Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits Advertisement Supported by The city is expected to pass a law that would establish fines for buildings that do not comply with new emission caps. ByWilliam Neuman April 17, 2019 New York City is about to embark on an ambitious plan to fight climate change that would force thousands of large buildings, like the Empire State Building and Trump Tower, to sharply reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation, expected to be passed by the City Council on Thursday, would set emission caps for many different types of buildings, with the goal of achieving a 40 percent overall reduction of emissions by 2030. Buildings that do not meet the caps could face steep fines. The effort comes as New York, among other states, has … [Read more...] about Climate Change: New York City Buildings to Face Greenhouse Gas Limits
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The 2019 NYC Jefferson Awards were held on March 11, 2019 /EIN News/ -- NEW YORK, March 12, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Multiplying Good, the nation's leading nonprofit focused on fueling personal growth and leadership through public service, honored individuals, organizations, and youth leaders at the forefront of social good at the annual Jefferson Awards on March 11, 2019, at 583 Park Avenue in New York City. For 47 years, the organization has recognized both prominent national changemakers and local unsung heroes for their achievements as a means to multiply their impact and inspire others to take action. The 2019 Jefferson Awards honored Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actress Mariska Hargitay for Outstanding Public Service Benefitting the Disadvantaged for her work with the Joyful Heart Foundation, which is committed to transforming society’s response to sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse and supporting survivors’ healing. Hargitay’s role as … [Read more...] about Mariska Hargitay, Scooter Braun, and Edie Lutnick Received 2019 National Public Service Awards at Annual New York City Jefferson Awards, Presented by Multiplying Good
ENVIRONMENT 01/08/2019 06:00 am ET By the end of 2019, the city would have to create a plan to phase out some 20 plants, including a notorious polluter in Queens. By Alexander C. Kaufman ASTORIA, N.Y. ― A top New York City councilman is preparing to introduce a bill mandating that the city come up with a plan by the end of the year to phase out nearly two dozen gas-fired power plants and replace them with renewable sources of electricity. The legislation would require the city to carry out a study on “the feasibility of replacing existing in-city gas-fired plants with renewables that use battery storage,” according to a draft HuffPost obtained. By Dec. 30, 2019, the city would have to lay out a plan to swap those gas-fired generating stations for new wind or solar units paired with batteries. There’s no guarantee the study will result in a workable proposal. But the impact could be huge. Of the 24 power plants in New York City, 21 burn gas, … [Read more...] about Ambitious New York City Bill Aims To Replace Gas-Fired Power Plants With Renewables
Bourdain and estranged wife Ottavia Busia bought the unit in 2014 for $3.35 million. (Stribling & Associates; Owen Hoffmann/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images) An uptown Manhattan condo owned by late chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain and his wife Ottavia Busia — the two would later become estranged — is now a bit more affordable. CALIFORNIA HOUSEBOAT WHERE TOM HANKS LIVED HITS THE MARKET The price of the 2,250-square-foot flat has dropped from $3.7 million to $3.49 million. The pad, combined from two apartments at 40 E. 94th St., hit the market for that higher price in September. (Stribling & Associates) The then-couple bought the unit for $3.35 million in 2014. It’s no surprise, given the legacy of the late globe-trotting foodie, that this renovated second-floor unit comes with a killer kitchen that has top-of-the-line appliances. The pad also has international touches, like a “Japanese bathroom,” according to … [Read more...] about Anthony Bourdain’s former New York City condo drops in price
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Notes on The Culture Micro-galleries, jury-rigged studios, an old church with a cemetery out back: Real estate has become its own, potentially deal-breaking, creative pursuit. ByJohn Chiaverina Sept. 11, 2018 WHEN THE GALLERIST Ellie Rines wants to show work in storage to collectors, all she has to do is head up to her bed. The proprietor and resident of the small Lower Manhattan storefront gallery 56 Henry, Rines recently staged an exhibition of pillow-esque soft sculptures by the artist Al Freeman, and when the exhibition ended, some of the work naturally made its way from the walls to her sleeping loft in the back of her business, which she refers to as the gallery’s “mezzanine level.” The loft is not without peril. “You start to fall down really slowly, then it happens … [Read more...] about Does the Cost of Living in New York Spell the End of Its Artistic Life?