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Resolution 4’s gorgeous Swingline home brings sophisticated prefab to the Hamptons

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

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A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a new bill that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community protection act (General Assembly bill number A10342) would codify Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s climate change targets, stating that “action undertaken by New York to reduce greenhouse emissions will have an impact on global greenhouse gas emissions and the rate of climate change.” If the legislation is signed into law by the governor, New York would be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2025, 50 percent by 2030 and 80 percent by 2045 until net-zero emissions are achieved by mid-century.

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The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

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New Yorkers have been enjoying Wi-Fi at certain subway stations for a while now, but it looks like that same convenience might soon be coming to train cars themselves. According to a new report from NY1, the MTA has been secretly testing Wi-Fi on four cars along the E line to test the feasibility of providing commuters with free internet.

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Innovative Solar Canopy offers smart solution for New Yorkers looking to install solar power panels

by , 06/03/16
filed under: Solar Power,Urban Design

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With building code restrictions and numerous other physical obstacles, New York rooftops aren’t exactly the easiest places to install flat solar panels. One enterprising startup, Brooklyn SolarWorks, has devised an ingenious way to make solar power generation much easier to implement in urban environments. The Solar Canopy is an elevated tent-like structure covered in 2.5- by 5-foot photovoltaic panels that stands 10 feet above a roof, making it work around common city code regulations.

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6 floating bars and restaurants to eat and drink at this summer in NYC

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Architects unveil designs for activating empty space under Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with food trucks or a sports complex

by , 06/02/16
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn

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Clever spiral staircase hides a surprise in this minimalist West Village duplex renovation

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Could fermentation be the solution to NYC’s food waste woes?

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Despite NYC’s numerous efforts to curb its massive food waste issues, there is still a lot of work to be done in reducing the amount of organic waste clogging up local landfills. One enterprising startup says they may be able to divert food scraps from landfills altogether by using the age-old process of fermentation. Brooklyn-based Industrial Organic thinks their new process based on the principles of Japanese bokashi composting, which ferments organic matter in an acidic environment in a process much like beer or wine production, could revolutionize way the city handles its food waste.

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NY State Supreme Court rules that NYC can enforce salt content warnings on menus

by , 05/31/16
filed under: Health,News

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New York City’s salt warning rule was approved by the NYC Board of Health last year, but the city had been unable to enforce the legislation due to a ban spearheaded by opponents of the controversial salt icon. Last week, however, the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court lifted the ban, making way for the new salt icons to be legally required on the menus of some 3,000 chain restaurants in NYC in an attempt to convince New Yorkers to shake their salty habit.

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World Trade Center’s elevated Liberty Park set to open this summer

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Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC’s transportation woes?

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The Empire State Gateway is a wild new proposal that calls for a 3.5-mile suspension bridge to be built from New Jersey, across Manhattan at 38th and 39th Streets, and into Queens. Designed by a traffic consultant from Delaware who thinks the elevated twin suspension bridge would be an efficient solution to some of the city’s transportation troubles, the concept could have a relatively short construction timeline, but would most likely be extremely expensive.

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Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

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Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

by , 05/27/16
filed under: Art NYC,Staten Island

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Staten Island’s bustling North Shore waterfront area, known for its active art scene, is set to become even more vibrant thanks to some targeted community planning. A collaboration between Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts, Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront is a new multi-year project aimed at bringing together local artists and community members, developers, and NYC agencies in order to create long-term strategies for public space in the area through neighborhood revitalization, sustainability, and equitable economic development.

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VanMoof launches new SmartBike that “eliminates bike theft fears once and for all”

by , 05/26/16
filed under: Biking

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Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

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Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

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Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York ‘Energy to Lead’ competition

Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York ‘Energy to Lead’ competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) just announced that Bard College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Broome Community College are the winners of the New York State “Energy to Lead Competition.” They each will receive

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New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

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Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

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Former Brooklyn Navy Yard cemetery transformed into vibrant public space that pays tribute to veterans

Former Brooklyn Navy Yard cemetery transformed into vibrant public space that pays tribute to veterans

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+ Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

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