Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Image ©Kevin Krejci Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the…

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Two Whales Found Washed Up on Long Island Beaches This Weekend

Two Whales Found Washed Up on Long Island Beaches This Weekend

This past weekend revealed some grisly surprises for residents of two Long Island beach communities. Officials at two different beaches reported beached whales on their shores, with…

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Hurricane Sandy Victims Must Wait Another Month For Emergency Funds Thanks To House GOP

Hurricane Sandy Victims Must Wait Another Month For Emergency Funds Thanks To House GOP

While many Americans are relieved that the country won't go tumbling off the much ballyhooed fiscal cliff (yet, anyway) there are thousands for whom relief is nowhere in sight. This…

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NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

NY's Suffolk County Becomes First to Ban BPA in Receipt Papers in U.S.

New York’s Suffolk County has become the first one in the United States to ban retailers from issuing register receipts that contain Bisphenol-A (BPA). The legislation, called the…

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New York's Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

New York's Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

We wrote about the New York City Economic Development Corporation's "New York’s Next Top Makers" competition back in October, and we're excited to say that the contest is now open to…

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NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg announced NYC Restore, a new initiative to create one-stop locations that connect residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy with the services…

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How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

Hurricane Sandy has already started to rage, and water levels have been rising around New York. If you’re stuck in an evacuation zone with nowhere to go (or no way to get there with…

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New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whips up the Atlantic

New York City Suspends Public Transport as Hurricane Sandy Whips up the Atlantic

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Sunday morning that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will start suspending all public transportation at 7 p.m. Sunday. NYC…

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Fans Successfully Purchase Nikola Tesla's Long Island Workshop to Turn it Into a Science Museum

Fans Successfully Purchase Nikola Tesla's Long Island Workshop to Turn it Into a Science Museum

The Wardenclyffe building in Shoreham, Long Island is Nikola Tesla's last surviving workshop and was recently up for sale. Fearing the historic property would be purchased by those…

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Long Island's LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Long Island's LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Earlier this month, North Hempstead unveiled the first LEED Platinum community center in Long Island. The Yes We Can center boasts green features like a solar carport, geothermal…

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Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

New Yorkers may have to batten down the hatches today as the threat of another tornado looms over the city. The National Weather Service announced that a twister watch is in effect for…

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The Artist's Retreat is a Sustainable Solar-Powered Summer Getaway in Water Mill, NY

The Artist's Retreat is a Sustainable Solar-Powered Summer Getaway in Water Mill, NY

The Artist's Retreat is a 2,550 sf sustainable summer escape with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in Water Mill, NY. As the home is used by an artist and her mother, it was designed to provide…

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VIDEO: Tornado Hits Queens, New York

VIDEO: Tornado Hits Queens, New York

Video via rcurrlin A tornado warning has been issued for all five boroughs in NYC today, and New Yorkers are being cautioned to stay indoors whenever possible. The watch comes after…

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House By The Pond is an Ultra-Modern Retreat in Long Island, NY

House By The Pond is an Ultra-Modern Retreat in Long Island, NY

House By The Pond is a two-story, five bedroom home located in Water Mill, NY. The owners tasked Stelle Architects to craft a home that would meet their needs as well as the specific…

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Proposed Long Island Wind Farm Could Supply 350,000 kWh of Electricity to NY

Proposed Long Island Wind Farm Could Supply 350,000 kWh of Electricity to NY

A coalition consisting of the LIPA (Long Island Power Authority), ConEd and NYPA (New York Power Authority) is working to construct a wind farm 12 miles off the coast of Long Island…

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David Rockwell Designs a Striking Southampton Performance Pavilion That Will Double as a Skate Rink

David Rockwell Designs a Striking Southampton Performance Pavilion That Will Double as a Skate Rink

Rockwell's pavilion was originally slated to be a replacement performance center while the Southampton Parish Art Museum began a year-long construction period. However, the design was…

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Brooklynite Spike Lee Gets Behind Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Ban

Brooklynite Spike Lee Gets Behind Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Ban

This week famed filmmaker and long-time Brooklyn resident Spike Lee voiced his support of Mayor Bloomberg’s highly controversial proposal to limit the size of sodas and other sugary…

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Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

Alec Baldwin Wants to Install the First Private Wind Turbine in the Hamptons

New Yorker and 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin wants to green his East Hampton home by juicing it up with wind power. The famous actor recently applied to install a wind turbine on his…

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This McDonald's Serves Up Big Macs in an 18th Century Mansion on Long Island

This McDonald's Serves Up Big Macs in an 18th Century Mansion on Long Island

The structure, better known as the Denton House (before it became known as the local Micky D's), was originally constructed in the late 18th century as a farmhouse by the descendants of…

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HWKN Unveils New Wooden Dance Pavilion for Fire Island Pines Gay Resort

HWKN Unveils New Wooden Dance Pavilion for Fire Island Pines Gay Resort

HWKN's new dance pavilion will be the very first thing visitors will see when they jump off the ferry at Fire Island Pines, one of the world's premier gay resorts located on Fire…

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Modern Montauk Genius Loci Home is Connected by a Wood-Screened Bridge

Modern Montauk Genius Loci Home is Connected by a Wood-Screened Bridge

Located on a former horse ranch with rolling green pastures, Genius Loci enjoys one of the highest locations in Montauk. Taking in views of the surrounding landscape as well as the…

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Peconic Bay House is a Solar-Powered Eco Prefab in Long Island's Shinnecock Hills

Peconic Bay House is a Solar-Powered Eco Prefab in Long Island's Shinnecock Hills

The Peconic Bay House is a RES4 prefab home with a master suite, living, kitchen and dining room upstairs with two guest rooms, bathroom, a media/study and the entrance on the ground…

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Bridgehampton's Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

Bridgehampton's Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

The Surfside vacation retreat includes the main house, a guest house, a two-car garage, and a free-form, chlorine-free pool. The home was remodeled from an existing home. The structure…

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Long Island Green Dome is the World's Largest Wooden Residential Dome!

Long Island Green Dome is the World's Largest Wooden Residential Dome!

Standing 45 feet high, the Long Island Green Dome is the largest residential geodesic dome in the world. Taking nearly 4 years to build, it features 16 specially designed high solar…

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Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not…

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