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New law saves NY’s mute swans from execution…for now

New law saves NY’s mute swans from execution…for now

Mute swans just got a stay of execution from New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, as he signed a law on Monday preventing wildlife officials from euthanizing the majestic birds. The new law adds accountability checks and public hearings to the state of when

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Shop from local makers at WantedDesign’s upcoming holiday markets

Shop from local makers at WantedDesign’s upcoming holiday markets

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start searching for gifts to give this season. And not just any gift, but rather something meaningful and unique that is sure to be cherished by your loved ones this year. Thankfully, WantedDesign

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NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

NYC nonprofit Nest connects luxury brands with craftspeople around the world

In 2004, just two weeks after finishing graduate school, Rebecca Van Bergen began Nest with the idea that craft and small business support could be an empowering tool for positive social and economic change. Led by a refreshing team of committed and New

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Canal Street Market: New shopping destination featuring local NYC brands opens right in time for the holidays

Canal Street Market: New shopping destination featuring local NYC brands opens right in time for the holidays

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NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

NYC approves pilot program to install electric vehicle charging stations across city

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NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

NYC to add 1,000 electric cars to its municipal fleet

“As part of our OneNYC plan we are implementing 2,000 electric cars and reducing emissions in our City fleet,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We reached over 500 EVs after just one year and the GM Bolt will now play a pivotal role as we make a push

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Miniature forest of 4,000 baby trees pops up in Brooklyn

Miniature forest of 4,000 baby trees pops up in Brooklyn

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Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Related: Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

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Images via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Facebook

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There’s a humpback whale living in the Hudson River

There’s a humpback whale living in the Hudson River

Ahoy, there’s a whale swimming in the Hudson! Although New York is filled with wildlife, whales are a pretty rare sight from the city’s riverbanks. Yet, an increasing number of sightings tell us that a humpback whale has indeed taken up residence in

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This adorable red ‘train’ carts books around the New York Public Library

This adorable red ‘train’ carts books around the New York Public Library

Many people worry about robots taking over their jobs, but librarians in New York aren’t concerned at all about the trains helping move books around. A little red book train carries tomes from The New York Public Library, beneath Bryant Park, and to a

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Come swing on these holiday hammocks at the new Flatiron Sky-Line LED light installation

Come swing on these holiday hammocks at the new Flatiron Sky-Line LED light installation

Hammocks suspended from giant arches invite you to experience the Flatiron District from a new angle

The installation, made possible by NYC DOT Art, is set to open to the public November 21 and will be on view through the holidays.

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NYU students to bunk with local senior citizens to save on campus housing costs

NYU students to bunk with local senior citizens to save on campus housing costs

Related: NYU Decks Out Bobst Library With Beautiful Suicide-Prevention Screen

“We are extremely enthusiastic about the program,” said Ellen Schall, chair of NYU’s Affordability Steering Committee. “The cost of housing is a significant for New

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Remembering visionary landscape architect Diana Balmori through her most forward-thinking projects

Remembering visionary landscape architect Diana Balmori through her most forward-thinking projects

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Santiago Calatrava to attend Saint Nicholas National Shrine topping out ceremony

Santiago Calatrava to attend Saint Nicholas National Shrine topping out ceremony

Just over two years after breaking ground on the Saint Nicholas National Shrine, the Santiago Calatrava’s project team, his Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America and members of the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church will celebrate the projects Out of

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WXY unveils verdant and pedestrian-friendly new redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square

WXY unveils verdant and pedestrian-friendly new redesign of Astor Place and Cooper Square

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“We are delighted to be part of the history behind this major New York City crossroads and to add to Astor Place’s story a new layer that brings together space for pedestrians as well as green infrastructure,” says Weisz. “Diagonal a

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Sneak a peek inside the beautiful new model apartment at Pacific Park’s 550 Vanderbilt

Sneak a peek inside the beautiful new model apartment at Pacific Park’s 550 Vanderbilt

the first completed apartment at Brooklyn’s biggest megaproject, Pacific Park, is nearly ready for its opening and I wanted to share the images to see if you’d be interested in covering the newly unveiled home. The 2BR/2BA model apartment is located a

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People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

People are going crazy over this family of raccoons living at Central Park

While many of us struggle to cope with recent events and all the streses of our complicated lives, these bashful bandits remind us that, sometimes, you just have to take a break and laugh a little. A family of 22 or so downright cuddle-worthy (but have

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BMW MINI and nARCHITECTS’ new creative hub and free working space nears completion in Greenpoint

BMW MINI and nARCHITECTS’ new creative hub and free working space nears completion in Greenpoint

The architects of the Carmel Place micro apts in Manhattan, nArchitects, are now taking their mult-disciplinary talents to warehouse renovation. Their latest project, a creative hub called A/D/O will be 23,000 square feet space in Greenpoint, open for a

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World’s tallest modular building is now open – see inside (VIDEO)

World’s tallest modular building is now open – see inside (VIDEO)

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Get a free UberPOOL ride when you shop small businesses on November 26

Get a free UberPOOL ride when you shop small businesses on November 26

Related: Uber’s new uberPOOL feature lets you share rides with strangers

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Images courtesy of AP Images for American Express

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Cornell Tech unveils new renderings for hotel and education center on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech unveils new renderings for hotel and education center on Roosevelt Island

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Verizon Executive Education Center and Hotel, Roosevelt Island

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New initiative aims to convert NYC’s worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

New initiative aims to convert NYC’s worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

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

“New York Road Runners is thrilled to launch this partnership with The Trust for Public Land and we look forward to building many new playgrounds that in

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A heavenly 490-square-foot ‘urban cottage’ in Hell’s Kitchen

A heavenly 490-square-foot ‘urban cottage’ in Hell’s Kitchen

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Come eat free food from this floating edible forest before it sets sail again

Come eat free food from this floating edible forest before it sets sail again

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Car-free zone proposed for Williamsburg’s Grand Street during L Train shutdown

Car-free zone proposed for Williamsburg’s Grand Street during L Train shutdown

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What’s the deal with this apple tree growing out of a car on the High Line?

What’s the deal with this apple tree growing out of a car on the High Line?

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Miniature Manhattan studio comes with pre-installed Murphy bed and lots of built-in storage

Miniature Manhattan studio comes with pre-installed Murphy bed and lots of built-in storage

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550-sq-ft Greenwich Village studio goes big on bold patterns

550-sq-ft Greenwich Village studio goes big on bold patterns

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

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Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

While most people may equate New York City with skyscrapers and concrete, a lot of the state is actually nature-based. The Mohonk Preserve is a New York State gem. The nature preserve is 8,000 acres of cliffs, forests, fields, ponds and streams, that to

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Bizarre subway-themed apartment building pops up in Bushwick

Bizarre subway-themed apartment building pops up in Bushwick

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

Via Gothamist

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Hammocks suspended from giant arches invite you to experience the Flatiron District from a new angle

Hammocks suspended from giant arches invite you to experience the Flatiron District from a new angle

Flatiron Sky-Line,

Flatiron Sky-Line

Flatiron Partnership is announcing the winner of its 3rd annual competition to identify an installation to anchor the “23 Days” activities in the North Public Plaza. The release has images but they may not so

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Family of Queens coyotes set to be trapped and euthanized

Family of Queens coyotes set to be trapped and euthanized

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The sad reason why no one is actually allowed to enter this ‘public’ garden

The sad reason why no one is actually allowed to enter this ‘public’ garden

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Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

Thirsty ‘Sponge Park’ soaks up nasty stormwater from Gowanus Canal

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

The $1.4 million project was funded by the variety of city and regional agencies through grants, which DLANDstudio put together.

“We realized that the

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Steven Holl’s unusual upstate guest home challenges McMansions with its quirky design

Steven Holl’s unusual upstate guest home challenges McMansions with its quirky design

Related: Architect Steven Holl Designs a New Sports Center for Columbia University

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Via Curbed NY

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Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

Con Edison looks to provide solar power benefits to low-income New Yorkers

The power of the sun is out of reach for many low-income New Yorkers who might want the environmental and economic benefits of solar energy but don’t own a rooftop or lack the financial resources to purchase solar panels. Consolidated Edison wants to to

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New Kering app lets Parsons fashion students track the environmental impacts of their designs

New Kering app lets Parsons fashion students track the environmental impacts of their designs

http://www.newschool.edu/pressroom/pressreleases/2016/keringparsonssustainability.htm

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Zagat’s tiny pop-up cafe serves up miniature munchies cooked on teeny stoves

Zagat’s tiny pop-up cafe serves up miniature munchies cooked on teeny stoves

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Could New York’s tiny home obesession be influencing its culinary scene too?

Zagat Tiny Cafe

Part of a campaign to promote their new app and list of 2017

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New renderings of Brooklyn’s tallest tower show super-swanky amenities

New renderings of Brooklyn’s tallest tower show super-swanky amenities

Related: Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

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Pumpkitecture: Architects live-carve pumpkins into gourd-geous iconic buildings

Pumpkitecture: Architects live-carve pumpkins into gourd-geous iconic buildings

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