Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green is Glenwood’s second sustainably built rental, and is located at 330 West 39th Street in the same Midtown neighborhood as Glenwood’s first sustainable property; Emerald Green. “Midtown West stands as one of the most exciting and dynamic

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The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

Originally designed by William Van Alen for Walter P. Chrysler’s headquarters, the building first opened as New York’s tallest skyscraper in 1930, until it was beat out almost a year later by the Empire State Building. With managing company Tishman Speyer’s

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See Inside Manhattan’s First LEED Gold Townhouse by BW Architects

See Inside Manhattan’s First LEED Gold Townhouse by BW Architects

A major key to the home’s certification and effortless beauty is its ample amounts of natural light. Giant steel and glass windows line the basement, parlor floor, and south facade of the home to allow daylight to shine throughout the space while passively

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PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined Arad and a myriad of local officials to cut the green ribbon and plant a ceremonial first seedling on the gorgeous new rooftop farm. Four years in the making, the roof farm was once thought of as a radical

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LEED Gold Helena Tower Will Boast NYC’s Largest Residential Composting Program

LEED Gold Helena Tower Will Boast NYC’s Largest Residential Composting Program

The Helena’s green roof.

Residents of The Helena will be able to separate their used coffee grounds and table scraps and dispose of them in a biodegradable paper bag in communal bins on each floor of the building that will collect the organic waste. The

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Construction on Herzog and de Meuron’s Gorgeous Glass 56 Leonard Tower Will Finally Begin This Week in Tribeca

Construction on Herzog and de Meuron’s Gorgeous Glass 56 Leonard Tower Will Finally Begin This Week in Tribeca

The Jenga-like tower was met with mixed reviews from the community, who felt its 60 floors were grossly out of proportion for the Tribeca neighborhood. Now that all of the concerns have finally been addressed, the glassy tower will become a reality in about

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Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Screencap from video by Necolebitchie

Rapper Jay-Z surprised fans and straphangers alike when he took the R train to his own concert at the new Barclays Center on Saturday. The native Brooklynite made like a local and turned to green transportation to

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Perkins + Will’s LEED Platinum Lehman College Science Building Nears Completion

Perkins + Will’s LEED Platinum Lehman College Science Building Nears Completion

Lehman College students can look forward to a wonderful addition to their campus this year – a new LEED Platinum science building designed by Perkins + Will. The new facility will be a lively ‘campus within a campus’ and will support the school’s

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Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Earlier this month, North Hempstead unveiled the first LEED Platinum community center in Long Island. The Yes We Can center boasts green features like a solar carport, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and rooftop rainwater collecting bins for

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Empire State Building’s Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

Empire State Building’s Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

The Empire State Building’s iconic lights are getting a green makeover! The famous floodlights that change hues to commemorate all of the holidays of the year will soon be powered by energy efficient LED lights. The swap-out is being implemented with the

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PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

The new Barclays Center Arena marks the return of major league sports to Brooklyn, which has had a hole in its heart since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. It was all smiles at the press launch but long and arduous process behind the project was by

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Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

The living bus roof was the brain child of sustainable enthusiast Mike Jackson, who brought his idea to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Kimberley Minkel. By simply writing a letter with his idea, the Buffalo resident saw it become a reality not

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Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Today, New Yorkers and Americans are remembering the past, but it’s just as important to realize how far we’ve come on our path to recovery since that fateful day on September 11, 2001.  To commemorate the 11th anniversary of 9/11 and to show the strides

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9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

Arad and Walker’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, are the center of the memorial. In their proposal, Arad and

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground Community developed under their Green Campaign, which emphasizes good health

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Spacesmith’s Shimmering LEED Gold NYPD Tow Operations Building Makes You Feel Less Awful That Your Car Got Towed

Spacesmith’s Shimmering LEED Gold NYPD Tow Operations Building Makes You Feel Less Awful That Your Car Got Towed

There has been lots of buzz lately about revamping the largely abandoned architecture of the Brooklyn Navy Yard lately, but the NYPD has been ahead of the game for years now. The boys in blue have kept the sustainable features of their LEED Gold NYPD Tow

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Cook + Fox’s LEED-CI Platinum 641 Avenue of the Americas is Capped With a Sprawling Green Roof

Cook + Fox’s LEED-CI Platinum 641 Avenue of the Americas is Capped With a Sprawling Green Roof

Since they are a firm that is no stranger to LEED caliber projects for their other clients, it is no surprise that Cook + Fox’s home turf boasts the same sensibilities. Features like an upgraded HVAC system, operable windows, low-VOC materials and ample

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McCarren Pool Shut Down Again – For Poop Problems

McCarren Pool Shut Down Again – For Poop Problems

McCarren Park Pool sure has had its problems this summer and was closed several times for issues ranging from rowdy teens to police scuffles. But now the pool is facing a new dilemma – poop. Pool-goers were recently asked to leave the LEED Silver recreation

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See New One World Trade Center Renderings Released by the Port Authority This Week

See New One World Trade Center Renderings Released by the Port Authority This Week

Upon its completion in early 2014, One World Trade Center will be one of the most sustainable office buildings in NYC and the developers are also endeavoring for it to achieve LEED Gold certification. The building, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings and

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The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental Times Square Becomes the Largest New-Build Hotel to Achieve LEED Certification in the US

The Intercontinental has had their eye on the LEED prize from the very beginning. They chose to build on a previously developed site, where they recycled 75% of the construction debris and installed a new erosion-control plan to protect the city’s precious

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New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability has long been toiling away at its benchmark report on the city’s building energy use, and now the results are finally in. After analyzing over 1.8 billion square feet of properties, the mayor

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Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

One of the projects honored was the fifth phase of Riverside Park South by Thomas Balsley Associates and Sage and Coombe Architects. The green glass pavilion is slated for construction soon, and will be enjoyed by Manhattanites on the waterfront.

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line’s final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around the proposed skyscrapers, creating a new and vibrant neighborhood not

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Rosie O’Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex in the 42-unit adaptive reuse building that was once St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have noted Sinvin Real Estate’s lease signage outside its door. During its short

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