Reworking A Refuse Storage Area In Harlem

Waste Management World reports that in New York City CTA Architects P.C. has completed a $1.1 million redevelopment and upgrade of the 5650 square foot (525 square metre) refuse storage area at Morningside Gardens, a six-building co-op complex in West Harlem’s Morningside Heights section. Continue Reading →

H&M Conscious Exclusive Sustainable Fashion From Harlem To Harare

H&M’s 2018 Conscious Exclusive collection pays homage to the Arts and Crafts movement in Sweden and features the new sustainable materials recycled silver and Econyl®, a 100% regenerated fiber from fishnets and other nylon waste. Continue Reading →

117th Street Is The Smelliest Block In Harlem

The NY Post reports that the smelliest block in Manhattan, as measured by the number of 311 complaints, is 117th Street in Harlem, but residents blame a bar and grill a block away for the odor. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s H&M And Other Companies See Green

Refinery29 reports that on Thursday, 64 companies announced their commitment to increasing sustainable design, garment collection, repurposing, and the use of recycled textiles by 2020. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Others Announce First In The Nation Divest From Fossil Fuel

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer and other trustees of the City’s $189 Billion pension funds today announced a goal to divest City funds from fossil fuel reserve owners within five years, which would make New York City the first major US pension plan to do so. Continue Reading →

Brewer Invites New Yorkers To “Trash Talk” In Harlem

Gale Brewer’s Manhattan Borough President’s office invites you to the “Trash Talk,” event on Monday, January 11, 2018 until 5:00 pm on Monday, January 11, 2018. Continue Reading →

Brewer Invites New Yorkers From Harlem To Hollis To Join Sustainability Board

The Manhattan Borough President’s office is accepting applications from Harlem to Hollis for membership on the Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) until 5:00 pm on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio And Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito Announces Major Investment To Fill East Harlem Greenway Gap

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a major investment to advance construction of a brand new section of the Greenway, between East 125th and East 132nd streets. Continue Reading →

Handy Tips For A Sustainable Holiday In Harlem

Making a list of how to green your Harlem holidays? Here are some of our friends at GrowNYC favorite tips and events to cure the post-holiday blues. Continue Reading →

CHULO Underwear S/S 2018 Official NYFW Fashion Show And Fundraiser

CHULO Underwear is pleased to announce its official NYFW show and fundraiser, A NEW DAY, will take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, on the second floor of The Ritz Bar and Lounge, 369 West 46th Street, on the famous Restaurant Row in the Broadway Theater District in Midtown Manhattan, NY 10036. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s H&M Honored Rita Ora With The First Variety And H&M Conscious Award 2017

On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017, Variety in partnership with H&M (located at 125th Street ad Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., was) honored [easyazon_link identifier=”B008LV05EG” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Rita Ora[/easyazon_link] for her outstanding philanthropic work with the first ever Variety and H&M Conscious Award at the 2nd annual Power of Young Hollywood event. Continue Reading →

Martha Stewart Detects Sewage Smell Uptown

And so it happened that on July 13, 2017, with two minutes left ’til 10:45 a.m., career perfectionist and Snoop Dogg spirit animal Martha Stewart, 75, became the latest person to realize that the glamorous isle of Manhattan, despite its fame and fortune and highly exclusionary housing market, still smells a lot like sewage sometimes. Continue Reading →

GrowNYC Launches Compost On-the-Go Commuter Food Scrap Collections Uptown

GrowNYC announces Compost On-the-Go at 18 new food scrap collections, conveniently located near mass transit in Northern Manhattan and and the Bronx in partnership with the NYC Department of Sanitation.  Continue Reading →

Hundreds Gather To Enrich Harlem residents’ Lives At Historic Polo Grounds

The history of Harlem is so vast, it could be the city’s sixth borough, but sadly over time, many of its once-notable areas have disappeared, replaced by endless skyscrapers or long forgotten altogether. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces New Resiliency Guidelines For Climate Change

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the release of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines, which for the first time establish citywide guidance on incorporating projected impacts from climate change into the planning, engineering, construction, and renovation of City facilities. Continue Reading →

Solar Capacity Expands Under Mayor de Blasio From Harlem To Hollis

In advance of Earth Day on April 22, Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that solar capacity continues to expand citywide, bringing better access to clean affordable energy and well-paying green jobs. Continue Reading →

Visioning Climate Justice Sustainable Future In Harlem And Northern Manhattan

Please join WE ACT for Environmental Justice, The New School and local colleagues and researchers, on Saturday March 25, 2017 for a workshop in which we will create, visualize, and evaluate alternative options for a more just, resilient, and sustainable future in Harlem and Northern Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Back To The Roots Water Garden Fish Tank Perfect For Any Harlem Home (Video)

Back to the Roots is on a mission to Undo Food. In a college class, they learned mushrooms could grow entirely on spent coffee grounds. Continue Reading →

Cuomo Confirms Deal To Close Indian Point By 2021

A plan to close the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant by 2021 removes a long-held fear of an accident occurring miles from the nation’s most populous city. Continue Reading →

What Da Buck?! Deer Spotted Roaming Harlem Park

deer-in-harlem-park1A one-antlered deer was spotted roaming Harlem’s Jackie Robinson park and may have swam the width of the East River to get there. Continue Reading →