Coronavirus: Report from New York City

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In New York City. The lucky ones – older professionals in my demographic – have an option to retreat the vacant city for our vacation homes – in my case a seaside home that used to take 3 hours to drive to in congested metro traffic. Cities

Harlem Grown grows greens and girls in New York City

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Latonya Assanah from Harlem, New York (pictured above) has an 8-year-old daughter who just “wouldn’t eat green things.” The farm stands on what was 4 brownstone houses in the middle of the city. Green Tech and Gadgets Harlem Grown hydroponic New York City vertical farming

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Eat New York City farm feast from city-grown fish and veggies

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in New York City open their labs for urban food week. Tonight there will be a fish taco dinner prepared with fish raised on a roof in the city; the rest of the food was grown in urban farms in locations throughout the Big Apple. Dining starts tonight at Farm on Kent , pictured above, in Brooklyn if any Green Prophet’s are in the city. The event is hosted by the New York City Agriculture Collective (www.farming.nyc), of which flux is founding member.

Packing Essentials for a Trip to New York City

Eco Friendly Daily

New York City is more than a destination; it’s a full-on experience. When you decide to visit, make sure that you’re well prepared with a few essential items every New Yorker needs for a successful day in the city.

Green roofs could prevent sewage overflow in New York City

Green (Living) Review

New York City’s sewage systems are old and can’t handle large amounts of snowmelt or stormwater. When large quantities of water flow into the combined sewer overflow systems, which make up 60 to 70 percent of the city’s sewers, they tend to spill over into New York City’s rivers. It doesn’t help that the city is about 72 percent impervious, so water goes straight into drainage systems.

Archeologists unearth ancient “New York City” in Israel

Green Prophet

In a region where it feels like everything under the sun has been worshipped and discovered, yet another ancient city, 5,000 years old has been uncovered. They are calling it the Bronze Age New York City. According to excavation directors this was among the first cosmopolitan and planned cities where thousands of people lived. . Below the 5,000 year old city an even more ancient town was found, about 7,000 years old. Archeology Cities

BRIAN FERDINAND: YOU SHOULD START YOUR BUSINESS IN NEW YORK CITY, AND HERE’S WHY

Eco Friendly Daily

When it comes to setting up your own business , you may understandably be eyeing a larger city. The question now, is, which city should be your business’s home? However, New York City sticks out for being a truly global city and a mecca for companies of all types and sizes.

Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City - Compass

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Coal Ash Dumps Threaten Our Health » Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy's tragic devastation, a recent New York Times blog post showed that many electric vehicle drivers in the New York/New Jersey area are finding it easier to fuel their vehicles than those who rely on gasoline. Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Electric Vehicles Get the Vote in New York City : Comments.

Your eco-friendly travel guide for New York City

AGreenLiving

It’s easy to get caught up in New York’s frenetic energy. NYC outdoors Yes, there is nature within New York City’s urban jungle. For a very New York walk, stroll the 1.45-mile High Line. Your eco-friendly travel guide for New York City.

City Bikes Manufacturer Linus Bikes Comments on New York City’s New Bike Share Program

Green (Living) Review

As New York City prepares to launch their first public bike sharing program, Linus Bikes comments on the program itself and future bike sharing programs by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Bohemia, NY : On August 16, City Bikes Manufacturer Linus Bikes commented on the first New York City bike sharing program called Citi Bike. If New York’s Citi Bike program can prove to be successful, it should only pave the way for future bike sharing programs.

I am Thankful for Smoke-Free Spaces in New York City

Green Living Ideas

It is also why having lived in New York City where they banned cigarette smoking in public places such as parks, beaches, restaurants, bars, and anywhere else people used to light up, I enjoy smoke-free environments a lot. It also means that I have forgotten that not every country or city in the world (heck even some states in the US!) Green Lifestyle air pollution Cigarettes Japan New York City Smoke Free Smoking Ban Thanksgiving

New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution

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In a “race to the top,” more cities are gaining unprecedented insights toward cleaning up air quality. Originally posted here: New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution. Business Green air quality are-gaining around-the-world cities electric vehicles greenbiz 20 grid human capital insights-toward net-benefit partnerships the-top

When the levee breaks: Ocean hero killed in electric scooter accident

Green Prophet

The streets aren’t safe for those using them, especially because there is no designated lanes for electric bikes and mopeds in the city. While only making up for a small percent of the traffic, heavy trucks in major cities are responsible for most of the fatalities.

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New York City’s Pier 57: A Shipping Container Shopping Center?

Green Living Ideas

Architecture firm LOT-EK, is known primarily for building Puma City, a 11,000 square foot store made out of 24 shipping containers. The City is currently on a world tour. Now the firm is setting its sights on a bigger target–the redevelopment of Chelsea’s Pier 57 into a 170,000 square foot open-air market [.] [ New York City’s Pier 57: A Shipping Container Shopping Center?

Manufacture NY Brings Fashion Production Back to Brooklyn and New York City

Eco Chic

As increases in rent force designers, pattern-cutters, sewers and other vital components of New York’s Garment District to find a new home, Manufacture NY is cradling in-city production with their newly acquired 20,000 square foot space in Brooklyn’s Industry City. The funds received through the campaign are allocated for location, equipment and new jobs. Manufacture NY facility.

Manhattan: An Eco-Friendly Element in Times Square

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| The Big (Green) Apple | From the bustling street, you might not suspect that Element Times Square West is one of New York City’s eco-pioneers. All Hotels New York New York City North America The Americas United States Element Times Square West Manhattan LEED hotel Michael Straus NYC green hotel Reuters

Video: Suzanne Rae’s F/W 2012 Collection Set to Brilliant New York City

Eco Chic

Fair Fashion Featured eco fashion Fashion New York Fashion Week suzanne rae videoPassionate, complex and mythical are some women might describe themselves, and it’s that attitude that designer Suzanne Rae captures in her Fall/Winter 2012 collection (see our take on the runway presentation here ). The designs, most made with sustainable fabric, are featured in the below video, which captures NYC by night, the excitement, the loneliness, the human-created beauty.

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Manhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener

Green Traveler Guides

A new living green roof and a super-energy-efficient heat and power system are the latest eco-upgrades at Hilton New York, the city's largest hotel. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Green Travel News Hilton New York Manhattan ReutersManhattan’s biggest hotel gets even greener is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Top 10 Wellness Travel Trends for 2013

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Airlines Big Sur California Europe Germany Hotels Las Vegas Monterey Munich Nevada New York New York City News North America Philadelphia San Diego Spas/Healing Arts United States Yoga Yucatan Green Travel News green travel trends Reuters wellness tourismHealthier air travel and hotels lead the year's travel trends spotted by Wellness Tourism Worldwise, an international organization focused on well-being and travel.

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Hotels charge you (for free)

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Boston/Cambridge California Car rental Charlotte China District of Columbia Electric vehicles England Hotels London Massachusetts New York New York City News Oregon Portland San Francisco Shenzhen South Carolina United Kingdom United States Charles Hotel DoubleTree Portland Electric cars Element Green Seal Green Travel News Kimpton Lenox Hotel Reuters Ritz-Carlton CharlotteCurious about electric cars?

Eco Fashion on the Lower East Side of New York City: Visit Kaight and Hairy Mary’s

Eco Chic

We visited two of my favorite eco boutiques on the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan: Kaight (new, modern eco fashions), and Hairy Mary’s (vintage and reconstructed clothes) and talked to their owners about what made them passionate about what they stocked, the environment, and how they chose their wares. Tags: Culture X Fashion X Shopping X eco fashion Manhattan New York City video

Guest post: 4 tips for flying green

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Airlines New York New York City North America Tips United States green air travel green airlines| Getting A Green High | Whenever I exchange what-do-you-do’s at a party or social meet-and-greet, I’ve learned to anticipate THE SNIGGER. It comes right after I say I write about green travel. “And so you fly from place to place? How can you call that green?” ” It’s a fair question, despite the dreaded snigger. [.]

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Check into Virgin Hotels, get a Tesla ride

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Chefs’ dream garden grows in the middle of Manhattan at Farm.One

Green Prophet

It’s the new everything in food. After decades of eating shipped-in waxy veggies, greens and fruits, consumers and chefs are demanding a new kind of food. How in the world do you grow local, fresh, tasty and diverse foods in cities like New York City where good food is more than in demand, it’s a way of life? Farm.One a new urban farm startup located inside the Institute of Culinary Education in Manhattan, has a bold new idea.

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Stantec redesigns NYC’s The Battery to protect it from rising tides

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Global design firm Stantec has revealed preliminary designs for the Battery Coastal Resilience Project, a $129 million New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) initiative to save The Battery (formerly known as Battery Park) from rising tides. Engineering challenges include in-water construction, interior drainage and a seamless integration of the new wharf integration to the existing park that follows Universal Design principles.

Eileen Fisher at the Green Festival: Eco Fashion, Beauty and Social Responsibility

Eco Chic

The Wonder Women of New York City’s sustainable fashion movement gathered under one big roof this Sunday to showcase style and ethics hand-in-hand. Eileen Fisher , alongside sustainable fashion writer Amy DuFault, rounded up a team of 8 eco-fashion trailblazers on the main stage at New York City’s Green Festival this weekend.

Elon Musk’s SolarCity and Silevo ink huge solar deal in NYC

Green Prophet

Last week SolarCity purchased Silevo in New York in order to significantly scale up production of super efficient, high quality solar panels. In order to boost local production of high quality solar panels, the United States increased tariffs on Chinese panels, and now SolarCity has acquired Silevo, a solar technology manufacturer based in New York for a cool $350 million in order to multiply their production.

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NYC hotel is first to partner with a farm

Green Traveler Guides

So Element New York Times Square West is doing the next best thing. New Jersey gets its first LEED-certified hotel Starwood Hotels & Resorts will Clean the World. Hotels New York New York City News North America United States Vermont CSA Element Element Times Square West Holton Farms Manhattan| Green Travel News |. H arvesting crops in Manhattan is tough.

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Could a private car ban make NYC more livable?

AGreenLiving

When COVID-19 brought New York City’s traffic to a shadow of itself, Vishaan Chakrabarti, former New York City urban-planning official and founder of Manhattan-based design firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) , drafted an ambitious plan for a car-free future. Not Your Car”) , the proposal calls for banning private cars to create a more livable city via cleaner air, fewer car deaths and greater space allocated to the pedestrian realm.

PAU unveils carbon-neutral Sunnyside Yard masterplan in NYC

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Related: Striking LEED Silver-targeted tower to rise in the heart of Philadelphia A major highlight of the masterplan is the “deck” that will be built over 80% of the existing rail yard to create a new elevated neighborhood that seamlessly connects with the rail operations below.

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The Green Buzz: Tuesday, June 18

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Students motivate Crayola to color the world a little greener with new recycling program. Environmental News Food Kids The Green Buzz air pollution autism Bloomberg Bloomberg BusinessWeek composting crayola daily news environmental news Europe forest fires green news Huffington Post Green New York City NY Times pollution recycling program redorbit singapore Treehugger In today’s green news, we learn two more reasons why clean air is so incredibly important.

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The Green Buzz: Thursday, December 12

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Plus, aliens invade New York City!! Just like Men In Black, A newly seen species of cockroach invades New York City, Periplaneta japonica. Animals Climate Change Conservation Issues Environmental News Green Living Science The Green Buzz The Nature Conservancy Uncategorized United States aliens Climate Science & Research cockroaches green buzz nature new species New York City nurture

Technion & Cornell Win Historic Bid to Build a Net-Zero Energy Tech Hub in NYC

Green Prophet

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology has earned considerable esteem as a world leader in clean technology – a reputation that matched Cornell University’s vision for a state-of-the-art net-zero energy hub in New York City. The Technion sent us YouTube clips of the aerial and interior views of the new campus.

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Rooftop farm grows on award-winning Denizen Bushwick building

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After five years of design and construction, ODA New York has completed Denizen Bushwick, a 1.2-million-square-foot rental development centered around community, art and green space. ODA New York Images via ODA New York, Eric Laigne and Imagen Subliminal.

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The Green Buzz: January 6, 2014

Cool Green Science

If you plan to be in the Washington, DC are on January 18th, be sure to stop by The Smithsonian’s National Zoo; their new giant panda cub , Bao Bao, will make her public debut that day. ( Huffington Post ). See how New York City has worked to improve the walk- and bike-ability of its streets over the last decade. ( Grist ).

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The Green Buzz: Wednesday, June 12

Cool Green Science

There’s happy news for chimps in today’s green news. Lab testing on chimps may be ending in the U.S. Treehugger ). Bloomberg unveiled a massive plan to protect the Big Apple from future effects of climate change. Huffington Post ). But we’re sure it would help to have the world get on track with its climate goals. Here’s how one study says it can. Grist ). Those bird apps that mimic birdsong? They’re harming birds. ( BBC News ).

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The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Cool Green Science

In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity. ( The New York Times ). Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes. ( CBS New York ). We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally. In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

How to Plan for Innovative City Parks

Green Living Ideas

I’ve written about parks on Green Living Ideas before, since parks are a key feature of the city that help to keep people living in a much more energy efficient urban environment. Peter Harnik has a new book out, Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent [.] [ How to Plan for Innovative City Parks from Green Living Ideas ].

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

Cool Green Science

The following post originally appeared on UMB’s Future Cities. As Superstorm Sandy reminded us, cities face the dual pressures of increased urbanization and climate change, putting them at risk for storms, droughts, heat waves and more. Over 90 percent of cities are on the coast , putting people at risk from sea level rise and coastal storms. Globally, cities are projected to grow by over 2 billion people by 2050. The City is also investing over $1.5

NYFW F/W 2016 Ecofashion Report: Minan Wong’s Subtle Drama & Texture for Miles

Eco Chic

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: A model walks the runway wearing Minan Wong at Nolcha shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. Her recent presentation at New York Fashion Week was an ethical, sleek, modern, but totally feminine take on what to wear this coming winter.

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Bloomberg Denounces NRA/ALEC "Shoot First" Laws | PR Watch

PR Watch

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference Wednesday in Washington, DC to denounce the "Shoot First" law conceived by the National Rifle Association and promoted through the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Bloomberg also expressed concern about unrestricted gun laws from other states having an impact on New York City. So if Congress passed the legislation today, he could legally carry a gun in New York City.".

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Discarded face masks and plastic become 24-foot spinning dome

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New York City-based architecture firm SLO Architecture is finding a purpose for discarded face masks with a concept it's calling Turntable

NYFW F/W 2016: Acid NYC’s Vibrant, Sexy Prints from Nature

Eco Chic

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 15: Models walk the runway wearing ACID NYC at Nolcha Shows during New York Fashion Week Women’s Fall/Winter 2016 presented by Neogrid at ArtBeam on February 15, 2016 in New York City. “We find beauty in nature, technology and color chipped paint on a door in New Orleans, a computer circuit board or a photo we took of the favelas in Brazil,” say Acid NYC designers Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester.

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