Coney Island’s Famous Childs Restaurant to Reopen as New Eatery and Amphitheater

Coney Island’s Famous Childs Restaurant to Reopen as New Eatery and Amphitheater

During his final State of the Borough speech, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans to revive Coney Island’s historic Childs restaurant building -- a protected…

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PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC's Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC's Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge opened a few weeks ago in March, just in time for spring. The $5 million bridge was built out of 100,000 pounds of black locust timber, a species that was…

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

Photo from Shutterstock If you're looking for yet another sign that the end is near, the media has been buzzing (pun-intended) with reports that billions of cicadas will be burrowing…

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Greenpoint's Keramos Hall Restored to Its 19th Century Splendor by Kamen Tall Architects

Greenpoint's Keramos Hall Restored to Its 19th Century Splendor by Kamen Tall Architects

For the past decade or so, most Greenpoint locals regarded Keramos Hall as just another dingy corner building. Now, thanks to Kamen Tall Architects P.C., the historic building’s…

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Park Slope Residents Promised New Community Garden But Get Concrete Instead

Park Slope Residents Promised New Community Garden But Get Concrete Instead

Residents of Park Slope are expressing their concern over an empty grey lot that was supposed to be a new neighborhood garden. The Baltic Street Community Garden, which the School…

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New Gowanus Whole Foods Will Have Rooftop Farm Operated by Gotham Greens

New Gowanus Whole Foods Will Have Rooftop Farm Operated by Gotham Greens

Slated to open as early as late fall of this year, the Gowanus Whole Foods location will employ Gotham Greens to grow high-quality, pesticide-free produce year round. The new…

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William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

Miller finds the murky waters of the Gowanus to be inspiring and darkly beautiful. Only in art can the clouds of chemicals translate to graceful forms, with deposits of polluted…

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Help Plant 2,400 New Trees in NYC with JetBlue and the New York Restoration Project

Help Plant 2,400 New Trees in NYC with JetBlue and the New York Restoration Project

Get your hands dirty with JetBlue Airlines and the New York Restoration Project as they host the sixth annual One Thing That’s Green day on Saturday, April 20th in Highland Park on…

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Macro Sea to Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hub For Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs

Macro Sea to Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hub For Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs

New York firm Macro Sea has released a new design that would turn the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a state-of-the-art hub for technology, innovation, design and prototyping. Called New…

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After Hurricane Sandy Devastation New York Aquarium Will Re-Open This Spring

After Hurricane Sandy Devastation New York Aquarium Will Re-Open This Spring

The New York Aquarium in Coney Island will be partially up and running come late spring, after months of rebuilding from the mighty blow of Hurricane Sandy. The storm caused roughly $65…

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SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Romero originally wanted to name the treehouse Judith Francis Scougall Wolgamott, after his mother who recently passed away. He explained that much of the turmoil that can be seen…

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New York City's Oldest House Getting a Bright New Addition from nARCHITECTS

New York City's Oldest House Getting a Bright New Addition from nARCHITECTS

Aside from being New York City’s oldest house (it was built in 1652), the Wyckoff House Museum was also New York’s first official landmark. In order to preserve the sanctity of the…

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DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

MATERIALS - mason jars - hose clamps - screws - recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want) - glue to adhere the board to your wall before you…

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Navid Baraty's Energizing Photos Capture NYC Life From the Rooftops

Navid Baraty's Energizing Photos Capture NYC Life From the Rooftops

Baraty left his work as an electrical engineer in pursuit of a career that would be more life-giving. Now, the artist is recognized for his unique images and has expanded his series to…

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"Bouncy" Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Creates New Connection to Brooklyn Bridge Park

The highly-anticipated Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park has finally opened, and locals could not be more pleased. The rather unusual…

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NYC Straphangers Rejoice: MTA Rolls Out New High-Tech Touch Screen Subway Maps

NYC Straphangers Rejoice: MTA Rolls Out New High-Tech Touch Screen Subway Maps

Good news subway riders! The MTA is rolling out a series of high-tech, touch screen subway maps to make navigating the train system a bit less intimidating. No more awkwardly hovering…

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NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City announced a new grant program yesterday that will provide more than $1.7 million in funding for city-wide…

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6 Beautiful Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

6 Beautiful Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

Fort Greene Park Nestled in Brooklyn's most distinguishing neighborhood, Fort Greene Park serves as a community hub for cultural diversity and public programming. One of the first…

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer's rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here's what…

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New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City’s population is the highest it's been in over 60 years, with more people moving in than moving out for the first time in…

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"Heartwalk" Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

Heartwalk in Times Square The project was spearheaded by the DUMBO Improvement District and Situ Studio, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).…

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Study Finds That NYC Green Roofs Are Full of Fungi

Study Finds That NYC Green Roofs Are Full of Fungi

If you thought the collection of fungi housed in your own fridge was impressive, wait 'til you hear what was found on NYC's green roofs. Researchers from Barnard College, Columbia…

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NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

The New York City Department of Sanitation is calling on the city’s youth to conceive, design, and implement innovative cleanup, beautification, or reclamation projects in their…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

New Study Shows Link Between Obesity and NYC Nabes That Drink More Soda

Adding some clout to NYC's highly controversial soda ban, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, along with Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Health Commissioner…

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