Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

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Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

The Vertical Times project evolved out of a discussion about how to insert public functions into a land-scarce space, such as Times Square, that would also increase the livability of the urban environment. The architects’ solution combined two main a

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Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Related: Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

“Landmark” will be displayed May 8 through Aug. 28.

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Local residents vote for ‘Lake Mess Monster’ to clean up Prospect Park’s scummy lake

Local residents vote for ‘Lake Mess Monster’ to clean up Prospect Park’s scummy lake

Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health Department building on Worth Street in Chinatown and is believed to a a

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PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

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North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Crazy proposal exposes Central Park’s underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

Crazy proposal exposes Central Park’s underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

There are mountains to be found in New York City, if you know where to look. Designers Yitan Sun and Jianshu Wu want to uncover those landforms in New York Horizon, a proposal that excavates Central Park 1,000 feet deep to expose mountain-like bedrock a

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Bronx group wants to resurrect a buried brook hidden beneath Van Cortlandt Park

Bronx group wants to resurrect a buried brook hidden beneath Van Cortlandt Park

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

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

Related: Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

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William Vale Hotel’s amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

William Vale Hotel’s amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

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New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

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Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Related: Snag a Piece of NYC History at the Landmark Preservation Commission’s Architectural Salvage Auction

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic horse-drawn carriages, promising they would get the axe on “Day of In

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Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables permanently to the park as well as other measures that are aimed at

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush and green. Would you have guessed that the next important green in New

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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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Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Although the nasty 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill wreaked major havoc on the Greenpoint area, it looks like the neighborhood will be putting the $19.5 million in restitution to good, green use. According to NY Curbed, among the numerous plans to renovate the

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NYC’s Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

NYC’s Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

Related: Sled Down a 60-Foot Toboggan Run Today as Super Bowl Boulevard Takes Over Broadway

“Recognising that green public space is at a premium in the city, and proximity to it is perhaps the best single indicator of value in real estate, the Green

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Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Looks like Central Park may be in store from Freshkills Park in terms of fun activities. As reported by SiLive, the Parks Department has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for the former landfill area, Freshkills Park.

After months of the

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Mayor de Blasio breaks ground on phase II of Hunter’s Point South affordable housing project and 11-acre waterfront park

Mayor de Blasio breaks ground on phase II of Hunter’s Point South affordable housing project and 11-acre waterfront park

Related: Massive Hunter’s Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City

“We’re building a new neighborhood from the ground-up, from its streets to its parks to its transit. This is going to be the biggest affordable a

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Owl Watching at Inwood Hill Park

Owl Watching at Inwood Hill Park

Head over to the Orchard Beach Nature Center in Pelham Bay Park to observe some owls in the wild. Led by park rangers, the tour will take you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third Avenue. The plot, which is located under subway tracks, used to be used a

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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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