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Trump Building “submerged” by Rising Seas installation in New York City

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The Sierra Club made waves this week as they “submerged” 40 Wall St., also known as “The Trump Building”, in a symbolic flood of light. The installation, organized in partnership with NYC’s The Illuminator, saw the building “engulfed by rising seas” in order to send a message to President-elect Donald Trump and his pick for the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, climate science denier Scott Pruitt. Read on to see a video of the light installation in progress.

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Ride through a miniature New York City at the MTA’s Holiday Train Show (VIDEO)

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All aboard! Brightly-colored miniature Metro-North trains have been departing from a tiny Grand Central Station and bringing joy to both young and old alike as part of the MTA Transit Museum’s annual train show. The delightful display is currently open at the New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex & Store at Grand Central Terminal. If you can’t make it in person, read on for a fun video simulating a ride on one of these tiny trains.

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How Habitat for Humanity recycles the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to build homes for those in need

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Red Hook Passive House music studio will use 90% less energy than buildings built to code

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If Passive Home design is music to your ears, you’ll think architect Ryan Enschede‘s new Red Hook music studio deserves a standing ovation. The ambitious project will see an aging brick building in Brooklyn’s old shipyard district converted into an ultra-efficient structure that will seek certification from Germany’s renowned Passive House Institute.

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Catch the MTA’s holiday nostalgia trains and buses for a limited time in December

by , 12/12/16

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Commuters and tourists who are in the right place at the right time can take a ride on the retro side this holiday season. From December 5th until December 21st, the MTA will be running vintage buses along the M42 line between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during weekdays. Or if the subway is more your speed, there will also be a vintage train running on December 4, 11, and 18 stopping at Sixth Avenue local stations between Second Avenue and Queens Plaza.

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Swanky LEED-seeking hotel inside JFK’s TWA Flight Center to have food court and nightclub

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You’re invited to the NYC Fair Trade Coalition’s holiday pop-up tonight

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Join the NYC Fair Trade Coalition tonight from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for a fun evening of shopping and celebrating. Not only will they be showcasing the wares and goods of fair trade brands such as Bhava, Tabii Just and JeevanKala, but there will also be wine and storytelling beginning at 7 pm. Invited speakers will share personal stories and also discuss their work and support of ethical fashion and endeavors to create vibrant sustainable communities, from the Himalayas, to Ethiopia, to here in New York.

The event will be held at Wix Lounge. Click here for all of the details and to RSVP.

 

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

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

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Now that NYC has finally agreed to purchase the last parcel of land needed to complete Brooklyn’s long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park, the potential for converting the space into a greenery-filled parkland is wide open. One proposal for the site, called Maker Park, is already stirred up both excitement and controversy. The design, featured in Architects Newspaper, pays homage to the city’s maker scene and includes lush gardens, a resilient waterfront wetland, and unique performance venues.

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NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

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Residential buildings are responsible for roughly three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions here in New York City. The NYC Building Operator Training Program, launched this week by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in collaboration with the NYC Department of Small Business Services, is a project that aims to dismantle that statistic and empower residential building workers by arming them with energy efficiency know-how.

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Hearst Tower celebrates 10th anniversary with new Foster + Partners exhibit

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Manhattan’s ultra-green Hearst Tower is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its opening with an exciting new exhibit highlighting the work of architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster + Partners. The gallery, titled “Building with History: The Exhibit”, marks the first time the firm’s projects will be gathered in one display, and features building models, master plans, and original sketches chronicling its many works. The Hearst Tower was the first project the London-based firm created in the United States and the first building commissioned in New York City after the September 11th attacks.

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New study finds that NYC dirt is filled with potentially life-saving bacteria

by , 12/04/16
filed under: Health,News,Parks

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It’s no secret that New York City is a hotbed for all kinds of bacteria, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. A recent study by Rockefeller University has discovered that microbes found in the city could actually be used to fight against disease. Researchers took samples of dirt from various NYC parks and found “numerous therapeutically relevant small molecules” that could potentially be used as medicine to combat multiple health issues from fighting off viruses to killing tumor cells.

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New law saves NY’s mute swans from execution…for now

by , 12/02/16
filed under: Animals,Brooklyn,News

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Mute swans just got a stay of execution from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he signed a law on Monday preventing wildlife officials from euthanizing the majestic birds for a period of two years. The new legislation adds accountability checks and public hearings to the state Department of Environmental Conservation when it comes to population control measures for local wildlife.

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Shop from local makers at WantedDesign’s upcoming holiday markets

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With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start searching for gifts to give this season. And not just any gifts, but meaningful and unique items that are sure to be cherished by your loved ones. Thankfully, WantedDesign is making it extra easy by hosting two holiday events that will bring together a selection of goods from talented local designers under one roof. Read on for the details.

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NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

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In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca van Bergen began Nest with the idea that supporting craft and small businesses could be an empowering tool for positive social and economic change. Led by a team of committed and creative professionals, the New York-based nonprofit connects a vibrant global community that offers responsive support to artisans around the world. Over time, Nest has increasingly functioned as a much-needed facilitator between luxury companies looking to commission the works of craftspeople by providing clear pathways and programs for craft workers to strengthen their skills and build their business acumen. Their winning partnerships with companies like Eileen Fisher and the sustainable luxury brand Maiyet have resonated within the design community.

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Canal Street Market: New shopping destination featuring local NYC brands opens right in time for the holidays

Canal Street Market: New shopping destination featuring local NYC brands opens right in time for the holidays

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

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NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

“As part of our OneNYC plan we are implementing 2,000 electric cars and reducing emissions in our City fleet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We reached over 500 EVs after just one year and the GM Bolt will now play a pivotal role as we make a push

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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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