Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC's transportation woes?

Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC's transportation woes?

A wild new proposal calls for a 3.5-mile suspension bridge running from New Jersey, across Manhattan at 38th and 39th Streets, and into Queens. The Empire State Gateway was designed by…

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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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New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Related: “We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment. This project…

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TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

Related: Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

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Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

Related: "Having the water level define the starting point of the project, the site is excavated to become a spacious and innovative water basin," said Lissoni's team. "Our…

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NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

Related: + Via Next City Ferry landing design, nyc ferry,

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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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Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Related: "It's not going to be easy to get [it done] but it's certainly not impossible," he said, adding that in London, a similar gondola system went up on a time crunch before the…

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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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NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city's zero waste goal

NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city's zero waste goal

Just a few days after gaining Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support, a five-cent fee on single-use plastic bags has been approved by the NYC City Council. The law will require business…

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Bill de Blasio says he'll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

Bill de Blasio says he'll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

New York City could be the next American city in line to institute a plastic bag ‘tax’ on single-use grocery bags. Mayor Bill de Blasio suggest this week that he’d support a…

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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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AeroFarms is building the world's largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan

AeroFarms is building the world's largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan

AeroFarms broke ground last summer in Newark on what they are planning to be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, as well as the company’s new headquarters. Using large scale…

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Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

Here at Inhabitat, we love showing off amazing tiny homes throughout the city, especially when they are up for sale. Curbed reported that a micro bungalow currently on the market is…

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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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Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Related: Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014 “Cities that lead on climate, lead on buildings,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve…

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NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC's first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one…

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Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Talk about sunny news! Mayor de Blasio has announced that solar power in NYC has tripled since early 2014. Specifically, over the last two years, the solar capacity installed in NYC has…

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan…

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Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

https://youtu.be/-TvwOq5vtRQ Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake + Prospect Park Alliance Via DNAinfo Images via…

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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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Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

New York City is full of pigeons and full of art, but rarely—if ever—do the two intersect. One artist is giving a thousand of the flying critters a chance to shine, with the help of…

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