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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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters…

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Mets fans and Yankees fans now have one more reason not to get along. Fifty of New York’s Citi Bikes will be adorned with the Mets logo in a campaign supporting a month-long contest,…

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Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

One company seeks to close the gap on the one thing you can’t do in New York City: swim in the river. +POOL is looking at a number of locations to install a floating, water-filtering…

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Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Silverstein Properties has revealed a change to the design of 3 World Trade Center, which broke ground in 2013. Instead of being topped with towering masts, the roof of the building…

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Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1's courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque's giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year's 2015…

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Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

For just a few days later this month, New Yorkers and visitors will have an opportunity to make a Kramer-style entrance into the apartment of Jerry Seinfeld. Sort of. A full-size…

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NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

“Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard. That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks…

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New 'Coney Smorgasburg' food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

New 'Coney Smorgasburg' food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

New York-based SG Blocks, designer of container-based structures, has started construction on a sustainable “pop-up summer food village” in Coney Island. The company is using 14…

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Cornell Tech to bring the world's first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech to bring the world's first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world's first high-rise residential tower built according to Passive House (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous…

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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that's not a tower

https://vimeo.com/130206124 In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will…

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Feast your eyes on Citi Bike's newly redesigned bikes

Feast your eyes on Citi Bike's newly redesigned bikes

Ben Serrota “You’re being supported in areas you need to be supported,” said Serrota, whose bikes have been ridden in the Olympics, as well as National, European and…

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of…

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Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron's

Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron's "Jenga" tower?

As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Savvy investigation by NY Curbed has uncovered that the Chinese developer Wide Horizon is a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron's…

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Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet 'affordable' High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

HFZ's principal Ziel Feldman told Bloomberg that he aspires for the site to be a "self-contained kind of city", with a porte cochere, street-level retail, restaurants, and a small…

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George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

"CBS This Morning" executive producer Chris Licht says the observatory "is a true symbol of how far New York City has come since Sept. 11." Related: 1 WTC’s One World Observatory…

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times…

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Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

It looks like Christmas has come early for NYC bikers! Everybody's favorite bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, is hosting its very first ‘Free Ride Day’ this Thursday, May 14th. In…

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy .... Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare…

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