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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Patrick Blanc's Gorgeous Vertical Gardens Flank the 10th Annual Orchid Show at NYBG

Patrick Blanc's Gorgeous Vertical Gardens Flank the 10th Annual Orchid Show at NYBG

Patrick Blanc is both a botanist and an artist, bringing his creativity to the design of the current Orchid Show. With his matching bright green hair, the artist brought the show to a…

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Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Park

Designers Propose Ideas for the Possible Tappan Zee Bridge Park

The Tappan Bridge Park Alliance, lead by Paul Feiner, the supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, and Councilwoman Milagros Lecuona, is working toward making this park a reality. Lecuona…

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Kim Holleman's Trailer Park Recycles a Camper Into a Mobile Green Oasis

Kim Holleman's Trailer Park Recycles a Camper Into a Mobile Green Oasis

Trailer Park: A Mobile Public Park first began appearing around New York in 2006, when Holleman transformed a Coachman Travel Trailer for the Storefront for Art and Architecture.  The…

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Dutch Kills Green Revamps Queens Plaza with a Wetlands Park, Bike Paths and More

Dutch Kills Green Revamps Queens Plaza with a Wetlands Park, Bike Paths and More

A 1.5 acre area of Long Island City has been transformed from a commuter parking lot into an eco-friendly green space. Dutch Kills Green, officially opened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on…

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Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

A few years ago, when Ramsey of Raad Studio learned about a huge, unused space below Delancey Street, he began thinking of how to create what could potentially be deemed the world's…

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Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Arup Engineering is a high-profile, global firm that works on major projects like the high speed Chunnel trains, the Second Avenue Subway, and the Water Cube for the…

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The East River Blueway Will Make the Waterfront Accessible for Recreation and Boating

The East River Blueway Will Make the Waterfront Accessible for Recreation and Boating

WXY Architecture + Urban Design have been chosen as the lead designers for the innovative Easy River Blueway Project. The project entails the revamping of the East River waterfront from…

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New Coffee Table Book Reveals New York City's Most Stunning & Elaborate Rooftop Gardens

New Coffee Table Book Reveals New York City's Most Stunning & Elaborate Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York is a new coffee table book that takes you up to the city's most exquisite private rooftop gardens.

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Storm King Art Center to Host a Honey Bee Apiary by Artist Peter Coffin

Storm King Art Center to Host a Honey Bee Apiary by Artist Peter Coffin

Artist Peter Coffin is making bees into art. Opening this spring at the Storm King Art Center, the artist’s piece "Untitled (Bees Making Honey)" will bring a network of bees to the…

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

The exhibit will include a “farmstand” where visitors make their own determination of the value of the microgreens grown in the gallery and may choose an urban agriculture…

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New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

Playgrounds may be a favorite place for New York City children, but they have also become an ideal environmental solution for city officials. With a possibly rainy summer season ahead,…

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Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

The newly revealed renderings show the architects' initial visions for the final section of the High Line, but the details are not finalized The third section's total cost will be…

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New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

image via New York Times If you think cities are devoid of nature and wildlife, think again. Last fall, scientists announced that they discovered a new bee species in the Brooklyn…

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Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

With the idea of a utopian economically independent city, NYCSS would infuse urban farming throughout all five boroughs. The plan was created by focusing on the food, waste, energy,…

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Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

image © James Maher The gardens, located atop the British Empire Building, the Maison Francaise, and the setbacks of other central buildings, were planned and built when the Center…

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Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

New York-based architect Andrew Franz will be designing two new beach-like bungalows containing a cafe and restaurant at the Marina, while community members are pushing for an eco-dock…

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An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Throughout New York City's five boroughs, there are thousands of acres of city land sitting completely empty. One such lot sits across the street from P.S. 323 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.…

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