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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‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

If you’re walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation, “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cool Plant”. As part of an initiative

Created by Chicago environmentalist Wendy Abrams

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9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

Archtober is here!

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Oktoberfest Revelry on the River

Oktoberfest Revelry on the River

For more than a decade, Solar One has been leading New Yorkers toward a more sustainable future, through our community solar initiatives, innovative programs in public and private schools, our outreach partnership with NYSERDA, our workforce training we

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

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AFHny’s Day of Impact

AFHny’s Day of Impact

This Archtober, join over one hundred architects and design professionals in making an impact in their local communities through AFHny’s annual city-wide service day. Volunteers will work alongside some of the region’s leading community­-focused to

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AFHny’s Night of Impact

AFHny’s Night of Impact

AFHny invites you to a kick-off party on the evening before the second annual Day of Impact, Archtober’s premier volunteer event. Night of Impact will bring together this year’s volunteers, Day of Impact’s partner organizations, and New York pro in

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Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Who would have thought that a little bit of yarn art could unravel into Brooklyn’s hottest debate? It seems that some lingering strings of resentment have been found in the hipster-sodden Bushwick due to one street artist’s mural. Brooklyn artist London

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Designing Climate Action Open Forum

Designing Climate Action Open Forum

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Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a task force to investigate the possibility of axing the pedestrian plazas in Times Square as a way to deal with the problem of annoying street performers, panhandlers, costumed characters, and painted topless

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Slice Out Hunger $1 Pizza Charity Event

Slice Out Hunger $1 Pizza Charity Event

Once a year, NYC’s top pizzerias unite under one roof to raise money for New Yorkers in need at Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Slice Night. This annual charity event sells $1 pizza slices from famous pizzerias such as Difara, Lombardi’s, Keste, John’s Pizzeria,

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