"Secret Santa" Gives Out $100 Bills to Hurricane Sandy Victims in Staten Island and New Jersey

The "Secret Santa" declined to give his name or show his face but the Daily News reports that he is a wealthy Missouri businessman from Kansas City. Including the $100 bills, which were…

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Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Have Increased Due to Hurricane Sandy

Hypothermia and Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases Have Increased Due to Hurricane Sandy

New reports are showing that Hurricane Sandy took a toll not only on our city’s real estate, but also our health. Although a portion of the salvageable homes damaged by the storm…

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Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow don't just create any old terrariums, although these are challenging enough. Instead, they apply a little sense of humor and mischief to their…

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LIPA and Con Ed Subpoenaed in Hurricane Sandy Investigation

LIPA and Con Ed Subpoenaed in Hurricane Sandy Investigation

Con Edison and the Long Island Power Authority were subpoenaed this week in connection to an investigation about their handling of Hurricane Sandy. The companies were amongst a group of…

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Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

If you were looking up at the NYC night sky on Tuesday, you might have seen a rainbow. Called Global Rainbow, After the Storm, the huge laser light show stretched over the city skyline…

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The Bay House is a "Smart" Eco-Luxe Home Overlooking the Long Island Shore

Sustainability, climate responsiveness and indoor/outdoor living were the core aims of The Bay House in New York, according to the designers. A five bedroom home designed for a single…

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MTA Exploring Subway Plug Balloons and Lockdown System as Preventative Measures for Future Storms

MTA Exploring Subway Plug Balloons and Lockdown System as Preventative Measures for Future Storms

The damage done to the subways during Hurricane Sandy was devastating. The tunnels experienced floor to ceiling flooding, and equipment was heavily eroded after being exposed to…

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Empire State Building Lights Up the Night with a Psychedelic LED Light Show Set to Alicia Keys

Empire State Building Lights Up the Night with a Psychedelic LED Light Show Set to Alicia Keys

When the Empire State Building got an LED makeover a few months ago, we were excited for its increased energy efficiency, but we had no idea what creative possibilities the new bulbs…

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Governor Cuomo Says NY Hurricane Sandy Damage Bill is $42,000,000,000

Governor Cuomo Says NY Hurricane Sandy Damage Bill is $42,000,000,000

Photo of fallen tree in Bed Stuy by Martina Maffini It's clear that Hurricane Sandy had a devastating impact on New York, but this week, Governor Cuomo gave his estimate of exactly…

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Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

NYC's first-ever LEED Gold restaurant will be opening in December - and somewhat surprisingly, it will be an Applebee's. Up until now, the American chain eatery hasn't exactly had a…

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The Sky Scratcher is a Recycled Cardboard Empire State Building Fit for Catzilla

The Sky Scratcher is a Recycled Cardboard Empire State Building Fit for Catzilla

The Sky Scratcher NYC is a scratching post made especially for cats that are in a New York state of mind. Constructed from 120 recycled cardboard ‘floors’ stacked to resemble the…

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Barbara Keal's Cruelty-Free Faux Animal Art is a Thought-Provoking Spectacle at Anthropologie

Barbara Keal's Cruelty-Free Faux Animal Art is a Thought-Provoking Spectacle at Anthropologie

Richard Keal makes his furniture from deformed bits of wood from trees across East Sussex, England,  and draws inspiration from their natural imperfections. Using their knobby shapes…

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Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher…

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Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights

Central Park Now Glows With Energy-Saving Cree LED Street Lights

Just a short time after receiving a $100 million donation from an adoring New Yorker, Central Park also underwent a new green lighting makeover. Last month, the New York City Department…

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MakerBot NYC Unveils 3D Photo Booth That Can Print Sculptures of Your Face

MakerBot NYC Unveils 3D Photo Booth That Can Print Sculptures of Your Face

Tucked on a quiet block in NoHo, the store opened in early September. Inside, visitors can purchase MakerBot 3D Printing machines to make their own creations at home or come in and see…

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This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

Image © Supa Pedro It seems that cute new character balloons and floats weren't the only things revealed this year to revelers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Apparently, the…

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This Year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Locally-Sourced from New Jersey and Lit with LED Lights

This Year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Locally-Sourced from New Jersey and Lit with LED Lights

Image © Javier Gutierrez Acedo Next Wednesday, November 28th will officially kick off the holiday season - at least by Rockefeller Center standards. The famous Christmas Tree…

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NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters

NYC is Preparing Shipping Container Homes for Future Hurricanes and Disasters

After the destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York City is getting prepped for the future with a plan to build disaster shelters out of shipping containers. Rather than…

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6 Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims This Thanksgiving in NYC

6 Ways to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims This Thanksgiving in NYC

Photo from the Hurricane Sandy Thanksgiving Adopt a Family Facebook page Adopt a family displaced by Hurricane Sandy for Thanksgiving Dinner From the plethora of "How to Use Up Your…

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Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Head in the Clouds will create a serene cloudscape on the grassy knoll of Governors Island. The lightweight pavilion will appear to be a bumpy cloud from the outside, but when guests…

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MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

Finally, a bit of good news for folks in the Rockaways. After facing several more months of delayed service due to Hurricane Sandy, the MTA launched a temporary, free "H Shuttle" this…

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Buy This 180 Sq. Ft. Manhattan Penthouse for Just $125K

Buy This 180 Sq. Ft. Manhattan Penthouse for Just $125K

Douglas Elliman describes the 180 sq. ft. apartment as a "Small Penthouse Studio with a terrace in an elegant pre-war full service building just off Park Avenue". Despite its tiny size,…

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Port Authority Releases Dramatic Videos of Water Flooding into PATH Stations

Port Authority Releases Dramatic Videos of Water Flooding into PATH Stations

Dramatic stills from movies like “I am Legend” and “The Day After Tomorrow” have been circulating since Hurricane Sandy first hit, tricking thousands into thinking they were…

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Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Despite the tireless efforts of volunteers in the Rockaways and other areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, some homes simply could not be salvaged. Over the weekend, The NY Times…

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Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Massaro House and Private Island For Sale in NY!

Frank Lloyd Wright-Designed Massaro House and Private Island For Sale in NY!

Located just 47 miles north of Manhattan, the property, which is called the Massaro House, is perfect for Frank Lloyd Wright lovers and nature aficionados alike. The 5,000 square foot…

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