Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design.

Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed Bright Blue “Wendy” Wins the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects HWKN’s

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Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa’s solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one’s bum.

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Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

The 25,500 sf of modulating landscaped rooftop which will include:

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Partnerships Academy: How to get involved with your city park

Partnerships Academy: How to get involved with your city park

Do you care about the NYC parks, trees, and green spaces where you work or live? Want to do more to help out? The Partnerships Academy is a free training program that supports community-based park groups and individual volunteers to achieve success. The

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NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

Highbridge Park

“The quality of the work is phenomenal,” said Ellen Macnow, a parks department official who has worked on the project, off and on, for 18 years. “We had inspections before the work began, and found mortar that had but It

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New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

Hallet’s Cove in Astoria will be home to a new ferry terminal, the New York City Economic Development Corp. announced June 4. The terminal is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s larger ferry expansion plan, and is slated for 2017. With the addition of be

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2015 Daylight Hour – Building Energy Exchange

2015 Daylight Hour – Building Energy Exchange

To demonstrate the availability of daylight and draw attention to this important issue Building Energy Exchange has organized the “Daylight Hour”- a single hour on June 19th when offices all over the world turn off the lights in day-lit spaces. you

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Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

 

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Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Savvy investigation by NY Curbed has uncovered that the Chinese developer Wide Horizon is a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron’s Jenga-esque building found on 56 Leonard Street. In fact, the company

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Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

McCarren Park will host Go Green! Greenpoint’s annual festival focusing on sustainability and local products. Since starting in 2008, this event has become an annual staple of community life. Now, it is the place to go to learn about local initiatives

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LMNOP challenges NYC architects and designers to craft creative mobiles out of recycled materials

LMNOP challenges NYC architects and designers to craft creative mobiles out of recycled materials

May 21st which will be at the Steelcase

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Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson

The Collectivity Project has previously been installed in public squares in Tirana, Albania (2005); Oslo, Norway (2006); and Copenhagen, Denmark (2008).

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The Collectivity Project will be May

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Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

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“Today is a great day for the Rockaways and for our city. The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity – and the new boardwalk will be a symbol of the Rockaways’ strength and resiliency,” said Mayor de a of

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Compost Education Workshop

Compost Education Workshop

Spend Saturday morning learning about mid-size compost systems for the International Week of Soil at the Old Stone House Farm Garden in Washington Park. This talk at the bins will be led by Environmental Educator and NYBG Compost instructor, Claudia of

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Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city’s sewer problems

Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city’s sewer problems

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future disaster. A group of students and faculty at Pratt Institute have created an interactive

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Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Want a beach or a redwood forest as a backyard, while still enjoying the convenience of a big city? The Times Squared 3015 design is an innovative lifestyle that brings great green spaces back into the city fabric. It addresses the spatial, and of in in

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“Deep Skins” skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its futuristic facade

“Deep Skins” skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its futuristic facade

Skyscrapers come in all shapes, these days, and here’s one more. This most unique part of this design is obvious from the outside. The building’s skin resembles that of a shark, lending to its name ‘Deep Skins.’ This design marks a new era in on

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NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

Jeff Koons may want to hang a train over the High Line, but the park’s creators, Friends of the High Line, have decided to put a train back on the High Line in order to keep up with the park’s extreme popularity. Because of the park’s growing crowds every

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An Inventory of What’s Possible – Symposium at Pratt

An Inventory of What’s Possible – Symposium at Pratt

Join Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and the Institute for Public Architecture on Friday, April 10 as they present An Inventory of What’s Possible, a symposium that will bring together a roster of architects, historians, urban advocates, and to

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GrowNYC’s Spring Plant Sale – Order Forms Due!

GrowNYC’s Spring Plant Sale – Order Forms Due!

Every year since 1986, GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program holds our Annual Spring Plant Sale in order to provide community groups with perennial and annual flowering plants, herbs, and vegetables from Greenmarket farmers at wholesale prices. Plants

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC’s Times Square into a lush oasis. The proposal, called PopUP Forest: Times Square, would see the

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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

The interactive exhibit features the students’ handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic trolley cars, and even ‘rainbow laser tag’ tunnels. The overwhelming theme

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings for Borough Hall Park, Cadman Plaza Park, and Commodore Barry Park as well

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