NYC Judge Halts Unloved Soda Ban One Day Ahead of Implementation

NYC Judge Halts Unloved Soda Ban One Day Ahead of Implementation

Photo via Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg's ambitious plan to ban sugary beverages larger than 16 ounces in food and beverage establishments throughout New York City has been…

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Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

The competition was part of a larger initiative to create more available units for one- and two-person households — some as small as 250 square feet, the largest at 370 square…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

New York City flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday reveal that more areas further inland are expected to flood in the future. FEMA updated…

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NYPD to Begin Testing New Scanning Device That Can Detect Concealed Weapons

NYPD to Begin Testing New Scanning Device That Can Detect Concealed Weapons

Video image of the technology in use Last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo and other New York legislators signed a bill into effect that will place stricter gun-control measures across…

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New York Gets Additional $250 Million for Renewable Energy, Gov. Cuomo Announces

New York Gets Additional $250 Million for Renewable Energy, Gov. Cuomo Announces

Taking another step towards energy security, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Christmas Eve that an additional $250 million will be made available for renewable energy…

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2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

2,500 Vacant Apartments Will Soon Be Available for Hurricane Sandy Victims

After a month of planning, NYC has finalized a program which will make 2,500 vacant apartments throughout the five boroughs available as temporary housing to those displaced by…

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MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

MTA Announces Free H Shuttle Train to the Rockaways

Finally, a bit of good news for folks in the Rockaways. After facing several more months of delayed service due to Hurricane Sandy, the MTA launched a temporary, free "H Shuttle" this…

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces He Will Back President Obama for Reelection, Cites Climate Change

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Bloomberg has emerged an Obama supporter. In a press conference earlier today concerning the clean up of hurricane damage, the mayor…

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NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy has moved on after wreaking havoc on the East Coast and leaving several mid-Atlantic cities underwater. New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Sandy's fury and…

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NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

NYC Public Transit Remains Shuttered after Hurricane Sandy Wreaks Havoc on Entire System

via Imgur As Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) officials begin to assess the damage wreaked on the city's public transit system by Hurricane Sandy, all services in New York City…

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New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

New Jersey's Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant on 'Alert' Due to Rising Water Levels from Hurricane Sandy

Last night Exelon Corp. declared an "alert" at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant as a result of Hurricane Sandy's record-breaking storm surge. The alert is the…

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Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

Did Climate Change Increase the Severity of Hurricane Sandy?

During the endless news cycle of the election year, climate change appeared to be an afterthought in the American consciousness. The issue has been conspicuously absent in the run-up…

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Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

Hurricane Sandy Update: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut Declare a State of Emergency

The Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have all declared a state of emergency in advance of Hurricane Sandy's unwelcome arrival next week. Upgraded to a category 1…

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Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

NYC has some great oyster bars, but its most in-demand shellfish yet may soon be coming to the Gowanus Canal instead of to your favorite seafood restaurant. Scape Studio has received…

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New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Mayor Bloomberg's plan for the East River Waterfront revitalization takes advantage of a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land to create 2 miles of recreational opportunities. SHoP…

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NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

NYC’s First Sustainable Hackathon Creates Green Apps for the City

“Whether by providing more information about recycling opportunities or new apps that promote tree stewardship, we are ready to partner with the technology industry to package our…

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City's current highest building, the…

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MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

Last fall, the MTA started a somewhat counter-intuitive pilot program to help reduce trash in the subways - they removed the trash cans. The bins were taken out of two test subway…

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Takeshi Miyakawa Arrested After His Light Installations Are Mistaken For Bombs During NYDW

Takeshi Miyakawa Arrested After His Light Installations Are Mistaken For Bombs During NYDW

Designers across the city have been attracting furniture and art-lovers with their work during New York Design Week, but a series of sculptural installations by Takeshi Miyakawa caught…

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Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg has been on a roll supporting green design lately and last week, he announced a new bill that would allow buildings to construct sun-control devices on their roofs with…

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Design Brigade Unveil Table Made from Reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk Planks at 12x12

Design Brigade Unveil Table Made from Reclaimed Coney Island Boardwalk Planks at 12x12

Design Brigade is the team behind this beautiful 'Low Table' - a gorgeous piece of furniture handcrafted from reclaimed sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk. The creative duo - Lila…

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Farmacy: Edible Vertical Farms Come to Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park

Farmacy: Edible Vertical Farms Come to Long Island City's Socrates Sculpture Park

Rising on a metal grid framework, Jeremijenko’s vertical farm shows New Yorkers just how easy urban farming can be. Hanging on each of the metal runs is one of the artist’s AgBags,…

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Interactive Maps Show How NYC's New Bike-Share Scheme Will Mesh With Public Transit

Interactive Maps Show How NYC's New Bike-Share Scheme Will Mesh With Public Transit

New York's soon-to-be-installed bike-share scheme is certainly gaining speed, and in anticipation of its July inauguration, Steven Romalewski, Director of the CUNY Graduate…

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“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

You might recognize Colin Beavan as the star of the documentary “No Impact Man”, or you may have read his book by the same name, but you might soon be seeing him in a completely…

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