Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

After a six-month closure for both sustainability and cosmetic-based improvements, Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been reunited with the Cooper Street Community Garden, a New York…

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Nea Studio Brings Solar-Charging Recycled Lounge Chairs to the Bronx Waterfront

Nea Studio Brings Solar-Charging Recycled Lounge Chairs to the Bronx Waterfront

Who says that outdoor lounge chairs need only be for sunbathing? The clever designers at Nea Studio have created a solar-powered Heating Lounger to keep hikers and bikers warm and…

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Landscape Abbreviated is a Moss-Filled Garden Maze in the Bronx

Landscape Abbreviated is a Moss-Filled Garden Maze in the Bronx

Landscape Abbreviated is a kinetic maze where visitors are invited to delve into the space, and walk through its ever-changing design. The moving planters are controlled by a software…

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PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

Transmitter Park broke ground in 2010 and since then, Greenpoint residents have been eagerly awaiting its completion. The 1.6 acre park sits on the site of a historic radio station and…

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PHOTOS: Terroir Shipping Container Wine Bar is the High Line Park's Only Sit-Down Restaurant

PHOTOS: Terroir Shipping Container Wine Bar is the High Line Park's Only Sit-Down Restaurant

Terroir on the Porch is a little sister to the other Terroir locations in the city, but unlike its older sibs, it's a seasonal outpost that will only be open during the warmer months.…

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Student Builds Floating Garden Farm on the East River

Student Builds Floating Garden Farm on the East River

We've seen New Yorkers plant produce everywhere from rooftops to parking lots, but now there's even a floating garden coming to the East River. Karim Ahmed, a 22-year-old architecture…

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HWKN's New MenScience Shop is a Decadent Dude Destination in SoHo

HWKN's New MenScience Shop is a Decadent Dude Destination in SoHo

It looks like HWKN left no sustainable stone unturned at the new MenScience shop. The rustic, reclaimed wood walls juxtapose smooth dark steel with environmentally-safe low VOC…

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Tavern on the Green to Reopen with a Local and More Affordable Menu

Tavern on the Green to Reopen with a Local and More Affordable Menu

The New York City Parks Department has announced that Philadelphia-based firm Emerald Green Group will spearhead the renovation of iconic Central Park eatery Tavern on the Green.…

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Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

The Brooklyn Grange is in the midst of recruiting a slew of new workers that are small and tough but produce incredibly sweet results -- honeybees! The city's largest rooftop farm,…

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Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Brooklyn residents who've long been awaiting the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Park promised to them 7 years ago may be in for some good news. Earlier this week, the New York…

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Staten Island's El Poblano Farm Gets Internet Fan Help to Grow Even More Fresh Mexican Veggies and Herbs

Staten Island's El Poblano Farm Gets Internet Fan Help to Grow Even More Fresh Mexican Veggies and Herbs

Tomatillos, papalo, epazote, and flor de calabaza are just a few examples of the produce that Garcia cultivates that are able to flourish in an NY climate, but which are too often…

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DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation's amazing…

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Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

A few weeks ago, we brought you sad news that two of Pale Male's bird babies had taken ill after eating rat poison and now the story has taken an even more upsetting turn. After…

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Summer Streets Will Bring Zip-Lining and More to NYC Tomorrow!

Summer Streets Will Bring Zip-Lining and More to NYC Tomorrow!

This year’s free programming includes rock climbing at Spring Street, bike helmet fittings at 51st Street, and bike repairs at 25th Steet, along with urban art installations and…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

August 6th marked the ribbon cutting of a rejuvenated Rockaway Park. Through PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to provide a “greener, greater vision of New York,” the underused…

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PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

Newport Green was developed by the LeFrak Organization and designed by award-winning Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, who also worked on the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park.…

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Battery Park City Getting a New Garden-Lined Bikeway

Battery Park City Getting a New Garden-Lined Bikeway

Battery Park has long been a New York City must-see for its stellar waterfront promenade, and word on the street is that it will soon boast a brand new greenery-lined bikeway. The…

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Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Four student teams were assembled to address priority concerns delineated by a class survey: biodiversity and urban agriculture. The first project, Adaptaspace by Ross Diamond, Elaine…

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Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

The Brooklyn Grange began in Queens when Farmer Ben Flanner started his own small rooftop farm that catered to locals and caught the attention of a few passionate New York City…

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Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green’s beach is perfect for building sandcastles, sun bathing or reading a book in an Adirondack chair under one of the colorful umbrellas on the beach while enjoying the…

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line's final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around…

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Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

While the New York City Parks Department just recently approved the petition for a skating area, Action Sports Development wasted no time getting all the right details for a perfect…

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Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Horvath found two of Pale Male and his mate Zena’s three babies feeling under the weather, and immediately suspected rat poison was the cause. Many hawks dine on rats, which could…

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Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Each competition team was evaluated on four main criteria. In the spirit of NYC's Vision 2020 waterfront development plan, and its Waterfront Redevelopment Program, designs must expand…

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PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

The free contest, a project of GreenBridge and Borough President Marty Markowitz, and sponsored by Brooklyn Community Foundation, is a borough-wide effort to bring blocks together to…

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