NYC’s First Net-Zero Community in Far Rockaway

The development of Arverne East—a sustainability pioneer and mixed-use project throughout a 116-acre oceanfront site in Far Rockaway, Queens—is currently underway. In addition to being NYC’s first net-zero community and one of the country’s most sustainable developments, this project aims to revitalize the neighborhood by stimulating its economy, wildlife and people. It will bring 1,650 new units of housing (80% of which will be affordable …

Important Innovations From 2019

Parsing through the year’s most pertinent innovations proves especially difficult in 2019 as advancements were aplenty. From toothpaste that uses a new type of fluoride for the reversal of early onset tooth decay to a gaming platform that exists entirely in the cloud, the innovations on Popular Science’s list—which they’ve carefully formed through research and testing—permeate everyday life and signal the promise of a brighter …

Exploring Saint Petersburg’s Redeveloped New Holland Island

From film festivals and green space to restaurants and art installations, the development energizes the city

As you stroll through the painstakingly manicured grounds of the redeveloped New Holland Island, it’s easy to forget that you’re in Saint Petersburg. Throughout the majority of its 300-year history, the island was off limits to the public. But since 2011, a $400 million urban renewal project led by Millhouse LLC, a company owned by Russia’s most prominent oligarch, Roman Abramovich, has transformed the eight-hectare …