New Shipping Container Shops Coming to South Street Seaport This Summer

New Shipping Container Shops Coming to South Street Seaport This Summer

Popular tourist destination South Street Seaport will be recovering from the damage it suffered during Hurricane Sandy with exciting new summer programming and shipping container…

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island due to heavy rains. The alert warns that some urban areas, highways,…

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New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning Gentrification of the Bowery

New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning Gentrification of the Bowery

More than 36,000 New Yorkers live in city shelters, streets and subway stations. In a neighborhood bustling with cultural attractions, including the New Museum, Cryptome's artwork was…

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NYC Spectra Pipeline Expansion Sparks Resident Concerns About Explosions and Radon

NYC Spectra Pipeline Expansion Sparks Resident Concerns About Explosions and Radon

Most New Yorkers have heard of the Spectra natural gas pipeline and the dangers it poses - but until recently, it's felt like a vague, far-off worry that may or may not happen.…

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Could Oddball Combo Shops Mean Salvation for NYC's Beloved Mom and Pops?

Could Oddball Combo Shops Mean Salvation for NYC's Beloved Mom and Pops?

The mall-ification of NYC has been pretty difficult to ignore, and it seems like every week another one of the small shops that makes our city so unique gets replaced with a shiny new…

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6 Marvelous Green Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

6 Marvelous Green Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

Savor Spa Mani/Pedi Kick your day off by treating mom to an organic manicure and pedicure at Savor Spa in the West Village. The cozy eco-chic boutique is home to Om Aroma anti-aging…

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Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival has hit the Bowery again, with a slew of art and culture events lined up for this weekend. This year’s festivities include artistic…

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC…

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EPA Announces Over $500 Million to Repair Sandy-Damaged Waterways in NY and NJ

EPA Announces Over $500 Million to Repair Sandy-Damaged Waterways in NY and NJ

The Environmental Protection Agency announced recently that they will provide over $500 million in grants and low-interest loans to the state of New York and state of New Jersey to…

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"Under the Elevated" Seeks to Transform Space Beneath NYC Bridges and Subways into Usable, Non-Scary Areas

The High Line made a name for itself by turning land atop an elevated rail line into a flourishing park, but can the same be done for spaces underneath these kinds of structures? The…

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Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

Bicyclists Angered as Citi Bike Stations Uproot Public Racks

NYC cyclists are standing their ground against the new Citi Bike share program’s attempt to rip up public bike racks and replace them with new branded stations. Last week, one group…

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GrowNYC Helps Create an Urban Farm at Wagner Middle School in Manhattan

GrowNYC Helps Create an Urban Farm at Wagner Middle School in Manhattan

The new school garden was built as part of GrowNYC’s year-long partnership with the Wagner School, which is located on East 76th Street. With the nonprofit’s help, Wagner will help…

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$10 Two-Bedroom Apartment Deal Comes Through for Old Mars Bar Tenants

$10 Two-Bedroom Apartment Deal Comes Through for Old Mars Bar Tenants

In an expensive city like New York, $10 doesn’t get you much. But for nine tenants who occupied two small buildings along Second Avenue for decades, their ten bucks will buy them a…

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Frankenfish Threatening Local Aquatic Life Has NY Environmental Officials on Edge

Frankenfish Threatening Local Aquatic Life Has NY Environmental Officials on Edge

There’s something fishy going on in a Central Park lake, and environmental officials aren’t too happy about it. Officials are on the hunt for an invasive and toothy predator known…

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11 Billion Gallons of Sewage Discovered in NY/NJ Waterways Post Hurricane Sandy

11 Billion Gallons of Sewage Discovered in NY/NJ Waterways Post Hurricane Sandy

A new report by non-profit research organization Climate Central shows that Hurricane Sandy did more damage than we thought. According to the report, 11 billion gallons of sewage - the…

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You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

Celebrate the strides that compassionate fashion has made by joining celebrities, fashionistas and media to honor VAUTE Couture president Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart at FASHION LOVES ANIMALS,…

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PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO's Flagship Store

PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO's Flagship Store

Taking inspiration from the Art Deco splendor of Rockefeller Center, the LEGO store does its own version of the center's famous murals in LEGO form, of course. The murals overlook the…

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One World Trade Center Set to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today

One World Trade Center Set to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today

Edit: As of mid-morning, 1 WTC's plan to become the tallest building in the western hemisphere today was scrapped due to high winds but the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…

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30 More NYC Subway Stations Now Have Wireless Voice and Data Service!

30 More NYC Subway Stations Now Have Wireless Voice and Data Service!

Social media addicts rejoice! The MTA and Transit Wireless announced today that thirty more subway stations are now equipped with wireless voice and data service. Major hubs like Times…

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PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone's Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the

PHOTOS: Ugo Rondinone's Colossal Stone Sculptures Put the "Rock" in Rockefeller Center

The nine stone statues stand around Rockefeller Center’s entrance plaza, just above the famous gold sculpture in the seasonal ice rink. Each appears like an ancient sentry, the rocks…

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9 Amazing 3D-Printed Innovations Spotted at the 2013 Inside 3D Printing Expo

9 Amazing 3D-Printed Innovations Spotted at the 2013 Inside 3D Printing Expo

One of the most interesting things we came across at the show was Mcor Technologies' IRIS paper-based 3D printer, which uses regular paper as its base material rather than a plastic or…

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Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the First Time in 150 Years

Cooper Union Announces it Will Begin Charging Tuition for the First Time in 150 Years

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has changed extensively over the past few years, and this morning the school announced that after 150 years of offering a free…

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This Charming West Village Townhouse Boasts a Backyard Treehouse Above Its Garden

This Charming West Village Townhouse Boasts a Backyard Treehouse Above Its Garden

The rooms in this elegant dwelling offer 10'9" ceilings and include a grand living room and parlor for entertaining. The home also boasts an original 1838 wood burning fireplace (there…

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PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

SeaGlass's nautical theme takes inspiration from the original New York Aquarium, which opened at Castle Clinton in 1896, and was one of the first aquariums in the country until it…

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Christine Quinn Proposes Raising Age for Tobacco Purchase from 18 to 21 in NYC

Christine Quinn Proposes Raising Age for Tobacco Purchase from 18 to 21 in NYC

In an effort to delay tobacco use among young adults, public health advocates are proposing a new law that would raise the legal tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21. City Council Speaker…

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