10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20x200. Blue Marble…

Read More >

LEED Gold Certified Applebee's Opens in Harlem with Beautiful Green Wall (PHOTOS)

LEED Gold Certified Applebee's Opens in Harlem with Beautiful Green Wall (PHOTOS)

"Before we even put a nail in the wall, the foundation was built to gather, redistribute and harvest rainwater," Tankel told us. "The cement is mixed in with recycled steel which…

Read More >

Evergreen Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Reborn as Long Beach's Holiday Christmas Tree

Evergreen Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Reborn as Long Beach's Holiday Christmas Tree

Image: Skip Van Wert Perhaps symbolic of how many New Yorkers are picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, a spruce tree that was also toppled by the storm has been given new…

Read More >

Reclaim NYC: Designers Reclaim Hurricane Debris for Furniture and Objects to Benefit Sandy Victims

Reclaim NYC: Designers Reclaim Hurricane Debris for Furniture and Objects to Benefit Sandy Victims

If the last month has shown us anything, it's that New Yorkers know how to mobilize in the face of disaster. We've been tracking numerous organizations focused on bringing relief to…

Read More >

Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

The new works, which occupy the museum’s top floor, were specially commissioned from the artist by the Guggenheim. As visitors leave the museum’s infamous spiraled exhibition space,…

Read More >

This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

Image © Supa Pedro It seems that cute new character balloons and floats weren't the only things revealed this year to revelers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Apparently, the…

Read More >

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Head in the Clouds will create a serene cloudscape on the grassy knoll of Governors Island. The lightweight pavilion will appear to be a bumpy cloud from the outside, but when guests…

Read More >

Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Forms+Surfaces’ Boardwalk Bench has an asymmetrical pattern that allows the designers to use as much salvaged wood as possible, from scrap bits to full slats. Only knots and bolts…

Read More >

NYIT's SodaBIB Project Redesigns the Shipping Pallet to Double as a Plastic Roof

NYIT's SodaBIB Project Redesigns the Shipping Pallet to Double as a Plastic Roof

Students and professors at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have collaborated to redesign the shipping pallets commonly used in the beverage industry. Their new pallet, the…

Read More >

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square.…

Read More >

GrowNYC is Hosting Two Costume Swaps to Help You Green Your Halloween!

GrowNYC is Hosting Two Costume Swaps to Help You Green Your Halloween!

The Lower East Side Costume Swap and the Socrates Sculpture Park Costume Swap encourage the public to clean up past costumes, accessories, and funky clothing and contribute them to the…

Read More >

Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Mike Morone of Rochester, NY is willing to go to great lengths to promote waste reduction - 300 miles to be exact. This summer, he plans to walk the distance while pushing a 50-gallon…

Read More >

PHOTOS: Stray Light Grey is a Bizarre Adventure Through a Hole in a Bathroom Wall in Manhattan

PHOTOS: Stray Light Grey is a Bizarre Adventure Through a Hole in a Bathroom Wall in Manhattan

More than an exhibition, “Stray Light Grey” is a total environment that turns the Marlborough upside down at the whim of Freeman and Lowe’s vision. The pair collected hundreds of…

Read More >

From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

Aged Woods' rescued maple flooring recently found a new home is this Soho apartment where sustainability was a prime motivator in design and product selection. The batch of reclaimed…

Read More >

Japanese Artist

Japanese Artist "Mr." Uses Piles of Trash to Represent the Emotions of Fukushima Survivors

Mr.'s chaotic installation begins with a window display strewn with hanging denim, plastic bags and collected materials, welcoming visitors into the garbage-laden gallery. Upon…

Read More >

World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

The World Maker Faire will be invading the NY Hall of Science this weekend! Over 500 displays of makers will be on site showing you how to hack, solder, craft and more. If you’re into…

Read More >

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

Read More >

The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The front of the restaurant is decked out in local, restored mahogany and metal planters adorn the outside with an integrated menu design and the bar area includes original brickwork…

Read More >

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick's Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well,…

Read More >

Help These Handicapped Cats by Building Them a

Help These Handicapped Cats by Building Them a "MeowHaus" to Live In!

The MeowHaus was designed by an industrial and compassionate team of college students made up of Todd Hansmann, Michael Luft-Weissberg, Michele Flournoy, Claire Ross, Tiffany Kimmel,…

Read More >

Come Get Crafty with RePlayGround at the New York Hall of Science Tomorrow

Come Get Crafty with RePlayGround at the New York Hall of Science Tomorrow

Want to add a little bit of upcycling to your weekend? RePlayGround will be at the New York Hall of Science on Saturday and Sunday as part of their Maker Days event, and they'll be…

Read More >

Artist Mia Liu Recycles 1000s of Guggenheim Museum Admission Tickets into Astonishing Works of Art

Artist Mia Liu Recycles 1000s of Guggenheim Museum Admission Tickets into Astonishing Works of Art

In her work, Mia Liu enjoys exploring the hidden world of every day objects. By examining mundane items through a different angle, like these thousands of admission tickets to the…

Read More >

Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

A massive 88-acre container terminal in Brooklyn is being transformed into the state-of-the-art Sims Municipal Recycling Facility as part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC2030 initiative to…

Read More >

World's First Roving Recyclarium Trailer Hits the Streets of New York City

World's First Roving Recyclarium Trailer Hits the Streets of New York City

Recycling may not yet be a priority for our younger generation, but a new "Recyclarium" featuring fun interactive games that teach about sustainability has hit the streets of New York…

Read More >

DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

MATERIALS: - One full size mattress - One 4 x 4 grid Ikea Expedit bookshelf (find some inexpensive options here on craigslist) - 2 sheets of 1/2" thick plywood cut to 38" wide x…

Read More >