Make a Winter Wish Come True for a Child or Teen Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Make a Winter Wish Come True for a Child or Teen Affected by Hurricane Sandy

 Photo via Shutterstock Every year New York Cares calls upon those feeling the holiday spirit to answer the Winter Wishes of more than 35,000 local children, teens, seniors, and…

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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden welcomed guests all weekend to watch the pumpkin master at work. Villafane and his crew of Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, Chris Vierra and Andy Bergholtz, a…

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Don't Miss Ray Villafane's Giant Pumpkin Carving at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend!

Don't Miss Ray Villafane's Giant Pumpkin Carving at the New York Botanical Garden This Weekend!

Last year, our story about Ray Villafane's ghastly zombie pumpkins got over 1.2 million pageviews in just a few days, and many readers asked where and how they could view these ghoulish…

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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square.…

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Head to the High Line for a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27th

Head to the High Line for a Haunted Halloween Scavenger Hunt on October 27th

Halloween is fast approaching, and the Haunted High Line is back again this year and ready for your little witches and ghouls! NYC's favorite elevated park is inviting families and…

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PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

PHOTOS: Fifth Street Farm Unveils New Rooftop Farm Classroom Designed by Michael Arad

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer joined Arad and a myriad of local officials to cut the green ribbon and plant a ceremonial first seedling on the gorgeous new rooftop farm.…

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6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it's a whole lot closer than Germany,…

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World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

The World Maker Faire will be invading the NY Hall of Science this weekend! Over 500 displays of makers will be on site showing you how to hack, solder, craft and more. If you’re into…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

Don't Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum's Fall Fair!

If you're sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum's annual Queens County…

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Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint kids in the SYSTEM program, a summer educational internship sponsored by the Greenpoint YMCA, (as well as NYU Wallerstein Collaborative and Exxon Mobile,) learned how to…

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Head to the Newport Green's New Carousel This Weekend for an Opening Party and Free Ice Cream

Head to the Newport Green's New Carousel This Weekend for an Opening Party and Free Ice Cream

The first and only carousel in Hudson County has arrived at Newport Green park in Jersey City! Perfectly timed for Labor Day, it will be up-and-running the entire weekend from 1PM to…

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PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

Newport Green was developed by the LeFrak Organization and designed by award-winning Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, who also worked on the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park.…

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World's First Roving Recyclarium Trailer Hits the Streets of New York City

World's First Roving Recyclarium Trailer Hits the Streets of New York City

Recycling may not yet be a priority for our younger generation, but a new "Recyclarium" featuring fun interactive games that teach about sustainability has hit the streets of New York…

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PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool isn't as large as McCarren Pool, measuring in at just 30’ x 50’ and 3.5 feet deep, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with tons of…

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See Dozens of Fireflies Light up the Sky at an All-Natural 4th of July Fireworks Display in NYC

See Dozens of Fireflies Light up the Sky at an All-Natural 4th of July Fireworks Display in NYC

Boy with Fireflies image via Shutterstock We're sure that this year's fireworks over the Hudson will be great, but if you're looking for a truly spectacular and green lightshow, head…

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140,000 Ladybugs Set Loose in Manhattan Garden to Do Battle with Wart-Like Aphid Pods

140,000 Ladybugs Set Loose in Manhattan Garden to Do Battle with Wart-Like Aphid Pods

We were already fans of ladybugs and the chemical-free pest control they provide before we stepped foot in the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden, but we grew even fonder of them as we…

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Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Battery Park City Library Achieves LEED Gold Certification

1100 Architect worked with Atelier Ten to design the library’s energy-efficient lighting system. The first two stories of the library, which sits at the base of a residential…

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the…

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Take Your Tots to the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center's Annual Spring Fair this Saturday, April 28

Take Your Tots to the New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center's Annual Spring Fair this Saturday, April 28

Kick off the spring season by treating your kids to a fun-filled festival in a Lower East Side community garden. The New Amsterdam Early Childhood Center is hosting its Second Annual…

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The Green Festival Lands in New York City for Earth Day

The Green Festival Lands in New York City for Earth Day

The Green Festival hits the Big Apple for the first time this weekend, April 21-22 at the new LEED-certified North Wing of the Jacob Javits Center. The eco-conscious event is perfectly…

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6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

© Rob Maguire NYC Easter Parade This New York City pastime draws in a huge crowd each year. Located along 5th Ave., a number of nearby cathedrals, including Saint Patrick's and St.…

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Baby Boom in Lower Manhattan Could Mean Lack of Schools in the Near Future

Baby Boom in Lower Manhattan Could Mean Lack of Schools in the Near Future

Lower Manhattan is home to a new baby boom. According to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, downtown has seen the highest birthrates in 2010 and 2011. This rise in births may…

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Escape the Winter Weather at Openhouse Gallery's Green Pop-Up Park in Nolita!

Escape the Winter Weather at Openhouse Gallery's Green Pop-Up Park in Nolita!

As pop-ups are on the rise, the Openhouse Gallery seems ahead of the trend. Since 2007, they have created and hosted more pop ups than anyone else in New York City. The second edition…

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The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

It may be a balmy 65 degrees today (hello, climate change), but it's the week after Thanksgiving and that means only one thing: it's time to get in the holiday spirit! What better way…

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