DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can marvel at the outdoor art exhibition, which traverses the walkway near the

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Disco Ball Crafting with Shaun

Disco Ball Crafting with Shaun

Come to BIG!NYC Astoria and upcycle old CDs into your very own Disco Ball!!! Shaun Leonardo from Socrates Sculpture Park will be leading this class and showing you just how it is done from disco ball crafting to salsa dancing! That’s right friends, he will

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also joined in to push the process forward. In a recent letter to Kyle Kimball, the

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Unique “Marche” Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Unique “Marche” Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Speaking in an interview with NYSID, Reuter said that repurposing the post offices could serve a variety of functions. Firstly, the historic character of the buildings would be preserved, and their original function as a focal point of any given community

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Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Each of the four finalists will receive $30,000 to take their initial design briefs to the next level. As part of the FAR ROC competition, they will receive a guided tour of the Arverne East site in the Rockaways and participate in a community engagement workshop

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Researchers Find That Forgotten 150-Year-Old Seawall Saved Part of NJ from Hurricane Sandy

Researchers Find That Forgotten 150-Year-Old Seawall Saved Part of NJ from Hurricane Sandy

Two side-by-side beach communities in New Jersey – though seemingly similar – fared very differently when Hurricane Sandy hit their shores, and now researchers understand why. Led by Jennifer L. Irish, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering

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Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013

Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013

The Astoria Park Alliance, in coalition with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Build It Green!NYC (BIG!NYC), We Heart Astoria, plus Green Shores NYC and other community groups and local businesses, invite you to celebrate at this summer’s Astoria Park

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SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the river, and special cantilevering fishing boxes that separate fishermen

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World Architecture Day

World Architecture Day

Following last year’s success in London, World Architecture Day 2013 is back and it’s going to be bigger, better and bolder than ever. Set within the backdrop of Archtober, and in partnership with the AIA NY, the three day event will be hosted in New York

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The previously empty land was transformed into Havemeyer Park and Brooklyn Bike Park,

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Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Earlier this Spring, GreenspaceNYC celebrated its 2nd birthday, and now they’re looking to continue to move the organization forward in its goal of facilitating a green community in the city through free events, discussions and projects.

To join their growth

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Water Street Pops! Free Summer Events to Support Lower Manhattan

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Water Street Pops! Free Summer Events to Support Lower Manhattan

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg kicked off a unique program of free events called Water Street Pops! to give local businesses in Lower Manhattan a fiscal boost while also providing New Yorkers with a fun destination for the summer. The activities will take place

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NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

This week, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi kicked off NYC Summer YouthWRAP, a city initiative to connect teen probation clients with paid summer jobs rebuilding Hurricane Sandy-affected

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When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay recalls the night that Hurricane Sandy submerged most of Long Beach’s homes in four feet of water. The water has since receded, but many residents are still trying to rebuild their lives. As a tribute to them, and a creative way

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South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

The South Bronx is prepping for a new kind of farmers market that will bring healthy, affordable food to as many as 300 people per week, and get this—it’s on wheels! The new South Bronx Mobile Market is a unique a collaboration between Wassaic Community

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The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

Fire Island’s Pines Pavilion, which was ravaged in a fire in 2011, has been restored by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Blesso Properties. The sustainable and chic new structure officially opened its doors on Memorial Day and will serve as a community hub,

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Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

The Community Environmental Center (CEC) and Queens Botanical Garden have partnered up to co-host EcoHouse—a compact mobile home that features interactive exhibits of energy-efficient appliances and materials to help educate kids and adults alike on going

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place small book shelters all over world so that others in their communities

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Visit the NYC Eco-House at the Queens Botanical Garden

Visit the NYC Eco-House at the Queens Botanical Garden

Come see the Community Environmental Center’s EcoHouse at the Queens Botanical Garden. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You’ll learn how your house or apartment really

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New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

New South Bronx Green Roof Will Provide Environmental Education and Stormwater Runoff

The Point Community Development Corporation in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx recently installed a new 7,350-square-foot green roof atop its main facility to assist with stormwater run-off and provide a foundation for environmental education. The

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Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Alleviate G Train Shutdown

Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Alleviate G Train Shutdown

The 12-weekend-long G train shutdown scheduled for this summer could end up being somewhat of a blessing in disguise for Long Island City and Greenpoint commuters. Community leaders in Queens and Brooklyn have been rallying for the Citi Bike system to expand

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Park Slope Dog Dash Brings Together Local Businesses and Friendly Pooches Looking for Fur-ever Homes

Park Slope Dog Dash Brings Together Local Businesses and Friendly Pooches Looking for Fur-ever Homes

Just a week ago, the boroughs’ animal lovers and adorable pooches descended upon Brooklyn for the Park Slope Dog Dash—a scavenger hunt for humans and dogs benefitting dog rescue. Hosted by Foster Dogs NYC, the event showed how awesome New Yorkers can be

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Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Though his time at the helm of New York City is running out, Mayor Bloomberg announced on June 11 a long-term plan for greater resiliency against extreme weather events. The plan encompasses actionable recommendations to improve 14 areas of infrastructure

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City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

City Hall Task Force Report Reveals That NYC Buildings Are NOT Ready for Another Sandy

It’s official. According to a report released yesterday by the Building Resiliency Task Force at City Hall, the buildings in New York are not ready for another storm like Sandy. After last year’s hurricane, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine

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Global Green Announces “Solar for Sandy” Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Global Green Announces “Solar for Sandy” Program to Provide Emergency Energy During Natural Disasters

Yesterday, Global Green USA announced the roll-out of its “Solar for Sandy” program to build emergency back-up solar energy systems at five or more Sandy-struck NYC community centers to prepare for future blackouts like the one that overtook the city

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