Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Move over, Brooklyn. Staten Island is now home to a trendy new waterfront community that’s giving the Kingsborough a run for its money. Dubbed Urby, the 900-unit rental complex in Stapleton boasts a unique roster of amenities like a COFFEED, a bodega a

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Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

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Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Join the Village Community Boathouse in building a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily

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NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

NYC’s first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island’s new green community

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Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

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

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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 space right in their neighborhood – and this essential support from a

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Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

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“Every New Yorker deserves access to clean, safe green spaces, no matter what neighborhood they live in. By doubling our investment in historically underserved neighborhood parks, we are significantly improving the quality of life of and 3

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Free Community Rowing

Free Community Rowing

Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, Rocking the Boat brings its boats down to the Bronx River waterfront at Hunts Point Riverside Park to offer free rowing to the public. Community members from children as

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NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate Initiative will provide competitive grants to locally-based across

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Design Trust for Public Space Community Forum – Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Design Trust for Public Space Community Forum – Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Join a group of Community Advisors from Design Trust for Public Space on the afternoon of March 1 at the Queens Museum to discuss the future of FMCP. The ongoing project, The World’s Park, hopes to reconnect the regional park with its neighbors. The forum

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Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

New York City’s recent decision to ban single-use styrofoam containers (which will go into effect on July 1st) was celebrated by many as a major step towards eliminating the ubiquitous but unrecyclable product. However, a small NY municipality has one-upped

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Prefab Casita Adds Fun and Functionality to the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx

Prefab Casita Adds Fun and Functionality to the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx

Just in time for the crisp fall weather, Bronx residents are celebrating the opening of a newly revamped green space in Mott Haven. The Willis Avenue Community Garden officially re-opened last week after months of renovations. Thanks to neighborhood leaders

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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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