AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

As New Yorkers wait on the implementation of the large-scale, disaster-resistant interventions promised by the city after Hurricane Sandy, others are skirting bureaucracy and taking measures into their own hands. As 6sqft reports, more and more owners of

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LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

In addition to bringing a new type of outdoor dining experience to the Long Island City waterfront, LIC Landing will donate 3% of its revenue to the Friends of Hunters Point Parks Conservancy in keeping with COFFEED’s commitment to giving back to the communities

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new outdoor gym on South Street opened to the public on Friday, May 15th and it didn’t take long for neighborhood residents to catch on. Although, as you can see from our photos, many machines were still unoccupied on a weekday morning. There are 12 exercise

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Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Image via Shutterstock

Would a streetcar line running along the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens benefit your commute? New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman recently revived the idea, which was originally proposed by urban planner Alex

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Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

“It’s very exciting to know that we will be able to be located right on the Bronx River, right along the heart of the Bronx River Greenway,” Linda Cox, the group’s executive director, said to the NY Daily News. “It’s one more way for [the community]

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Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

“Queen Mother of Reality” is a 50-foot-long form that at first glance resembles a reclining deity like one you might see in Asia. Take a closer look though and you’ll find that the Buddha-like figure has an umbrella for an elbow, gold electronics for a necklace

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Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Greenpoint and Williamsburg denizens, who were promised a new outdoor space by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2005. Since then, the area saw an influx of residents, but the project was stalled for

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PHOTOS: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

PHOTOS: Hunter’s Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI
Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: Arup

A collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi with infrastructure design by ARUP, Hunter’s Point South Park is the first

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Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Astoria’s waterfront is about to undergo a massive green makeover. The City Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to rezone industrial areas in the Queens nabe into residential space, giving the Lincoln Equities Group a green light to redevelop part

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FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

This August, NYC will begin their latest beach restoration project, repairing popular Sandy-ravaged Brooklyn beaches located between W. 37th St. and Brighton Beach and requiring beach bums to head elsewhere. As reported by the Daily News, around 600,000 cubic

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SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the river, and special cantilevering fishing boxes that separate fishermen

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials broke ground yesterday on a $150 million project that will transform Staten Island’s former U.S. Homeport Naval Base (inoperative for over twenty years) into a 36-acre mixed-use waterfront community in the Stapleton

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NYC Architecture Cruise Sheds Light on the Future of the City’s Waterfront Post-Sandy

NYC Architecture Cruise Sheds Light on the Future of the City’s Waterfront Post-Sandy

Image via Classic Harbor Line

New York’s waterfront tours are shifting focus as a result of Hurricane Sandy’s impact on the island’s infrastructure. In a nautical speaker series titled “Pressure Along The Edge: The Future of NYC’s Waterfront”, experts will educate passengers on the city’s coastlines and the impact of rising sea levels on real estate, infrastructure and businesses. In addition to featuring some of New York City’s most popular buildings, the tours will also look at the competing demands on the city’s waterfront — much of which became flooded during the superstorm.

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Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Last fall, New York state announced it would fund the transformation of the Lower East Side’s Pier 42 into a glorious new waterfront park. Although residents are excited about the park, they also wanted to be able to enjoy the area even sooner, so the Hester

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Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

As part of the redevelopment of the Bronx River Greenway, SLO Architecture has proposed the transformation of a disused train station into an innovative two-part project for the Bronx River. Called the Bronx River Right-of-Way, the project would give new

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Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architects Propose ‘Soft Waterfront Infrastructure’ to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architecture Research Office initially came up with this proposal in 2011 in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, but obviously the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was far worse, and should be seen as a wake-up call to city, state and national

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Nea Studio Brings Solar-Charging Recycled Lounge Chairs to the Bronx Waterfront

Nea Studio Brings Solar-Charging Recycled Lounge Chairs to the Bronx Waterfront

Who says that outdoor lounge chairs need only be for sunbathing? The clever designers at Nea Studio have created a solar-powered Heating Lounger to keep hikers and bikers warm and toasty while they enjoy the Riverdale waterfront in The Bronx. These useful

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PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

Transmitter Park broke ground in 2010 and since then, Greenpoint residents have been eagerly awaiting its completion. The 1.6 acre park sits on the site of a historic radio station and ferry terminal that had over time broken down into “a wide swath of decaying

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Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Brooklyn residents who’ve long been awaiting the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Park promised to them 7 years ago may be in for some good news. Earlier this week, the New York City Economic Development Corporation sent out a call for developers’ proposals

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New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for the East River Waterfront revitalization takes advantage of a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land to create 2 miles of recreational opportunities. SHoP Architects undertook the job of designing the new park along with the renovation

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port Morris of vast stretches of waterfront due to inadequate access and amenities.

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125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

125 Broad St. is a Soaring LEED Silver Tower on the Manhattan Waterfront

While newly constructed green buildings have been popping up all over NYC, there are many buildings that have achieved LEED-certification by retrofitting their existing structures, and lower Manhattan’s 125 Broad Street is a shining example. Owned by Mack-Cali,

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Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s On the Water, For the Water Festival

Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance’s On the Water, For the Water Festival

Join the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance for an On the Water, For the Water Festival and a FREE day of entertainment, education & adventure celebrating the potential of our waterfront!

Guests will enjoy:

Fun and FREE boat tours for thousands on historic

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Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

The fire house’s red and white stacked volumes are shifted to take full advantage of the natural sunlight, and lined with a wall of glazed floor to ceiling windows which block solar gain while giving the firemen full view of their fire boat docked outside.

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Tug Pegasus & Waterfront Museum Barge Open House

Tug Pegasus & Waterfront Museum Barge Open House

Come visit Tug Pegasus and the Waterfront Museum Barge at Partners in Preservation’s Open House Weekend Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6- from 1 – 5 PM at Hudson River Park’s Pier 25 in Tribeca at the foot of N. Moore Street. For more information on

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