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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Electronics Recycling at Sunnyside Community Services

Electronics Recycling at Sunnyside Community Services

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event in Sunnyside, Queens on April 30. Check out the list of acceptable so

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Kingsborough Community College Eco-Festival 2011

Kingsborough Community College Eco-Festival 2011

The annual Eco-Festival at Kingsborough Community College will include various speakers and a “green” trade fair. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Waters.” There will be discussions about waste prevention, reuse, composting, and recycling, plus an of A

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World Maker Faire Community Town Hall

World Maker Faire Community Town Hall

The World Maker Faire Team will be hosting a Town Hall and Community Planning Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Collab, (a think tank and fabrication laboratory designed to provide space, technology and manufacturing equipment to Makers)  and would

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LES Ecology Center Community Composting Project

LES Ecology Center Community Composting Project

The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s community compost program began in 1990 at the community garden on East 7th Street, between Avenues B and C.  Since 1994, they have also offered a collection program at the Union Square Greenmarket.  Community participants

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LES Ecology Center Community Composting at Union Square

LES Ecology Center Community Composting at Union Square

The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s community compost program began in 1990 at the community garden on East 7th Street, between Avenues B and C.  Since 1994, they have also offered a collection program at the Union Square Greenmarket.  Community participants

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Community Food and Juice

Community Food and Juice

Not even Mother Nature’s most vicious element, fire, can keep this popping Upper West Side establishment down. After becoming a mainstay of the Columbia area, Community had an electrical fire that shut them down for months. They have an excellent juice bar,

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City’s gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city’s community gardens produce food for their neighborhood, 65 percent compost, and 43 partner with at least one school.

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Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

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Sharing the Bounty: Growing Food for Donation

Sharing the Bounty: Growing Food for Donation

Learn how to help neighbors in need with Sharing the Bounty: Growing Food for Donation on Thursday, July 2nd at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Local produce sometimes goes to waste while many Brooklynites go without fresh fruits and vegetables. gardens

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Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

lmhq, gensler, lower manhattan headquarters, lower manhattan, 150 broadway, ideapaint, NY Tech Meetup and NY Tech Council, downtown alliance, co working spaces nyc, nyc meeting spaces, nyc conference rooms, sustainable design, eco design, green design

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design.

Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed Bright Blue “Wendy” Wins the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects HWKN’s

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