Beautiful elevated park overlooking 9/11 Memorial opens at World Trade Center

Beautiful elevated park overlooking 9/11 Memorial opens at World Trade Center

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Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

“We are investing in this community because Queens is our home and we believe strongly in the neighborhood,” said Peter Kosteas, commercial property manager of Alma Realty.

“In a matter of months, the building will become home to what we as a a

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World Trade Center’s elevated Liberty Park set to open this summer

World Trade Center’s elevated Liberty Park set to open this summer

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Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

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Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Community Boatbuilding at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Join the Village Community Boathouse in building a 14-foot-long Whitehall rowboat at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Named after the Lower Manhattan street that now ends at the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Whitehalls were the water taxis of their day, speedily

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Eye-tricking “windows” at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

Eye-tricking “windows” at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

Park Windows comprises a panoramic view of a brightly lit blue sky punctuated by clouds and glimpses of a tree canopy on a blustery spring day. Divided into separate frames, the installation was arranged and captured in such a way that suggests change,

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Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

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

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Herd of hungry goats will eat their way through Prospect Park as part of cleanup

Herd of hungry goats will eat their way through Prospect Park as part of cleanup

“They’re a bit like children,” said Mr. Cihanek, a goat herder and the tribe’s owner. “They will eat their favorite foods first, and one of their top foods is poison ivy. They love it.”
Not only is it an ecological approach to restore the

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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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