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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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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Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

If you appreciate the feel of quintessential Old New York, you’ll fall in love with this minimally-retrofitted 19th Century Manhattan loft. The 2,000 square foot Tribeca residence is a flawless blend of old and new. Designed by James Ramsay of RAAD New

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

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

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an important purpose: absorbing stormwater and helping plants filter it into to

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Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

The magical underground green wonderland concept, the Low Line Park, is becoming a reality. Located just two blocks from the proposed future site, the Lowline Lab is a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibition that tests and showcases how to a

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Garden Tour: Free Insider Look at Battery Park City’s Wagner Park!

Garden Tour: Free Insider Look at Battery Park City’s Wagner Park!

Fall flowers are in bloom and foliage is on display in lower Manhattan! This Saturday, Battery Park City Parks’ horticulturalists will be offering a close up look at the lush flower displays through an interactive walking tour. Participants will be F.

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Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

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“Every New Yorker deserves access to clean, safe green spaces, no matter what neighborhood they live in. By doubling our investment in historically underserved neighborhood parks, we are significantly improving the quality of life of and 3

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You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

The long-awaited Lowline Lab will soon be open to the public! As a precursor to the Lowline park, which promises to be the first underground park in NYC, if not the world, the Lab will open its doors on Saturday, October 17 at noon. Visitors will step a

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High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

A proposed park for the Bronx could take over a run-down area along a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks soon, if the mayor okays the plan. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr is backing the proposal, calling for Mayor de Blasio to grant his to an a

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‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

If you’re walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation, “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cool Plant”. As part of an initiative

Created by Chicago environmentalist Wendy Abrams

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Park + Garden offers green luxury apartments just minutes outside of Manhattan

Park + Garden offers green luxury apartments just minutes outside of Manhattan

Just minutes away from NYC in Hoboken, Bijou Properties just opened its latest sustainable residential development. The Park + Garden is an upscale apartment building with 212 units, which is probably not a coincidence, given NYC’s area code. Over 30

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

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