Staten Island's El Poblano Farm Gets Internet Fan Help to Grow Even More Fresh Mexican Veggies and Herbs

Staten Island's El Poblano Farm Gets Internet Fan Help to Grow Even More Fresh Mexican Veggies and Herbs

Tomatillos, papalo, epazote, and flor de calabaza are just a few examples of the produce that Garcia cultivates that are able to flourish in an NY climate, but which are too often…

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DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

DIY Softwalks Kits Let You Turn Ugly Scaffolding into Fun Pop-Up Parks!

The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation's amazing…

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Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

Pale Male's Baby Hawks Unable to Return to Their Home Nest Because of Rat Poison

A few weeks ago, we brought you sad news that two of Pale Male's bird babies had taken ill after eating rat poison and now the story has taken an even more upsetting turn. After…

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Summer Streets Will Bring Zip-Lining and More to NYC Tomorrow!

Summer Streets Will Bring Zip-Lining and More to NYC Tomorrow!

This year’s free programming includes rock climbing at Spring Street, bike helmet fittings at 51st Street, and bike repairs at 25th Steet, along with urban art installations and…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

August 6th marked the ribbon cutting of a rejuvenated Rockaway Park. Through PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to provide a “greener, greater vision of New York,” the underused…

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PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

Newport Green was developed by the LeFrak Organization and designed by award-winning Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, who also worked on the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park.…

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Battery Park City Getting a New Garden-Lined Bikeway

Battery Park City Getting a New Garden-Lined Bikeway

Battery Park has long been a New York City must-see for its stellar waterfront promenade, and word on the street is that it will soon boast a brand new greenery-lined bikeway. The…

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Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Four student teams were assembled to address priority concerns delineated by a class survey: biodiversity and urban agriculture. The first project, Adaptaspace by Ross Diamond, Elaine…

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Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

The Brooklyn Grange began in Queens when Farmer Ben Flanner started his own small rooftop farm that catered to locals and caught the attention of a few passionate New York City…

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Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green’s beach is perfect for building sandcastles, sun bathing or reading a book in an Adirondack chair under one of the colorful umbrellas on the beach while enjoying the…

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Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

Gorgeous Plans for the High Line's Third Section Finally Revealed!

The High Line's final section will follow the rails from West 30th Street to West 34th street and jut out from 10th to 12th avenue. The current plan is to weave the green pathway around…

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Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

Staten Island Rolls in Plans for New Skate Park at Faber Park

While the New York City Parks Department just recently approved the petition for a skating area, Action Sports Development wasted no time getting all the right details for a perfect…

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Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Two of Pale Male's Red Tail Hawk Babies Are Sick After Eating Rat Poison

Horvath found two of Pale Male and his mate Zena’s three babies feeling under the weather, and immediately suspected rat poison was the cause. Many hawks dine on rats, which could…

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Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Winners of ENYA's Harlem Edge Urban Agriculture Design Competition Showcased at New Exhibit

Each competition team was evaluated on four main criteria. In the spirit of NYC's Vision 2020 waterfront development plan, and its Waterfront Redevelopment Program, designs must expand…

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PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

The free contest, a project of GreenBridge and Borough President Marty Markowitz, and sponsored by Brooklyn Community Foundation, is a borough-wide effort to bring blocks together to…

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Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

Final Section of the High Line On Track for 2014

The final .58-mile portion of The High Line Park was donated by CSX in early July, 2012 under the Federal Rails-to-Trails program, a D.C. non-profit that specializes in turning old…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Without the Tiffany & Co Foundation, there might not have been a High Line park. The foundation has been instrumental in helping Friends of the High Line raise the necessary funds…

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Rosie O'Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O'Donnell Buys an $8 Million Green-Roofed Apartment in NYC

Rosie O’Donnell has reportedly purchased a 4-bedroom, 3-bath duplex in the 42-unit adaptive reuse building that was once St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City.

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Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

Studio a+i Reimagines AIDS Memorial Park Design as a Fresh Green Triangular Canopy

In January, we reported that Studio a+i won the international competition to design the AIDS Memorial Park in the West Village but their original design, while breathtaking, was denied…

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Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion, the latest in a series of structures meant to rejuvenate the Far Rockaways, was unveiled last week, and we couldn't help but admire its unique, wave-like…

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NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

Washington Square photo via Shutterstock After two weeks of hot debate between NYU and the New York City Council regarding the university's plans to expand its Greenwich Village…

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Rent a Backyard: New Timeshare on the Lower East Side Offers Outdoor Fun by the Hour

Rent a Backyard: New Timeshare on the Lower East Side Offers Outdoor Fun by the Hour

The Timeshare Backyard has added a few goodies since last year including picnic tables, lounge chairs, umbrellas and a grill. The space also includes a bathroom, squirt guns, hula hoops…

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port…

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Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Interactive Project Runway Billboard on the High Line Will Tell You If Your Outfit is Haute or Not

Fashion reality show Project Runway will be taking over Chelsea’s High Line park this summer by turning it into a giant catwalk complete with a billboard that tells you if your outfit…

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Louis I. Kahn's Monumental Four Freedoms Park to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

Louis I. Kahn's Monumental Four Freedoms Park to Open This Fall on Roosevelt Island

In 1973, legendary architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by Governor Nelson Rockefeller and NYC Mayor John Lindsay to design the memorial space for FDR. Kahn finished the design just…

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