Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Apparently, street performers in Times Square have become such a nuisance that the city is considering doing away with the pedestrian plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that he would consider removing the plazas, which were installed six ago,

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New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy hopes a new solar-powered composting center will soon flank its shores. Locals could bring household food scraps and organic waste to the facility, which would then be transformed into compost for area gardens. In a with of

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America’s need for new farmers to supply the growing demand for locally and a

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Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Fed up Greenpoint and Williamsburg protestors took to land and water on Sunday to demand the city make good on their promise to build a waterfront park in the area. Along with 100 land-locked protestors, approximately 40 protesters on canoes and kayaks

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Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Jersey City is the newest hub in the Citi Bike bike-sharing program. When the program launches next month, it will add 350 bikes at 35 stations to the existing network of bikes in New York. As promised in the announcement earlier this year, the Jersey 1

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Fundamentals of Composting Workshop

Fundamentals of Composting Workshop

Pleasant Village Community Garden will host a composting workshop the morning of Saturday, August 1. Learn how to make your food scraps into a rich substance to feed your garden and household plants. A third of our food scrap waste goes into scraps can

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200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

ArtBuilt Mobile Studios are small mobile workspaces that let artists, social-service providers and micro-businesses work in new ways and in new places.

These small, movable structures can be built for very little money. They give artists, small and a

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents.

Related: New Study Finds NYC Could be Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy by

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WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

The Building Energy Exchange will host Women in Sustainability and Energy on the evening of July 28 for a talk by past and future WISE successes with Nilda Mesa, Director of NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The evening will kickoff with a of the

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NYRP’s Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP’s Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP has just unveiled the Haven Project, a green-focused project set to improve health conditions in the South Bronx. The project is designed to improve Quality of Life and Deliver Measurable Health Benefits to Neighborhoods Suffering from High Rates a

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41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

DDG’s 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22 Finalists.

Sustainability Features:

Irrigated Exterior Planter System

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60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

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Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park’s first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX’s new video

Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park’s first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX’s new video

550 Vanderbilt Avenue condos are up for sale. Designed by New York-based + COOKFOX Architects, the 17-story residential building is the first of four condominiums planned for 22 acre lot in Prospect Heights. The massive project, once completed will of 8

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Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

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Sharing the Bounty: Growing Food for Donation

Sharing the Bounty: Growing Food for Donation

Learn how to help neighbors in need with Sharing the Bounty: Growing Food for Donation on Thursday, July 2nd at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Local produce sometimes goes to waste while many Brooklynites go without fresh fruits and vegetables. gardens

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Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design.

Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed Bright Blue “Wendy” Wins the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects HWKN’s

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Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa’s solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one’s bum.

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Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

The 25,500 sf of modulating landscaped rooftop which will include:

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Partnerships Academy: How to get involved with your city park

Partnerships Academy: How to get involved with your city park

Do you care about the NYC parks, trees, and green spaces where you work or live? Want to do more to help out? The Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. The

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NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

Highbridge Park

“The quality of the work is phenomenal,” said Ellen Macnow, a parks department official who has worked on the project, off and on, for 18 years. “We had inspections before the work began, and found mortar that had but It

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New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

Hallet’s Cove in Astoria will be home to a new ferry terminal, the New York City Economic Development Corp. announced June 4. The terminal is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s larger ferry expansion plan, and is slated for 2017. With the addition of be

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2015 Daylight Hour – Building Energy Exchange

2015 Daylight Hour – Building Energy Exchange

To demonstrate the availability of daylight and draw attention to this important issue Building Energy Exchange has organized the “Daylight Hour”- a single hour on June 19th when offices all over the world turn off the lights in day-lit spaces. you

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Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

 

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