Thanks to the incredible amounts of storm surge that were diverted into the grasslands of Freshkills Park, many Staten Island neighborhoods were spared, namely Travis, Bulls Head, New Springville and Arden Heights. The 2,200 acre park absorbed so much water
The heavily polluted Gowanus Canal was made a Superfund site just two years ago by the Environmental Protection Agency, which will help clean up the body of water once dubbed “the Lavender Lake.” Last week, the EPA announced just how much it will cost
Dan Barasch and James Ramsey’s innovative Lowline would be New York’s first subterranean park. Lit by an innovative daylight-siphoning fiber-optic cable and mirror system, the park would bring much needed green space to a retail-heavy area of the Lower
Grand Central Station will be celebrating its 100 years throughout 2013 with a series of events, art commissions, exhibitions, presentations and performances. A celebratory Moleskine sketchbook will appear alongside these on-site projects, and include a bevy
A group called Friends of the Queensway is rallying support to transform a disused Long Island Rail Road track in Kew Gardens into a High Line-style park – and now a sizable grant has pushed them a step closer to their goal. Yesterday, Gov. Cuomo gave the
Neff decided to create something on the streets of Williamsburg last year, and chose this long abandoned gated spot under the BQE. Scouring the streets with a friend, he collected the used up trees that crowded the sidewalks of Brooklyn and hauled a dozen
The Cornell Tech Campus took a giant leap forward with Community Board 8’s approval, and can finally start making plans to break ground. The undeveloped part of Roosevelt Island will get a face lift by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who are in charge of the
New Yorkers are used to having beets in their salads, pastas and fresh juices, but we could soon have them on our roads as well. The idea is part of New York State’s pilot program to test out more environmentally-friendly ways to prevent icy roads, and will
Each night of their trip, the doctoral students drive from dusk to dawn in their electric vehicle. Once they arrive at a location, they roll out the solar panels and set them up in a vacant lot to charge up the EV battery. As the panels juice up their car,
At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20×200.
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Artist Sebastian Errazuriz has transformed Milton Glaser’s
The iconic New York Public Library’s long-awaited redesign by Lord Norman Foster may finally be underway. The designs for the library renovation, four years in the making, were released today, and propose a modernization that will still respect the historic
The Park Avenue armory was built in 1880, and was converted into an interactive arts venue in 2006. For Hamilton’s installation, the sprawling 55,000 square foot main hall has been turned into an over-sized swing set. Visitors are connected to the installation,
The apartment’s light blue aqua wall brings warmth to the space, and is picked up in the kitchen area with faux aqua-colored bricks that Konar made from pieces of cork. Adding a vintage buffet separates the kitchen area from the dining table, and also doubles
Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo brought some much needed holiday cheer to families affected by Hurricane Sandy on Staten Island this year. With help from some very generous New York State tree farmers, the governor had 400 fresh evergreen
James’ home may be the size of a shoebox, but she made it look spacious and homey by painting the main living area in a bold plum color. The color not only brings out James’ personal aesthetic and tastes, but also makes the apartment’s historic decorative
The Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has big plans to transform the garbage-strewn Atlantic Avenue underpass into an aesthetically-pleasing community destination. Nicknamed “Funderpass,” the new plan for the currently sketchy route will
The new renders focus on the exterior of the proposed tower, and feature a criss-crossed latticed façade. The asymmetrical facets form three separate pathways that join together at the tower’s criticized soaring top in three crystalline peaks.
It looks like NYC cyclers will have to wait a bit longer for the Citi Bike bike share program – and this time, Hurricane Sandy is to blame. Just as we speculated last month, the New York City Department of Transportation announced today that the bike share
On October 29th, the crane on a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise construction site partially toppled over from the Hurricane Sandy’s high winds. Although no injuries were reported, the guests and staff at the luxurious Le Parker Meridien were told to evacuate.
Image: Skip Van Wert
Perhaps symbolic of how many New Yorkers are picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, a spruce tree that was also toppled by the storm has been given new life as a beautiful holiday tree for Long Beach Township. Raised by the Van
If you’re rooting for the LowLine underground park to come to fruition, now you can lend your support while getting some pretty sweet Christmas gifts to boot! Just in time for the holidays, the creators of the Delancey Underground have launched a line of
The new subway extension will jut across Midtown, connecting the far reaches of Hell’s Kitchen with Grand Central Station and Queens. Aside from being a much needed passage from East to West, the 11th Avenue station is already an architectural step into
Visitors to Le Parker Meridien’s lobby are greeted with sugary icons from around the world, each handmade by local bakeries. Kyotofu’s candy roofed Toji Tower spans four levels of gingerbread-pagoda goodness referencing traditional Japanese architecture.
The 3DEA pop up shop is taking over the ground floor of the Eventi Hotel near Herald Square until the end of December, giving customers a taste of what the future holds. To kick off the opening, the shop held a party to show off all the 3D printing possibilities
On Wednesday, the New York area will welcome a new rooftop solar power plant just north of NYC in Yonkers. Designed by Half Moon Ventures, a Chicago-based solar and wind energy developer, the sprawling solar plant will be around the same size as two football