New York City

New York City Kicks Off Unique Clothing Recycling Program

July 8, 2010 / No Comments

Post September 2010 if you are out in New York City, chances are that you would be contributing to initiatives aimed at turning the globe green. During the month, New York City will be throwing open one of the largest textile-recycling initiatives in the US. It has been pointed out that more than 1,90,000 tons of textiles had ...

Big Apple’s Tidal Docks to Help Supply Energy

July 15, 2009 / No Comments

New York is one of the most glittering places in the United States, not just for its opulence, but for the glowing lights as well. What is hurting though is the large chunk of energy consumed on a daily basis to power those lights. With the judicious use of energy becoming a priority to help cool the earth it is ...

Why is the Statue of Liberty Green?

October 30, 2008 / 4 Comments

The Statue of Liberty is dubbed as a symbol of freedom to the shackled, a symbol of hope to the deprived, a symbol of refuge to the homeless and beyond all, a glorious symbol of human spirit and its undying faith in a better tomorrow. The planet today is at a delicate and vital turn where every move we make ...

Policeman Shoves Cyclist Off His Bicycle at Critical Mass Ride

July 29, 2008 / No Comments

The Critical Mass rides are no longer what they used to be, a protest against the bicycle unfriendly cities. Why? Because even though a New York City judge ruled that these people don't need a special permit to ride, NYPD's stance remains somewhat adversarial. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkiyBVytRQ[/youtube] Here we have another violent episode of law enforcement excess, from last Friday (July 25), when a ...

Human-Powered Floating Gym in New York?

July 23, 2008 / 11 Comments

The human-powered floating gym is the latests cool concept I've read about these days. I never thought that pedaling on a bike and burning calories, could actually be turned into a very green (river) transportation solution in New York City. Apparently architect Mitchell Joachim and personal trainer Douglas Joachim, did. They designed the River Gym. I don't know about you, but ...