Better Than Jam Pop-Up Shop on Governors Island

Better Than Jam Pop-Up Shop on Governors Island

Better Than Jam will be launching its summer pop-up boutique featuring goods from local Brooklyn designers, artists and crafters this weekend on Governors Island! Hop on the ferry and head over to House #16 in Nolan Park on Governors Island to shop for some

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Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Uptown nature lovers will soon be able to enjoy a pedestrian pathway connecting Randall’s Island to the Bronx. The New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning to open the quarter-mile bike and pedestrian walkway, called the Randall’s Island

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda
RED HOOK
While it doesn’t have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you’ve been avoiding this nabe because of the perceived difficulty in getting there,

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the ferry to Governors Island for two days of arty fun on June 8th and 9th.

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LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

In addition to bringing a new type of outdoor dining experience to the Long Island City waterfront, LIC Landing will donate 3% of its revenue to the Friends of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in keeping with COFFEED’s commitment to giving back to the communities

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Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

After two years of renovations and a series of hold ups, Central Park’s historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is finally set to reopen this month. Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim Caiola and David Salama announced that their revamped version of the dining

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NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Last week, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Two Trees’ $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan in Williamsburg. The rather controversial project calls for the transformation of the old sugar refinery site

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VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it’s frickin’ cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of a partially frozen East River. As you can see, the waterway hasn’t solidified

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Bill de Blasio Says “It’s Over” for Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Bill de Blasio Says “It’s Over” for Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park

Horse-drawn carriages might soon be a thing of the past if Bill de Blasio has his way. The mayor-elect recently vowed to end the use of hansom cabs in Central Park at a press conference announcing his schools chancellor pick, Carmen Farina. De Blasio and

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Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Mayor de Blasio shovels his sidewalk in Brooklyn.

Winter storm Hercules is in full effect today, and New Yorkers have been braving teeth-chattering temps and several inches of snow. Officials are warning everyone to stay indoors if possible, but for those

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East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

NYC boat lovers rejoice! It looks like the East River Ferry will continue to serve maritime commuters for at least another five years. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement that the ferry service, which was previously scheduled to end in June 2014, would

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Is HAO’s Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees’ Current Design?

Is HAO’s Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees’ Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed residential-office development. The alternative design features a large site

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Bill de Blasio vs. Joe Lhota: Which Candidate Would Make a Greener Mayor?

Bill de Blasio vs. Joe Lhota: Which Candidate Would Make a Greener Mayor?

NYC Election Day 2013 is today! The polls are now open, but if you haven’t voted yet, you might want to consider one last deciding factor before you cast your ballot – which candidate has the best environmental policies. While Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you’re a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to Manhattan. WXY Architecture + Urban Design’s Claire Weisz recently brought the

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Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

It may seem like Manhattan and Brooklyn have been receiving the lion’s share of bike-related privileges, but Queens residents have made it clear that they enjoy biking too, dammit! Luckily, the  Department of Transportation has responded to the requests of Long

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Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Photo credit: Retrofresh! via Flickr

Labor Day may have come and gone, but summer’s not over yet! Take advantage of the last days of warm weather by hopping aboard the free ferry to Red Hook, Brooklyn while you still can. The free weekend ferry service

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PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Fête Paradiso made its American debut this summer on Governors Island, traveling all the way to New York from Paris. The collection of vintage carnival rides includes gorgeously carved pieces from the late 19th century and early 20th century, each meticulously

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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 Buttermilk Falls Inn and Spa, you can indulge yourself in a serene Hudson

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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 Bloomberg. “The construction of these incredible Hills will continue the

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PHOTOS: “Sandman” Begins Building Enormous Sand Castle in Front of 1 New York Plaza

PHOTOS: “Sandman” Begins Building Enormous Sand Castle in Front of 1 New York Plaza

Long’s signature sand castle is being presented as part of the Water Street Pops! series of fun and free summer events to bring New Yorkers and tourists down to Lower Manhattan. Long is a cast member of the Travel Channel Show Sand Masters and recently placed

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Statue of Liberty to Re-Open on Fourth of July After Sandy Damage

Statue of Liberty to Re-Open on Fourth of July After Sandy Damage

After months of recovering from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, New York’s most famous lady is scheduled to open once again on the 4th of July. The super storm left the Statue of Liberty’s promenade, docks, walkways and electrical and sewage infrastructure

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The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

Fire Island’s Pines Pavilion, which was ravaged in a fire in 2011, has been restored by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Blesso Properties. The sustainable and chic new structure officially opened its doors on Memorial Day and will serve as a community hub,

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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. The city’s finest food carts from Kimchi Taco Truck to Luke’s Lobster to

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A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

Great news for residents living in the Rockaways – after nearly seven months of cramming onto slow and crowded shuttle buses thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority finally restored A train service as of noon today. The $650

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Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike just launched New York City’s first bike sharing program as 6,000 royal blue cruisers took to the streets of Manhattan! So far more than 10,000 people have signed up to use the brand new bikes, and nearly 15,000 have enrolled in Citi Bike’s

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