Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

The green roofed maintenance building is located at 17 Pitt Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, away from the hubbub of Essex Street, which is probably why we never noticed it…

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Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

In mid-2014, VAI will do away with the vibrant, yellow, stadium-style bleachers that once distinctively marked the pop-up exhibition space in exchange for a newly imagined interior and…

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9/11 Tribute in Light Will Illuminate Lower Manhattan Once Again on September 11, 2013

9/11 Tribute in Light Will Illuminate Lower Manhattan Once Again on September 11, 2013

This Wednesday will mark the twelfth anniversary of the tragic September 11th, 2001 attacks that changed New York forever. To pay homage to those who lost their lives in the unthinkable…

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Opponents of bike lanes in New York City have argued that they take room away from cars and slow traffic down, but a new report is showing the opposite. The study, released by NYC's…

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PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

Presented by the Cynthia Reeves Project, NYC Parks & Recreation and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture marks the second project presented by the gallery. Lee’s work was…

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Gus, New York's Most Beloved Polar Bear, Dies at Age 27

Gus, New York's Most Beloved Polar Bear, Dies at Age 27

Some say he died of a broken heart, but the prosaic explanation points to an inoperable tumor found near his thyroid. Gus, New York's favorite polar bear and the beloved face of the…

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NYC "Human Kennel" Hotel Offers 7x5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night

Located at 140 Hester Street, Sun Bright Hotel is a single-occupancy hotel (though calling it a hotel is a bit of a stretch) that caters mostly to men. According to Yelp reviewers, who…

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MNA Decks Out Patagonia's New Meatpacking Store with Locally Sourced, Reclaimed Materials

MNA Decks Out Patagonia's New Meatpacking Store with Locally Sourced, Reclaimed Materials

Patagonia Meatpacking is the brand's first climbing store since its early days in the 1970s and features gear for activities from bouldering to technical-alpine climbing. The…

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MoMA Announces It Will Open Its Sculpture Garden to the Public for Free Every Morning

MoMA Announces It Will Open Its Sculpture Garden to the Public for Free Every Morning

Figurengruppe by Katharina Fritsch NY art lovers will soon have a place to get their daily dose of inspiration for free at The Museum of Modern Art’s Sculpture Garden. Starting on…

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VIDEO: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Walk Through the Park Avenue Voice Tunnel Lightshow

VIDEO: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Walk Through the Park Avenue Voice Tunnel Lightshow

New Yorkers of a certain age may recall a notorious nightclub called Tunnel, which was a popular haunt back in the 80s and 90s. Tunnel closed down in 2001, but now you can relive a bit…

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PHOTOS: Summer Streets Festival Turns Park Avenue into a High Line for the East Side

PHOTOS: Summer Streets Festival Turns Park Avenue into a High Line for the East Side

Summer Streets is an annual festival that shuts down 7 miles of Manhattan to cars, letting pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters roam free along Park Avenue. The free, outdoor event will…

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Built/NYC Pilot Program Will Support Local Designers by Commissioning Their Work for City Spaces

Built/NYC Pilot Program Will Support Local Designers by Commissioning Their Work for City Spaces

I Love NY Heart Table by Brad Ascalon This morning, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the NYC Department of Design and Construction unveiled plans for a new pilot program…

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The East River Blueway Project Goes Foward with $8 Million in the Bank

The East River Blueway Project Goes Foward with $8 Million in the Bank

The East River Blueway project is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the project has some cash to spend. Last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City…

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Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

In a move that will bring technology, innovation and much needed employment to the city of New York, Urban Electric Power (UEP), the New York State Energy Research and Development…

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Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

New York City is notorious for its exorbitant cost of living, but could it be so bad that rent for a literal wooden box goes for over a grand per month? Although now defunct,…

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You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

Many have traveled through New York's Park Avenue Tunnel by car or taxi, but very few have experienced the famous passageway on foot. This weekend, the Summer Streets festival will flip…

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New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

The paper points to flaws in the USGBC's LEED certification process to explain the gap between what critics perceive as greenwashing and the building's actual performance. Instead of…

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BMW Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle at World Premiere in New York City

BMW Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle at World Premiere in New York City

The i3 EV world premiere in New York was one of three simultaneous debut events (the others were in London and Beijing). According to BMW, the i3 will be unique in that it will be…

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also…

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Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Image ©Patrick Cashin/MTA At the moment it looks like Ted Mosby might be meeting your mother way before the Second Avenue subway is anywhere close to completion, but a Community…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of…

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled a rendering of her first building in New York City - a boutique condominium next to the High…

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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…

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