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NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

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NYC’s first ‘floating food forest’ is preparing to sail down the Hudson River this June. Inhabitat reported last year on the plans for Swale, a project conceived by artist Mary Mattingly, and now the barge-top fruit and veggie garden is under construction. The plans call for a self-sustaining floating garden with the big advantage of being able to travel and dock in various boroughs to allow city folk from all over to harvest freshly grown, healthy snacks.

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Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support ‘free play’ for NYC kids

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Great news for pint-size Governors Island-goers! Play:groundNYC recently met its $25,000 crowdfunding goal for its “adventure playground” on the island right off of Lower Manhattan. The unique play area is an outdoor park modeled after a junkyard that puts to use reclaimed materials such as cardboard boxes, old tires, and discarded wood. Unlike most public play spaces, this adventure zone will be manned by three attendants and parents will actually be discouraged from entering, so as not to interfere with the creativity of kids’ play activities.

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VIDEO: Casa Collection’s new Urbano Loft Bed is the answer to your small space storage problems

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High-tech hydroponic rooftop greenhouse opens atop Williamsburg’s PS 84

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A Brooklyn-shaped garden with plants from around the world is coming to Fort Greene

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Submit your idea to redesign the iconic New York State Pavilion in Queens

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Apple receives Landmarks Conservancy award for preserving Manhattan’s historic architecture

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Kim Markel’s popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

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VIA 57WEST: BIG’s distorted pyramid building is nearly complete

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BIG wants to transform boring Two Penn Plaza into an undulating sea of glass

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Federal prosecutors look into lead exposure and other health issues in NYC public housing

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Public awareness about the dangers of lead poisoning has been especially elevated this year in light of Flint, Michigan’s shocking drinking water lead contamination scandal. Federal prosecutors are now taking a closer look into the circumstances related to reports of elevated blood lead levels in residents of New York City’s public housing and homeless shelters, as part of an investigation into allegations of poor environmental health and safety conditions. Investigators are seeking to determine whether the agencies managing those facilities manipulated reports in order to get money from federal housing agencies.

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Bronx group wants to resurrect a buried brook hidden beneath Van Cortlandt Park

by , 03/18/16
filed under: News,Water

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Although most of New York’s natural wetlands and marshes were buried a long time ago in the name of urban development, there is now a growing movement to restore some of these natural elements in the name of Mother Nature. Tibbets Brook in the Bronx was covered up in the early 20th century, but water from the stream continues to overflow and often ends up clogging sewers with gallons of freshwater. According to the WNYC, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park are working with the Parks Department to bring Tibbets Brook back to its original state in order to redirect its freshwater flow.

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NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

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New York City is tackling its food waste issues head on with an ambitious new plan to triple its compost program in 2017 to serve 600,000 households. Rather than letting food scraps rot alongside nonperishable varieties of garbage, the city has announced that it will be increasing its curbside pickup of organic waste, which will then be turned into compost for use throughout the city.

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East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

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Old Brooklyn factory gets new life as a vibrant co-working space for creatives

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Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Related: Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

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The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

The 2016 Architectural Digest Design Show kicks off today at Piers 92 and 94

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MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

MTA unveils high-tech new buses with LCD screens, Wi-Fi and USB ports

Related: MTA announces test pilot to equip city buses with bicycle racks

“We’re reimagining the MTA to improve services for all New Yorkers,” said Governor Cuomo. “Today’s world demands connectivity, and we’re meeting that challenge and

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Creative director’s 275-sq-ft apartment uses pops of purple to pull design elements together

Creative director’s 275-sq-ft apartment uses pops of purple to pull design elements together

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co-founder and creative director of DNA, a start-up consulting and PR firm some

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VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

VIDEO: NYC’s first micro apartment building is almost ready to open

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