New York

New York Passes Green Jobs Financing Law

June 27, 2011 / No Comments

When the New York State legislature passed the "Power NY Act", It was a long-sought complement to the "Green Jobs/Green NY" law that passed in 2009. The legislation will create 14,000 living-wage jobs, cut carbon emissions, lower utility bills for working families, and enable moderate-income homeowners to access safe loans for retrofits and use energy savings to repay the loan.  The ...

Gown Using Recycled Rubber Bands Made by New York Architect

January 7, 2011 / No Comments

A New York architect has created discarded rubber bands into an awesome gown. Margarita Mileva, made the “RB Dress”, using nearly nine pounds of the bands. This accounts for 14,235 rubber bands. Since the creator is  inspired by a variety of art forms, including the work of Swiss-German painter Klee and the early Bauhaus pioneers, this high-fashion

Green Living in an Amazing Shipping-Container Home

November 22, 2010 / 1 Comment

At the corner of Charles and Washington Street in New York’s West Village sits a little house. It’s not just its size that sets this abode apart from the buildings around it, though at 320 sq.ft it is a touch smaller than anything else one could set eyes on in the vicinity. What make this house special is that it ...

Yahoo Computing Coop Eco-friendly Data Center Logs On

September 20, 2010 / No Comments

Yahoo is opening its eco-friendly data center in Lockport, New York. The massive structure comprises three data center halls attached to a main operation center and the design will look more or less like giant chicken coops and hence christened ‘The Yahoo Computing Coop’.

NYPD Goes Green

August 20, 2010 / No Comments

The police force in the American city of New York has introduced the first hybrid patrol cars to come into the organization. The cars are Ford Fusion hybrid vehicles and were introduced on Wednesday. This is seen as the first step of the police fleet turns more eco-friendly.

New York City Introduces Electric Buses

December 7, 2009 / No Comments

London recently brought electric buses into their public transport system, and NY seems to be following close behind. The new buses use a turbine engine recharging a lithium-ion battery. Inside, there are 37 seated spots and at least twice as much standing ones. There are already three buses roaming Manhattan and Brooklyn, and more are expected to be in circulation ...

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 ...

New York’s Del Posto Restaurant Says NO to Bottled Water

June 18, 2009 / 1 Comment

Del Posto, the famous Italian restaurant in New York, has joined the line-up of several restaurants in the city of San Francisco and the state of New York that are steering clear of bottled water. At the Del Posto, which is backed by such restauranteer celebrities as Mario Batali and Joseph Bastianich, diners can share an entree of wild branzino fish ...

New York plans to meet 45% of its power needs from renewable energy sources by 2015

June 15, 2009 / 2 Comments

New York has worked out a plan to meet 45% of its electricity needs from renewable energy sources by 2015. The scheme also would create 50,000 jobs, according to David Paterson, Governor of New York who made the announcement in a speech at the New York Academy of Science. [caption id="attachment_5564" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Wind farms - renewable energy"][/caption] One of Paterson’s pet ...

Dragonfly – the high-tech vertical farm for space-starved metros

May 21, 2009 / 1 Comment

The concept of urban farming has taken the shape of the wings of a dragonfly in the Roosevelt Island in New York City. The initiative aims at relieving shortage of food as well as “reconnecting” consumers with producers. [caption id="attachment_5230" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Dragonfly Vertical Farm in New York"][/caption]