Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a task force to investigate the possibility of axing the pedestrian plazas in Times Square as a way to deal with the problem of annoying…

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Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy…

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New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall's 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall's 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

Texas may be the land where everything is known for being larger than life, but New York knows a thing or two about going big, also. To prove it, updated plans have been revealed for…

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The New York Public Library could be in for a BIG makeover

The New York Public Library could be in for a BIG makeover

Word on the street is that the beloved New York Public Library might get a very BIG makeover soon.

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Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa's largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa's largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist Elias Sime gleans cast offs from vendors at the Addis Ababa open market, and transforms the discarded bits into beautiful art works. Recently opened at the James Cohan…

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First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

New York's first new subway addition in 26 years is now officially open for business. The MTA The $2.42 billion, 1.5-mile extension of the 7 Line to 34 St-11 Av was funded by…

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Tahiti Pehrson's heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

Tahiti Pehrson's heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

The impressive paper cut art works of Tahiti Pehrson take over Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery for the month of September. Pehrson uses intricate paper cuts to explore the phenomenon…

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VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center…

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Have a sustainable stay at NYC's swanky Ink48 hotel

Have a sustainable stay at NYC's swanky Ink48 hotel

Kimpton's Ink48 hotel has a strong sustainability portfolio that goes hand in hand with the brand's cool luxurious vibe. Related: New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden…

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The Barbarian Group's crazy 4,400-sq-ft desk puts your work surface to shame

The Barbarian Group's crazy 4,400-sq-ft desk puts your work surface to shame

What does your desk look like? As technology continues to improve, our table manners are shifting and our work stations are transforming. Desks, as we have traditionally known, are…

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Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit - and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted…

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Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Apparently, street performers in Times Square have become such a nuisance that the city is considering doing away with the pedestrian plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that…

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Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

From honking cars to urinating strangers, most New Yorkers can agree the city is not the cleanest. In the bustling city that never sleeps, BKSK Architects challenges our city and raises…

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New SeaGlass carousel takes you on an underwater adventure inside of giant, illuminated fish

New SeaGlass carousel takes you on an underwater adventure inside of giant, illuminated fish

Battery Park, eco design, green architecture nyc, green design, nyc carousels, sea glass, sea glass carousel, seaglass, seaglass carousel, sustainable design, The Battery Conservancy,…

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Could Two World Trade Center become the most expensive office tower in the world?

Could Two World Trade Center become the most expensive office tower in the world?

Although the Two World Trade Center building has yet to be started, it looks the Bjarke Ingles-designed building is on track to become the world's most expensive office building.…

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NYC's newest cat café will have an outdoor garden, sake, and Japanese snacks

NYC's newest cat café will have an outdoor garden, sake, and Japanese snacks

Koneko is slated to open next month on the Lower East Side.

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Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

The troves of pigeons usually infiltrating picnic goers at Washington Square Park haven’t migrated to another city green space, but were apparently part of a mass abduction. As…

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Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

cat camp, cat camp nyc, cat cafe, cat cafe nyc, purine one, purine one cat camp, cats nyc, cute cats, openhouse nyc, nyc cat camp From the people who brought you the first ever Cat…

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Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected  on the side

Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected on the side

If you're in New York City tomorrow night, don't forget to look up. The facade of the iconic Empire State Building is set to double as a giant canvas from 9pm to midnight. 33 floors of…

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to…

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Urban water sliding sounds a bit like an extreme sport made up for a sitcom script, but it’s real, and it’s coming back to Manhattan. Next month, Slide the City will set up a…

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WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes,…

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New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

This month, the long-awaited new eco-friendly 1 Hotels Central Park is slated to open. After numerous delays, the flagship hotel for the brand, an offshoot of Starwood, plans to open…

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Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

The Prince George Ballroom is the premier event destination in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where history meets elegance. Built in 1904 as one of NYC’s premier hotels, the Prince…

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