CitiBank Steps Up as Official Sponsor of NYC Bike Share Program

CitiBank Steps Up as Official Sponsor of NYC Bike Share Program

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and CitiBank recently announced that the financial services giant will pay $41 million over five years to sponsor the city’s much-anticipated new…

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Street Seats: Abandoned Chairs Given a Taxicab Yellow Facelift for the Armory Show

Street Seats: Abandoned Chairs Given a Taxicab Yellow Facelift for the Armory Show

For a new collection called Street Seats, Bade Stageberg Cox turned a handful ho-hum chairs found scattered around New York City into a stylish series of 50 bright yellow…

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Two of New York's Historic Carousels Will Be Restored for Summer Enjoyment

Two of New York's Historic Carousels Will Be Restored for Summer Enjoyment

This summer, children of all ages can delight in riding two of New York’s historic carousels! Both the rides at Forest Park and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park are slated to be…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Blue Hill at Stone Barns is All That and a Bag of Homemade Veggie Chips

Blue Hill at Stone Barns is located in Pocantico Hills, New York, about 30 miles away from New York City. It may seem like a trek but there's no shortage of eager folks willing to…

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Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC's Recycling Rate

Recyclebank’s Ron Gonen Joins Department of Sanitation With Plans to Double NYC's Recycling Rate

Since the word got out that New York’s recycling rate has plummeted to embarrassing numbers, the Department of Sanitation has brought in a new leader with the hope of doubling the…

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Repurposed Barge & 100-Year-Old Tugboat Let New Yorkers Experience NYC's Maritime History

Repurposed Barge & 100-Year-Old Tugboat Let New Yorkers Experience NYC's Maritime History

The Waterfront Museum occupies the Lehigh Valley No. 79 barge, the only surviving all-wooden example of the Hudson River Railroad Barge from the Lighterage Age (1860-1960). David…

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HWKN's Cool New 'Wendy' MoMA PS1 Totes and Shirts Clean the Air While You Wear Them

HWKN's Cool New 'Wendy' MoMA PS1 Totes and Shirts Clean the Air While You Wear Them

HWKN created a dynamic platform and pavilion called Wendy that combines water canons, air cleaning capabilities, and a massively cool, spiky-armed design. The pavilion is covered in…

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Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

This May welcomes the prestigious Frieze Art Fair’s first presence on New York City, its main focus is on its hometown of London, which happens every October. The Bloomberg-supported…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Museum of the City of New York chose to complete the renovation in three phases so that the museum would never have to close entirely to visitors. Finished in 2008, the first phase…

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Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

If you've ever wondered how to quickly find out about bike rides happening in NYC that match your style and fitness level, Transportation Alternatives has launched a new online tool to…

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NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

This summer, a couple of green-loving Brooklynites want to transform an abandoned lot in Red Hook into a native plant center that would be open to the public for free. The project,…

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Shipping Container Village 'Photoville' Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

Shipping Container Village 'Photoville' Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

This summer, photography lovers will be treated to a unique experience: United Photo Industries' pop-up Photoville, which lands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 22. The innovative…

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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair, the Garden Gather Dinner invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. This…

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Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

A simple experiment to see how trees are affected by growing in an urban environment has had surprising results, showing that they can grow up to eight times faster due to the urban…

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Honest Tea's 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Honest Tea's 30-Foot-Tall Recycling Bin Pops Up in Times Square

Coinciding with the recent reports that New York City’s recycling rate is dwindling, beverage company Honest Tea is bringing awareness to Times Square. In collaboration with GrowNYC,…

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Thousands of New Yorkers Recycle Electronics at the City's Safe Disposal Event in Queens

Thousands of New Yorkers Recycle Electronics at the City's Safe Disposal Event in Queens

With over 3,700 people attending the Queens SAFE Disposal event, the parking lot at St. John's was quite the scene with everything from propane tanks to piles of computer monitors…

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