9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

Arad and Walker’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, are the center of the memorial. In their proposal, Arad and

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McCarren Pool Shut Down Again – For Poop Problems

McCarren Pool Shut Down Again – For Poop Problems

McCarren Park Pool sure has had its problems this summer and was closed several times for issues ranging from rowdy teens to police scuffles. But now the pool is facing a new dilemma – poop. Pool-goers were recently asked to leave the LEED Silver recreation

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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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New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

New Report Shows That NYC’s Biggest Buildings Are the Key to Solving Its Biggest Greenhouse Gas Issues

Mayor Bloomberg’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability has long been toiling away at its benchmark report on the city’s building energy use, and now the results are finally in. After analyzing over 1.8 billion square feet of properties, the mayor

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Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

One of the projects honored was the fifth phase of Riverside Park South by Thomas Balsley Associates and Sage and Coombe Architects. The green glass pavilion is slated for construction soon, and will be enjoyed by Manhattanites on the waterfront.

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line’s Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line’s final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around the proposed skyscrapers, creating a new and vibrant neighborhood not

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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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Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have noted Sinvin Real Estate’s lease signage outside its door. During its short

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Artisan Rick Kelly Makes Unique Guitars Out of Reclaimed Wood from New York Landmarks

Artisan Rick Kelly Makes Unique Guitars Out of Reclaimed Wood from New York Landmarks

Each one of Rick Kelly’s unique Carmine Street guitars is a little piece of New York – literally. The handcrafted instruments are made from reclaimed wood from some of the city’s most historic haunts. Kelly calls his creations the “bones of New York,”

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port Morris of vast stretches of waterfront due to inadequate access and amenities.

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PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool isn’t as large as McCarren Pool, measuring in at just 30’ x 50’ and 3.5 feet deep, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with tons of style. In addition to its azure swimming hole, the primary-colored space

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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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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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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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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for summertime fun.  McCarren Pool had not been used for its original purpose

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Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Big news from the Cooper-Hewitt today – the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum announced that it has selected New York City-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of its revamped museum campus

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

If you’re not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened up again in 2005 as a repurposed concert venue. The unonventional spot

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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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Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

The original five-story factory was extended to eight for the renovation, with a glass-encased cube that mimics the design of the original factory windows. The addition, which caps off the original factory, give the hotel’s interior a unique lightness, flooding

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it’s developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275 (mostly non-military) businesses employing over 6000 people, but the demand

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Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Traveling apiculturist Zainal Khan is overseeing the hive for now and is training Chef Andrew Rubin to maintain it on a daily basis. The hive is expected to produce almost 30 pounds of honey this year, with the first harvest set for July. InterContinental

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City’s current highest building, the Empire State Building, which soars to 1,250 feet. The original Twin Towers

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PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno’s Geodesic ‘Cloud City’ Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno’s Geodesic ‘Cloud City’ Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

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Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Although Morphosis has yet to unveil their design, there is speculation that there will be similarities to their gorgeous Cooper Union campus building in lower Manhattan. The new Cornell campus building will be the first of three academic buildings planned

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be constructed with ease. Citywide zoning regulations, called Zone Green,

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