6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on…

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Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

As of last Wednesday, New York golf enthusiasts can putt at the city’s new course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Run by Donald Trump’s company but overseen by…

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Tadao Ando's first New York condominium design features one of the largest green walls in the city

Tadao Ando's first New York condominium design features one of the largest green walls in the city

The design is a long-awaited unveil from the world-renowned Pritzker-award-winning Japanese architect, and the early images show a stark and simple rectangular building composed mostly…

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC's Times Square into a…

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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC's underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

The interactive exhibit features the students' handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic…

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings…

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Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

The Ford Foundation building is a bit of a fortress-like structure that stands out amongst the neo-gothic-infused neighborhood of the Tudor City complex. Framed in exposed Cor-Ten steel…

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It's now been…

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A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

Civitas partnered with State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez to work on the report, focusing on potential designs to regenerate the currently derelict stretch of waterfront. With input…

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NYC farmer Annie Novak shares the ins & outs of rooftop farming in the winter

NYC farmer Annie Novak shares the ins & outs of rooftop farming in the winter

Photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission. This article was originally published in February 2012. Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like a bleak…

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Macabre cemetery island in the Bronx to be revamped into city park

Macabre cemetery island in the Bronx to be revamped into city park

Will Hart Island's macabre past finally be laid to rest? Last week, Bronx Community Board 10 passed City Council legislation that would pave the way to transform the isolated burial…

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PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic…

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500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

It looks like Greenpoint is about to get a whole lot greener. Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Brooklyn neighborhood will soon…

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Underground park project seeks funding for sunlight-funneling 'Lowline Lab'

Underground park project seeks funding for sunlight-funneling 'Lowline Lab'

Looks like support for the Lowline initiative, a plan to build NYC's first underground park, is still going strong. The team behind the ambitious project is currently on the funding…

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You're Invited to the Edible Schoolyard NYC Toast and Taste Fundraiser Tonight

You're Invited to the Edible Schoolyard NYC Toast and Taste Fundraiser Tonight

Who's hungry? Edible Schoolyard NYC invites you to toast and taste the season at a holiday cocktail party benefiting its efforts to invigorate young New Yorkers through hands-on…

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Diane Von Furstenberg to Bring $130 Million Elevated Park to Hudson River Waterfront

Diane Von Furstenberg to Bring $130 Million Elevated Park to Hudson River Waterfront

The Diller-von Furstenberg Family Foundation has big plans for the desolate site of the already demolished Pier 53, and the soon-to-be-destroyed Pier 54. The new space will involve a…

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$1 Million Awarded to NYC's Lower East Side Ecology Center to Build Stormwater-Absorbing Wetland at East River Park

$1 Million Awarded to NYC's Lower East Side Ecology Center to Build Stormwater-Absorbing Wetland at East River Park

We've seen many interesting infrastructure proposals that aim to protect New York City from storms and flooding, but it's much more exciting when the plans are actually implemented.…

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Craigslist Sees Surge in Secondhand Burial Plots

Craigslist Sees Surge in Secondhand Burial Plots

It looks like Craigslist ads are diversifying into new, more macabre sectors. No longer just for browsing apartments, used cars and creepy dating ads, the popular classifieds…

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Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island’s beautiful Heritage Park is now officially open for fall frolicking, but the lush green space wasn't always so verdant. Set on the waterfront near Richmond Terrace,…

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Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

image © James Maher The gardens, located atop the British Empire Building, the Maison Francaise, and the setbacks of other central buildings, were planned and built when the Center…

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Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

Could Harlem be the next NYC neighborhood to get its own High Line-style park? Non-profit organization Housing Partnership thinks so and has proposed the Harlem…

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Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Greenpoint was once considered one of NYC's most hardscaped areas, but things are changing slowly and surely for the Brooklyn nabe. New plans for a vibrant waterfront park at the…

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Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

New York Restoration Project and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are teaming up to plant a “Wishes in Bloom” garden tomorrow and they need your help. 637 daffodil bulbs will be planted…

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New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New York City's Times Square is one of the most famous destinations in the world, but what do tourists and natives really think about it? NYC-based filmmaker Michael Tapp spent a…

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Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Could a car-free Central Park Loop be in New York City's future? Manhattan City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine recently introduced a bill that would test the idea by…

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