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Gowanus pop-up dumpster gardens find new home in Industry City

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NYC’s first vegan butcher shop set to open this spring

by , 12/28/16

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A former Chinese restaurant is preparing to take on a new life as the home of Brooklyn’s first vegan butcher shop. Monk’s Meats has been hawking its vegan protein alternatives around NYC for several years, and the owners have revealed their plans to open a brick-and-mortar storefront by the end of spring 2017. The well-known Smorgasburg stall will expand its offerings to include a variety of specialty vegan meats, cheeses, and other tasty treats. The vegan butcher shop will open largely due to a successful Kickstarter campaign, which raised $50,385 for the project.

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Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2017

by , 12/27/16

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If you’re looking to recycle your Christmas tree after the holidays, do it the easy way at MulchFest 2017! On January 7th and 8th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling stations at designated parks across the city! Simply bring your tree to one of the convenient locations, and have it transformed into mulch to be used at city parks or take some home for yourself.

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NYC’s first modular micro hotel set to open this spring

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BD Hotels and CB Developers recently announced their plans to open Pod Brooklyn, NYC’s first-ever entirely modular micro hotel in New York City. Located at 626 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg, the compact but comfy hotel will have 249 rooms, each around 100-square-feet in size.

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Century-old row house transformed into modern home that can flex with the owners’ needs

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NYC’s most exclusive park will open to the public for one hour on Christmas Eve

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Gramercy Park, a serene space tucked away from the nearby bustle of Union Square and the East Village, is well known for its quiet and exclusivity. The private park is usually only accessible to those Gramercy residents who live directly around the park, but the rigid rules will be suspended on Christmas Eve in the spirit of the holidays when the posh green space is opened to the public for just one hour.

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New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

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People spend hours making their own DIY cards for the holidays but we think we can say pretty confidently that New Yorker Erik Trinidad’s is the most labor-intensive one we’ve ever seen. In order to create the giant virtual greeting, which spans almost the entire width of Manhattan, Trinidad traced the path of every letter by riding his bike along it. The delightful result, a tech-assisted geoglyph, is the image you see above.

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NYC rooftop cabin boasts a country porch with views of the Empire State Building

by , 12/23/16
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How Rikers Island uses gardening therapy to improve inmates’ well-being

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The Department of Corrections recently announced that it will be awarding the Horticultural Society of New York $2.8 million to expand its horticultural therapy program at Rikers Island. Therapeutic horticulture uses plants and plant-related activities to improve the well-being participants. The educational program works with adult inmates from Rikers’ mental observation units, and teaches them how to tend and grow everything from cacti to ornamental plants to habanero peppers. Inmates are then able to turn some of their harvest into meals.

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DIY: How to make a gingerbread Brooklyn brownstone

by , 12/21/16
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Go on a zip line adventure across the Bronx River this summer at the Bronx Zoo

by , 12/21/16
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 The Bronx Zoo said it plans to build zip line that criss-crosses the Bronx River

The Bronx Zoo recently announced that it will be offering some wild and wonderful new experiences for visitors this summer. The zoo and the organization that oversees it, the Wildlife Conservation Society, are in the process of developing a new zip line and Nature Trek that will let zoogoers discover more of the often overlooked ecological attractions abundant in the boogie down Bronx. The new attractions will help city dwellers learn more about the Bronx River, the local wetlands that offer respite to birds during seasonal migration, and the zoo’s 265 acres of dense forest.

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Second Avenue subway finally set to open after nearly a century

by , 12/20/16

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Citizens’ Committee for Children releases new child well-being rankings for NYC neighborhoods

by , 12/20/16

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The Citizens’ Committee for Children’s released their annual report, “CCC Community Risk Ranking: Child Well-Being In New York City’s 59 Community Districts”, last week, presenting a detailed analysis on the many dimensions affecting the well-being of youth in the city. The paper looked specifically at child poverty, rent challenges, infant mortality rates, high-school graduation rates, violent felony rates and youth unemployment rates in NYC’s 59 community districts.

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Foster + Partners unveil plans for “Halo” tower at 50 Hudson Yards

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VIDEO: ‘Subway Therapy’ walls provide much-needed hope for New Yorkers after Trump’s election

by , 12/18/16
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“Nectar: War Upon the Bees” explores the plight of the beloved insects at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

“Nectar: War Upon the Bees” explores the plight of the beloved insects at Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Last night Pratt Manhattan Gallery held its reception for “Nectar: War Upon the Bees” a timely visual essay exploring the far-reaching consequences of today’s greed-driven food production, and its impact on the bee, that beloved hard-worker and of

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BMW’s ReachNow car sharing service gives NYC residents easy access to the i3

BMW’s ReachNow car sharing service gives NYC residents easy access to the i3

BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing service is now going to make it easier for some NYC residents to get behind the wheel of the i3 electric car. Last week ReachNow, which is already available in Seattle, Portland and Brooklyn, announced that it will now give in

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Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to rally at CitiGroup headquarters in NYC today

Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to rally at CitiGroup headquarters in NYC today

This week news broke that not far from Standing Rock, the Dakota Access Pipeline leaked some 176,000 gallons, fouling a tributary of the Little Missouri and Missouri Rivers, which Standing Rock protestors seek to protect. In Manhattan at noon today, a

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Monroe College students to get new wood-frame modular residence

Monroe College students to get new wood-frame modular residence

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Trump Building “submerged” by Rising Seas installation in New York City

Trump Building “submerged” by Rising Seas installation in New York City

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