Have any green ideas that you think would help improve the city? Change by Us NYC, an innovative website created by Local Projects, is exactly what you need to get your voice heard. The site, dubbed “a social network for civic activity,” officially launched
Back in March, we reported that the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, a mere 24 miles away from NYC, houses one of the most dangerous reactors in the country. Closing it down, however, might be a double edged sword. The DEP released a report stating that shutting
Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named the third greenest city, just behind the historically top ranked cities
The Trust for Public Land, in an exciting effort to promote a greener city, is turning over one of the largest network of community gardens in the nation to local residents across the five boroughs. In total, 69 parcels of land, encompassing about eight acres
It’s no secret that stormwater runoff is a serious contributor to pollution in NYC waterways, especially in areas in southern Brooklyn and Queens. In East New York, a lower-income neighborhood in Brooklyn, old and overburdened sewers release foul odors and
The New York Solar Jobs Act of 2011, a bill that aims to bring huge environmental and economic benefits to New York, is set to be voted on in the State Assembly today. In New York politics, the Anthony Weiner scandal and the hotly debated Gay Marriage Bill
It’s no secret that we love urban farming and green roofs, and while there are plenty of well-known benefits to greening up roof tops, there is still a lot that is misunderstood. Seeing Green: The Value of Urban Farms has set out on a research mission to better
City Hall may be getting a green makeover. Officials are currently finalizing plans for a massive fuel cell for the landmark building after a proposal to build rooftop solar panels was rejected. Housed in a large, green box on City Hall’s north side, the
The C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the World Bank announced a new partnership that will help cities speed up reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and become more energy efficient. The C40, headed by NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, signed
We’ve recently reported on Councilwoman Gale Brewer’s proposal to ban cars from the Central Park “loop,” as part of an overall effort to promote a safer and greener NYC. The city, however, doesn’t seem to agree. Despite overwhelming support by surrounding Community Boards and New Yorkers in general, the city has slammed the breaks on a proposed 2-month trial ban to study the effects of the proposed legislation on overall traffic.
You’ve probably noticed that nearly every roof in New York City is flat, but do you know why? The roofs were designed this way to allow for additional floors to be added as the city expanded, and New Yorkers have taken advantage of the flat space in an endless
One thousand new superintendents graduated yesterday from “One Year, One Thousand Green Supers,” another exciting green initiative sponsored by the city. Now in its second year of operation, the program has been a huge success so far. The program is a 40-hour class that trains supers in the latest practices for energy efficient operations. The class also trains workers to tackle wasted energy problems and helps them create a green operating plan along with performing cost-benefit analysis for building owners and managers.
Water is one of the most fantastic and essential resource this plant has to offer and New York City is beginning to better understand water’s urban benefits, especially in the fight to clean-up its waterways. Back in 2008, ConEdison, NYC’s electric company,
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
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
The Municipal Art Society is hosting an exciting opportunity to hear about what’s new in the city’s efforts to make NYC a greener city. The event, PlaNYC 2.0 will feature speaker David Bragdon, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.
The Seward Park Cooperative in the Lower East Side has just launched an electric vehicle sharing program for its residents. The co-op, located on Grand Street, installed four electric charge stations earlier in the year, and on Friday, they officially unveiled
NYC has always been know for its awesome parks, and even more recently, for some rather interesting urban forest projects. It looks like it won’t be stopping there either. As part of the MillionTreesNYC project, Fiat North America is donating and installing
Good news once again for the NYC solar power enthusiast! Energy developers are lining up for a chance to develop solar panels on the city’s landfills, as part of the mayor’s PlaNYC environmental initiative. Last week, mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his
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.
Hosted in cooperation with the City of New York and the City University of New York, the Summit is a national event designed to tackle the pressing issue of creating smart, sustainable, livable communities. Beyond “thinking green,” the Summit will address
The Empire State Building is now looking to receive LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Buildings Council this month.
Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.
Mayor Bloomberg presented an update to PlaNYC: A Greener, Greater New York today, assessing the program’s progress since its launch four years ago.
Pedestrian plazas, specifically those in Times Square, are majorly improving New York City’s air quality.
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