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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NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation's Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation's Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

Community Board 3 (CB3) will be meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm to discuss the proposal to use Seward Park, the nation's oldest playground, as a 28-departure a day bus terminal. If allowed,…

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Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Watch One World Trade Center Go Up in This Beautiful September 11th Anniversary Time-Lapse Video

Today, New Yorkers and Americans are remembering the past, but it's just as important to realize how far we've come on our path to recovery since that fateful day on September 11, 2001.…

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9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

Arad and Walker's design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the…

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Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Enjoy a little technology with your tomatoes or some code with your cucumbers? Brooklyn-based Feedback Farms is bringing cultivation into the computer age by using sensor-embedded…

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Lower East Side Residents Battle Greyhound Bus Stop Proposal at Seward Park Playground

Lower East Side Residents Battle Greyhound Bus Stop Proposal at Seward Park Playground

Lower East Siders have already begun to spread the word about the detrimental nature of the proposed bus station and what can be done to stop it from being built. In addition to…

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110 Stories: Smartphone App Draws the Twin Towers in the Sky

110 Stories: Smartphone App Draws the Twin Towers in the Sky

The app will determine your distance from Lower Manhattan and help you orient your camera to a spot where the towers would have been visible. It is designed to work nearly 50 miles away…

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground…

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9/11 Museum Delayed Again Due to Feud Between Bloomberg And Cuomo

9/11 Museum Delayed Again Due to Feud Between Bloomberg And Cuomo

If ever there was a reason for New York politicians to put their differences aside and join together for the greater good, we think bringing the city's long-awaited September 11th…

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Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint kids in the SYSTEM program, a summer educational internship sponsored by the Greenpoint YMCA, (as well as NYU Wallerstein Collaborative and Exxon Mobile,) learned how to…

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VIDEO: Tornado Hits Queens, New York

VIDEO: Tornado Hits Queens, New York

Video via rcurrlin A tornado warning has been issued for all five boroughs in NYC today, and New Yorkers are being cautioned to stay indoors whenever possible. The watch comes after…

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PHOTOS: Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park Nears Completion on Roosevelt Island

PHOTOS: Louis I. Kahn's Four Freedoms Park Nears Completion on Roosevelt Island

It's no secret that Four Freedoms Park is one of the city's most anticipated green spaces, but the story of how it came to be reveals all kinds of interesting historical tidbits. For…

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Controversial Chelsea Market Expansion Plans Finally Get Stamp of Approval

Controversial Chelsea Market Expansion Plans Finally Get Stamp of Approval

Studios Architecture decided to shift the new Chelsea Market addition back away from the High Line park as many residents and visitors worried it would block views and clog up the…

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596 Acres Uses Thought-Provoking Signage to Notify New Yorkers to Take Back Their Public Land

596 Acres Uses Thought-Provoking Signage to Notify New Yorkers to Take Back Their Public Land

596 Acres, named after the amount of land owned by the public in Brooklyn, is made up of unpaid NYC volunteers who help residents communicate with the city’s Greenthumb office to turn…

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Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly "Bright N' Green" Condos Coming Soon to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called  Bright N' Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map…

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Underground Park

VIDEO: Inhabitat Interviews the Designers of the Low Line Underground Park

When we first heard about the underground New York City park called the Low Line last year, it was not much more than a brilliant idea and some provocative CAD renderings. Now…

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PHOTOS: Soggy New Yorkers Flock to Human-Powered NYC Premiere of NBC's Revolution

PHOTOS: Soggy New Yorkers Flock to Human-Powered NYC Premiere of NBC's Revolution

If you watch TV, you've probably heard about Revolution by now, but you might not know what it's really about. The show takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where an unknown…

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Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

NYC has some great oyster bars, but its most in-demand shellfish yet may soon be coming to the Gowanus Canal instead of to your favorite seafood restaurant. Scape Studio has received…

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LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

We're anxiously awaiting the opening of the LowLine underground park's life-size scale model next week, but until then, we're happy checking out a peek at one of the project's most…

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23,000 Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings and Other Archives Coming to MoMA and Columbia University

23,000 Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings and Other Archives Coming to MoMA and Columbia University

The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has decided to move a large amount of the legendary architect's archives to New York into the hands of the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia…

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PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn's Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apartment

PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn's Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apartment

Small space living is nothing new to New Yorkers, but it wasn't until recently that micro apartments of 400 sq. ft. and under started becoming en vogue. The mindset change was largely…

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World's Largest Ultraviolet Water-Cleaning Plant Coming to NY

World's Largest Ultraviolet Water-Cleaning Plant Coming to NY

New York is set to open the world's largest ultraviolet (UV) drinking water disinfection plant in two months in order to rid the city's drinking water of cryptosporidium, giardia and…

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