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

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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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NYC launches United States' first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

NYC launches United States' first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced today a new sustainability initiative focused on film and television productions operating in the city. The “NYC Film Green” Program is…

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NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC leaders are moving forward to roll out the five-cent plastic bag fee approved by City Council in May 2016. As environmentalists applaud and store owners rush to follow instructions…

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Take a fall tour of NYC's most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

Take a fall tour of NYC's most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

"New York City is at the forefront of reimagining the possibilities for the urban landscape," says OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner. "From parks like the High Line and Brooklyn…

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"Trash Man" who wears all of his garbage is a walking, talking landfill

Rob Greenfield is a self-described adventurer and environmentalist, and if you happen to spot him on the streets of New York, he may also introduce himself as the Trash Man. The…

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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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