Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Many volunteers, including US Army soldiers and State Police, are doing what they can to help the thousands of people affected in the Rockaway Beach, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Breezy…

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New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

Vote photo from Shutterstock 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…

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See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

New York City is still a long way off from full recovery post-Hurricane Sandy, but at least some of our subway lines will be running today. They MTA has restored service on some…

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NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy has moved on after wreaking havoc on the East Coast and leaving several mid-Atlantic cities underwater. New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Sandy's fury and…

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VIDEO: Dramatic Con-Ed Station Explosion at Hurricane Sandy's Peak

VIDEO: Dramatic Con-Ed Station Explosion at Hurricane Sandy's Peak

Much of Lower Manhattan is still in the dark thanks to the explosion that occurred during Hurricane Sandy at the Con Edison power plant on Avenue C and 14th Street. What many thought…

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a…

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

©NYCMayorsOffice After the wreckage that Hurricane Sandy brought to the New York City area on Monday, both Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo are admitting that the storm…

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Already Flooding Brooklyn and Manhattan

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Already Flooding Brooklyn and Manhattan

A video of the flooding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the India Street East River Ferry Pier. This fence decided to call it quits before Hurricane Sandy even started. We stepped…

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How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

Hurricane Sandy has already started to rage, and water levels have been rising around New York. If you’re stuck in an evacuation zone with nowhere to go (or no way to get there with…

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Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Looking at West’s home, it's evident that she has a background as a designer, stylist and curator. Her small yet rich space looks like an outpost of her vintage home store Collier…

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Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint's Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint's Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

We've seen many instances of yarnbombing in New York City from Olek's rainbow-camo bikes to the Campaign for Wool's fountains of felt, but the Transmitter Park piece appears to have…

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PHOTOS: Dwell's City Modern Home Tours Take You Inside Two of Brooklyn's Coolest Homes

PHOTOS: Dwell's City Modern Home Tours Take You Inside Two of Brooklyn's Coolest Homes

The Willow Street Residence, a renovated townhouse with a historic façade was located on a quiet, tree-canopied street. This site had gone through several architectural changes before…

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Gamine & Gallery is a Gorgeous Green Williamsburg Shoppe Decked Out with Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

Gamine & Gallery is a Gorgeous Green Williamsburg Shoppe Decked Out with Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

The cozy shop is clad in naturally insulating concrete, keeping it cool in summer and toasty in winter. Coupled with the glass curtains at the front and rear of the boutique, natural…

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Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Photo ©Kai Brinker The city street that separates Williamsburg’s McCarren Park may soon become a piece of green space itself. A new city plan hopes to transform the stretch of…

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6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it's a whole lot closer than Germany,…

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Greenpoint Landing: New Development Could Link Greenpoint to LIC With Santiago Calatrava Bridge

Greenpoint Landing: New Development Could Link Greenpoint to LIC With Santiago Calatrava Bridge

The undeveloped industrial part of northern Greenpoint may soon be the city’s next premier neighborhood - complete with its own Santiago Calatrava bridge! Handel Architects has…

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Airbnb Lets You Stay in Real New York Apartments Starting at Just $17 a Night

Airbnb Lets You Stay in Real New York Apartments Starting at Just $17 a Night

Inhabitat: Can you tell us a little but about Airbnb and how it works? Joe Gebbia: Airbnb is an online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

New Yorkers may have more to worry about than their cholesterol when sitting down to their next plate of eggs. After testing eggs sourced from chickens in NYC neighborhood gardens, the…

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Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Screencap from video by Necolebitchie Rapper Jay-Z surprised fans and straphangers alike when he took the R train to his own concert at the new Barclays Center on Saturday. The…

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Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Fans at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center can indulge in a range of culinary delights, but thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s new soda ban, they’ll be washing their food down with smaller (16…

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Don't Miss a Rare Chance to Tour Tighthouse, NYC's First Certified Passive House

Don't Miss a Rare Chance to Tour Tighthouse, NYC's First Certified Passive House

This weekend, New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to visit Tighthouse, the first certified Passive House in NYC. The building was built in 1899 and was renovated in 2012 to operate…

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The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

A Superfund site is not the first place one would think of to host an art installation. Yet, that is exactly where Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley, and Sarah Nelson Wright are staging…

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Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Whether you're an architecture geek or simply a voyeur, don't miss your chance to get a glimpse into some of the city’s most amazing private spaces during Open House New York…

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Get Ready for Archtober, NYC's Month-Long Architecture and Design Festival!

Get Ready for Archtober, NYC's Month-Long Architecture and Design Festival!

Calling all design junkies and architecture lovers! Archtober is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. This year the AIA NY and The Center for Architecture have teamed up with…

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