Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Disturbing news about a number of teens coming down with unexplained Tourette-like symptoms in New York State has been buzzing through the internet. Gizmodo recently reported about the…

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Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

We've been closely following Verdant Power's tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency's first…

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Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South…

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Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

While Lower Manhattan is chock-full of skyscrapers, one in particular has a shiny top unlike any other in the country. The Deutsche Bank American Headquarters at 60 Wall Street now dons…

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Queens Graffiti Landmark 5 Pointz is Set to be Demolished in 2013

Queens Graffiti Landmark 5 Pointz is Set to be Demolished in 2013

image © gsz via Flickr Creative Commons Back in September, Inhabitat took a tour of Long Island City's art and cultural centers, which are part of the 72 Hour Urban Action…

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Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

The Queens Library Foundation announced this week that it is partnering with the Community Environmental Center (CEC) of Long Island City to retrofit five branches of the Queens…

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New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street's Industrial Area

New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street's Industrial Area

A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Plan Association will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street…

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NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent 2012 State of the State address put an emphasis on boosting renewable energy resources this year, and his initiatives are already being put into action.…

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Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

The developers of what could become the first offshore wind farm in the United States have announced that they are poised to begin construction as soon as the New Jersey Board of Public…

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Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

Will the Next NYC Mayor Embrace PlaNYC?

As Mayor Bloomberg's tenure approaches its end, many are discussing what his long-lasting legacy will be. Education and economic development have been pillars of his administration,…

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LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

LEED Platinum Office Building by Cook + Fox Architects to Rise Beside the High Line

The lot once slated for a Jay-Z-owned hotel along side the High Line will soon be home to a LEED Platinum office building.  Designed by Cook + Fox, the nine story tower will be…

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Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City's Recycling Rate by 2017

Mayor Bloomberg Plans to Double New York City's Recycling Rate by 2017

In his State of the City address today, Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to double New York City's recycling efforts over the next five years. With the implementation of residential…

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Increased leakage of slightly radioactive water forced the operators of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just 30 miles north of New York City, to shut down one of the plant's…

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POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

POLL: Should Section 3 of the High Line Be a Kid-Friendly Playground?

All of New York is anxiously awaiting the third installment of the High Line to open (especially with the current unseasonably beautiful weather), and it looks like everyone has an idea…

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NYC Department of Health's Newest Ad Campaign Targets Increasing Portion Sizes

NYC Department of Health's Newest Ad Campaign Targets Increasing Portion Sizes

Have you noticed the ever-increasing size of french fries and soda servings? An estimated 57% of adult New Yorkers suffering from obesity, and two out of every five New York City…

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New York City's 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

New York City's 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

Unlike the stalled expansion of other New York subway lines, the number seven is making good progress. According to Shawn Kildare, senior vice president at the MTA, the project is ten…

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Governor Cuomo Proposes Abandoning NYC's Javits Convention Center For New Queens Complex

Governor Cuomo Proposes Abandoning NYC's Javits Convention Center For New Queens Complex

Cuomo’s proposed plan would create a 3.8 million square foot facility in Queens, adjacent to the Aqueduct Racetrack and casino run by Genting’s Resorts World Casino. In fact, the…

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Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migrating Birds

Tribute of Light and NYC Skyscrapers Pose a Threat to Migrating Birds

Last year, the Tribute of Light symbolically commemorated the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, but those same celestial beams caused flocks of migrating birds to become…

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Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

Mayor Bloomberg Secures $155 Million for Frank Gehry-Designed WTC Performing Arts Center

The long overdue World Trade Center Performing Arts Center may be getting back on track. The Frank Gehry-designed complex is slated to have two theaters, rehearsal space, classrooms and…

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New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Health Initiatives

New Yorkers are Living Longer than Ever Thanks to Public Health Initiatives

Thanks to public health initiatives and creative urban alternatives, New York City's life expectancy has increased more than anywhere else in the United States. The death rate is lower…

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Abandoned Gothic-Style School Building in East Harlem to be Converted Into Affordable Artist Housing

Abandoned Gothic-Style School Building in East Harlem to be Converted Into Affordable Artist Housing

East Harlem's long abandoned Public School 109 will soon be a towering development of affordable artist housing called El Barrio Artspace. The gorgeous Gothic building was shuttered 15…

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Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Contest for Freshkills Park Opens

Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Contest for Freshkills Park Opens

Registration for the 2012 Land Art Generator Initiative design competition that will take place at Freshkills Park is now open! In its partnership with New York City’s Department of…

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National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to a Financial Dispute

National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to a Financial Dispute

The opening of the long anticipated National September 11 Museum is being pushed back, according to Mayor Bloomberg. Because of an ongoing debate with the Port Authority of New York and…

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2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

The annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will once again showcase the dropping of a dazzling green ball, as the iconic sphere will be illuminated by energy efficient…

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MetroChange Kiosks Would Enable New Yorkers to Donate Unused MetroCard Money

MetroChange Kiosks Would Enable New Yorkers to Donate Unused MetroCard Money

As of late, you’ll notice that the MTA has given New Yorkers odd-change “bonus” increments that come with buying varying values of MetroCards. Thirty extra cents? What can a…

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