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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third Avenue. The plot, which is located under subway tracks, used to be used a

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You may soon be able to email your favorite tree in NYC

You may soon be able to email your favorite tree in NYC

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NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

NYC announces a whopping $15 million in funding for community parks

Working with Community Parks Initiative (CPI) neighborhoods

Related: Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for Community Parks Initiative

“Every child deserves bright, green space right in their neighborhood – and this essential support from a

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Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Guerrilla compost bins disguised as newspaper boxes hit the streets of NYC

Master composter and graphic designer, Debbie Ullman, thinks NYC is addicted to throwing away organic food waste. Therefore, in order to put residents on the right composting path, the former tabloid newspaper designer has created the New York Compost

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Stylish 325-sq-ft studio uses clever design to create the feeling of more space

Stylish 325-sq-ft studio uses clever design to create the feeling of more space

Andrea’s cozy Greenwich Village studio

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Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO’s first luxury townhouses

Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO’s first luxury townhouses

Although Dumbo’s residential projects primarily comprise converted loft space, the 3,049-square-foot DUMBO Townhouses are an entirely new project built from scratch to replace a one-story garage built in the 1950s. To match the scale and style of the

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MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

MTA officials break ground (literally) on Grand Central access to LIRR concourse

Related: Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

“This ceremony marks the start of construction of several access points between the existing Grand Central Terminal that you so

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Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

SHoP Architects

The 90-story, vaguely Art Deco tower will have 466,000 square feet of residential space, amounting in 550 condo units, as well as 140,000 square feet of commercial space.

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Sales are expected to launch in mid 2018

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NY Attorney General forces world’s largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

NY Attorney General forces world’s largest coal company to come clean about false public statements

New York’s Attorney General has reached an historic agreement with Peabody Energy Corporation today over the coal giant’s false statements about the environmental impact of its business. A. G. Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the agreement will

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Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Council Member Mark Levine is a man on a mission. Seems as if the tenacious chair of the Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee just won’t rest until the world gets to visit the abandoned 20-acre island, North Brother Island. Now, Gothamist reports a

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American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

The new expansion will be located along Columbus Avenue on the museum’s rear grounds near West 79th Street. To minimize encroachment on the adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park, the majority of the 218,000-square-foot Gilder Center will be carved out of a

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Minimalist Greenwich Village loft makes smart use of its 500 square feet

Minimalist Greenwich Village loft makes smart use of its 500 square feet

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Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

This weekend, bike enthusiasts can get a taste of the good life from some of the top restaurants in Queens. A foodie cycling tour under the route of the 7 train from Long Island City to Flushing will serve up samples from hot dining spots, food carts in

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XOCO 325 turns a chocolate factory into sweet luxury condominiums

XOCO 325 turns a chocolate factory into sweet luxury condominiums

XOCO 325 is located at 325 West Broadway in the heart of SoHo. The condos are being developed, designed, constructed and managed by DDG Partners, which has chosen a former chocolate factory for the location. XOCO, which is Catalan for chocolate, will 21

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$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

Thanks to a 10 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bronx River Alliance will now be able to build two bicycle and pedestrian bridges and develop a pathway along the river between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight bridges

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Now you can live in a dumpster for $1,200 a month

Now you can live in a dumpster for $1,200 a month

Do we smell a new living trend on our hands? Dumpster living might just be the big next thing in NYC real estate. Craigslist has a Dumpster Apartment for rent for a reasonable $1,200 a month or $200 a night.

Related:Tour Deke’s tiny house

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Tour Deke’s tiny dumpster house from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke’s tiny dumpster house from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke’s house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn’s, Deke’s place has a hand-crank mechanism that reveals a set of windows to bring daylight into the abode

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Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

designed by Interbrand and ShiftSpace

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Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

The SS United States may have a permanent home in Brooklyn, thanks to a developer who has stepped forward and offered to turn the ocean liner into a multi-use. The current owners were on the verge of selling the massive ship for scrap, as they could no

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The best in-season veggies to buy for Thanksgiving dinner at your local greenmarket

The best in-season veggies to buy for Thanksgiving dinner at your local greenmarket

Beets
Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but they can inspire a different breed of vegetable-hatred. With a few simple tips, you can transform these earthy bulbs into a delectable dish that even the surest beet-hater will love (we’re

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Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

If you appreciate the feel of quintessential Old New York, you’ll fall in love with this minimally-retrofitted 19th Century Manhattan loft. The 2,000 square foot Tribeca residence is a flawless blend of old and new. Designed by James Ramsay of RAAD New

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Take a video tour of NYC’s first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Take a video tour of NYC’s first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Curious about the teeny-tiny, but much-anticipated My Micro NY apartments that start at $950 a month? The New York-based nARCHITECTS , who designed the modular micro apartments, have released a new video offering a sneak peak inside the 250 to 370 feet

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Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Ray Villafane’s zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012.

Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are over? Bring them to the Pumpkin Smash! Hosted by the NYC Compost Project,

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Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

If you’ve been in NYC for more than a minute, you know that apartment sizes can be a little, well, strange. The city is notorious for small apartments with awkward layouts and renters are often stuck converting closets into bedrooms just to make the a

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You’re being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

You’re being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

New York-based performance artist and social choreographer, Ernesto Pujol has organized a social performance piece called 9-5.

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“There’s a choreographic beauty in the daily flow of commuters moving purposefully to their with

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DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

Originally published in October 2012

Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock

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Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Although the shared economy sector is nothing new, a new community sharing twist has just hit the NYC rental market. Thanks to a company called Common Living,

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Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature recycled skateboard tiles, adorning Macy’s Young Men’s shop. The of

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Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

When New Yorker Jeffrey Tanenhaus set out on his trusty Citi Bike for an adventurous cross-country bike tour, his mission was to “inspire you to make some changes in your own life to gain a little more happiness or see the city in a new way.” as he set

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Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and – oh yeah – a 5 bedroom townhome

Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and – oh yeah – a 5 bedroom townhome

 

Brooks-Church’s home was renovated over several years using 99 percent reclaimed materials. The result is a funky eco-friendly dwelling, which was previously featured on Curbed and has become a showcase for his green contracting and Eco

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Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Developers of the massive Essex Crossing project slated for the Lower East Side have just revealed designs for a two-level market for Broome Street. Designed by SHoP Architects, the market will connect three of Essex Crossing’s sites along Broome The

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dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an important purpose: absorbing stormwater and helping plants filter it into to

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NJ Transit approves proposed Hudson River tunnel environmental study

NJ Transit approves proposed Hudson River tunnel environmental study

Last week, New Jersey Transit’s board decided to move forward with an environmental study to look into the feasibility of a new train tunnel under the Hudson River. The review, which could take up to three years to complete, is an essential part of a

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Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

The magical underground green wonderland concept, the Low Line Park, is becoming a reality. Located just two blocks from the proposed future site, the Lowline Lab is a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibition that tests and showcases how to a

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Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Little green mean, the Moss People, have invaded the Upper East Side this month! Created by artist Kim Simonsson, the nearly-living sculptures have taken residence at Jason Jacques Gallery on East 73rd Street until the end of the month. The earthy of to

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Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

The heated tree house retreat is perfect for reclaiming your relaxation at any time of the year. Clad in wood from the private 6 acres of forested area, the stilted abode lets you sleep amongst the tree boughs, protected by the forest canopy. A spiral a

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Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA’s “Train of Many Colors” this weekend

Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA’s “Train of Many Colors” this weekend

MTA New York City Transit’s “Train of Many Colors” will be rolling out to Mets-Willets Point this weekend carrying hundreds of fans on their way to root the Mets to victory over the Chicago Cubs. The strictly old-school, 11-car Flushing Line is

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East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

Located at Washington Houses, the 143,000-square-foot multifamily development comprises 88 affordable housing units, a 54,000-square-foot home for the DREAM Charter School, and 6,000-square-feet of office space for the non-profit Harlem RBI. The East a

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JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue Airways is opening its own farm, just outside Terminal 5.
The 24,000-square-foot farm will feature 3,000 crates of blue potato plants as well as 2,000 herbs and a variety of produce like arugula, beets, mint and basil.

Created with support a

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Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Right now, Pier 26 in Tribeca doesn’t look like much. Literally. The blank canvas of concrete on the Hudson River between North Moore and Hubert streets has been torturing locals for years, as plans to construct a marine education center have stalled

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