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Bizarre subway-themed apartment building pops up in Bushwick

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Hammocks suspended from giant arches invite you to experience the Flatiron District from a new angle

by , 11/07/16

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Family of Queens coyotes set to be trapped and euthanized

by , 11/07/16
filed under: Animals,News,Queens

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Despite a recently launched campaign urging New Yorkers to live in respectful harmony with the city’s wildlife, the story of a family of urban coyotes living near LaGuardia airport has taken a sad turn. According to a report by the NY Daily News, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is planning to trap and euthanize the thus-far peaceful pack.

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Very few people actually get to see this hidden rooftop penthouse

by , 11/05/16
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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The sad reason why no one is actually allowed to enter this ‘public’ garden

by , 11/05/16

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Can a garden call itself a “public” space if people are not actually allowed to enter? As reported by the NY Times, the Sheridan Square Viewing Garden may look like a serene patch of greenery you’d like to visit, but don’t mistake it for a place where you can stop in and smell the roses.

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Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

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DLANDstudio has finally completed work on its long-beleaguered “sponge park” on Brooklyn’s toxic Gowanus Canal. Located at the end of Second Street on the western side of the canal, the 2,100-square-foot park is a “working landscape” project that was strategically designed to absorb and filter millions of gallons of contaminated stormwater from the waterway each year.

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Steven Holl’s unusual upstate guest home challenges McMansions with its quirky design

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Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

Con Edison, solar energy, poor New Yorkers

The sun may be accessible to everyone, but solar power is out of reach for many low-income New Yorkers who might want the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy but don’t own a rooftop or lack the financial resources to purchase solar panels. Consolidated Edison wants to change that with a proposed pilot program that would install solar panels on some of its buildings throughout NYC and the northern suburbs in order to share the benefits with needy customers. The company claims it has enough roof space for 11 megawatts of solar electricity, resulting in savings of $5 a month for as many as 6,000 customers in the city and Westchester County who qualify for financial help.

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New Kering app lets Parsons fashion students track the environmental impacts of their designs

by , 11/02/16
filed under: Manhattan

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Kering, the luxury goods parent company of Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen, recently announced a new partnership with the Parsons School of Design that will allow students to boost their understanding of the environmental impacts of their designs. The KERING x PARSONS: EP&L program pilot, launched in conjunction with the new My EP&L App, will be offered to Parsons fashion design students as a way to learn how to integrate and track sustainability into their design processes from start to finish.

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Zagat’s tiny pop-up cafe serves up miniature munchies cooked on teeny stoves

by , 11/01/16
filed under: Food,Food,Manhattan

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New renderings of Brooklyn’s tallest tower show super-swanky amenities

by , 11/01/16
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn

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Pumpkitecture: Architects live-carve pumpkins into gourd-geous iconic buildings

by , 10/31/16
filed under: Architecture,Art NYC

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Washington Square Park toilet house boasts LEED-certified loos

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Twinkling cemetery would turn the deceased into a dazzling sea of lights under the Manhattan Bridge

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Enchanting forest of crocheted coral reefs comes to the Museum of Arts and Design

by , 10/28/16
filed under: Art NYC,Water

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Former juvenile justice center to become a greenery-filled affordable housing complex in the Bronx

Former juvenile justice center to become a greenery-filled affordable housing complex in the Bronx

Bridges Juvenile Justice Center, more commonly known by its old name—Spofford.

The whole project will encompass five different buildings, set to be constructed over three phases. The $300 million development is expected to wrap by Affordable

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NYC announces opening of its first micro-apartment building, Carmel Place

NYC announces opening of its first micro-apartment building, Carmel Place

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Columbia’s sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Columbia’s sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Leaders of Columbia University met Monday to dedicate the new 17-acre Manhattanville Campus, which will be constructed along Broadway above West 125th Street. Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger

internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano of &

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Second Avenue subway finally set to open after almost a century

Second Avenue subway finally set to open after almost a century

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Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

“This park has become the front lawn of Brooklyn. And Pier 3 will add more space for kids to play and for families to enjoy this incredible place. We have made building Brooklyn Bridge Park and securing it for the long-term a major priority, and we to

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