NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City…

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially…

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there…

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NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

Staten Island is going green in a big way. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough's Freshkills Parks will be home to NYC's largest solar energy installation.…

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Cross Country Skiing in Queens is One Idea for How to Use the Elevated QueensWay Park

Cross Country Skiing in Queens is One Idea for How to Use the Elevated QueensWay Park

As promised, Friends of the QueensWay has begun hosting workshops with the Queens community on how they want to build their own rendition of the High Line. If given final approval, the…

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MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

It seems like just yesterday that MillionTreesNYC reached its halfway point of 500,000 trees planted, but now they're already up to 800,000! Mayor Bloomberg helped plant…

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High Line Reveals Giant, Garden-Filled Bowl for Its Third Section

High Line Reveals Giant, Garden-Filled Bowl for Its Third Section

Overlooking West 30th St. and 10th Avenue, the Spur's bowl-shaped structure will mark the visual gateway to the Hudson Rail Yards. Draped in dense vegetation, the structure will house a…

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Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Schachter and Levi met their $7,500 goal in March and have spent the time since rebuilding an improved Harvest Dome with a team of local interns. With the help of a barge, a tug boat,…

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New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

Currently, the Tobacco Warehouse is an 18,000-square-foot open space surrounded by four bare brick walls. With St. Ann’s Warehouse in mind, Marvel Architects PLLC re-imagined the…

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Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler has re-imagined NYC with town squares that could protect against flooding and power outages when the next Sandy-like storm strikes. The project is part of the global design…

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JFK Runway Plans Modified to Save 800 Trees in Southeast Queens

JFK Runway Plans Modified to Save 800 Trees in Southeast Queens

Amidst protests by residents in southeast Queens, the Port Authority has announced that they will modify their JFK runway plans to avoid removing as many as 800 trees from Idlewild…

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Get Spooked in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend

Get Spooked in the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend

We were on the scene last year as Food Network star and master carver Ray Villafane went to work whittling giant pumpkins into zombies but don't worry if you missed this spectacle…

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Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Greenpoint and Williamsburg denizens, who were promised a new outdoor space by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2005. Since…

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City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

This week, the NYC City Council approved the $3 billion Willets Point Redevelopment project that plans to turn the 62-acre industrial park near Citi Field in Queens into a new…

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PHOTOS: Walk the Queensway, a Possible High Line-Style Park for Queens

PHOTOS: Walk the Queensway, a Possible High Line-Style Park for Queens

The Queensway is an elevated railway that originally belonged to the Long Island Rail Road and fell to disuse after 1962. For 50 years, the raised train path stood unused, allowing a…

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BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Soaring Mantaray Platform

BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Soaring Mantaray Platform

The 17-foot-tall, wooden, sloping platform was designed to serve a dual purpose. First, observers on top of the 6000 square-foot Mantaray could walk up to an elevated view of Lower…

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New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2013!

New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2013!

Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today, people from all five boroughs will be participating in a worldwide celebration of public green space by taking back parking spots and turning them…

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New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes - Like an Andy Warhol Museum - Are Coming to the Lower East Side

New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes - Like an Andy Warhol Museum - Are Coming to the Lower East Side

Perhaps the biggest addition to come out of this large-scale project will be the new Essex Crossing, which will replace the old Essex Street Market. The market will relocate across…

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PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Human Compass Garden The Human Compass Garden, located at the corner of Sackett and Columbia Street, was the first community green space established in the area 21 years ago. At…

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PHOTOS: Tour the Beautiful National 9/11 Memorial in NYC

PHOTOS: Tour the Beautiful National 9/11 Memorial in NYC

Arad’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin…

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Which NYC Mayoral Candidate Would Make the Greenest New York City Mayor?

Which NYC Mayoral Candidate Would Make the Greenest New York City Mayor?

Say what you want about iconoclast NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg - but no one can accuse him of being soft when it comes to the environment. The three-term billionaire technocrat scored…

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group…

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Custom-Made Designer Trash Bins Pop Up in NYC Parks

Custom-Made Designer Trash Bins Pop Up in NYC Parks

Ignacio Ciocchini is Vice President of Design for the Bryant Park Corporation non-profit, and the creator of the new tulip-shaped cans. Ciocchini says that “the design of…

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Support the Lowline Underground Park Just by Drinking This Tasty Cocktail!

Support the Lowline Underground Park Just by Drinking This Tasty Cocktail!

If you love parks and drinking, here’s a chance to raise your glass to both! In partnership with Absolut Vodka, the team behind the Lowline has created the “Absolut Lowline…

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