Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

Mayor Bloomberg Recognizes 10 Starchitect-Designed City Projects That Change NYC for the Better

One of the projects honored was the fifth phase of Riverside Park South by Thomas Balsley Associates and Sage and Coombe Architects. The green glass pavilion is slated for construction…

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Leo Villareal to Create Giant Glowing LED Buckyball For Madison Square Park

Leo Villareal to Create Giant Glowing LED Buckyball For Madison Square Park

New York-based artist Leo Villareal is set to install a 30-foot tall "Buckyball" sculpture comprised of 180 glowing LED tubes in Madison Square Park later this year. The sculpture will…

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Eleven Madison Park Announces Brand New Menu That Serves Up Local NYC Food in Unexpected Ways

Eleven Madison Park Announces Brand New Menu That Serves Up Local NYC Food in Unexpected Ways

One of New York City’s most esteemed restaurants, Eleven Madison Park, is giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “dinner and a show”. Scrapping their award-winning menu for a…

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NYC Announces Another New Tech Campus, This Time for Columbia University

NYC Announces Another New Tech Campus, This Time for Columbia University

We recently wrote about the Cornell NYCTech facility coming to Roosevelt Island, and now we're excited to say that NYC's Columbia University has announced it will be getting a new…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

INDULGE IN ICY TREATS This is one day of the year when it might actually be dangerous to run after an ice cream truck, so why not make your own frosty treats in your own home? From…

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line's final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around…

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MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Recycling

MTA May Charge Riders a $1 Green Fee to Encourage MetroCard Recycling

If you've ever reused your MetroCard thinking it would be a waste to chuck it, you might soon be rewarded for your efforts. Word on the street is that the MTA is looking to add a $1…

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Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

While the New York City Parks Department just recently approved the petition for a skating area, Action Sports Development wasted no time getting all the right details for a perfect…

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High Line Gets $5 Million from New York City

High Line Gets $5 Million from New York City

The City of New York has agreed to provide $5 million in cash for the High Line Park, which is scheduled to begin construction on the third (and final) half mile section in the near…

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Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Horvath found two of Pale Male and his mate Zena’s three babies feeling under the weather, and immediately suspected rat poison was the cause. Many hawks dine on rats, which could…

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Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Each competition team was evaluated on four main criteria. In the spirit of NYC's Vision 2020 waterfront development plan, and its Waterfront Redevelopment Program, designs must expand…

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New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Mayor Bloomberg's plan for the East River Waterfront revitalization takes advantage of a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land to create 2 miles of recreational opportunities. SHoP…

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New Study Shows That NYC Surprisingly Has Lower Lung Cancer Rates Than Upstate New York

New Study Shows That NYC Surprisingly Has Lower Lung Cancer Rates Than Upstate New York

Cigarette photo via Shutterstock Upstate New Yorkers might see more stars and breathe fresher air, but according to a new report, they also have a higher rate of lung cancer than New…

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Brooklyn's Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Brooklyn's Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Each of Jacobs’ carefully detailed dioramas is meticulously cut by hand with the fine sharpened end of an Exacto knife. No detail is spared, from vintage doorknobs to hardwood floors…

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PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

The free contest, a project of GreenBridge and Borough President Marty Markowitz, and sponsored by Brooklyn Community Foundation, is a borough-wide effort to bring blocks together to…

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PHOTOS: Step Inside the Delta's Teeny Tiny Transforming NYC Apartment

PHOTOS: Step Inside the Delta's Teeny Tiny Transforming NYC Apartment

We're not real estate brokers, so we'll skip the euphemisms; there's no denying that the Delta's studio is small. However, calling the micro apartment "light-filled,"…

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Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

The final .58-mile portion of The High Line Park was donated by CSX in early July, 2012 under the Federal Rails-to-Trails program, a D.C. non-profit that specializes in turning old…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Without the Tiffany & Co Foundation, there might not have been a High Line park. The foundation has been instrumental in helping Friends of the High Line raise the necessary funds…

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Rosie O'Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O'Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex in the 42-unit adaptive reuse building that was once St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

In January, we reported that Studio a+i won the international competition to design the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village but their original design, while breathtaking, was denied…

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David Rockwell Designs a Striking Southampton Performance Pavilion That Will Double as a Skate Rink

David Rockwell Designs a Striking Southampton Performance Pavilion That Will Double as a Skate Rink

Rockwell's pavilion was originally slated to be a replacement performance center while the Southampton Parish Art Museum began a year-long construction period. However, the design was…

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Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion, the latest in a series of structures meant to rejuvenate the Far Rockaways, was unveiled last week, and we couldn't help but admire its unique, wave-like…

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Green Depot's Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot's Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have…

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SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC's Very First Self-Powered Building

SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC's Very First Self-Powered Building

Photo © Yuka Yoneda "If we can develop a building that powers itself, on an unusual trianglular lot in one of the most code-heavy cities in the world, our hope is to serve as a…

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Amtrak Proposes High Speed Rail to Take Riders from NY to Philly in 37 Minutes!

Amtrak Proposes High Speed Rail to Take Riders from NY to Philly in 37 Minutes!

While officials on the west coast of the US solidify plans for their high speed rail line, the east coast is hoping not to be left behind. This week, Amtrak announced their hope to…

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