In the News

May 2, 2012
NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew M. Wambua, NYS Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) Commissioner and CEO Darryl C. Towns, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz join Habitat for Humanity New York City, Amalgamated Bank and partners to announce the opening of St. John’s Residences Condominiums.
March 19, 2012
Over the span of my life’s work I’ve had the great opportunity to witness and participate in dramatic changes to urban environmental thinking here in New York City.
March 19, 2012
 A mix of government officials, nonprofit staffers and environmentally conscious individuals attended a set of workshops and lectures at Pratt Institute on Friday, all with one goal in mind: Saving the planet.
March 19, 2012
 New York City creates nearly 36,000 tons of garbage each day. That’s the weight of about 800 subway cars or the fully-loaded weight of the USS Intrepid, the aircraft carrier-museum docked on the West Side of Manhattan.
February 17, 2012
If there’s one thing we can say for sure about Brooklyn, it’s that the last couple of decades have resulted in huge changes for the borough. Or at least that’s how it feels, right?
January 27, 2012
It's always been moving to see Brooklynites move. In a poem called "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry," Walt Whitman could barely contain himself: "Crowds of men and women attired in the usual costumes! how curious you are to me! On the ferry-boats, the hundreds and hundreds that cross, returning home, are more curious to me than you suppose."
January 9, 2012
There's no shortage of pride in Brooklyn.
November 2, 2011
Why should small businesses give to their community? How can they make sure their donations will go to good causes? Is it just good business to give?
September 1, 2011
Prospect Park's trees were walloped by Hurricane Irene, with 150 of them uprooted or severely damaged.It's the latest bad news for the park, where harsh weather, including a tornado last fall, has already done a number on trees over the past year.