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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

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…

Read More >

Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

+ D-Shape + Kushner Studios via 3D Print Images © D-Shape

Read More >

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike + City Bike Via ABC News

Read More >

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an…

Read More >

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA's largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

grand central terminal, governor cuomo, grand central terminal energy efficiency, nyc green, green nyc, nyc energy efficiency, grand central terminal green overhaul, sustainable design,…

Read More >

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

Read More >

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are…

Read More >

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they…

Read More >

1 WTC's One World Observatory set to open in May

1 WTC's One World Observatory set to open in May

Mark your calendar, folks! May 29th has been announced as the official opening day of the much-anticipated One World Observatory. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, April 8th and there…

Read More >

Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

As of last Wednesday, New York golf enthusiasts can putt at the city’s new course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Run by Donald Trump’s company but overseen by…

Read More >

Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Want a beach or a redwood forest as a backyard, while still enjoying the convenience of a big city? The Times Squared 3015 design is an innovative lifestyle that brings great green…

Read More >

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb...and the adorable little fella's name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was…

Read More >

New plan saves NYC's mute swan population from slaughter

New plan saves NYC's mute swan population from slaughter

Animal lovers are breathing a sigh of relief now that it looks like New York's invasive mute swan population won't be singing a swan song after all. According to the NY Times, public…

Read More >

Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

We've heard of restaurants that serve foraged food, but what about food waste? That's the idea behind NYC's newest pop-up experiment: WastED. Starting today, renowned chef and…

Read More >