BIG unveils design update and hotel plans for twisted High Line towers

BIG unveils design update and hotel plans for twisted High Line towers

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) released a new set of renderings this week for its High Line-adjacent condo project at 76 Eleventh Avenue, which is now being called simply The Eleventh.…

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Drama brews around reconstruction of Southstreet Seaport's historic Tin Building

Drama brews around reconstruction of Southstreet Seaport's historic Tin Building

Related: SHoP Architects Reveals South Street Seaport Plans for a 50-Story Tower and Marina + SHoP Architects Howard Hughes Corporation Via DNAinfo South street seaport,…

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Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

“Our goal is for visitors to take away a richer picture of what the Statue of Liberty has meant to people throughout her history – not only in this nation but around the world –…

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Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC's Penn Station

Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC's Penn Station

Penn Station reminds many visitors of a rundown suburban mall rather than a world-class transportation hub for the city that calls itself the greatest on the globe. The dirty, decrepit,…

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Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

New plans for a $20-million development https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161002/travis/vineyard-staten-island-wine-nicotra-group include a proposed vineyard that will produce wine…

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NYC announces major initiative to improve health in chronically neglected neighborhoods

NYC announces major initiative to improve health in chronically neglected neighborhoods

“Today’s public health problems are often complex, requiring broad partnership and collective action across sectors,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Building Healthy Communities is…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has announced. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array…

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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

Related: MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports Via Politico

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NYC launches city's largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

NYC launches city's largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

New York’s largest urban tech space kicked off in a ceremony this week hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development…

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NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC's green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city's goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050.…

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NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

New Yorkers will be seeing a lot more brown refuse containers around the city, as the sanitation department expands its curbside pickup of organic waste to serve nearly one million…

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UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

UGE is building a massive rooftop solar array atop this popular Brooklyn church

Leading energy solutions firm UGE International (UGE) is in the process of installing a 261 kW rooftop solar project for a non-denominational church in South Brooklyn. Christian…

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Review of lead testing at NYC schools reveals that exposure levels may be higher than reported

Review of lead testing at NYC schools reveals that exposure levels may be higher than reported

A closer look at lead contamination tests of New York City schools, released in July, shows a much higher risk than originally thought. Initially, officials reported that fewer than 1…

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Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

How far would you go to get into the Guinness Book of World Records? One intrepid New Yorker has mastered an amazing feat that many would think impossible: he hit every stop on the…

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Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

The food truck trend is getting a smart upgrade in posh places like the Hamptons, where a new clean energy system from is fueling beachside meals on wheels. WXY architecture + urban…

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One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of the largest trees in New York is a European Elm tree that grew in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a diameter measuring a whopping 89 inches. The tree, originally planted in…

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Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation finds that vehicles making left turns caused about 19 percent of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths or serious injuries…

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'Hidden forest' of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

'Hidden forest' of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

Later this year, artist Spencer Finch will bring a little piece of California’s redwood forests to downtown Brooklyn. In partnership with the Public Art Fund and Forest City Ratner…

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Beware of flying cockroaches encouraged by soaring temps in NYC

Beware of flying cockroaches encouraged by soaring temps in NYC

People say a lot of things about what might happen “when pigs fly,” but around NYC, a new saying may catch on this summer: when cockroaches fly. It just so happens that the nasty…

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New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved the Empire State's clean energy standard that requires 50 percent of…

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Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

In a move many are criticizing as the next wave of gentrification of the South Bronx, Somerset Partners developer Keith Rubenstein revealed plans to turn a 16,000-square-foot warehouse…

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Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

Related: Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80% The project has just broken ground and is slated for completion in 2018. + Rem Koolhaas Via 6sqft and…

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Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Union Square will soon become home to a unique space with a living…

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Famously foul

Famously foul "corpse flower" that smells like rotting meat is now blooming at NYBG

A stroll through the New York Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org/ can be a lovely way to spend an afternoon, but you might not enjoy it as much if you caught a whiff of rotting meat.…

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L Train alternatives commuters can turn to during planned 2019 shutdown

L Train alternatives commuters can turn to during planned 2019 shutdown

NYC commuters may be in for a surprise when they hear what city planners have in store for the planned 2019 L Train shutdown, if they haven't been paying attention to recent news.…

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