Manhattan's Riverside Park May Be Getting Solar-Powered, Composting Public Toilets

Manhattan's Riverside Park May Be Getting Solar-Powered, Composting Public Toilets

The Upper West Side’s Riverside Tennis Club, inside the sprawling Riverside Park, may be getting new public restrooms, complete with composting toilets, designed to meet the…

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596 Acres Helps NYC Communities Reclaim Vacant Lots and Transform Them Into Gardens

596 Acres Helps NYC Communities Reclaim Vacant Lots and Transform Them Into Gardens

That vacant lot that you walk by everyday may just be waiting for you to transform it into a community garden! Many neighborhood vacant lots are actually publically owned, and 596 Acres…

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Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Since opening last September, Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park has charmed countless New Yorkers and tourists with its old-fashioned fun and glimmering modern pavilion. Now the…

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Alligators & Turtles Crawl into NYC for a Swamp in the City at Chelsea Market

Alligators & Turtles Crawl into NYC for a Swamp in the City at Chelsea Market

Swamp in the City is rather inconspicuous as you're walking through Chelsea Market, with little more than a chalk board sign and greeter standing outside the room. But inside, you're…

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Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Described as a publication for those enthralled by the natural world, Wilder Quarterly is a visually-stimulating new magazine aimed at modern day growers and gardeners. The…

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Low Line Creators Design a Sunlight Irrigation System Prototype for the Delancey Underground Park

Low Line Creators Design a Sunlight Irrigation System Prototype for the Delancey Underground Park

If the Kickstarter campaign is funded, Ramsey and Barasch will create a larger prototype of the sunlight irrigation device for the Low Line park. The system, which evokes a sci-fi…

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NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like an oxymoron, but Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in…

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Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery to be Transformed into a Memorial Park

Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery to be Transformed into a Memorial Park

A plot of land that was once  used as the final resting place for 2,000 marines and naval shipmen will soon be transformed into a memorial park. The site is being developed as part of…

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'Infinite Forest' by Studio a+i Wins Design Competition for the AIDS Memorial Park

'Infinite Forest' by Studio a+i Wins Design Competition for the AIDS Memorial Park

The winning design has just been announced for the New York City AIDS Memorial Park across from St. Vincent's Hospital. An international team of architects including Brooklyn based…

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UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

As the world's largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000…

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Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

The Ground Up Designers have an innovative proposal for the Crow Hill Community Garden. Capped by a canopy of colored plastic cuffs that donors can buy at local businesses, the public…

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Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South…

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The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), located in Flushing and serving a community of  about 115,000 people each year, is upgrading its 55-year-old infrastructure as part of Mayor…

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New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street's Industrial Area

New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street's Industrial Area

A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Plan Association will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street…

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Pier 15 by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Opens on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Pier 15 by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Opens on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new pier is snuggled between the elevated FDR Drive, huge ships that are docked at South Street Seaport, and the open waters of the East River. Following the hexagonal paving along…

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PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

Located within the garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the train show sits among the greenhouse lush plants and flowers, with trains weaving among the greenery. The Empire State…

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POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

All of New York is anxiously awaiting the third installment of the High Line to open (especially with the current unseasonably beautiful weather), and it looks like everyone has an idea…

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Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to…

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Escape the Winter Weather at Openhouse Gallery's Green Pop-Up Park in Nolita!

Escape the Winter Weather at Openhouse Gallery's Green Pop-Up Park in Nolita!

As pop-ups are on the rise, the Openhouse Gallery seems ahead of the trend. Since 2007, they have created and hosted more pop ups than anyone else in New York City. The second edition…

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Benjamin Jones's Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Benjamin Jones's Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Sustainable designer Benjamin Jones combined his love of bicycles and green living and created a community composter that is not just environmentally friendly, but fun to boot! Funded…

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HAO Architects Win Coleman Oval Skate Park Redesign!

HAO Architects Win Coleman Oval Skate Park Redesign!

The already popular Coleman Oval Skate Park is in need of a major overhaul, as it is one of the most heavily trafficked parks by skaters in the area. HAO’s design will make the park…

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City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow’s mission is not just to be a retail store, but to cultivate a community of passionate urban farmers that will influence the habit and diets of New Yorkers in the five…

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CounterEvolution's Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

CounterEvolution's Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

Located just a short drive from New York City, you and your loved ones can escape to Little Big North’s twelve private wooded acres. The charming log cabin, which spurred 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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Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vincent's Hospital Site

Design Competition Begins for AIDS Memorial at the Old St. Vincent's Hospital Site

From 1981 to 1995, there were more cumulative deaths from the AIDS epidemic in New York City than total U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War, yet as some have pointed out, there is no…

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