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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

by , 01/27/14
filed under: Art NYC,Water

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To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the artist and Andrew Hudson, the Head of United Nations Development Water and Ocean Governance Programme, tonight. The discussion, moderated by cultural anthropologist Ida Nicolaisen, will discuss how art can be a catalyst for global issues. Khorramian’s inspiring film tackles the topic of ocean sustainability around the world, bringing the topic to light each night during January from 11:57pm to midnight on the giant screens in Times Square. The talk will take place at The Duke on Monday, January 27th from 6:30 to 8pm. Get your free tickets here!

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Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

by , 01/25/14

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Winter Jam 2014: Ski, Sled and Snowboard on a Giant Mountain of Snow Today In New York!

by , 01/25/14
filed under: Manhattan,Things To Do

Central park , Iams Doggie Bowl, NYC Parks, Lake Placid, I Love NY, Winter Jam, Pure Barre, Taste NY Winter Market, Annual NY Events, Winter Fun, Snowboarding, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, New York, Manhattan, Bandshell, Central Park Mall, Gore Mountain, Winter Storm Hercules, Winter Storm Janus, Snow Activities, Taste NY, NYC Parks Department, New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, Central Park Bandshell

If you’ve been shaking your fist at Old Man Winter these past few weeks, here’s a chance to experience all of that snow from Hercules and Janus in a whole new light. On January 25th, Central Park will be transformed into a winter playground complete with skiing, sledding, and a Doggie Bowl play area just for pets! The annual Winter Jam event will be free and open to all from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

by , 01/24/14
filed under: Water,Weather

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Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it’s frickin’ cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of a partially frozen East River. As you can see, the waterway hasn’t solidified completely, so if you find yourself in a Dark Knight Rises death by exile-type situation, definitely bring a life jacket. Hit the jump to see a video of the icy river taken from aboard the East River Ferry.

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Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger’s Catskill Resort Hotel

by , 01/23/14

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Bronx School with First City-Approved Green Roof Scoops $100,000 Prize in Abu Dhabi

by , 01/23/14
filed under: Bronx,Green Roof

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Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

by , 01/23/14
filed under: Art NYC,Staten Island

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Sneak a Peek Inside One World Trade Center Before Its 2014 Grand Opening

by , 01/23/14
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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Arden Reed’s Tailor Truck Brings a High-Tech Custom Suit Station Right to Your Doorstep

by , 01/23/14
filed under: Manhattan

Arden Reed, Tailor Truck, 3D scanning, Green Technology, 3D scan, 3D modeling, 3D models, Perfect Suit, Formal Wear, Clothes, Fashion, High-tech Fashion, Suit making truck in New York, Clothing, Green Clothing, Men’s Suits, Bitcoins

Food trucks helped bring a whole new variety of mobile eats to New York City and now a few enterprising clothing stores are following “suit.” Haberdashery specialists Arden Reed decided to jump on the bandwagon an old delivery truck and convert it into a mobile tailoring station to bring their custom suits to the masses. Dubbed the “Tailor Truck,” the mobile outfitter goes door-to-door to measure customers and deliver made-to-order suits, shirts, and other formal wear.

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Warm Your Frozen Body in This Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Shelter Oasis in Midtown

by , 01/22/14
filed under: Manhattan,Transportation

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As New Yorkers shiver through the second coming of the Polar Vortex today, one beach-themed bus stop in Midtown is attempting to lift some spirits. Sponsored by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, the M42 bus stop between Lexington and Third Avenue is a piece of beach oasis on 42nd Street. Complete with heated benches and models in skimpy bathing suits, the bus shelter offers a bit of warmth on one of the coldest days of the year.

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What Does the Bankruptcy of the Company That Built Citi Bike Mean for Bike Sharing in NYC?

by , 01/22/14

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Bixi, the Montreal-based non-profit that developed the technology for New York City’s bike sharing program, has filed for bankruptcy. Although the financial crisis isn’t entirely Bixi’s fault, many are concerned about what it means for the future of Citi Bike. According to a report in the Montreal Gazette, Bixi owes Canadian tax payers almost $50 million, due in part to the refusal of its clients – including the cities of New York and Chicago – to pay their bills.

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Shigeru Ban’s Twin Rooftop Penthouses Will Perch Atop an Existing Tribeca Building

by , 01/22/14
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

by , 01/21/14
filed under: Weather

New York, Polar Vortex, Freezing Weather, Freezing Conditions, Extreme Cold, Climate Change, Global Warming, NY Road Delays, Weather Advisories, NY Public School Closings, Subway, Winter Storm, National Weather Service, Accuweather, Weather Forecasts, Icy Roads, Frost Advisories, Weather Warnings,

It’s only been a few weeks since New York dug itself out from under the first Polar Vortex and now the snow has begun to fall once again. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for today predicting eight inches of snow for the area. There’s also an advisory for hazardous freezing conditions until the end of the week, so bundle up everyone.

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny New York Apartments

by , 01/21/14

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YOTEL’s Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

by , 01/20/14
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan “ABC Home Grown” Restaurant in 2014

Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan “ABC Home Grown” Restaurant in 2014

Jean-Georges Veganrichten? NYC veggie-lovers are overjoyed at news that celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning to launch a new vegetarian and vegan restaurant this year. The upcoming eatery, which is being called ABC Home Grown, will be Vongerichten’s

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Port Authority Tests One World Trade Center Spire’s Dazzling LED Lights

Port Authority Tests One World Trade Center Spire’s Dazzling LED Lights

The Empire State Building’s energy-efficient LED lights have been adding a bright burst of color to the NYC skyline, and now it looks like One World Trade Center will be joining in on some of the luminous fun. A few New York night owls have noticed the

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Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Work to reconstruct the Rockaway Beach boardwalk since it was destroyed over a year ago has still not begun, and could now be delayed by another three years. Officials say that construction crews will have to halt work for months at a time as endangered piping

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New York’s Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

New York’s Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Francis Bannerman IV was an ammunition dealer from Dundee, Scotland. He and his family purchased what became known as Bannerman’s Island in 1900, and built a Scottish style castle and residence to house his wares and serve has a home for his wife and children.

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Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Dozens of local street artists were invited to stake their own claims over pieces of the former apartment building over six days.  With a message of disdain for increasing rent prices in Manhattan (and New York as a whole), many of the stencils, paintings

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Hevo Power’s Wireless Manhole Cover EV Chargers Arriving Soon in NYC

Hevo Power’s Wireless Manhole Cover EV Chargers Arriving Soon in NYC

Back in October, Hevo Power announced that its new wireless induction EV chargers that look like manhole covers would be arriving in NYC in the first quarter of 2014. Now the company is reporting that they’ve signed a contract with New York University’s

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Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as trash. With the creation of each portrait, the artist draws parallels between

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Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

The Manhattan West project originally called for the construction of two 65-story office towers and a 60-story residential tower just a block away from Hudson Yards. While that part remains unchanged, Brookfield wants to double the size of its open space.

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller on their journey to empower students in rural Bertie County,

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PETA to Protest SeaWorld Celebrity Penguin Appearance at Bagatelle Party Tonight

PETA to Protest SeaWorld Celebrity Penguin Appearance at Bagatelle Party Tonight

SeaWorld’s two adorable penguin mascots, Pete and Penny, are coming to New York for a special event in the Meatpacking District tonight, but PETA wants people to realize that the celebrity appearance will not be as light-hearted as it seems. The People

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