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East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

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Old Brooklyn factory gets new life as a vibrant co-working space for creatives

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Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

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North Brooklyn’s Bushwick Inlet Park saga may seem never-ending, but the project is now a significant step closer to fruition. According to Brownstoner, New York City recently purchased the Bayside Oil Fuel Depot Corp lot that was earmarked to make up a portion of the park area. It’s a significant victory for those who have been working for nearly 10 years to convince the city to fulfill their promise of building the waterfront park.

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The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

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Attention all design lovers! The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show will once again be packing Manhattan’s Piers 92 and 94 with a bevy of luxury design goodness from March 17th to the 20th. The four-day festival invites guests to peruse through 400+ home decor, kitchen and bath, flooring, accessories and art exhibitors, and will also offer a full schedule of exciting talks, seminars, culinary demonstrations and discussions with the industry’s brightest minds. Planning to hit the show floor? Read on for a code that will get you discounted access.

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MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

by , 03/16/16
filed under: News,Transportation

MTA Buses

Governor Cuomo recently unveiled New York’s new fleet of high-tech buses, some of which could be hitting the streets as early as this week. More than 2,000 of the state-of-the-art buses equipped with Wi-Fi, USB ports, and LCD screens will be rolled out over the next five years. The fleet’s sleek new design and technical amenities are a “vehicle” to transform the MTA into a 21st century service that keeps New Yorkers connected while on the go.

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Creative director’s 275-sq-ft apartment uses pops of purple to pull design elements together

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VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

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Cornell is building the world’s tallest passive-house building on Roosevelt Island

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New laws will require NYC-owned building projects to slash energy usage in half

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New York City further strengthened its position as a leader in green architecture and construction last week by passing new legislation that ups the ante for new city-owned buildings and major retrofit projects. The New York City Council voted to approve two laws—701-A and 721-A—that amend the city’s current LEED law related to ‘green’ building requirements. The new guidelines call for new city buildings and retrofits to attain a minimum of LEED Gold certification and cut energy use by at least 50 percent.

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Anti-declawing bill gains support as veterinarians speak out against cruel practice

by , 03/10/16
filed under: Animals,News

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Veterinarians across New York are speaking out against the practice of declawing cats by backing a proposed bill that would outlaw the procedure. The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the Paw Project have organized 115 veterinarians to date in an effort to illustrate further support for the bill, A.1297/ S.5084, which has been steadily gaining ground since its introduction last year. With any luck, New York’s cats will soon be protected from the cruel and unnecessary practice.

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The Bridge at Cornell Tech: Forest City releases new images of crystalline incubator building on Roosevelt Island

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William Vale Hotel’s amazing elevated rooftop park and farm near completion in Williamsburg

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Loft25 transforms a pre-war ink press building into light-filled residences in Chelsea

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Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward

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Passive House specialists Loadingdock5 began work on their latest project in Greenpoint back in 2014, but things have been pretty slow-going since then. Thankfully, the ultra energy-efficient building located at 152 Freeman Street just got a permit renewal by the Department of Buildings, which hopefully means that Brooklyn will be celebrating yet another super sustainable building very soon.

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Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

by , 03/07/16

East River Ferry

All aboard! NYC Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen has confirmed that the city expects to launch its five-borough ferry system in June of 2017, according to DNAinfo. The Citywide Ferry Service initiative was first announced by Mayor de Blasio in his 2015 State of the City address and will include additional East River routes from the Rockaways, Long Island City, Astoria, Bay Ridge and Sunset Park.

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60 White Street’s opulently restored loft residences marry history, luxury and sustainability in Tribeca

60 White Street’s opulently restored loft residences marry history, luxury and sustainability in Tribeca

newest residential restoration project by Veronica Mainetti, President of Sorgente Group of America on Tuesday, March 1 from 6:00pm-8:30pm.

The evening will take you through the steps in preserving and restoring the historical building, and will you

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Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

The Backyard Garden Studio was completed as a hobby project for Hunt, who told Dwell he spent a total of about seven days over four months to build the structure. The 5-foot-by-11-foot studio is mostly constructed from salvaged materials, from the cedar

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Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

If you’ve been in NYC for more than a minute, you know that apartment sizes can be a little, well, strange. The city is notorious for small apartments with awkward layouts and renters are often stuck converting closets into bedrooms just to make the a

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens to the public

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub opens to the public

With an original anticipated opening of 2007, the megaproject has been slowed by ballooning costs and scandals. Major delays and bad press have unsurprisingly hit Calatrava’s reputation hard. “I have been treated like a dog,” he said to the Wall a

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NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

NYC subway is millions of times germier than others, according to new study

Travelmath, a travel logistics website, sent a team to gather bacteria samples from the handrails on public transit systems in five major cities: New York City, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco.

Related: Disturbing DNA from to

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