See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

The Allotment Concept Proposes Growing Farm-Fresh Food In and On an NYC Hotel

An entry in Tablet Hotel's Rethink Hotels competition, the Allotment is a totally new concept in hospitality: A hotel centered around food, rather than sleep. Dreamed up by Dean Moran,…

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Study Shows Daylight Harvesting Could Save NYC Office Buildings $70 Million a Year

Study Shows Daylight Harvesting Could Save NYC Office Buildings $70 Million a Year

Green Light New York wants to lower your office’s electricity bill in a big way. Their new study estimates that retrofitting office buildings with daylight harvesting systems that amp…

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Get Your Free Tree at the New York Restoration Project's Upcoming Tree Giveaways

Get Your Free Tree at the New York Restoration Project's Upcoming Tree Giveaways

Beginning on March 9th, the New York Restoration Project - a nonprofit organization founded by actress and environmentalist Bette Midler - will kick off their annual spring tree…

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New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

New Report Shows How NYC Could Cut 90% of Its Carbon Footprint by 2050

With all the dire predictions about climate change in the news, it’s easy to start thinking that the problem is too large to even begin to untangle. But a new report released by…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for 10,000 More EV Charging Stations in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for 10,000 More EV Charging Stations in NYC

In his State of the City address yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced new plans that he explained could create “up to 10,000 parking spots for electric vehicles over the next seven…

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Mayor Bloomberg Stresses Greening of New York City in Final State of the City Address

Mayor Bloomberg Stresses Greening of New York City in Final State of the City Address

Yesterday Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his final State of the City address, and not surprisingly, the focus of his talk was on making NYC an even greener place than it is now. In…

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10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

Image ©TheClookie The snow from last weekend’s winter storm Nemo has mostly melted, but one resilient snowman in Washington Heights simply refuses to melt! The ten-foot-tall…

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NYC Considers Banning Styrofoam at All Food-Service Facilities

NYC Considers Banning Styrofoam at All Food-Service Facilities

Photo credit: Flickr/dotpolka New York City is continuing its war against trash, this time with a possible styrofoam ban. The legislation is being proposed by Ron Gonen, the city's…

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Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap.…

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Upper West Side's First BigBelly Solar Trash Can Hits the Streets

Upper West Side's First BigBelly Solar Trash Can Hits the Streets

The Upper West Side recently got a new BigBelly Solar trash at the corner of West 77th and Columbus Avenue. It's the first solar-powered trash can on the Upper West Side and chances are…

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

As we get ready to ring in 2013, we took a look back at our most popular NYC stories from the past 12 months. We saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature…

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2013!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2013!

Now that Christmas has come and gone, many New Yorkers will begin discarding their holiday trees. If you're wondering how to dispose of your tree, we know just the place to drop it off…

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Vine Line: Architect Wants to Blanket West Side Highway in Leafy Trellises and Waterfalls

Vine Line: Architect Wants to Blanket West Side Highway in Leafy Trellises and Waterfalls

Although it sounds similar to the High Line, the Vine Line would not be a park in itself, but a green wall for the existing facade of the West Side Highway. Tamaccio's proposed design…

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Louis I. Kahn’s FDR Four Freedoms Park Opens to the Public Today

Louis I. Kahn’s FDR Four Freedoms Park Opens to the Public Today

This FDR head was one of the first things we saw last Wednesday, but was just a decoy. The real thing is now in its rightful place towards the "helm" of the park. The Franklin D.…

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PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined Arad and a myriad of local officials to cut the green ribbon and plant a ceremonial first seedling on the gorgeous new rooftop farm.…

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6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it's a whole lot closer than Germany,…

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Construction on Herzog and de Meuron's Gorgeous Glass 56 Leonard Tower Will Finally Begin This Week in Tribeca

Construction on Herzog and de Meuron's Gorgeous Glass 56 Leonard Tower Will Finally Begin This Week in Tribeca

The Jenga-like tower was met with mixed reviews from the community, who felt its 60 floors were grossly out of proportion for the Tribeca neighborhood. Now that all of the concerns have…

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Woman's Impossibly Tiny 90 Sq. Ft. Manhattan Apartment is One of the Smallest in NYC

Woman's Impossibly Tiny 90 Sq. Ft. Manhattan Apartment is One of the Smallest in NYC

We knew the small apartment trend was taking off when we recently spotted this 391 sq. ft. model home pop up at a Brooklyn Ikea, but that looks almost mansion-like compared to Felice…

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Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

If you're sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum's annual Queens County…

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Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum's Amazing Maize Maze!

Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum's Amazing Maize Maze!

The three acre corn maze evokes a day at the country fair complete with hay rides, pumpkin picking and fresh apple cider. Adults and children alike can get lost amidst the green topiary…

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PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

“Today we celebrate a major step toward completing our vision of turning the entire High Line into a one-of-a-kind public park,” said Mayor Bloomberg of the commencement of the…

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PHOTOS: Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park Nears Completion on Roosevelt Island

PHOTOS: Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park Nears Completion on Roosevelt Island

It's no secret that Four Freedoms Park is one of the city's most anticipated green spaces, but the story of how it came to be reveals all kinds of interesting historical tidbits. For…

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Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly "Bright N' Green" Condos Coming Soon to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called  Bright N' Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map…

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Head to the Newport Green's New Carousel This Weekend for an Opening Party and Free Ice Cream

Head to the Newport Green's New Carousel This Weekend for an Opening Party and Free Ice Cream

The first and only carousel in Hudson County has arrived at Newport Green park in Jersey City! Perfectly timed for Labor Day, it will be up-and-running the entire weekend from 1PM to…

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