Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway has not had the best luck as of late. The area is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and now a massive, underground gas pipeline is posing a new threat to residents. Al Jazeera America reports that the three-mile Rockaway Delivery

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Queens Community Helps Save Iconic New York State Pavilion from Demolition

Queens Community Helps Save Iconic New York State Pavilion from Demolition

Preservationists let down by New York City’s decision to seal off the world’s oldest subway tunnel will be cheered to learn that community activism has helped save another city landmark – the New York State Pavilion - from the chopping block. When the crumbling

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16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

Community activists told the NY Post that construction workers waited until 5 a.m. on the morning of December 28th to begin the abrupt demolition. According to witnesses, work crews first gathered and moved the 20 chickens living in the garden to pet carriers

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5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

In just a few hours, the Wolkoffs wiped away nearly 30 years of New York art history as well as any hopes of preserving 5 Pointz through a landmark designation. Throughout the day, 5 Pointz supporters added their thoughts about the situation in a series of

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored in a six-foot cube. The easy-to-transport box – called the Made in the

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Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the city’s highest-ranking green buildings, meeting LEED Platinum standards

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Midtown Equities Chosen to Transform Abandoned DUMBO Warehouses into Vibrant New Community Space

Midtown Equities Chosen to Transform Abandoned DUMBO Warehouses into Vibrant New Community Space

Midtown Equities’ larger proposed building plan for the Empire Stores buildings includes nearly 80,000 square feet of new space for restaurant, retail, and event space with an additional 300,000 square feet of office space. Midtown also hopes to achieve

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Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

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At the moment it looks like Ted Mosby might be meeting your mother way before the Second Avenue subway is anywhere close to completion, but a Community Information Center keeping the public updated on the line’s progress will

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials broke ground yesterday on a $150 million project that will transform Staten Island’s former U.S. Homeport Naval Base (inoperative for over twenty years) into a 36-acre mixed-use waterfront community in the Stapleton

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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 recently unveiled a one-acre urban farm growing amidst the Red Hook Houses

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Padre Plaza Success Community Garden Opening Extravaganza!

Padre Plaza Success Community Garden Opening Extravaganza!

Join the Padre Plaza Success Community Garden on their opening day extravaganza event! The party will feature live entertainment, face painting, healthy cooking demonstrations, garden and carpentry workshops, food and drinks and games. And since padre means

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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 Construction Authority had promised to update, was instead fenced-in and

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Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden

Community Volunteer Day at Queens Botanical Garden

Roll up your sleeves and join your neighbors in volunteering to keep the Queens Botanical Garden clean and green! Led by QBG staff, groups and individuals will participate in a variety of activities from seeding to weeding. Registration required. Email rforlenza@queensbotanical.org

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NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

The canopy roof of the design now features a dip in the middle for distinctive views of the O’Toole Building, which now serves as a medical complex and round-the-clock emergency room. “The initial design was very heavy,” said architect and member of

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Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting Seminar for Community Gardeners and Homeowners

Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting Seminar for Community Gardeners and Homeowners

Come to Queens Botanical Garden and join Lenny Librizzi from GrowNYC for this two-hour workshop covering stormwater management best practices for community gardeners and homeowners. Learn how to conserve water and help prevent pollution from stormwater by

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Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Campus Gets Green Light from Community Board

The Cornell Tech Campus took a giant leap forward with Community Board 8’s approval, and can finally start making plans to break ground. The undeveloped part of Roosevelt Island will get a face lift by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who are in charge of the

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Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

Pratt Center for Community Development’s Made in NYC Holiday Site Helps Small Businesses Affected by Sandy

With the holidays right around the corner, the Pratt Center for Community Development has launched their Made in NYC Holiday Shop, which features a hub of small businesses manufacturing right in NYC. A month after super storm Sandy hit NYC, these companies

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Queens Residents Can Scoop Up a Free Tree for Their Community Today!

Queens Residents Can Scoop Up a Free Tree for Their Community Today!

This weekend, Queens residents can help make their borough a little more green. On October 14, Build it Green!NYC and the Western Queens Compost Initiative will give away 100 trees, thanks to NYRP’s MillionTreesNYC! Community members can sign up and snag

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Parsons Designs New Community Center and Splash House for Highbridge Pool

Parsons Designs New Community Center and Splash House for Highbridge Pool

The Parsons Design Workshop students wanted to create a flexible space that could be changed up based on the amount of visitors using the recreation center.  Their solution was the lightweight Splash House. When the pool is at capacity, Splash House’s sliding

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First Street Green Reimagines a Vacant LES Lot as a Vibrant New Park and Community Space

First Street Green Reimagines a Vacant LES Lot as a Vibrant New Park and Community Space

First Street Green (FSG) is a group of community artists, architects and residents that came together in 2008 to transform a vacant lot at 33 East First Street in Manhattan into a maintainable plaza and cultural space/Art Park. FSG’s phase one goal has been

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Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Long Island’s LEED Platinum Yes We Can Community Center Opens Its Doors!

Earlier this month, North Hempstead unveiled the first LEED Platinum community center in Long Island. The Yes We Can center boasts green features like a solar carport, geothermal heating and cooling, solar panels, and rooftop rainwater collecting bins for

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DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

DOT Decides Against Greyhound YO! Bus Stop Next to Seward Park After Community Outcry

Hundreds of Lower East Siders breathed a sigh of relief yesterday after the NYC Department of Transportation changed their minds about the proposed Greyhound YO! Bus stop next to Seward Park and decided not to approve it. The community was in an uproar last

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DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

DOT Ignores Community Outcry and OKs Greyhound Terminal at Seward Park

To the horror of Community Board 3 and Lower East Side residents, the Department of Transportation has given approval to Greyhound’s proposal for a new bus station on Essex Street in front of Seward Park, the nation’s oldest playground. Despite fervent

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LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

LES Community Board Unanimously Votes Against Proposal to Turn Seward Park into Greyhound Bus Station

On Tuesday night the Lower East Side’s Community Board 3 met to discuss plans by Greyhound Bus Line to transform the historic Seward Park into an inter-state bus terminal- and voted unanimously to deny the proposal! After three and a half hours of heated discussion,

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NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation’s Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

NYC Lower East Side Community Board (CB3) Meets TONIGHT to Discuss Proposal to Turn Nation’s Oldest Park into Greyhound Bus Terminal

Community Board 3 (CB3) will be meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm to discuss the proposal to use Seward Park, the nation’s oldest playground, as a 28-departure a day bus terminal. If allowed, the bus station is expected to bring over 1,000 bus travelers a day to the

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