Gowanus Canal is safe enough to boat in, just don't take a swim, says new report

Gowanus Canal is safe enough to boat in, just don't take a swim, says new report

An study eight years in the making reveals that you can breathe and hang out around the Gowanus Canal, just don't get in it. Or touch it. Or eat seafood from it. Other than that,…

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70,000 birds have been killed so far to prevent another 'Miracle on the Hudson'

70,000 birds have been killed so far to prevent another 'Miracle on the Hudson'

Eight years ago this week, "Sully" Sullenberger landed in the Hudson, and since then, nearly 70,000 birds have been slaughtered to prevent it from happening again. But data show that…

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This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

This organization is bringing the first monument honoring a woman to Central Park

It took over seventy years of advocacy for women to be granted the right to vote in the United States. Determined, pioneering citizens such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.…

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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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Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

You’ve probably seen them buzzing around Central Park: those garbage carts used to pick up the park’s trash. Until now, those city employees in their carts have been puttering…

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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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Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

As this year’s holiday season comes to a close, revelers will be able to do two good deeds in one fell swoop. Christmas Tree Brooklyn, which sells its trees online and in-person…

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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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NYC's first modular micro hotel set to open this spring

NYC's first modular micro hotel set to open this spring

This Spring BD Hotels and CB Developers will open Pod Brooklyn, the first ever entirely modular hotel in New York City. Located at 626 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, the micro-hotel…

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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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Citizens' Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

Citizens' Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

The Citizens’ Committee for Children’s annual report “CCC Community Risk Ranking: Child Well-Being In New York City’s 59 Community Districts” was released last week,…

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Foster + Partners unveil plans for “Halo” tower at 50 Hudson Yards

Foster + Partners unveil plans for “Halo” tower at 50 Hudson Yards

Global architecture firm Foster + Partners recently unveiled their plans for 50 Hudson Yards, to be developed by Related Companies and Oxford Properties Group starting early next year.…

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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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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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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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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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