Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical Register and add an additional building to house artist residencies and programs.

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Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colors – autumn has officially arrived. It’s around this time that everyone’s favorite fall vegetable, beautiful round orange pumpkins, start popping up at city Greenmarkets, giving the city a

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Help New York Farmers Recover From Irene By Dining Out Today!

Help New York Farmers Recover From Irene By Dining Out Today!

Hurricane Irene may have swept through the Northeast nearly two weeks ago, but much of New York State is still reeling from her effects. Mass flooding upstate has devastated many New York farms, completely destroying crops and abruptly shortening or ending

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80% of NYC Greenmarket Farms Were Affected by Irene – Help Them Recover!

80% of NYC Greenmarket Farms Were Affected by Irene – Help Them Recover!

For many of us city dwellers, Tropical Storm Irene passed by with little to no consequences, but our farmer friends upstate will be dealing with the aftermath for many months to come. The massive flooding left many farmers’ crops submerged under several feet

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Dine Out Irene

Dine Out Irene

Hurricane Irene may have swept through the Northeast nearly a month ago, but much of New York State is still reeling from her effects. Mass flooding upstate has devastated many New York farms, completely destroying crops and abruptly shortening or ending

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Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

Flooding From Hurricane Irene Raises New Concerns About Fracking

New Yorkers were shocked when the state issued guidelines that would allow fracking near decrepit tunnels that supply drinking water to NYC, despite alarming research concerning the dangers of fracking and its devastating affects on the environment. But it

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Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Yesterday, President Obama officially declared parts of New York state a federal disaster area because of the extreme flooding caused by Irene, and Governor Cuomo has said that damages in the state are likely to reach a cost of $1 billion. But the worst part

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Obama Declares Federal Disaster For NY Areas Ravaged By Flooding From Irene

Obama Declares Federal Disaster For NY Areas Ravaged By Flooding From Irene

The Hudson Valley communities saw roads turn into streams, eerily reminiscent of the damage Hurricane Floyd had done more then a decade prior. Flooding continued all the way up to Vermont, and by the time Irene hit New England, the storm was already considered

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MillionTreesNYC Needs Our Help to Re-Plant New York’s Urban Forest After Irene

MillionTreesNYC Needs Our Help to Re-Plant New York’s Urban Forest After Irene

Though New York is a booming metropolis, we need trees. Trees help clean our air and reduce pollutants that trigger asthma and other respiratory diseases. They cool our streets and homes on hot summer days and increase property value by making neighborhoods

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Flooding Caused By Irene Dumped Sewage & Contaminants into New York’s Waterways

Flooding Caused By Irene Dumped Sewage & Contaminants into New York’s Waterways

When New York City gets a normal heavy rain, our ancient combine sewer system almost always overflows, sending raw sewage and other contaminants into our waterways. Now that Tropical Storm Irene just blew through, dumping some 13 inches of rain in many areas,

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PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

image © Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat

Increased numbers of natural disasters (you can thank climate change for that) over the last year have already strained the insurance industry. According to the New York Times:
The A. M. Best Company, which rates

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New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

If you’re one of the millions of railroad commuters, however, your commute is likely to be more affected. Service has returned to near normal on six Long Island Railroad lines, but it is still suspended on seven others. With mudslides and significant flooding,

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Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

According to the New York Times, the storm left both of New York’s major airports closed on Sunday afternoon, and it caused widespread flooding in low-lying neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island. Early Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg lifted

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

If you’ve turned on the TV or opened the newspaper in the past few days, you’ve probably heard of a little storm named Irene. Correction: a massive Category 2 hurricane named Irene that is barreling towards the East Coast and expected to slam into North Carolina

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UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

As Hurricane Irene heads towards us, New York City will shut down the entire mass transit system beginning at noon on Saturday. This includes bus, subway, and railroad service. The shutdown will most likely continue through Monday. The complete shut down was

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The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

Beets
Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but they can inspire a different breed of vegetable-hatred. With a few simple tips, you can transform these earthy bulbs into a delectable dish that even the surest beet-hater will love (we’re

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MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

MillionTreesNYC Plants Its 800,000th Tree at Governers Island Park

It seems like just yesterday that MillionTreesNYC reached its halfway point of 500,000 trees planted, but now they’re already up to 800,000! Mayor Bloomberg helped plant the 800,000th tree yesterday on Governors Island in an act that also symbolized the

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MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

In an effort to increase resiliency against future Hurricane Sandy-like storms, NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be fortifying its Lower Manhattan headquarters building with new flood barriers. Governor Cuomo announced that the barriers

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New Article Highlights New York City’s Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

New Article Highlights New York City’s Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. last year, it did more than just flood streets and knock out power. In its wake, the superstorm also revealed terrifying deficiencies in infrastructure and a troubling food crisis in the making. In many

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NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

Yesterday, New York City officials released final updates to the city’s hurricane evacuation zones that include an additional 600,000 residents who were not part of the former zoning map. The new system replaces Zones A, B and C, with Zones 1 through 6,

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Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

NYC cyclists are standing their ground against the new Citi Bike share program’s attempt to rip up public bike racks and replace them with new branded stations. Last week, one group of Battery Park City riders found out that a bike rack on South End Avenue

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Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

Did New York Largely Ignore 30-Year-Old Warnings About Hurricane Sandy?

They say hindsight is 20/20, but what if we had been warned about Hurricane Sandy as far back as thirty years ago? A report by AP now shows that New York actually began working on new legislation to prepare for scenarios that seem strangely similar to what

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Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architecture Research Office initially came up with this proposal in 2011 in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, but obviously the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was far worse, and should be seen as a wake-up call to city, state and national

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Scientists Have Warned New York Officials About Hurricane Sandy-Like Dangers for Years

Scientists Have Warned New York Officials About Hurricane Sandy-Like Dangers for Years

No top New York official can feign surprise when questioned about the city’s crippled public transportation system or the millions of people left without power following Hurricane Sandy’s ruinous visit, because scientists have been warning them of these dangers

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Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

During the endless news cycle of the election year, climate change appeared to be an afterthought in the American consciousness. The issue has been conspicuously absent in the run-up to the presidential election; it wasn’t so much as discussed during four

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