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Category: the big apple :)
No longer is “green living” a term reserved for zealots munching on gorp or those outfitting their mountain homes in an environmentally conscious manner. Across New York City, developers have caught on to the sustainable building movement that has already begun to permeate through corporate office buildings and government spaces, and it is catching on in a big way.
With July we’re seeing tons of chances to spend your free time outdoors, especially in our wonderful city parks, where you can enjoy anything from free yoga or tai chi, author readings, eco-shopping, bird walks, volunteer gardening, fashion, beauty to free concerts.
As an NYC entrepreneur or small business owner, at any given time you’re likely in need of at least one of the following resources: local economic data, a workspace or brick-and-mortar venue, funding, an incubator, real estate development opportunities, or mentoring.
Imagine the concrete jungle lush with green—growing from rooftops, wallpapering buildings through expansive windows that let sunlight drift across the island and power the city. Okay, so we’re a while away from that reality, but steps have begun in that direction. On the heels of New York City legislation that makes it easier for green development and aims to reduce its carbon footprint by 30 percent by 2030, some exciting new projects serve as beacons in green building technology.
It’s no secret that Bushwick, Brooklyn is exploding with new art galleries, but one of the newest ones will expand the opportunities for artists who live even further east than most. Married artist couple Lori Kirkbride and Nao Matsumoto are opening lorimoto Gallery in between the Myrtle/Wyckoff L/M and the Halsey L stops. The gallery will largely focus on group shows of artists from “Brooklyn, Queens, and beyond.”
So you thought that the Big Apple was just a lean mean fighting machine of big business loving, Wall Street hugging, corporate kissing, money hungry anti-Occupy capitalistic greed and power? Well, okay you might be right! But small biz is making a comeback!