2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

If you live in Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens, a lush new rainwater garden may soon be popping up on a sidewalk near you. New York City's Department of Environmental Protection…

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World Trade Center Opens Again for Business 13 Years After 9/11

World Trade Center Opens Again for Business 13 Years After 9/11

Thirteen years after the tragic 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center has officially re-opened its doors for business. On Monday, media company Condé Nast began moving into One World…

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Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike has announced plans to double its fleet by 2017 after the sale of its parent company, Alta Bicycle Share, to REQX Ventures, a real estate company affiliated with Related…

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Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

Could Harlem be the next NYC neighborhood to get its own High Line-style park? Non-profit organization Housing Partnership thinks so and has proposed the Harlem…

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Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Greenpoint was once considered one of NYC's most hardscaped areas, but things are changing slowly and surely for the Brooklyn nabe. New plans for a vibrant waterfront park at the…

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Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

It looks like Brooklyn's favorite bouncy bridge has just been bounced out of commission. Although the zigzagging Squibb Park Bridge was intentionally designed to spring up and down…

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate…

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the…

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Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Uptown nature lovers will soon be able to enjoy a pedestrian pathway connecting Randall’s Island to the Bronx. The New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning to open…

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NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's recently released $41 billion affordable housing plan to create or preserve 200,000 units for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers over the next…

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New York's Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World's Tallest Residential Building

New York's Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World's Tallest Residential Building

It looks like New York has trumped Chicago once again. Willis Tower recently lost to One World Trade Center when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat counted 1 WTC's spire…

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BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green

BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green "U" Around Manhattan

Big U would not only tackle Lower Manhattan, but would also extend to known flood zones up to 57th Street on the West Side, down through Battery Park, and up to 42nd street on the East…

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MTA Unveils New Exhibit Showcasing the Tech Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway

MTA Unveils New Exhibit Showcasing the Tech Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway

New Yorkers have been waiting since 1929 for the Second Avenue Subway, and the MTA project is finally set to become reality (if all goes well) with the opening of its first phase in…

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New York Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

New York Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a $1.6 million investment towards making dams across the state more resilient to storms to help control flooding. According to the…

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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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