New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park ‘Oasis’ with Waterfall in Midtown

New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park ‘Oasis’ with Waterfall in Midtown

As part of the ongoing East Side Access project, the MTA has opened a new public space in Midtown called the 50th Street Commons. Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction officially inaugurated the new “urban oasis” yesterday as an

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Volunteer to Clean Up Highbridge Park Forest

Volunteer to Clean Up Highbridge Park Forest

Join the Highbridge Forest Crew to help remove invasive plants from Highbridge Park and to care for recently planted native trees. Learn the basics of invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach

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Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

Although it comes with a staggering $75 million price tag, Section 3 of the repurposed elevated rail line was designed to stay true to its natural, overgrown state. In collaboration with James Corner Field Operations and Diller Scofidio & Renfro, Mr.

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Hunt for Wild Chicken Mushrooms at Inwood Hill Park

Hunt for Wild Chicken Mushrooms at Inwood Hill Park

Join “Wildman” Steve Brill on one of his world-famous foraging tours of Inwood Hill Park! Inwood Hill Park is one of the best places for foraging in late summer as it’s loaded with wild plants throughout the season. You’ll find all kinds of herbs and greens used to make beverages, puddings and exotic seasonings. And you might even come across mushrooms such as chicken mushroom and hen-of-the-woods, as well as pear-shaped puffballs and honey mushrooms! Please call (914) 835-2153 to make a reservation or sign up here! The suggested donation is $20/adult, $10/child under …

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Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Giant monster weeds have invaded Prospect Park, and now the popular green space is looking for brave volunteers to help fight the infestation. The invasive plants, called phragmites, can grow up to 18 feet tall, and have been a bane on the park for years now,

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“Hipster Twister” Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

“Hipster Twister” Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

“Holy cow! No, don’t go in the middle,” yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the popular green space in Williamsburg were stunned to see the little cyclone,

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14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Future Affordable Homes

14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Future Affordable Homes

All the designs propose building two towers near Pier 6, which lies west of where Atlantic Avenue meets the BQE. The first high-rise would be situated at One Brooklyn Bridge Park and the city has permitted designers to draw up a 31-story tower with 290 apartments.

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for kids. DNAinfo reports that the Roundup brand of pesticide used by the Parks

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a lovely place to escape the city and enjoy nature – except for one thing. Because the park is located right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the sound and sight of cars and trucks was a constant detractor to the otherwise idyllic

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Just like the nearly decade-old Atlantic Yards plan, Pacific Park is envisioned as a 22-acre, mixed-use site anchored on one end by the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. COOKFOX has already begun design on two of the residential buildings: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue,

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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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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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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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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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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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Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

BBQing is a favorite summer activity for many New Yorkers, but a small group of Brooklyn residents is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban the practice in Prospect Park. Park Slope resident Daz Ryan recently posted a Change.org petition asking the city

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HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Enjoy a summer night watching a classic film at the outdoor theater at Bryant Park! Presented by Bank of America and the Wall Street Journal, the HBO Summer Film Festival brings various old school films to the big screen every Monday night starting around

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Masquerade Ball in Socrates Sculpture Park

Masquerade Ball in Socrates Sculpture Park

Looking for a family activity to enjoy with your little ones this Saturday afternoon (June 14th)? How about attending the Masquerade Ball held in Socrates Sculpture Park from noon to 3PM? Kids ages 5-13 and their families are invited to explore the eco-friendly

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Hudson River Park WILD Walk

Hudson River Park WILD Walk

Grab your chance to learn about Hudson River Park’s unique wildlife through a walk along the waterfront guided by experienced naturalists! You can enjoy your summer day strolling along the park while learning about the park’s flora and fauna and watching some

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Austin + Mergold’s Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

Austin + Mergold’s Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

SuralArk arrived at the sculpture park right in time for the hot sun of the summer, and doubles as both art and a shading pavilion. Beneath the wooden canopy of the ark, visitors can take respite from the sun, and enjoy the cool shade inside. The structure’s

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New Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard and Basketball Courts Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 and Pier 4

New Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard and Basketball Courts Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 and Pier 4

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Bush Terminal Park’s New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal Park’s New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal is getting a bit greener every day thanks to a project that’s turning the former toxic brownfield site into a public park. The latest addition to the site is a 1,200-square-foot, green-roofed comfort station made from shipping containers. Designed

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