Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Delancey Underground Signs With Arup Engineering to Complete Feasibility Studies for the Low Line

Arup Engineering is a high-profile, global firm that works on major projects like the high speed Chunnel trains, the Second Avenue Subway, and the Water Cube for the…

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The East River Blueway Will Make the Waterfront Accessible for Recreation and Boating

The East River Blueway Will Make the Waterfront Accessible for Recreation and Boating

WXY Architecture + Urban Design have been chosen as the lead designers for the innovative Easy River Blueway Project. The project entails the revamping of the East River waterfront from…

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New Coffee Table Book Reveals New York City's Most Stunning & Elaborate Rooftop Gardens

New Coffee Table Book Reveals New York City's Most Stunning & Elaborate Rooftop Gardens

Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York is a new coffee table book that takes you up to the city's most exquisite private rooftop gardens.

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Storm King Art Center to Host a Honey Bee Apiary by Artist Peter Coffin

Storm King Art Center to Host a Honey Bee Apiary by Artist Peter Coffin

Artist Peter Coffin is making bees into art. Opening this spring at the Storm King Art Center, the artist’s piece "Untitled (Bees Making Honey)" will bring a network of bees to the…

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

Artist Jenna Spevack Turns Ordinary Furniture Into Clever Gardens With Her Microfarms

The exhibit will include a “farmstand” where visitors make their own determination of the value of the microgreens grown in the gallery and may choose an urban agriculture…

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New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

New Green Playgrounds Will Capture Stormwater Throughout NYC

Playgrounds may be a favorite place for New York City children, but they have also become an ideal environmental solution for city officials. With a possibly rainy summer season ahead,…

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Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

Designs Unveiled for the Final Section of the High Line!

The newly revealed renderings show the architects' initial visions for the final section of the High Line, but the details are not finalized The third section's total cost will be…

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New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

New Leopard Frog Species Discovered in New York City!

image via New York Times If you think cities are devoid of nature and wildlife, think again. Last fall, scientists announced that they discovered a new bee species in the Brooklyn…

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Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

Terreform, Inc. Proposes Covering NYC With Vertical Gardens & Urban Farms to Become Self-Sufficient

With the idea of a utopian economically independent city, NYCSS would infuse urban farming throughout all five boroughs. The plan was created by focusing on the food, waste, energy,…

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Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

Rockefeller Center's Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

image © James Maher The gardens, located atop the British Empire Building, the Maison Francaise, and the setbacks of other central buildings, were planned and built when the Center…

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Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

Revamped Dyckman Marina Will Become New Upper Manhattan Waterfront Retreat

New York-based architect Andrew Franz will be designing two new beach-like bungalows containing a cafe and restaurant at the Marina, while community members are pushing for an eco-dock…

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An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Throughout New York City's five boroughs, there are thousands of acres of city land sitting completely empty. One such lot sits across the street from P.S. 323 in Brownsville, Brooklyn.…

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Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

More photos: New York Botanic Garden Flickr With temperatures barely dipping below freezing and a near non-existent snowfall, New York City, along with most of the country, has been…

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope…

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NYC Phone Booths Turned Into Free Mini Libraries by Architect John Locke

NYC Phone Booths Turned Into Free Mini Libraries by Architect John Locke

The libraries are part of Locke's urban intervention project call the Department of Urban Betterment (thus, DUB). The first mini-library was installed on a phone booth eight blocks…

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Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Two months ago, we brought you the proposal for the "Low Line," an awesome underground park located in the abandoned Essex Street trolley terminal under Delancey Street in the Lower…

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Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

A Brooklyn native, Lieberman had no experience gardening or growing before he planted his fire escape garden. The fire escape was his first foray into small space urban gardening, and…

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Garden Up Plant Towers Make it Easy to Grown Your Own Veggies in Small NYC Apartments

Garden Up Plant Towers Make it Easy to Grown Your Own Veggies in Small NYC Apartments

Garden Up’s vertical garden units look almost like bird houses, but for yummy herbs and edible plants. Each level of the tower is ideal for growing different types of produce. Edible…

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Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

More photos at DNAinfo It was almost a year ago to date when the Department of Transportation set its eye on an unused triangular plot of land in Chinatown and envisioned the city's…

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Manhattan's Riverside Park May Be Getting Solar-Powered, Composting Public Toilets

Manhattan's Riverside Park May Be Getting Solar-Powered, Composting Public Toilets

The Upper West Side’s Riverside Tennis Club, inside the sprawling Riverside Park, may be getting new public restrooms, complete with composting toilets, designed to meet the…

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596 Acres Helps NYC Communities Reclaim Vacant Lots and Transform Them Into Gardens

596 Acres Helps NYC Communities Reclaim Vacant Lots and Transform Them Into Gardens

That vacant lot that you walk by everyday may just be waiting for you to transform it into a community garden! Many neighborhood vacant lots are actually publically owned, and 596 Acres…

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Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Since opening last September, Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park has charmed countless New Yorkers and tourists with its old-fashioned fun and glimmering modern pavilion. Now the…

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Alligators & Turtles Crawl into NYC for a Swamp in the City at Chelsea Market

Alligators & Turtles Crawl into NYC for a Swamp in the City at Chelsea Market

Swamp in the City is rather inconspicuous as you're walking through Chelsea Market, with little more than a chalk board sign and greeter standing outside the room. But inside, you're…

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Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Described as a publication for those enthralled by the natural world, Wilder Quarterly is a visually-stimulating new magazine aimed at modern day growers and gardeners. The…

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