Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be…

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Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

A new study warns that the growing environmental trend of summer heat waves could lead to a 500-percent increase in heat-related deaths in New York City by 2080. The study evaluates a…

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Breezy rooftop deck by designers of the High Line opens in the Flatiron District

Breezy rooftop deck by designers of the High Line opens in the Flatiron District

Related: James Corner Field Operations’ Muscota Marsh Restoration Will Help Clean the Harlem River + 50 West 23rd Street + James Corner Field Operations James Corner…

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LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

Related: Sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk to be Replaced With Concrete and Plastic “We’re continuing to invest in Coney Island as both a dynamic residential community…

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This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

Related: "The Fulton Center's LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership," says Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. "The urgency of USGBC's…

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NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

“Many of us still remember the weeks of cold and darkness after Sandy – including thousands of NYCHA residents. People across all five boroughs are still feeling the impact today.…

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Anti-Airbnb bill passes in New York State Senate

Anti-Airbnb bill passes in New York State Senate

In a major blow to the popular home sharing site, Airbnb, New York senate has passed a bill prohibitting rentals of an entire property for less than 30 days. Related: Join…

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company…

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NYC unveils new renderings for highly-anticipated Citywide Ferry System vessels

NYC unveils new renderings for highly-anticipated Citywide Ferry System vessels

Related:Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017 + Citywide Ferry Service Citywide Ferry Service, Ferry service design, Ferry service nyc, astoria ferry, nyc…

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You might soon be able to live inside of the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel

You might soon be able to live inside of the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel

Related: Via Curbed NY Waldorf Astoria, Waldorf Astoria renovation, Waldorf Astoria condos, hotel-condo conversions, nyc condos, nyc hotels, nyc historic hotels, urban design,…

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Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage…

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Cars to be banned from 7-mile stretch of NYC once again for Summer Streets in August

Cars to be banned from 7-mile stretch of NYC once again for Summer Streets in August

Summer officially begins today, and with it comes a slew of fun events around the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/bill-de-blasio/ announced that Summer Streets will…

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Designers imagine 'giant condom' floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Designers imagine 'giant condom' floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Whatever you did last weekend was probably not as bizarre as what you’re about to read. On Sunday, perhaps while you were brunching it up with your besties, design and architecture…

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Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups call for Indian Point nuclear plant shutdown citing radioactive leakage, equipment failures and expired licenses

Environmental groups still calling for shutdown of Indian Point nuclear power plant, despite NRC assessment The Indian Point nuclear power plant has become more than just a big…

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NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NY City Council may turn the 5-cent bag fee into a 5-cent bag refund to appease state lawmakers

NYC’s pending five-cent plastic bag was approved by the City Council last month, as well as by Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it may not actually happen. What began as an unpopular…

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Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Solar Impulse 2 lands in New York City, final U.S. destination

Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard brought their vision for a clean energy future to New York City with the successful landing of their sun-powered, zero emissions…

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Statue of Liberty at high risk due to climate change, says new report

Statue of Liberty at high risk due to climate change, says new report

According to a new study, the iconic Statue of Liberty may be at risk due to climate change. The study, "World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate," named the iconic NYC landmark…

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Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

Rooftop park and LEED Gold-seeking tower coming to vacant building in Long Island City

“We are investing in this community because Queens is our home and we believe strongly in the neighborhood,” said Peter Kosteas, commercial property manager of Alma Realty. “In…

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LEED Gold-seeking 10 Hudson Yards marks mega-development's first completed building

LEED Gold-seeking 10 Hudson Yards marks mega-development's first completed building

Related: Hudson Yards to Get a Massive 51-Story LEED Gold Commercial Complex + Kohn Pedersen Fox + 10 Hudson Yards Via Curbed NY Images via Steve Freihon and 10 Hudson…

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State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC's plastic bag fee

State Senate attempts roadblock to derail NYC's plastic bag fee

Despite the efforts of NYC leaders to push the city in a greener direction, the state Senate has other ideas. Sen. Simcha Felder, a Democrat from Brooklyn who caucuses with Republicans,…

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NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

Related: NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal Via NY Daily News free reusable bags, Montefiore Square Park, reuseable bag…

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state's greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community…

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The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

According to an exclusive by NY1, the MTA has started testing Wi-Fi service in the subway. In a move that should have New Yorkers jumping for joy, the MTA has installed Wi-Fi on four…

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