New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

New Harlem Green Bus Depot Opens with Colossal Planted Roof

Harlem's historic Mother Clara Hale Bus Depot used to be a nuisance for neighborhood residents before it was demolished five years ago, but now it's back and better than ever. The…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

It may be called the ONE Prize Awards, but there were two first-prize winners this year in a competition to design a new educational facility at The Brooklyn Navy Yard. The…

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New Sustainable Foodie Haven Set to Transform an Abandoned Warehouse in New Jersey

New Sustainable Foodie Haven Set to Transform an Abandoned Warehouse in New Jersey

The 14,500-square-foot, pre-World War I warehouse and its adjacent municipal parking lot will be transformed into a self-sustaining complex, producing much of its own food and drink…

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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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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

We have long been fans of green prefab houses, and what better place to plop one down than on a rooftop? The sleek LoftCube is a chic and cheerful prefab designed specifically for…

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Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted…

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York's High Line has helped liven up Manhattan's West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports…

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Futuristic Williamsburg Hotel with 20,000-Sq-Ft Rooftop Farm Set to Rise Above Wythe Avenue

Futuristic Williamsburg Hotel with 20,000-Sq-Ft Rooftop Farm Set to Rise Above Wythe Avenue

If Williamsburg, Brooklyn doesn't boast enough visual stimulus for you already, a futuristic new hotel set to rise at 55 Wythe Avenue will add yet another urban spectacle to the…

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Bush Terminal Park's New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal Park's New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal is getting a bit greener every day thanks to a project that's turning the former toxic brownfield site into a public park. The latest addition to the site is a…

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Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

Green-Roofed Solaire Tower Offers LEED Gold Luxury Living in Battery Park

The Solaire is a 27-story luxury rental building in Battery Park located at 20 River Terrace next to the Nelson A. Rockefeller Park. Developed by The Albanese Organization, the…

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Brooklyn's Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

Brooklyn's Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

While the Brooklyn Nets are positioning themselves for the NBA postseason, their home arena just scored a victory for the environment. NYC-based Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and…

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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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Don't Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

Don't Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

The deadline to apply for NYC's green roof tax abatement program is approaching fast. The Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition recently reminded us that…

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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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Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Last night's event celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the project, but without any actual ground to break, the developers and the designers from SHoP Architects simply threw…

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This Weekend's openhousenewyork 2013 Will Let You Tour Some of NY's Coolest Buildings!

This Weekend's openhousenewyork 2013 Will Let You Tour Some of NY's Coolest Buildings!

One of our favorite Archtober events, openhousenewyork, will be kicking off this weekend! On October 12th and 13th, some of NYC's most interesting buildings will open their doors to…

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Osborne Association's Innovative Blue and Green Roof Brings Urban Beekeeping to the South Bronx

Osborne Association's Innovative Blue and Green Roof Brings Urban Beekeeping to the South Bronx

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection teamed up with the non-profit Osborne Association recently to unveil one of the nation's first integrated blue and green rooftop systems.…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed…

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Lehman College’s Science Hall Becomes the First NYC University Building to Earn LEED Platinum Certification

Lehman College’s Science Hall Becomes the First NYC University Building to Earn LEED Platinum Certification

Lehman College’s new Science Hall has been awarded top honors for its sustainable, energy-efficient design. The new 69,000 sq. ft. university building in the Bronx recently earned…

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Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

The green roofed maintenance building is located at 17 Pitt Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, away from the hubbub of Essex Street, which is probably why we never noticed it…

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Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in…

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Kickstarter's New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter's New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter enlisted Ole Sondresen Architects to design their dream headquarters inside the abandoned shell of the historic Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. factory on Kent St. in Greenpoint,…

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes…

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Private Golf Green and Rooftop Oasis Redefine Work and Play at a Midtown Office Building

Private Golf Green and Rooftop Oasis Redefine Work and Play at a Midtown Office Building

Created as a contemporary garden terrace for Shorenstein Properties’ new corporate offices, the green roof features a plant collection consisting of several grasses, shrubs and…

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HWKN, Blesso Properties and Bronx Pro's Gorgeous Green Roofed Max Tower Boasts 56 Micro-Apartments for Small Space Living

HWKN, Blesso Properties and Bronx Pro's Gorgeous Green Roofed Max Tower Boasts 56 Micro-Apartments for Small Space Living

Max flips the traditional skyscraper model — instead of high priced penthouses at the building’s crown, the top floors are a green “hat” accessible to all of the residents,…

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