6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on…

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Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

If this unfathomably long, cold winter is getting you down, you'll be happy to hear that there is a silver lining to our cold-weather doldrums. According to local NYC ecology experts,…

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Have you seen the revolutionary

Have you seen the revolutionary "Dryline" flood barrier coming to NYC's East River? (VIDEO)

The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo. It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group's BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan's East River…

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Mayor de Blasio makes it through Groundhog Day without dropping Staten Island Chuck

Mayor de Blasio makes it through Groundhog Day without dropping Staten Island Chuck

Chuck, Staten Island's famous season-predicting groundhog, did not see his shadow this morning, indicating that we'll be treated to an early spring. The forecast, which contradicted…

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Kalepocalypse: Winter snowstorm causes kale shortage in NYC

Kalepocalypse: Winter snowstorm causes kale shortage in NYC

While New York City managed to remain relatively unscathed by the first big snowstorm of the year, we're still facing a bigger and even scarier emergency - a major shortage of kale. In…

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'Historic Blizzard' begins covering New York in snow

'Historic Blizzard' begins covering New York in snow

Get those shovels ready, New York. According to the National Weather Service, NYC is about to get clobbered with the first major snowstorm of 2015 and from the looks of it, it's going…

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NYC braces for arctic blast of 'dangerously cold air'

NYC braces for arctic blast of 'dangerously cold air'

Get ready to double up on your long johns, folks. It looks like a major blast of frigid weather is about to bear down on the tri-state area. According to NBC New York, the most…

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Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Blame it on the rain? According to Bushwick police, rainy weather may oddly be connected to the recent increase in local crime in the area. Local reports show the number of burglaries…

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Snowy Thanksgiving Week Forecast Could Lead to Messy Travel Conditions in Northeast United States

Snowy Thanksgiving Week Forecast Could Lead to Messy Travel Conditions in Northeast United States

Marian Weyo Vejcik / Shutterstock.com East Coasters may want to add good snow tires to their list of things to be thankful for this week. Though it's still too early to tell for…

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New Study Warns that Superstorm Sandy was Not 'The Big One'

New Study Warns that Superstorm Sandy was Not 'The Big One'

Bad news, folks. Although she completely clobbered the East Coast in 2012, Sandy was not the worst storm to ever hit the area and it looks like it's not going to be the last. According…

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate…

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"Hipster Twister" Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

"Holy cow! No, don't go in the middle," yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the…

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Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. Interboro partnered with Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center…

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Torrential Rains Leave Parts of New York and New Jersey Drenched with Rail and Road Closures

Torrential Rains Leave Parts of New York and New Jersey Drenched with Rail and Road Closures

Although the rain over New York and New Jersey has finally stopped, the overnight showers left many neighborhoods flooded. ABC News reports that LaGuardia Airport rain meters recorded…

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TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented for many New Yorkers, but serious floods are nothing new for cities like Copenhagen. In order to open up a dialogue…

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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Leadership Team

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Leadership Team

NYC residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy are getting an extra helping hand as the city plans to reallocate $100 million in funding towards rebuilding homes destroyed in the…

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Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

In a victory for Consolidated Edison customers, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) recently ruled that the utility company invest $1 billion to protect its energy…

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Winter Storm Pax Covers New York in Yet Another Heavy Blanket of Snow

Winter Storm Pax Covers New York in Yet Another Heavy Blanket of Snow

Winter Storm Pax has dumped yet another blanket of snow on New York City, making the morning commute a messy one once again. The low pressure weather system hit the Mid Atlantic states…

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Watch Out! Ice Keeps Falling from the One World Trade Center Tower

Watch Out! Ice Keeps Falling from the One World Trade Center Tower

Watch your head if you're walking near the One World Trade Center tower. Chunks of ice have been falling from the United States' tallest skyscraper, endangering pedestrians below. Over…

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VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

NOTE: This post was originally published in January of 2014. Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it's frickin' cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are…

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Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

It’s only been a few weeks since New York dug itself out from under the first Polar Vortex and now the snow has begun to fall once again. The National Weather Service issued a…

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Polar Vortex's Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

Polar Vortex's Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

This week's rather unpleasant Polar Vortex brought a deep freeze to New York, and along with the frigid air came transportation delays, infrastructure damage, and a rush to buy more…

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Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Mayor de Blasio shovels his sidewalk in Brooklyn. Winter storm Hercules is in full effect today, and New Yorkers have been braving teeth-chattering temps and several inches of snow.…

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New York Gears Up for Winter Storm Hercules

New York Gears Up for Winter Storm Hercules

Bundle up New Yorkers - winter storm Hercules is on his way! Although snow has already started to fall in some areas, forecasts are reporting that an onslaught of a foot or more is…

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Researchers Say New Jersey Shore Likely to See Unprecedented Sea Level Rise by Mid-Century

Researchers Say New Jersey Shore Likely to See Unprecedented Sea Level Rise by Mid-Century

The fact that the Jersey Shore is susceptible to flooding is obviously nothing new but now residents may have even more cause for concern. Geoscientists at Rutgers and…

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