Two New Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Break Ground Next Month!

Two New Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Break Ground Next Month!

Construction is set to begin in January on the latest section of Brooklyn Bridge Park that will be both family and eco-friendly! A 400-foot long pedestrian bridge, three new playing…

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The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

It may be a balmy 65 degrees today (hello, climate change), but it's the week after Thanksgiving and that means only one thing: it's time to get in the holiday spirit! What better way…

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Upstate NY's Farm Sanctuary Celebrates Thanksgiving Early by Rescuing Turkeys!

Upstate NY's Farm Sanctuary Celebrates Thanksgiving Early by Rescuing Turkeys!

Upstate New York’s Farm Sanctuary celebrated Thanksgiving early this year--with the guests of honor being turkeys! Each year the sanctuary promotes a cruelty-free Thanksgiving,…

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Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

image courtesy James Ewing On the river's edge, the kayak and boat launch pavilion create a direct connected to the Hudson River. The long, horizontal shape and open design frame the…

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David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

David Kamp of Dirtworks Chosen to Transform Private Lawn at One Sutton Place into New Public Park

Therapeutic garden designer David Kamp has been asked to transform the private garden behind 1 Sutton Place South into a lively public community park. The former co-op owned land has…

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Bivouac New York is a Sky-High Campsite Atop a Brooklyn Warehouse

Bivouac New York is a Sky-High Campsite Atop a Brooklyn Warehouse

The project first came about when Stevenson observed that while New York City's streets and buildings were densely populated, bustling locations, its rooftops still offered vast…

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High Line Stakeholders Pledge to Complete the Park's Final Section at the West Side Rail Yards

High Line Stakeholders Pledge to Complete the Park's Final Section at the West Side Rail Yards

Mayor Bloomberg announced yesterday morning that all High Line stakeholders have come to an agreement to extend the High Line all the way up to the West Side Rail Yard at 34th street,…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Riverpark's Urban Farm on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Riverpark's Urban Farm on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

The 15,000 square foot Riverpark Farm is made from stacked black milk crates lined with landscaping fabric, meaning that the entire thing can be picked up an moved (which they had to do…

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The Leafsnap App Helps You Identify Every Tree in NYC

The Leafsnap App Helps You Identify Every Tree in NYC

The free Leafsnap app is the first of a series of digital field guides using visual recognition to identify plants and species. To find out what tree you're looking at, all you have to…

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Paint a Pumpkin on the High Line with Fulton Youth of the Future!

Paint a Pumpkin on the High Line with Fulton Youth of the Future!

With paints provided, kids had the opportunity to decorate their pumpkin on site or take it home to carve later. There were a range of sizes to choose from with the smallest costing $1…

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World's Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

World's Largest Pumpkin to Be Carved at the New York Botanical Garden!

'Tis the season for pumpkin carving, and of course, the bigger the better! Farmers all over the world spend the better part of the year carefully harvesting their squash to hopefully…

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Head to the High Line for Fall Festivities & a Haunted Halloween!

Head to the High Line for Fall Festivities & a Haunted Halloween!

The spooky season is upon us and where better to spend these cool fall days than on the High Line! The famed and favorite walkway is celebrating Halloween by hosting a slew of great…

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HAO Imagines a New Coleman Oval Skate Park for the Lower East Side

HAO Imagines a New Coleman Oval Skate Park for the Lower East Side

Coleman Oval Skate Park, on the edge of Chinatown under the Manhattan Bridge, is currently a skateboarders’ favorite, despite being extremely under-kept and in disrepair. The local…

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Brooklyn Grange is the World's Largest Rooftop Farm!

Brooklyn Grange is the World's Largest Rooftop Farm!

The second growing season is in full swing for the rooftop urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange. Located atop a six-story 1919 warehouse, the 40,000 square foot organic rooftop farm is…

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Old St. Vincent's Hospital Facilities May be Turned into a Park

Old St. Vincent's Hospital Facilities May be Turned into a Park

It has been almost a year since the historic St. Vincent's Hospital closed its doors in the West Village, and the future of the hospital facilities have been at the center of a long…

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Sponge Park To Start Soaking Up Pollution From the Gowanus Canal this Spring!

Sponge Park To Start Soaking Up Pollution From the Gowanus Canal this Spring!

Designed by Susannah Drake of dlandstudio, The Gowanus Canal Sponge Park is a multifunctional public green space that would run along both sides of the canal, helping to absorb and…

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Autumn in NYC!

6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Enjoy Autumn in NYC!

image © Ed Yourdon via Creative Common Enjoy the Fall Foliage As the leaves change colors and fall to the ground, the best way to enjoy the warm hues is to head to the park. But do…

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Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park began as a small group of local citizens concerned about the future of the 10,000 square foot lot at 136 West 20th Street. The movement has recently grown to…

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Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC in Suffern, NY

Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC in Suffern, NY

The current owners of the small home renovated the stone cottage paying special attention to the design and creativity of both inside and out. Not wanting to expand the home's small and…

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LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn's Prospect Park

LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn's Prospect Park

The highlight of the $74 million Lakeside project is the new 25,000 square foot facility that will be open to the public by January 2013. The old ice skating rink was only open during…

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Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colors – autumn has officially arrived. It’s around this time that everyone’s favorite fall vegetable, beautiful round…

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BKSK Architects Design & Build a Green Convent in Upper Manhattan

BKSK Architects Design & Build a Green Convent in Upper Manhattan

The 11,000 square foot convent, coincidentally located on Convent Avenue, is one of a kind. Designed by BKSK Architects (famous for the Queens Botanical Gardens visitor center), nearly…

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Snøhetta Unveils Plans to Redesign Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

Snøhetta Unveils Plans to Redesign Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

As one of the oldest and busiest landmarks in New York City, lets face it, Times Square needs a bit of sprucing up once in a while. Norwegian Architecture firm Snøhetta, hot off the…

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Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Did you know that there are currently more than 600 stalled construction sites in New York City? And according to the Department of Buildings, due to a slumping commercial real estate…

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Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

While we're still daydreaming about the Low Line park proposed for the Lower East Side, the neighborhood will be breaking ground on another new park this Monday, October 3rd. While…

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