Neff created a similar installation last year in the same spot but used even more trees this year. Located at a busy underpass, Suspended Forest attracts quite a bit of attention and many passersby stopped to grab photos on their phones. The bunched together
It makes sense that Kickstarter chose the pencil factory as the home of its new headquarters considering the building’s history and the fact that pencils were considered an innovative, life-improving product (at least when they first came on the scene) – just
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Though the threat of school bus drivers striking still looms over New York, there is one silver lining that’s come out of the situation. Mayor Bloomberg and the Board of Education reminded kids and parents that if the
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.
We’ve seen several concepts showing how storm water-capturing wetlands could benefit NYC, but now a new proposal is bringing those ideas one step closer to reality. The Lower East Side Ecology Center has developed a plan to create a 1-acre wetland right in
As we get ready to ring in 2013, we took a look back at our most popular NYC stories from the past 12 months. We saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature libraries) to the bad (Hurricane Sandy crippling our city) to the just plain
The 2013 New Year’s ball is a 11,875 pound geodesic sphere that is 12 feet in diameter, and is covered in 32,256 LED lights. A total of 672 LED modules are attached to the aluminum frame of the ball and each module is made up of 48 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs.
It’s been nearly two months since Hurricane Sandy tore through the tri-state area and we’ve been hearing less and less about it on the news, making it easier to forget that hundreds of families are still out in the cold. As temperatures continue to drop, the
People spend hours making their own DIY cards for the holidays but we think we can say pretty confidently that New Yorker Erik Trinidad’s is the most labor-intensive one we’ve ever seen. In order to create the giant virtual greeting, which spans almost the
We wrote about the New York City Economic Development Corporation’s “New York’s Next Top Makers” competition back in October, and we’re excited to say that the contest is now open to submissions. The call challenges NYC designers and inventors to enter their product designs for a chance to win cash prizes and an opportunity to prototype their products. If you have a great idea but aren’t sure where to begin or how to raise money to produce it, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.
Although it sounds similar to the High Line, the Vine Line would not be a park in itself, but a green wall for the existing facade of the West Side Highway. Tamaccio’s proposed design consists of a lightweight trellis that could be attached to the side of
A double-duty, space saving chair.
Even before Sandy struck, the city was already looking into how to accommodate the throngs of folks wanting to reside here, and Mayor Bloomberg even announced adAPT NYC, a competition to design micro dwellings to fit even
Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best – baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last year, she created a single gingerbread brownstone which was so well-received
The Sky Scratcher NYC is a scratching post made especially for cats that are in a New York state of mind. Constructed from 120 recycled cardboard ‘floors’ stacked to resemble the Empire State Building, this feat of feline architecture will provide your
- 5 plastic sushi takeout containers
- 12 pairs of wooden chopsticks
- black paint
- black paper
- a fork
- a knife
- A spatula or spoon
- FOOD! You can get pretty creative here and substitute whatever you like but here is
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 and supplies they need most. Seven NYC Restoration centers in total will
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, temporary ferry service between the two locations. The service will begin on
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NYC Rapid Repairs is an unprecedented new program announced by Mayor Bloomberg and Director of NYC Housing Recovery Operations Brad Gair today to fix homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We’ve long been fans of Voltaic, a company that makes gadget-charging solar power kits, but the importance and practicality of these products became especially evident when Hurricane Sandy knocked out our power. Now Voltaic, which was also shut down by the
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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