Artist Mia Liu Recycles 1000s of Guggenheim Museum Admission Tickets into Astonishing Works of Art

Artist Mia Liu Recycles 1000s of Guggenheim Museum Admission Tickets into Astonishing Works of Art

In her work, Mia Liu enjoys exploring the hidden world of every day objects. By examining mundane items through a different angle, like these thousands of admission tickets to the Guggenheim, Liu reconstructs the simple and ordinary into the elaborate. As

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See New One World Trade Center Renderings Released by the Port Authority This Week

See New One World Trade Center Renderings Released by the Port Authority This Week

Upon its completion in early 2014, One World Trade Center will be one of the most sustainable office buildings in NYC and the developers are also endeavoring for it to achieve LEED Gold certification. The building, which was designed by Skidmore, Owings and

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Etsy Employees Bike Their Organic Waste to Red Hook Community Farm on a Custom-Made Etsy-cle

Etsy Employees Bike Their Organic Waste to Red Hook Community Farm on a Custom-Made Etsy-cle

Just when you thought Etsy couldn’t get any more awesome, they break out this custom-made Etsy-cle filled with compostable waste to help out a neighborhood farm! Every Friday, three Etsy employees volunteer to bike an average of 150 pounds of organic waste

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Bronx Artist Chris Marche Building “Leaning Tower of Bikes” Out of Old Two-Wheelers

Bronx Artist Chris Marche Building “Leaning Tower of Bikes” Out of Old Two-Wheelers

Growing up in the Bronx, Marche found himself welding in body shops all around town. His passion grew and soon he began collecting junk from neighbors and local business. Kids would leave him their old bikes, shops would cart over pieces of scrap, and neighbors

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World’s First Roving Recyclarium Trailer Hits the Streets of New York City

World’s First Roving Recyclarium Trailer Hits the Streets of New York City

Recycling may not yet be a priority for our younger generation, but a new “Recyclarium” featuring fun interactive games that teach about sustainability has hit the streets of New York City in order to change that. The re-purposed trailer, designed by Sims

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125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

While newly constructed green buildings have been popping up all over NYC, there are many buildings that have achieved LEED-certification by retrofitting their existing structures, and lower Manhattan’s 125 Broad Street is a shining example. Owned by Mack-Cali,

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Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Starting in late May, Pratt graduate students in the green infrastructure design + build course began learning green roof and stormwater management techniques. Preliminary designs for the green roof were completed under the direction of professors Gita Nandan

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NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

“Whether by providing more information about recycling opportunities or new apps that promote tree stewardship, we are ready to partner with the technology industry to package our environmental and sustainability data in creative new ways that residents

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The US Postal Service Plans to Plant its Second Green Roof in New York

The US Postal Service Plans to Plant its Second Green Roof in New York

The United States Postal Service has shown its dedication to green practices by planting its second green roof! The Onondaga County branch plans to install an enormous 11,300 square foot green roof on its Colvin-Elmwood post office building. The green roof

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PHOTOS: HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Opens at MoMA PS1

PHOTOS: HWKN’s Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Opens at MoMA PS1

In case you’re not already familiar with Wendy, the prickly, larger-than-life outdoor sculpture by local firm HWKN won this year’s MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program competition, and was debuted to the press tonight. In addition to meeting the contest’s stipulations

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Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

1100 Architect worked with Atelier Ten to design the library’s energy-efficient lighting system. The first two stories of the library, which sits at the base of a residential building, are enclosed in glass, ensuring ample natural light year-round. The communal

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NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a “Pipe” Dream

NYC Plan to Suck Manhattan Garbage Through Vacuum-Powered Trash Tubes May Not Be a “Pipe” Dream

In the popular cartoon Futurama, a maze of vacuum-powered suction tubes is used to transport people around the city of New New York – but did you know that a similar system is currently in use under Roosevelt Island in present-day NYC? OK, so it’s far less

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Bomb-Proof Renew Recycle Bins Will Soon Bring News and Weather to New Yorkers

Bomb-Proof Renew Recycle Bins Will Soon Bring News and Weather to New Yorkers

The super-futuristic Renew recycle bins that have been popping up all over London are now coming to New York! Eco-company J.M. Ornstein is partnering with the Alliance for Downtown New York to bring the durable modules to lower Manhattan. The bins not only

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The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

Turn all your unwanted clothes, gadgets and knick-knacks into cool new treasures with the Swap-O-Matic, a vending machine that allows users to swap and trade, rather than buy. Designed by New York City-based Lina Fenequito, the Swap-o-Matic was created as

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Justin Gingras Transforms NYC Trash into Art with his Garbage Cubes

Justin Gingras Transforms NYC Trash into Art with his Garbage Cubes

Gignac uses his Garbage cubes as a way to peek into the daily lives of New Yorkers, offering buyers around the world a piece of the great city. The “curated” garbage can range from a collection of Metrocards, theater tickets, soda bottles, or snippets

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Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City’s Inaction in Chelsea

Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City’s Inaction in Chelsea

What do you do when you’ve been lobbying for a neighborhood park for years to no avail? How about creating your own pop-up park in protest? That’s what a group called Friends of 20th Street Park is planning to do at an area in Chelsea on West 20th Street

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Yuki Agematsu Transforms Trash From New York’s Streets into Miniature Sculptures

Yuki Agematsu Transforms Trash From New York’s Streets into Miniature Sculptures

Over the last 25 years, the Japanese born, New York-based artist has been collecting tiny pieces of trash from the streets of New York City and recycling them into art work. A rainbow of hardened chewed gum, discarded razorblades, cigarette butts, bird skulls

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Thousands of New Yorkers Recycle Electronics at the City’s Safe Disposal Event in Queens

Thousands of New Yorkers Recycle Electronics at the City’s Safe Disposal Event in Queens

With over 3,700 people attending the Queens SAFE Disposal event, the parking lot at St. John’s was quite the scene with everything from propane tanks to piles of computer monitors waiting to be sorted, packaged up, and shipped off to the appropriate recycling

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Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

New York Cares Day
Spend Earth Day giving back to nature, New York, and your fellow citizens. Join 5,000 other New Yorkers for the annual New York Cares Day to beautify and clean our city’s parks and get them ready for the 2012 season. You can sign up with

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat

Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely longed for dream of an indoor velodrome within NYC come true. Rechnitz, the

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SHREDability

SHREDability

Shredability is a unique secure document destruction company employing people with disabilities and working to keep our planet green by recycling all paper into post-consumer products. Shredability is a AAA NAID Certified business that understands the risks

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‘This Side of Paradise’ Transforms Abandoned Bronx Mansion into Interactive Art Exhibition

‘This Side of Paradise’ Transforms Abandoned Bronx Mansion into Interactive Art Exhibition

Abandoned since the 1980s, the Andrew Freedman Home was once a unique retirement home, funded by Freedman (who owned the NY Giants from 1894-1902) specifically for wealthy elderly people who had lost their fortunes. Having almost lost his fortune himself,

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New York City Triples Solar Power Production

New York City Triples Solar Power Production

Thanks to new solar arrays atop ten city buildings, including three police stations, two schools, a fire station, and sanitation department garages, New York City has tripled its solar power production. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday during

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Earth Day Expo at Habana Outpost

Earth Day Expo at Habana Outpost

Habana Outpost is hosting its annual Earth Day Expo to celebrate the re-opening of the cafe and the 2012 season on Saturday, April 14. This year’s Earth Day Expo, sponsored by Habana founder Sean Meenan’s non-profit, Habana Works, will host a wide array

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6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

© Rob Maguire
NYC Easter Parade
This New York City pastime draws in a huge crowd each year. Located along 5th Ave., a number of nearby cathedrals, including Saint Patrick’s and St. Thomas, open their Easter services to the public. Come to enjoy the procession

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