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Foster and Partners reveal designs for massive Red Hook office complex in former sugar refinery

Foster and Partners reveal designs for massive Red Hook office complex in former sugar refinery

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Mobile Caribbeing shipping container pavilion brings Caribbean art and culture to NYC communities

Mobile Caribbeing shipping container pavilion brings Caribbean art and culture to NYC communities

Ferra Designs

The container was sourced and repurposed from TRS in New Jersey. The reason we chose them is they are the best in the field as they have been fabricating units for decades and worked on similar projects for Dekalb Market and Whitney I

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NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

NYC giving away free reusable bags in support of new plastic bag surcharge

Related: NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

Via NY Daily News

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Resolution 4’s gorgeous Swingline home brings sophisticated prefab to the Hamptons

Resolution 4’s gorgeous Swingline home brings sophisticated prefab to the Hamptons

Located Wainscott, NY, the luxury vacation home is set in a wooded three-acre site, offering an idyllic retreat away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The home’s six bedrooms, seven baths, media room, pool house, rooftop deck and numerous screened-in porches

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New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

New York lawmakers introduce bill to reach zero emissions by 2050

A group of New York lawmakers have introduced a bill that aims to eliminate the state’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100 percent by 2050. The New York state climate and community protection act (General Assembly bill number A10342) would codify Gov. by

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The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

The MTA is secretly testing Wi-Fi service in subway cars

According to an exclusive by NY1, the MTA has started testing Wi-Fi service in the subway. In a move that should have New Yorkers jumping for joy, the MTA has installed Wi-Fi on four cars along the E line.

Related: Mayor Bloomberg Announces as

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Innovative Solar Canopy offers smart solution for New Yorkers looking to install solar power panels

Innovative Solar Canopy offers smart solution for New Yorkers looking to install solar power panels

Related: LowLine Unveils Solar Light Canopy That Allows Sunlight to Fill an Underground Park

Via Wired

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6 floating bars and restaurants to eat and drink at this summer in NYC

6 floating bars and restaurants to eat and drink at this summer in NYC

THE WATER TABLE
If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head to The Water Table. Start off with the chilled cucumber soup, work your

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Architects unveil designs for activating empty space under Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with food trucks or a sports complex

Architects unveil designs for activating empty space under Brooklyn-Queens Expressway with food trucks or a sports complex

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Clever spiral staircase hides a surprise in this minimalist West Village duplex renovation

Clever spiral staircase hides a surprise in this minimalist West Village duplex renovation

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Could fermentation be the solution to NYC’s food waste woes?

Could fermentation be the solution to NYC’s food waste woes?

“This type of composting is popular in permaculture and with homesteaders, but it’s very low-tech. We’ve made it high-tech, borrowing principles and technologies from brewing and alcohol production,” Prinzo said.

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NY State Supreme Court rules that NYC can enforce salt content warnings on menus

NY State Supreme Court rules that NYC can enforce salt content warnings on menus

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World Trade Center’s elevated Liberty Park set to open this summer

World Trade Center’s elevated Liberty Park set to open this summer

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Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC’s transportation woes?

Could this 3.5-mile suspension bridge between NJ and Queens solve some of NYC’s transportation woes?

A wild new proposal calls for a 3.5-mile suspension bridge running from New Jersey, across Manhattan at 38th and 39th Streets, and into Queens. The Empire State Gateway was designed by a traffic consultant from Delaware who thinks the elevated twin is a

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Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

Artist Yeshaya Shor has proposed a subterranean park design to take over a vacant lot in the Hasidic Jewish community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The “Spiritual Spring” will be a sunken 10- to 15-foot diameter cylinder of concrete that visitors via

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Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Staten Island’s active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

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VanMoof launches new SmartBike that “eliminates bike theft fears once and for all”

VanMoof launches new SmartBike that “eliminates bike theft fears once and for all”

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RELATED: VIDEO: VanMoof unveils new Electrified S

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Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

Five solar-powered charging benches to be installed in NYC

“We know just how valuable the use of technology is and how important it is in our day-to-day experience — and these benches tap into that power by allowing us to measure park usership and engagement while protecting parkgoers’ privacy and a vital

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Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

Instead of making meat eaters feel guilty, The Veg Effect shows what people *can* do to help animals, their health and the planet

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Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York ‘Energy to Lead’ competition

Innovative solar, geothermal, microhydro projects win New York ‘Energy to Lead’ competition

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) just announced that Bard College, University at Buffalo and SUNY Broome Community College are the winners of the New York State “Energy to Lead Competition.” They each will receive

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New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

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Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

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Former Brooklyn Navy Yard cemetery transformed into vibrant public space that pays tribute to veterans

Former Brooklyn Navy Yard cemetery transformed into vibrant public space that pays tribute to veterans

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+ Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects

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Decked-out pedestrian plaza will add a permanent car-free oasis in Midtown

Decked-out pedestrian plaza will add a permanent car-free oasis in Midtown

“It will really become a true public space,” said Barbara Blair Randall, the group’s president.

“What we’re trying to do is activate the neighborhood a little more at night,” said Randall, who noted the neighborhood has many people of its

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New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

New Dock 72 technology hub breaks ground at Brooklyn Navy Yard

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“We are, quite literally, doubling down on good jobs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The 4,000 living wage jobs at Dock 72 are a key part of that commitment. This project is going to help bring ideas, innovators and start-ups to the yard,

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Top NYC architects team up with students to build imaginative LEGO creations

Top NYC architects team up with students to build imaginative LEGO creations

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Eye-tricking “windows” at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

Eye-tricking “windows” at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

Park Windows comprises a panoramic view of a brightly lit blue sky punctuated by clouds and glimpses of a tree canopy on a blustery spring day. Divided into separate frames, the installation was arranged and captured in such a way that suggests change,

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New York launches climate science data website

New York launches climate science data website

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) launched a new website to help communities with climate change adaptation and mitigation. The Climate Change Science Clearinghouse contains a treasure trove of information including

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WXY reveals plans for Brooklyn Strand greenway connecting Downtown Brooklyn to waterfront

WXY reveals plans for Brooklyn Strand greenway connecting Downtown Brooklyn to waterfront

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TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

TaskRabbit is building a tiny home in Chelsea to battle homelessness

Related: Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

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Brooklyn Brewery announces plans for new rooftop beer garden at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Brooklyn Brewery announces plans for new rooftop beer garden at Brooklyn Navy Yard

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Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

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“Having the water level define the starting point of the project, the site is excavated to become a spacious and innovative water basin,” said Lissoni’s team.

“Our project creates a dynamic system that interacts with its surroundings, to

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Modular Cricket Shelter grows edible insects in Brooklyn

Modular Cricket Shelter grows edible insects in Brooklyn

While many Americans might squirm at the thought of eating crickets, over two billion people eat insects everyday. Unlike conventional livestock, these locally harvested crickets do not require immense amounts of water or space to produce a large amount

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NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

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Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Related: Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

+ Central Park Conservatory
+ Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Via NY Times

Images by Mario Burger and Central Park NYC

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Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

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“It’s not going to be easy to get [it done] but it’s certainly not impossible,” he said, adding that in London, a similar gondola system went up on a time crunch before the Olympics in 2012. “It’s certainly well within reach.”

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Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Related: SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC’s Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

“Google’s growth is an incredible New York success story, and today we start writing the next chapter. This is a spectacular addition to Hudson

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What is this mysterious micro-cabin doing in the middle of NYC streets?

What is this mysterious micro-cabin doing in the middle of NYC streets?

The idea for Smökers was sparked when Riegelman took notice of the ubiquitous white-and-orange plastic steam stacks. The cones reminded the artist of his childhood fascination with Räuchermann, traditional German incense-smoking structures typically A

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Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

+ GRACE Communications Foundation

Images via U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

Just a few days after gaining Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support, a five-cent fee on single-use plastic bags has been approved by the NYC City Council. The law will require business owners to charge a fee for each plastic bag customers use, in an attempt

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