Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

The Community Environmental Center (CEC) and Queens Botanical Garden have partnered up to co-host EcoHouse—a compact mobile home that features interactive exhibits of energy-efficient appliances and materials to help educate kids and adults alike on going

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place small book shelters all over world so that others in their communities

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Visit the NYC Eco-House at the Queens Botanical Garden

Visit the NYC Eco-House at the Queens Botanical Garden

Come see the Community Environmental Center’s EcoHouse at the Queens Botanical Garden. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You’ll learn how your house or apartment really

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New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

The Point Community Development Corporation in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx recently installed a new 7,350-square-foot green roof atop its main facility to assist with stormwater run-off and provide a foundation for environmental education. The

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

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

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials broke ground yesterday on a $150 million project that will transform Staten Island’s former U.S. Homeport Naval Base (inoperative for over twenty years) into a 36-acre mixed-use waterfront community in the Stapleton

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Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Urban farms have been popping up on NYC rooftops, corner lots, and schools, and now they’ll be finding new homes on the grounds of select New York housing projects. City officials recently unveiled a one-acre urban farm growing amidst the Red Hook Houses

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Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Alleviate G Train Shutdown

Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Alleviate G Train Shutdown

The 12-weekend-long G train shutdown scheduled for this summer could end up being somewhat of a blessing in disguise for Long Island City and Greenpoint commuters. Community leaders in Queens and Brooklyn have been rallying for the Citi Bike system to expand

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Park Slope Dog Dash Brings Together Local Businesses and Friendly Pooches Looking for Fur-ever Homes

Park Slope Dog Dash Brings Together Local Businesses and Friendly Pooches Looking for Fur-ever Homes

Just a week ago, the boroughs’ animal lovers and adorable pooches descended upon Brooklyn for the Park Slope Dog Dash—a scavenger hunt for humans and dogs benefitting dog rescue. Hosted by Foster Dogs NYC, the event showed how awesome New Yorkers can be

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Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Though his time at the helm of New York City is running out, Mayor Bloomberg announced on June 11 a long-term plan for greater resiliency against extreme weather events. The plan encompasses actionable recommendations to improve 14 areas of infrastructure

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City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

It’s official. According to a report released yesterday by the Building Resiliency Task Force at City Hall, the buildings in New York are not ready for another storm like Sandy. After last year’s hurricane, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine

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Global Green Announces “Solar for Sandy” Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Global Green Announces “Solar for Sandy” Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Yesterday, Global Green USA announced the roll-out of its “Solar for Sandy” program to build emergency back-up solar energy systems at five or more Sandy-struck NYC community centers to prepare for future blackouts like the one that overtook the city

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Pinkcloud’s Pop-Up Hotels Turn Vacant NYC Offices into Instant Accommodations

Pinkcloud’s Pop-Up Hotels Turn Vacant NYC Offices into Instant Accommodations

The Midtown Pop-Up Hotel consists of several modules including a bed, sofa and bathroom set up that can be packed into the size of an average building elevator. These unique and transport-friendly pop-up kits are stackable, shipped with the use of wooden pallets

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Harlem Grown Urban Farm Gives Unemployed Single Moms a Chance to Earn Some Green

Harlem Grown Urban Farm Gives Unemployed Single Moms a Chance to Earn Some Green

Harlem Grown is giving out-of-work, single moms a chance to earn some green while growing greens at their neighborhood urban farm. Four mothers whose children attend P.S. 175 Henry H. Garnet School of Success will serve as trainees for the program, which

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Padre Plaza Success Community Garden Opening Extravaganza!

Padre Plaza Success Community Garden Opening Extravaganza!

Join the Padre Plaza Success Community Garden on their opening day extravaganza event! The party will feature live entertainment, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations, garden and carpentry workshops, food and drinks and games. And since padre means

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New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed changes to NYC’s decades-old flood zone maps that nearly double the number of people and buildings at risk to 400,000 residents and 70,000 buildings. Though a two-year review is still required

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AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

“ex.terra” // by AN.ONYMOUS from IMAN ANSARI on Vimeo.

“ex.terra” connects to the existing subway line, bridges and roads in the Rockaways as an anamorphic grid, plugging the city into this infrastructure with designated blocks for different uses. The

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New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson’s Forgotten 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion

New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson’s Forgotten 1964 World’s Fair New York State Pavilion

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo in the movie Men in Black, but didn’t know they were real, and standing

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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are fuming over the Marine Transfer Station that is being planned to transport garbage in and out of a location at East 91st St. Opponents of the facility are mainly concerned about the station’s proximity to a

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Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Starbucks Bans Smoking Within 25 Feet of Its Stores

Smokers can say goodbye to lighting up in front of their favorite Starbucks because the coffee chain has officially banned smoking within 25 feet of their shops. The new policy took effect at all Starbucks locations in the U.S. and Canada on June 1, 2013

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the MetroTech Commons, Forest City Ratner Companies has curated the Summer@MetroTech

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High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

Employees of the High Line Hotel were expecting to get back to work after the hotel suffered major flooding damage during Hurricane Sandy, and owners MCR Development and Brodsky Organization spent months telling workers that they would return to their previous

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Green Spaces’ 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Green Spaces’ 5-Year Anniversary Celebration

NYC eco-office space company Green Spaces wants YOU to help ring in their 5th year so party with them and their extended family tonight! They’ll toast, network and continue to cultivate their dynamic community of green and social innovators, and good friends.

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Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Taking a dip in the East River may not be on your list of summer to-dos yet, but it could be soon if three entrepreneurs can finance plans to bring a massive +-shaped pool to the famous waterbody. The initiative to build a floating, water-filtering + Pool

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Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

The newly completed installation of a green infrastructure project in the Edenwald section of the Bronx will prevent nearly 2 million gallons of stormwater from entering the sewer system each year. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection invested

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun Muhammad and his partner Luanna Williams to launch “Quality Access Grocery,”

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