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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LEED-Seeking Children’s Discovery Center Opens at the Queens Central Library

LEED-Seeking Children’s Discovery Center Opens at the Queens Central Library

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14 Free Green Places to Visit During Open House New York This Weekend

14 Free Green Places to Visit During Open House New York This Weekend

OHNY was started by Scott Lauer in 2001, who was inspired by his experiences volunteering with Open House London. The first OHNY was attended by about 45,000 people and it has grown exponentially every year since, adding new places and programs each year.

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CounterEvolution’s Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture Will Delight Your Inner Lebowski

CounterEvolution’s Reclaimed Bowling Lane Furniture Will Delight Your Inner Lebowski

CounterEvolution was founded just a few years ago by Jim Malone, the former director for the Pokemon TV show. Coming across a gorgeous piece of reclaimed bowling lane wood, he created a countertop in his apartment, then was inspired to make a life change and

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Liberty Island’s Retail Pavilion is NYC’s Fifth LEED Platinum Building

Liberty Island’s Retail Pavilion is NYC’s Fifth LEED Platinum Building

The sleek pavilion is encased in a sturdy steel frame, designed to withstand the weather elements and the heavy visitor traffic on the small island environment. The frame can also be easily disassembled and recycled should the building be deemed obsolete.

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Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

Stony Brook University’s Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

The 2-story Advanced Energy Center plays host to dedicated lab space to a wide variety of energy related research and development. AEC’s goal is to forge partnerships between universities, industries, and national laboratories through the development of reliable,

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LTL Architects Create Living Wall of Central Park for OpenPlans’ Offices

LTL Architects Create Living Wall of Central Park for OpenPlans’ Offices

When walking into the OpenPlans offices, you can’t miss the 84 foot long walnut bookshelf resembling Central Park and the surrounding streets of Manhattan. The designers paid such meticulous attention to detail that each shelf represents a real street and

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LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

The highlight of the $74 million Lakeside project is the new 25,000 square foot facility that will be open to the public by January 2013. The old ice skating rink was only open during the winter, meaning that the whole area remained unused for most of the

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New York Stock Exchange Goes Green With Installation of Super-Insulating Glass

New York Stock Exchange Goes Green With Installation of Super-Insulating Glass

Joining a growing list of New York City landmarks getting green facelifts, the New York City Stock Exchange has been outfitted with new, super-insulating glass that will increase its thermal performance by 60 percent. Supplier Serious Energy, Inc. fitted the

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WTC Complex Aiming for LEED Gold, Will Be The Largest Green Project in NYC

WTC Complex Aiming for LEED Gold, Will Be The Largest Green Project in NYC

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