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Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

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Brooklyn cemetery set to sell honey from its heavenly on-site hive

by , 10/05/16
filed under: Animals,Brooklyn

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Although most cemeteries are thought to be cold and depressing, Green-Wood Cemetery is actually buzzing with life. The Brooklyn burial site has opened it doors to 100,000 bees who don’t seem at all bothered by their morbid surroundings. In fact, thanks to the thousands of pollen-producing plants on site, such as cherry trees and rhododendron, the bees are going about their daily duties so well that the cemetery will soon be selling their own brand of honey called “the Sweet Hereafter”.

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Governor Cuomo reveals updated renovation plans for NYC’s Penn Station

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Penn Station reminds many visitors of a rundown suburban mall rather than a world-class transportation hub for one of the greatest cities in the world. But the dirty, decrepit, cramped train station could soon be but a bad memory for the 650,000 rail riders who pass through every day according to a recent update on a major overhaul to the space (the original renovation plans were revealed in January). When completed in December 2020 at an estimated cost of $1.6 billion, the Pennsylvania Station-Farley Complex will provide travelers with lots of light and lots more room. Basically the exact opposite of the current Penn Station. Related Companies, Vornado Realty LP and Skanska AB are teaming up on the redevelopment project. The three companies will work off of renderings from design firm Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM).

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Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

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New plans for a $20-million development in Staten Island include a proposed vineyard that would produce grapes for locally made wine, as well as a rooftop farm, beehives, and a farm-to-table restaurant. Nicotra Group bought the SI property in the Teleport business park on South Avenue earlier this year and has been hard at work developing a design for the new build. Construction is expected to begin next year on what promises to be a foodie haven for locavores looking to whet their whistles.

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DXA Studio’s new Brooklyn condos will be decked out with locally-sourced touches

by , 10/04/16
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn

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Squarespace’s sophisticated new offices sprawl out in a historic West Village printing hub

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NYC announces major initiative to improve health in chronically neglected neighborhoods

by , 10/03/16
filed under: Health,News

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Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Building Healthy Communities (BHC), a new effort to improve public health in some of NYC’s most neglected communities. The initiative, which will have access to $270 million in public capital investments and $12 million in private funding, will focus on improving health conditions in 12 “chronically underserved” communities by increasing physical activity, expanding access to nutritious, affordable food, and upgrading public safety conditions.

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W Hotel’s Extreme Wow Suite lets you go glamping in a yurt in the middle of NYC

by , 10/02/16
filed under: Interior Design,Manhattan

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Camping is probably the last thing most people think about when it comes to the Big Apple but glamping, on the other hand, fits right in. Just when we thought the popular trend of “glamorous camping” had started to wane, Manhattan’s W Hotel on Lexington Avenue reminds us why it got so big in the first place. For people who don’t really like nature but want to say they’ve been on a camping trip (and, incidentally, have a LOT of money to spend), the hotel offers this $2,770-per-night yurt situated on a terrace right off of an equally fabulous suite.

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Compact $399,999 apartment boasts Empire State Building views and charming design features

by , 09/30/16
filed under: Manhattan,Tiny Homes

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Book a night in NYC’s first shipping container home for just $96 a night

by , 09/30/16

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Kim Holleman debuts new tiny version of her ‘Trailer Park’ mobile garden

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Brooklyn Navy Yard completes 3,000+ solar panel rooftop array

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The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at the Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array will contribute substantially toward the mayor’s OneNYC sustainability plan. The project, housed atop the Navy Yard’s Building 293, is just one piece of the city’s puzzle toward its 2025 goal of generating 100 megawatts of renewable energy on public buildings annually. The rooftop array is expected to generate 1.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy per year.

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One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

by , 09/28/16
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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America’s “first micro hotel with 4-star design” packs big style into small rooms

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Port Authority Bus Terminal gets five futuristic makeovers by top design firms

by , 09/26/16

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15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

15,000-sq-ft rooftop park boasts sweeping city views and ice cream served out of a 1974 Airstream trailer

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ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

ePrix electric vehicle race coming to Brooklyn next summer

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Brooklyn Cruise Terminal will host electric racing event in

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Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention

A community garden connects people to one another, says Deborah Marton, the executive director of NYRP. “There are not many activities in our culture where young people, old people, people of different races will all agree and find it easy to work she

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NYC launches city’s largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

NYC launches city’s largest tech space for startups tackling urban challenges

New York’s largest urban tech space kicked off in a ceremony this week hosted by Grand Central Tech (GCT), Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC). The Hub at Grand Central Tech will consume 50,000 of

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NYC’s green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

NYC’s green building programs are on target to reduce GHG emissions 80% by 2050

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced progress on several green building programs that will get closer to the city’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Some 3,800 buildings are included in the plan, which largely involved 8

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