Funny by Nature! An All-Star Comedy Benefit for Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Funny by Nature! An All-Star Comedy Benefit for Smiling Hogshead Ranch

Sunnyside Comedy presents: FUNNY BY NATURE- a one-time comedy event and fundraiser! Listen to great comics on Friday, March 27 at 8 PM to raise money and awareness for the Smiling Hogshead Ranch, Long Island City’s budding urban farm and public space.

Ted

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The Regenerative Economy: Aligning Business + Nature

The Regenerative Economy: Aligning Business + Nature

Impact Hub NYC is hosting a networking event where similar minded people can grab a drink together and hear two authors talk about creating a regenerative economy by combining business standards with sustainability ethics. Two authors that will be featured

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New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for

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Nature & Birding Walk with Leslie Day

Nature & Birding Walk with Leslie Day

Join Leslie Day, the author of ‘Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City’ and ‘Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City’ on a nature and birding walk through Fort Tryon Park this weekend. You’ll learn about New York’s flora and fauna and get

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Take Your Kids to Greenbelt Nature Center for Groundhog Day Fun!

Take Your Kids to Greenbelt Nature Center for Groundhog Day Fun!

There’s just something about Groundhog Day that captures the imagination of adults and children alike, which is why the Greenbelt Nature Center is hosting a fun event that explores its history. In addition to creating a small craft and scouring the nature

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Bridgehampton’s Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

Bridgehampton’s Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

The Surfside vacation retreat includes the main house, a guest house, a two-car garage, and a free-form, chlorine-free pool. The home was remodeled from an existing home. The structure was elevated and upgraded with a durable steel frame, and clad in wood

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CounterEvolution’s Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

CounterEvolution’s Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

Located just a short drive from New York City, you and your loved ones can escape to Little Big North’s twelve private wooded acres. The charming log cabin, which spurred the furniture line, has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms to accommodate a large

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Clean Energy Connections presents Biomimicry in the Big City: Can Nature Inspire Cleantech Solutions?

Clean Energy Connections presents Biomimicry in the Big City: Can Nature Inspire Cleantech Solutions?

Entrepreneurs, investors and biomimetic designers will discuss how companies are utilizing biomimicry — innovation inspired by nature — to design, build, and operate innovative cleantech technologies. Join Clean Energy Connections as experts explore the

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Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Staten Island NatureFest 2011

Hosted by the Staten Island Museum, stop by for the 9th annual NatureFest at Great Kills Park on Staten Island. NatureFest is Staten Island’s premier environmental fair, and will feature tons of activities for the whole family.

Make sure you drop

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Omega Institute Design by Nature Conference “Preserving Life’s Essentials: Bread, Water, & Shelter”

Omega Institute Design by Nature Conference “Preserving Life’s Essentials: Bread, Water, & Shelter”

The decisions we make every day, as an individual, have a monumental effect on our community and the earth as a whole. Taking care in choosing what we eat, where we live, and how to preserve our precious resources, like water, can truly change our life and

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Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Flying Point is a contemporary one-story structure that is comprised of the main house, a pool and a pool house. Although the home maintains a simplistic sophistication, the project was quite complex in nature due to the ecological intervention required to

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Inhabitat’s favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Inhabitat’s favorite green designs from the 2015 Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Artist Breon Dunigan’s cruelty-free “Trophy Heads” made us do a double-take over at the Gallery Schoolhouse booth. Made from repurposed furniture and textiles, the sculptures offer an alternative to real game trophies and “are a marvel of ingenious fabrication,

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC’s Times Square into a lush oasis. The proposal, called PopUP Forest: Times Square, would see the

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5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

Image via Flickr

Found in many of NYC’s parks, red clovers make a tasty brew with a soothing, sweet punch. According to the foragers at Nona Brooklyn, the red clover is medicinally known to cure respiratory ailments and skin conditions, including eczema.

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New preschool’s 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

New preschool’s 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

Opening at 99 Suffolk Street near Delancey Street, the new school will combine bright and open classrooms with a landscaped backyard filled with various types of vegetation. Based on the popular European forest school model, Elements Preschool will flow between

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Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden

Spring Break Family Storytime & Craft at Queens Botanical Garden

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden on April 7th and April 9th between 2 PM and 3:30 PM for Family Storytime, a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (limited

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Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center’s new “Yoga in the Elements” classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit’s environmental center is offering the utmost in wintertime exercise inside of their

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Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

It’s no secret that privacy comes at a premium in New York, but how far would you go to get away from the hubbub of the city? Scouting NY’s Nick Carr recently discovered a mysterious island off the city’s coastline that’s about as secluded as it gets. The

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BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village

New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former vaudeville theater by the same name is on track to earn LEED Gold certification

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HWKN unveils verdant 100,000-sq.-ft. YOTEL hotel in Brooklyn

HWKN unveils verdant 100,000-sq.-ft. YOTEL hotel in Brooklyn

HWKN’s Matthias Hollwich, Brad Engelsman, Jerry Figurski, Fan Zhang, Brandon Conde and Andrew McBride designed the inventive structure in collaboration with YOTEL and Synapse Development Group, garnering inspiration from traditional architectural elements

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BKLYN Designs: Apply now to showcase your brand at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings trade show

BKLYN Designs: Apply now to showcase your brand at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings trade show

“The Brooklyn Chamber is very excited to begin accepting applications for BKLYN Designs 2015,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “BKLYN Designs shows off the very best that Brooklyn has to offer when it

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PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

PHOTOS: Tour Philip Johnson’s Famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut

Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with forest, the Glass House was accompanied by a Brick House for guests, a pool,

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PHOTOS: See how the world’s largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

PHOTOS: See how the world’s largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic leachate from decomposing garbage. Capping of the East should be finished

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Storytime and Crafts at Queens Botanical Garden

Storytime and Crafts at Queens Botanical Garden

Bring your little gardeners and nature lovers to Queens Botanical Garden on February 19th for a relaxing afternoon featuring nature-inspired stories, followed by a botanically-themed craft activity (while supplies last). Event is free!

 

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Old soap factory home features a “terrarium” room that opens up to the Manhattan sky

Old soap factory home features a “terrarium” room that opens up to the Manhattan sky

Image ©Albert Vecerka/Esto

The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber columns rise like trees to meet 16-foot beam ceilings, while brick lines

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