New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street's Industrial Area

New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street's Industrial Area

A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Plan Association will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street…

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NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent 2012 State of the State address put an emphasis on boosting renewable energy resources this year, and his initiatives are already being put into action.…

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Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

The developers of what could become the first offshore wind farm in the United States have announced that they are poised to begin construction as soon as the New Jersey Board of Public…

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg's tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration,…

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LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

The lot once slated for a Jay-Z-owned hotel along side the High Line will soon be home to a LEED Platinum office building.  Designed by Cook + Fox, the nine story tower will be…

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Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City's Recycling Rate by 2017

Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City's Recycling Rate by 2017

In his State of the City address today, Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to double New York City's recycling efforts over the next five years. With the implementation of residential…

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Increased leakage of slightly radioactive water forced the operators of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just 30 miles north of New York City, to shut down one of the plant's…

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POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

All of New York is anxiously awaiting the third installment of the High Line to open (especially with the current unseasonably beautiful weather), and it looks like everyone has an idea…

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NYC Department of Health's Newest Ad Campaign Targets Increasing Portion Sizes

NYC Department of Health's Newest Ad Campaign Targets Increasing Portion Sizes

Have you noticed the ever-increasing size of french fries and soda servings? An estimated 57% of adult New Yorkers suffering from obesity, and two out of every five New York City…

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New York City's 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

New York City's 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

Unlike the stalled expansion of other New York subway lines, the number seven is making good progress. According to Shawn Kildare, senior vice president at the MTA, the project is ten…

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Governor Cuomo Proposes Abandoning NYC's Javits Convention Center For New Queens Complex

Governor Cuomo Proposes Abandoning NYC's Javits Convention Center For New Queens Complex

Cuomo’s proposed plan would create a 3.8 million square foot facility in Queens, adjacent to the Aqueduct Racetrack and casino run by Genting’s Resorts World Casino. In fact, the…

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Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migrating Birds

Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migrating Birds

Last year, the Tribute of Light symbolically commemorated the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, but those same celestial beams caused flocks of migrating birds to become…

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Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

The long overdue World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be getting back on track. The Frank Gehry-designed complex is slated to have two theaters, rehearsal space, classrooms and…

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New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Health Initiatives

New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Health Initiatives

Thanks to public health initiatives and creative urban alternatives, New York City's life expectancy has increased more than anywhere else in the United States. The death rate is lower…

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Abandoned Gothic-Style School Building in East Harlem to be Converted Into Affordable Artist Housing

Abandoned Gothic-Style School Building in East Harlem to be Converted Into Affordable Artist Housing

East Harlem's long abandoned Public School 109 will soon be a towering development of affordable artist housing called El Barrio Artspace. The gorgeous Gothic building was shuttered 15…

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Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Contest for Freshkills Park Opens

Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Contest for Freshkills Park Opens

Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition that will take place at Freshkills Park is now open! In its partnership with New York City’s Department of…

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National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to a Financial Dispute

National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to a Financial Dispute

The opening of the long anticipated National September 11 Museum is being pushed back, according to Mayor Bloomberg. Because of an ongoing debate with the Port Authority of New York and…

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2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

The annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will once again showcase the dropping of a dazzling green ball, as the iconic sphere will be illuminated by energy efficient…

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MetroChange Kiosks Would Enable New Yorkers to Donate Unused MetroCard Money

MetroChange Kiosks Would Enable New Yorkers to Donate Unused MetroCard Money

As of late, you’ll notice that the MTA has given New Yorkers odd-change “bonus” increments that come with buying varying values of MetroCards. Thirty extra cents? What can a…

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Leeser Architecture Finishes LED-Lit Luxury Lobby for the Mercedes House

Leeser Architecture Finishes LED-Lit Luxury Lobby for the Mercedes House

Leeser Architecture has just put the finishing touches on the super cool south lobby of the incredible new West Side development, the Mercedes House. The 2,500 square foot space will…

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NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

image © Billa via Creative Commons Melody Kelemu, a student at NYU, wants to use the poop from the dogs of New York to power lamps in our parks. The idea dawned on the neuroscience…

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Bloomberg Passes a Bill Requiring PCB Leaks in Schools to Be Reported to the Public Immediately

Bloomberg Passes a Bill Requiring PCB Leaks in Schools to Be Reported to the Public Immediately

Thanks to a new law, parents of New York City students can be a little less worried about undetected polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) leaking fluorescent light fixtures. The City Council…

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World's First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

World's First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

Forget the 1969 three-day music festival, Woodstock, New York has a new claim to fame: the world's first solar-powered menorah. Rabbi AB Itkin of the Chabad community in Ulster County…

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MVRDV Apologizes for World-Trade-Center-esque

MVRDV Apologizes for World-Trade-Center-esque "Cloud" Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

MVRDV just ignited a media firestorm as "The Cloud" - their new project for Seoul, Korea featuring two towers linked by a pixellated mass - drew comparison to the exploding form of New…

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Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC's Buildings

Zone Green Amendments by DCP Promote Sustainability for NYC's Buildings

This week, New York's Department of City Planning released Zone Green, a set of proposed amendments to the city's zoning resolution designed to remove obstacles to erecting green…

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