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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The NEW New York Block Party Celebrates Green Design Today!

The NEW New York Block Party Celebrates Green Design Today!

Get ready, design geeks. The NEW New York block party is happening TODAY! The festival, now in its second year, is a green street festival hosted by GreenHomeNYC that celebrates sustainable building and green design. Basically, a little slice of heaven on

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The NEW New York Block Party

The NEW New York Block Party

The NEW New York block party is happening this Saturday! The festival, now in its second year, is a green street festival hosted by GreenHomeNYC that celebrates sustainable building and green design. The interactive festival will be a hands-on experience

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Learn How To Dye Your Clothes With Local Produce at the Mobile Textile Lab

Learn How To Dye Your Clothes With Local Produce at the Mobile Textile Lab

Laura Sansone is an instructor at Parsons The New School for Design and has been a practicing artist for over 20 years. Her Mobile Textile Lab came to life in 2010 thanks in part to a grant from Parsons. What began as a project constricted to the Union Square

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Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

It’s official — the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest building in the United States to receive LEED certification. The groundbreaking

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Recycle Last Season’s Fashions at GrowNYC Textile Collection Centers

Recycle Last Season’s Fashions at GrowNYC Textile Collection Centers

With New York Fashion Week in full swing, you may be wondering what to do with last year’s looks. Thanks to GrowNYC, you can clean out your closet and recycle those extra clothes at one of their special textile collection spots in each of the five boroughs.

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6 Important Facts You May Not Know About One World Trade Center

6 Important Facts You May Not Know About One World Trade Center

My first day of school as a freshman at Stuyvesant High School with the Twin Towers in the background. You can tell my little sister was super enthused about it. A common myth told to freshman at the time (since from Stuy, only the North Tower was visible)

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U.S. Tennis Association Will Recycle 94 Tons of Waste During the 2011 U.S. Open

U.S. Tennis Association Will Recycle 94 Tons of Waste During the 2011 U.S. Open

Tennis balls, rackets, and Nike sweatbands are staples when you think about tennis. But ever wonder what happens to all those tennis ball cans once the games are over? Or how about all the garbage left around after the events? During the 2011 U.S. Open, approximately

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Brooklyn Rockwerks: Modern Sculptures Made From Massive Granite Boulders Dug Up in NYC

Brooklyn Rockwerks: Modern Sculptures Made From Massive Granite Boulders Dug Up in NYC

Distenfeld, a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in the Lower East Side, works in a 2,800 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His rock of preference, granite gneiss, is a banded metamorphic rock found beneath much of New York City. The 48-year-old

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Green City Challenge and Family Expo

Green City Challenge and Family Expo

Join us on October 23rd, 2011 at Union Square Park for the 2nd Annual Green City Challenge and Family Expo. It will include product vendors, inspiring panel discussions, organic and healthy food vendors, children’s activities and a recycling center. One major

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NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

NYC Landmarks Commission Green Lights Twisty Tower Near the High Line

Located just east of the High Line and across from the Standard Hotel, the floor to ceiling windows of 837 Washington will soon rival the hotel’s famous, coveted views. Because the warehouse is part of a historic district, it took almost a year for the building

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into Historic Houseboat

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into Historic Houseboat

Before nestling in the New York harbor as a cozy residence, the Yankee Ferry had a very exciting career spanning over 100 years. Built in 1907, the Yankee was first designed to carry passengers between Portland, Maine and the Calendar Islands in Casco Bay.

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GreenHomeNYC’s Eco Furniture Design Contest Ends Monday – Enter Now!

GreenHomeNYC’s Eco Furniture Design Contest Ends Monday – Enter Now!

Here at Inhabitat, we are well aware of the budding designers in New York City — after all the Big Apple in home to some the best design schools and design shows around. So what better way to show your design chops than by entering GreenHomeNYC’s Green Design

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World Trade Center Steel Recycled into Hundreds of Memorials Around the Country

World Trade Center Steel Recycled into Hundreds of Memorials Around the Country

After September 11th, most of the World Trade Center steel was trucked off to New Jersey salvage yards where it was broken down and sent all over the world for reuse. However, over 1,000 pieces of debris were placed in a JFK airport hangar for the Port Authority

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NYC Puts New Food Laws In Place to Help Promote Local, Urban Agriculture

NYC Puts New Food Laws In Place to Help Promote Local, Urban Agriculture

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a constant advocate for the green world in so many ways. His latest feat came yesterday when he signed into law a series of laws that will promote locally grown food in New York City. The new laws will help the city

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Blesso Properties Creates Innovative Eco-Urban Designs for NYC Real Estate

Blesso Properties Creates Innovative Eco-Urban Designs for NYC Real Estate

Blesso Properties projects strictly follow Building Green Inc.’s guidelines to sustainable construction, and one green method that they are particularly committed to is recycling. Many of the properties that the company invests in have historical interiors

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New York State Introduces Recyclebank Awards Program

New York State Introduces Recyclebank Awards Program

Beginning today, the first municipality in New York State will partake in the Recyclebank program. The Long Island town of Brookhaven will be the first community in the area to join the organization that gives reward incentives for recycling. The New York

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Aesop’s First U.S. Shop Is a Grand Central Kiosk Made from 1,800 Copies of the New York Times

Aesop’s First U.S. Shop Is a Grand Central Kiosk Made from 1,800 Copies of the New York Times

Aesop, an Australian skin-care company, recently opened its first U.S. shop – an eye-catching kiosk in Grand Central Station. Riffing on a familiar sight to many New Yorkers, the designers of the kiosk piled thousands of torn copies of the New York Times

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Artist Nyugen Smith’s Found Object Sculptures Bring Attention to Identity

Artist Nyugen Smith’s Found Object Sculptures Bring Attention to Identity

Smith was raised in the former British colony of Tunapuna, Trinidad, a place that still has British traditions infused into their Native Culture. Much of his work addresses the multitude of cultural influence that he experienced, the struggle with identity

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Domestic Construction Sets the Stage at the Natural History Museum with Recycled Shipping Pallets

Domestic Construction Sets the Stage at the Natural History Museum with Recycled Shipping Pallets

Brooklyn’s very own design darlings Trish Anderson and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction were commissioned last May to envision a sustainability fundraising event at the Museum of Natural History for a classified client. Their “Applause Award Show” stage and aesthetics scheme transformed cardboard, shipping pallets, newspaper, and plant-life into a tailored setting that honored the deserving activists’ work within the environmental community.

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Opening Weekend for Faces of New York Art Exhibit

Opening Weekend for Faces of New York Art Exhibit

Faces Of New York art exhibit at Chashama features the works of Okechukwu O Ofiaeli ‘OKEY.’ Okey is an environmental friendly art innovator with penchant for recycling vegetal materials into functional and aesthetic sculptures.

Face of New York is a body

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NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named the third greenest city, just behind the historically top ranked cities

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BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market

BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market

The creators of BBox Radio

Back in March, we reported that a sustainable shipping container market will be popping up in Downtown Brooklyn this summer. Now that summer is here, the temporary market is underway and vendors are beginning to plan out their

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Nicole Howell’s ‘Toss With Care’ Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

Nicole Howell’s ‘Toss With Care’ Trash Can Addresses Homelessness & Sustainability in NYC

The Pratt Institute for Design is known for its phenomenal furniture design students as well as architects, artists, graphic designers, but for trash can designers? Yes, that’s right, recent graduate Nicole Howell turned her ‘Toss With Care’ trash can design

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Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Hosted by the Staten Island Museum, stop by for the 9th annual NatureFest at Great Kills Park on Staten Island. NatureFest is Staten Island’s premier environmental fair, and will feature tons of activities for the whole family.

Make sure you drop

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