The FIGMENT Festival Brings a Creative Recycled Art World to Governor’s Island

The FIGMENT Festival Brings a Creative Recycled Art World to Governor’s Island

Plastic Fantastic by Diedra Krieger is a 16 foot buckyball-esque geodesic dome made using over 6,000 recycled water bottles. Some of the bottles had colorful messages inside of them from passersby who participated in making the dome by popping their water

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Help Build Burble Bup, an Eco-Friendly Pavilion on Governor’s Island in NYC!

Help Build Burble Bup, an Eco-Friendly Pavilion on Governor’s Island in NYC!

Want to help construct a green building? Now’s your chance! The designers and architects of Burble Bup, the winning design for the pavilion for the FIGMENT arts festival on Governor’s Island, are enlisting volunteers to help them raise the roof of the playful

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Figment Arts Festival on Governor’s Island

Figment Arts Festival on Governor’s Island

FIGMENT is a grassroots effort, organized and run entirely by volunteers as a gift to our cities because we believe in the aspirations and mission of FIGMENT. In New York, the free, weekend-long, annual interactive art event is hosted on Governor’s Island.

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Burble Bup: A Playful Green Pavilion for Governor’s Island Designed by Bittertang

Burble Bup: A Playful Green Pavilion for Governor’s Island Designed by Bittertang

Bittertang designed Burble Bup, a whimsical, eco-friendly pavilion that will host performances all summer long on Governor’s Island.

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Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Uptown nature lovers will soon be able to enjoy a pedestrian pathway connecting Randall’s Island to the Bronx. The New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning to open the quarter-mile bike and pedestrian walkway, called the Randall’s Island

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Spontaneous Interventions: Watch the World Cup at These Two Public Viewing Venues on Governors Island

Spontaneous Interventions: Watch the World Cup at These Two Public Viewing Venues on Governors Island

Watching the World Cup at your local bar is cool, but how about viewing it on the big screen at Governors Island? Spontaneous Interventions, an exhibition created by architects, artists and designers to bring new amenities to the public, has brought two

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the ferry to Governors Island for two days of arty fun on June 8th and 9th.

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Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

“There’s really nothing better on a warm summer day than to sit in the sun and cozy up with a book,” said Tony Marx, President & CEO of New York Public Library. “This new open-air Library Lawn will give the public the opportunity to do just that, as well

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FIGMENT Festival Unveils 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Finalists on Governors Island

FIGMENT Festival Unveils 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Finalists on Governors Island

“Fodder Form Pavilion,” by HuycKurlanDowling, is the only edible entry in the contest. Made from plant starches, the giant block is slowly eaten away by goats or ponies, creating a shady grotto for human visitors to enjoy.

Ed Blumer and Pete Storey

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Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University Proposes Green-Roofed LEED Certified Campus for Roosevelt Island

Stanford University just submitted a plan to the City of New York for a sustainable school of applied science on Roosevelt Island that would cost $2.5 billion over a 30-year development phase. The plan is an entry in a contest spearheaded by Mayor Michael

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BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

“We’re excited to team up with AT&T and Pensa to help make New York a little greener and solar power a little more accessible,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero. “Nearly half of all Americans own a smartphone and the amount of time

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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 school, which is on Governor’s Island, has been growing oysters over

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6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

image via Philip Lange, Shutterstock
Travel Time Reduced by 20% for Thousands of Bus Passengers
Among various new public transportation initiatives that have been launched to improve service, reduce travel time and get more people around the city car-free,

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Bike and Roll Launches New ‘Hop On Hop Off’ Bike Rental Program in NYC

Bike and Roll Launches New ‘Hop On Hop Off’ Bike Rental Program in NYC

Bike rental company Bike and Roll unveiled a new ‘hop on, hop off’ program at Tavern on the Green in Central Park yesterday, just in time for another great season of summer cycling. The service allows riders to rent bikes and return them to any of the company’s

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Children’s Museum of the Arts

Children’s Museum of the Arts

The mission of the Children’s Museum of the Arts is to extend the benefits of the arts to all children and their communities and to secure the future of the arts by inspiring and championing the next generation of artists and art lovers. They provide authentic

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The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out his vision for New York during the annual State of the City Address. He discussed the cost-cutting goals, economic growth, and the on-going physical transformation, which largely consists of greening our fair city and moving towards a more sustainable future.

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Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

New York isn’t taking its chances with future superstorms. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to protect vital NYC transportation infrastructure from extreme weather (which scientists say will only occur more frequently going

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Winter Storm Pax Covers New York in Yet Another Heavy Blanket of Snow

Winter Storm Pax Covers New York in Yet Another Heavy Blanket of Snow

Winter Storm Pax has dumped yet another blanket of snow on New York City, making the morning commute a messy one once again. The low pressure weather system hit the Mid Atlantic states late Wednesday night and made its way up the I-95 corridor to New York

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New Taste NY Shop Filled with New York-Made Food, Beer and Wine Coming to Grand Central Terminal

New Taste NY Shop Filled with New York-Made Food, Beer and Wine Coming to Grand Central Terminal

Looking to grab the perfect gift or a quick bite on your commute home? A new Taste NY location coming to Grand Central Terminal will make it even easier for New Yorkers to purchase locally-made food, beer and wine right before they board their trains. Governor

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Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State Calls for Storm Preparation, Clean Tech Innovation and Tougher Assault Weapon Legislation

Governor Cuomo’s 2013 State of the State Calls for Storm Preparation, Clean Tech Innovation and Tougher Assault Weapon Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his 2013 State of the State address, entitled “New York Rising”, earlier this afternoon. As expected, some of the main points the governor touched upon included plans to rebuild after Hurricane Sandy, how we can proactively prepare for further extreme weather events and tightening up New York State’s assault-weapon ban. Read on for a summary of Gov. Cuomo’s agenda for the year, which also includes an aggressive move towards innovation, clean tech and green initiatives.

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New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

Vote photo from Shutterstock

If you’re one of more than 140,000 New Yorkers whose polling sites are closed today because of Hurricane Sandy, you might be wondering where you can vote. Thanks to Governor Cuomo, the answer to that question is anywhere you

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