NYSERDA Announces $10 Million in Funding for Best Proposal to Upgrade New York’s Electric Grid

NYSERDA Announces $10 Million in Funding for Best Proposal to Upgrade New York’s Electric Grid

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is calling for proposals to re-engineer New York State’s electric grid using smart grid technology, and they're offering…

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New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

New FEMA Report Increases NYC Flood Danger Zone to Include 400,000 Residents and 70,000 Buildings

Yesterday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed changes to NYC's decades-old flood zone maps that nearly double the number of people and buildings at risk to 400,000…

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Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

Annual PlaNYC Report Shows NYC is Set to Exceed Climate Change Goals by 2030

According to an annual progress report released last week, PlaNYC is on track to exceed its greenhouse gas reduction goals by the year 2030. The paper measured progress on more…

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Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center "Oculus" Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub was nothing more than a series of beams and cranes until recently, but now the essence of the structure is finally beginning…

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E-Hail Taxi Apps Ruled OK (For Now) by NYC Court

E-Hail Taxi Apps Ruled OK (For Now) by NYC Court

New Yorkers can shout a big “hail yes!" in response to a recent court ruling, which overturns a temporary restraining order blocking users from hailing yellow cabs via their…

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12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

1. GET THE CITI BIKE APP If you have a smartphone, you can make your Citi Bike experience a whole lot better by downloading the free Citi Bike app here. Once it's on your phone, you'll…

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Bummer Alert: Cicadapocalypse Cancelled for NYC

Bummer Alert: Cicadapocalypse Cancelled for NYC

We've got some pretty disappointing news today for New Yorkers who were expecting to see a swarm of cicadas overtake the city - they're probably not coming. Apparently, the noisy bugs…

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NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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Frank Gehry Set to Design Facebook’s New NYC Campus

Frank Gehry Set to Design Facebook’s New NYC Campus

Facebook has tapped renowned architect Frank Gehry to design the interior of its newly leased New York office, a 100,000-square-foot space set on two floors at 770 Broadway (a LEED…

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Shane Hope Uses 3D Printing to Synthesize Nano Digital Data into Intriguing Organic Art

Shane Hope Uses 3D Printing to Synthesize Nano Digital Data into Intriguing Organic Art

Shane Hope's recent works explore technology, materials and art and questions whether or not we can really predict what the future will bring. He wonders how our progeny will use the…

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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are fuming over the Marine Transfer Station that is being planned to transport garbage in and out of a location at East 91st St. Opponents of…

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Citi Bike Share Program is Now Also Open to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Citi Bike Share Program is Now Also Open to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

If you're one of the many New Yorkers who stood at a Citi Bike kiosk last week pressing buttons and scratching your head because you simply couldn't rent a bike, we've got good news for…

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Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Photo ©Yuka Yoneda While heavy rain did hamper construction last week, a good number of the new container shops and eateries have been serving customers since last weekend, and the…

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A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

Great news for residents living in the Rockaways - after nearly seven months of cramming onto slow and crowded shuttle buses thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the New York Metropolitan…

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High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

High Line Hotel Reneges on Promise to Re-Hire Employees After Hurricane Sandy Flood

Employees of the High Line Hotel were expecting to get back to work after the hotel suffered major flooding damage during Hurricane Sandy, and owners MCR Development and Brodsky…

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NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes…

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Studio Garneau's Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

Studio Garneau's Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

The custom-designed wall bed can be flipped up to create a small open space that the resident uses for yoga, and the blue-tiled, spa-like bath is separated from the bedroom by an…

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Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike just launched New York City's first bike sharing program as 6,000 royal blue cruisers took to the streets of Manhattan! So far more than 10,000 people have signed up to…

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Parsons Students Design Zero-Waste Luxury Products for Poltrona Frau “Wasteless” Competition

Parsons Students Design Zero-Waste Luxury Products for Poltrona Frau “Wasteless” Competition

The first place winning design was awarded to Jenny Hsu for her design “Piqnique”—a woven utensils case for enjoying meals on the go that transforms into a chic leather placemat.…

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New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City Plans to Fix Its Crumbling Harbors Using 3D-Printed Concrete

New York City’s waterfront has been increasingly susceptible to flooding, super storms and rising tides, and the fragile support system of pilings (or wood and steel columns)…

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Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

The Spacebuster was designed to create an indoor interior space just about anywhere, without the need for building a framework or other structural pieces that would take time assembling…

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The XTOOL By Combo Collab Re-Imagines the Milk Crate as Interchangeable Storage and Furniture

The XTOOL By Combo Collab Re-Imagines the Milk Crate as Interchangeable Storage and Furniture

Combo Collab's stackable milk crate XTOOL chairs are manufactured locally using 80 percent recycled plastic and left over Baltic Birch plywood from manufacturing. The plywood seating…

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Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Taking a dip in the East River may not be on your list of summer to-dos yet, but it could be soon if three entrepreneurs can finance plans to bring a massive +-shaped pool to the…

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Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don't Have One Yet

Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don't Have One Yet

Today is the day! Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be announcing the official launch of the Citi Bike NYC bike share program…

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