Spectra's plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

Spectra's plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

A statewide ban on fracking, enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo last December, protects the land and residents of New York from the dangerous practice of extracting natural gas through…

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NYC pizzerias making 'Pope Pizzas' for papal visit

NYC pizzerias making 'Pope Pizzas' for papal visit

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Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy…

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VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center…

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Controversial 'Taxi of Tomorrow' finally hits the streets of NYC

Controversial 'Taxi of Tomorrow' finally hits the streets of NYC

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Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens officials announced last week the groundbreaking of an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in Far Rockaway. The Beach Channel Senior…

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Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

The 26 NYC buildings still illegally using No. 6 oil include the Coach HQ and a luxury Fifth Ave. building across the street from the Met. Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC…

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Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit - and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted…

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Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Apparently, street performers in Times Square have become such a nuisance that the city is considering doing away with the pedestrian plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that…

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MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

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Could Two World Trade Center become the most expensive office tower in the world?

Could Two World Trade Center become the most expensive office tower in the world?

Although the Two World Trade Center building has yet to be started, it looks the Bjarke Ingles-designed building is on track to become the world's most expensive office building.…

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Three little piggies make adorable debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Three little piggies make adorable debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo welcomed three adorable new residents last week. A trio of Juliana pigs debuted in the barn area of the zoo, making it the first time the Brooklyn zoo has had pigs on…

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Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Jersey City is the newest hub in the Citi Bike bike-sharing program. When the program launches next month, it will add 350 bikes at 35 stations to the existing network of bikes in New…

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Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

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Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

MCR Development will revamp JFK's Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center into a lavish hotel and convention center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday at a luncheon in…

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See what LaGuardia Airport's massive $4 billion makeover will look like

See what LaGuardia Airport's massive $4 billion makeover will look like

The majority of the cost, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport in northern Queens, will go toward tearing down the existing Central…

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Urban water sliding sounds a bit like an extreme sport made up for a sitcom script, but it’s real, and it’s coming back to Manhattan. Next month, Slide the City will set up a…

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WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes,…

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New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

This month, the long-awaited new eco-friendly 1 Hotels Central Park is slated to open. After numerous delays, the flagship hotel for the brand, an offshoot of Starwood, plans to open…

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Gensler's new ARK at JFK will be world's first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Gensler's new ARK at JFK will be world's first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Airline passengers may commonly complain about being treated like cattle, but from next year the 70,000 animals, including horses, pets, birds, penguins and livestock—including…

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Have you noticed NYC's new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

Have you noticed NYC's new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

From smelly nuisance to public hotspot? Sure, why not? Massachusetts-based company Big Belly has found a way to make NYC Garbage pull double duty as public Wifi Spots. Cities…

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by…

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NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

In the neverending quest to make NYC safer for pedrestrians and drivers, city officials have asked Google to map routes that reduce the number of left turns on its…

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio.…

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