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MIT's "New Meadowlands" Marshland Plan Could Protect New York from the Next Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday we took an early peek at the top ten designs from the Rebuild By Design competition, a contest to find ideas that protect the tri-state area from future superstorms. One of…

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A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

Things are sliding (literally) into place at the new Governors Island Park. Construction workers are working on erecting a 38-foot-tall hill that will eventually be covered with slides.…

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New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded…

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Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay and the Trust for Public Land have released new renderings illustrating their plan to turn a stretch of train tracks in Queens into a High Line-style public…

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Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

“It’s very exciting to know that we will be able to be located right on the Bronx River, right along the heart of the Bronx River Greenway,” Linda Cox, the group’s executive…

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Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

The new Green Loop facilities would be built on top of artificial islands connected to the boroughs via jetties. The concept hub stations would have street level compost centers with…

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The High Line's Final Section Will Harken Back to a Wonderfully Wild Aesthetic

The High Line's Final Section Will Harken Back to a Wonderfully Wild Aesthetic

The High Line at the Rail Yards seeks to preserve the untamed and self-seeded landscape that first inspired the founders of Friends of the High Line to protect the defunct elevated…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 is on track to wrap up construction by this spring, and visitors will soon be able to enjoy exciting amenities including a new roller rink. When…

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New Billboard Asks Motorists to Oppose Controversial LG Office Tower in the Palisades

New Billboard Asks Motorists to Oppose Controversial LG Office Tower in the Palisades

The Protect the Palisades organization has taken a new approach to voicing its environmental concerns about LG building a new office tower in New Jersey. Motorists may have noticed the…

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Join Friends of the QueensWay for a Bike Tour Along the Proposed Elevated Park This Spring

Join Friends of the QueensWay for a Bike Tour Along the Proposed Elevated Park This Spring

We got a chance to walk the QueensWay for ourselves last fall, and soon even more people will be able to check out the abandoned rail line/proposed elevated park when it opens up for…

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James Corner Field Operations' Muscota Marsh Restoration Will Help Clean the Harlem River

James Corner Field Operations' Muscota Marsh Restoration Will Help Clean the Harlem River

The lead firm behind the High Line recently completed their newest riverfront park, a self-sustaining ecosystem located on an acre of land in northern Manhattan. Designed by James…

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Plans for Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink Skate Forward

Plans for Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink Skate Forward

Queens is set to drop the puck on a new roller hockey rink. Construction will begin this fall in Rockaway that will replace the outdated rink that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. City…

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NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

"Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and…

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Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

The long-awaited resurrection of New York’s historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is slated to make its big debut later this month. The reconstructed Central Park gem, which is now…

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Invasive, Cold-Resistant Asian Cockroach Species Found on NYC's High Line

Invasive, Cold-Resistant Asian Cockroach Species Found on NYC's High Line

The High Line has been a gathering place for all kinds of characters since it opened in 2009, and now it's even attracted an invasive cockroach species from Asia. The newly found…

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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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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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Custom-Made Designer Trash Bins Pop Up in NYC Parks

Custom-Made Designer Trash Bins Pop Up in NYC Parks

Ignacio Ciocchini is Vice President of Design for the Bryant Park Corporation non-profit, and the creator of the new tulip-shaped cans. Ciocchini says that “the design of…

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New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged

New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged "Zombie" Trees

The New York City Parks Department has announced that it will cut down 2,000 Hurricane Sandy-damaged trees this fall before these “zombie” trees can kill or injure pedestrians…

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Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Astoria's waterfront is about to undergo a massive green makeover. The City Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to rezone industrial areas in the Queens nabe into residential…

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MoMA Announces It Will Open Its Sculpture Garden to the Public for Free Every Morning

MoMA Announces It Will Open Its Sculpture Garden to the Public for Free Every Morning

Figurengruppe by Katharina Fritsch NY art lovers will soon have a place to get their daily dose of inspiration for free at The Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden. Starting on…

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Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park

Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park

The park, designed by Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture and Newark’s Planning Office, features a series of fun and educational pictographs engraved within the orange boardwalk’s…

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Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal

Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal "Sponge Park" Will Finally Begin in 2014

The exciting project will attempt to clean up the sewage-laden Gowanus Canal, which has been consistently polluted since the dawn of industrialization in the area. The cleansing park…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of…

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC's annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists…

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