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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Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC

Crosby Street Hotel is the First LEED Gold Certified Hotel in NYC

Crosby Street is the first New York property for the Firmdale Hotel company based in London, and has 86 individually designed guest rooms on 11 stories. Stonehill & Taylor Architects designed the Crosby Street Hotel, which opened in 2009, to fit seamlessly

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LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s budding cultural district will soon raise the curtain on a new classic theater. Just Last Friday, construction started on the Theater for a New Audience, a Hugh Hardy designed flexible theater created specifically for the performance of Shakespeare

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Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The Gowanus Canal may be a Superfund site, but that hasn’t kept the surrounding neighborhood from having somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years. New apartment buildings, restaurants, and galleries continue to pop up, and just this week, the new

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Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Building Designed by Renzo Piano

Whitney Museum Breaks Ground on New LEED Seeking High Line Building Designed by Renzo Piano

Specific green design details of the new structure are sparse at this point, but Piano is well-known for his brilliant sustainable architecture, like The New York Times building on Eighth Avenue and the Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center in the South Pacific.

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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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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The construction of the Duggal Greenhouse, a 2-story, 60,000 square foot building,

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New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

New Fordham University Dormitories Obtain LEED Gold With Help From NYSERDA

More and more New York colleges are jumping on the green building bandwagon. Last week, Fordham University obtained LEED Gold certification for its recently built Rose Hill Dormitories, supported by $555,000 in NYSERDA incentives. The funding will also allow

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Cook + Fox LEED Platinum Office Wins AIA New York Interiors Merit Award

Cook + Fox LEED Platinum Office Wins AIA New York Interiors Merit Award

Cook + Fox is well known for their commitment to environmental sustainability and profound passion for design excellence. We’re huge fans of their work, especially One Bryant Park, one of our favorite green buildings in New York City. Thanks to their superior

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PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

PHOTOS: Inside the Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

Inhabitat recently got a private tour of the Hearst Tower! Completed in 2006, the tower was the first building in New York City to receive LEED Gold certification.

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NYC’s Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

NYC’s Public Theater Set to Go LEED Silver Thanks to an Applause Worthy Green Renovation

New York City’s historic Public Theater is going green. The producers of the world famous “Shakespeare in the Park” are renovating their Astor Place headquarters as part of a restoration and redesign project. Thanks to extensive sustainability the its a

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Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building to Receive LEED Gold Certification

The Empire State Building is now looking to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month.

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NYC’s Historic Argonaut Building Achieves LEED Gold After Green Renovation

NYC’s Historic Argonaut Building Achieves LEED Gold After Green Renovation

The stunning landmark neo-Gothic Argonaut Building at Broadway and 57th Street has been awarded LEED Gold certification.

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Hofstra University, LEED certification Program

Hofstra University, LEED certification Program

Hofstra University is located on Long Island a short train ride away from New York City. They offer a full range of LEED courses designed to teach you everything you need to know about sustainable, green building practices. It is the only continuing education

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LEED Workshop: Core Concepts and Strategies with the Urban Green Council

LEED Workshop: Core Concepts and Strategies with the Urban Green Council

Pfizer is hosting a LEED Workshop at the Urban Green Council. The official USGBC 200-level course is intended for anyone who wants more than a basic understanding of LEED – including those with a stake in their company’s or community’s building practices,

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Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

Pratt Institute Opens Gorgeous LEED Gold Certified Myrtle Hall

The Pratt Institute, long a leader in sustainable design education, officially opened its new ecotastic digital arts building, complete with a green roof and solar panels. The six-story, 120,000 square foot Myrtle Hall is expected to meet the LEED Gold standard, which would make it the first every higher education building in Brooklyn to receive any LEED certification.

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See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight

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NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

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Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum
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The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

Housing trends are increasingly technical, sustainable, and healthy. The Prism is committed to focus on its residences’ wellbeing. Located at the corner of Park Avenue and 28th Street, it is a short walk from Madison Square and Union Square parks, as well

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an existential threat and New York City must continue to lead the way,”

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical

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New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

Next month, the Museum of the City of New York will invite visitors to experience NYC in a new, immersive way with an installation entitled Soundscape New York. The exhibit, which opens on March 10th, aims to enhance and elevate people’s experience

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This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

This new Times Square restaurant hides a giant living wall

Midtown’s brand new Hunt & Fish Club Restaurant may echo old New York glamour, but its sprawling living wall elevates the venue into modernity. Designed by Studio Iyor, the lush vertical garden hugs the eatery’s rear marble dining room. The verdant

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5th Annual Green Festival at the Javits Center

5th Annual Green Festival at the Javits Center

Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event in the United States. This annual festival is back at the LEED Certified Javits Center from April 24-26 for its 5th year in New York City. Single, weekend, and three

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Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

Two-story penthouse at One57 becomes the most expensive condo ever sold in New York City

The 10,923-square-foot condo is housed in the luxurious mixed-used building on West 57th between Sixth and Seventh avenues. At 1,000-feet-tall, One57 is currently the tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere - at least for the time-being.

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