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Dorothy the Cat needs a new home after being stuck in a tree for days

by , 01/06/15
filed under: Animals,Queens,Video

We’ve all heard the old cat-in-the-tree story before, but it never quite fails to pull on our heartstrings. Poor little Dorothy Gale, named after The Wizard of Oz, somehow got herself stuck in a towering treetop across from Newtown High School in Queens for three whole days. Now ‘there’s no place like home’ for this sweet kitten, who is currently looking to find a permanent place and owner to call her own.

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NYC film screening: See Cotton Road at the BF + DA this Wednesday

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Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year, but how many of us know where and how those garments come to be? Cotton Road, directed by Laura Kissel, is a film that explores the global supply chain centering around cotton, as well as the people who make their living making our clothes. The Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator will be screening Cotton Road on Wednesday, January 7th from 6PM-9PM as part of its Winter Film Series sponsored by our sister site Ecouterre. Watch the film and join in on a Q&A with Kissel, followed by a post-holiday clothing swap.

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Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

630 Flushing Ave, 7th Flr.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

January 7, 2015
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET

READ ECOUTERRE’S INTERVIEW WITH LAURA KISSEL HERE >

 

Will joyriding on abandoned train tracks be the next big thing in the Bronx?

by , 01/06/15
filed under: Adaptive Reuse,Bronx

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A group of Bronx residents is hoping to add a little green space and adventure to the borough by revitalizing its abandoned train tracks. Their innovative idea would allow citizens to utilize the patches of abandoned track to joyride in their own personal rail cars. The plan still faces extensive fine-tuning and many levels of approval before getting off the ground, recently got its start with a test drive of a retired rail car called the Bronxstack Continental.

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2 Chelsea lofts combined into 1 gorgeous eco apartment for a growing family

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VIDEO: Behold! The world’s smartest pizza box

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Too-perfect Bronx townhouses are not at all what they seem (PHOTOS)

by , 01/03/15
filed under: Architecture,Bronx

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Old soap factory home features a “terrarium” room that opens up to the Manhattan sky

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How to avoid colds and the flu with natural immune boosters

by , 01/02/15
filed under: Food,Health

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Flu shot, or not? DNAinfo recently spoke to naturopathic practitioner Nicole Egenberger, who said that it may not be necessary to turn to the syringe if you can augment your daily intake of natural immune boosters. In fact, taking the natural route in lieu of a medication-based strategy may keep you healthier all year around.

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Stereotank’s Valentine’s Day installation will pump loving beats through Times Square

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Times Square will be thumping to the sounds of a more literal urban pulse this Valentine’s Day thanks to Brooklyn- based, Venezuelan-born design firm Stereotank. The firm’s installation, Heartbeart, was chosen as the winner of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design and is sure to bring a much-needed dose of love to the bustling NYC plaza.

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2015 Times Square New Year’s Eve ball will dazzle with 32,000+ LED lights

by , 12/31/14
filed under: Energy,Manhattan

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Is the Port Authority already looking to sell the World Trade Center?

World Trade Center

One World Trade Center just opened its doors this fall, but the Port Authority may already be considering selling the entire WTC site. According to an extensive report released this past weekend, Governors Cuomo and Christie announced that the agency would stray from their real estate holdings to concentrate more on transportation. There’s no telling what may now result from the sale of the epic complex, which also made headlines recently after One WTC had to abandon its hopes for LEED certification.

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Controversy stirs around decision to replace Coney Island’s wooden boardwalk with concrete

Coney Island Boardwalk

A decision to reconstruct Coney Island’s iconic boardwalk by replacing its historic wooden planks with concrete is drawing a lot of criticism. The city is moving ahead with the plans, which were originally proposed during the Bloomberg administration as a way to make the boardwalk more resilient. However, critics are citing evidence that the boardwalk’s original wooden portions were actually much more hardy than any concrete areas during Hurricane Sandy.

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A new Bjarke Ingels Group project is coming to Harlem


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Will Harlem be the next NYC nabe to get a project by BIG? Earlier this month, Danish architect Bjarke Ingels requested a permit to build a 235,000-square-foot, 233-unit residential building in Harlem, which also includes 37,000 square feet of commercial space. The complex, which is located between Lexington and Third Avenues, will be designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Blumenfeld Development Group. The space is currently occupied by Gotham Plaza, a 120,000-square-foot building which is home to the Department of Motor Vehicles and several retail storefronts.

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Details of NYC’s plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions begin to surface


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Earlier this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced an ambitious goal of reducing New York’s greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050. Now some of the details of the plan are surfacing, illustrating what the path to energy efficiency will look like for the city. Power, heating, and cooling are primary targets for change, as they account for nearly 75% of the city’s emissions.

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Beery Christmas? Massive holiday tree made of kegs lights up Rochester

Beery Christmas? Massive holiday tree made of kegs lights up Rochester

Move over Rockefeller Center. Rochester, NY’s Genesee Brewing Company has an impressive Christmas tree of its own and it’s made out of hundreds of beer kegs. Built by 20 of the brewing company’s industrious employees, the tree was constructed out of 300

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500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

It looks like Greenpoint is about to get a whole lot greener. Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Brooklyn neighborhood will soon be able to plant 500 new trees. The funds are part of a $19.5 million settlement

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How to donate a coat to keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter

How to donate a coat to keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter

90% of NYC’s homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the New York Cares Coat Drive. It couldn’t be easier – just take your gently

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Dazzling LED “New York Light” installation becomes a popular selfie spot for the holidays

Dazzling LED “New York Light” installation becomes a popular selfie spot for the holidays

“The Flatiron Plaza is one of the few places where it’s possible to experience the magnificence of Manhattan’s urban plan,” said Jeffrey Inaba, Founder of INABA. “And it’s a unique spot in the heart of the city where the sky and skyline can be seen

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the mammoth project. The 650-foot observation wheel, which is slated for completion

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