Starting on January 22nd, the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden will be illuminated with a dazzling Aurora Borealis-inspired LED installation. Created by lighting designer Anne Militello, the intricate Light Cycles display will adorn the Winter Garden’s
In the 10 weeks since Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the East Coast and claimed 131 lives, there has been much discussion about the failures in infrastructure that left New York City at a virtual standstill for days. In an article published
After a month of planning, NYC has finalized a program which will make 2,500 vacant apartments throughout the five boroughs available as temporary housing to those displaced by Hurricane Sandy. Working with local and federal agencies, the city program aims
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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 people – have remained without power, and the latest reports suggest that it
After Hurricane Sandy crashed through the east coast on Monday, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Chairman Joseph J. Lhota described the storm as having “wreaked havoc” on NYC’s public transportation system. In the following hours, as all public transit service remained suspended, estimates for the restoration of the 108-year-old subway system—parts of which were severely flooded by the storm—ranged from three weeks to several months. While there is still no definitive timeline on a return to full service, Governor Andrew Cuomo stated this afternoon that some limited subway service will be restored as early as tomorrow.
As Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officials begin to assess the damage wreaked on the city’s public transit system by Hurricane Sandy, all services in New York City remain suspended. This includes not only the 108-year-old subway system,
During the endless news cycle of the election year, climate change appeared to be an afterthought in the American consciousness. The issue has been conspicuously absent in the run-up to the presidential election; it wasn’t so much as discussed during four
New York-based artist Leo Villareal is set to install a 30-foot tall “Buckyball” sculpture comprised of 180 glowing LED tubes in Madison Square Park later this year. The sculpture will be formed of one LED rendition of the distinct spherical fullerene structures nested inside another. The installation promises to have an extraordinary dynamic presence in the park as programmable pixels located every 1.2 inches throughout the tubes will have the capacity to glow in any one of 16 million colors.
We recently wrote about the Cornell NYCTech facility coming to Roosevelt Island, and now we’re excited to say that NYC’s Columbia University has announced it will be getting a new tech campus of its own. Even more interesting, the new Institute for Data
The 20th floor of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria now accommodates some rather unusual residents — around 250,000 bees living on the roof of the prestigious hotel. Transported to their new midtown Manhattan digs by a Lincoln Towncar, the pollinating inhabitants
The American Lung Association’s 2012 State of the Air report is out, and it contains some positive news for New Yorkers. According to the findings, the city’s air pollution is at its lowest levels since the reports began 13 years ago – but there’s still significant
A 1.5 acre area of Long Island City has been transformed from a commuter parking lot into an eco-friendly green space. Dutch Kills Green, officially opened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on April 4, features a wetlands park of 489 native trees and grasses which