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Three little piggies make adorable debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Three little piggies make adorable debut at the Prospect Park Zoo

Prospect Park Zoo welcomed three adorable new residents last week. A trio of Juliana pigs debuted in the barn area of the zoo, making it the first time the Brooklyn zoo has had pigs on display. Judging from the video above released by Wildlife Society,

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Chick-fil-A’s new NYC restaurant to serve up locally sourced grub in a green space

Chick-fil-A’s new NYC restaurant to serve up locally sourced grub in a green space

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Citi Bike rolls out two new stations on Governors Island

Citi Bike rolls out two new stations on Governors Island

Citi Bike activated two new docking stations on Governors Island this week for its bike share program, which has racked up 2 million trips since its inception in 2013. This marks a huge benefit for visitors, since it eliminates the need to bring one’s

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Free Cat Cafe features colorful kitty skywalks and adoptable feline friends in Hoboken

Free Cat Cafe features colorful kitty skywalks and adoptable feline friends in Hoboken

Wednesday 8/5 until Sunday 8/9 and the goal of the café is to get cats adopted and generate donations to help support North Shore Animal League America (NSALA).

The Cat Café has been built in partnership with Optimum, the local company. I work at

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Hide from the world at this mirrored sauna that disappears into the woods

Hide from the world at this mirrored sauna that disappears into the woods

The Cadyville Sauna seems simple, but the design is quite smart, like Hisel’s other designs. The structure was built from local western red cedar and stones, lending a natural appearance to the little hut that underplays the luxury within. Hisel the in

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Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

Enter the 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion competition and see your design come to life on Governors Island

FIGMENT has opened the call for entries in its 2016 City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition for Governors Island.

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Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Jersey City is the newest hub in the Citi Bike bike-sharing program. When the program launches next month, it will add 350 bikes at 35 stations to the existing network of bikes in New York. As promised in the announcement earlier this year, the Jersey 1

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Award-winning KinesicMouse lets the disabled control computers with facial gestures

Award-winning KinesicMouse lets the disabled control computers with facial gestures

AT&T, NYU ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF $100,000 CONNECT ABILITY TECH CHALLENGE TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

Senator Charles Schumer and Disability Advocates Join in Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Act

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Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and tiny hidden spaces

Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and tiny hidden spaces

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Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

Mass pigeon kidnapping leaves Washington Square Park locals mourning feathered friends

The troves of pigeons usually infiltrating picnic goers at Washington Square Park haven’t migrated to another city green space, but were apparently part of a mass abduction. As reported by the Washington Square Park Blog, around 300 pigeons were and a

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Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming development of both boroughs in mind, an advisory committee for the city is

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A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

The massive overhaul of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will welcome the public with something every loves- food. The BNY Development Corp. has chosen Marvel Architects to design a massive 60,000 square- foot food court. The giant space will serve not only as a

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Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

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From the people who brought you the first ever Cat Café, Purina ONE is at it again with the first-ever Cat Camp. right,

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Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected  on the side

Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected on the side

If you’re in New York City tomorrow night, don’t forget to look up. The facade of the iconic Empire State Building is set to double as a giant canvas from 9pm to midnight. 33 floors of the landmark will be lit up with a slideshow of endangered animal photos

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Eero Saarinen’s iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

Eero Saarinen’s iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

MCR Development will revamp JFK’s Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center into a lavish hotel and convention center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday at a luncheon in Manhattan. The project will include a 505-room hotel, a museum to the Jet of

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See what LaGuardia Airport’s massive $4 billion makeover will look like

See what LaGuardia Airport’s massive $4 billion makeover will look like

The majority of the cost, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport in northern Queens, will go toward tearing down the existing Central Terminal Building and replacing it with a new structure with a grand entry

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to the boroughs. With new and improved software and hardware, Citi 139

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Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Urban water sliding sounds a bit like an extreme sport made up for a sitcom script, but it’s real, and it’s coming back to Manhattan. Next month, Slide the City will set up a 270-foot-long waterslide at Foley Square as part of the annual Summer over

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Sneak a peek at IKEA’s food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

Sneak a peek at IKEA’s food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

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200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

ArtBuilt Mobile Studios are small mobile workspaces that let artists, social-service providers and micro-businesses work in new ways and in new places.

These small, movable structures can be built for very little money. They give artists, small and a

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WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes, Erica Dumas, a spokeswoman for the authority, said. That is how long a

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New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

This month, the long-awaited new eco-friendly 1 Hotels Central Park is slated to open. After numerous delays, the flagship hotel for the brand, an offshoot of Starwood, plans to open its doors at the end of this month, inviting visitors to finally their

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Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

The Prince George Ballroom is the premier event destination in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where history meets elegance. Built in 1904 as one of NYC’s premier hotels, the Prince George fell into disrepair in the late 90s, but was meticulously to

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Citi Bike to expand through upper Manhattan with 39 new docking stations

Citi Bike to expand through upper Manhattan with 39 new docking stations

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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 cows—that pass through New York’s Kennedy Airport each year will soon in

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents.

Related: New Study Finds NYC Could be Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy by

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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

21 Avenue C

820 square foot intensive green roof
The garden was initially conceived in early 2012 and construction was completed in December
2014. Now in its first growing season, the garden is producing swiss chard, broccoli, white of

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NYRP’s Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP’s Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP has just unveiled the Haven Project, a green-focused project set to improve health conditions in the South Bronx. The project is designed to improve Quality of Life and Deliver Measurable Health Benefits to Neighborhoods Suffering from High Rates a

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What’s up with this mysterious camper trailer perched on top of a Red Hook warehouse?

What’s up with this mysterious camper trailer perched on top of a Red Hook warehouse?

Via NY Curbed

Images via Brooklyn paper

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Run over to the New York Public Library’s serene outdoor reading room before it closes today

Run over to the New York Public Library’s serene outdoor reading room before it closes today

The New York Public Library is opening “The Outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” on the plaza of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, giving the public an opportunity to sit, read, and relax in a oasis

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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 wanted to offer public wifi face quite a few logistical problems. it

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Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

 

 

If you were in Central Park yesterday, no, you weren’t seeing double. You were seeing Twinning. A special Tandem Bike Parade with Twins.

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41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

DDG’s 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22 Finalists.

Sustainability Features:

Irrigated Exterior Planter System

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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 harnessing the power of bluetooth beacons, which are already around a

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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 maps.

Lefty….Council members Brad Lander, deputy leader of policy for the and

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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. “Our administration has made an unprecedented commitment to our the

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El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

Nestled in the village of Kinderhook about two and a half hours north of the city, gallerist Jack Shainman’s The School is attracting day trippers from New York and locals alike every weekend. The ambitious adaptive reuse project transformed a disused

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IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA’s terraced condos to NYC’s steampunk sect

IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA’s terraced condos to NYC’s steampunk sect

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ODA’s “Room” lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

ODA’s “Room” lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

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ODA The Room

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