Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

New York isn't taking its chances with future superstorms. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to protect vital NYC transportation infrastructure from…

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Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

A group of students in Far Rockaway want to make a section of the Rockaway Freeway safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and they need your help to do it. Youngsters from the Rockaway…

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Futuristic New Renderings Show What LaGuardia Airport Could Look Like in 2021

Futuristic New Renderings Show What LaGuardia Airport Could Look Like in 2021

Newly released renderings of a revamped LaGuardia Airport show what it could look like in 2021 - the year that the Port Authority is expected to complete its $2.5 billion redevelopment…

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Did New York's Aging Gas Infrastructure Contribute to the Deadly Harlem Explosion?

Did New York's Aging Gas Infrastructure Contribute to the Deadly Harlem Explosion?

The death toll from the explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem on Wednesday has now risen to eight, with at least 60 people injured and several still missing. The…

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Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

In a victory for Consolidated Edison customers, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) recently ruled that the utility company invest $1 billion to protect its energy…

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Hospital Disaster Resiliency Program Aims to Prevent Future Hurricanes From Crippling NYC Medical System

Hospital Disaster Resiliency Program Aims to Prevent Future Hurricanes From Crippling NYC Medical System

When Hurricane Sandy struck in October of 2012, one of its most dire consequences was that it effectively put six New York hospitals out of commission. The facilities could have…

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You Might Still Be Able to Buy a Nice NYC Apartment for Under $50,000 Thanks to This Initiative

You Might Still Be Able to Buy a Nice NYC Apartment for Under $50,000 Thanks to This Initiative

In 2010, New Yorker Tracie Hunte bought a 600-square-foot one-bedroom with a balcony in Brooklyn Heights for a little more than $38,000. While it might sound like a deal that would only…

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New Survey Shows 68% of New Yorkers Think Housing Affordability is Bad and Getting Worse

New Survey Shows 68% of New Yorkers Think Housing Affordability is Bad and Getting Worse

A new survey by Talking Transition, a project aimed at getting community feedback during the mayoral transition, reveals that New Yorkers across all demographics are worried about how…

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How New York Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

How New York Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

New York City is usually pretty good about celebrating and preserving its landmarks, which is why the following story is quite disappointing. Unearthed by The Verge’s Adrianne…

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New York Launches Largest Green Bank in the United States

New York Launches Largest Green Bank in the United States

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that business operations have begun for the New York Green Bank, a mechanism to spur private sector investments in clean energy and…

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What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

Bixi, the Montreal-based non-profit that developed the technology for New York City's bike sharing program, has filed for bankruptcy. Although the financial crisis isn't entirely…

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AIANY to Debut Disaster-Proof Architecture Exhibit

AIANY to Debut Disaster-Proof Architecture Exhibit "Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge"

Curated by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, “Considering…

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year's Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year's Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Located in the traditionally under-resourced region and flood plain zone of Inwood/Washington Heights, the envisioned space highlights and adapts to the area’s floodwater lifecycle.…

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First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

The first mods were hoisted into place yesterday at the B2 residential building at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. When completed in late 2014, the structure is poised to claim the title…

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Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Famous piano maker Steinway & Sons is giving its massive parking lot a lush green facelift with the help of non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The 53,500 square-foot…

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NYC Commits $14 Million Towards Helping Hurricane Sandy-Impacted Homeowners

NYC Commits $14 Million Towards Helping Hurricane Sandy-Impacted Homeowners

Today, outgoing New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new program that will provide $14 million towards structural and non-structural repairs for single-family homeowners…

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NYC's One World Trade Center Officially Declared the Tallest Building in the U.S.

NYC's One World Trade Center Officially Declared the Tallest Building in the U.S.

It's official - One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the United States at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on…

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Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler has re-imagined NYC with town squares that could protect against flooding and power outages when the next Sandy-like storm strikes. The project is part of the global design…

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JFK Runway Plans Modified to Save 800 Trees in Southeast Queens

JFK Runway Plans Modified to Save 800 Trees in Southeast Queens

Amidst protests by residents in southeast Queens, the Port Authority has announced that they will modify their JFK runway plans to avoid removing as many as 800 trees from Idlewild…

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For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

The "Small Means & Great Ends" design originated from the philosophy to introduce a plan that incorporates small changes that are adaptable, feasible, affordable and smart. For…

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First ‘Solar for Sandy’ Back-Up Photovoltaic Panel Installation Goes Up at Red Hook Recreation Center

First ‘Solar for Sandy’ Back-Up Photovoltaic Panel Installation Goes Up at Red Hook Recreation Center

Today Global Green USA initiated the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn as the first official community facility to receive a back-up solar system as part of the “Solar For…

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New Article Highlights New York City's Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

New Article Highlights New York City's Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. last year, it did more than just flood streets and knock out power. In its wake, the superstorm also revealed terrifying deficiencies…

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After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

Did you know that construction on a massive water tunnel has been going on beneath the city since 1969? Mayor Bloomberg announced the completion of the Manhattan portion of the…

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