Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa's solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa's solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one's bum.

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First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

"We couldn't be prouder that planning is turning into reality with this first building at the Domino site," said Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal at SHoP Architects. "Clad in rich…

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Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

It's no secret that privacy comes at a premium in New York, but how far would you go to get away from the hubbub of the city? Scouting NY's Nick Carr recently discovered a mysterious…

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NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

NYC real estate developers realizing valuable savings with solar power

The dropping price of solar technology is sparking the interest of New York City real estate developers. The roof of the luxurious Atelier building on West 42nd Street was decked out…

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Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees,…

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See 6 Boundary-Pushing Designs from NYU’s ITP 2014 Spring Show (PHOTOS)

See 6 Boundary-Pushing Designs from NYU’s ITP 2014 Spring Show (PHOTOS)

Growable Gown Erin Smith’s Growable Gown is an elegant take on using wearable plant matter to create wedding dresses. Made of a mix of tree mulch inoculated with mycelium…

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Join Today's Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

Join Today's Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

The Union Square Greenmarket is being transformed today into a green energy classroom for children and teenagers. Starting at 10:45am, GrowNYC will launch its Spring Energy Fair…

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Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England's Largest Solar Power Array

Bridgeport, Connecticut Plans to Convert a Landfill into New England's Largest Solar Power Array

Garbage dumps don't exactly have the greenest reputation, but one former landfill in Bridgeport, Connecticut is changing that with an exciting new solar venture. A recent City…

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NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Last week, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Two Trees' $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan in Williamsburg. The rather…

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PHOTOS: People Pedal Citi Bikes to Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball!

PHOTOS: People Pedal Citi Bikes to Power the 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball!

Andrew Brent, director of Citi public affairs, told us the charged Citi Bike event came together at the very last minute during the first week of December. Citi Bank teamed up with the…

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Citi Bikes Will Power the 2014 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop!

Citi Bikes Will Power the 2014 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop!

Homeless Soulcycle may have been a joke, but a Citi Bike-powered New Year's Eve ball drop is the real deal. Citi Bike was one of the biggest and best things to hit NYC in 2013, so it…

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Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed…

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NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

Staten Island is going green in a big way. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough's Freshkills Parks will be home to NYC's largest solar energy installation.…

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New York Launches $1 Billion Green Bank

New York Launches $1 Billion Green Bank

Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced the launch of New York’s first $1 billion Green Bank through a petition to release and use $165 million in uncommitted funds for the bank’s…

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Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison’s massive New York steam system is in the process of undergoing a green conversion. For the last six months, Con Ed workers have been toiling away to retrofit a…

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Lush Green Roof Tops Off New School's Ultra-Efficient New University Center

Lush Green Roof Tops Off New School's Ultra-Efficient New University Center

The New School's new University Center is getting a little closer to completion every day, and recent photos taken by Susan Kramer of the Architect's Newspaper reveal that a green roof…

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Solarize Brooklyn Aims to Bring Affordable Solar Power to Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush

Solarize Brooklyn Aims to Bring Affordable Solar Power to Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush

The Solarize movement that swept across the nation from Oregon in 2009 has spread all the way to Brooklyn. Solarize Brooklyn is a project started by two local groups, Sustainable…

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NYC Installing Solar Panels on Four Rooftops to Power 245 Homes

NYC Installing Solar Panels on Four Rooftops to Power 245 Homes

NYC Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway recently announced plans to outfit the empty rooftop of a Department of Environmental Protection wastewater treatment plant in Staten Island with…

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Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Bloomberg Slams Coal Industry at Energy Innovation Summit, Calls for Cleaner Alternatives

Mayor Michael Bloomberg made some bold statements against the coal industry during this week's Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy Energy Innovation Summit, according to a…

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Spectra Pipeline Protestors Rally Against Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline on Manhattan's West Side

Spectra Pipeline Protestors Rally Against Controversial Natural Gas Pipeline on Manhattan's West Side

Protestors from Monday night's "Spectra Showdown," a demonstration against the construction of the controversial gas pipeline between New York and New Jersey, are reportedly still…

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Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

Google-Backed Offshore Wind Power Transmission Line Moves Forward on East Coast

A proposal backed by Google for a wind power transmission line stretching from Virginia to New Jersey cleared a major regulatory hurdle on Monday. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management…

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been…

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Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

The towering Wonder Wheel ride has been the symbol of Coney Island for over 90 years. This coming summer, Deno's Wonder Wheel will step into the 21st Century with a new set of…

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

On Thursday, January 27, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer spoke in front of a 3 KW set of solar panels on Hunter College of the City University to promote his “Rooftop…

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