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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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Aspiring chef lives in a 100-square-foot NYC apartment with no kitchen or windows

Aspiring chef lives in a 100-square-foot NYC apartment with no kitchen or windows

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic horse-drawn carriages, promising they would get the axe on “Day of In

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‘Poor door’ just the beginning of disparate living conditions at 50 Riverside, say lower-income residents

‘Poor door’ just the beginning of disparate living conditions at 50 Riverside, say lower-income residents

Related: Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

The Post quotes Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal as saying that “No landlord should be allowed to tell a child that they are not able to walk through the same 6

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NYC to receive $176 million in federal funding for storm protection infrastructure

NYC to receive $176 million in federal funding for storm protection infrastructure

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Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/residents/re-fashionyc.shtml

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3D-printed skeleton of world’s largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

3D-printed skeleton of world’s largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

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“This animal is so new it doesn’t even have an official species name yet,” said Mark Norell, chairman and Macaulay Curator at the natural history museum.

“Titanosaur fossils have been unearthed on every continent, and an abundance of in

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Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

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The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more than 130,000 gallons of water a day. The project is a joint venture

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WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

WeWork welcomes residents into its new co-living space at 110 Wall Street

WeWork’s 110 Wall Street location is already packed with seven floors of their signature innovative coworking spaces, packed with chic furniture, free coffee and a communal atmosphere. Topping their rentable office are now 45 apartments, completely in

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables permanently to the park as well as other measures that are aimed at

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Sophisticated Nolitan Hotel is filled with design touches that reflect NoLiTa’s local charm

Sophisticated Nolitan Hotel is filled with design touches that reflect NoLiTa’s local charm

Located at the corner of Elizabeth and Kenmare Streets, the bifurcated building has an eastern and western volume that is contingent to the neighborhood scale. The eastern portion features a puzzle like composition of channel glass and black terra-cotta

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes. Pratt Industries, who specializes in recycled paper and packaging, has a

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Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

Related: Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

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“The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a gift that keeps giving.” said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. “It brings joy to people during the holiday season, which continues as it becomes part of a Habitat NBC

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NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

Situated on a 3.5-acre site, the 68,000-square-foot elementary school is topped with a cantilevered R-30 roof that floats above a grass playing field. The structure is clad on the north, east, and west facades in ribbed precast-concrete panels. Each up

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Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Currently located beneath Madison Square Garden, the labyrinthine Penn Station has long been criticized for being difficult to navigate and dangerously overcrowded. Built in 1963, the current station handles 600,000 travelers a day, however, the was to

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Cozy up with some kitties tonight at Koneko cat cafe’s feline film fest

Cozy up with some kitties tonight at Koneko cat cafe’s feline film fest

Up for a little feline snuggle? Head down to the Lower East Side cat cafe, Koneko Cat Cafe for their new movie nights. If you’re free on Fridays and would like to hang out with some felines, the sessions start this Friday with Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which would see a 17-mile route connecting 10 neighborhoods in the two to an

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Isay Weinfeld’s High Line-hugging condos to be topped by Eden-like garden oasis

Isay Weinfeld’s High Line-hugging condos to be topped by Eden-like garden oasis

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NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

With some 8,200 pay phones still located on New York streets, it’s about time someone found a way to put those old relics to good use. Expanding on the pilot project that began in 2012, the city will now convert at least 7,500 old play phones into hot a

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Tour the secret train car restaurant hidden inside Bloomingdale’s

Tour the secret train car restaurant hidden inside Bloomingdale’s

Not to be confused with the posh Parisian restaurant by the same name

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Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2015. On January 10th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling

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Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

 

New York’s Citi Bike program proves that Americans are into cycling more than ever before. The bike share network, which allows users to rent one of 7,500 bikes at 460 stations around the city, logged in more than 10 million trips in to

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Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a “powerful” secret

Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a “powerful” secret

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Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

The world-famous New Year’s ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles, which reflect and refract light. The crystals

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Keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter by donating your used coats

Keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter by donating your used coats

90% of NYC’s homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the New York Cares Coat Drive. It couldn’t be easier – just take your gently

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Divine 19th-century church-to-condo conversion features original stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings

Divine 19th-century church-to-condo conversion features original stained glass windows and vaulted ceilings

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16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

It’s not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it. A number of big name hotels in the city have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent over the next 10 years. Over 80 percent of the city’s emissions come from large a

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Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Elevated atop a concrete plinth, the Writing Pavilion is clad in black-stained cedar that complements the natural surroundings and dark brown fencing. A full-height glazed door swings open to reveal the light-filled interior lined in natural pine An set

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush and green. Would you have guessed that the next important green in New

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Park Slope row home renovation marries historic charm with energy-conserving features

Park Slope row home renovation marries historic charm with energy-conserving features

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Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Although the nasty 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill wreaked major havoc on the Greenpoint area, it looks like the neighborhood will be putting the $19.5 million in restitution to good, green use. According to NY Curbed, among the numerous plans to renovate the

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn’t want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. “If I’m going to the trouble of making my own darn gingerbread house, then I’m going to make whatever

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Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Related: De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

“This weekend, world leaders took a historic step in the fight against climate change. New York City has long set the pace when it comes to innovative climate

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Dazzling canopy of glowing lanterns lights up the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Dazzling canopy of glowing lanterns lights up the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

Massive canopy of 650 LED lanterns

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This secret train track was once used to transport VIPs into the Waldorf Astoria hotel

This secret train track was once used to transport VIPs into the Waldorf Astoria hotel

You probably wouldn’t noticed an ordinary door on 49 th Street, but the special door is a portal to the past- leading to the secret train platform used by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Long abandoned, Track 61 was built below the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, as a

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‘Roofhop’ Farm supplies locally-grown, organic hops to NYC beer makers

‘Roofhop’ Farm supplies locally-grown, organic hops to NYC beer makers

Founders Keely Gerhold and Katrina Ceguera, who, coincidentally, is the farm manager at JetBlue’s T5 Farm at JFK airport, started their TinyField operation to fulfill their love of urban farming. Starting with little money, the enterprising duo Farms,

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Former printing house converted into industrial-chic residence with unique inner courtyard

Former printing house converted into industrial-chic residence with unique inner courtyard

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DDG’s new Tribeca condos wrap modern green features within a traditional brick facade

DDG’s new Tribeca condos wrap modern green features within a traditional brick facade

Located in the Tribeca East Historic District on a site created by the extension of Sixth Avenue in 1938, 100 Franklin will be a ground-up residential building over ground floor commercial space. The building will marry old and new, demonstrating how a

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