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Remember when Citi Bikes, the citywide biking share system that was going to Change Everything, was going to be launched in July? And then it got pushed back to August because of software issues? Well August is here now, and there still aren't any motherfucking bikes. What's going on? "There are ... More >>
If you've ever wondered what goes on above the city -- on New York's rooftops -- this new video series has some answers for you. Mother Jones' James West and Tim McDonnell ascended the heights of NYC's buildings to track changes in the skyscape. What they found was that the Big Apple's roofs weren ... More >>
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer did not miss an opportunity to criticize the mayor's office this afternoon -- but not before the mayor preemptively brushed aside negative comments from Stringer, who hopes to replace Mike Bloomberg as mayor in 2013. The back and forth between the two elec ... More >>
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who is likely to run for mayor, released a report yesterday that called for the installation of solar panels on the roofs of city public schools. Releasing reports -- it's the thing to do if you want to be mayor, apparently! This one here is one of tho ... More >>
Sungevity/FacebookIce pops, and geese.Even if the city has decided it hates food trucks, the solar industry still loves them.
Yesterday, the City University of New York's graduate center in Manhattan hosted a "Solar Summit" where researchers and programmers announced the launch of the NYC Solar Map. The CUNY website describes the solar map as "an interactive online tool that will allow users to estimate solar energy ... More >>
Wind and solar energy are probably the two coolest "human tricks" that we've pulled in the past 100 years. We've all seen the commercials for wind energy that feature cars speeding through plains (or deserts), past rolling hills studded with beautiful white towers. Gorgeous! And solar energy? ... More >>
A solar-powered album?
At the Habana Outpost, drinks come in biodegradable cornstarch cups and the plates are made from sugar cane
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