Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

With the idea of a utopian economically independent city, NYCSS would infuse urban farming throughout all five boroughs. The plan was created by focusing on the food, waste, energy,…

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Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

image © James Maher The gardens, located atop the British Empire Building, the Maison Francaise, and the setbacks of other central buildings, were planned and built when the Center…

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Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

New York-based architect Andrew Franz will be designing two new beach-like bungalows containing a cafe and restaurant at the Marina, while community members are pushing for an eco-dock…

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An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Throughout New York City's five boroughs, there are thousands of acres of city land sitting completely empty. One such lot sits across the street from P.S. 323 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.…

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Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

More photos: New York Botanic Garden Flickr With temperatures barely dipping below freezing and a near non-existent snowfall, New York City, along with most of the country, has been…

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope…

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NYC Phone Booths Turned Into Free Mini Libraries by Architect John Locke

NYC Phone Booths Turned Into Free Mini Libraries by Architect John Locke

The libraries are part of Locke's urban intervention project call the Department of Urban Betterment (thus, DUB). The first mini-library was installed on a phone booth eight blocks…

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Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Two months ago, we brought you the proposal for the "Low Line," an awesome underground park located in the abandoned Essex Street trolley terminal under Delancey Street in the Lower…

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Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

A Brooklyn native, Lieberman had no experience gardening or growing before he planted his fire escape garden. The fire escape was his first foray into small space urban gardening, and…

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Garden Up Plant Towers Make it Easy to Grown Your Own Veggies in Small NYC Apartments

Garden Up Plant Towers Make it Easy to Grown Your Own Veggies in Small NYC Apartments

Garden Up’s vertical garden units look almost like bird houses, but for yummy herbs and edible plants. Each level of the tower is ideal for growing different types of produce. Edible…

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Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

More photos at DNAinfo It was almost a year ago to date when the Department of Transportation set its eye on an unused triangular plot of land in Chinatown and envisioned the city's…

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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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