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Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

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We’ve heard of restaurants that serve foraged food, but what about food waste? That’s the idea behind NYC’s newest pop-up experiment: WastED. Starting today, renowned chef and sustainable food leader Dan Barber will convert his famed Manhattan restaurant Blue Hill into NYC’s first high-end food scrap dining experience. Barber is inviting a team of 20 celebrity guest chefs, including Mario Batali and Dominique Cremm, to help him craft a menu of waste-less delights using cooking leftovers that would otherwise go to the compost, such as broccoli stalks and juicing particles.

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Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

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New preschool’s 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

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Spreadhouse Coffee offers an “anti-Starbucks” retreat and vegan donuts on the Lower East Side

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

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New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York’s MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC greening initiative, which already boasts the country’s largest municipal tree giveaway program, will be giving away popular tree varieties like dogwoods, juneberries and peach trees starting this Saturday. The New York Restoration Project and other local NYC organizations will be teaming up to distribute 8,750 free trees across all five boroughs, so read on to see how you can snag one for yourself.

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Meet two resourceful bros who make a living rescuing wood from the trash

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

by , 03/10/15
filed under: Brooklyn,Green Space

Bushwick Inlet Park Protest

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It’s now been more than a decade after Mayor Bloomberg committed to building the 28-acre park on the North Brooklyn waterfront, but little work has been done to complete the project. To call out the frustrating lack of progress, local residents used a tech projector to illuminate large protest messages asking Mayor de Blasio to address the issue.

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Javits Center’s massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

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Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together – on the Jacob Javits Center‘s green roof, that is. The West Side convention center’s massive 29,200-square-foot green roof has been doing double duty as an avian oasis, according to a new study by the New York City Audubon and Fordham University. The report reveals that almost a dozen different species have been spotted on the sedum-covered rooftop since last summer.

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Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

by , 03/09/15

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Awoooooo! If you’ve been hearing howling lately, it’s not just because you’ve watched too many Twilight movies. According to reports, Eastern coyotes have been slowly taking up residence in New York parks for years now, and it looks like these savvy predators are set on becoming bona fide New Yorkers. In fact, with so many sightings in various city parks over the past few years, researchers from the Gotham Coyote Project have been tracking and studying the movements of the enigmatic animals’ colonization of the city.

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New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

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According to new findings from the NYU Langone Medical Center, highly polluted air in parts of New York state could greatly increase the risk of strokes. This is because dirty air can cause the arteries in the head and neck to narrow (Carotid Artery Stenosis), limiting oxygen to the brain. The study, conducted by Dr. Jonathon Newman, examined 30,000 New York area residents and found that the risk of oxygen shortage to the brain increases by nearly 25% in the most polluted areas of the state.

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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

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How to get your home featured in Dwell magazine’s upcoming Brooklyn home tours

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Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight your property, this is your chance to show it off to the world as part of BKLYN Designs and NYCxDesign Week, as well as on dwellondesign.com and dwell.com. To submit your entry, please send an email with the following information to hometours@dwell.com: exact location, description, date built, square footage, number of rooms, and a few interior and exterior images.

* Please note that homes currently for sale are not eligible for consideration. Also please indicate whether the home has been on, or is being considered for, any other tour. Homes must have reasonable access to public transportation for attendees. Insurance and security is provided, and complete privacy is assured. To learn more information about this opportunity, contact us today! Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

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This cool GIF shows the growth of the NYC subway system before your very eyes

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Ever wonder how our city’s incredible subway system started out? The designers at Appealing Industries have created a useful GIF that brings the history of the MTA to life. The illustrative map of the boroughs (seen over at BoingBoing) features color-coded lines that branch out to tell the story of the NYC subway in chronological order. See the GIF in action after the jump.

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Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

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First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

“We couldn’t be prouder that planning is turning into reality with this first building at the Domino site,” said Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal at SHoP Architects. “Clad in rich industrial materials including zinc and copper, with an innovative design that

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A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

New York City’s West Side may soon be getting a massive floating hotel if the folks behind the much-anticipated SuperPier anti-mall have their way. Youngwoo & Associates, the developers of the shipping container megaproject, have hatched a plan with

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MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

North Brooklyn residents who’ve been waiting with bated breath for news about Citi Bike’s expansion into the area will be pleased to learn that the locations of the planned stations are now available. Published by The Brooklyn Paper today, a new map reveals

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Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery was just unveiled this week and will be on view until January 2016. Its playful depiction of lush flora is represented by six brightly-colored, cartoon-like plants. Brooklyn-based artist Ruth Hofheimer created the installation to soften its gritty

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Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a “Heartseat”

Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a “Heartseat”

“We are very excited to extend the life of HeartBeat by transforming it into HeartSeat, a public seating sculpture that, after its time in Times Square, will become part of a public space in New York,” said Stereotank architects Sara Valente and Marcelo

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