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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Get a free UberPOOL ride when you shop small businesses on November 26

Get a free UberPOOL ride when you shop small businesses on November 26

Related: Uber's new uberPOOL feature lets you share rides with strangers + Small Business Saturday + Uber Images courtesy of AP Images for American Express

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New initiative aims to convert NYC's worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

New initiative aims to convert NYC's worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

Related: Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention “New York Road Runners is thrilled to launch this partnership with The Trust for…

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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

Related: + Via Architects Newspaper no car zone, L train shutdown, manhattan subway, nyc subway, l train work, Grand Street in Williamsburg, 14st street, subway work nyc,…

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Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

While most people may equate New York City with skyscrapers and concrete, a lot of the state is actually nature-based. The Mohonk Preserve is a New York State gem. The nature preserve…

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Family of Queens coyotes set to be trapped and euthanized

Family of Queens coyotes set to be trapped and euthanized

Related: + Via NY Daily News Coyotes, laguardia, nyc wildlife, Rikers Island Bridge, don't feed the coyotes, coyotes nyc, nyc coyote pack, Wild Dog Foundation, Port…

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Columbia's sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Columbia's sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Leaders of Columbia University met Monday to dedicate the new 17-acre Manhattanville Campus, which will be constructed along Broadway above West 125th Street. Columbia President Lee C.…

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Second Avenue subway finally set to open after almost a century

Second Avenue subway finally set to open after almost a century

Related: Via NY Times Second Avenue Subway, nyc subway construction, nyc subway, nyc transport, subway constructions, public transport nyc,

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Wildlife NYC: New campaign urges New Yorkers to treat city's native animals with respect

Wildlife NYC: New campaign urges New Yorkers to treat city's native animals with respect

Related: + WildlifeNYC Via NY Daily News NYC wildlife, nyc wolves, nyc animals, nyc animal control, nyc wild birds

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This former FDNY fireboat is set to be NYC's next floating restaurant

This former FDNY fireboat is set to be NYC's next floating restaurant

One of NYC’s former fireboats will soon embark on a new life as a floating restaurant. FDNY’s Fireboat Governor Alfred E. Smith, renamed simply “The Governor,” was purchased at…

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One Vanderbilt: Tallest building in Midtown Manhattan breaks ground

One Vanderbilt: Tallest building in Midtown Manhattan breaks ground

“The new office building, transit upgrades at Grand Central and expanded pedestrian space are what I call smart growth. We demanded and secured private investments into important City…

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