INTERVIEW: City Parks Foundation’s Heather Lubov on transforming baseball diamonds into golf schools

INTERVIEW: City Parks Foundation’s Heather Lubov on transforming baseball diamonds into golf schools

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Answers For Baseball Diamond/Golf Story from Heather Lubov, Executive Director of City Parks Foundation: How

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Impress your friends with this neat trick using Central Park’s historic lamp posts

Impress your friends with this neat trick using Central Park’s historic lamp posts

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Open House New York gives an update on the QueensWay elevated park

Open House New York gives an update on the QueensWay elevated park

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Park Slope row home renovation marries historic charm with energy-conserving features

Park Slope row home renovation marries historic charm with energy-conserving features

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Sprawling “Made in NY” campus coming to Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

Sprawling “Made in NY” campus coming to Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

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Even as skyrocketing rents and labor costs, coupled with aging machinery and brisk overseas competition, have caused entire blocks of Manhattan’s once-fabled Garment District to shutter, New York City officials remain hopeful that a new On

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Lower Manhattan is getting a new park that pays homage to immigrants in “Little Syria”

Lower Manhattan is getting a new park that pays homage to immigrants in “Little Syria”

The lower west side of Manhattan is getting a new park that will not only add some green space to the neighborhood, but will also serve to honor the immigrants who lived there and helped built the city. The neighborhood was once the home of immigrants from Lebanon and Syria, and later became an enclave for artists and writers. Now, what was called “Little Syria” will feature art by artists with a connection to the area and a pedestrian pathway to the 9/11 Memorial.

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Lowline Lab closing at Essex Street as plans for the park move forward

Lowline Lab closing at Essex Street as plans for the park move forward

The Lowline Lab, an experiment in utilizing solar technology to grow and sustain plants underground, will close doors at Essex Street on February 26. The lab was designed to be a temporary community space, educating the public and raising funds for the Lowline, an expansive, one acre underground park in what was once the Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal.

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The Pier 55 waterfront park design is getting an overhaul

The Pier 55 waterfront park design is getting an overhaul

The highly anticipated Pier 55 may not be as marvelous as expected. A permit modification request discovered by Architect’s Newspaper reveals that the Heatherwick Studio-designed waterfront park is now slated to be smaller and with far fewer “pots” – a

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Queens parking garage is getting a makeover as affordable housing

Queens parking garage is getting a makeover as affordable housing

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In 2015, the Mayor Bill de Blasio administration began the Jamaica NOW Action Plan, an economic development program to boost retail development and more job growth in Jamaica, Queens. Now, as part of that program, the real estate firm Omni New

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Winter Jam snow festival at Central Park

Winter Jam snow festival at Central Park

Whether or not snow arrives to the city this weekend, Winter Jam is an ideal outlet for kids and the youthful to  relish the fresh air and enjoy wintertime sports.  The Central Park event will host several workshops, including Wilderness Survival, and

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This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

It took over seventy years of advocacy for women to be granted the right to vote in the United States. Determined, pioneering citizens such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony helped make that happen. Yet there is no monument in all of New to

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Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

You’ve probably seen them buzzing around Central Park: those garbage carts used to pick up the park’s trash. Until now, those city employees in their carts have been puttering around 7 days a week, keeping the park clean, but emitting tons of carbon into the city’s atmosphere. But this week, a fleet of shiny new electric vehicles will descend on the park to help keep both it and the city’s air a bit cleaner.

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Olin Studio announces plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park

Olin Studio announces plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park

Olin Studio revealed plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park and community area. The pier will include ample spaces to enjoy nature with multiple landscaped spaces, along with programmed areas for play and relaxing. There’s even a huge net suspended

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NYC’s most exclusive park will open to the public for one hour on Christmas Eve

NYC’s most exclusive park will open to the public for one hour on Christmas Eve

Gramercy Park, the serene space tucked away from the nearby bustle of Union Square and the East Village- is well known for its quiet and exclusivity.   The private park is only accessible to those Gramercy residents who live directly around the park.

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Proposed ‘Maker Park’ would reuse Bushwick Inlet site’s existing oil tanks

Proposed ‘Maker Park’ would reuse Bushwick Inlet site’s existing oil tanks

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Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Related: Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

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Sneak a peek inside the beautiful new model apartment at Pacific Park’s 550 Vanderbilt

Sneak a peek inside the beautiful new model apartment at Pacific Park’s 550 Vanderbilt

the first completed apartment at Brooklyn’s biggest megaproject, Pacific Park, is nearly ready for its opening and I wanted to share the images to see if you’d be interested in covering the newly unveiled home. The 2BR/2BA model apartment is located a

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People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

While many of us struggle to cope with recent events and all the streses of our complicated lives, these bashful bandits remind us that, sometimes, you just have to take a break and laugh a little. A family of 22 or so downright cuddle-worthy (but have

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Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Related: dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

The $1.4 million project was funded by the variety of city and regional agencies through grants, which DLANDstudio put together.

“We realized that the

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Washington Square Park toilet house boasts LEED-certified loos

Washington Square Park toilet house boasts LEED-certified loos

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Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

“This park has become the front lawn of Brooklyn. And Pier 3 will add more space for kids to play and for families to enjoy this incredible place. We have made building Brooklyn Bridge Park and securing it for the long-term a major priority, and we to

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Kim Holleman debuts new tiny version of her ‘Trailer Park’ mobile garden

Kim Holleman debuts new tiny version of her ‘Trailer Park’ mobile garden

Trailer Park creator Kim Holleman is back with version 2 of her original Trailer Park. It’s a new design built into a 6′ x 12′ a ramp-back, V-Nose construction trailer. Rest assured, its as green as ever. Holleman’s newest green machine will be on at in

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15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

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The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

In celebration of New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, NYC Parks released the renderings for “The Cubes,” a two-story, 2,640-square-foot building made out of shipping containers, designed by LOT-EK. The building will be home to

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‘Sticks’ pavilion made of scrap wood opens at Socrates Sculpture Park

‘Sticks’ pavilion made of scrap wood opens at Socrates Sculpture Park

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