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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Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Council Member Mark Levine is a man on a mission. Seems as if the tenacious chair of the Council's Parks and Recreation Committee just won't rest until the world gets to visit the…

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Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

This weekend, bike enthusiasts can get a taste of the good life from some of the top restaurants in Queens. A foodie cycling tour under the route of the 7 train from Long Island City to…

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Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC's first underground park

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC's first underground park

The magical underground green wonderland concept, the Low Line Park, is becoming a reality. Located just two blocks from the proposed future site, the Lowline Lab is a long-term open…

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JetBlue's blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue's blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue Airways is opening its own farm, just outside Terminal 5. The 24,000-square-foot farm will feature 3,000 crates of blue potato plants as well as 2,000 herbs and a variety of…

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Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Related: “Every New Yorker deserves access to clean, safe green spaces, no matter what neighborhood they live in. By doubling our investment in historically underserved…

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Would you walk this 5,000-foot-long bridge from New Jersey to New York?

Would you walk this 5,000-foot-long bridge from New Jersey to New York?

Shane partnered with NJ-based architect Jeff Jordan to create a design that would serve pedestrians and cyclists alike, offering a car-free route over the Hudson River, from Jersey City…

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

+ High Line Park, Long Island City, the Queensway, Rego Park, Ozone Park, MTA, urban green space, city parks, green space nyc, parks long island, abandoned railroad tracks, nyc…

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PHOTOS: Tour the beautiful 9/11 Memorial in NYC

PHOTOS: Tour the beautiful 9/11 Memorial in NYC

Arad’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin…

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Stony Brook's new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

Stony Brook's new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

New York's Stony Brook University is the first institute of higher education to install a Freight Farm, an innovative hydroponic farm that can grow plants year round.

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New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

Green rooftops are a lot more than a trendy design element; they can be a great environmental benefit, create jobs, and help beautify the city in ways no other architectural element…

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Artist planning public funeral procession through the High Line

Artist planning public funeral procession through the High Line

New York-based Michael Nicholas is planning a funeral and you're invited! As part of what the 44-year-old Hell's Kitchen artist is calling Wake Up 2015, Related:…

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Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Fed up Greenpoint and Williamsburg protestors took to land and water on Sunday to demand the city make good on their promise to build a waterfront park in the area. Along with 100…

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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

21 Avenue C 820 square foot intensive green roof The garden was initially conceived in early 2012 and construction was completed in December 2014. Now in its first…

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Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

    If you were in Central Park yesterday, no, you weren't seeing double. You were seeing Twinning. A special Tandem Bike Parade with…

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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters…

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Could cloning bring back Astoria's beloved 100-year-old tree?

Could cloning bring back Astoria's beloved 100-year-old tree?

Residents of 34th Street in Astoria have a tangible empty space where a beloved 100-year-old tree used to be. The Parks Department cut down the massive American Elm in March after it…

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