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Coney Island »

Cellphone Charging Stations Open at 4 City Beaches

The charging stations were installed over the weekend. 

Upper West Side »

Chef Teaches Students to Make Solar-Powered Meals

Portable solar cookers can cook anything from nachos to scrambled eggs to applesauce. 

Upper West Side »

Solar-Powered Toilets in Riverside Park Get $50K Grant

A $6 million campaign to bring the solar-powered toilets to Riverside Park is under way. 


DUMBO-based Design Firm Masterminded City's New Street Charge Stations

Designers at Pensa have been developing the concept behind Street Charge since early 2012.

Stuy Town »

Solar Center Flooded During Sandy Uses Sun to Power Hard-Hit Areas

The green energy education center was hit hard by Sandy but kept power thanks to rooftop solar plates.

Lower East Side »

'LowLine' Preview Features Life-Size Model of Proposed Underground Park

A preview of the "Delancey Underground" project was unveiled on Essex Street.

Upper West Side »

Solar-Powered Streetscape Could Spruce Up Columbus Avenue

The Columbus Avenue BID is working with the city on a flashy streetscape with solar power. 

East Village & Lower East Side »

'Delancey Underground' Project Wows Residents

The proposal to turn an abandoned trolley terminal into a solar-lit public park received its first public review.

Chelsea & Hell's Kitchen »

Ecofest Rescheduled After Irene, But Loses Solar Power

The eco-friendly festival Ecofest has been rescheduled for this coming weekend, but may not be powered by renewable energy.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

City Council Awards $1.25M for Groundbreaking Green Building

City funding puts Solar One a step closer to the city's first energy-positive building.

Washington Heights & Inwood »

Inwood Sanitation Garage Gets Solar Panels

Facility in Upper Manhattan is set to get green energy technology under new city plan.

Manhattan »

City Mulls Burning Garbage in New Eco-Friendly Plan

The possible additions to the city's green initiatives are part of an updated PlaNYC unveiled in Harlem Thursday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

Fully Sustainable 'Earthship' Building Looks to Land on Lower East Side

A local resident is hoping to build the city's first fully sustainable building in partnership with a global "biotecture" firm.

Manhattan »

Chinatown bids for solar-powered trash compactors

Today in Chinatown and the Lower East Side, bed bugs and a new way to tackle garbage.