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New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

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New York City teen Kenneth Shinozuka has invented a new wearable sensor called the SafeWanderer that can help keep Alzheimer’s patients safe. Inspired by his own grandfather’s battle with the disease, the 15-year-old came up with a device that can keep tabs on patients if they begin to wander off. The sensor works by reacting to pressure and can notify a caregiver through a smart phone app when a patient is on-the-go.

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Does Citi Bike Have a New Owner?

by , 10/27/14
filed under: Biking,News,Transportation

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Was Citi Bike just sold? According to multiple sources, REQX Ventures (an affiliate of real estate giant Related Companies) and its subsidiary Equinox recently purchased Alta Bicycle Share, which operates New York City’s famous bike share program. Although the sale has not been officially confirmed yet, there have been ongoing rumors for months about the potential multi-million dollar investment deal and its ability to help stabilize Citi Bike amidst various struggles..

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don’t Miss This Year’s Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

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If you missed last year’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, be sure to set aside a date to go see it this month. Over 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns will be lighting up the night for the fiery spectacle in New York’s Historic Hudson Valley starting on October 4th. Check out the details of this truly jaw-dropping event here and click here to see our photos from years past.

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Rockefeller Center’s Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

by , 10/25/14
filed under: Brooklyn,Interiors

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

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Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

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Could Harlem be the next NYC neighborhood to get its own High Line-style park? Non-profit organization Housing Partnership thinks so and has proposed the Harlem Promenade, a project to construct affordable residential units and an elevated green space along the Amtrak rail lines in Hamilton Heights. Although the Harlem Promenade plan may be similar to other elevated urban park schemes, the money needed to fund the project would come from a unique fundraising idea.

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

by , 10/24/14

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Tom Fruin’s Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

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Join Architecture for Humanity NY and Make a Difference on Day of Impact 2014

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If you’ve been enjoying all of the wonderful architectural activities that Archtober has to offer this month, why not show your appreciation by helping out some communities that could really use it? This Saturday, October 25th, Architecture for Humanity‘s New York chapter will be hosting Day of Impact 2014, a chance for volunteers to put in some sweat equity to rebuild and revamp areas of the city that are in need. Though the registration date has technically passed, there are still a few spots left to participate, so sign up here and make a difference!

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Resilient “Living Breakwaters” Project Wins Prestigious 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

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Terrifying Zombie Pumpkins Invade the New York Botanical Garden [PHOTOS]

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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

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Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock the Art Deco jewel of the city. Read on for the step-by-step instructions.

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Teen Instagrams Breathtaking Views from Atop NYC’s Tallest Building Before Arrest

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Would you dare to scale a 1,300-foot-tall skyscraper just to post a pic of the view on Instagram? Demid Lebdev of Queens did just that, delighting his over 21,000 followers with breathtaking vistas from atop 432 Park Avenue, New York City’s tallest building. Unfortunately, the teen was arrested shortly after mounting the residential highrise.

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5 Useful Tech Innovations Spotted at Getgeeked New York

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Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Greenpoint was once considered one of NYC’s most hardscaped areas, but things are changing slowly and surely for the Brooklyn nabe. New plans for a vibrant waterfront park at the forthcoming Greenpoint Landing complex were recently released and paint

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Park Avenue Skyscraper Becomes Tallest Building In NYC

Park Avenue Skyscraper Becomes Tallest Building In NYC

New York City has once again proven its prowess for producing record-breaking skyscrapers. The swanky new 432 Park Avenue highrise, located between 56th and 57th streets, is now officially the tallest building in the city and the tallest residential building

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Old Soap Factory Home Features a “Terrarium” Room That Opens Up to the Manhattan Sky

Old Soap Factory Home Features a “Terrarium” Room That Opens Up to the Manhattan Sky

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The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber columns rise like trees to meet 16-foot beam ceilings, while brick lines

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Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on Saint Nicholas National Shrine With ‘Ground Blessing’ Ceremony

Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on Saint Nicholas National Shrine With ‘Ground Blessing’ Ceremony

Prolific (and often controversial) Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava attended a “ground blessing” ceremony this past weekend for his latest project, the $38 million reconstruction of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine in Lower Manhattan. The Greek Orthodox

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Report Says That Most NYC Airbnb Listings are Illegal

Report Says That Most NYC Airbnb Listings are Illegal

As part of what seems to be the NYC’s quest to drive Airbnb out of business, a new report from the city contends that nearly three quarters of the company’s listings are actually illegal. According to New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman, the report

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Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

New York Restoration Project and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are teaming up to plant a “Wishes in Bloom” garden tomorrow and they need your help. 637 daffodil bulbs will be planted at NYRP’s Bathgate Community Garden in the Tremont section of the Bronx,

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5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at “Hotel Resource”

5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at “Hotel Resource”

Resource Furniture brought Hotel Resource to New York to show that even tiny accommodations can be comfortable and utilitarian spaces. While the exhibit looked like a typical hotel room (minus the bed) at first glance, we were impressed to see what the 240-square-foot

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New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

New York City’s Times Square is one of the most famous destinations in the world, but what do tourists and natives really think about it? NYC-based filmmaker Michael Tapp spent a night asking people what makes Times Square special to them, and the answers

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Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Could a car-free Central Park Loop be in New York City’s future? Manhattan City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine recently introduced a bill that would test the idea by closing the road to vehicle traffic for a period of three months. The

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Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell On Design NY House Tours (PHOTOS)

Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell On Design NY House Tours (PHOTOS)

The first home we toured was the work of architect Andrew Franz, who is known for his vibrant, nature-filled residences. The newly renovated apartment is situated inside one of Manhattan’s longest standing structures, a circa-1884 landmark building that

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