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Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

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Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees, the developer of the new complex, has promised to preserve relics from the original building and incorporate them into a new High Line-style walkway called the “Artifact Walk.”

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

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14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Future Affordable Homes

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

by , 08/11/14
filed under: Kids,News,Parks

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Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for kids. DNAinfo reports that the Roundup brand of pesticide used by the Parks Department around city playgrounds has been linked by researchers to both breast cancer and non-Hodgkin lymphoma (a cancer that effects the immune system).

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

by , 08/11/14
filed under: Brooklyn,Green Space

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Brooklyn Bridge Park is a lovely place to escape the city and enjoy nature – except for one thing. Because the park is located right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the sound and sight of cars and trucks was a constant detractor to the otherwise idyllic scene. Luckily, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates was able to design a smart and green solution – a 30-foot berm to block the roadway from the picturesque park.

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

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A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the United States, with more and more cases popping up on Long Island as the arachnid, known as the Lone Star tick, makes its way around the area. While the bug’s bite is harmless to some, it’s causing others to become allergic to certain types of meat and meat byproducts, forcing them to swear off of some of their favorite foods.

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We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

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How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

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From bars to swimming pools to gardens, we’ve seen lots of things on NYC rooftops. But a World War I fighter plane? Now that’s a first. Those who work in the Financial District have probably walked by 77 Water Street without ever noticing the replica 1916 British Sopwith Camel biplane sitting atop the building on an Astroturf runway. So what the heck is the place doing there?

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VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

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Discover Your Neighborhood’s Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

by , 08/06/14
filed under: Art NYC,carousel showcase

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Can you guess which NY nabes were once called Ponkiesburgh, Punk’s Hole and Boswijck? Okay, that last one was a giveaway, but if you’re interested in finding out your neighborhood’s original Dutch or Lenape (the Native American tribe that once inhabited New York) name, check out the fascinating map real estate developer Constantine Valhouli shared with us. Bonus points if you can figure out which borough was once home to Linoleumville.

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How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

by , 08/05/14

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That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its way. The waste disposal and environmental services company is hoping to launch an experimental pilot program to separate food and other compostable waste (which currently accounts for about 30 percent of NYC trash) so that it can be turned into a source of renewable energy. To do so, WMNY has filed a permit with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation to activate source separated organic (SSO) equipment to process organic waste at its Varick Avenue solid waste transfer station in East Williamsburg.

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Explore This Beautiful Underground Eco-Home in East Hampton

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4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

Places like the High Line and Times Square’s pedestrian plaza may seem like they’ve been around forever now, but it was only few years ago that they were just ideas in someone’s mind. The Design Trust for Public Space recently announced four winning concepts

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there’s no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it’s waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the comforts of your tent in Inwood Hill, the New York City Parks Department’s

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JPDA Turns a 500-Sq.-Ft. Shoebox Apartment into an Ultra-Efficient Dream Home

JPDA Turns a 500-Sq.-Ft. Shoebox Apartment into an Ultra-Efficient Dream Home

The studio apartment is always somewhat of a design challenge, with only one space to work with. JPDA built an amazing wood paneled central station that not only supports a lofted bedroom area but also contains the kitchen, bathroom and tons of storage space.

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann, is made of reclaimed wood and is a fitting piece for

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9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Shipping Pallet Counter
Ah, the humble shipping pallet – is there nothing it can’t do? The only thing we don’t like about it is the amount of work that sometimes must be performed to transform it into something else but that’s not the case with this elegant

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Tree Rings Unlock Mystery of Strange Ship Found Beneath World Trade Center Site

Tree Rings Unlock Mystery of Strange Ship Found Beneath World Trade Center Site

In July 2010, excavators digging up the World Trade Center site to build a new foundation found a mysterious seafaring ship buried under hundreds of feet of dirt. The unexpected discovery unearthed just south of the former Twin Towers left everyone baffled,

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First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

Just over a year ago, Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid unveiled an out-of-this-world concept for a wavy, futuristic building next to the High Line. Now were getting our first look inside the spaceship, er, condo building planned for 20 West 28th Street, and we

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Boring Rental Towers Replacing 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Add Insult to Injury

Boring Rental Towers Replacing 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Add Insult to Injury

Many New Yorkers were crushed by the news that Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz would be razed to make way for yet another condo development, and new renderings of the forthcoming complex are just adding insult to injury. New York YIMBY recently obtained the

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BOOK REVIEW: Leslie Adatto Explores 101 Fantastic Urban Rooftops Across New York City

BOOK REVIEW: Leslie Adatto Explores 101 Fantastic Urban Rooftops Across New York City

When Leslie Adatto moved to New York City in 2010, she did something that most New Yorkers simply forget to do–she looked up. By choosing to explore a side of the city hidden right above our heads, Adatto uncovered a bevy of elevated urban oases across the

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Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

It’s rare to see anyone using paper maps nowadays since we’ve become so accustomed to pulling up directions on our phones. But for artist Martin McCormack, creator of The Great NYC Mapping Project, old-fashioned maps are far from obsolete; rather, they serve

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