UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

As the world’s largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000 square foot space atop a warehouse in Long Island City has been enough to grow

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Bank of America Building (One Bryant Park)
The most sustainable skyscraper in New York City, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is LEED Platinum certified, and it was the first tower in the world designed to achieve that rating. Designed by Cook+Fox

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Molloy College’s New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College’s New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not only making the space bright and vibrant, but also integrating it with

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Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

The Queens Library Foundation announced this week that it is partnering with the Community Environmental Center (CEC) of Long Island City to retrofit five branches of the Queens Library and create green education programs for the community. The $250,000 project

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LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

The lot once slated for a Jay-Z-owned hotel along side the High Line will soon be home to a LEED Platinum office building.  Designed by Cook + Fox, the nine story tower will be developed by the Albanese Organization. The building will feature ample terraces,

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LearningSpring School for Autistic Students in NYC Earns LEED Gold Certification

LearningSpring School for Autistic Students in NYC Earns LEED Gold Certification

The new interior facility accommodates the specific social, physical, and educational needs of those it serves. The design is transparent and open, encouraging collaboration. Glass-enclosed stairways connect the floors and classrooms are designed in pairs

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New York City’s 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

New York City’s 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

Unlike the stalled expansion of other New York subway lines, the number seven is making good progress. According to Shawn Kildare, senior vice president at the MTA, the project is ten months ahead of schedule and still under the set budget — two things that

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Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

The long overdue World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be getting back on track. The Frank Gehry-designed complex is slated to have two theaters, rehearsal space, classrooms and a café. Last week, Mayor Bloomberg named five new board members for the

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Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to bring affordable housing to the community along with an edible rooftop garden that

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Cornell Wins Bid to Build New York City’s Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Wins Bid to Build New York City’s Applied Science Campus on Roosevelt Island

In the race to win the bid to build New York City’s Silicon Island East, it was Cornell and Stanford in a dead heat, and it was anyone’s guess as to who Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration would pick to head up the East Coast’s future preeminent school

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Governor Cuomo Passes Law To Benefit Socially Responsible Businesses in New York State

Governor Cuomo Passes Law To Benefit Socially Responsible Businesses in New York State

image courtesy Office of the Governor

Governor Andrew Cuomo has just signed a law that creates a new category of company that seeks to benefit businesses across New York State that prove they have socially responsible practices. The new category, Benefit

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Third Fallen Horse in 6 Weeks Raises Animal Cruelty Issues for Central Park Carriage Rides

Third Fallen Horse in 6 Weeks Raises Animal Cruelty Issues for Central Park Carriage Rides

photo © Henrique Vicente

To many New Yorkers, the horse drawn carriages of Central Park are the quintessential tourist trap. But what they also represent is simple animal cruelty. Over the last six weeks, three exhausted carriage horses have collapsed

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Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Reaches Funding Goal for RE:DESIGN LEED Expansion

Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum Reaches Funding Goal for RE:DESIGN LEED Expansion

The RE:DESIGN campaign will be completed by Gluckman Mayner Architects along with Beyer Blinder Belle. Aside from historic preservation of the mansion, the new expansion will also strive for LEED certification. Expanding the exhibition space from 10,000 to

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BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 was originally constructed in 1857 by T.U. Walter, the same architect who designed the cast iron dome of the Capitol building. It served as domestic quarters within the Navy Yard. While much of the inside of the building was gutted, the original shell

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LEED Silver MiMA Tower in Midtown is Green Luxury at Its Finest

LEED Silver MiMA Tower in Midtown is Green Luxury at Its Finest

MiMA is comprised of 500 rentals, 151 condos, the super modern Japanese Yotel, and an off-broadway theatre designed by none other than Frank Ghery. The brainchild of a dream team of designers, the glass and steel tower itself was thought up by Miami-based

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Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

image courtesy James Ewing

On the river’s edge, the kayak and boat launch pavilion create a direct connected to the Hudson River. The long, horizontal shape and open design frame the scenic waterway and mountainous horizon, and the flat roof is primed for

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SHoP Architects Design the World’s Largest Prefab Tower for Atlantic Yards

SHoP Architects Design the World’s Largest Prefab Tower for Atlantic Yards

The renderings for the massive modular complex for Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yard were revealed Friday by Forest City Ratner Developments. Designed by SHoP Architects, the 32 storey building will be the world’s tallest prefab and will look like stacks of volumes

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INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INTERVIEW: Arthur Rubinfeld & Ben Packard of Starbucks Discuss Building All New Starbucks to LEED Standards

INHABITAT: When did you start the program to build all new Starbucks locations to LEED certified standards?
Arthur: We officially launched it in 2008. The company has a history of innovation in this area, of environmentalism and sustainability, and it was,

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David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

Therapeutic garden designer David Kamp has been asked to transform the private garden behind 1 Sutton Place South into a lively public community park. The former co-op owned land has been sought by the city for public space for a decade, with a compromise

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Oppenheim’s LEED Platinum Williamsburg Hotel Will Rise 440 Feet in North Brooklyn

Oppenheim’s LEED Platinum Williamsburg Hotel Will Rise 440 Feet in North Brooklyn

Each vertical layer of the 440 foot tower is meant to echo one element of the neighborhood. The shortest portion blends with the architecture of the area, the second is matched with the dome of the nearby bank, and the tallest emulates the Williamsburg Bridge.

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Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex

Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday, just after announcing the extension of High Line Park, that new retail building will be a part of a total redevelopment of the area surrounding the High Line to the waterfront.  The area will gain 5,000 “affordable”

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Architects Create Design-Themed Costumes for Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Halloween Party

Architects Create Design-Themed Costumes for Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Halloween Party

Stormy weather couldn’t keep guests away from dressing to the nines and traveling to the West Village where they entered a fantastical room filled with Christian Wassman air dressing balloons and Fellini’s 8 1/2 playing along the walls. Banality themed costumes

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America’s First Hybrid Yacht Powered By Hydrogen, Wind, & Solar Arrives in New York City

America’s First Hybrid Yacht Powered By Hydrogen, Wind, & Solar Arrives in New York City

The Hornblower Hybrid, North America’s first hybrid-hydrogen water-worthy vessel, arrived in the Big Apple yesterday to start its new life as a New Yorker. The boat — a sister to the Hornblower Hybrid already afloat in San Francisco — runs on a mix of energy

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Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University just submitted a plan to the City of New York for a sustainable school of applied science on Roosevelt Island that would cost $2.5 billion over a 30-year development phase. The plan is an entry in a contest spearheaded by Mayor Michael

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David Briefel Revamps a Brooklyn Apartment Using Only Sustainable Materials

David Briefel Revamps a Brooklyn Apartment Using Only Sustainable Materials

296 Sterling Place is a 1,500 square foot, two bedroom apartment. With nearly 20 green innovations, Briefel converted the home into a sustainable oasis with tons of open space, sneaky storage, and cozy rooms. A big part of the renovation project was the integration

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