Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

The final .58-mile portion of The High Line Park was donated by CSX in early July, 2012 under the Federal Rails-to-Trails program, a D.C. non-profit that specializes in turning old…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Without the Tiffany & Co Foundation, there might not have been a High Line park. The foundation has been instrumental in helping Friends of the High Line raise the necessary funds…

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Rosie O'Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O'Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex in the 42-unit adaptive reuse building that was once St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

In January, we reported that Studio a+i won the international competition to design the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village but their original design, while breathtaking, was denied…

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Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion, the latest in a series of structures meant to rejuvenate the Far Rockaways, was unveiled last week, and we couldn't help but admire its unique, wave-like…

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NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

Washington Square photo via Shutterstock After two weeks of hot debate between NYU and the New York City Council regarding the university's plans to expand its Greenwich Village…

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Rent a Backyard: New Timeshare on the Lower East Side Offers Outdoor Fun by the Hour

Rent a Backyard: New Timeshare on the Lower East Side Offers Outdoor Fun by the Hour

The Timeshare Backyard has added a few goodies since last year including picnic tables, lounge chairs, umbrellas and a grill. The space also includes a bathroom, squirt guns, hula hoops…

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port…

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Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Fashion reality show Project Runway will be taking over Chelsea’s High Line park this summer by turning it into a giant catwalk complete with a billboard that tells you if your outfit…

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Louis I. Kahn's Monumental Four Freedoms Park to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Louis I. Kahn's Monumental Four Freedoms Park to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

In 1973, legendary architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and NYC Mayor John Lindsay to design the memorial space for FDR. Kahn finished the design just…

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Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Starting in late May, Pratt graduate students in the green infrastructure design + build course began learning green roof and stormwater management techniques. Preliminary designs for…

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PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool isn't as large as McCarren Pool, measuring in at just 30’ x 50’ and 3.5 feet deep, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with tons of…

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See Dozens of Fireflies Light up the Sky at an All-Natural 4th of July Fireworks Display in NYC

See Dozens of Fireflies Light up the Sky at an All-Natural 4th of July Fireworks Display in NYC

Boy with Fireflies image via Shutterstock We're sure that this year's fireworks over the Hudson will be great, but if you're looking for a truly spectacular and green lightshow, head…

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Sexpert Ian Kerner Advises That Green Space is the Secret to Getting More New Yorkers in the Mood

Sexpert Ian Kerner Advises That Green Space is the Secret to Getting More New Yorkers in the Mood

Man and Woman Kissing Image via Shutterstock What gets New Yorkers in the mood? According to sex counselor and author Ian Kerner, it's not oysters, chocolates or flowers -…

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Designs for Columbia University Medical Center’s new 14-story, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building were unveiled this past week. The modern, glass tower, designed…

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The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is an Award-Winning Green Getaway in Lake Placid

The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort is an Award-Winning Green Getaway in Lake Placid

About a five hour drive from NYC, the Golden Arrow Resort has extensive green features including a green roof, sustainable dining, CFL lighting, and even VIP parking for hybrid…

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140,000 Ladybugs Set Loose in Manhattan Garden to Do Battle with Wart-Like Aphid Pods

140,000 Ladybugs Set Loose in Manhattan Garden to Do Battle with Wart-Like Aphid Pods

We were already fans of ladybugs and the chemical-free pest control they provide before we stepped foot in the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden, but we grew even fonder of them as we…

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New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan's Upper West Side

New Tree-Lined Solar Streetscape Could Be Coming Soon to Manhattan's Upper West Side

Upper West Siders rejoice! A stretch of Columbus Ave. is about to get a green makeover with solar technology infusing the sidewalks. The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District…

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MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

Great news! The MillionTreesNYC Project, which is one of 132 PlaNYC initiatives to green up the city, has already surpassed the halfway point in its grand goal of planting one million…

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Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

Disagreement as Queens Tries for a High Line Park of Its Own

As you can imagine, we were extremely excited last year to find out that Queens might be getting a High Line-esque park of its own, but as of now, the project is causing a lot of…

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BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

BrightFarms Reveals That A&P Will Be Its Retail Partner for Sunset Park's Massive Rooftop Farm

We've been following BrightFarms' plan to build the world's largest rooftop farm in Brooklyn, and now they've sent us word revealing who their long-term retail partner will be -…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan for Willets Point, Queens to be Revamped into New Green Neighborhood

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plan for Willets Point, Queens to be Revamped into New Green Neighborhood

The 62-acre site will be redeveloped over the next 15 years, starting with the controversial relocation of residents and businesses during the first phase of the project. Unhappy…

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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot…

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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