Kingsborough Community College Eco-Festival 2011

Kingsborough Community College Eco-Festival 2011

The annual Eco-Festival at Kingsborough Community College will include various speakers and a “green” trade fair. This year’s theme is “Sustaining Waters.” There will be discussions about waste prevention, reuse, composting, and recycling, plus an of A

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World Maker Faire Community Town Hall

World Maker Faire Community Town Hall

The World Maker Faire Team will be hosting a Town Hall and Community Planning Meeting on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Collab, (a think tank and fabrication laboratory designed to provide space, technology and manufacturing equipment to Makers)  and would

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LES Ecology Center Community Composting Project

LES Ecology Center Community Composting Project

The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s community compost program began in 1990 at the community garden on East 7th Street, between Avenues B and C.  Since 1994, they have also offered a collection program at the Union Square Greenmarket.  Community participants

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LES Ecology Center Community Composting at Union Square

LES Ecology Center Community Composting at Union Square

The Lower East Side Ecology Center’s community compost program began in 1990 at the community garden on East 7th Street, between Avenues B and C.  Since 1994, they have also offered a collection program at the Union Square Greenmarket.  Community participants

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Community Food and Juice

Community Food and Juice

Not even Mother Nature’s most vicious element, fire, can keep this popping Upper West Side establishment down. After becoming a mainstay of the Columbia area, Community had an electrical fire that shut them down for months. They have an excellent juice bar,

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Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

Survey Shows Majority of NYC Community Gardens Grow Food, Compost

New York City’s gardeners are helping to lead the way in creating more sustainable communities. Of those surveyed, 80 percent of the city’s community gardens produce food for their neighborhood, 65 percent compost, and 43 partner with at least one school.

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Vertical village of modular blocks adds a pixelated punch to the LIC skyline

Vertical village of modular blocks adds a pixelated punch to the LIC skyline

2222 Jackson Avenue

2222 Jackson Avenue, oda, oda architecture, long island city architecture, long island city apartments, modular architecture, modular design, green design, green architecture, nyc architecture

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‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

Related: Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

According to the project’s lead designer and architect, GHWA’s David West, AIA, “The site is located at the divide between Carroll Gardens, with its iconic brick and stone a

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Brooklyn Army Terminal’s Annex space to be converted into food manufacturing hub

Brooklyn Army Terminal’s Annex space to be converted into food manufacturing hub

The NYCEDC just announed that the Brooklyn Army Terminal will be converted into a major food manufactoring hub. The entire 55,000 square foot space of the Terminal’s Annex building will hopefully house up to 10 growing food manufacturing companies. The

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The Shed’s dynamic ‘telescoping shell’ will bring a flexible new arts space to Hudson Yards

The Shed’s dynamic ‘telescoping shell’ will bring a flexible new arts space to Hudson Yards

The center is currently under construction on West 30th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, according to its website.

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+ Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Via DNAinfo

+ The Shed

Images via Diller Scofidio

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World’s Fair Pavilion reimagined as a giant greenhouse blob atop Flushing Meadows Park

World’s Fair Pavilion reimagined as a giant greenhouse blob atop Flushing Meadows Park

Related: 100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

+ Sarah Wan and Aidan Doyle

Via The Real Deal

New York State Pavilion, Sarah Wan and Aidan Doylem Flushing fair site, giant greenhouse bubble,

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Open bridge with a coffee bar in the middle will perk up employees of this daylight-flooded office

Open bridge with a coffee bar in the middle will perk up employees of this daylight-flooded office

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+ Andrew Franz

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Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

We love it when urban renovation shuns demolition in favor of creative reuse of historic buildings. St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn dates back to the 1840s. Originally a tobacco warehouse, the building had been left abandoned and derelict for years St.

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Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

In a move many are criticizing as the next wave of gentrification of the South Bronx, Somerset Partners developer Keith Rubenstein revealed plans to turn a 16,000-square-foot warehouse into an “affordable” food hall. The real estate developer has at

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Old Rheingold Brewery to be transformed into European village-inspired residential complex

Old Rheingold Brewery to be transformed into European village-inspired residential complex

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+ ODA New York

Via World Architecture News

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Bike Fetish Day brings wacky wheeled creations to the streets of Williamsburg

Bike Fetish Day brings wacky wheeled creations to the streets of Williamsburg

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+ City Reliquary Community Museum

Via Gothamist

Mutant bikes, williamsburg,

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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available at scheduled distributed events this summer coordinated by local and

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Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

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

+ COOKFOX Architects
+ Breaking Ground

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Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

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Via Huffington Post

Etsy’s new headquarters in Brooklyn, Living Building Challenge, Forest Stewardship Council wood, well-managed forests, green building, sustainable office design, sustainable etsy office, green design, energy green

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First-ever dog poop composting program in NYC comes to Brooklyn park

First-ever dog poop composting program in NYC comes to Brooklyn park

“People in the neighborhood were really receptive,” said Leslie Wright, the regional director of state parks in New York City, who cut the ribbon on the new pooch playground on Thursday. “It’s a really savvy, really progressive Brooklyn East dog

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LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

Related: Sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk to be Replaced With Concrete and Plastic

“We’re continuing to invest in Coney Island as both a dynamic residential community and a destination for visitors from across the city and around the de

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‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

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Via The Real Deal

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company will put six dumpsters filled with plants and trees in parking spaces

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LUMEN Art Festival 2016

LUMEN Art Festival 2016

Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN Festival is an authentic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists. LUMEN’s goal is to connect artists to community in an alternative gallery setting. This 7th annual event and

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Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

“We are investing in this community because Queens is our home and we believe strongly in the neighborhood,” said Peter Kosteas, commercial property manager of Alma Realty.

“In a matter of months, the building will become home to what we as a a

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