Get Spooked in This Gourd-geous Garden of Pumpkin Delights [PHOTOS]

Get Spooked in This Gourd-geous Garden of Pumpkin Delights [PHOTOS]

We were on the scene last year as Food Network star and master carver Ray Villafane went to work whittling giant pumpkins into zombies, but don't worry if you missed this spectacle…

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the…

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Fordham Hill Apartment Complex's Switch to Combined Heat and Power Can Save It $10 Million

Fordham Hill Apartment Complex's Switch to Combined Heat and Power Can Save It $10 Million

The Bronx's sprawling Fordham Hill residential complex is making green news by shifting its systems to combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration - integrated power stations that…

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Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Health officials are warning New Yorkers to take caution as a new outbreak of measles has infected residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. So far, there are 19 confirmed…

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South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

The South Bronx is prepping for a new kind of farmers market that will bring healthy, affordable food to as many as 300 people per week, and get this—it’s on wheels! The new South…

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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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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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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are fuming over the Marine Transfer Station that is being planned to transport garbage in and out of a location at East 91st St. Opponents of…

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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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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun…

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New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

Recycling your old electronics is about to become a lot easier in NYC. This week, New York City Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced the launch of a new residential…

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

Photo from Shutterstock If you're looking for yet another sign that the end is near, the media has been buzzing (pun-intended) with reports that billions of cicadas will be burrowing…

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EPA Grants Bronx High School Students $82,000 to Train in Environmental Careers

EPA Grants Bronx High School Students $82,000 to Train in Environmental Careers

High school students in the Bronx will be learning a thing or two about protecting our water this summer thanks to an $82,000 grant recently awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection…

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NYC Straphangers Rejoice: MTA Rolls Out New High-Tech Touch Screen Subway Maps

NYC Straphangers Rejoice: MTA Rolls Out New High-Tech Touch Screen Subway Maps

Good news subway riders! The MTA is rolling out a series of high-tech, touch screen subway maps to make navigating the train system a bit less intimidating. No more awkwardly hovering…

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NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City announced a new grant program yesterday that will provide more than $1.7 million in funding for city-wide…

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6 Beautiful Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

6 Beautiful Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

Fort Greene Park Nestled in Brooklyn's most distinguishing neighborhood, Fort Greene Park serves as a community hub for cultural diversity and public programming. One of the first…

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New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City’s population is the highest it's been in over 60 years, with more people moving in than moving out for the first time in…

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Study Finds That NYC Green Roofs Are Full of Fungi

Study Finds That NYC Green Roofs Are Full of Fungi

If you thought the collection of fungi housed in your own fridge was impressive, wait 'til you hear what was found on NYC's green roofs. Researchers from Barnard College, Columbia…

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NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

The New York City Department of Sanitation is calling on the city’s youth to conceive, design, and implement innovative cleanup, beautification, or reclamation projects in their…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mark your calendars, design fans! In keeping with its other efforts to promote local goods and services, New York City recently announced the first ever “NYCxDESIGN” (NYC by Design)…

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6 Things to Know About Winter Storm Nemo in NYC

6 Things to Know About Winter Storm Nemo in NYC

SIGN UP FOR NOTIFY NYC Notify NYC is New York's official source for alerts and info about emergency events and city services. It's free to register and you can get alerts via text or…

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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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New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

Vote photo from Shutterstock If you're one of more than 140,000 New Yorkers whose polling sites are closed today because of Hurricane Sandy, you might be wondering where you can…

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See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

New York City is still a long way off from full recovery post-Hurricane Sandy, but at least some of our subway lines will be running today. They MTA has restored service on some…

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