NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

Washington Square photo via Shutterstock After two weeks of hot debate between NYU and the New York City Council regarding the university's plans to expand its Greenwich Village…

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New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

© katerha/Flickr Years before Mayor Bloomberg proposed his hotly debated ban on sugary drinks sized over 16 ounces, he outlawed another treacherous health hazard in NYC: trans fats…

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MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

Great news! The MillionTreesNYC Project, which is one of 132 PlaNYC initiatives to green up the city, has already surpassed the halfway point in its grand goal of planting one million…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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Hayseed's Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

Hayseed's Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

When Inhabitat stopped for a visit, Meg Paska, aka the Brooklyn Homesteader, was tending to seedlings. What started as a love for homebrewing and gardening in Baltimore quickly evolved…

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SOFTlab's Colorful Sculpture Brings a Modern Twist to Little Italy's San Gennaro Festival

SOFTlab's Colorful Sculpture Brings a Modern Twist to Little Italy's San Gennaro Festival

As SOFTlab stated, the form was inspired "by one of the simplest and most effective classical architecture devices." Two oculi form the piece: one pointing up and the other facing the…

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Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

City Hall may be getting a green makeover. Officials are currently finalizing plans for a massive fuel cell for the landmark building after a proposal to build rooftop solar panels was…

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