Discovering Columbus: Step Inside Christopher Columbus' Fancy 60 Ft. High Upper West Side Apt.

Discovering Columbus: Step Inside Christopher Columbus' Fancy 60 Ft. High Upper West Side Apt.

Tatzu Nishi was brought to New York by the Public Art Fund in order to find the perfect project for our city streets. He stumbled upon the Christopher Columbus statue and was…

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Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum's Amazing Maize Maze!

Get Lost in the Queens County Farm Museum's Amazing Maize Maze!

The three acre corn maze evokes a day at the country fair complete with hay rides, pumpkin picking and fresh apple cider. Adults and children alike can get lost amidst the green topiary…

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PHOTOS: The Best Park(ING) Day Pop-Up Parks in NYC

PHOTOS: The Best Park(ING) Day Pop-Up Parks in NYC

Located on Lexington Avenue at 68th Street, GUAPA, or the graduate student organization of the Dept of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, took back the street, building a…

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Park(ING) Day NYC: Mini Parks Pop Up Across Manhattan!

Park(ING) Day NYC: Mini Parks Pop Up Across Manhattan!

Happy Park(ing) Day New York! Take lunch outside today and enjoy the pop-up parks that are reclaiming parking spaces. New Yorkers will celebrate the 7th annual worldwide celebration all…

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Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and Big Box Stores Out of SPURA

Lower East Side leaders recently met at a City Council hearing to discuss the development of the Seward Park Extension Renewal Area, lovingly known as SPURA. Together, the local…

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DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

To the horror of Community Board 3 and Lower East Side residents, the Department of Transportation has given approval to Greyhound’s proposal for a new bus station on Essex Street in…

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PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

“Today we celebrate a major step toward completing our vision of turning the entire High Line into a one-of-a-kind public park,” said Mayor Bloomberg of the commencement of the…

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NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

Raw sewage overflow is a serious problem that occurs when storms hit New York City and floods fill our harbors with billions of gallons of disgusting pollutants. Lately these storm…

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Dumpster Gardens: Artist Michael Bernstein's Transformed Trash Bin is a Moveable Forest

Dumpster Gardens: Artist Michael Bernstein's Transformed Trash Bin is a Moveable Forest

Artist Michael Bernstein was finding new uses for the city’s disused dumpsters long before the dumpster pool craze. His Ten Yards project turned one of these trash receptacles into a…

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Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

The artists behind Silent Lights, an LED light installation that could spruce up the uber-drab area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Red Hook, recently let us in on some…

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Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

New Yorkers may have to batten down the hatches today as the threat of another tornado looms over the city. The National Weather Service announced that a twister watch is in effect for…

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Get Free Passes to the Controversial

Get Free Passes to the Controversial "Discovering Columbus" Elevated Room Installation Above Columbus Circle

Conceived by Tatzu Nishi and the New York Public Art Fund, "Discovering Columbus" is an entirely new way to experience the sometimes forgotten statue of Christopher Columbus that…

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9/11 Museum Dispute Over Funding Resolved, Project Now Back On Track

9/11 Museum Dispute Over Funding Resolved, Project Now Back On Track

Last week, we reported on how the city’s long-awaited September 11th Memorial Museum had been delayed due to a feud between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo over…

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Occupy Wallstreet Takes on an Eco-Slant with Storm Wall Street

Occupy Wallstreet Takes on an Eco-Slant with Storm Wall Street

NYC's financial district is currently experiencing year 2 of Occupy Wall Street and this time, protesters have added ecological and environmental concerns to their agenda. In addition…

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Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

Living Green-Roofed Bus Shelter Pops Up in Downtown Buffalo

The living bus roof was the brain child of sustainable enthusiast Mike Jackson, who brought his idea to Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority’s Kimberley Minkel. By simply writing…

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The Artist's Retreat is a Sustainable Solar-Powered Summer Getaway in Water Mill, NY

The Artist's Retreat is a Sustainable Solar-Powered Summer Getaway in Water Mill, NY

The Artist's Retreat is a 2,550 sf sustainable summer escape with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in Water Mill, NY. As the home is used by an artist and her mother, it was designed to provide…

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PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC's Low Line Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side!

PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC's Low Line Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side!

Last week we featured renderings of the LowLine's solar canopy, and we must say that it is even more impressive in person! Packed with LED lights, fiber-optic cables, and…

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LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

On Tuesday night the Lower East Side's Community Board 3 met to discuss plans by Greyhound Bus Line to transform the historic Seward Park into an inter-state bus terminal- and voted…

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Mayor Bloomberg's Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board of Health

Mayor Bloomberg's Controversial NYC Soda Ban Approved by Board of Health

The New York City Board of Health has approved Mayor Bloomberg's controversial plan to ban large sodas and sugary drinks throughout the city. Aimed at curbing obesity, this is the first…

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The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The front of the restaurant is decked out in local, restored mahogany and metal planters adorn the outside with an integrated menu design and the bar area includes original brickwork…

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Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes' outdoor co-working space under the Manhattan Bridge was such a hit that the company is continuing their free office space offer at the Dekalb Market. Every Friday during the…

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park's Undeveloped Future Third Section

Don't Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park's Undeveloped Future Third Section

This fall, New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to see the third section of the High Line as it is - before it gets redeveloped into a lush park. Friends of the High Line will open…

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World Trade Center Health Care Will Soon Cover Cancer Caused by Toxic Dust

World Trade Center Health Care Will Soon Cover Cancer Caused by Toxic Dust

Photo © cliff1066 Survivors of the September 11th attacks can now breathe a little easier. Just in time for the anniversary of the tragedy, the World Trade Center Health…

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The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick's Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well,…

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Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Photo © David Shankbone After last year’s Hurricane Irene, the prospect of many parts of NYC flooding due to rising tides has become a much more tangible worry. Although the…

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