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Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

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This Dream Loft Home Used to be a 19th Century Schoolhouse

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Can You Spot All of the Symbolism in the New World Trade Center Logo?

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Visitors to the 16-acre World Trade Center complex on Wednesday witnessed the site’s newest addition — a fresh logo that is part of a $3.57 million branding effort. Designed by Landor Associates, the new trademark consists of five bars representing the five towers of the World Trade Center site. The slant of the top half of the logo is at a 17.76 degree angle, echoing the 1,776-foot height of One World Trade Center. And there’s plenty of other symbolism to be seen in the new logo as well.

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

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Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

by , 08/15/14
filed under: Brooklyn,News,Things To Do

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Digging up the beach looking for buried treasure might sound like a fool’s errand, but it may not be as farfetched as you might think. The adventurous and generous duo behind the Twitter phenomenon @HiddenCash has reportedly hidden $2,500 in 38 Pez dispensers along Coney Island Beach. The moolah was planted at the beginning of this month, but could still very well be buried undiscovered beneath the sand.

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Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

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Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

While you might think Sharknado 2 would be your only chance to see a shark in New York City, sightings of large sea creatures in the area have actually increased this summer. So why are sharks and whales choosing to vacation around the city in lieu of swimming up the coast like they have in the past? Researchers are citing healthier, cleaner waters and increasing fish populations as the reasons these big fish are feeding closer to the Big Apple.

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AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

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As New Yorkers wait on the implementation of the large-scale, disaster-resistant interventions promised by the city after Hurricane Sandy, others are skirting bureaucracy and taking measures into their own hands. As 6sqft reports, more and more owners of luxury and landmarked buildings throughout the West Village and Lower Manhattan are turning to easily deployable, portable prevention measures like these simple yet innovative Aquafences. Though not the most attractive things around, the low-cost barriers are constructed of marine-grade laminate panels and engineered with reinforcements able to defend structures from flood heights of up to eight feet.

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Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

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Giant monster weeds have invaded Prospect Park, and now the popular green space is looking for brave volunteers to help fight the infestation. The invasive plants, called phragmites, can grow up to 18 feet tall, and have been a bane on the park for years now, blocking beautiful views of its only lake.

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8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

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“Hipster Twister” Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

“Holy cow! No, don’t go in the middle,” yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the popular green space in Williamsburg were stunned to see the little cyclone, which has since lovingly been dubbed the “Hipster Twister,” sweep across a baseball field for about two minutes, whipping up dust and debris. Although it did resemble a tiny twister, the phenomena was most closely identified as a dust devil, or “small, rapidly rotating wind that is made visible by the dust, dirt or debris it picks up,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Video: Michael Gambale

 

Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

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Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees, the developer of the new complex, has promised to preserve relics from the original building and incorporate them into a new High Line-style walkway called the “Artifact Walk.”

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

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14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Future Affordable Homes

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

by , 08/11/14
filed under: Kids,News,Parks

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Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for kids. DNAinfo reports that the Roundup brand of pesticide used by the Parks Department around city playgrounds has been linked by researchers to both breast cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (a cancer that effects the immune system).

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a lovely place to escape the city and enjoy nature – except for one thing. Because the park is located right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the sound and sight of cars and trucks was a constant detractor to the otherwise idyllic

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the United States, with more and more cases popping up on Long Island as the arachnid,

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We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

Nowacek developed her project ,called Citizen Bridge, as a means of creating a permanently free pedestrian route to Governors Island. While the major waterway between Brooklyn and the island is now a major route  for big rig freights, ferries and water taxis,

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How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

From bars to swimming pools to gardens, we’ve seen lots of things on NYC rooftops. But a World War I fighter plane? Now that’s a first. Those who work in the Financial District have probably walked by 77 Water Street without ever noticing the replica 1916

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VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

Before living in the 78-square-foot apartment, Tyler actually inhabited a larger, 96-square-foot home but chose to downsize.

One of the best benefits of the studio is that you don’t even need an ottoman.

Would you be able to live in such a tiny space?

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

THE WATER TABLE
If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head to The Water Table. Start off with the chilled cucumber soup, work your

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Just like the nearly decade-old Atlantic Yards plan, Pacific Park is envisioned as a 22-acre, mixed-use site anchored on one end by the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. COOKFOX has already begun design on two of the residential buildings: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue,

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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

YOU WILL NEED:
- 3 small, ripe avocados (mashed up)
- 1 1/2 cups of whole milk (you can also use coconut milk if you want to make the recipe vegan, but the texture will be a bit more grainy)
- 1 cup of heavy cream (you can also use coconut cream)
- 1/2

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Discover Your Neighborhood’s Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Discover Your Neighborhood’s Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Can you guess which NY nabes were once called Ponkiesburgh, Punk’s Hole and Boswijck? Okay, that last one was a giveaway, but if you’re interested in finding out your neighborhood’s original Dutch or Lenape (the Native American tribe that once inhabited New

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How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its way. The waste disposal and environmental services company is hoping to launch an experimental pilot program

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