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5 Useful Tech Innovations Spotted at Getgeeked New York

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Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Greenpoint Landing’s Waterfront Park

Greenpoint was once considered one of NYC’s most hardscaped areas, but things are changing slowly and surely for the Brooklyn nabe. New plans for a vibrant waterfront park at the forthcoming Greenpoint Landing complex were recently released and paint a verdant picture of the neighborhood’s future. Taking into account flood damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, the plan by James Corner Field Operations (of High Line fame) calls for resilient features as well as plenty of tranquil green space and a beautiful community-focused waterfront.

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Park Avenue Skyscraper Becomes Tallest Building In NYC

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New York City has once again proven its prowess for producing record-breaking skyscrapers. The swanky new 432 Park Avenue highrise, located between 56th and 57th streets, is now officially the tallest building in the city and the tallest residential building in the western hemisphere. The $1.3 billion luxury condominium designed by architect Rafael Viñoly boasts a towering height of 1,396 feet, 28 feet taller than the newly built One World Trade Center without its spire.

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Old Soap Factory Home Features a “Terrarium” Room That Opens Up to the Manhattan Sky

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Santiago Calatrava Breaks Ground on Saint Nicholas National Shrine With ‘Ground Blessing’ Ceremony

Saint Nicholas National Shrine

Prolific (and often controversial) Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava attended a “ground blessing” ceremony this past weekend for his latest project, the $38 million reconstruction of the Saint Nicholas National Shrine in Lower Manhattan. The Greek Orthodox church was destroyed in the 9/11 attacks and now, at the hands of Calatrava, will be rebuilt near its original location at 130 Liberty Street overlooking the National September 11 Memorial park.

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Report Says That Most NYC Airbnb Listings are Illegal

by , 10/19/14
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As part of what seems to be the NYC’s quest to drive Airbnb out of business, a new report from the city contends that nearly three quarters of the company’s listings are actually illegal. According to New York attorney general Eric T. Schneiderman, the report shows that more than half of the NYC rentals listed on Airbnb violate NYC zoning laws and that most of the so-called private rentals are in fact, commercially-run properties.

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Join the Make-A-Wish Foundation Tomorrow and Help Plant a Wish Garden in the Bronx

by , 10/17/14

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New York Restoration Project and the Make-A-Wish Foundation are teaming up to plant a “Wishes in Bloom” garden tomorrow and they need your help. 637 daffodil bulbs will be planted at NYRP’s Bathgate Community Garden in the Tremont section of the Bronx, with each one representing a wish granted by Make-A-Wish to a local child with a life-threatening medical condition this year. The planting will take place at 1818 Bathgate Avenue from 10am-2pm. For more information or to volunteer, please email NYRP Community Initiatives Coordinator Charlie Reynoso at creynoso@nyrp.org.

 

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5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at “Hotel Resource”

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New Video Explores How People Really Feel About Times Square

by , 10/16/14
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New York City’s Times Square is one of the most famous destinations in the world, but what do tourists and natives really think about it? NYC-based filmmaker Michael Tapp spent a night asking people what makes Times Square special to them, and the answers just might surprise you. Watch Tapp’s video above and let us know what your favorite memory of Times Square is in the comments below.

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Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

by , 10/16/14

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Could a car-free Central Park Loop be in New York City’s future? Manhattan City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine recently introduced a bill that would test the idea by closing the road to vehicle traffic for a period of three months. The results of the study would then be used to evaluate the effects of a car-free zone in the city’s beloved park.

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Tour Two Stunning Eco-Home Renovations from the Dwell On Design NY House Tours (PHOTOS)

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Get Spooked in This Gourd-geous Garden of Pumpkin Delights [PHOTOS]

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QueensWay Team Unveils Plan for New 3.5-Mile Elevated Park in Queens

QueensWay Plan

High Line lovers in NYC will soon have a new elevated park to enjoy if the QueensWay, a green space proposed for an abandoned railroad track in Queens, comes to fruition. The project got one step closer to its goal this week when it unveiled a blueprint for the verdant, 3.5-mile-long pathway after years of planning. If built, the park would provide new recreational space for the 322,000 people living in the surrounding areas of Rego Park, Forest Hills, Glendale, Richmond Hill, Woodhaven and Ozone Park.

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Video Game Mogul’s Unusual Home Conceals a Trick Bookcase, Secret Passageways and Other Surprises

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LEGO Superheroes Show Up to Celebrate New LEGO Flatiron Store

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Tour the Eco-Renovated Harlem Home of Orange Is The New Black Star Alysia Reiner

Tour the Eco-Renovated Harlem Home of Orange Is The New Black Star Alysia Reiner

The historic, three-story Harlem townhouse was a rugged brick-walled structure originally built in 1909. From the very beginning, Alysia and David were in love with the space and hands-on with a green vision for the construction. They aimed to employ ecologically-conscious

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Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

This well-appointed Brooklyn Heights loft makes us want to break out into the YMCA dance. A couple living in a converted YMCA building hired Ensemble Architecture/Elizabeth Roberts Design to transform their top two floors into a warm place for reading and

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Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

It looks like Brooklyn’s favorite bouncy bridge has just been bounced out of commission. Although the zigzagging Squibb Park Bridge was intentionally designed to spring up and down under pedestrian weight, the timber structure was closed after park staff

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Step Inside NYC’s Greenest Pizza Restaurant

Step Inside NYC’s Greenest Pizza Restaurant

Pizza by Certé is New York City’s only 3-star certified pizza restaurant (as awarded by Dine Green). The staff’s commitment to sustainability is apparent from the moment you step inside thanks to visible features like a vertical garden (which grows fresh

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Don’t Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn’s Design Open Mic Tomorrow

Don’t Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn’s Design Open Mic Tomorrow

Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn invite you to hear about innovative humanitarian designs directly from designers and architects themselves at their Design Open Mic on Saturday, October 11th. The PechaKucha-powered discussion will

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6 Inspiring Designs to See at Dwell on Design NY This Week

6 Inspiring Designs to See at Dwell on Design NY This Week

Who says hotel rooms can’t be uber-functional just because they’re tiny? Resource Furniture‘s 240-square-foot “Hotel Resource” booth aims to change the way travelers feel about compact accommodations by showcasing a luxury hotel suite outfitted with

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Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

An ambitious proposal for Staten Island’s abandoned City Farm Colony could see the expansive 45-acre lot made over into a senior housing complex called Landmark Colony. A complete redevelopment plan was presented to the New York City Landmarks Preservation

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Strati, the World’s First 3-D Printed Car, Takes Inaugural Test Drive Through Brooklyn

Strati, the World’s First 3-D Printed Car, Takes Inaugural Test Drive Through Brooklyn

Watch out, Brooklyn gearheads! The world’s first 3D-printed car, the Strati, chose to make its debut in New York’s hippest borough yesterday. Created by Phoenix-based Local Motors, the sporty little two-seater buggy was built in just 44 hours using a mere $3,500

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GIVEAWAY: Score Free Tickets to One of NYC’s Hottest Design Events ($95 Value)

GIVEAWAY: Score Free Tickets to One of NYC’s Hottest Design Events ($95 Value)

Attention NYC design-lovers! Dwell on Design NY - one of NYC’s hottest design events organized by the editors of Dwell Magazine - has officially begun, and we’ve got free tickets to give away to six lucky Inhabitants. These passes will get you in to peruse

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment.

“When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a bathroom (see the original plan) on one end, however there were a lot of

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