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Compact $399,999 apartment boasts Empire State Building views and charming design features

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Book a night in NYC’s first shipping container home for just $96 a night

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Kim Holleman debuts new tiny version of her ‘Trailer Park’ mobile garden

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

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The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array will contribute substantially toward the mayor’s OneNYC sustainability plan. The project, housed atop the Navy Yard’s Building 293, is just one piece of the city’s puzzle toward its 2025 goal of generating 100 megawatts of renewable energy on public buildings annually. The rooftop array is expected to generate 1.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per year.

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One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

by , 09/28/16
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Sneak a peek into the city’s swankiest new residences at OHNY 2016

by , 09/27/16
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America’s “first micro hotel with 4-star design” packs big style into small rooms

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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

by , 09/26/16

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15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

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ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

by , 09/22/16
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Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

by , 09/22/16

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Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Bette Midler might not seem like they have much in common, but the two performers have quite the “budding” friendship. Hoping to give back to the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood where he grew up, the famous rapper has joined forces with Midler’s New York Restoration Project (NYRP) to breathe new life into what’s now known as the 50 Cent Garden.

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NYC launches city’s largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

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New York City celebrated the launch of its largest urban tech space this week with a ceremony hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Hub at Grand Central Tech offers 50,000 square feet of multipurpose space in Midtown Manhattan, where companies working to resolve the city’s most urgent urban challenges will work in private offices set in open floor plans, with equipment and shared resources provided as part of their leases. The Hub will be like a giant co-working space for urban technology innovators.

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NYC’s green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress yesterday on several green building programs that are moving the city closer to its ambitious goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Some 3,800 buildings are included in the plan, which focuses largely on retrofits for greater energy efficiency. In addition to the environmental benefits, the green buildings programs will create nearly 1,000 jobs in the city by 2025.

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Urbanscapes: Free art exhibition explores New York City through the eyes of six artists

by , 09/20/16
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The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

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A futuristic new shipping container building is coming to Socrates Sculpture Park. In celebration of the park’s 30th anniversary, NYC Parks recently released renderings of “The Cubes”, a two-story, 2,640-square-foot building made out of shipping containers. Designed by cargotecture mavens LOT-EK to reflect the park’s dedication to adaptive reuse, the building will house the facility’s arts education programs, gallery space, and administrative offices.

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The most sustainable city in the US is…

The most sustainable city in the US is…

While overall United States cities lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts for sustainability, there is one exception as New York City performs well, even by global standards. The Big Apple is the greenest city in the US, according to the a

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This Studio Apartment from HBO’s Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You’ve Ever Seen

This Studio Apartment from HBO’s Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You’ve Ever Seen

The set of Charlie’s tiny apartment was built in just four days, and should really be rehashed as a kit-of-parts for New York City studio-dwellers. The design takes advantage of the space’s high ceilings to create a bedroom-within-a-room for Charlie to sleep

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AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

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“We have to recognize that growth is necessary to create a waterfront that people can use, affordable housing and a mass-transit connection to a neighborhood where one doesn’t exist,” said Chris Ward, a senior vice president at AECOM and a

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Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Oasis-like sustainable Water Garden opens at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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This $150 million stairway will be like a gigantic real-life M.C. Escher drawing for Hudson Yards

This $150 million stairway will be like a gigantic real-life M.C. Escher drawing for Hudson Yards

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