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Enchanting forest of crocheted coral reefs comes to the Museum of Arts and Design

Enchanting forest of crocheted coral reefs comes to the Museum of Arts and Design

With (statistic), the world’s coral reefs are disappearing at an alarming rate. At the same time, thousands of pounds of plastic waste have been filling the world’s oceans with . Crochet Coral: is a new exhibition by Margaret and Christine Wertheim that

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Former juvenile justice center to become a greenery-filled affordable housing complex in the Bronx

Former juvenile justice center to become a greenery-filled affordable housing complex in the Bronx

Bridges Juvenile Justice Center, more commonly known by its old name—Spofford.

The whole project will encompass five different buildings, set to be constructed over three phases. The $300 million development is expected to wrap by Affordable

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NYC announces opening of its first micro-apartment building, Carmel Place

NYC announces opening of its first micro-apartment building, Carmel Place

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Columbia’s sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Columbia’s sprawling 17-acre Manhattanville campus will invite the community to learn and grow

Leaders of Columbia University met Monday to dedicate the new 17-acre Manhattanville Campus, which will be constructed along Broadway above West 125th Street. Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger

internationally renowned architect Renzo Piano of &

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Second Avenue subway finally set to open after almost a century

Second Avenue subway finally set to open after almost a century

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Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

“This park has become the front lawn of Brooklyn. And Pier 3 will add more space for kids to play and for families to enjoy this incredible place. We have made building Brooklyn Bridge Park and securing it for the long-term a major priority, and we to

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Two separate apartments fused into one breathtaking home in Brooklyn

Two separate apartments fused into one breathtaking home in Brooklyn

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Wildlife NYC: New campaign urges New Yorkers to treat city’s native animals with respect

Wildlife NYC: New campaign urges New Yorkers to treat city’s native animals with respect

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Inside the secret apartments hidden within New York’s public libraries

Inside the secret apartments hidden within New York’s public libraries

Related: Did You Know About These Secret Rooms in the Brooklyn Bridge?

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This former FDNY fireboat is set to be NYC’s next floating restaurant

This former FDNY fireboat is set to be NYC’s next floating restaurant

One of NYC’s former fireboats will soon embark on a new life as a floating restaurant. FDNY’s Fireboat Governor Alfred E. Smith, renamed simply “The Governor,” was purchased at auction earlier this month and its new owners have ambitious plans a

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One Vanderbilt: Tallest building in Midtown Manhattan breaks ground

One Vanderbilt: Tallest building in Midtown Manhattan breaks ground

“The new office building, transit upgrades at Grand Central and expanded pedestrian space are what I call smart growth. We demanded and secured private investments into important City infrastructure that put hundreds of thousands of straphangers This

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NYC launches United States’ first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

NYC launches United States’ first citywide film and television industry sustainability program

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office announced today a new sustainability initiative focused on film and television productions operating in the city. The “NYC Film Green” Program is aimed at reducing the ecological footprint of the city’s $9 billion a

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Smart 380-square-foot studio design uses transforming components to maximize space

Smart 380-square-foot studio design uses transforming components to maximize space

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‘City of Women’ puts notable NYC females on the map

‘City of Women’ puts notable NYC females on the map

Related: Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

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NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC moves forward with bag fee despite efforts to block it

NYC leaders are moving forward to roll out the five-cent plastic bag fee approved by City Council in May 2016. As environmentalists applaud and store owners rush to follow instructions from the city’s Department of Sanitation (DSNY) via notices last The

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‘Human kaleidoscope’ installation will let you walk on the clouds in Times Square

‘Human kaleidoscope’ installation will let you walk on the clouds in Times Square

Related: Take the ultimate Times Square selfie on these giant X-shaped loungers

The Beginning of the End will be on view October 18 – November 21, 2016 on the Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets.

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7 scrumptious edible edifices spotted at the 2016 Great Architectural Bake-off

7 scrumptious edible edifices spotted at the 2016 Great Architectural Bake-off

Great Architectural Bake-off, Michael Laiskonis, Benjamin Prosky, AIANY, Stacy Shoemaker, Hospitality Design, David Graver, Cool Hunting, cakes that look like buildings, the glass house, edible buildings, edible architecture, foodscape architecture, of

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Take a fall tour of NYC’s most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

Take a fall tour of NYC’s most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

“New York City is at the forefront of reimagining the possibilities for the urban landscape,” says OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner. “From parks like the High Line and Brooklyn Bridge Park to public spaces like the Times Square plazas to projects

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Feral cats find work at Javits Center in exchange for food and shelter

Feral cats find work at Javits Center in exchange for food and shelter

Rural farms rarely have trouble with rodents, due to diligent barn cats who chase and catch the little vermin. Now, convention center managers are taking a note from country life and putting feral cats to work in the big city as exterminators. The a of

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“Trash Man” who wears all of his garbage is a walking, talking landfill

“Trash Man” who wears all of his garbage is a walking, talking landfill

Rob Greenfield is a self-described adventurer and environmentalist, and if you happen to spot him on the streets of New York, he may also introduce himself as the Trash Man. The 30-year-old activist will be just like everyone else in the city, shopping,

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Sneak a peek into the city’s swankiest new residences at OHNY 2016

Sneak a peek into the city’s swankiest new residences at OHNY 2016

Related: Take a fall tour of NYC’s most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

“Private residences are perennial OHNY Weekend favorites – they not only allow us to be voyeurs for the day, but they are also an opportunity to learn about design

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New Hell’s Kitchen apartments offer a host of heavenly green spaces

New Hell’s Kitchen apartments offer a host of heavenly green spaces

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Science Barge floating farm gets decked out in new solar electric system

Science Barge floating farm gets decked out in new solar electric system

Related: Student Builds Floating Garden Farm on the East River

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This Brooklyn rooftop will soon be a 20,000-sq-ft meadow filled with native wildflowers

This Brooklyn rooftop will soon be a 20,000-sq-ft meadow filled with native wildflowers

“The festival – the first of three annual festivals – [included] tabling with local environmental organizations, free food and drinks (courtesy of NYC Organic Smart Beer and Greenpoint’s own Greenhook Ginsmiths) live music, kids activities, and

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BIG unveils design update and hotel plans for twisted High Line towers

BIG unveils design update and hotel plans for twisted High Line towers

Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) released a new set of renderings this week for its High Line-adjacent condo project at 76 Eleventh Avenue, which is now being called simply The Eleventh. Nearly a year after the first images emerged, the $1.9 billion project of

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Tomato-based vegan tuna is coming to this NYC eatery starting next week

Tomato-based vegan tuna is coming to this NYC eatery starting next week

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Drama brews around reconstruction of Southstreet Seaport’s historic Tin Building

Drama brews around reconstruction of Southstreet Seaport’s historic Tin Building

Related: SHoP Architects Reveals South Street Seaport Plans for a 50-Story Tower and Marina

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Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

Renderings for new $70 million Statue of Liberty museum unveiled

“Our goal is for visitors to take away a richer picture of what the Statue of Liberty has meant to people throughout her history – not only in this nation but around the world – and to see themselves as part of the amazing story of liberty’s and

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

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

Related: Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey?

“There’s not that many great places to keep bees in New York City,” said Green-Wood beekeeper Davin Larson. “Not a lot of people have backyards and there’s no farmland, so Greenwood a

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

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

Penn Station reminds many visitors of a rundown suburban mall rather than a world-class transportation hub for the city that calls itself the greatest on the globe. The dirty, decrepit, cramped train station could soon be but a bad memory for rail with

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Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

Proposed Staten Island vineyard would produce local wine for New Yorkers

New plans for a $20-million development https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161002/travis/vineyard-staten-island-wine-nicotra-group
include a proposed vineyard that will produce wine from grapes grown on Staten Island, as well as a rooftop farm, and a

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

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

comprised of 32 condominiums. Each home has its own private backyard, terrace, or balcony, and is crafted with materials and finishes sustainably sourced from local artisans and craftsmen.

Related: Ultra-modern NoHo loft renovation stars an rooftop

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

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

NYC announces major initiative to improve health in chronically neglected neighborhoods

“Today’s public health problems are often complex, requiring broad partnership and collective action across sectors,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Building Healthy Communities is another step forward in ensuring that every neighborhood has the it

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

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

Camping is probably the last thing most people think about when it comes to the Big Apple. 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 Avenue

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

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

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

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

Related: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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

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

Trailer Park creator Kim Holleman is back with version 2 of her original Trailer Park. It’s a new design built into a 6′ x 12′ a ramp-back, V-Nose construction trailer. Rest assured, its as green as ever. Holleman’s newest green machine will be on at in

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

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

The epic 3,000+ solar panel rooftop installation at Brooklyn Navy Yard is now complete, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office has announced. Installed by ConEdison, the sprawling solar array will contribute substantially toward the mayor’s OneNYC plan. This

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One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

One World Trade Center achieves LEED Gold certification

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