all stories tagged "environment"

An airplane passes over an apartment building on its way to LaGuardia Airport. The FAA and Port Authority have soundproofed many of the schools around the city's airports, researcher Charlotte Clark said nobody is really sure how effective these measures are. AP/Frank Franklin
John Farley  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
How do you reduce noise in one of the loudest cities in the world?
Brazil Rio+20
John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
Teens working on a wheel in the Recycle a Bicycle shop. Photo courtesy of Recycle a Bicycle
John Farley  |  August 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York City's cycling organizations are creating healthier kids, as well as the next generation of transportation activists.
Photo courtesy of Cornell.
Georgia Kral  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The trend toward urban farming in NYC has some wondering: how safe is the soil?
On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
Menglin Huang  |  August 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
An EPA competition launched with 14 participants in 2010. Now 3,300 buildings are competing, with some unusual entrants in the metro region.
Spectra Energy
NJ Today  |  August 1, 2012 6:14 PM | Comments
The 20-mile natural gas pipeline will wind through Bayonne and Jersey City before reaching the West Village in Manhattan. Critics say this route is too close to highly populated areas.
View from the back of the East River Ferry as it cruises from Greenpoint to Midtown. MetroFocus/John Farley
John Farley  |  July 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The ferry has attracted more attention than anyone thought it would, in part because of the diversity of its passengers. As of this month, the ferry has served one million riders.VIDEO
Menglin Huang  |  July 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Solar and wind power in private buildings have a give-and-take relationship with the electric grid.
Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
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