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 yourself!

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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 exciting array of panelists and speakers during the course of the three day event.

The keynote speaker Carl Safina, author of many books on marine life, kicks off the event on the morning of April 13. His books include Song for the Blue Ocean, Eye of the Albatross, Voyage of the Turtle, and most recently, …

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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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What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting this week and is poised to change the world - with your help. The massive campaign kicks off on September 21st as tens of thousands of climate activists are

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The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

It might be tough to swallow, but at this very moment, the buildings we are living in, working in and playing in are quietly wreaking havoc on our environment. In fact, buildings contribute to over 40% of all greenhouse gas emissions. And while green infrastructure

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Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon’s Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon’s Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Originally constructed in 1841 by Alexander Jackson Davis, The Octagon was an island retreat that featured a beautiful rotunda with a ‘flying’ spiral staircase. Then in 1894, it was converted into the Metropolitan Hospital and used as an asylum until 1955

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Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

Chiao’s 800-square-foot loft is located in an old textile factory that’s been renovated into live-work spaces. The space has exposed brick walls and large floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the loft with light. Chiao wanted to maintain the openness of the

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Lower East Side Ecology Center Environmental Learning  Open Hours

Lower East Side Ecology Center Environmental Learning Open Hours

Learn more about The Lower East Side Ecology Center, one of the first organizations to offer community-based recycling and composting programs in New York City! These programs were started with innovative recycling drop-off centers such as the Ecology Center,

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Boring Rental Towers Replacing 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Add Insult to Injury

Boring Rental Towers Replacing 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Add Insult to Injury

Many New Yorkers were crushed by the news that Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz would be razed to make way for yet another condo development, and new renderings of the forthcoming complex are just adding insult to injury. New York YIMBY recently obtained the

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Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

In response to the public outrage caused by news of a “poor door” entrance designated for affordable housing tenants at an Upper East Side luxury condo development, Mayor de Blasio is publicly rebuking landlord practices that segregate tenants based on

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York’s High Line has helped liven up Manhattan’s West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports that the city is considering a proposal to dress up the Asphalt Green

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