Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike has announced plans to double its fleet by 2017 after the sale of its parent company, Alta Bicycle Share, to REQX Ventures, a real estate company affiliated with Related Companies. The expansion calls for 6,000 bikes and over 375 new stations added

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Archtober: 31 Can’t-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Archtober: 31 Can’t-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Wednesday, October 1: Building of the Day: The Public Theater at Astor Place, 12:00pm

Tour this important New York City landmark and learn about Ennead Architects’ ongoing redesign and restoration. Register here.

Thursday, October 2: Josep Gomez

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East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

North Brooklyn is already serviced by subways (the G and the L), buses, taxis and ferries. Why do we need the East River Skyway?

According to CityRealty’s blog 6sqft: “Before the L train added an extra ninety-eight weekly round trips in 2012, trains were

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One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

The Port Authority recently announced that the opening of One World Trade Center is delayed once again. Although the building appears to be inauguration-ready from the outside, officials are now saying that the 1,776-foot office tower will open “later

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Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

Do grilled cheeses taste better when delivered by parachute? Probably not, but New Yorkers will get to find out this week when Aussie company Jafflechutes brings its air-dropped sammiches to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The wacky entrepreneurs from Down Under will

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See the Creative Way This Brooklyn Warehouse is Being Saved From Demolition

See the Creative Way This Brooklyn Warehouse is Being Saved From Demolition

Looks like we can add another Brooklyn warehouse to the saved local architecture list. Cayuga Capital Management has hopped on the adaptive reuse bandwagon by deciding to “restyle” an old warehouse at 79 Quay instead of completely demolishing the beautiful

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How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its way. The waste disposal and environmental services company is hoping to launch an experimental pilot program

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Tour Kickstarter’s Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter’s Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted the help of designer Camille Finefrock with the landscaping and interior

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Brooklyness Introduces the World’s First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

Brooklyness Introduces the World’s First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

A one-size-fits-most bike that can be used by 99% of the population? It may sound like a pipe dream, but Brooklyness believes it can be achieved with their new ergonomic, Universal Bike. The Greenpoint-based company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign

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Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

New Yorkers are pretty used to fare hikes because of the MTA, but it looks like another form of transportation may soon be getting more expensive as well. The NY Daily News reports that the city has been in discussions to potentially raise Citi Bike’s annual

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Citi Bike Celebrates Its First Birthday with $1 Day Passes and Free Cupcakes

Citi Bike Celebrates Its First Birthday with $1 Day Passes and Free Cupcakes

Citi Bike is officially a year old today, and to celebrate their first birthday they’re offering day passes for just a dollar! The discounted fares will allow riders to take out the bikes for 30-minute intervals throughout the day and take advantage of the

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Citi Bike Could Finally Be Expanding to More Neighborhoods with Help from NYC Investment Firm

Citi Bike Could Finally Be Expanding to More Neighborhoods with Help from NYC Investment Firm

A new investor could be stepping in to help Citi Bike expand to more neighborhoods. The Wall Street Journal reports that Alta Bicycle Share, which runs the bike sharing program, has been in talks with REQX Ventures, an investment firm formed by the Equinox

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Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

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Would a streetcar line running along the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens benefit your commute? New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman recently revived the idea, which was originally proposed by urban planner Alex

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5 Ideas That Could Help Save Citi Bike

5 Ideas That Could Help Save Citi Bike

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When 6,000 Citi Bikes rolled onto the streets Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time nearly a year ago, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg boasted that “we now have an entirely new transportation network without

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SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

Northern Territory was named after the Australian region of the same name, which is home to some of the most spectacular national parks in the world. Toll, who is originally from Australia, explained that while he wanted to pay homage to his homeland, he was

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Old Prison to Be Transformed into Staten Island’s First Movie Studio

Old Prison to Be Transformed into Staten Island’s First Movie Studio

Staten Island will soon be home to a new mini Hollywood inside of an old prison. Earlier this week, Brooklyn-based Broadway Stages announced its plans to transform the Arthur Kill Correctional Facility into a 69-acre movie studio. The project will transform

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Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona is a collaboration between specialty cocktail goods company City of Daughters’ Jay Schneider and Natalka Burian and Jay’s brother Scott. The trio called upon interior design firm hOmE (who have already made their mark on Greenpoint hotspots like Tørst,

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Citi Bike Share Inequality Becoming More of an Issue in New York City

Citi Bike Share Inequality Becoming More of an Issue in New York City

With all of the talk about income inequality in newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City, the unequal distribution of Citi Bike stations thus far has been facing more scrutiny. Unlike subways and buses, which service all kinds of neighborhoods in

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How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO’s Girls?

How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO’s Girls?

We’ve already coveted Charlie’s super-efficient DIY studio apartment complete with built-in storage stairs, excessive shelving and loungeable loft space. The other characters’ pads are just as sweet, and Ballinger even shares the spacious floorplans

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Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

After an internet petition campaign voicing strong opposition to the razing of Lower Manhattan’s old Fulton Fish Market building to make way for a 50-story tower, it seems like the market may be safe, if only temporarily. The Tribeca Trib reports that

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SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn’s First Brewpub

SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn’s First Brewpub

What proper brewpub would be complete without lamps made of old kegs?

Raven, a beer veteran who got his start two decades ago selling beer for Brooklyn Brewery, chose the old plastic bag factory in Greenpoint as the site for Dirck the Norseman because of

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East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

NYC boat lovers rejoice! It looks like the East River Ferry will continue to serve maritime commuters for at least another five years. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement that the ferry service, which was previously scheduled to end in June 2014, would

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Shop for Local Gifts at These 9 Holiday Markets in NYC

Shop for Local Gifts at These 9 Holiday Markets in NYC

Some of these holiday markets will be going strong until the 24th, while others are pop-up events that will only be open for a day or two. If you feel like braving holiday shopping crowds to check them out, you may find some fabulous, unique gifts that are

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Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Whole Foods has announced that it will be opening its long-awaited Gowanus store on December 17th this year. In addition to putting the usual organic and artisan products on it shelves, the new location at 214 3rd Street will bring the local food trend to

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Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with “Blocked Messages” Mural

Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with “Blocked Messages” Mural

Banksy’s newest piece reads, “This site contains blocked messages,” and is a response to The New York Times’ rejection of a critique he submitted about One World Trade Center. When the Times decided not to publish his writings, he created his own mockup

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