NYC's most exclusive park will open to the public for one hour on Christmas Eve

NYC's most exclusive park will open to the public for one hour on Christmas Eve

Gramercy Park, the serene space tucked away from the nearby bustle of Union Square and the East Village- is well known for its quiet and exclusivity.   The private park is only…

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New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

People spend hours making their own DIY cards for the holidays but we think we can say pretty confidently that New Yorker Erik Trinidad's is the most labor-intensive one we've ever…

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NYC rooftop cabin boasts a country porch with views of the Empire State Building

NYC rooftop cabin boasts a country porch with views of the Empire State Building

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“Nectar: War Upon the Bees” explores the plight of the beloved insects at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

“Nectar: War Upon the Bees” explores the plight of the beloved insects at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Last night Pratt Manhattan Gallery held its reception for “Nectar: War Upon the Bees” a timely visual essay exploring the far-reaching consequences of today’s greed-driven food…

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BMW's ReachNow car sharing service gives NYC residents easy access to the i3

BMW's ReachNow car sharing service gives NYC residents easy access to the i3

BMW's ReachNow car-sharing service is now going to make it easier for some NYC residents to get behind the wheel of the i3 electric car. Last week ReachNow, which is already available…

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Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to rally at CitiGroup headquarters in NYC today

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to rally at CitiGroup headquarters in NYC today

This week news broke that not far from Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline leaked some 176,000 gallons, fouling a tributary of the Little Missouri and Missouri Rivers, which…

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Trump Building "submerged" by Rising Seas installation in New York City

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How Habitat for Humanity recycles the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to build homes for those in need

How Habitat for Humanity recycles the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree to build homes for those in need

We contacted Habitat for Humanity to get the full story behind what happened to the ghosts of Christmas trees past,  and Chris Clarke, senior vice president of marketing and…

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You're invited to the NYC Fair Trade Coalition's holiday pop-up tonight

You're invited to the NYC Fair Trade Coalition's holiday pop-up tonight

On December 7 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. the NYC Fair Trade Coalition will host a fun evening of shopping and celebrating. Not only will the wares and goods of the likes of fair trade brands…

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Hearst Tower celebrates 10th anniversary with new Foster + Partners exhibit

Hearst Tower celebrates 10th anniversary with new Foster + Partners exhibit

Manhattan's Hearst Tower is the epitome of green design in New York City and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, an exhibit on architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster…

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Shop from local makers at WantedDesign’s upcoming holiday markets

Shop from local makers at WantedDesign’s upcoming holiday markets

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start searching for gifts to give this season. And not just any gift, but rather something meaningful and unique that is sure to…

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NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca Van Bergen began Nest with the idea that craft and small business support could be an empowering tool for positive…

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Canal Street Market: New shopping destination featuring local NYC brands opens right in time for the holidays

Canal Street Market: New shopping destination featuring local NYC brands opens right in time for the holidays

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There's a humpback whale living in the Hudson River

There's a humpback whale living in the Hudson River

Ahoy, there’s a whale swimming in the Hudson! Although New York is filled with wildlife, whales are a pretty rare sight from the city’s riverbanks. Yet, an increasing number of…

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This adorable red 'train' carts books around the New York Public Library

This adorable red 'train' carts books around the New York Public Library

Many people worry about robots taking over their jobs, but librarians in New York aren’t concerned at all about the trains helping move books around. A little red book train carries…

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Come swing on these holiday hammocks at the new Flatiron Sky-Line LED light installation

Come swing on these holiday hammocks at the new Flatiron Sky-Line LED light installation

Hammocks suspended from giant arches invite you to experience the Flatiron District from a new angle The installation, made possible by NYC DOT Art, is set to open to the public…

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NYU students to bunk with local senior citizens to save on campus housing costs

NYU students to bunk with local senior citizens to save on campus housing costs

Related: NYU Decks Out Bobst Library With Beautiful Suicide-Prevention Screen “We are extremely enthusiastic about the program,” said Ellen Schall, chair of NYU’s Affordability…

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Santiago Calatrava to attend Saint Nicholas National Shrine topping out ceremony

Santiago Calatrava to attend Saint Nicholas National Shrine topping out ceremony

Just over two years after breaking ground on the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, the Santiago Calatrava's project team, his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and members of the…

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WXY unveils verdant and pedestrian-friendly new redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square

WXY unveils verdant and pedestrian-friendly new redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square

Related: “We are delighted to be part of the history behind this major New York City crossroads and to add to Astor Place’s story a new layer that brings together space for…

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People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

While many of us struggle to cope with recent events and all the streses of our complicated lives, these bashful bandits remind us that, sometimes, you just have to take a break and…

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A heavenly 490-square-foot 'urban cottage' in Hell's Kitchen

A heavenly 490-square-foot 'urban cottage' in Hell's Kitchen

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Car-free zone proposed for Williamsburg's Grand Street during L Train shutdown

Car-free zone proposed for Williamsburg's Grand Street during L Train shutdown

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What's the deal with this apple tree growing out of a car on the High Line?

What's the deal with this apple tree growing out of a car on the High Line?

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Miniature Manhattan studio comes with pre-installed Murphy bed and lots of built-in storage

Miniature Manhattan studio comes with pre-installed Murphy bed and lots of built-in storage

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