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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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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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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North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

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Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Built to house the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts as well as the lower Criminal Court, the Staten Island Courthouse impressively blends function, aesthetics, and symbolism into its design. As a courthouse, safety and security are to a

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WeWork opens gorgeous WeLive co-living apartments on Wall Street

WeWork opens gorgeous WeLive co-living apartments on Wall Street

Like the WeWork offices, the WeLive apartments are beautifully furnished, offering Instagram-worthy angles in every room. Unsurprisingly, the business model is targeted at millennials, but the WeLive spaces welcome anyone from those fresh out of to a to

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Is NYC’s sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC’s sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather than improving conditions for poor residents of the city, EJA says a

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Giant cheeseburger-shaped museum proposed as a way to revitalize the New York State Pavilion

Giant cheeseburger-shaped museum proposed as a way to revitalize the New York State Pavilion

After the competition for the redesign of the New York State Pavilion was recently announced, numerous entries have been submitted. As one could expect, forward-thinking innovators came forth with ideas varying from arts and community space, to a space

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New Aging: Architect Matthias Hollwich’s new book explores how we can live smarter now to live better forever

New Aging: Architect Matthias Hollwich’s new book explores how we can live smarter now to live better forever

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1. Your book New Aging tackles a subject that most people don’t think about it’s

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Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

A reclaimed shipping container has traded a life of hauling cargo for turning out tunes. French photographer Francois Vaxelaire transformed the corrugated metal structure into the Lot Radio, an independent radio station that’s set up shop in a empty a

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NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC’s first ‘floating food forest’ is preparing to sail down the Hudson River this June. Inhabitat reported last year on the plans for Swale, a project conceived by artist Mary Mattingly, and now the barge-top fruit and veggie garden is under The

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A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

Named after a term used in plant migration, the Outer Seed Shadow project is a series of site-specific public art interventions that use gardens as the springboard for exploring a local community’s identity and geopolitical issues. Carrion launched in

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East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

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VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

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Just Food Conference 2016

Just Food Conference 2016

On Sunday, March 13th, the annual Just Food Conference will bring together more than 800 community organizers, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, and entrepreneurs for a full day of workshops and panels focused on building a and

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AECOM and Dewberry selected to work on BIG U storm-protection system

AECOM and Dewberry selected to work on BIG U storm-protection system

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How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed details of the proposed 16-mile Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an electric streetcar line that will serve the growing waterfront community in the two boroughs. The BQX will supply much-needed public transportation

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Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

“We firmly believe government should be in the business of investing in transportation infrastructure and providing inexpensive, efficient mass transit with priorities going to communities that have experienced strong growth and lack such the officials

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URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

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Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

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