Build it Green!NYC Opens a New Recycled Wood Sawmill Called BIG!Millworks in Astoria

Build it Green!NYC Opens a New Recycled Wood Sawmill Called BIG!Millworks in Astoria

Astoria, Queens is officially home to a new urban sawmill. Build It Green!NYC and Tri-Lox Workshop recently announced the launch of BIG!Millworks, a recycling wood works site housed…

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

  Originally published in October 2012 New York City may have just been battered by one of the worst storms in East Coast history, but the Big Apple continues to prove…

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Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Brooklyn is an enormously diverse borough filled with people who possess a myriad of backgrounds, beliefs, and habits. NYC artist Jennifer Maravillas seeks to represent the vibrant…

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NYC's Colorful

NYC's Colorful "Recycle Everything" Ad Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Curb Waste

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office is launching a colorful new ad campaign to encourage New Yorkers to recycle. Called “Recycle Everything,” the series of eye-catching adverts will…

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RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

Rapid Re(f)use is actually quite similar to the method developers used to build Battery Park City out of debris that was excavated when the World Trade Center was built. Instead of…

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PHOTOS: MoMA PS1

PHOTOS: MoMA PS1 "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps by CODA Nears Completion in Queens

Ithaca, New York-based CODA (Caroline O’Donnell) was chosen as the winner of the 14th Young Architects Program series back in January. Over the past few years, YAP has increasingly…

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Mayor Bloomberg Set to Announce All-Borough Composting Program in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Set to Announce All-Borough Composting Program in NYC

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to announce a citywide composting plan that would divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Tested through a spring pilot…

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Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

In 2011, FIGMENT called upon Jones to try his hand at building a dream treehouse using recycled materials, and the first iteration of TreeHouse was born. Jones gathered his materials…

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Giant

Giant "Cloud" Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles Pops Up on Governors Island

"For this year’s city of dreams pavilion, we wanted to create a space where dreamers could dream - putting your head (and body) inside of a huge cloud felt right," STUDIOKCA's Jason…

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Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

According to an annual progress report released last week, PlaNYC is on track to exceed its greenhouse gas reduction goals by the year 2030. The paper measured progress on more…

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Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Brooklyn’s Aelfie Design Studio has made a business out of transforming old t-shirts into super-soft, one-of-a-kind rugs. Designed by Joedega, the colorful, hand-woven rugs and mats…

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Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

During his final months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on getting the concrete jungle to boost its recycling. Despite the Mayor’s past efforts to reduce…

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Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Glowing a glittering green in the Souda booth, the Bubble Chandelier is made from 60 post-consumer PET bottles. Riveted together as a beautifully chunky sphere, the bottles still show…

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will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

Recycling may seem like second nature for some New Yorkers, but for many, it's a confusing and inconvenient process. “Residents of the South Bronx who live in large apartment…

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PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

Danny and Tammer explained that they got the idea for the Polaris while trying to figure out how to reuse magnets left over from their target keyholders (seen above). They offer the…

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New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

Recycling your old electronics is about to become a lot easier in NYC. This week, New York City Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced the launch of a new residential…

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming…

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Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Photo from Shutterstock New Yorkers who've found themselves majorly annoyed that the city would not accept salad containers, plastic fast food boxes and other rigid plastics for…

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The Junkluggers Makes Millions Hauling Away Your Unwanted Crap

The Junkluggers Makes Millions Hauling Away Your Unwanted Crap

Josh Cohen has turned other people’s trash into a treasure all his own. Before launching his business, The Junkluggers, back in 2004, Cohen was making just over minimum wage as an…

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Upper West Side Artist Transforms Driftwood into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Upper West Side Artist Transforms Driftwood into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Collecting fallen wood during country road trips with friends started off as a hobby for Paul Kruger, but eventually turned into a full-fledged business that pays homage to the trees.…

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The Fancy Fox Thrift Shop Opens Near 5 Pointz and PS1 in Long Island City

The Fancy Fox Thrift Shop Opens Near 5 Pointz and PS1 in Long Island City

Penafiel has had this fox for many years, but it wasn't until recently that the fellow acquired his fancy haberdashery (thanks to a seamstress friend in the same building). Even…

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SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Romero originally wanted to name the treehouse Judith Francis Scougall Wolgamott, after his mother who recently passed away. He explained that much of the turmoil that can be seen…

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WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

Mazzarella's older works layer found materials like cigarette boxes, tomato can wrappers and photographs to create collages for the viewer to interpret for themselves. INHABITAT: The…

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Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

The transFORM Gallery joined forces with Elisa Contemporary Art to co-curate an international eco-minded art exhibit featuring the works of artists Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo…

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Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC's Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC's Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Recycling in New York City just got a little easier today with the launch of the city's largest public space recycling initiative. Mayor Bloomberg joined the Times Square Alliance,…

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