Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

If you're an aspiring designer who has always dreamed of seeing your visions come to life, FIGMENT’s City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition is now accepting submissions for their…

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Spontaneous Interventions: Watch the World Cup at These Two Public Viewing Venues on Governors Island

Spontaneous Interventions: Watch the World Cup at These Two Public Viewing Venues on Governors Island

Watching the World Cup at your local bar is cool, but how about viewing it on the big screen at Governors Island? Spontaneous Interventions, an exhibition created by architects,…

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Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Marynowski, who is a Freelance Visual Merchandising professional, originally came up with the idea as part of a store display in the Meatpacking District. After the promotion ended,…

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Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

Kimberly Tate of CDR Studios told Inhabitat that their project is a densely knit serpentine canopy of plastic cups held together by between 50,000 to 60,000. The entire project was…

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it's time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the…

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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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MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

It seems like just yesterday that MillionTreesNYC reached its halfway point of 500,000 trees planted, but now they're already up to 800,000! Mayor Bloomberg helped plant…

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Earth Matter Composting Farm Offers Goat-Tastic Composting Lessons on Governors Island

Earth Matter Composting Farm Offers Goat-Tastic Composting Lessons on Governors Island

The Earth Matter Kids composting farm spans 35 by 100 feet and is loccated near the southern shore of Governors Island behind Nolan Park. Inside, you can learn how to compost your own…

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PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Fête Paradiso made its American debut this summer on Governors Island, traveling all the way to New York from Paris. The collection of vintage carnival rides includes gorgeously…

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Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

"There's really nothing better on a warm summer day than to sit in the sun and cozy up with a book," said Tony Marx, President & CEO of New York Public Library. "This new open-air…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

“Governors Island is at the center of our Administration’s efforts to revitalize our waterfront and create new and innovative green spaces along the water’s edge,” said Mayor…

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Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

In 2011, FIGMENT called upon Jones to try his hand at building a dream treehouse using recycled materials, and the first iteration of TreeHouse was born. Jones gathered his materials…

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Giant "Cloud" Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles Pops Up on Governors Island

"For this year’s city of dreams pavilion, we wanted to create a space where dreamers could dream - putting your head (and body) inside of a huge cloud felt right," STUDIOKCA's Jason…

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Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

The only stipulations FIGMENT had for entries into its competition, aside from transportation issues, was that they must be made of recycled or recyclable materials. Brooklyn-based…

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Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Head in the Clouds will create a serene cloudscape on the grassy knoll of Governors Island. The lightweight pavilion will appear to be a bumpy cloud from the outside, but when guests…

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New York Harbor School Students Suggest Oyster Reefs as Protection from Storm Surges

New York Harbor School Students Suggest Oyster Reefs as Protection from Storm Surges

Photo: The Harbor School The industrious students of the New York Harbor School have an innovative answer to how we can protect the city from the next Hurricane Sandy - oysters. The…

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FIGMENT Festival Unveils 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Finalists on Governors Island

FIGMENT Festival Unveils 2013 City of Dreams Pavilion Finalists on Governors Island

“Fodder Form Pavilion,” by HuycKurlanDowling, is the only edible entry in the contest. Made from plant starches, the giant block is slowly eaten away by goats or ponies, creating a…

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[PICS]: Bike and Roll Rents Bikes and Quadcycles from Bright Blue Shipping Containers on Governors Island

[PICS]: Bike and Roll Rents Bikes and Quadcycles from Bright Blue Shipping Containers on Governors Island

Governors Island-goers will find Bike and Roll NYC's recycled shipping container kiosks in two locations. The main one is next to Castle William and there is also a smaller one across…

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FIGMENT NYC Brings Free Participatory Art to Governors Island This Weekend

FIGMENT NYC Brings Free Participatory Art to Governors Island This Weekend

Looking for a way to get your creative energy fired up? FIGMENT NYC 2012 is returning to Governors Island this weekend! This free, family-friendly and participatory event will fill the…

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First Phase of Governors Island Overhall to Start in 2012

First Phase of Governors Island Overhall to Start in 2012

We distinctly remember jumping out of our seats with excitement when the City of New York's $220 million plan to overhaul Governors Island and turn it into a green oasis was unveiled.…

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Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

4heads is an organization that "specializes in commandeering and beautifying unused spaces" to give them new life. As part of their mission, the former army barracks on Governors Island…

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