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NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

NYCEDC launches UrbanTech NYC to support companies creating smart and sustainable cities

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“Climate change represents one of the greatest challenges to our city, which is why we’ve committed to an 80 percent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “To move us toward our goals, we’ll the

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Check this map to see if harmful Roundup pesticide has been sprayed near your neighborhood

Check this map to see if harmful Roundup pesticide has been sprayed near your neighborhood

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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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Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Related: NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

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High Line’s Last Stretch Includes Plan for Large Piazza

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New study shows that New York waterways are filled with millions of plastic particles

New study shows that New York waterways are filled with millions of plastic particles

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LinkNYC: World’s largest, fastest municipal Wi-Fi network launches in NYC

LinkNYC: World’s largest, fastest municipal Wi-Fi network launches in NYC

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First-ever Etsy Shop at Macy’s opens at Herald Square

First-ever Etsy Shop at Macy’s opens at Herald Square

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced it will issue $500 million in bonds next week, to are

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Talented designer turns a super-skinny alley into a glam office in New Jersey

Talented designer turns a super-skinny alley into a glam office in New Jersey

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Vanessa Deleon has been able to build her design business in what was once an 8-ft alley between 2 buildings in New Jersey.

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Blizzard causes worst flooding in NYC since Hurricane Sandy

Blizzard causes worst flooding in NYC since Hurricane Sandy

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Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

Inside JetBlue’s lean, green offices in Queens

JetBlue’s brand new Long Island City digs are an environmentally friendly oasis that encapsulates the look and feel of the home base at JFK’s Terminal 5. Designed by HLW International, the creative space features transparent offices and conference a

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Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio announces that all NYC buildings have discontinued burning harmful No. 6 heating oil

Mayor de Blasio and Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Emily Lloyd have announced that all 5,300 NYC buildings that were previously burning No.6 heating oil, which contain high level of sulfur, have discountinued the practice. As of 31,

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Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio’s latest bill collapses in City Council

Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio’s latest bill collapses in City Council

Related: New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

Via NY Times

Images via Shutterstock (1, 2)

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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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Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

Bjarke Ingels Group unveils spiraling New York tower wrapped in a ribbon of green terraces

The tower will be part of the Hudson Yards mixed-use development currently under construction on the west side of Manhattan, close to where the High Line intersects with the Hudson Boulevard Park. With a flexible layout that is intended to encourage the

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NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

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Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve the waterfront community, which is booming with new residential and

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Governors Island to be open year-round with new ‘Innovation Cluster’ technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new ‘Innovation Cluster’ technology incubator

Related: New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

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5 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with feng shui

5 ways to celebrate Chinese New Year with feng shui

The Lunar New Year (aka Chinese New Year) falls on Sunday, February 10 this year, and whether you traditionally celebrate the holiday or not, it’s a great opportunity to add some balance to your life. We’re of course talking about feng shui, the Chinese system

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Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

If you wander up the Allen Street pedestrian mall until you reach Delancey, you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful yet deserted relic from the city’s past: the Allen Street Bathhouse. Built in the 1930s in the Beaux-arts style, these public had a

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BIG unveils plans for NYPD’s first-ever green-roofed police station

BIG unveils plans for NYPD’s first-ever green-roofed police station

Located on the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and E 149th St., the eye-catching 43,000-square-foot 40th Precinct Station resembles a stack of staggered bricks, which BIG says references “the rusticated bases of early NYC Police Stations.” The solid be

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BBDO Manhattan headquarters transformed into open loft-like space lined with reclaimed wood

BBDO Manhattan headquarters transformed into open loft-like space lined with reclaimed wood

BBDO Headquarters has a new office thanks to New York-based HLW International architects. Using reclaimed wood, the offices are a loft like airy office. Using the reclaimed wood planks, polished concrete, and steel materials, the result is an amazingly

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It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

For as long as people have invited cats into their homes, furniture has been destroyed, drapery has been shredded, and the occasional pointy claw has made contact with tender human flesh. But their soft fur and soothing purr keep cats near the top of of

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Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

Escobedo Soliz Studio wins 2016 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program with colorful rope canopy

This year is the 17th edition of the the Young Architects Program at MoMA and MoMA PS1 hasbeen committed to offering
emerging architectural talent the opportunity to design and present innovative projects, challenging
each year’s winners to develop

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Tiny brick-walled studio feels much larger thanks to its airy sunroom and private yard

Tiny brick-walled studio feels much larger thanks to its airy sunroom and private yard

Tiny living doesn’t necessarily have to mean cramped and uncomfortable. This beautiful and airy studio, found by 6sqft, makes up for its small living area with two unheard of amenities- a sun room AND a yard. Just a stone’s throw from Union Square,

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Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

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Related:Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

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49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

Nearly 50 New York schools are adopting a plant-based nutrition program to help kids learn to make healthy choices. The program – called the Daily Scoop – is led by Lean and Green Kids and involves almost 300 schools in California, Colorado, and New By

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New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

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Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

FDNY Company 2’s elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and scuba rescues. To help Company 2 mimic those rescue scenarios, Studio

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Massive Flash Factory night club built from salvaged materials opens tonight

Massive Flash Factory night club built from salvaged materials opens tonight

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Massive NYPD training center will be NYC’s largest LEED project ever commissioned

Massive NYPD training center will be NYC’s largest LEED project ever commissioned

Related: Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

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Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

“He is doing really well,” said Mike Stura, 49, the owner of the sprawling 230-acre sanctuary in Wantage, who brought Freddie to New Jersey on Friday.
“The first day he was anxious to be here, but every day he is getting more and more calm and he

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New renderings unveiled for BIG’s twisty High Line towers

New renderings unveiled for BIG’s twisty High Line towers

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Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Related: Snag a Piece of NYC History at the Landmark Preservation Commission’s Architectural Salvage Auction

Via The New Yorker

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New York’s first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York’s first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state’s first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase agreement with SolarCity will provide the installation of a solar to a

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Confined Manhattan apartment artfully transformed into an airy loft

Confined Manhattan apartment artfully transformed into an airy loft

100% recycled black paperstone

Related: 6 Clever tips to make your tiny apartment feel larger

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Photography by Matthew Chua and Vincent Chin Photography.

CHUA designers, tiny NYC Apartment, upper west side loft

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Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

While most New Yorkers were snuggled up on the couch watching Netflix during the recent blizzard, some put their entreprenurial minds to work. Greenpoint resident Patrick Horton and his roommates went out in the cold to build an igloo only to put it up

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Recycled wire hanger pavilion announced as winner of 2016 City of Dreams design competition

Recycled wire hanger pavilion announced as winner of 2016 City of Dreams design competition

A new temporary pavilion made from upcycled wire hangers will adorn Governors Island for the summer season of 2016. Designed by Folio (Youngsu Lee and Bosuk Hur), Hanger Barn was chosen as the winner of the sixth annual City of Dreams Pavilion Sponsored

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SOM’s glittering LEED Gold-seeking towers symbolize renewal of Manhattan’s Far West Side

SOM’s glittering LEED Gold-seeking towers symbolize renewal of Manhattan’s Far West Side

Located between the Penn Station complex and the gateway to the Hudson Yards district, Manhattan West comprises two full city blocks bound between Ninth and Tenth Avenues as well as West 31st and West 33rd Streets. The focal point of the development be

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See which buildings in your ‘hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

See which buildings in your ‘hood produce the most greenhouse gas emissions with this map

Web developer Jill Hubley is on a mission to inform us all with her interactive maps. First, she created a crazy interactive map of the location of each NYC tree species and now, she’s putting NYC buildings on blast by telling us which cause the most

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