Winners of ENYA’s Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Winners of ENYA’s Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Each competition team was evaluated on four main criteria. In the spirit of NYC’s Vision 2020 waterfront development plan, and its Waterfront Redevelopment Program, designs must expand access to the Hudson waters for Harlem residents. Following the client’s

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PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

The free contest, a project of GreenBridge and Borough President Marty Markowitz, and sponsored by Brooklyn Community Foundation, is a borough-wide effort to bring blocks together to green and beautify Brooklyn.

“The contest has a life of its own,”

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Rosie O’Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex in the 42-unit adaptive reuse building that was once St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC’s Very First Self-Powered Building

SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC’s Very First Self-Powered Building

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The Beach Box is the First Hamptons Home Built With Recycled Shipping Containers!

The Beach Box is the First Hamptons Home Built With Recycled Shipping Containers!

The six recycled shipping containers have been transformed into a breezy 2,000 square foot beach house complete with an expansive 1,300 square foot exterior deck. It comes with a swimming pool and an outdoor shower and features the most renewable interior

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Sustainable Fashion: Fiber to Fabulous!

Sustainable Fashion: Fiber to Fabulous!

This full-day symposium will take attendees through eco garment production, from end to end. Learn first hand about new applications and sustainable business practices that are being used by leading fashion brands and designers today. See products take shape

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Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

The fire house’s red and white stacked volumes are shifted to take full advantage of the natural sunlight, and lined with a wall of glazed floor to ceiling windows which block solar gain while giving the firemen full view of their fire boat docked outside.

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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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Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

A batch of South Street Seaport’s iconic red brick buildings could soon be blanketed in green. Pilot Real Estate Group hopes to transform a row of vacant buildings near the historic waterfront area into a complex of green-roofed rental buildings designed by

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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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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Designs for Columbia University Medical Center’s new 14-story, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building were unveiled this past week. The modern, glass tower, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler as executive

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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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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot previously owned by the city’s Department of Transportation. Located at the Grand

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Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

New Yorker and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin wants to green his East Hampton home by juicing it up with wind power. The famous actor recently applied to install a wind turbine on his property in Amagansett, NY. If accepted, Baldwin would be the first private

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in the 29-unit building, which offers a mix of affordable and market-rate

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Mayor Bloomberg Turns on NYC’s First Wind Turbine at a City School

Mayor Bloomberg Turns on NYC’s First Wind Turbine at a City School

This week marked the very first installation of a wind turbine at a New York City school. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited The Town School on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Monday afternoon to activate a wind power system at the landmark nursery-

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Help The Water Tank Project Turn NYC Water Towers into Art!

Help The Water Tank Project Turn NYC Water Towers into Art!

We’ve written about the Water Tank Project – an initiative to transform some of NYC’s most iconic structures into revolutionary, water-themed art – and now they need your help to bring their vision to fruition! They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign

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Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One Announces Winners of the NYC School Green Lab Energy Challenge

Solar One recently announced the winners of their 2012 Green Lab Energy competition, which challenged NYC schools to go head-to-head and see who could conserve the most electricity. Three lucky schools, PS/MS 194 in the South Bronx, PS 84-Steinway in Astoria

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IBM and CUNY Ventures Team Up To Turn NYC into an Urban Solar Power Leader

IBM and CUNY Ventures Team Up To Turn NYC into an Urban Solar Power Leader

Tech giant IBM and CUNY Ventures of New York have teamed up to form the Smart New York project, which aims to make the Big Apple a global leader in urban solar energy production, market analysis and sustainability. The scheme, which is supported in part

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Uhuru Creates Neat School-Inspired Desks Out of Reclaimed NYC Wood

Uhuru Creates Neat School-Inspired Desks Out of Reclaimed NYC Wood

Uhuru compiled their collective memories of elementary school desks to create this functional piece that can be used as a desk or table. As a twist, these Rhode Island School of Design grads used the metal from the scaffolding as the legs.

Uhuru is a design

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

The new venue marks Brooklyn Industries’ fourteenth store, and continues their dedication to sustainability. The company upcycled their own garbage for much of the construction of the interior. Scores of their disused shipping pallets were recycled into

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The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

What is going on here? We don’t even know.

The High Line Zoo is located atop a previously barren rooftop along the High Line, and consists of flat (but still ferocious) lions, elephants and monkeys. While the animals are a pristine white during the day,

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Intelligent Infrastructure: Designing Smart Buildings for NYC

Intelligent Infrastructure: Designing Smart Buildings for NYC

With New York City’s building stock eating up $15 billion in yearly energy costs and accounting for 75 percent of the City’s total greenhouse gas emissions, a sweeping effort is underway to make NYC’s buildings more efficient. Advances in information

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The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects communities in all five boroughs with fresh, local grown food. Since 1995, they have championed the growth of sustainable food programs including CSAs, community-run farmers’ markets, and farm-to-food pantry

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Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg has been on a roll supporting green design lately and last week, he announced a new bill that would allow buildings to construct sun-control devices on their roofs with no zoning issues. The devices can add up to two and a half feet to a building’s

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