Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image — us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act — and soon.
The race to build a top-tier science and engineering school in New York is on. The mayor will convene a private breakfast meeting of business and civic leaders Tuesday at Google’s Manhattan headquarters to present the city’s blueprint for a future tech campus. City Hall News reports.
Factories traditionally conjure images of black smoke and polluted water, but many cities are pursuing a new kind of urban manufacturing movement that promotes tall, environmentally sustainable mixed-use factory spaces.
Sharks are nothing new to New York waters, we’ve just forgotten them. While researching my book, Demon Fish: Travels Through the Hidden World of Sharks, I discovered a few different accounts of first-hand encounters between the city’s denizens and sharks.
This week on Kickstarter: block parties, George Plimpton…and phytoremediation (using plants to get rid of toxins — duh).