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

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

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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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Mobile Caribbeing shipping container pavilion brings Caribbean art and culture to NYC communities

Mobile Caribbeing shipping container pavilion brings Caribbean art and culture to NYC communities

Ferra Designs

The container was sourced and repurposed from TRS in New Jersey. The reason we chose them is they are the best in the field as they have been fabricating units for decades and worked on similar projects for Dekalb Market and Whitney I

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

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

Located Wainscott, NY, the luxury vacation home is set in a wooded three-acre site, offering an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The home’s six bedrooms, seven baths, media room, pool house, rooftop deck and numerous screened-in porches

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a 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. by

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

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

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Via Curbed NY

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Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

Artist Yeshaya Shor has proposed a subterranean park design to take over a vacant lot in the Hasidic Jewish community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The “Spiritual Spring” will be a sunken 10- to 15-foot diameter cylinder of concrete that visitors via

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Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

“We know just how valuable the use of technology is and how important it is in our day-to-day experience — and these benches tap into that power by allowing us to measure park usership and engagement while protecting parkgoers’ privacy and a vital

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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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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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WXY reveals plans for Brooklyn Strand greenway connecting Downtown Brooklyn to waterfront

WXY reveals plans for Brooklyn Strand greenway connecting Downtown Brooklyn to waterfront

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WXY Studio, Brooklyn Strand, Claire Weisz, greenway brooklyn, Borough Hall Park, Cadman Plaza Park, Commodore Barry Park and the Brooklyn bridge, Manhattan bridges, landscape design nyc, brooklyn strand design, strand

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TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

Related: Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

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Bill de Blasio says he’ll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

Bill de Blasio says he’ll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

New York City could be the next American city in line to institute a plastic bag ‘tax’ on single-use grocery bags. Mayor Bill de Blasio suggest this week that he’d support a five-cent fee, as outlined in a proposed bill endorsed by City Council up

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JDS and SHoP unveil renderings for soaring 77-story residential tower on Lower East Side

JDS and SHoP unveil renderings for soaring 77-story residential tower on Lower East Side

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+JDS Development

Via Curbed NY and the Lo-Down

JDS Cherry Street Tower, two bridges tower, jds tower, shop architects,

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A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

Like most of Bronx area, the Mott Haven neighborhood is becoming a magnet for new construction projects. However, Mott Haven is soon to stand out in terms of green design thanks to a new passive residential tower slated to begin construction on the of

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NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward

Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one in Brooklyn in the near future.

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+ Me and General

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Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Talk about sunny news! Mayor de Blasio has announced that solar power in NYC has tripled since early 2014. Specifically, over the last two years, the solar capacity installed in NYC has tripled combining both private and public installations, the city’s

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan for increased sustainability, the city is now accepting proposals a

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health Department building on Worth Street in Chinatown and is believed to a a

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Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs wanted!

“We are really happy that the DOT found a way to implement a pedestrian refuge, and we think these micro-gardens make a huge difference in the bike and pedestrian experience,” Berthet said. “This is good for Brooklyn

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