Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health Department building on Worth Street in Chinatown and is believed to a a

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Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs wanted!

“We are really happy that the DOT found a way to implement a pedestrian refuge, and we think these micro-gardens make a huge difference in the bike and pedestrian experience,” Berthet said. “This is good for Brooklyn

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North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

MTA agrees to study resurrection of Rockaway train line

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Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Built to house the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts as well as the lower Criminal Court, the Staten Island Courthouse impressively blends function, aesthetics, and symbolism into its design. As a courthouse, safety and security are to a

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WeWork opens gorgeous WeLive co-living apartments on Wall Street

WeWork opens gorgeous WeLive co-living apartments on Wall Street

Like the WeWork offices, the WeLive apartments are beautifully furnished, offering Instagram-worthy angles in every room. Unsurprisingly, the business model is targeted at millennials, but the WeLive spaces welcome anyone from those fresh out of to a to

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Is NYC’s sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC’s sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather than improving conditions for poor residents of the city, EJA says a

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Giant cheeseburger-shaped museum proposed as a way to revitalize the New York State Pavilion

Giant cheeseburger-shaped museum proposed as a way to revitalize the New York State Pavilion

After the competition for the redesign of the New York State Pavilion was recently announced, numerous entries have been submitted. As one could expect, forward-thinking innovators came forth with ideas varying from arts and community space, to a space

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New Aging: Architect Matthias Hollwich’s new book explores how we can live smarter now to live better forever

New Aging: Architect Matthias Hollwich’s new book explores how we can live smarter now to live better forever

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1. Your book New Aging tackles a subject that most people don’t think about it’s

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Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

Reclaimed shipping container radio station pops up in Greenpoint

A reclaimed shipping container has traded a life of hauling cargo for turning out tunes. French photographer Francois Vaxelaire transformed the corrugated metal structure into the Lot Radio, an independent radio station that’s set up shop in a empty a

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

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

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 The

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

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

Named after a term used in plant migration, the Outer Seed Shadow project is a series of site-specific public art interventions that use gardens as the springboard for exploring a local community’s identity and geopolitical issues. Carrion launched in

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East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

East River Blueway beach project may end up being rained out

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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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Just Food Conference 2016

Just Food Conference 2016

On Sunday, March 13th, the annual Just Food Conference will bring together more than 800 community organizers, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, and entrepreneurs for a full day of workshops and panels focused on building a and

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AECOM and Dewberry selected to work on BIG U storm-protection system

AECOM and Dewberry selected to work on BIG U storm-protection system

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How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

How much time would the Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar shave off of your commute?

Today, Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed details of the proposed 16-mile Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX), an electric streetcar line that will serve the growing waterfront community in the two boroughs. The BQX will supply much-needed public transportation

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Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

“We firmly believe government should be in the business of investing in transportation infrastructure and providing inexpensive, efficient mass transit with priorities going to communities that have experienced strong growth and lack such the officials

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URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

URBAN PLANT tower would allow tenants to grow food year-round in a flourishing winter garden

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Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

Gluck+’s Van Sinderen Plaza will bring 130 affordable apartments to East New York

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Governors Island to be open year-round with new ‘Innovation Cluster’ technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new ‘Innovation Cluster’ technology incubator

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Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

Abandoned Allen Street Bathhouse could be transformed into a food stall in LES

If you wander up the Allen Street pedestrian mall until you reach Delancey, you’ll come face-to-face with a beautiful yet deserted relic from the city’s past: the Allen Street Bathhouse. Built in the 1930s in the Beaux-arts style, these public had a

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BIG unveils plans for NYPD’s first-ever green-roofed police station

BIG unveils plans for NYPD’s first-ever green-roofed police station

Located on the corner of St. Ann’s Avenue and E 149th St., the eye-catching 43,000-square-foot 40th Precinct Station resembles a stack of staggered bricks, which BIG says references “the rusticated bases of early NYC Police Stations.” The solid be

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New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May

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Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

FDNY Company 2’s elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and scuba rescues. To help Company 2 mimic those rescue scenarios, Studio

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