Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

The Rockaways is still in the process of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy but the area’s resiliency against the next superstorm is still in question. While multiple architects have…

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NYC's Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

NYC's Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

The OEM erected three apartments near its Brooklyn offices at Cadman Plaza. The units range in size from 480 square feet to 813 square feet and contain one to three bedrooms. Despite…

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NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

Thanks to Local Law 86, all of New York City's civic buildings must be built to sustainable standards, but the School Construction Authority (SCA) was well ahead of the green game by…

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Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Here at Inhabitat we love anything LEGO, so it's no surprise that we're pretty fond of world-reknowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. Just in time for Earth Day, Sawaya impressed us…

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BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Soaring Mantaray Platform

BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Soaring Mantaray Platform

The 17-foot-tall, wooden, sloping platform was designed to serve a dual purpose. First, observers on top of the 6000 square-foot Mantaray could walk up to an elevated view of Lower…

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Fire Devastates New Jersey Boardwalk Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Fire Devastates New Jersey Boardwalk Still Recovering From Superstorm Sandy

Image via Instagram Almost a year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the New Jersey coastline, a massive fire engulfed areas of the newly rebuilt boardwalk in the adjoining towns of…

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12 Years After 9/11 the New World Trade Center Finally Takes Shape

12 Years After 9/11 the New World Trade Center Finally Takes Shape

For years the World Trade Center site remained empty as hallowed ground and a reminder of the worst terrorist attack in America. Over time the site transformed into a symbol of…

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Breaking News: Pod of Dolphins Spotted Frolicking in the East River!

Breaking News: Pod of Dolphins Spotted Frolicking in the East River!

Dolphins just can't seem to get enough of NYC. Hot on the heels of March's East River dolphin spotting, we've just been tipped off that now a whole pod of dolphins has been seen…

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NYC Judge Halts Unloved Soda Ban One Day Ahead of Implementation

NYC Judge Halts Unloved Soda Ban One Day Ahead of Implementation

Photo via Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg's ambitious plan to ban sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in food and beverage establishments throughout New York City has been…

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Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

The competition was part of a larger initiative to create more available units for one- and two-person households — some as small as 250 square feet, the largest at 370 square…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

New York City flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday reveal that more areas further inland are expected to flood in the future. FEMA updated…

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NYPD to Begin Testing New Scanning Device That Can Detect Concealed Weapons

NYPD to Begin Testing New Scanning Device That Can Detect Concealed Weapons

Video image of the technology in use Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators signed a bill into effect that will place stricter gun-control measures across…

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New York Gets Additional $250 Million for Renewable Energy, Gov. Cuomo Announces

New York Gets Additional $250 Million for Renewable Energy, Gov. Cuomo Announces

Taking another step towards energy security, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Christmas Eve that an additional $250 million will be made available for renewable energy…

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2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

After a month of planning, NYC has finalized a program which will make 2,500 vacant apartments throughout the five boroughs available as temporary housing to those displaced by…

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MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

Finally, a bit of good news for folks in the Rockaways. After facing several more months of delayed service due to Hurricane Sandy, the MTA launched a temporary, free "H Shuttle" this…

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has emerged an Obama supporter. In a press conference earlier today concerning the clean up of hurricane damage, the mayor…

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NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy has moved on after wreaking havoc on the East Coast and leaving several mid-Atlantic cities underwater. New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Sandy's fury and…

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NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

via Imgur As Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officials begin to assess the damage wreaked on the city's public transit system by Hurricane Sandy, all services in New York City…

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New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

Last night Exelon Corp. declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant as a result of Hurricane Sandy's record-breaking storm surge. The alert is the…

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Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

During the endless news cycle of the election year, climate change appeared to be an afterthought in the American consciousness. The issue has been conspicuously absent in the run-up…

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Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

The Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy's unwelcome arrival next week. Upgraded to a category 1…

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Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

NYC has some great oyster bars, but its most in-demand shellfish yet may soon be coming to the Gowanus Canal instead of to your favorite seafood restaurant. Scape Studio has received…

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New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Mayor Bloomberg's plan for the East River Waterfront revitalization takes advantage of a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land to create 2 miles of recreational opportunities. SHoP…

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NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

“Whether by providing more information about recycling opportunities or new apps that promote tree stewardship, we are ready to partner with the technology industry to package our…

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