Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Could a new neighborhood be coming to NYC? Seaport City, an idea for a man-made parcel of land on the east side of Manhattan that would also double as a storm surge protector, was first…

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You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

Many have traveled through New York's Park Avenue Tunnel by car or taxi, but very few have experienced the famous passageway on foot. This weekend, the Summer Streets festival will flip…

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New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

The paper points to flaws in the USGBC's LEED certification process to explain the gap between what critics perceive as greenwashing and the building's actual performance. Instead of…

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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Unique

Unique "Marche" Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Speaking in an interview with NYSID, Reuter said that repurposing the post offices could serve a variety of functions. Firstly, the historic character of the buildings would be…

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Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Image: JEFFREY M. HYDE DESIGN DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTION The Willoughby Square parking garage will delve 37 feet underground and will be able to accommodate 697 cars on five levels.…

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Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in…

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RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

Rapid Re(f)use is actually quite similar to the method developers used to build Battery Park City out of debris that was excavated when the World Trade Center was built. Instead of…

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Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Each of the four finalists will receive $30,000 to take their initial design briefs to the next level. As part of the FAR ROC competition, they will receive a guided tour of the Arverne…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Breadbox Cafe occupies an old Esso Standard Oil mechanic's garage from the 1950s. Today the eatery serves up carbs instead of servicing…

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled a rendering of her first building in New York City - a boutique condominium next to the High…

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SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the…

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The…

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2 Chelsea Lofts Combined into 1 Gorgeous Eco Apartment For a Growing Family

2 Chelsea Lofts Combined into 1 Gorgeous Eco Apartment For a Growing Family

With a new baby on the way, this family of four was outgrowing their two-bedroom apartment and wanted to expand. Their solution was to buy the loft apartment upstairs and completely…

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Awesome 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Awesome 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Last week, a team of expert builders at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester County, New York, unveiled a nearly 12-foot-tall, 100-pound replica of One World Trade Center. The…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to "Empire State of Mind"

New Yorkers who are used to seeing the Empire State Building illuminate nightly might wonder what will set the Fourth of July light show apart from any other day. The answer is that…

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Four Amazing Proposals Re-Imagine Penn Station & Madison Square Garden

Four Amazing Proposals Re-Imagine Penn Station & Madison Square Garden

Nearly 640,000 people use Penn Station every day, making it the busiest train station in the United States. Unfortunately, it's nowhere close to being ready to handle high speed trains…

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New Plans for Jackson Heights and Corona Green Business District Unveiled in Queens

New Plans for Jackson Heights and Corona Green Business District Unveiled in Queens

A spiffy green upgrade could be coming soon to the streets of Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens if residents and business owners vote to approve a new business improvement district…

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CODA's Transforming

CODA's Transforming "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps Opens at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

Going to a MoMA PS1 Warm Up party is something of a right of passage for New Yorkers, but there's a reason they named it that. The courtyard has a grey gravel floor and virtually no…

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Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Sky Reflector-Net happens to be the largest individual artwork commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Authority’s Arts for Transit and Urban Design division. Arch Paper reveals…

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Empire State Building Has Saved $4.7 Million So Far by Going Green

Empire State Building Has Saved $4.7 Million So Far by Going Green

The Empire State Building is celebrating a collective $4.7 million in energy savings over the past two years since it received a $500 million energy efficiency retrofit. Five years ago,…

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