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Articles about "Green Roofs"

  • Old and New Fixtures of NYC Rooftops: For Use or For Show? By Kamini Ramdeen | June 15, 2014

    The rooftops of NYC are crowded with all sorts of gizmos, gadgets, and amenities. Newer rooftop functions include, pools, bars, and even farms. NYC rooftops are doing much more than covering our heads. The installations that are found on our rooftops are sometimes necessary and are sometimes just for show. Here are two installations that will have you looking at NYC rooftops differently.  

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  • Green Roof to Take Root on Brooklyn Barclays Center By Kamini Ramdeen | April 10, 2014

    Photo Rendered By SHoP Architects   A new a rendering of the Brooklyn Barclays Center has been released. If you are thinking what the newest stadium in NYC is going to do next, the answer is — green roof.

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  • Swimming on the Rooftop: Building Amenities for a NYC Summer By Aby Thomas | May 23, 2013

    As summer rolls into New York City, many of us will be feeling an overwhelming need to go out for a swim several times in the coming few months. Having said that, most of us will probably not act on that want—after all, it’s a rather long trek to get to New York City’s beaches, be it Coney Island or Rockaway Beach. In such a scenario, maybe you’d like to consider moving into an apartment building that has a swimming pool as an amenity.

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  • An Overview of NYC Green Initiatives By Thomas Faddegon | February 20, 2013

    Last week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the latest of his environmental initiatives. A new wave of efforts has begun, signaling an infrastructural overhaul.

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  • Energy Efficiency in the Summer: What to Look for in a Condo By Andrea Garcia-Vargas | July 27, 2012

    For a few weeks now, temperatures have reached the high 90s, broiling Manhattan blacktops and making it humanly impossible to sit on the red TKTS stairs of Times Square. Although there is little New Yorkers can do about the weather, there is much that can be done to choose an apartment building that will both accommodate a resident and use energy efficiently. Here are the top 5 features that help keep a condominium building cool, calm, collected – and green.

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