New Timeshare Lot in the Lower East Side Lets You Rent A Grassy Backyard by the Hour

New Timeshare Lot in the Lower East Side Lets You Rent A Grassy Backyard by the Hour

It's one thing city living lacks: big backyards, perfect for summer barbeques and wet 'n wild slip 'n slide parties with your friends. But stop your fretting because a backyard is…

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New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New York City Council Passes Two Bills to Encourage Urban Farming & Rooftop Greenhouses

New Yorkers have been growing urban farms for quite some time, but it finally looks like the city government is officially supporting urban farming efforts. City Council passed two…

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Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

The first place design, winning $10,000, came from Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari of Canada. Called Parallel Networks, the strategy calls for a flexible network of floating pods that create…

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New York Dairy Cows Can't Produce Milk Because of Heat Wave Stress

New York Dairy Cows Can't Produce Milk Because of Heat Wave Stress

Last week's heat wave was pretty unbearable, but imagine being 1,500 pounds, covered in a fur coat, and not even able to sweat. Welcome to the life of New York's dairy cows. Farmers in…

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6 Green (and Free) Summer Things to Do in NYC!

6 Green (and Free) Summer Things to Do in NYC!

Lead image adapted from pchgorman's photo. GET YOUR FARM ON Get on your overalls (we're just kidding, please just stick to shorts and a tee shirt) and head on down to the…

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Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line's Lot TODAY!

Retro Roller Rink Opens at the High Line's Lot TODAY!

We're still mourning over Rainbow City's good-bye, but there's still reason to be excited! Opening TODAY is the brand new roller rink designed by HWKN in partnership with the High Line…

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NYC DOT Finally Collecting Traffic Data For Possible Car Ban in Central Park!

NYC DOT Finally Collecting Traffic Data For Possible Car Ban in Central Park!

If you've visited the Central Park loop lately, you might of noticed a few automated traffic counters along the loop near Tavern on the Green. After much controversy over the Central…

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The East River Waterfront is Reborn with a New Esplanade by SHoP Architects - Exclusive Photos!

The East River Waterfront is Reborn with a New Esplanade by SHoP Architects - Exclusive Photos!

The project design resulted from collaboration between SHoP Architects and landscape architect Ken Smith. Some of the design elements are reminiscent of the High Line, such as the…

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours the Future Freshkills Park

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours the Future Freshkills Park

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic…

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Karen Bausman's Living Wall Project Will Infuse NYC's Meatpacking District With Greenery

Karen Bausman's Living Wall Project Will Infuse NYC's Meatpacking District With Greenery

New York City's Meatpacking District, being a former industrial area, is pretty much devoid of foliage. Since the last few years have transformed the area from blocks of butchers to a…

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Go Birdwatching in the New York Harbor on an Audubon Sunset EcoCruise

Go Birdwatching in the New York Harbor on an Audubon Sunset EcoCruise

This summer, beat the heat and learn something new by heading to the water for one of NYC Audubon’s EcoCruises. Guests can board a chartered New York Water Taxi each Sunday from Pier…

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Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn is home to almost 50 percent of New York City's community gardens, and it looks like that number is about to go up! The Brooklyn Community Foundation, in support of Brooklyn…

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National 9/11 Memorial Set to Open on 10 Year Anniversary, Tickets Going Fast

National 9/11 Memorial Set to Open on 10 Year Anniversary, Tickets Going Fast

Much like the Vietnam War Memorial and others of its kind, the highly anticipated memorial will display a list of all of the names of the victims from September 1th. Lining the walls of…

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Celebrate NYC's Waterfront This Saturday at the 4th Annual City of Water Day Festival!

Celebrate NYC's Waterfront This Saturday at the 4th Annual City of Water Day Festival!

The festival will take place on Governors Island and Liberty State Park from 10am to 4pm, plus, there will be different activities happening in waterfront neighborhoods throughout the…

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LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

LEED Platinum Seeking Battery Park Community Center Will Have a Musical Water Wall

The etched bar code on the curved arcade wall is a patterned interpretation of Schumacher's piece WATER. Perhaps not so coincidentally, from a distance, the etchings look like small…

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Storm King Art Center: A Summer Retreat for Artsy, Outdoorsy New Yorkers

Storm King Art Center: A Summer Retreat for Artsy, Outdoorsy New Yorkers

Located in Mountainville, NY, Storm King extends the idea of a sculpture garden to an entire landscape, beautifully celebrating the relationship between nature and art. Founded in 1960…

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Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

Pratt Students Bring Farms to NYC Rooftops in Exciting Summer Studio

The studio's first session asks student teams to design a potential rooftop urban agriculture system, working within the limitations of the client, budget, and site. In this case,…

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Tenth Acre Farms: An Abandoned Brooklyn Basketball Court Transformed into a Lush Green Space

Tenth Acre Farms: An Abandoned Brooklyn Basketball Court Transformed into a Lush Green Space

Tenth Acre Farms was started in 2009 by three guys -- Jordan Hall, Bennett Wilson, and Adam Wilson --who work part-time for CollegeHumor.com, all of whom grew up with farming families.…

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NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

NYC Named Third Greenest City in New Environmental Sustainability Survey

Eco-friendly New Yorkers, take a moment and pat yourselves on the back. In a new survey on the sustainability practices and policies of American and Canadian cities, New York was named…

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Downtown Students Reap First Harvest at the Battery Park Urban Farm

Downtown Students Reap First Harvest at the Battery Park Urban Farm

Our favorite turkey-shaped farm is bursting with fresh produce! This week, the student gardeners at the Battery Park Urban Farm reaped the "vegetables of their labor" after two months…

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Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With NYC to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

Environmental Groups Reach Settlement With NYC to Clean Up Jamaica Bay

In a huge victory for environmental advocacy and green activism, four environmental groups, led by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reached a legal settlement that…

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The Floating Pool Lady: An Old Barge Transformed into a Buoyant Swimming Pool in The Bronx

The Floating Pool Lady: An Old Barge Transformed into a Buoyant Swimming Pool in The Bronx

The 'Floating Pool Lady' was commissioned in 1999 by The Neptune Foundation, and donated to the New York City Parks Department in 2008. The 260' long barge was purchased and refitted in…

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NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

NYC Gives More Than 60 Community Gardens to Local Residents

The Trust for Public Land, in an exciting effort to promote a greener city, is turning over one of the largest network of community gardens in the nation to local residents across the…

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High Line Structural Engineering: Elevating the Design of New York's Preserved Rail

High Line Structural Engineering: Elevating the Design of New York's Preserved Rail

Robert Silman Associates were in charge of stabilization, repairs and other engineering services for the original structure, including a survey of the High Line's existing condition…

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East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

East New York Gets Gardens & a Wetland to Fight Pollution from Stormwater Runoff

It's no secret that stormwater runoff is a serious contributor to pollution in NYC waterways, especially in areas in southern Brooklyn and Queens. In East New York, a lower-income…

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