Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

https://youtu.be/-TvwOq5vtRQ Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake + Prospect Park Alliance Via DNAinfo Images via…

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Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs wanted! “We are really happy that the DOT found a way to implement a pedestrian refuge, and we think these micro-gardens make a huge difference in the bike and…

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MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/index.php?s=queensway Related: Via NY1 Queensway railine, queensway park, abandoned railways, Architecture and Engineering, eco design,…

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Crazy proposal exposes Central Park's underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

Crazy proposal exposes Central Park's underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

There are mountains to be found in New York City, if you know where to look. Designers Yitan Sun and Jianshu Wu want to uncover those landforms in New York Horizon, a proposal that…

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NYC's first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC's first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC’s first ‘floating food forest’ is preparing to sail down the Hudson River this June. Inhabitat reported last year on the plans for Swale, a project conceived by artist Mary…

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Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Play:groundNYC has already raised over $16,000 in crowdfunding pledges toward a $25,000 goal to fund its "adventure playground” on Governors Island in Manhattan. The unique play area…

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A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

Named after a term used in plant migration, the Outer Seed Shadow project is a series of site-specific public art interventions that use gardens as the springboard for exploring a local…

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Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Related: Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park + Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Via Brownstoner Bushwick Inlet Park, friends of bushwick…

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William Vale Hotel's amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

William Vale Hotel's amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

Related: + Via Curbed NY William Vale Hotel, williamsburg, Sets Opening Date of April 2016

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Landscape architect behind the High Line designs a breathtaking rooftop garden in Brooklyn

Landscape architect behind the High Line designs a breathtaking rooftop garden in Brooklyn

Developed by Two Trees NY management, the 60 Water Street high-rise was designed by Leeser Architecture. The crown jewel is the landscaped Dock Street Rooftop Terrace that overlooks…

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Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Related: NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians Via DNA Info High Line's Last Stretch Includes Plan for Large Piazza

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Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Related: New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May + Governors Island Park The Hills on Governors Island, Governors island park, nyc…

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New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

Related: + The Hills + West 8 Architects Via Next City The Hills on Governors Island, Governor's island park, nyc parks, nyc green space, new parks nyc, Slide Hill,…

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Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

Crazy interactive map shows 600,000 NYC trees

Related: Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees Via The Guardian + Jill Hubley Image via Jill Hubley website Jill Hubley, tree map,…

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Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Governor Cuomo unveils ambitious vision to overhaul Penn Station

Currently located beneath Madison Square Garden, the labyrinthine Penn Station has long been criticized for being difficult to navigate and dangerously overcrowded. Built in 1963, the…

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush…

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NYC's Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

NYC's Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

Related: Sled Down a 60-Foot Toboggan Run Today as Super Bowl Boulevard Takes Over Broadway "Recognising that green public space is at a premium in the city, and proximity to it is…

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Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC's environment

Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC's environment

Related: New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities “The ‘Green Girls’ worked to understand water pollution in their community. Students…

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Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Looks like Central Park may be in store from Freshkills Park in terms of fun activities. As reported by SiLive, the Parks Department has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for…

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NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

NYC becomes first city to plant 1 million trees

currently at 997751 New York City Department of Parks and Recreation millionth tree of the MillionTreesNYC initiative at Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx first city ew York…

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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third…

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NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

Working with Community Parks Initiative (CPI) neighborhoods Related: Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for Community Parks Initiative “Every child deserves bright, green…

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