Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Related: New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May + Governors Island Park The Hills on Governors Island, Governors island park, nyc…

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Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

If you wander up the Allen Street pedestrian mall until you reach Delancey, you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful yet deserted relic from the city’s past: the Allen Street…

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It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

It may soon be illegal to declaw cats in New York, and for good reason

For as long as people have invited cats into their homes, furniture has been destroyed, drapery has been shredded, and the occasional pointy claw has made contact with tender human…

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Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

] Related:Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project + Urby + Concrete Via Curbed NY Urby waterfront properties, URBY…

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49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

49 New York schools adopt vegetarian program that makes learning about food choices fun

Nearly 50 New York schools are adopting a plant-based nutrition program to help kids learn to make healthy choices. The program - called the Daily Scoop - is led by Lean and Green Kids…

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New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

Related: + The Hills + West 8 Architects Via Next City The Hills on Governors Island, Governor's island park, nyc parks, nyc green space, new parks nyc, Slide Hill,…

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Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

Freddie the Steer moo-ves to greener pastures after daring slaughterhouse escape

“He is doing really well,” said Mike Stura, 49, the owner of the sprawling 230-acre sanctuary in Wantage, who brought Freddie to New Jersey on Friday. “The first day he was…

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New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

New York's first K-Solar school project announced at the New York Institute for Special Education

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the state's first solar schools project will be hosted by the New York Institute for Special Education (NYISE) in the Bronx. A purchase…

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic…

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‘Poor door’ just the beginning of disparate living conditions at 50 Riverside, say lower-income residents

‘Poor door’ just the beginning of disparate living conditions at 50 Riverside, say lower-income residents

Related: Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC The Post quotes Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal as saying that “No landlord should be…

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3D-printed skeleton of world's largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

3D-printed skeleton of world's largest dinosaur now on display at American Museum of Natural History

Related: "This animal is so new it doesn't even have an official species name yet," said Mark Norell, chairman and Macaulay Curator at the natural history museum. "Titanosaur…

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New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses

The New York City Council is gearing up to launch a bill that would make major changes for horse-drawn carriages and pedicabs in Central Park. The proposal involves moving horse stables…

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes.…

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Related: “The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a gift that keeps giving." said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "It brings joy to people during the…

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which…

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NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

With some 8,200 pay phones still located on New York streets, it's about time someone found a way to put those old relics to good use. Expanding on the pilot project that began in 2012,…

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Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

Citi Bike surpasses 10 million trips in 2015, making it the busiest bike share program in the country

  New York’s Citi Bike program proves that Americans are into cycling more than ever before. The bike share network, which allows users to rent one of 7,500 bikes at 460…

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Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

Times Square New Year's Eve ball drop will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

The world-famous New Year's ball is twelve feet in diameter and a whopping 11,875 pounds. To achieve its mesmerizing effect, the surface of the geodesic sphere is covered in 2,688…

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16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

16 major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent or more by 2025

It’s not quite a Christmas miracle, but we’ll take it. A number of big name hotels in the city have pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30 percent over the next…

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Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Mayor de Blasio announces significant progress in greening city buildings

Related: De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green “This weekend, world leaders took a historic step in the fight against climate change. New…

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Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Related: “These locations have undergone a rigorous design and acceptance process by City agencies to ensure they comply with City requirements for pedestrian access and safety and…

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Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick and Diamond Schmitt to redesign Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall

Heatherwick Studio and Diamond Schmitt Architects have been selected to lead the $500 million redesign of the David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center’s largest concert hall. The two firms…

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Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio launches GreeNYC campaign to help New Yorkers save money and energy this winter

Mayor de Blasio has just launched the GreeNYC campaign, aimed at keeping New Yorkers nice and cozy this winter through a number of DIY energy saving tips. The campaign, which features…

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MTA to test out

MTA to test out "accordion" subway cars with no connecting doors

If there was a magic fix to overcrowded subway cars during rush hour, it would be open gangway cars. Popular in Europe, the articulated train set allows for more passengers and makes it…

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