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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

by , 03/20/15
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical community in the heart of Midtown that would aim for LEED certification. The 700-foot-tall tower would be capped with a roof garden, and residents would also be able to enjoy a series of communal gardens throughout its 65 floors.

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The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today (get your ticket discount code here)

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Calling all interior design lovers!

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show kicks off today, taking over Piers 92 and 94 to showcase even more interior design goodness than ever before. This year’s show invites you to browse thousands of products from more than 400 brands, attend lectures and seminars featuring design world stars and experts, and participate in daily events like book signings, cocktail receptions and culinary demonstrations. This very special event runs from March 19-22 (the event will be open to VIP ticket holders and design trade on the 19th and will then open to the public on the 20th), so don’t miss your chance to kick off spring with a breath of fresh design inspiration by using promo code GONYC to get discounted $25 tickets here. See you at the show!

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

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Help make BanG’s Billion Oyster Pavilion for Governors Island a reality

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Waterford Times Square Ball lights up with 32,256 green LEDs in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day

by , 03/17/15

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5 common weeds you can make into healthy (and FREE!) teas

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New plan saves NYC’s mute swan population from slaughter

by , 03/16/15

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Animal lovers are breathing a sigh of relief now that it looks like New York’s invasive mute swan population won’t be singing a swan song after all. According to the NY Times, public pressure has convinced the State Department of Environmental Conservation to revise their original plan of exterminating the beautiful but destructive animals.

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Top chefs to serve dishes made from food scraps inside famed NYC restaurant Blue Hill

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We’ve heard of restaurants that serve foraged food, but what about food waste? That’s the idea behind NYC’s newest pop-up experiment: WastED. Starting today, renowned chef and sustainable food leader Dan Barber will convert his famed Manhattan restaurant Blue Hill into NYC’s first high-end food scrap dining experience. Barber is inviting a team of 20 celebrity guest chefs, including Mario Batali and Dominique Cremm, to help him craft a menu of waste-less delights using cooking leftovers that would otherwise go to the compost, such as broccoli stalks and juicing particles.

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Explore the hidden oasis tucked inside of this Midtown office building (PHOTOS)

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New preschool’s 3,500-square-foot outdoor classroom will give Manhattan kids a different way to learn

by , 03/12/15
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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Spreadhouse Coffee offers an “anti-Starbucks” retreat and vegan donuts on the Lower East Side

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Get one of 8,750 free trees being given away by MillionTreesNYC this spring!

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New Yorkers sick of Old Man Winter now have another exciting reason to look forward to spring: New York’s MillionTreesNYC just announced its annual spring tree giveaway! The PlaNYC greening initiative, which already boasts the country’s largest municipal tree giveaway program, will be giving away popular tree varieties like dogwoods, juneberries and peach trees starting this Saturday. The New York Restoration Project and other local NYC organizations will be teaming up to distribute 8,750 free trees across all five boroughs, so read on to see how you can snag one for yourself.

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Meet two resourceful bros who make a living rescuing wood from the trash

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

by , 03/10/15
filed under: Brooklyn,Green Space

Bushwick Inlet Park Protest

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It’s now been more than a decade after Mayor Bloomberg committed to building the 28-acre park on the North Brooklyn waterfront, but little work has been done to complete the project. To call out the frustrating lack of progress, local residents used a tech projector to illuminate large protest messages asking Mayor de Blasio to address the issue.

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Javits Center’s massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

Javits Center’s massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together – on the Jacob Javits Center’s green roof, that is. The West Side convention center’s massive 29,200-square-foot green roof has been doing double duty as an avian oasis, according to a new study by

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Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Awoooooo! If you’ve been hearing howling lately, it’s not just because you’ve watched too many Twilight movies. According to reports, Eastern coyotes have been slowly taking up residence in New York parks for years now, and it looks like these savvy predators

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New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

According to new findings from the NYU Langone Medical Center, highly polluted air in parts of New York state could greatly increase the risk of strokes. This is because dirty air can cause the arteries in the head and neck to narrow (Carotid Artery Stenosis),

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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

Published by Nobrow, “The Master Builder of New York City” gives factual insight into the incredible hold Moses had on the development of the city beginning as early as in the 1920s. Christin and Balez give Moses the Batman treatment, drawing New York

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

A photo of a similar apartment in the Delos that was being eyed by Kim Kardashian.

As reported by the NY Post and 6sqft, DiCaprio leased out his $10 million Delos apartment to Jonathan Orszag, who was an economic policy advisor for President Clinton

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