A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

As climate change continues to spank the northeast with intense storms and sea levels continue to rise around the globe, urban planners everywhere are struggling to develop ways to keep…

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Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Exciting news avian aficionados! According to the National Audubon Society, a pair of bald eagles has decided to shack up on an uninhabited island off the Staten Island coast, marking…

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PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic…

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the…

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Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island’s beautiful Heritage Park is now officially open for fall frolicking, but the lush green space wasn't always so verdant. Set on the waterfront near Richmond Terrace,…

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Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

An ambitious proposal for Staten Island's abandoned City Farm Colony could see the expansive 45-acre lot made over into a senior housing complex called Landmark Colony. A complete…

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Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

There was a big media hullabaloo back in February after NYC mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s famous groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony, but new…

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VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

Did you know that there are eels living in Staten Island? The slippery creatures add to the Staten Island Bluebelt's ecological diversity, but they also do double duty as indicators of…

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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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Old Prison to Be Transformed into Staten Island's First Movie Studio

Old Prison to Be Transformed into Staten Island's First Movie Studio

Staten Island will soon be home to a new mini Hollywood inside of an old prison. Earlier this week, Brooklyn-based Broadway Stages announced its plans to transform the Arthur Kill…

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Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

All of the art Spollen makes is made of trash he finds in junkyards and on street corners. For one of his most notable pieces, a life-sized steampunk bot, Spollen fashioned together an…

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NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

Staten Island is going green in a big way. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough's Freshkills Parks will be home to NYC's largest solar energy installation.…

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Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Similar to a carnival ferris wheel, but much, much larger, the New York Wheel will be a soaring observation opportunity with sky-high views of the nearby Manhattan skyline. Rather than…

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West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Queens and Staten Island

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Queens and Staten Island

Photo via Shutterstock New York health officials recently discovered the season's first batch of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in areas of Queens and Staten Island. No human…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island's New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island's New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials broke ground yesterday on a $150 million project that will transform Staten Island’s former U.S. Homeport Naval Base (inoperative for over…

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Mayor Bloomberg Set to Announce All-Borough Composting Program in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Set to Announce All-Borough Composting Program in NYC

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to announce a citywide composting plan that would divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Tested through a spring pilot…

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6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

Whether your father is a bonafide foodie or just a guy who enjoys getting his eat on, he'll find tons to tickle his palate at this Sunday's Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.…

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Bummer Alert: Cicadapocalypse Cancelled for NYC

Bummer Alert: Cicadapocalypse Cancelled for NYC

We've got some pretty disappointing news today for New Yorkers who were expecting to see a swarm of cicadas overtake the city - they're probably not coming. Apparently, the noisy bugs…

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NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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Where to See Cicadas in New York This Summer

Where to See Cicadas in New York This Summer

By now you've probably heard about the upcoming cicada frenzy that will soon be descending upon the East Coast, but you might not be sure where to see these fascinating insects for…

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NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Snug Harbor is home to some of New York’s most historic buildings, and is also the United States’ largest adaptive reuse project. The Greek Revival buildings once…

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

Alley Pond Park You’ll find plenty of space to lay back and enjoy the beauty of nature at this 600 acre park in Queens. It's filled with playgrounds and ball fields, so you can…

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Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Photo from Shutterstock Throw your suit in a messenger bag and strap on your helmet because today is Bike to Work Day! Thousands of New Yorkers will be trading in their car, bus or…

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