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

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Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter with a huge new Citi Bike expansion, which is set to begin in August. The popular bike share program is set to hit even more neighborhoods, bringing blue bike stations to Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan. The 139 additional stations will feature new and improved software and hardware and should roll out just in time to facilitate some late summer biking adventures.

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

by , 07/28/15
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Young book lovers in Hamilton Heights, East Harlem, and the South Bronx can now spend their summers reading at a flock of new outdoor literary havens. Organized by a non-profit called the Uni Project, the fun pop-up libraries offer plenty of space for discovering new books and playing in the fresh air.

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

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LinkedIn’s NYC offices boast a secret speakeasy lounge and room lined with old telephones

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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

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

by , 07/24/15
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Famed architect Santiago Calatrava‘s World Trade Center Oculus Transportation Hub is woefully behind schedule, but it finally looks like there is a light at the end of the insanely expensive, white marble-lined tunnel. Despite a chain of hiccups, the $3.9 billion rail, subway and shopping hub is said to be nearing completion – but the final result will be a bit different from the original design. Although the Spanish architect’s vision of having a structure that can pivot open completely was nixed early on, the hub will have a skylight that retracts for a somewhat similar effect. And according to Calatrava himself, the roof will open up every year on September 11th as a tribute to the New Yorkers who perished in the 9/11 attacks.

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

by , 07/23/15

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From a massive herb garden wall to organic linens to a lobby farmstand, luxury accommodation brand 1 Hotels will be pulling out all the eco-friendly stops at its new Central Park location, which is set to open in August. After several delays, the flagship hotel for the company, which is an offshoot of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, is expected to launch its sustainable services within a few weeks. The eco-friendly hotel will feature environmentally-conscious touches like Tesla electric car services, reclaimed barn wood wall decor, and even old-fashioned chalkboards next to beds—because notepads are clearly a waste of paper.

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

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

by , 07/22/15

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Everyone’s favorite bike-sharing program is movin’ on up! Locations for 39 new Citi Bike docking stations were recently unveiled by the Department of Transportation and from the looks of it, Manhattanites can expect to see new biking stations as far up as 86th Street.

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Gensler’s new ARK at JFK will be world’s first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

by , 07/21/15
filed under: Animals,News,Queens

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Airline passengers may often complain about being treated like cattle, but starting next year, the 70,000 animals— including horses, pets, birds, penguins and yes, cows—that pass through New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport annually will find themselves in a 168,000-square-foot terminal with far nicer features than even the humans will have access to. The Gensler-designed project, which is led by airport architect Cliff Bollmann, will provide our furry and feathered friends with an environment that will reduce stress and meet veterinary needs, along with facilities for treatments such as “pawdicures.”

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

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Governor Cuomo recently announced a game-changing (and long overdue) Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The community net metering system will finally allow New York residents to choose from a number of renewable energy options to meet their power needs. In addition to providing individual households with a choice of renewable energy sources, the initiative will also help the state as a whole move towards becoming more sustainable.

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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

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


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Infrastructure design can improve the aesthetics of a community, but it can also do wonders for public health. Case in point: New York Restoration Project‘s recently unveiled Haven Project, a “transformative master plan” that aims to revitalize the South Bronx with an interconnected network of expansive green spaces, tree-lined streets, public art areas, bike lanes and waterfront access. Haven’s overall objective is not only to refresh the area’s look but also to drastically boost health conditions in the borough, which is currently the least healthy in all of New York state.

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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?

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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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Photos via Bart Stadnicki/VH1

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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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