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NYC’s iconic MetLife building becomes a vertical farm in quirky architecture comic

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Watch New York City get devoured by a swarm of plants in this breathtaking short film

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NYC could be under water in less than a century according to new climate change study

by , 04/06/16
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New York Flooding

Although the climate change alarm bells have been ringing for some time now, a new study reveals that we will be seeing the effects of climate change sooner rather than later, especially along US coastal regions. As reported by The New York Times, the new paper entitled Contribution of Antarctica to Past and Future Sea-Level Rise, predicts that cities like NYC could be completely flooded in less than 100 years.

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Jon Stewart rescues slaughterhouse runaway bull in Queens

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filed under: Animals,News

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Now here’s a happy animal rescue story that ain’t no bull. Last week, a brave bull was found on the York College campus in Jamaica, Queens after a daring escape from certain death. The bull broke free as he was being unloaded at a live market and made a run for it, causing a bit of local panic. The rambunctious runaway could have easily been sent back to slaughter had it not been for animal-loving comedian Jon Stewart and his wife, Tracey, who stepped up to take the brazen bovine to live out the rest of his life at their Farm Sanctuary in New Jersey.

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Giant cheeseburger-shaped museum proposed as a way to revitalize the New York State Pavilion

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Queens Pavilion Cheeseburger Museum

Since the National Trust for Historic Preservation and People for the Pavilion announced their competition for the redesign of the iconic New York State Pavilion last month, numerous viable entries have been submitted to transform the derelict site into a modern landmark. As one might expect, forward-thinking innovators have come forth with ideas ranging from creating a vibrant arts and community space to a state-of-the-art space museum. However, there is one entry that stands out from the rest with its juicy ludicracy: a proposal to turn the historic structure into a giant cheeseburger museum.

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New Aging: Architect Matthias Hollwich’s new book explores how we can live smarter now to live better forever

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Proposed floating island with pyramids connects the High Line to the Hudson River

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Avant Garden serves up delectable vegan delicacies in a twinkly LES retreat lined with salvaged wood accents

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America’s tallest man moves into NYC’s first micro apartment building

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If you’re wondering whether an average-sized person would feel cramped living in one of NYC’s new micro apartments, how about someone who’s 7’10”? According to the East Side Gazette, Henry Prater, who is currently the United States’ tallest living man, will be moving into one of the Big Apple’s smallest dwellings this week. While it may seem like a bit of a marketing ploy on the part of the building’s developers, Prater says that it was entirely his own decision to make the move from his current 1,350-sq-ft digs, and that he is not being compensated in any way by the city or other backers of the project.

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Crazy proposal exposes Central Park’s underground mountains and surrounds it with 1,000-foot glass walls

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Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

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NYC launching sustainability boot camp to help building owners meet emissions goals

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NYC leaders have set some lofty goals for greening the city, with a focus on slashing greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent by 2050. Recent studies have shown how improvements in heating efficiency can save building owners tons of money while cutting emissions, but many property owners and building supervisors still have a lot to learn about how exactly to accomplish that. To that end, the city is partnering with other organizations to launch a pilot program to teach sustainability techniques and energy efficiency to building managers throughout the city.

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VIDEO: Karim Rashid and Richard Smiedt unveil new ‘bump’ all-in-one device-charging solution

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NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

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NYC’s first ‘floating food forest’ is preparing to sail down the Hudson River this June. Inhabitat reported last year on the plans for Swale, a project conceived by artist Mary Mattingly, and now the barge-top fruit and veggie garden is under construction. The plans call for a self-sustaining floating garden with the big advantage of being able to travel and dock in various boroughs to allow city folk from all over to harvest freshly grown, healthy snacks.

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Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support ‘free play’ for NYC kids

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Great news for pint-size Governors Island-goers! Play:groundNYC recently met its $25,000 crowdfunding goal for its “adventure playground” on the island right off of Lower Manhattan. The unique play area is an outdoor park modeled after a junkyard that puts to use reclaimed materials such as cardboard boxes, old tires, and discarded wood. Unlike most public play spaces, this adventure zone will be manned by three attendants and parents will actually be discouraged from entering, so as not to interfere with the creativity of kids’ play activities.

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VIDEO: Casa Collection’s new Urbano Loft Bed is the answer to your small space storage problems

VIDEO: Casa Collection’s new Urbano Loft Bed is the answer to your small space storage problems

Remember when we reported on Charlie’s Well it seems like Red Hook’s own Roberto Gil heard our pleas because

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High-tech hydroponic rooftop greenhouse opens atop Williamsburg’s PS 84

High-tech hydroponic rooftop greenhouse opens atop Williamsburg’s PS 84

“This a generation of stewards of this planet, for environmental and climate change stress,” said Diana Zelvin, vice-president of the school’s parent-teacher association.

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A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

Named after a term used in plant migration, the Outer Seed Shadow project is a series of site-specific public art interventions that use gardens as the springboard for exploring a local community’s identity and geopolitical issues. Carrion launched in

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Submit your idea to redesign the iconic New York State Pavilion in Queens

Submit your idea to redesign the iconic New York State Pavilion in Queens

The challenge is deceptively simple: how do you take something old and make it new again? The New York State Pavilion has been closed and off limits to the public for years, although it is now part of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, except for a special a

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Apple receives Landmarks Conservancy award for preserving Manhattan’s historic architecture

Apple receives Landmarks Conservancy award for preserving Manhattan’s historic architecture

While Apple’s most iconic store is its flagship glass cube on Fifth Avenue, the company has since moved on to occupy some of the city’s most beautiful Beaux Arts buildings. The Landmarks Conservancy will be honoring four of Apple’s adaptive reuse

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