We’ve all caught a blast of cool air while walking by the open doors of an air-conditioned store during the summer, but did you know that it’s actually illegal for NYC stores to let AC escape so wantonly? The very common practice among retailers may not
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For the bold and the brave willing to stand the ginormous crowds on the 4th, the piers at Hudson River Park are one of your best bets to watch spectacular views of the fireworks show. Access points will be stationed along 11th Avenue and
An event at Universal Studios powered by people pedaling bikes equipped with ASE generators.
Pedal-powered generators are nothing new. In fact, we’ve featured quite a few examples here on Inhabitat from a pedal-powered music festival in Union Square (which
Kickstarter enlisted Ole Sondresen Architects to design their dream headquarters inside the abandoned shell of the historic Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. factory on Kent St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The building has been slowly taking shape despite weather-related
With the Citi Bike program expected to open in May, the New York City Department of Transportation has its sights set on giving Brooklyn cyclists more room to ride across the borough. The proposed Brooklyn Greenway Project will add 14 miles of bike lanes from
The General Theological Seminary’s campus occupies over half of 20th and 21st Streets, in between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Built in 1895, the complex originally housed students, and was meant to create an Oxford-like campus in the middle of the city. Featuring
Slated to open as early as late fall of this year, the Gowanus Whole Foods location will employ Gotham Greens to grow high-quality, pesticide-free produce year round. The new greenhouse will integrate advanced irrigation systems using recycled and mineral-enhanced
Last fall, New York state announced it would fund the transformation of the Lower East Side’s Pier 42 into a glorious new waterfront park. Although residents are excited about the park, they also wanted to be able to enjoy the area even sooner, so the Hester
If you’ve noticed “natural”, “green” or “organic” dry cleaners popping up in your neighborhood, it may be a sign that the area is moving up in the world. But while they may be good for property values, not all of these businesses live up to the eco-friendliness they advertise. Many of these green cleaners are simply regular dry cleaners that noticed the demand for greener products and services and retooled their operations in a way that is not entirely up to snuff with the sustainability customers are looking for.
This year, the Outsider Art Fair took residence in the former Dia Foundation Building on 22nd Street, which has remained vacant since Dia moved their offices several years ago. Exhibitors at this year’s fair brought a collection of Outsider art that spans
Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced objects and furniture with a sustainable touch. It took three week for the
Head over to Public Assembly this Sunday for a day of beer, hugs and music to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. David Teller (BirdDog Promo / Delinquency), Brian Russ (Campers’ Rule Records), Amy Grimm (The Whatever Blog) and Greenpointers will present
Mayor Bloomberg sets an example by donating his own blood.
Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across New York, but it also did serious damage to the city’s blood supply. Although people may not realize it, the need for blood at hospitals is constant
Photo © gt8073a
Forecasts have been saying that the great nor’easter storm that is supposed to hit at mid-day today will be nothing close to Hurricane Sandy, but Mayor Bloomberg isn’t taking any chances. The mayor’s office is asking New Yorkers to take
How to Volunteer to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways and Other Areas That Are Still in Need
Before heading out to volunteer sites, take a look through the needs – many hubs that are outside of the affected areas have been happily overwhelmed with volunteers, and no longer need people but could use food, supplies or funds. Don’t just show up somewhere,
Much of Lower Manhattan is still in the dark thanks to the explosion that occurred during Hurricane Sandy at the Con Edison power plant on Avenue C and 14th Street. What many thought was “green lightning” was actually a transformer exploding around 9 p.m.
Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer
The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a scattering of fallen signs and fences, but nearby Williamsburg fared much worse.
A video of the flooding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the India Street East River Ferry Pier.
This fence decided to call it quits before Hurricane Sandy even started.
We stepped outside to take these photos around 10am this morning but were warned shortly
Big plans are currently in the works to turn Manhattan’s Pier 42 into a new public space, but in the mean time, the Hester Street Collaborative wants to turn the abandoned pier into a temporary pop-up park, and they need your help! On November 3rd, the
Happy Park(ing) Day New York! Take lunch outside today and enjoy the pop-up parks that are reclaiming parking spaces. New Yorkers will celebrate the 7th annual worldwide celebration all over the city by infusing greenery in over 30 parking spots. Check out
The app will determine your distance from Lower Manhattan and help you orient your camera to a spot where the towers would have been visible. It is designed to work nearly 50 miles away at sea level. Though standing right in the center of the new World Trade
Headed to Summer Streets tomorrow? NY Waterways’ East River Ferry has sent us word that they’ll be waiving the $1 bicycle fee for those traveling to the summer festival this weekend and will also waive it on the following Summer Street Saturday: August 18.
CitiLogs is a seasoned urban milling company that has been upcycling wood since 1991. Each year in urban and suburban neighborhoods around the city, thousands of trees and branches are cut down and many are removed due to age, diseases, or to clear the land
The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for summertime fun. McCarren Pool had not been used for its original purpose
If you’re not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened up again in 2005 as a repurposed concert venue. The unonventional spot
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