Environment

Scott Stringer Enlists Community Volunteers to Paint Rooftops

Last modified August 22, 2011 at 10:13 am

Borough President Scott Stringer and the Go Green Lower East Side initiative are teaming up to create the “Model Block Project,” which encourages environmental sustainability in an urban setting.

Little Cupcake Bakeshop Now Open at 30 Prince Street

Last modified October 11, 2010 at 7:56 am

Bay Ridge-based Little Cupcake Bakeshop is now ready for the masses at 30 Prince Street. After months of renovations, the tagged-to-death plywood was peeled away and removed late last week, revealing a fresh whitewashed facade and striped wraparound awnings. The cupcakery soft-opened last night for treats and cocktails.

White Tops NYC to Paint Bowery Mission Rooftop

Posted September 17, 2010 at 6:35 am

If the White Tops NYC non-profit has its way, those lovely days of lounging at tar beach will fade with the summer haze.  In a nutshell, the nascent startup (launched January 2010) aims to paint rooftops white in order to ease the effects of Urban Heat Island, a phenomenon whereby cities are significantly warmer than […]

Nissan’s Journey to Zero Outside Whole Foods

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 12:23 am

A tipster sent along a photo of the following street scene outside of Whole Foods on East Houston.  The rows of bucket seats and signs are part of a publicity stunt for Nissan and its new “Journey to Zero Emissions” campaign.

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Bunker’s Back

Last modified July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

As of this morning, the Bunker Building on the Bowery is back to relative normalcy. The plywood is gone, revealing the new outpost of eco-friendly construction supply company Green Depot. And just shy of its fall 2008 goal. Good news for you and me, as there’s now one less obtrusive sidewalk shed along our beloved […]

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The Bunker Revisited

Last modified July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

The Bunker building at 222 Bowery finally has some movement in its long-vacant ground level storefront. Back in August, I reported that Green Depot [link], a supplier of environmentally friendly materials, was opening a showroom focusing on their “Green DIY” initiative. Looks like their plans are coming to fruition. Now the plywood is up, complete […]

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The Bunker Goes Green

Last modified July 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm

[222 Bowery] Against all odds, the indigenous commercial supply industry of the Bowery is fighting back in earnest. Green Depot [link], an environmentally-conscious materials and products supplier, will be opening at 222 Bowery in the late fall. Their self-proclaimed goal is to create sustainable building at a competitive cost. This location will be the company’s […]

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