New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

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Decked-out pedestrian plaza will add a permanent car-free oasis in Midtown

Decked-out pedestrian plaza will add a permanent car-free oasis in Midtown

“It will really become a true public space,” said Barbara Blair Randall, the group’s president. “What we’re trying to do is activate the neighborhood a little more at…

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Eye-tricking

Eye-tricking "windows" at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

Park Windows comprises a panoramic view of a brightly lit blue sky punctuated by clouds and glimpses of a tree canopy on a blustery spring day. Divided into separate frames, the…

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Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Related: Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing + Central Park Conservatory + Hallett Nature Sanctuary Via NY…

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Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Related: SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC’s Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall “Google’s growth is an incredible New York success story, and today we…

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Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

+ GRACE Communications Foundation Images via U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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JDS and SHoP unveil renderings for soaring 77-story residential tower on Lower East Side

JDS and SHoP unveil renderings for soaring 77-story residential tower on Lower East Side

Related: + SHoP Architects +JDS Development Via Curbed NY and the Lo-Down JDS Cherry Street Tower, two bridges tower, jds tower, shop architects,

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Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

Related: Chuck Close and Sarah Sze to Create Site-Specific Artwork for Second Avenue Subway + Phil America Via Curbed NY Phil America, The Perilous Fight, urban subway…

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Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Related: + Heatherwick Studio Via DNAinfo Images via Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon Pier 55, army corps, pier 55 construction, Barry Diller,…

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Working out at this trippy LED gym is like stepping into a video game

Working out at this trippy LED gym is like stepping into a video game

Related: Via Metro + Asphalt Green Asphalt Green, arcade gym, led gym lights,

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Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

The Vertical Times project evolved out of a discussion about how to insert public functions into a land-scarce space, such as Times Square, that would also increase the livability of…

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health…

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PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

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PHOTOS: 4-story-tall inflatable bunnies set to hop into downtown Manhattan this weekend

PHOTOS: 4-story-tall inflatable bunnies set to hop into downtown Manhattan this weekend

Amanda Parer, art nyc, Arts Brookfield, australian rabbits, Intrude installation, invasive species, large rabbit installation, LED lit artwork, nyc Arts Brookfield, rabbit art, rabbit…

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Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs wanted! “We are really happy that the DOT found a way to implement a pedestrian refuge, and we think these micro-gardens make a huge difference in the bike and…

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Van Gogh’s Ear swimming pool to add a surreal touch to Fifth Avenue

Van Gogh’s Ear swimming pool to add a surreal touch to Fifth Avenue

A giant swimming pool is coming soon to Fifth Avenue, but don’t get your bathing suit out yet—this four-and-a-half ton pool is not for swimming. Berlin-based creative duo Elmgreen &…

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WeWork opens gorgeous WeLive co-living apartments on Wall Street

WeWork opens gorgeous WeLive co-living apartments on Wall Street

Like the WeWork offices, the WeLive apartments are beautifully furnished, offering Instagram-worthy angles in every room. Unsurprisingly, the business model is targeted at millennials,…

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Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather…

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NYC's iconic MetLife building becomes a vertical farm in quirky architecture comic

NYC's iconic MetLife building becomes a vertical farm in quirky architecture comic

Metals in Construction magazine recently sponsored a design contest for the renovation of one of NYC’s most iconic landmarks, the 50+ story MetLife Building at 200 Park Avenue. Among…

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Proposed floating island with pyramids connects the High Line to the Hudson River

Proposed floating island with pyramids connects the High Line to the Hudson River

Set on high-capacity caissons anchored into bedrock, the Hub on the Hudson opens the High Line and neighboring developments up to the river. A steel and concrete bridge would extend the…

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Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

While it may not seem a revolutionary act to simply enjoy a meal in a restaurant, the elimination of animal flesh and animal byproducts in one's diet not only eases or eliminates an…

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America's tallest man moves into NYC's first micro apartment building

America's tallest man moves into NYC's first micro apartment building

april fools, inhabitat april fools, micro apartments, micro units, carmel place, america's tallest man, nyc's first micro apartment building, tiny homes, tiny apartments If you're…

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Crazy proposal exposes Central Park's underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

Crazy proposal exposes Central Park's underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

There are mountains to be found in New York City, if you know where to look. Designers Yitan Sun and Jianshu Wu want to uncover those landforms in New York Horizon, a proposal that…

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating…

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