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Develper Raises the Bar in the Bronx

EcoBuildingPulse 3/12/13
From a rooftop vegetable garden to formaldehyde-free insulation, Arbor House is loaded with high-performance products and technology.
“If you took this building and moved it 10 miles south to the heart of Manhattan, it would be a luxury building,” says Les Bluestone, principal of Blue Sea Development. “It’s a nice feeling that you’re giving this to a population that can afford it least and maybe needs it most.” 

An article in The New York Times published in September 2011 described  Via Verde, a housing development in the South Bronx as both "handsome and healthy."  Over a year later, Here's what  The American Institute of Architects had to say:  " Via Verde in the South Bronx is a new model for public housing in New York City, based on the principles of community and sustainability, healthy living. Designed by Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects, it is the result of an effort to comprehensively address the intersections of poverty, health, and the environment in low-income communities.  Vist the Via Verde Website...

Proposed Hunts Point Rooftop Farm Could Be World's Largest
June 12, 2012 DNAinfo
Private developers are being sought by the city to build a farm atop the 200,000 square-foot of a warehouse in the neighborhood's sprawling food distribution zone, creating the potential for one of the largest rooftop farms in the world. More...


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 The Lower East Side Recycling Center
will hold 2 upcoming events. Food Waste Reduction and Composting in the City
Saturday November 8
1:00PM - 3:30PM

Dana Discovery Center Inside Central Park
and also
LeafCrunch with the NYC Compost Project

Sunday November 16,  10:00AM - 1:00PM
East River Pk. Fire Boat House, New York, NY.

    What do you want to do with your technotrash?
Computer-related waste,
    cables, disks and obsolete
    accessories piling  up in
    your home or office can
    now be easily disposed of
    by contacting Green Disk.
    Convenient, responsible

Signs throughout Arbor House subtly encourage exercise.

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