Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Federal Grant Will Help Build New Sustainable Transportation and Community Development Projects in NY

Through an ambitious joint effort between New York and Connecticut, federal funding will soon provide a huge investment directed towards community development and sustainable transportation. This new initiative is expected to bridge the gap between departmental

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Electronics Recycling at Sunnyside Community Services

Electronics Recycling at Sunnyside Community Services

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event in Sunnyside, Queens on April 30. Check out the list of acceptable so

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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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Olin Studio announces plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park

Olin Studio announces plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park

Olin Studio revealed plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park and community area. The pier will include ample spaces to enjoy nature with multiple landscaped spaces, along with programmed areas for play and relaxing. There’s even a huge net suspended

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Kimbal Musk just launched a revolutionary shipping container farm initiative in Brooklyn

Kimbal Musk just launched a revolutionary shipping container farm initiative in Brooklyn

Near Jay Z’s childhood home and an old Pfizer factory, one will find a set of ten steel shipping containers. Launched by Tobias Peggs and and Kimbal Musk, brother to Elon, the containers are part of a project called Square Roots, an urban farming to a

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Sustainable Career Tracks Event & Networking

Sustainable Career Tracks Event & Networking

Similar to most cities around the world, New York City is still grappling with how to effectively prepare for and mitigate the effects of rising sea levels, natural disasters and climate change.  With the impact of Superstorm Sandy still resonating for

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Governor Cuomo and Bernie Sanders unveil free tuition proposal for New York colleges

Governor Cuomo and Bernie Sanders unveil free tuition proposal for New York colleges

Governor Cuomo has started 2017 with a substantial plan designed to respond to the financial challenges most students and families face today in pursuing higher education. On January 3rd, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to launch the Excelsior at

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Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

As this year’s holiday season comes to a close, revelers will be able to do two good deeds in one fell swoop. Christmas Tree Brooklyn, which sells its trees online and in-person throughout New York City, offers its customers a chance to donate items a

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Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Last summer, Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Alloy Development collaborated on the 2000 Galloon Project, a pop-up nursery and event space that successfully brought attention to the creative potential of dumpsters, and also raised visibility on how to the

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NYC’s first modular micro hotel set to open this spring

NYC’s first modular micro hotel set to open this spring

This Spring BD Hotels and CB Developers will open Pod Brooklyn, the first ever entirely modular hotel in New York City. Located at 626 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, the micro-hotel will have 249 rooms, each around 100 feet.

The distinct design of do

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Stop-N-Swap Bronx

Stop-N-Swap Bronx

Community “swaps” provide the perfect opportunity to find new homes for things you no longer need. By taking home items that you can use, you are also helping to prevent waste from production, packaging and transportation required to get new things. (no

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Citizens’ Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

Citizens’ Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

The Citizens’ Committee for Children’s annual report “CCC Community Risk Ranking: Child Well-Being In New York City’s 59 Community Districts” was released last week, presenting its detailed analysis on the many dimensions affecting the of The

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VIDEO: ‘Subway Therapy’ walls provide much-needed hope for New Yorkers after Trump’s election

VIDEO: ‘Subway Therapy’ walls provide much-needed hope for New Yorkers after Trump’s election

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Dazzling canopy of holiday lanterns returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Dazzling canopy of holiday lanterns returns to the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Massive canopy of 650 LED lanterns

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Proposed ‘Maker Park’ would reuse Bushwick Inlet site’s existing oil tanks

Proposed ‘Maker Park’ would reuse Bushwick Inlet site’s existing oil tanks

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NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca Van Bergen began Nest with the idea that craft and small business support could be an empowering tool for positive social and economic change. Led by a refreshing team of committed and New

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Miniature forest of 4,000 baby trees pops up in Brooklyn

Miniature forest of 4,000 baby trees pops up in Brooklyn

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Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Related: Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

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Remembering visionary landscape architect Diana Balmori through her most forward-thinking projects

Remembering visionary landscape architect Diana Balmori through her most forward-thinking projects

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Cornell Tech unveils new renderings for hotel and education center on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech unveils new renderings for hotel and education center on Roosevelt Island

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Verizon Executive Education Center and Hotel, Roosevelt Island

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