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 improvements, the Public Theater expects its landmarked Romanesque revival building to to receive LEED silver certification. Leading the green makeover is Ennead Architects, a firm internationally known its work on performance space, having worked on major institutions like Carnegie Hall and the Santa Fe Opera. Renovations are expected to be complete by the end of the year.

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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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500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

It looks like Greenpoint is about to get a whole lot greener. Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Brooklyn neighborhood will soon be able to plant 500 new trees. The funds are part of a $19.5 million settlement

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the mammoth project. The 650-foot observation wheel, which is slated for completion

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Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

Popular graffiti-clad artist collaborative slated for passive house makeover

After years of delays, it looks like ABC No Rio’s popular graffiti-clad art house will finally be getting its ultra-green makeover. Almost five years ago, news of the artist cooperative building’s demise was met with a flurry of controversy, but that soon

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NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

This week, a New York City committee approved long-awaited plans to replace the city’s antiquated, unused sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The high-speed aluminum charging stations will offer free Wi-Fi as well as free nationwide phone calls

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The sad reason why One World Trade Center had to scrap its green dreams

The sad reason why One World Trade Center had to scrap its green dreams

When plans for the recently opened One World Trade Center were first made public years ago, they promised to deliver not only one of the tallest and most impressive buildings in the world, but also one of the greenest. And although the original concept included

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Will the Hudson Yards “Thrill Device” really make you crap your pants?

Will the Hudson Yards “Thrill Device” really make you crap your pants?

In this week’s odd architecture news, Related Companies president Jay Cross reportedly surprised guests at a real estate luncheon recently by boasting that the second tower in the developer’s mammoth 30 Hudson Yards project will have a very interesting

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with forest, the Glass House was accompanied by a Brick House for guests, a pool,

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New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

Harlem’s historic Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot used to be a nuisance for neighborhood residents before it was demolished five years ago, but now it’s back and better than ever. The renovated building, which dates back to 1890 when it was used as a trolley

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BIG’s West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG’s West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

Image: Wade Zimmerman

BIG designed West 57th for The Durst Organization, which is also responsible for the adjacent Helena residences (a LEED Gold-certified project). The design for West 57th emerged out of the European tradition of forming residential

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Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Congratulations are in order thanks to the tireless work of non-profit Habitat for Humanity. On October 29th, HFH finished repairs on a Coney Island residence damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Although all of the organization’s projects are significant, this

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13 Architecture-Themed Costumes Seen at Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Halloween Bash

13 Architecture-Themed Costumes Seen at Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Halloween Bash

Stormy weather couldn’t keep guests away from dressing to the nines and traveling to the West Village where they entered a fantastical room filled with Christian Wassman air dressing balloons and Fellini’s 8 1/2 playing along the walls. Banality themed costumes

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