The biggest buildings in New York are also big polluters. About a third of New York’s greenhouse gas emissions come from just 4 percent of the city’s largest towers.
More than 400 acres of land will open up in New York City in the next decade. The catch? It’s on Rikers Island. The city is discussing their plan to close Rikers and move detainees into smaller jails in each borough. But some groups are already eyeing the land and contemplating the possibilities.