Sustainable Design

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2010

    The East Village is Finally Safe For Yuppies, Parties and the Environment

    ​Forget Mars Bar, the mangy dogs, vials, crust punks, hard knock landlords or any other signifier used to represent the gritty East Village; that's all dead. Environmentalism killed it and everything in the East Village now looks like a Palm Beach hotel lobby. Or that's the vision of Michael N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Yet Another Hotel Coffee Bar Comes to the Flatiron District

    Per Madison Square Park Neighborhood, Stumptown's going to be getting another hotel coffee bar neighbor a few blocks to the east. Birch Coffee is under construction at the Gershwin Hotel and will open sometime this fall. According to the Birch blog, which includes painstaking descriptions of all of ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    May 8, 2007

    The Dark Side of Summer

    Turn off your air conditioners. Take a cue from a camel. Lay off the ice cream. And other advice for surviving a 'heat island'

  • Art

    February 27, 2007

    The Tower of Positive Thinking

    Architects color the skyscraper green