This adorable red 'train' carts books around the New York Public Library

This adorable red 'train' carts books around the New York Public Library

Many people worry about robots taking over their jobs, but librarians in New York aren’t concerned at all about the trains helping move books around. A little red book train carries…

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Thirsty 'Sponge Park' soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Thirsty 'Sponge Park' soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Related: dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal The $1.4 million project was funded by the variety of city and regional agencies…

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Columbia's sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Columbia's sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Leaders of Columbia University met Monday to dedicate the new 17-acre Manhattanville Campus, which will be constructed along Broadway above West 125th Street. Columbia President Lee C.…

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Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC's Penn Station

Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC's Penn Station

Penn Station reminds many visitors of a rundown suburban mall rather than a world-class transportation hub for the city that calls itself the greatest on the globe. The dirty, decrepit,…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has announced. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array…

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The most sustainable city in the US is...

The most sustainable city in the US is...

While overall United States cities lag behind their European and Canadian counterparts for sustainability, there is one exception as New York City performs well, even by global…

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AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

AECOM proposes sprawling new residential area for Red Hook waterfront

Related: "We have to recognize that growth is necessary to create a waterfront that people can use, affordable housing and a mass-transit connection to a neighborhood where one…

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Review of lead testing at NYC schools reveals that exposure levels may be higher than reported

Review of lead testing at NYC schools reveals that exposure levels may be higher than reported

A closer look at lead contamination tests of New York City schools, released in July, shows a much higher risk than originally thought. Initially, officials reported that fewer than 1…

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Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

Amtrak purchasing new high-speed trains to speed up travel between New York, Boston and Washington DC

New York City and New York State stand to benefit from last Friday's announcement by Vice President Joe Biden that Amtrak will be the recipient of the largest single loan in the…

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Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

How far would you go to get into the Guinness Book of World Records? One intrepid New Yorker has mastered an amazing feat that many would think impossible: he hit every stop on the…

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NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

Waterproofing the NYC subway system is an important part of efforts to become more climate resilient and prepare for future Superstorm Sandy-type flooding as global warming increases…

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Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

The food truck trend is getting a smart upgrade in posh places like the Hamptons, where a new clean energy system from is fueling beachside meals on wheels. WXY architecture + urban…

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Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation finds that vehicles making left turns caused about 19 percent of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths or serious injuries…

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L Train alternatives commuters can turn to during planned 2019 shutdown

L Train alternatives commuters can turn to during planned 2019 shutdown

NYC commuters may be in for a surprise when they hear what city planners have in store for the planned 2019 L Train shutdown, if they haven't been paying attention to recent news.…

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Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

NYC thunderstorm caused electricity prices to spike 1,000% on Monday This summer has been a mega scorcher, with high heat, intense humidity, and a flurry of thunderstorms all working…

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NYC unveils plans for redesigned

NYC unveils plans for redesigned "accordion" subway cars and renovated stations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced plans for redesigned subway cars and renovated stations as part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to improve the NYC…

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be…

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Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

A new study warns that the growing environmental trend of summer heat waves could lead to a 500-percent increase in heat-related deaths in New York City by 2080. The study evaluates a…

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company…

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Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage…

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Designers imagine 'giant condom' floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Designers imagine 'giant condom' floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Whatever you did last weekend was probably not as bizarre as what you’re about to read. On Sunday, perhaps while you were brunching it up with your besties, design and architecture…

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The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

According to an exclusive by NY1, the MTA has started testing Wi-Fi service in the subway. In a move that should have New Yorkers jumping for joy, the MTA has installed Wi-Fi on four…

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Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC's transportation woes?

Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC's transportation woes?

A wild new proposal calls for a 3.5-mile suspension bridge running from New Jersey, across Manhattan at 38th and 39th Streets, and into Queens. The Empire State Gateway was designed by…

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New York launches climate science data website

New York launches climate science data website

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched a new website to help communities with climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Climate Change…

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Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Related: "It's not going to be easy to get [it done] but it's certainly not impossible," he said, adding that in London, a similar gondola system went up on a time crunch before the…

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