls Club To Open in 2012

Back in 2009, we learned that the Lower East Side Girls Club would be getting an amazing new green community center to be the first and only Girls Club in NYC. The development finally broke ground last year, and construction is in full swing. Designed by Cutsogeorge

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Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with some pretty substantial goals set for 2013, including increased public

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TOUCH Presents Coffee, Design, and Community

TOUCH Presents Coffee, Design, and Community

Join TOUCH at O Café as they present a variety of interesting and engaging installations of social and sustainable projects from Brazilian designers. Working with little more than basic materials, sometimes under difficult conditions, these innovative artists

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Brooklyn Community Clothing Swap at Macon Library

Brooklyn Community Clothing Swap at Macon Library

Need to spruce up your wardrobe for spring? Stop by the Macon Library for a clothing swamp, hosted by Brooklyn Clothing Exchange & GrowNYC. Bring at least one bag of gently used clothing for recycling, and don’t forget to pick up something for

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Green for Queens Community Earth Day Fair at the Central Queens Y

Green for Queens Community Earth Day Fair at the Central Queens Y

Stop by for the 2nd annual Queens Earth Day Fair at the Central Queens Y, featuring various organizations, green vendors and children’s events. Bestselling author Anna Lappé will be speaking about her book, Diet for a Hot Planet, at 3pm. Best of all, it’s

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All 59 Community Districts in NYC To Get Pedestrian Plazas like Times Square

All 59 Community Districts in NYC To Get Pedestrian Plazas like Times Square

It’s no secret that the NYC Department of Transportation wants to make the Big Apple more pedestrian and bike friendly, but the department’s plans go way beyond pop-up plazas and bike lanes. Much to our excitement,we just learned the the DOT wants to put a

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Super-Interesting! Redesigns a Brooklyn Warehouse Into Community Group’s New Green Headquarters

Super-Interesting! Redesigns a Brooklyn Warehouse Into Community Group’s New Green Headquarters

Ecologically aware architecture is a wonderful feat in itself, but when teamed up with those looking to improve communities, it’s exactly the type of collaboration that we can’t get enough of. Last February Super-Interesting!, a sustainable New York architecture

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Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable transportation. This new initiative is expected to bridge the gap between departmental

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