PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: Arup A collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi…

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WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

Just two days ago, the QueensWay plan to convert an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens into a new elevated park secured $1 million in funding towards feasibility research.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

This week, Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Jamaica Bay will be home to a new environmental research center called the Science and Resilience…

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6 Easy Eco Escapes From New York City

6 Easy Eco Escapes From New York City

Buttermilk Spa There are plenty of spas you could visit in the city, but walking out into the muggy, crowded city streets after your massage is a bit of a relaxation buzz-kill. At the…

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Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Photo © Brooklyn Botanic Garden This year, blocks from more than 25 Brooklyn neighborhoods like Boerum Hill, East Flatbush, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bay Ridge and Windsor…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

“Governors Island is at the center of our Administration’s efforts to revitalize our waterfront and create new and innovative green spaces along the water’s edge,” said Mayor…

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The…

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AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T's Neil Giacobbi, New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, and Kevin Jeffrey, Borough Commissioner, Parks, will be on hand this morning at Coney Island's West 8th Street…

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Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting…

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New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

The Point Community Development Corporation in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx recently installed a new 7,350-square-foot green roof atop its main facility to assist with…

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Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Red Hook Housing Project’s New Urban Farm Grows Fresh Produce and Jobs for the Community

Urban farms have been popping up on NYC rooftops, corner lots, and schools, and now they’ll be finding new homes on the grounds of select New York housing projects. City officials…

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Brooklyn Tech Triangle Plan Could Re-Create Silicon Valley in NYC

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Plan Could Re-Create Silicon Valley in NYC

Move over Silicon Valley. New York City - currently the second leading tech hub in the nation - could soon climb to the top spot with the help of a strategic plan recently unveiled by…

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BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

“We’re excited to team up with AT&T and Pensa to help make New York a little greener and solar power a little more accessible,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero.…

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6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

Whether your father is a bonafide foodie or just a guy who enjoys getting his eat on, he'll find tons to tickle his palate at this Sunday's Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.…

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School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

For the second year in a row, SVA is offering up space through its MFA in Products of Design for summer desk rentals. Summer Desks, is a co-working space lasting from the end of may…

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ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

ARTLANTIC Transforms Disused Atlantic City Lots Into Public Art and Green Space

Less than a year ago, the seven-acre ARTLANTIC site was a disused gravel lot bordering Atlantic City’s famous boardwalk. Envisioned by Lance Fung and funded by the Atlantic City…

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SL Green, Urban Air Foundation and NYRP Plant Trees on Randall's Island for Earth Day

SL Green, Urban Air Foundation and NYRP Plant Trees on Randall's Island for Earth Day

This past weekend, SL Green Realty Corp., New York Restoration Project and the Urban Air Foundation hosted “Re-Green NYC”, a day of tree-planting on Randall’s Island in…

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Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

If you've ever seen a painfully chained or otherwise constrained tree on the street, you might have wished you could free it - but how? One Brooklynite has taken the matter into his own…

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored…

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC…

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Park Slope Residents Promised New Community Garden But Get Concrete Instead

Park Slope Residents Promised New Community Garden But Get Concrete Instead

Residents of Park Slope are expressing their concern over an empty grey lot that was supposed to be a new neighborhood garden. The Baltic Street Community Garden, which the School…

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Columbia University Now Boasts 18,180 Square Feet of On-Campus Green Roofs

Columbia University Now Boasts 18,180 Square Feet of On-Campus Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming a growing staple in New York City architecture. These green spaces help to reduce the “urban island heat effect” by covering buildings in grass and plants…

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer's rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here's what…

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QueensWay High Line-Style Park Getting Closer to Reality Despite Resident Opposition

QueensWay High Line-Style Park Getting Closer to Reality Despite Resident Opposition

The controversial QueensWay plan to turn an abandoned Queens rail line into an elevated park resembling Manhattan's High Line is getting even closer to fruition. The Trust for Public…

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WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

The current pier, which sits on the west side of Manhattan at West Houston Street, is run-down and badly in need of repairs. WXY’s plan would not only renovate the pier, but would…

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