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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Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

For two months, the BMW Guggenheim Lab transformed a former rat-infested lot in the East Village into a vibrant, public space. While the Lab has officially packed up and moved on to…

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The Bluebrain iPhone App Creates a Central Park Soundtrack Just For You

The Bluebrain iPhone App Creates a Central Park Soundtrack Just For You

In 1858, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed Central Park, creating vistas and views that were meant to be experienced like a painting - each tree and sculpture was arranged…

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A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A group of park activists and city board members are hard at work on bringing the concept of the High Line to Queens. The group recently met with representatives from the city about a…

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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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