Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Could a new neighborhood be coming to NYC? Seaport City, an idea for a man-made parcel of land on the east side of Manhattan that would also double as a storm surge protector, was first…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Image: JEFFREY M. HYDE DESIGN DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTION The Willoughby Square parking garage will delve 37 feet underground and will be able to accommodate 697 cars on five levels.…

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New Yorkers Encouraged to

New Yorkers Encouraged to "Take the Stairs" in the Fight Against Obesity

Image via Shutterstock Lean Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been fighting New York's obesity epidemic since his first day in office, and though some of his initiatives have failed (like…

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AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T's Neil Giacobbi, New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, and Kevin Jeffrey, Borough Commissioner, Parks, will be on hand this morning at Coney Island's West 8th Street…

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reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

As part of NY Design Week 2013, Brooklyn-based design studio reMade curated a pop-up exhibition featuring a collection of works designed by local artists. Their third show, The Texture…

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New Plans for Jackson Heights and Corona Green Business District Unveiled in Queens

New Plans for Jackson Heights and Corona Green Business District Unveiled in Queens

A spiffy green upgrade could be coming soon to the streets of Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens if residents and business owners vote to approve a new business improvement district…

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Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Sky Reflector-Net happens to be the largest individual artwork commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Authority’s Arts for Transit and Urban Design division. Arch Paper reveals…

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Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

The Community Environmental Center (CEC) and Queens Botanical Garden have partnered up to co-host EcoHouse—a compact mobile home that features interactive exhibits of energy-efficient…

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place…

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Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveils 10 Designs to Turn Dilapidated Warehouses into Greenery-Filled Destinations

Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveils 10 Designs to Turn Dilapidated Warehouses into Greenery-Filled Destinations

Several heavy-hitting developers tossed in their bids for a seat at the proverbial table since the call for proposals was announced in September. Notable names include: Jamestown…

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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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Super-Skinny $3.5M West Village Home Could Be the Narrowest in NYC

Super-Skinny $3.5M West Village Home Could Be the Narrowest in NYC

The Bedford Street townhouse, which was originally built in the 1850s, doesn’t disappoint when it comes to detail and design. Beautiful white oak cabinetry brings light and depth into…

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Brooklyn Tech Triangle Plan Could Re-Create Silicon Valley in NYC

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Plan Could Re-Create Silicon Valley in NYC

Move over Silicon Valley. New York City - currently the second leading tech hub in the nation - could soon climb to the top spot with the help of a strategic plan recently unveiled by…

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BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

“We’re excited to team up with AT&T and Pensa to help make New York a little greener and solar power a little more accessible,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero.…

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Could This Massive

Could This Massive "Seaport City" Save NYC from Future Storms?

"Seaport City" is summarized in the "A Stronger, More Resilient New York" plan released by Mayor Bloomberg yesterday as one possible way to protect the eastern edge of Lower Manhattan,…

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City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

It’s official. According to a report released yesterday by the Building Resiliency Task Force at City Hall, the buildings in New York are not ready for another storm like Sandy.…

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Global Green Announces

Global Green Announces "Solar for Sandy" Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Yesterday, Global Green USA announced the roll-out of its “Solar for Sandy” program to build emergency back-up solar energy systems at five or more Sandy-struck NYC community…

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Pinkcloud's Pop-Up Hotels Turn Vacant NYC Offices into Instant Accommodations

Pinkcloud's Pop-Up Hotels Turn Vacant NYC Offices into Instant Accommodations

The Midtown Pop-Up Hotel consists of several modules including a bed, sofa and bathroom set up that can be packed into the size of an average building elevator. These unique and…

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100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

The LEED-certified Duggal Greenhouse serves as the hub of Duggal Energy Solutions—a green corporation dedicated to resolving global electricity, water, and agriculture problems. Mr.…

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Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center "Oculus" Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub was nothing more than a series of beams and cranes until recently, but now the essence of the structure is finally beginning…

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AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

AN.ONYMOUS Proposes Elevating the Rockaways 10 to 15 Meters Above Sea Level

"ex.terra" // by AN.ONYMOUS from IMAN ANSARI on Vimeo. “ex.terra” connects to the existing subway line, bridges and roads in the Rockaways as an anamorphic grid, plugging the…

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12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

1. GET THE CITI BIKE APP If you have a smartphone, you can make your Citi Bike experience a whole lot better by downloading the free Citi Bike app here. Once it's on your phone, you'll…

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New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo…

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