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NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

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New York City’s oldest bridge, The High Bridge, recently reopened this month as a public space after decades of abandonment, thanks to immense local support. According to the New York Times, the historic crossing, which spans the Harlem River, has been renovated and converted into a family-friendly bike trail, providing access to the Highbridge Pool and Play Center in Manhattan.

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New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

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Astoria residents rejoice! The neighborhood’s Hallet’s Cove section will soon be home to a new ferry terminal announced by the New York City Economic Development Corp. on June 4. The terminal is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s larger ferry expansion plan, and is slated for completion in 2017. With the addition of this service, commuters will be able to travel to Wall Street and Midtown in Manhattan in about 26 minutes.

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New ‘Coney Smorgasburg’ food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

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Just when you thought NYC couldn’t get any tastier, a new “pop-up summer food village” has debuted at Coney Island. Erected by SG Blocks, a New York-based designer of cargotecture structures, “Coney Smorgasburg” (the younger sib of Williamsburg’s popular Smorgasburg event) is made up of 14 colorful repurposed shipping containers. The container structures, built as a complement to the Coney Art Walls event, are being used to house various food vendors serving up tasty grub for hungry beachgoers.

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Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech Passive House High Rise

Cornell Tech is set to break ground this month on what will be the first high-rise Passive House construction in the world. Designed by New York-based firm Handel Architects, the green residential tower will be used as multi-family housing for Cornell’s new tech campus on Roosevelt Island when complete. According a report released by the university, the building will save 882 tons of CO2 per year compared to conventionally-constructed buildings.

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Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

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Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

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Earlier in the week, we were excited to announce the launch of the Lowline underground park initiative‘s Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a prototype and lab where they can put some of the sustainable tech they’re working on to the test. While the promise of the world’s first subterranean park coming to NYC should be incentive enough to lend your support, the Lowline team recently sent us another reason to back the campaign – sweet limited-edition terrariums! The custom-designed indoor gardens are only available to supporters of the Lowline Kickstarter campaign so read on to see how to nab one of your own.

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Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

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The Lowline Underground Park Initiative’s Kickstarter campaign is now live!

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Are you ready to support the world’s first underground park research lab? The Lowline project officially kicked off their new Kickstarter campaign this week to raise funding to construct the Lowline Lab research and technology hub. The ambitious team is looking to build a public prototype of their proposed subterranean green space in a former market space on the Lower East Side that would include numerous sustainable features such as innovative solar energy devices.

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

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The new Tappan Zee Bridge is all set to have an energy-efficient glow thanks to Philips. The lighting company will be illuminating both the bridge’s roadway and architectural elements with their LEDs, and the system will have the capacity to be programmed with colorful light shows much like the Empire State Building. The luminous new lights will also nab the technologically advanced bridge an estimated 75% in energy savings.

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Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

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World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

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Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

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A new kind of affordable housing is set to be built on the site of a city-owned municipal parking lot in Flushing, Queens. According to Curbed, the design of the future Flushing One development will be more sustainable than most current affordable housing designs. The 208 energy-efficient units in the new complex will also be feng shui-oriented and include numerous sustainable features such as solar power and a rooftop farm.

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Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

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The lucky residents of DUMBO’s latest luxury development at 60 Water Street will be able to enjoy some stellar views from the project’s incredible roof deck, which might remind you of another enviable green space in NYC. If you recognize some of the deck’s landscaping elements, that’s because it was designed by James Corner Field Operations, the firm responsible for creating Manhattan’s famous elevated High Line park.

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has just been announced as a collaborator on an under-construction new public space in New York.Dreyfus, who designed the permanent lighting installation running up the new Midtown condominium tower at 135 West as

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of dead diamond back turtles were also found just two weeks ago. Both

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Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

Bushwick-based street artist Ann Lewis, a.k.a. Gilf!, wrapped shuttered storefronts, big name stores and iconic NYC landmarkes with yellow Gentrification In Progress tape in an effort to draw attention to the wealthy developments that are putting the on

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Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

When form follows function follows food, it results in this NoHo restaurant, Delicatessen. Designed by Nemaworkshop in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei, the Delicatessen explores the concept of urban identity. It is inspired by the New York City a

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program has announced its triumph of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The incredible feat saved the tax payers $100 per tone, totaling a savings of a

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