New York City is getting a new beach! "The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge."via NYC to build Brooklyn Bridge Beach along East River

New York City is getting a new beach!

"The area — 11,000 square feet at low tide — will feature sand, terraced seating, a kayak launch, a spot for fishing, tree-lined walkways and concession stands, all just minutes from Wall Street in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge."

via NYC to build Brooklyn Bridge Beach along East River

Bloomberg plans to get New Yorkers compostingWe recently learned that 100 New York City restaurants would be participating in a food waste composting program. Now, The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg, who in February called food waste “New York City’s final recycling frontier”, will soon announce a new composting plan that aims to divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills each year and become mandatory city-wide by 2016.

Bloomberg plans to get New Yorkers composting

We recently learned that 100 New York City restaurants would be participating in a food waste composting program. Now, The New York Times reports that Mayor Bloomberg, who in February called food waste “New York City’s final recycling frontier”, will soon announce a new composting plan that aims to divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills each year and become mandatory city-wide by 2016.

Gizmodo takes a video tour through TreeHugger founder, Graham Hill’s Life Edited apartment. 

Michael Hession summarizes the space:

It is the project of Graham Hill, entrepreneur and treehugger.com founder, to come up with an ideal New York apartment—one with a small footprint, both physically and environmentally, and one that offers just as much beauty and functionality as a pad multiple times its size….. When you walk in, you encounter what is, at first glance, a small studio apartment. Within that cube are actually 8 functional spaces. The living room and office become the bedroom with a tug of a bookshelf. Open one of the closets and you’ll find 10 stackable chairs that go around a telescopic dining table for large dinner parties. An entire guest room with bunk-beds and a closet is revealed behind a wall that slides out on tracks. And of course, a well-equipped kitchen and bathroom await.