Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Giant monster weeds have invaded Prospect Park, and now the popular green space is looking for brave volunteers to help fight the infestation. The invasive plants, called phragmites,…

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your…

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14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Future Affordable Homes

14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Future Affordable Homes

All the designs propose building two towers near Pier 6, which lies west of where Atlantic Avenue meets the BQE. The first high-rise would be situated at One Brooklyn Bridge Park and…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a lovely place to escape the city and enjoy nature - except for one thing. Because the park is located right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the sound…

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park - and Actually Includes a Park

Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park - and Actually Includes a Park

Just like the nearly decade-old Atlantic Yards plan, Pacific Park is envisioned as a 22-acre, mixed-use site anchored on one end by the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. COOKFOX has…

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4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

Places like the High Line and Times Square's pedestrian plaza may seem like they've been around forever now, but it was only few years ago that they were just ideas in someone's mind.…

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there's no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it's waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the…

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8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

Photo by Heather Shimmin 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant 230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we're willing to bet that this lush rooftop…

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Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline's Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline's Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

The LowLine could be the world's first underground park--if it gets the funding to happen. Promoted as New York City’s next revolutionary green space, the design concept flips the…

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the…

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Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Uptown nature lovers will soon be able to enjoy a pedestrian pathway connecting Randall’s Island to the Bronx. The New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning to open…

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The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park. When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that…

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Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Many of famed architect Louis Kahn's works have an air of mystery about them, but his design for the FDR Four Freedoms Park may be the most enigmatic of all. Built four decades after…

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Snacking Goats May Be Brought in as Natural Lawnmowers This Summer in DUMBO

Snacking Goats May Be Brought in as Natural Lawnmowers This Summer in DUMBO

This July, a herd of snacking goats could come to pave the way for a new 100,000-square-foot, 12-story residential building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. New York artist Andrea Reynosa recently…

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OutdoorFest 2014 Invites New Yorkers to Get Outside and Play!

OutdoorFest 2014 Invites New Yorkers to Get Outside and Play!

Whether you're into hard-core sports or prefer a relaxing picnic, there's nothing like finally getting to enjoy the outdoors after a long, hard winter. But with all of the…

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Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

If you've ever wanted to try glamping (glamorous camping), here's your chance! Inspired by the tent communities that popped up at Rockaway Beach in the early 1900s, Camp Rockaway is…

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5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in NYC

5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in NYC

Image credit: Becksguy Central Park Memorial Day Walking Tour - Monday, May 26, 2014 Did you know that Central Park is home to many beautiful monuments memorializing those that gave…

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NYRP and JetBlue Bring NYC One Step Closer to MillionTreesNYC Goal with

NYRP and JetBlue Bring NYC One Step Closer to MillionTreesNYC Goal with "One Thing That's Green" Tree-Planting Event

In honor of Earth Day, New York Restoration Project teamed up with JetBlue airlines to host the seventh annual "One Thing That's Green," a tree-planting event that's moved New York City…

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10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

Earth Under the Spotlight Get up close and personal with Mother Earth as you collect rocks, survey soil, and study pond water in High Rock Park. Examine samples of these elements under…

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Unloved Spaces Under 7 Train to Be Transformed into Permanent Public Plazas

Unloved Spaces Under 7 Train to Be Transformed into Permanent Public Plazas

The underbelly of an elevated train might not be the first place you'd think to spend a Saturday afternoon, but you may reconsider after seeing what's in store for two reclaimed public…

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The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

The Best 6 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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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem's 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem's 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

At $14.5 million, the West Harlem makeover will be a costly one, but the hope is that it will make the area more visitor-friendly. The revamp, which will reclaim the streets between…

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New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded…

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