Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant shutting down by 2021

Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant shutting down by 2021

Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is slated to shut down by 2021, according to a recently-reached agreement between New York State and Entergy. Just 30 miles north of New York…

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Citi Bikes to start projecting lasers onto the streets

Citi Bikes to start projecting lasers onto the streets

NYC's Citi Bike is aiming to make the already safe bike sharing scheme (nearly 37 million trips since the system's installation in 2013 and zero fatalities) even safer by installing…

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Cuomo wants to build a 750-mile trail from NYC to Canada

Cuomo wants to build a 750-mile trail from NYC to Canada

What if you could travel across the state on foot - from top to bottom and one end to the other - using one continuous trail. Say hello to the Empire State Trail. Governor Cuomo just…

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MIT's 'Treepedia' tells you how green your spot in the city ranks

MIT's 'Treepedia' tells you how green your spot in the city ranks

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Governor announces a $10 billion overhaul for a more green, accessible and tech-enhanced JFK airport

Governor announces a $10 billion overhaul for a more green, accessible and tech-enhanced JFK airport

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

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Just 3,000 ride-sharing cars could replace nearly all 14,000 cabs in NYC, new MIT study reveals

Just 3,000 ride-sharing cars could replace nearly all 14,000 cabs in NYC, new MIT study reveals

There are 13,000 taxes cruising around New York City. Just think of all that stop-and-go pollution, not to mention traffic congestion. A new study says that just 3,000 ride-sharing cars…

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Governor Cuomo and Bernie Sanders unveil free tuition proposal for New York colleges

Governor Cuomo and Bernie Sanders unveil free tuition proposal for New York colleges

Governor Cuomo has started 2017 with a substantial plan designed to respond to the financial challenges most students and families face today in pursuing higher education. On January…

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Times Square redesign completed just in time for New Year’s Eve festivities

Times Square redesign completed just in time for New Year’s Eve festivities

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Administration has announced that the reconstruction of Times Square has finally come to completion. The nearly eight-year-long project was design to improve…

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Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

Last summer, Gowanus Canal Conservancy and Alloy Development collaborated on the 2000 Galloon Project, a pop-up nursery and event space that successfully brought attention to the…

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NYC's first vegan butcher shop set to open this spring

NYC's first vegan butcher shop set to open this spring

The former location of a Chinese restaurant is preparing to take on a new life as the home of Bedford-Stuyvesant’s first vegan butcher shop. Monk’s Meats has been hocking its vegan…

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How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates' well-being

How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates' well-being

The Department of Corrections has announced that they will be awarding the Horticultural Society of New York to expand its horticultural therapy program at Rikers Island. Therapeutic…

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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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Swanky LEED-seeking hotel inside JFK's TWA Flight Center to have food court and nightclub

Swanky LEED-seeking hotel inside JFK's TWA Flight Center to have food court and nightclub

Related: Eero Saarinen’s iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center + MCR Development Via Curbed NY Photography by Max…

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NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

NYC offering free energy efficiency training program for small building operators

In NYC, residential buildings here are responsible for roughly three-quarters of greenhouse gas emissions. The NYC Building Operator Training Program, launched this week by the…

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New study finds that NYC dirt is filled with potentially life-saving bacteria

New study finds that NYC dirt is filled with potentially life-saving bacteria

A recent study by researchers at Rockefeller University has found the NYC's dirt is rich in bacteria that could be used to fight against disease. “By sequencing and…

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New law saves NY's mute swans from execution...for now

New law saves NY's mute swans from execution...for now

Mute swans just got a stay of execution from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he signed a law on Monday preventing wildlife officials from euthanizing the majestic birds. The new law…

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

Related: Via Queens Tribune NY electric charging stations, electric-vehicle charging stations, Passage of INT. 1124, Councilman Costa Constantinides, New York City…

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NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

“As part of our OneNYC plan we are implementing 2,000 electric cars and reducing emissions in our City fleet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We reached over 500 EVs after just one…

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Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Related: Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase + Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Images via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park…

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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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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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