Green Ranks for Columbia & NYC, Viacom May Be Out at 1515 Broadway, JetBlue’s T5 Opens, & Wind Power Off the Rockaways

gbNYC selects green news items of note that were reported across the New York City area during the week of September 21, 2008, including high ranks for Columbia University and the Big Apple itself in sustainability, rumblings that Viacom may still leave SL Green’s LEED-EB hopeful 1515 Broadway, the opening of JetBlue’s $875 million Terminal 5 at JFK, and a joint effort from LIPA and ConEd to study the feasibility of an off-shore wind farm, 10 miles off of the Rockaways in Queens.

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