Get Local! Guide Launch and EcoBizNYC Grant Celebration

Get Local! Guide Launch and EcoBizNYC Grant Celebration

Support independent and green businesses by joining the East Village Community Coalition (EVCC) for the launch of the Get Local! Guide to Local Shops (6th Ed), as well as the Lower East Side Ecology Center to celebrate the Fall 2012 EcoBizNYC grant recipients.

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The Bay House is a “Smart” Eco-Luxe Home Overlooking the Long Island Shore

The Bay House is a “Smart” Eco-Luxe Home Overlooking the Long Island Shore

Sustainability, climate responsiveness and indoor/outdoor living were the core aims of The Bay House in New York, according to the designers. A five bedroom home designed for a single family, the house is comprised of two rectangular boxes arranged parallel

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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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Staten Island’s PS 62 Will Be New York’s First Net Zero Energy School

Staten Island’s PS 62 Will Be New York’s First Net Zero Energy School

PS 62 will be located on a 3.5-acre site at the intersection of Crabtree Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in Richmond, Staten Island. The school will serve 444 primary age students and is expected to be complete and ready for use by fall 2015. Designed by SOM

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How To Make It: UncommonGoods Hosts a Panel Discussion About Implementing Green Practices in Your Designs

How To Make It: UncommonGoods Hosts a Panel Discussion About Implementing Green Practices in Your Designs

Wondering how implementing green practices into your business might help it grow? Join UncommonGoods for a design panel and networking happy hour next week to learn more about how incorporating sustainability into your designs can be beneficial for both the

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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square. Speakers such as  Carter Strickland, Commissioner of NYC Department of Environmental

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Cornell Tech Releases New Renderings of Net-Zero Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech Releases New Renderings of Net-Zero Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will begin construction on their new Roosevelt campus starting in 2014 and expects to have Phase I completed by 2017. The overall campus plan is being designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, LLP and will include the first academic building,

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Warren Red About the Green Design of Pouring Ribbons Bar in the East Village

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Warren Red About the Green Design of Pouring Ribbons Bar in the East Village

Nestled in a cozy wood-clad interior above a nondescript liquor store on Avenue B, Pouring Ribbons is not trying to be a speakeasy. In fact, its oversized reclaimed brass door boasts a prominent sign that announces the drinking room’s presence proudly. Designed

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PHOTOS: 5 NYC Fantasy Lofts, Triplexes and Townhouses from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours

PHOTOS: 5 NYC Fantasy Lofts, Triplexes and Townhouses from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours

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From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

Aged Woods’ rescued maple flooring recently found a new home is this Soho apartment where sustainability was a prime motivator in design and product selection. The batch of reclaimed 2-1/4″ “strip” maple came from East Stroudsburg Public School (which

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Barclay Tower to Be NYC’s First Intelligent Energy Storage-Powered High Rise Building

Barclay Tower to Be NYC’s First Intelligent Energy Storage-Powered High Rise Building

Glenwood Management announced last week that Manhattan’s Barclay Tower will become the first battery-based, intelligent energy storage high rise in NYC. The tower will feature the Joule.System™, developed by Demand Energy Networks, Inc., which is capable

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Foster + Partners’ Soaring and Sustainable Design Chosen for New 425 Park Avenue Tower in Manhattan

Foster + Partners’ Soaring and Sustainable Design Chosen for New 425 Park Avenue Tower in Manhattan

Image by dbox Branding & Creative for F+P

This morning, Foster + Partners sent us word that they recently won the competition to design a new tower for 425 Park Avenue. The tower, which will serve as office space, features sustainable considerations such

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PHOTOS: This Gorgeous Green-Roofed NoHo Penthouse is For Sale!

PHOTOS: This Gorgeous Green-Roofed NoHo Penthouse is For Sale!

Located on Broadway in NoHo, the open and airy apartment was built with a commitment to sustainability – the philosophy behind Blesso Properties. Complete with an original mural by artist Doze Green, the kitchen and living room are flooded with natural light

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PHOTOS: Bryant Park Gets Yarnbombed, Invaded by Sheep

PHOTOS: Bryant Park Gets Yarnbombed, Invaded by Sheep

The Campaign for Wool is a pro-wool campaign that was initiated in 2008 when the Prince of Wales noticed a decline in the wool industry. With the prevalence of synthetic (and often petroleum-based fibers), wool has been losing popularity, and as a result,

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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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Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side leaders recently met at a City Council hearing to discuss the development of the Seward Park Extension Renewal Area, lovingly known as SPURA. Together, the local supporters gave a resounding opposition to allowing big box retailers into the

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Occupy Wallstreet Takes on an Eco-Slant with Storm Wall Street

Occupy Wallstreet Takes on an Eco-Slant with Storm Wall Street

NYC’s financial district is currently experiencing year 2 of Occupy Wall Street and this time, protesters have added ecological and environmental concerns to their agenda. In addition to the fight against financial fatcats, occupiers organized a Storm Wall

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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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Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

After a six-month closure for both sustainability and cosmetic-based improvements, Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been reunited with the Cooper Street Community Garden, a New York Restoration Project green space.

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

Brooklyn’s Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

We’ve seen wood from the historic Coney Island boardwalk being recycled all over the city, and now it’s even being reincarnated as the walls of a new restaurant in Fort Greene. When complete, the new Prospect eatery and bar will have an interior clad with

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New South Brooklyn Children’s Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

New South Brooklyn Children’s Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

Members of the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (SBCG) and a group of half-sized helpers spent the weekend laying groundwork for what will soon be a community vegetable garden.

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2012 US Open Will Offer Farm Fresh Foods from Local NYC Purveyors

2012 US Open Will Offer Farm Fresh Foods from Local NYC Purveyors

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This year’s U.S. Open will be much than just an enticing tennis match – it will also be a showcase of mouthwatering local produce. For the 2012 event, the U.S. Tennis Association will be sourcing forty percent of the fare for the event

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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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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

August 6th marked the ribbon cutting of a rejuvenated Rockaway Park. Through PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to provide a “greener, greater vision of New York,” the underused space in Queens now features eco-friendly designs for several structures and multiple recreational facilities.

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