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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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan…

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Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather…

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It's technically illegal to drive a Tesla Model X across the Brooklyn Bridge

It's technically illegal to drive a Tesla Model X across the Brooklyn Bridge

A lot of people have a lot of complaints about sport utility vehicles, often related to their gas consumption and increased risk of death in collisions. Tesla’s Model X, the…

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How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed details of the proposed 16-mile Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an electric streetcar line that will serve the growing waterfront community in the…

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MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

MTA offers its first-ever green bonds to people who want to invest in the planet

The busiest mass transit agency in the country is showing a softer, greener side in hopes of getting more attention from young people. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority…

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Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve…

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New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state's first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase…

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which…

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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…

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MTA to test out

MTA to test out "accordion" subway cars with no connecting doors

If there was a magic fix to overcrowded subway cars during rush hour, it would be open gangway cars. Popular in Europe, the articulated train set allows for more passengers and makes it…

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Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

Gov. Cuomo mandates 50 percent renewable energy for New York by 2030

As predicted, Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially mandated that 50 percent of all electricity consumed in New York by 2030 come from clean and renewable energy sources. This new Clean…

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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…

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