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Green Infrastructure: The Design Element (Part II)

Adrian Benepe | Posted 11.25.2013 | Green
Adrian Benepe

These hyper-performing landscapes are tiny by park standards, but they bring beauty to formerly barren corners, serve as mini habitats for insects and birds, and most of all, soak up storm water.

WATCH: Governors Island Building Blown Up

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City officials have blown up a vacant building to make way for a new park. The 11-story brick apartment building on Governors Is...

Central Park: An Anthology: Book Excerpt

Adrian Benepe | Posted 06.07.2012 | New York
Adrian Benepe

Central Park is not simply a geographic destination, nor just the essential masterpiece of landscape architecture and great creative accomplishment of the nineteenth century. Once you add people and time, it becomes an ever-evolving work of art and performance art.

Bloomberg Announces 70 New Electric Cabs

It's Electric! | C. Zawadi Morris | Posted 09.12.2011 | New York

In a move towards a greener New York City, Mayor Bloomberg announced Tuesday the addition of 70 new electric vehicles to its transportation services f...

The Rise and Fall of School Gardens in New York's Past Can Guide Us Into the Future

Daniel Bowman Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Daniel Bowman Simon

In the past 18 months, school gardens have seen a significant resurgence in popularity, starting in communities across America and right at The White House.