Studio Gang Unveils Striking Solar Carve Tower for the High Line

Studio Gang Unveils Striking Solar Carve Tower for the High Line

Jeanne Gang, the architect behind Chicago's iconic Aqua Tower, recently unveiled her design for a dazzling new building along the High Line. Called the Solar Carve Tower, the glass…

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Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

(cc) Randy Le Moyne Photography Since Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast two weeks ago, many parts of the Rockaways and Hamilton Beach - which are home to around 80,000…

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Could Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Protect Lower Manhattan From Flooding in Future Superstorms?

Could Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Protect Lower Manhattan From Flooding in Future Superstorms?

Photo from "Weather of the Future" by Heidi Cullen, one of the world's foremost climatologists and environmental journalists. The book is about the types of extreme forecasts we might…

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Architects Propose 'Soft Waterfront Infrastructure' to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architects Propose 'Soft Waterfront Infrastructure' to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architecture Research Office initially came up with this proposal in 2011 in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, but obviously the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was…

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Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to Protect Manhattan From Rising Sea Levels

Architecture Students Propose an Elaborate Lattice Work Bib to Protect Manhattan From Rising Sea Levels

According to Xu and Zhang, a lattice work of flowing membranes would be draped around building bases and the ground. This membrane would be made of a material that reacts differently to…

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Buy a FEED “Sandy Relief” Hoodie, Provide 25 Meals for New Yorkers in Need

Buy a FEED “Sandy Relief” Hoodie, Provide 25 Meals for New Yorkers in Need

The Hurricane Sandy relief effort is far from over, and FEED Projects is doing its part to chip in with its new “FEED NYC for Sandy Relief” collection of hoodies and tote bags,…

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NYC Citi Bike Program Might Face Another Setback Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

NYC Citi Bike Program Might Face Another Setback Due to Hurricane Sandy Damage

New Yorkers who have been looking forward to the spring 2013 launch date of the long-awaited Citi Bike program could be in for some disappointing news. The New York Times reports that…

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PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See the Pop-Up Peace and Quiet Pavilion in Times Square

PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See the Pop-Up Peace and Quiet Pavilion in Times Square

When first approaching the plywood and glass pavilion, it could easily be mistaken for any other food truck or ticket stand in the tourist-heavy area. Sitting in Duffy Square just south…

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President Obama Coming to Visit a Hurricane Sandy-Affected Nabe in New York Today

President Obama Coming to Visit a Hurricane Sandy-Affected Nabe in New York Today

Newly re-elected President Barack Obama will arrive in New York today to visit areas affected by Hurricane Sandy. Accompanied by Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg, Obama will…

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Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Forms+Surfaces’ Boardwalk Bench has an asymmetrical pattern that allows the designers to use as much salvaged wood as possible, from scrap bits to full slats. Only knots and bolts…

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Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and More Join Snooki and the Situation to Raise Money on MTV's

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and More Join Snooki and the Situation to Raise Money on MTV's "Restore the Shore" Telethon Tonight

 Rap maven Nicki Minaj will be showing her support for the battered Seaside boardwalk. Donate now at restoretheshore.indiegogo.com. Anyone who donates $25 or more will also receive…

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Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green is Glenwood’s second sustainably built rental, and is located at 330 West 39th Street in the same Midtown neighborhood as Glenwood’s first sustainable property;…

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Hurricane Sandy Damaged Hundreds of Artworks at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

Hurricane Sandy Damaged Hundreds of Artworks at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

The late Japanese American artist's legacy is on permanent view at the Queens museum, where many of the works were installed by the artist himself. Along with its famous Socrates…

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Temporary Peace and Quiet Pavilion Pops Up In Times Square for Veterans Day

Temporary Peace and Quiet Pavilion Pops Up In Times Square for Veterans Day

The temporary pavilion, conceived by Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger for the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program, will only stand in the pedestrian plaza of Times Square until…

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NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg announced NYC Restore, a new initiative to create one-stop locations that connect residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy with the services…

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VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Winds Turned One World Trade Center into a Giant Musical Instrument

VIDEO: Hurricane Sandy Winds Turned One World Trade Center into a Giant Musical Instrument

"What a horrible sound," a man filming this video of One World Trade Center is heard saying shortly before Hurricane Sandy struck New York City. The noise he's referring to is an eerie,…

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The Charge Cycle: Free Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations Could Come To NYC

The Charge Cycle: Free Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations Could Come To NYC

The constant search for an outlet: It's the one major drawbacks of all the mobile gadgets we love so much. If you're lucky enough to live in the Big Apple, however, resuscitating your…

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New York Harbor School Students Suggest Oyster Reefs as Protection from Storm Surges

New York Harbor School Students Suggest Oyster Reefs as Protection from Storm Surges

Photo: The Harbor School The industrious students of the New York Harbor School have an innovative answer to how we can protect the city from the next Hurricane Sandy - oysters. The…

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The Lower East Side's Historic Clemente Soto Vélez  Cultural & Educational Center Needs Your Help!

The Lower East Side's Historic Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center Needs Your Help!

Most New Yorkers probably won’t recognize the gorgeous new Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center on the Lower East Side, as it has been covered by scaffolding for a…

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Natural History Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Memorial Hall After Green Renovation

Natural History Museum Unveils Teddy Roosevelt Memorial Hall After Green Renovation

Roosevelt’s strong ties with the Museum of Natural History began when he was a child, when he would visit and admire the various fossils and fauna displayed in its halls. As an…

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New Temporary Ferry Between Rockaways and Manhattan Announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Seastreak

New Temporary Ferry Between Rockaways and Manhattan Announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Seastreak

On Friday, Mayor Bloomberg and Seastreak announced some great news for everyone who has been struggling to travel between the Rockaways and Manhattan after Hurricane Sandy - a new,…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New NYC Rapid Repairs Program to Fix Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy Quickly

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New NYC Rapid Repairs Program to Fix Homes Damaged by Hurricane Sandy Quickly

Photo via FEMA's Facebook Page NYC Rapid Repairs is an unprecedented new program announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Director of NYC Housing Recovery Operations Brad Gair today to fix…

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The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

The Chrysler Building Earns LEED-EB Gold Certification!

Originally designed by William Van Alen for Walter P. Chrysler’s headquarters, the building first opened as New York’s tallest skyscraper in 1930, until it was beat out almost a…

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What You Need to Know About Mayor Bloomberg's New Gas Rationing Rules in NYC

What You Need to Know About Mayor Bloomberg's New Gas Rationing Rules in NYC

Photo ©Kristin Paulus The gas shortage in New York due to Hurricane Sandy has become an increasingly frustrating experience for car owners in the area, with hours-long lines, near…

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After Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo Warns Utility Companies to Shape Up or Ship Out

After Hurricane Sandy, Governor Cuomo Warns Utility Companies to Shape Up or Ship Out

Photo © Flickr4jazz It's been ten days since Hurricane Sandy hit, and many New Yorkers and businesses are still without power. Although the recent nor’easter didn’t help…

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