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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‘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 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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GreenHomeNYC January Forum

GreenHomeNYC January Forum

Happy New Year from the Monthly Forums Group! We’re bringing you a whole new lineup of interesting topics this year, starting with January’s annual Green Catwalk, featuring a multitude of hot topics for 2016. Join us to hear about trends and affecting

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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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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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Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

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“These locations have undergone a rigorous design and acceptance process by City agencies to ensure they comply with City requirements for pedestrian access and safety and do not interfere with existing utility lines,” according to a DEP

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NYC’s Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

NYC’s Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

Related: Sled Down a 60-Foot Toboggan Run Today as Super Bowl Boulevard Takes Over Broadway

“Recognising that green public space is at a premium in the city, and proximity to it is perhaps the best single indicator of value in real estate, the Green

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Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected to lead the $500 million redesign of the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall. The two firms beat out over 100 architecture firms in a two-year competition and by

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6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

6 innovative apps making life better and greener in New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) President Maria Torres-Springer announced the winners of NYC BigApps 2015. The contest, BigApps, which is the nation’s largest civic innovation competition, challenged New

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Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC’s environment

Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC’s environment

Related: New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities

“The ‘Green Girls’ worked to understand water pollution in their community. Students learned about these issues by simulating point source and non-point

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From Paris to NY: A People’s Agenda for Preventing Climate Change

From Paris to NY: A People’s Agenda for Preventing Climate Change

In December, world leaders are meeting in Paris to negotiate a treaty that we hope will lead to a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas pollution.
Regardless of the outcome, New Yorkers will continue the fight against climate change catastrophe that our

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An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third Avenue. The plot, which is located under subway tracks, used to be used a

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NY Attorney General forces world’s largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

NY Attorney General forces world’s largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

New York’s Attorney General has reached an historic agreement with Peabody Energy Corporation today over the coal giant’s false statements about the environmental impact of its business. A. G. Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the agreement will

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Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Council Member Mark Levine is a man on a mission. Seems as if the tenacious chair of the Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee just won’t rest until the world gets to visit the abandoned 20-acre island, North Brother Island. Now, Gothamist reports a

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Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

designed by Interbrand and ShiftSpace

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Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Ray Villafane’s zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012.

Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are over? Bring them to the Pumpkin Smash! Hosted by the NYC Compost Project,

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Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Although the shared economy sector is nothing new, a new community sharing twist has just hit the NYC rental market. Thanks to a company called Common Living,

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Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

The magical underground green wonderland concept, the Low Line Park, is becoming a reality. Located just two blocks from the proposed future site, the Lowline Lab is a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibition that tests and showcases how to a

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Inwood Pumpkin Pageant

Inwood Pumpkin Pageant

An unusual Halloween event the day after Halloween. Give your pumpkin a big send off as well as helping the environment and contributing to a great community tradition.

Drop off your post-Halloween carved pumpkins along the path in Isham Park anytime

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Living Dock on Newtown Creek

Living Dock on Newtown Creek

Join the Newtown Creek Alliance as we celebrate the completion of the Living Dock project. Funded by the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Living Dock is a custom designed and built floating structure providing much needed clean habitat for

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Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Just when you think NYC couldn’t possibly fit yet another luxury condo in its parameters, bam! The former Brillo factory located in DUMBO will be turned into 15 swanky condo units. The project is a collaboration between New York-based architecture Gil

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High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

A proposed park for the Bronx could take over a run-down area along a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks soon, if the mayor okays the plan. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr is backing the proposal, calling for Mayor de Blasio to grant his to an a

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