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NYC Taxi Fleet Adds 6 Nissan LEAF Cars

April 24, 2013 / No Comments

A green take on Earth Day came from Nissan as they donated 6 of their exemplary electric LEAF models as taxis to the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). The new electric cars added to the New York City Taxi fleet will be part of a pilot program to test the feasibility of integration with cycle of the taxi networks. New York City Mayor ...

Underground Green Haven Taking Shape in NYC

September 20, 2011 / 1 Comment

New York City is likely to see usher in many an effort that tread the eco-friendly terrain in the coming days. Among them, a project christened ‘The Low line’ comes across as a neglected train track park renewal project that will be undertaken in the Lower East Side neighborhood. The significance of the project is that it is being undertaken at ...

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 ...

Cat Show in NYC! CRA-Iams Cat Championship

October 20, 2008 / No Comments

We love animals at GP, but this is ridiculous. NYC is hosting a cat show at Madison Square Gardens where cats representing John McCain ask visitors to "vote for your favorite DemoCat or Republicat." McCain's cat is called Renegade while the cat representing Obama is called Bombay. [caption id="attachment_1984" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="A British shorthair cat named Renegade, representing John McCain"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1983" ...

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 ...

Beijing Follows NYC Lead, Sorta

June 23, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing will follow NYC's lead, sorta, restricting car traffic on roads during certain periods. The 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games are less than 2 months away. Beijing will ban vehicle traffic with odd and even-numbered license plates on alternate days from July 20th-Sept 20th. The hope is to improve air quality during the Games. Taxis, buses and emergency vehicles ...