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Do New Yorkers Need To Worry About Sinkholes? The Rise of the Sinkhole in NYC

On an unassuming Monday in late July, a sinkhole formed in the Bronx. Attributed to a collapsing sewer beneath street level, the sinkhole managed...

Con Ed Dumps Wastewater With Toxic Elements Near Pier 98

For over 20 years, the utility giant Con Ed (Consolidated Edison) has dumped millions of gallons of wastewater from below Manhattan's Pier 98 straight...

Bedford Green House Provides Affordable and Eco-Friendly Housing

A truly unique housing opportunity is being developed at 2865 Creston Avenue in the Bronx. This extensive project is focused on creating housing that...

Celebrate Earth Day, History and More

Did you know that Earth Day is April 22nd? Many people don't know about Earth Day, or don't know how to best celebrate this...

Best (and worst) Tasting Tap Water Across U.S. Cities 

Growing up I remember my mom vehemently against drinking tap water. Even when we would fill up the dog bowls with water it strictly...

A Guide To LEED Buildings in NYC

According to a 2016 government survey, the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in NYC came from the city’s buildings. Other emission factors, like...

NYC Plans a New Wind Farm in Staten Island

New York Governor Kathy Hochul, in an effort to reduce the state’s reliance on fossil fuels and promote economic development, announced a $500 million...

It’s Electric! The Rise of E-Scooters and E-Bikes!

Getting around in NYC can be a struggle, but many steps have been taken to ease the burden. Bike lanes have been added, new...

NYC Building Energy Efficiency Scores Explained

The name might seem pretty straightforward. Energy Efficiency Scores grade the energy efficiency of your building. But there’s more to it than just that....

Nearly a Decade Later: Is NYC Ready for Another Hurricane Sandy?

Homelessness has crippled New York City in recent years, surpassing levels that haven’t been since the Great Depression when poverty plagued the city. Another...

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