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In the Fight Over the Flushing Commons Plan, Little Common Ground Photo Portrait of a New York City Brownfield: The Batcave Earth Day Celebrations Draw a Small Crowd
 
In the Fight Over the Flushing Commons Plan, Little Common Ground

In the Fight Over the Flushing Commons Plan, Little Common Ground

Flushing Commons, the mixed-use project slated for Flushing, Queens, faces opposition on several fronts but has made it through several stages in the planning process. Read on...

Photo Portrait of a New York City Brownfield: The Batcave

Photo Portrait of a New York City Brownfield: The Batcave

A photo slide show of "the Bat Cave," a building on an abandoned development site along Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal.

Earth Day Celebrations Draw a Small Crowd

Earth Day Celebrations Draw a Small Crowd

New York City celebrated the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the 3rd anniversary of PlaNYC 2030 with a slew of speakers and musical performances in Times Square.

MTA Service Cuts – A Step Backwards for PlaNYC

MTA Service Cuts – A Step Backwards for PlaNYC

06 May 2010

PlaNYC includes a number of transportation intiatives: expanding transportation to more neighborhoods, more bus systems, increasing access to subways and buses, among others. But due to the MTA's $750 million budget deficit, they're instead making cuts in service.

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The Dish: A NYC Staple Food Goes “Green”

The Dish: A NYC Staple Food Goes “Green”

28 April 2010

New York City is known for many things, but arguably nothing more important than its pizza. Now, in the wake of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the 3rd anniversary of PlaNYC, the city has opened its first “green” pizzeria. Pizza by Cer Te opened its doors on Earth Day to satisfy New Yorkers [...]

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In Pictures: Red Hook’s Concrete Plant

In Pictures: Red Hook’s Concrete Plant

27 April 2010

We've covered the controversial U.S. Concrete plant opening along Red Hook, Brooklyn's scenic waterfront a couple of times before, but it's better described with photos. Watch our slideshow!

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Updates: PlaNYC Turns 3

24 April 2010

As the PlaNYC turned three on Earth Day 2010, our videos offer perspectives on the successes, and shortcomings, of the plan to make New York a more sustainable city by 2030.

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Keeping it Cool: NYC Effort for CoolRoofs

Keeping it Cool: NYC Effort for CoolRoofs

23 April 2010

New Yorkers are constantly trying to find ways to save money. What would you say if you could save money, live comfortably, and help save the environment? If it sounds too good to be true, its not.

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ReUse: Turning Newspaper into Puppets

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23 April 2010

The 40th Anniversary of Earth Day brought many people to Times Square to learn what’s new in sustainable merchandise and living. Amongst the line of vendors was Spica Wobbe from the New Victory Theater in Manhattan, who had a constant stream of kids at her table. How was she contributing to Earth Day? She uses [...]

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Some New Yorkers Always Take Staycations

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23 April 2010

Economists say the recession is over, but with the unemployment near 10 percent, it sure doesn’t feel like it. So some New Yorkers may have to stay local this summer. But for some poorer residents every year, they take a staycation. They take advantage of New York city’s open spaces. And Soundview Park, located in [...]

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DEP talks water rates, flooding in Queens

DEP talks water rates, flooding in Queens

23 April 2010

In Jamaica, Queens residents heard a presentation from new DEP commissioner Cas Holloway, who explained the need for a water rate hike this year.

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What do New Yorkers want from PlaNYC?

22 April 2010

Explaintheplan.com was live on the scene at the Earth Day celebration. We engaged New Yorkers in a conversation about what they want the city to focus on in the future. Check out our video and listen to what they had to say.

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Prospect Park: Man vs. Nature

Prospect Park: Man vs. Nature

22 April 2010

This week marked the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. It also corresponds with Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 3rd anniversary of PlaNYC. The mayor wants to green underutilized sidewalks and other spaces around the city. But what about the city’s current green spaces? Prospect Park is Brooklyn’s only forest. The man-made park is thriving, but it is [...]

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