Head to the High Line for a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27th

Head to the High Line for a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27th

Halloween is fast approaching, and the Haunted High Line is back again this year and ready for your little witches and ghouls! NYC's favorite elevated park is inviting families and…

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PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined Arad and a myriad of local officials to cut the green ribbon and plant a ceremonial first seedling on the gorgeous new rooftop farm.…

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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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Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves East Village and Lower East Side Historic District

Landmarks Preservation Commission Approves East Village and Lower East Side Historic District

After six grueling years of consideration, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has finally decided to approve the East Village/Lower East Side Historic District. This means that over…

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Michigan Woman Creates Tree-Hugging 9/11 Memorial Plaques That Expand as Trees Grow

Michigan Woman Creates Tree-Hugging 9/11 Memorial Plaques That Expand as Trees Grow

One of the most striking features of New York City's 9/11 Memorial is the hundreds of swamp white oaks trees that symbolize birth and renewal. The memorial's planners wanted to find a…

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Queens Residents Outraged Over Bloomberg's Plan to Redevelop Flushing Meadows Park

Queens Residents Outraged Over Bloomberg's Plan to Redevelop Flushing Meadows Park

Photo via Flapane Earlier this year, Mayor Bloomberg announced a massive plan to transform Willets Point, Queens into a mega complex including a mall, movie theaters, parking lots…

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First Street Green Reimagines a Vacant LES Lot as a Vibrant New Park and Community Space

First Street Green Reimagines a Vacant LES Lot as a Vibrant New Park and Community Space

First Street Green (FSG) is a group of community artists, architects and residents that came together in 2008 to transform a vacant lot at 33 East First Street in Manhattan into a…

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Hester Street Collaborative Needs Your Ideas to Transform Pier 42 into a New Pop-Up Park

Hester Street Collaborative Needs Your Ideas to Transform Pier 42 into a New Pop-Up Park

Big plans are currently in the works to turn Manhattan’s Pier 42 into a new public space, but in the mean time, the Hester Street Collaborative wants to turn the abandoned pier into…

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Perkins + Will's LEED Platinum Lehman College Science Building Nears Completion

Perkins + Will's LEED Platinum Lehman College Science Building Nears Completion

Lehman College students can look forward to a wonderful addition to their campus this year - a new LEED Platinum science building designed by Perkins + Will. The new facility will…

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30 Woolly Sheep Invade NYC's Bryant Park Lawn

30 Woolly Sheep Invade NYC's Bryant Park Lawn

New York's Bryant Park is popular with picnickers all year long, but today the green area has been invaded by a different kind grazer - a herd of 30 sheep. The woolly visitors were…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

If you're sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum's annual Queens County…

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PHOTOS: The Best Park(ING) Day Pop-Up Parks in NYC

PHOTOS: The Best Park(ING) Day Pop-Up Parks in NYC

Located on Lexington Avenue at 68th Street, GUAPA, or the graduate student organization of the Dept of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College, took back the street, building a…

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Park(ING) Day NYC: Mini Parks Pop Up Across Manhattan!

Park(ING) Day NYC: Mini Parks Pop Up Across Manhattan!

Happy Park(ing) Day New York! Take lunch outside today and enjoy the pop-up parks that are reclaiming parking spaces. New Yorkers will celebrate the 7th annual worldwide celebration all…

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PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

PHOTOS: Mayor Bloomberg Kicks Off High Line Section 3 Groundbreaking Today

“Today we celebrate a major step toward completing our vision of turning the entire High Line into a one-of-a-kind public park,” said Mayor Bloomberg of the commencement of the…

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Dumpster Gardens: Artist Michael Bernstein's Transformed Trash Bin is a Moveable Forest

Dumpster Gardens: Artist Michael Bernstein's Transformed Trash Bin is a Moveable Forest

Artist Michael Bernstein was finding new uses for the city’s disused dumpsters long before the dumpster pool craze. His Ten Yards project turned one of these trash receptacles into a…

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PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC's Low Line Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side!

PHOTOS: Full Scale Model of NYC's Low Line Underground Park Unveiled on the Lower East Side!

Last week we featured renderings of the LowLine's solar canopy, and we must say that it is even more impressive in person! Packed with LED lights, fiber-optic cables, and…

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Don't Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park's Undeveloped Future Third Section

Don't Miss Your Chance to Tour the High Line Park's Undeveloped Future Third Section

This fall, New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to see the third section of the High Line as it is - before it gets redeveloped into a lush park. Friends of the High Line will open…

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9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

9/11 Memorial Uses Green Design to Create a Place of Remembrance

Arad and Walker'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…

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Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint kids in the SYSTEM program, a summer educational internship sponsored by the Greenpoint YMCA, (as well as NYU Wallerstein Collaborative and Exxon Mobile,) learned how to…

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Controversial Chelsea Market Expansion Plans Finally Get Stamp of Approval

Controversial Chelsea Market Expansion Plans Finally Get Stamp of Approval

Studios Architecture decided to shift the new Chelsea Market addition back away from the High Line park as many residents and visitors worried it would block views and clog up the…

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596 Acres Uses Thought-Provoking Signage to Notify New Yorkers to Take Back Their Public Land

596 Acres Uses Thought-Provoking Signage to Notify New Yorkers to Take Back Their Public Land

596 Acres, named after the amount of land owned by the public in Brooklyn, is made up of unpaid NYC volunteers who help residents communicate with the city’s Greenthumb office to turn…

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LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

We're anxiously awaiting the opening of the LowLine underground park's life-size scale model next week, but until then, we're happy checking out a peek at one of the project's most…

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Head to the Newport Green's New Carousel This Weekend for an Opening Party and Free Ice Cream

Head to the Newport Green's New Carousel This Weekend for an Opening Party and Free Ice Cream

The first and only carousel in Hudson County has arrived at Newport Green park in Jersey City! Perfectly timed for Labor Day, it will be up-and-running the entire weekend from 1PM to…

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LowLine Underground Park Moves Forward with $150K in Funding and Full Scale Model

LowLine Underground Park Moves Forward with $150K in Funding and Full Scale Model

The Delancey Underground's plans for the LowLine may have seemed like just a pipe dream before, but the exciting underground park is moving forward with two important updates. The…

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