Unloved Spaces Under 7 Train to Be Transformed into Permanent Public Plazas

Unloved Spaces Under 7 Train to Be Transformed into Permanent Public Plazas

The underbelly of an elevated train might not be the first place you'd think to spend a Saturday afternoon, but you may reconsider after seeing what's in store for two reclaimed public…

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The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

The Best 6 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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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem's 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem's 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

At $14.5 million, the West Harlem makeover will be a costly one, but the hope is that it will make the area more visitor-friendly. The revamp, which will reclaim the streets between…

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New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded…

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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

New York City got a new Parks Commissioner on Friday, just in time for spring. Mayor de Blasio made the official announcement at Seward Park on the Lower East Side and congratulated…

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Journal Squared, Expected to Be New Jersey's Tallest Residential Complex, Breaks Ground in Jersey City

Journal Squared, Expected to Be New Jersey's Tallest Residential Complex, Breaks Ground in Jersey City

Acres of asphalt will be repaved into a sweeping tree-filled plaza with space for farmers markets, bicycle parking, and evening film projections. The entrance to the station itself is…

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NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Last week, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Two Trees' $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan in Williamsburg. The rather…

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Don't Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

Don't Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

The deadline to apply for NYC's green roof tax abatement program is approaching fast. The Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition recently reminded us that…

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Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

The Manhattan West project originally called for the construction of two 65-story office towers and a 60-story residential tower just a block away from Hudson Yards. While that part…

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NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

"Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and…

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16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

Community activists told the NY Post that construction workers waited until 5 a.m. on the morning of December 28th to begin the abrupt demolition. According to witnesses, work crews…

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Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Bad news for nature lovers in Queens: the future of the proposed High Line-style Queensway park along the Rockaway Beach rail line is looking grim. The plan, which aims to transform…

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year's Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year's Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Located in the traditionally under-resourced region and flood plain zone of Inwood/Washington Heights, the envisioned space highlights and adapts to the area’s floodwater lifecycle.…

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NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City…

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially…

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there…

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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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Cross Country Skiing in Queens is One Idea for How to Use the Elevated QueensWay Park

Cross Country Skiing in Queens is One Idea for How to Use the Elevated QueensWay Park

As promised, Friends of the QueensWay has begun hosting workshops with the Queens community on how they want to build their own rendition of the High Line. If given final approval, the…

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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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High Line Reveals Giant, Garden-Filled Bowl for Its Third Section

High Line Reveals Giant, Garden-Filled Bowl for Its Third Section

Overlooking West 30th St. and 10th Avenue, the Spur's bowl-shaped structure will mark the visual gateway to the Hudson Rail Yards. Draped in dense vegetation, the structure will house a…

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Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Schachter and Levi met their $7,500 goal in March and have spent the time since rebuilding an improved Harvest Dome with a team of local interns. With the help of a barge, a tug boat,…

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New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

Currently, the Tobacco Warehouse is an 18,000-square-foot open space surrounded by four bare brick walls. With St. Ann’s Warehouse in mind, Marvel Architects PLLC re-imagined the…

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Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler's Town Squares Could Protect NYC Against Storms and Generate Alternative Energy

Gensler has re-imagined NYC with town squares that could protect against flooding and power outages when the next Sandy-like storm strikes. The project is part of the global design…

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