explore Maps and Graphics
Mar 25, 2012
East River Blueway
The Office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in collaboration with the Office of New York State Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh and other partners, has commissioned a team led by WXY Architecture + Urban Design to develop the East River Blueway Plan, a community– based waterfront planning initiative. The project will consider Manhattan’s East River waterfront between the […]
Feb 12, 2012
Green Map NYC
Link: Green Map NYC For all people ready to participate in creating a healthy, sustainable and just world, Green Map System offers a direct pathway to the significant ecological, cultural and civic resources near home through our locally published and interactive maps, our globally recognized icons and mapmaking tools, and communications network linking Mapmakers in more than 55 countries. […]
Oct 31, 2011
Rate New York City’s privately owned public spaces
Check out this map showing NYC's privately owned public spaces, and share your experiences going there. http://citya.tl/sLbXNuSource: www.thenewyorkworld.com, via City Atlas
Oct 25, 2011
GrowNYC Greenmarkets are as diverse as the city itself! Download this map here. Download the 2011 PDF map of all NYC Greenmarkets.
Sep 15, 2011
OASIS NYC Map Makes Loads of Geographic Data Available to the Public
Great source for community maps of NYC - free and all in one place.
Sep 1, 2011
Report issues in your neighborhood with the SeeClickFix map
Explore the SeeClickFix map of NYC right from this page, or go to their website to become a registered SeeClickFix citizen. SeeClickFix asks us to “Imagine a world where every citizen feels empowered and part of their neighborhood. Imagine if everyone trusted and felt taken care of by their local government. We know there are already a lot of […]
Jul 27, 2011
My Block NYC - Awesome Video Map of NYC Streets
MyBlockNYC.com is an interactive mapping website that captures and presents personal video accounts of the life and culture of New York City in order to create an intimate, evolving, and complete portrait of this great city. Users upload videos geographically, building the first fully interactive video map of New York City.
Jul 27, 2011
Interactive Map of the Waterfront from the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
The Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance is the voice of over 500 organizations with ties to our regional waterways. Discover who is doing what on the waterfront with their interactive map.
Jul 27, 2011
ioby.org Projects Map
ioby brings environmental projects to life, block by block. Search this map to find an environmental project in your backyard.
Jun 30, 2011
Brooklyn Greenway Map
A map of the Brooklyn Greenway
Feb 28, 2014
Youth Bike Summit 2014
A three-day national conference on bicycling grew from discussion with interns at Recycle-A-Bicycle.
Feb 15, 2014
Solar power comes to Brooklyn
Home solar power has been booming across the US. But here in New York City, how would one go about going solar? Solarize Brooklyn just guided 23 homes through the process.
Feb 13, 2014
Food and farming journalism fellowship seeks applicants
The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is offering Food and Farming Journalism Fellowships in a new program established by Michael Pollan. Applications due 3/1/14.
Feb 3, 2014
P.S. 41 develops a new green roof curriculum
P.S. 41 and partners are seeking support for the development of a green roof curriculum for school kids.
Jan 29, 2014
Pete Seeger: Sailing the Hudson in the name of activism
Pete Seeger launched the sloop Clearwater in 1969 to clean up the Hudson River. Join him and the rest of his crew as they help create the next generation of environmental leaders to preserve and protect our earth.
Jan 26, 2014
Book review: The New York Nobody Knows
William B. Helmreich spent four years exploring New York City block by block, visiting virtually every neighborhood in every borough the best way you can -- on foot.
Jan 6, 2014
The jetstream and the potholes
The country is in a deep freeze today, but in NYC it's the yo-yoing temperatures that stand out. Meterologists wonder if a stuttering jet stream, caused by declining Arctic sea ice, is behind the swings.
Dec 19, 2013
How would you design the future NYC?
In the third of our TEDxCity2.0 videos, from an event hosted by City Atlas and the sustainable coffee bar COFFEED, Eric Sanderson introduces Mannahatta 2409. Dr. Sanderson is a Senior Conservation Ecologist at the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the creator of the interactive project Welikia.org about the natural history of New York City (including the landscape of Manhattan, originally called […]
Dec 17, 2013
Citizenship in the 21st century
If a part of the body could think, it would never think it could survive at the cost of the whole. If we accept the extreme interconnectedness of different systems and processes on the Earth, this same concept can be applied on a societal level.
Dec 10, 2013
How NYC gets cooler: NYC°CoolRoofs
In the second of our TEDxCity2.0 videos, from an event hosted by City Atlas and the sustainable coffee bar COFFEED, Diahann Billings-Burford, New York City’s first Chief Service Officer, talks about launching NYC Service and the city-led volunteer initiative NYC°CoolRoofs. NYC°CoolRoofs leads volunteers to combat heat from climate change by painting rooftops reflective white. Over 5100 volunteers have worked with […]
people Interviews About NYC
Sep 10, 2013
Executive Director, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance
Eddie Bautista, Executive Director of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, has spent a lifetime committed to empowering New York’s low-income communities of color.
Jul 22, 2013
Director of Sustainability, Bloomberg L.P.
To really understand how a company is positioned for the future, you have to know how it's managing its environmental impact.
Apr 17, 2013
There are few places in America where you can you lose yourself in a shaded forest, take a twenty-minute break to enjoy empanadas at a Mexican bodega, and then return to the wilderness to finish your hike. That's what we did with ecologist Mariellé Anzelone...
Mar 5, 2013
WXY Architecture + Urban Design
"...Our cities all over the country--from Detroit to New Orleans--present the best opportunity for lowering our carbon footprint..."
Nov 12, 2012
Hester Street Collaborative
Anne Frederick - Executive Director
"Design allows for the different learning styles to be celebrated and exercised...we see our students keep coming back to learn and they get engaged more and more."
Sep 30, 2012
Artist and designer, City As Living Laboratory
"I really have this fantasy, this image, that a community could develop that begins to picture New York in a bigger way."
Aug 2, 2012
Listen, think, react. A graphic designer considers communication.
"The public won’t ever tell you, 'this is how you change our mind.'"
May 31, 2012
Pathways in Technology High School
"For every student who comes to P-TECH, they’re going to be a great leader in the city, in another ten years–and we’re so proud of them. But it’s also about the whole economic development of New York City... "
May 9, 2012
Physicist develops artificial tree to help solve climate change
"And so, in essence, this is a CO2 pump: it takes CO2 from the air and pumps it and delivers it into this stream. This will work over and over for years and years."
Apr 24, 2012
Executive Director, Center for Urban Pedagogy
"All of our projects start by asking a question about how the city works..."
archive Existing Projects
Mar 9, 2012
Rising Currents was a 2010 exhibit at MoMA featuring re-designs of New York City’s waterfront, as a way to showcase ideas for resilient, adaptive protection from rising sea levels. Among the many activities and investigations tied to the exhibit, the museum participated in boat tours of the harbor, allowing visitors to see locations for proposed protective […]
Feb 22, 2012
Mannahatta 2409: a work in progress
Eric Sanderson, ecologist and creator of the Welikia Project, is now leading a team to create a new version of Mannahatta: an interactive tool that will let visitors experiment with the design of the city of the future.
Feb 21, 2012
Broadway: 1000 Steps
Artist Mary Miss has embarked on a project to use the length of Broadway as a space for installations that can engage the public in the city’s plans for the future. In this video from ArtsFwd.org, prepared for the Rockefeller Foundation, Mary Miss describes the background and goals of this ambitious public art initiative: As described […]
Sep 12, 2011
City Atlas Workshops at Parsons and Hunter
A design workshop at Parsons worked with historical data gathered by a Hunter urban planning class to create information graphics about NYC.
Sep 3, 2011
White Out Global Warming
The playful style of this PSA encourages viewers to do their part. Something as simple as painting rooftops white is surprisingly effective.
Jul 20, 2011
Tree Museum was a unique public art project by Katie Holten, installed on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, from June 21 — February 28, 2010 treemuseum.org
Jun 13, 2011
Bus Roots is a living garden on the rooftops of city buses.
Lab New Experiments
Sep 28, 2012
Colors From The Columbia Greenmarket!
Below are the colors we created at the Columbia Greenmarket on September 9th. We used mums and kale from Stannard Farm, Washington County, NY, and celery from Acevedo Farm in Orange County, NY. Join us Saturday Sept 29th at the Brooklyn Borough Hall greenmarket. We will there from 10am-3pm creating dyes! Mums Mums […]
Sep 17, 2012
Thank You For Crafting With Us!
Many thanks to everyone who helped Textile Lab felt together two amazing textiles to give to the farmers at Garden Of Eve and Norwich Meadows Farm. The farms bartered food in exchange for handcrafted textiles at the Unsold Supper Event on Saturday. The feast was incredible… it was an amazing end to a beautiful day at the market!
Sep 14, 2012
Textile Lab At "Unsold Supper" Event Tomorrow 9/15
Join Textile Lab tomorrow Saturday September 15th from 4–6 with our friends from Our Goods to engage, create and feast at the “Unsold Supper” Event. We will be felting gifts to give to the farmers using local, naturally dyed fiber! Please see our revised Greenmarket schedule below for September, October and November. Textile Lab will be […]
Sep 8, 2012
Colors Found At Tompkins Square Park Market!
We made dyes last week at the Tompkins Square Market with sage and radish tops from Acevedo Farm, Pine Island, NY. Below are the colors and pictures from the market. Please join us this Saturday 9/15 [UPDATED: at the Union Square Greenmarket]. We will be there from 3pm-6pm creating dyes and spinning local, naturally dyed fiber! […]
Aug 31, 2012
Textile Lab: Color palette from Greenpoint, Brooklyn
At the Greenpoint Greenmarket we created dyes with rosemary and cilantro from Osczepinski Farm, Goshen, NY. Farmer Joe from Healthway Farms gave us some red cabbage to make dye with! Here is the color palette: Below are pictures from our visit:
Aug 23, 2012
Textile Lab Visits Fort Greene Park In Brooklyn!
We had a successful visit to the Greenmarket at the Fort Greene Park last Saturday. We made dye with marigolds from Rexcroft Farms in Athens NY, carrot tops from Conuco Farm in New Paltz NY and mint from J Glebocki Farms LLC. We also met many people from the Fort Greene neighborhood. There were many questions about the […]
Aug 13, 2012
Inwood Welcomes Textile Lab
The community at Inwood includes many people who are interested in sustainability and the environment. Many visitors stopped by Textile Lab to learn about natural dyes. We created dyes with sunflowers and eucalyptus from J Glebocki Farms, Orange County NY. Mariko Hashimoto visited the lab. Mariko is a licensed Aromatherapist and Esthetician who lives in Inwood where […]
Aug 7, 2012
Textile Lab Back On The Road for 2012!
Textile Lab will be visiting the GrowNYC Greenmarkets starting Saturday August 11th! We will be at the Inwood market from 10am-3pm harvesting plants and flowers to make dyes and spinning local wool. Check out our schedule to see when the lab will be at your neighborhood Greenmarket! […]
Jul 11, 2012
Mid-Summer Workshop Saturday July 14th
It's mid-summer and thanks to the persistent sun, the sunflowers are doing great this year. We will be at La Finca this Saturday from 11-2pm to discuss the project and phytoremediation. Please join us.
May 17, 2012
2012 Workshops at the Field Lab
We will be spending a lot of time at La Finca del Sur this summer again, testing out some new plants and growing some more of what worked well. We will have a series of workshops on SATURDAY, MAY 19 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, JUNE 16 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, JULY 14 11 — 2PM SATURDAY, AUGUST […]