Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC’s annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists alike will get a rare chance to walk the streets of the city without fear

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First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

Just over a year ago, Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid unveiled an out-of-this-world concept for a wavy, futuristic building next to the High Line. Now were getting our first look inside the spaceship, er, condo building planned for 20 West 28th Street, and we

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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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8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant
230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan

While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we’re willing to bet that this lush rooftop bar and restaurant likely looks its best in the height of summer. Planted with potted palms and blooming

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York’s High Line has helped liven up Manhattan’s West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports that the city is considering a proposal to dress up the Asphalt Green

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Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline’s Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline’s Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

The LowLine could be the world’s first underground park–if it gets the funding to happen. Promoted as New York City’s next revolutionary green space, the design concept flips the idea of elevated parks on its head and buries them underground. Girls creator Lena

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Vandals Break into Historic NY State Pavilion, Damage 50-Year-Old Terrazzo Map with Fire

Vandals Break into Historic NY State Pavilion, Damage 50-Year-Old Terrazzo Map with Fire

Just when things were looking up for the NY State Pavilion a new report says vandals ruined part of the 50-year-old terrazzo map. A motely crew reportedly broke into the historic park last weekend and set fire to a stolen van. Thankfully the van did not explode,

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The Epic Ride

The Epic Ride

Join Brooklyn Greenway Initiative on a bike ride stretching from Newtown Barge Playground to Beach 81st St, Rockaway Beach. Along the ride, you’ll be able to witness the potential of a fully completed Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway and a completed Jamaica

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SolarOne: Public Kayaking

SolarOne: Public Kayaking

Did you know you could go kayaking even in the busy city of New York? Kayaking is not only an effective workout and a sustainable transportation method, but it’s also a brand new way to explore the city! Solar One is hosting a second round of public kayaking

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the “Boogie Down Booth”—a 24/7, all-access Bronx-born music experience

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Grab a Drink at These 6 Amazing Outdoor Bars in New York City

Grab a Drink at These 6 Amazing Outdoor Bars in New York City

Terrace at Yotel
If you’re around Times Square, head over to the rainbow-friendly Terrace at Yotel for an escape from the throngs of tourists. The outdoor garden overlooks a northern view of Midtown West and offers punches, sake and sangria specials. Late

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WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with Toilets

WeeWeeFree Directs Those That Need to Pee to Local Businesses with Toilets

There’s a reason that NYC subways have that oh-so-distinctive “eau de toilet” scent. Sometimes finding an open bathroom in the city without having to make a purchase can be close to impossible. But Stefan George thinks he has a solution that will be a win-win

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SPARK Speaker Series: DANIELLA DIMITROVA RUSSO

SPARK Speaker Series: DANIELLA DIMITROVA RUSSO

If you’re interested in combining sustainability with entrepreneurship, you’re in luck! On Tuesday, July 22nd, Green Drinks NYC will be hosting a SPARK Speaker Series featuring the work of Daniella Dimitrova Russo, who aspires to make a big change in ways

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Park Slope’s New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

Park Slope’s New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

A brand new building with a shiny solar facade has popped up in the Park Slope, Brooklyn. Designed by McMahon Studio, this cool structure features a 7KW photovoltaic-clad front that brings a futuristic new aesthetic to the traditionally brick and brownstone

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NYC Announces $5.8M for New York State Pavilion Renovation

NYC Announces $5.8M for New York State Pavilion Renovation

Philip Johnson’s iconic New York State Pavilion is finally getting the restoration funding it deserves. New York recently announced that it’s setting aside $5.8 million for the World’s Fair landmark in Flushing Meadows Park. The money will go towards restoring

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ENYA Invites You to Come See the Future of the QueensWay Elevated Park

ENYA Invites You to Come See the Future of the QueensWay Elevated Park

The exhibition opens at 6PM and will showcase the top four designs, one honorable mention, and a slideshow of all 120 entries. The competition drew in concepts from 28 countries all over the world. The show is also being presented as part of the 2014 AIA New

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The Mystery of New York’s Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York’s Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park.

When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that another elevated park existed long before its West Side successor? The New

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New York’s Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World’s Tallest Residential Building

New York’s Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World’s Tallest Residential Building

It looks like New York has trumped Chicago once again. Willis Tower recently lost to One World Trade Center when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat counted 1 WTC’s spire as a permanent feature, bringing the height to a symbolic 1,776 feet compared

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Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Many of famed architect Louis Kahn’s works have an air of mystery about them, but his design for the FDR Four Freedoms Park may be the most enigmatic of all. Built four decades after his death in 1974, the posthumous memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt and

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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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Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

New Yorkers are pretty used to fare hikes because of the MTA, but it looks like another form of transportation may soon be getting more expensive as well. The NY Daily News reports that the city has been in discussions to potentially raise Citi Bike’s annual

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North Brooklyn Farms: July 4th BBQ Picnic

North Brooklyn Farms: July 4th BBQ Picnic

North Brooklyn Farms has launched a Kickstarter campaign to transform empty lots into urban farms! To support their efforts and campaign, head over to their July 4th BBQ Picnic at Havemeyer Park from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be music, food, beer, and of course,

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Bryant Park Putting Green!

Bryant Park Putting Green!

Looking for an eco-friendly activity to share with your family on the 4th of July? How about coming out to Bryant Park to hone your golf techniques with your kids? Children will love playing on the open green for a change. It’s free, and golf balls and clubs

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Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

Cleaning and Maintaining Westerleigh Park

Westerleigh Park needs your help! Come support this park every Saturday morning by raking, planting, or gardening. You’ll also be served a warm cup of coffee and a donut while getting active in the woods. Click here for more info.

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New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

Chickens have come to roost at P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard thanks to a new coop. The green elementary school classroom was already home to a plotted farm and greenhouse + kitchen, and now its flock of fine-feathered friends will help educate children about

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