The Bronx Zoo is in the process of renovating Astor Court, which dates from the 265-acre zoo's early years. The $6.7 million face lift, which is taking place in stages, includes a 22,000-square-foot mall, an Italian garden of boxwoods and roses, the
Via Design*Sponge comes this brand new hot little number from Brooklyn-based Brave Space Designs. Following a few of the design features from the Hollow Bench we featured here, both the table and the chairs of the aptly named Hollow Dining Set have
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg chose Earth Day to announce a sweeping new master plan for the city. Dubbed PlaNYC, the mayor's proposal would have the Big Apple join London and Singapore in imposing a "congestion charge": drivers would have to
It may come as a surprise to readers, that New York City’s water supply is unfiltered. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it would extend the city’s current exemption from filtration requirements at least until 2017.
Free in NYC? This ITAC-sponsored April 27th Green Building Workshop in New York looks like something other cities might want. It's designed for professionals in the building construction supply chain: those who design, make, and service "green"
Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg released the first comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in New York City’s history. The inventory will serve as the benchmark for reducing the City’s GHG emissions by 30% between now and 2030, a target
As Bonnie noted earlier today, the theme of World Water Day 2007 is Coping with Water Scarcity. New York City has a bountiful supply of clean running water from pristine upstate reservoirs -the largest unfiltered supply in the world. 1.3 billion gallons
Mark April 14th on your calendar, clear your schedule for the day, and head down to Battery Park in New York City for what could very well be the largest environmental-activist event since Earth Day 1970. Thousands of participants, all dressed in blue,
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... OK, Colin Beavan probably wouldn't describe himself as a superhero, but like many other individuals and families that we've featured, he's taken on a project that's, at the very least, ambitious... and very green.
Drosera is a company where "nature and culture cross-pollinate." The New York-based company's mission? To reconnect people with nature by encouraging an active relationship with our natural heritage. When was the last time you called your Mother
Last year this time we reported on Goldman Sachs progress on greening it's performance in the face of a "browning" shareholder resolution. Subsequently, the firm's CEO, Hank Paulson, went on to become US Treasury Secretary, and the firm itself has
As part of an ongoing effort to gather information, New York City’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, will take a sustainability tour of Miami this afternoon. Bloomberg continues to seek ideas as he prepares to unveil his Plan NYC 2030, a blue print for
The last installment of domino's Green List takes a peek at the green life of health foodie Louisa Shafia. She owns a New York catering business Lucid Food, specializing in natural fare, and stocked domino's pantry with sweet, savory and a recipe for a
Lauren Bush that is. The niece of President Bush is working on a new organic lifestyle brand, which will include clothing and accessories. It seems she's not looking to build her portfolio though, rather, be the spokeswoman and face of the brand. The
The Armory Show, "the international fair of new art," is coming to New York City next week from Friday, February 23rd to Monday, February 26th, and our pals at Vivavi are going to be lending a hand. In addition to sponsoring the show, they've partnered
From BicyTaxi to lunar power, there were some pretty good green things happening in New York City in 2006; now Big Apple residents can help the city looking green. MulchFest (we mentioned it last year) provides New Yorkers an opportunity to bring their
Awhile back, we initiated a series of posts encouraging our readers from across the globe to tell us about their cities: the green good, bad and ugly of the city, including things like public transportation, suburban sprawl, air quality and other
Just love this New York image posted on PSFK recently. Bicycles in New York don't seem to quite yet "Own the street", unless you count cycling the wrong way up the street head-on into the traffic, but they could. Or, they are coming. If they are