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Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive.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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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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Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

The original apartment was awkwardly laid out with oddly placed and sized rooms, none of which were really large enough for a bed or a couch. The owners wanted to use it as a…

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Antonin Forneau's Interactive Water Graffiti Display Lets You Paint with LED Light

Antonin Forneau's Interactive Water Graffiti Display Lets You Paint with LED Light

At the GROHE Celebrates NYDW party introducing their new Grandera collection, guests were given foam, paintbrushes, spray cans and sponges to draw their own hydro-digital art. The…

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The Night Heron: Illegal Speakeasy Pops Up Inside a Chelsea Water Tower

The Night Heron: Illegal Speakeasy Pops Up Inside a Chelsea Water Tower

The Night Heron seems a bit like something out of a Law and Order episode. Creator and architect N.D. Austin located the abandoned shed by searching the Buildings Department for…

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World's Largest LEGO Model: Massive Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Unveiled in NYC!

World's Largest LEGO Model: Massive Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Unveiled in NYC!

(Amy Sussman/AP Images for LEGO Systems, Inc.) As you can imagine, it wasn't easy building those proton torpedo launchers and laser canons piece by piece. The Starfighter replica…

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun…

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NYC's "Stop Idling" Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC is stepping up its commitment to reducing kids’ exposure to pollutants by implementing a “Stop Idling” campaign at some of the city's most trafficked schools. Commissioner…

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School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

For the second year in a row, SVA is offering up space through its MFA in Products of Design for summer desk rentals. Summer Desks, is a co-working space lasting from the end of may…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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Climate Change-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in NYC, Says New Report

Climate Change-Related Deaths Are on the Rise in NYC, Says New Report

Enduring a brutally hot summer in New York City may end up killing you. A new study released this week says thanks to global warming and the “urban island” effect, NYC mortality…

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NYC Judge Fines Airbnb Host $2,400

NYC Judge Fines Airbnb Host $2,400

Airbnb has proven to be an invaluable resource for visitors to New York City, but a court ruling is now flipping the short-term apartment rental service on its head. An NYC judge…

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Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

During his final months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on getting the concrete jungle to boost its recycling. Despite the Mayor’s past efforts to reduce…

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Imran Qureshi's "Blood-Splattered" Exhibit Paints The Met's Rooftop Garden Red

While relaxing on a rooftop garden doesn't usually conjure up images of a murder scene, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's terrace has combined the two very opposite ideas with its new…

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Help NYC Artist Jim Power Fix His Legendary Light Pole Mosaics That Tell the History of the East Village

Help NYC Artist Jim Power Fix His Legendary Light Pole Mosaics That Tell the History of the East Village

Power can often be seen repairing his mosaics on the streets with his signature white pony tail, cane and trusty dog. His first pole was completed in 1985, and in 1988 the DOT…

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SL Green, Urban Air Foundation and NYRP Plant Trees on Randall's Island for Earth Day

SL Green, Urban Air Foundation and NYRP Plant Trees on Randall's Island for Earth Day

This past weekend, SL Green Realty Corp., New York Restoration Project and the Urban Air Foundation hosted “Re-Green NYC”, a day of tree-planting on Randall’s Island in…

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PHOTOS: MoMA's

PHOTOS: MoMA's "Rain Room" Lets You Walk Through the Rain Without Getting Wet

The sophisticated system is made up of a complex network of pressure regulators, solenoid valves, sensors, and tracking cameras, all controlled by custom software designed by Random…

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

Alley Pond Park You’ll find plenty of space to lay back and enjoy the beauty of nature at this 600 acre park in Queens. It's filled with playgrounds and ball fields, so you can…

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