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This Startup Makes Living in a Tiny Room in NYC Look Dope

From mailrooms and laundry rooms that double as bars and event spaces to roof decks and hot tubs, WeLive challenges traditional apartment living…
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Brooklyn Microgrid Seeks to Disrupt NYC’s Power Monopoly

Brooklyn Microgrids hopes to wean more customers off the local power behemoth known as Con Edison and allow residents and property owners to…
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New York Uber Drivers Rage Against the Machine

Earlier this week Uber drivers rallied in New York City against the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent for the popular…
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What’s Old is New Again: The Future of Mass Transit in New York City

New York has always prided itself on its mass transit, but any New Yorker will bemoan the pitfalls of daily commuting: overcrowding, delays,…
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Record Homelessness Spurs California, NYC and Hawaii to Act

Both Los Angeles and Hawaii recently declared states of emergency because of escalating homelessness in their states. The answers proposed in the two…
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Jet Blue Greens Up JFK Airport with Organic Potato Farm

Call it JFK Airport's farm-to-tray program. With any luck and a whole lot of tender loving care, Jet Blue passengers will be able…
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Net Zero Lessons From A Wastewater Treatment Plant

New York City has set its sights on net zero energy for its wastewater treatment plants, demonstrating that net zero is a realistic…
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ConBody: Sick Workouts with a Side of Social Justice

As Coss Marte, founder of New York City startup ConBody, puts it: When ex-cons leave prison, "that's when the sentence really begins." Formerly…
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Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…
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New York City’s Government Buildings To Be 100 Percent Renewable

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio took the first strides toward his goal to power all city government buildings and facilities with…
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Whole Foods vs. ‘Whole Paycheck’

Whole Foods, often jokingly referred to as “Whole Paycheck,” faces a probe from the city of New York after investigators nabbed the upscale…
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BASF CreatorSpace NYC Confronts Post-Sandy Neighborhood Realities

BASF's Creator Space Summits tour, which will head to New York City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Sao Paolo, Barcelona and Ludwigshaven, invite an array of…
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500 Eco-Friendly Food Carts Hit the Streets of New York

Five hundred "eco-friendly" food carts are going to hit the streets of New York City, but the picture is a little more complicated…
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Pop-Up Forest Campaign to Transform Times Square Into a Nature Exhibit

"If a forest can make it in Times Square, it can make it anywhere." This twist on Sinatra's iconic lyrics is how Brooklyn-based…
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New York City Bans Foam Packaging

New York City is joining a slew of California cities that have banned foam packaging. Known as expanded polystyrene (EPS), foam packaging can’t…
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