Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Tax Incentive Could Make UWS Greener

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in Breaking News, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Green Space A new bill would give building owners a tax credit for converting their concrete backyards into green space During major storms like hurricane Sandy, New York City is an easy target for flooding, because the area of impermeable surfaces, like concrete and asphalt, outweigh permeable surfaces, like grass, throughout the city. As a result, after [&hellip
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Frick or Frack?

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

VAN SANT AND DAMON’S PROMISED PROPAGANDA Gus Van Sant must really be out of imagination (or horniness) to make the drab, politically slanted Promised Land. That’s two phony films in a row for Gus, following the 2010 Restless. Promised Land takes on the fracking controversy about drilling for gas in underground shale deposits, using Gus’ [&hellip
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Bronx Neighborhood Files Suit Against Fresh Direct Relocation

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, Our Town

Photo by Mr. Adrian Camera. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. By Paul Bisceglio South Bronx residents and community groups filed a lawsuit last Wednesday to halt online grocery delivery service FreshDirect’s relocation from Queens to a new 500,000 square-foot facility in the Harlem River Yards. The residents argued that the city failed to account for the new facility’s adverse environmental effects, the consequence of what [&hellip
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No Props for the Eco Girl

Written by admin on . Posted in On Topic OTDT, Opinion and Column

It’s not easy bein’ green. I must confess, I am not an environmentalist by nature. But after careful consideration I figured I would give ecology a go, beyond the mandatory bottle and can recycling demands of my co-op. When I go grocery shopping, I’ve started using my many free cloth bags that I’ve accumulated from [&hellip
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The Greening of Riverside Center

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

At previous Riverside Center Working Group meetings, Extell Development Company’s representatives have been the leaders, presenting plans and studies about their project, which stretches from West 59th to 61st streets between West End Avenue and Riverside Boulevard. But at Community Board 7’s July 30 meeting, Extell’s team occupied the entire back row of seats for [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Gale Brewer was one of four City Council members to get a perfect score on the New York League of Conservation Voters’ environmental scorecard. The league reviewed 13 bills from the 2008 to 2009 legislative session that have been introduced, and ranked Council members on their vote or support through sponsorship. Evaluated bills included congestion [&hellip
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The Greening of Board 7

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit

Community Board 7 has carved out an unusual role in New York City’s eco-revolution. Since January 2008, its “Green Committee” has been meeting to discuss a range of issues, making Board 7 the only Manhattan community board with a committee dedicated solely to environmental issues. Other community boards have embedded environmental concerns into already established [&hellip
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Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Last week, State Sen. Tom Duane and James Gennaro, chair of the City Council’s Environmental Protection Committee, requested a New York City hearing on the impending drilling of the Marcellus Shale. The Marcellus Shale rock formation in upstate New York is a potential source of natural gas, which would only be accessible through a new [&hellip
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