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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New Jersey is Fighting for Its Own High Line-Style Rail Park

New Jersey is Fighting for Its Own High Line-Style Rail Park

Manhattan’s High Line has been such a success that now New Jersey is hankering to have their own elevated park. The proposed site of the green space would be at the Harsimus Stem…

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The Jerde Partnership Reimagines Atlantic City as a Gorgeous Green Family Destination

The Jerde Partnership Reimagines Atlantic City as a Gorgeous Green Family Destination

Atlantic City's golden era has long passed, and the city fell into disarray and crime over the last 40 years. Jerde’s plan not only reshapes the city into a premier tourist…

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The Delancey Underground's LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

The Delancey Underground's LowLine Wins Support from Community Board 3

Great news for LowLine fans - this week, The Delancey Underground won the support of Manhattan’s Community Board 3, bringing the underground park even closer to coming to…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it's developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275…

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Gas Explosion Under the High Line Park Leaves 2 People Injured

Gas Explosion Under the High Line Park Leaves 2 People Injured

A gas explosion rocked an area underneath the High Line this morning, injuring two people. The blast occurred when a crew of construction workers tried to remove a gas tank from a…

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the…

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The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

What is going on here? We don't even know. The High Line Zoo is located atop a previously barren rooftop along the High Line, and consists of flat (but still ferocious) lions,…

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High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

Last week, a disgruntled Chelsea resident posted fliers along the High Line Park begging tourists who visit the area to check their manners. The posters, most of which were torn down…

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PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Farmacy rises in the middle of the grassy park, with a metal framework grid. On each of the lateral rungs, the artist has hung the white Ag-Bags. Bunches of  herbs, berries and flowers…

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Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Traveling apiculturist Zainal Khan is overseeing the hive for now and is training Chef Andrew Rubin to maintain it on a daily basis. The hive is expected to produce almost 30 pounds of…

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HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

Conceived by HWKN's Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, Marc Perrotta, Patricia Sahm, Paul Sanders, Jefferson Frost, Robert May, Will Kemper, and Evan V. Watts, the 1,000 sq. ft. space is…

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Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Students Join Together to Plant Heirloom Apple Orchard at Queens College

Imagine being a student at New York City’s Queens College, and being able to pick a ripe, organic apple right off the tree on your way to your morning biology class. Nice, right? This…

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Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City's Inaction in Chelsea

Renegade Pop-Up Park Planned to Protest City's Inaction in Chelsea

What do you do when you've been lobbying for a neighborhood park for years to no avail? How about creating your own pop-up park in protest? That's what a group called Friends of…

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Lower East Side's Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

Lower East Side's Creative Little Garden Wins Daily News Best Community Garden Title

The Daily News has awarded its prize for best community garden in NYC, and we're excited to say it's one that's near and dear to our hearts - the Lower East Side's Creative Little…

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NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

This summer, a couple of green-loving Brooklynites want to transform an abandoned lot in Red Hook into a native plant center that would be open to the public for free. The project,…

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Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

Study Shows Red Oaks Grow 8 Times Faster in Central Park Due to Urban Heat Island Effect

A simple experiment to see how trees are affected by growing in an urban environment has had surprising results, showing that they can grow up to eight times faster due to the urban…

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Monet's French Gardens Recreated Inside The Hole NYC Art Gallery

Monet's French Gardens Recreated Inside The Hole NYC Art Gallery

When stepping into the gallery, visitors are first greeted with the wafting sweet fragrance of fresh flowers, which grow around the architectural pillars, along walls and in vines…

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Curious Irish Hunger Memorial is a Green-Roofed Monument in Battery Park City

Curious Irish Hunger Memorial is a Green-Roofed Monument in Battery Park City

"The Great Hunger" or "An Gorta Mor" began in 1845 when an agricultural disease destroyed the country's potato crops, leaving many without any food. With no choice but to leave their…

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Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

New York Cares Day Spend Earth Day giving back to nature, New York, and your fellow citizens. Join 5,000 other New Yorkers for the annual New York Cares Day to beautify and clean our…

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PHOTOS: Patrick Blanc's Enchanting Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

PHOTOS: Patrick Blanc's Enchanting Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

Did you know that some orchids hang off of trees and don't need to be planted? Their thick exposed roots gather all of the water they need right out of the air. For this year's…

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First Street Green Park in the East Village Opens a Season of Cultural Programming on Earth Day

First Street Green Park in the East Village Opens a Season of Cultural Programming on Earth Day

Celebrate this upcoming Earth Day at the new First Street Green Park with a bash that also launches their season of programming. Taking over the now vacant lot that hosted the BMW…

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