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Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

November 2, 2011
Fewer New Yorkers are Recycling

An article in the Sunday Times looks at the issue of waste in New York City through the lens of the take-out container at lunch. The facts following could probably be framed in another way too: the “Really? You can’t recycle this?” conversation that many of us have had with our well-meaning friends and family […]

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Re-Imagining our Home

June 9, 2011
Re-Imagining our Home

One landscape at a time. Post 9-11 New York City has been left with what always appears to be an un-finished skyline, a reminder of what is not there. And while the Freedom Tower is set to fill the void in the next year or so, this picture that was featured on Inhabitat’s write up […]

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Got a Minute? Give a Minute!

January 26, 2011
Got a Minute? Give a Minute!

And post your idea on how to make NYC’s neighborhoods greener…in May. Give a Minute is a web based civil engagement application that allows people to submit ideas about a certain topic.  It acts as a huge digital white board where all ideas are posted on virtual post-its.  Viewers can see these ideas, share them […]

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Climate Change News Roundup

December 3, 2010
Climate Change News Roundup

The next round of community conversations for the update of PlaNYC was announced. For more on the update process see my post on PlaNYC 2.0. The schedule for upcoming meetings is: Upper Manhattan Monday, December 6th, 2010 7:00PM – 9:00PM State Office Building 2nd Flr. Gallery 163 West 125th Street, (enter on 126th) A, B, […]

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Curbside Cafés Popping Up in New York

November 16, 2010
Curbside Cafés Popping Up in New York

The New York City Department of Transportation is helping restaurants turn parking spots into table space to make room for customers. A two-year pilot program, announced by the NYCDOT, allows restaurants to create pop-up cafés in curbside parking lanes where the sidewalks are too narrow for traditional outdoor seating. The program follows this summer’s first […]

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