Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

A batch of South Street Seaport’s iconic red brick buildings could soon be blanketed in green. Pilot Real Estate Group hopes to transform a row of vacant buildings near the historic waterfront area into a complex of green-roofed rental buildings designed by

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Designs for Columbia University Medical Center’s new 14-story, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building were unveiled this past week. The modern, glass tower, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler as executive

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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for summertime fun.  McCarren Pool had not been used for its original purpose

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Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Big news from the Cooper-Hewitt today – the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum announced that it has selected New York City-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of its revamped museum campus

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

If you’re not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened up again in 2005 as a repurposed concert venue. The unonventional spot

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The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC

The Edge in Williamsburg Becomes the Largest LEED Gold Residential Complex in NYC

Williamsburg luxury tower The Edge was recently awarded LEED Gold certification by the U. S. Green Buildings Council. The news makes the Brooklyn building the largest residential building in New York City to become LEED Gold. The sexy waterfront residence

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Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

1100 Architect worked with Atelier Ten to design the library’s energy-efficient lighting system. The first two stories of the library, which sits at the base of a residential building, are enclosed in glass, ensuring ample natural light year-round. The communal

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in the 29-unit building, which offers a mix of affordable and market-rate

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Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

The original five-story factory was extended to eight for the renovation, with a glass-encased cube that mimics the design of the original factory windows. The addition, which caps off the original factory, give the hotel’s interior a unique lightness, flooding

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it’s developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275 (mostly non-military) businesses employing over 6000 people, but the demand

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the pool is being rehabilitated into an aquatic recreational center that will

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Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem just announced that it has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for neighborhood development. Located just north of Columbia’s Morningside

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Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Traveling apiculturist Zainal Khan is overseeing the hive for now and is training Chef Andrew Rubin to maintain it on a daily basis. The hive is expected to produce almost 30 pounds of honey this year, with the first harvest set for July. InterContinental

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City’s current highest building, the Empire State Building, which soars to 1,250 feet. The original Twin Towers

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PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno’s Geodesic ‘Cloud City’ Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno’s Geodesic ‘Cloud City’ Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

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Steven Glenn Talks LEED Platinum LivingHomes

Steven Glenn Talks LEED Platinum LivingHomes

LivingHomes’ Steve Glenn will be giving a talk in New York at the DOM SOHO Showroom. Glenn will be speaking about the LEED Platinum LivingHomes they are building, including the recently introduced C6 — the company’s first low cost LivingHome! He will also

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Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Although Morphosis has yet to unveil their design, there is speculation that there will be similarities to their gorgeous Cooper Union campus building in lower Manhattan. The new Cornell campus building will be the first of three academic buildings planned

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be constructed with ease. Citywide zoning regulations, called Zone Green,

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The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Museum of the City of New York chose to complete the renovation in three phases so that the museum would never have to close entirely to visitors. Finished in 2008, the first phase updated the lobby, restoring the grand staircase and light-filled atrium.

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Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street launched its green renovation last year, working with the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) to create a plan that would allow the Settlement to upgrade its aging buildings, built in 1827, on a budget. The goal is to create a model, complete with a

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Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

The ongoing City Point project is transforming the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The first phase, a four story retail complex is already complete, and now the second phase – two residential towers – is in the works. Designed by Cook+Fox with

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Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

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On the heels of a $27 million dollar makeover, the Statue of Liberty plans to re-open in style. In a collaboration with the National Park Service and New Jersey City University, Lady Liberty is offering a unique chance for a few artists to

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OHNY openstudios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

OHNY openstudios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Go behind the scenes in the studios of dozens of New York City artists, architects, and designers with openhousenewyork’s third openstudios. This installation of the series takes places at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, inviting the public into one of the busiest

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Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC’s Next Iconic Building

Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC’s Next Iconic Building

A New York City developer has created a competition to enliven the Park Avenue skyline. L&L Holding Co. is asking distinguished architects, including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster, for design proposals to transform the boxy building of 425 Park Avenue

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Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map, the open source system that maps everything eco, is one of our go-to resources for discovering sustainable businesses, local initiatives, and green-living resources. Now the organization has just launched a new map that’s tracking everything energy-related

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