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Sustainable Urban Environments

Helpful resources for Tandon SUE students.

NYC Planning

Search the NYC Planning site to find archived documents of past projects and updates on current initiatives.  Documents include:

Screenshot of NYC Planning Department's zoning & land use map (ZoLa).

NYC Municipal Archives

NYC Department of Buildings

The NYC DOB website includes information for tenants, homeowners, landlords, and business.  Search for building information by street address, or look up city-wide building codes.

Use ACRIS (Automated City Register Information System) to search for property records for Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and Bronx from 1966 to present.

NYC Department of Environmental Protection

The NYC DEP site provides information about environmental city initiative, particularly those relating to water issues, including drinking water, waste water, storm protection, and watershed protection.

Governmental Agencies

Local Non-Profits

Brooklyn Navy Yard

With a significant number of major developments planned and under way, BNYDC has also become increasingly conscious of the Yard's existing and potential future impact on the surrounding communities. To that end, BNYDC has set the following goals: 

  • Develop a coordinated green strategy to offset the Yard's environmental footprint; 
  • Position the Yard to be a national model for sustainable industrial parks in terms of green technology and sustainability; and 
  • Establish the Yard as an attractive location for socially-responsible and tech-driven companies.

Gowanus Canal Conservancy

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is a community-based non-profit organization that serves as the environmental steward for the Gowanus Canal Watershed.

Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation was founded in 1980 to preserve the architectural heritage and cultural history of Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo.