NYCLASS Pushes to Ban Exotic Animals From New York Circuses

NYCLASS Pushes to Ban Exotic Animals From New York Circuses

NYCLASS, the animal rights group that has called for the ban of Central Park horse carriages, is now turning its attention toward animals performing in circuses in New York City. According to the New York Daily News, the organization is asking city officials

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How New York Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

How New York Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

New York City is usually pretty good about celebrating and preserving its landmarks, which is why the following story is quite disappointing. Unearthed by The Verge’s Adrianne Jeffries, the fascinating tale delves into how a man named Bob Diamond rediscovered

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9 Small Living Tips for Couples Trying to Stay Sane in Tiny Apartments

9 Small Living Tips for Couples Trying to Stay Sane in Tiny Apartments

Photo: Michael Partenio

Lack of private space is probably the most obvious source of irritation for couples who live in small apartments. Having a separate room to escape to is a luxury that may not exist in a studio, but you can create your own by turning

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14 Local NYC Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Big Apple of Your Eye

14 Local NYC Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Big Apple of Your Eye

SWEET AND SAVORY CHEESE BOX
Impress your beau with this culinary cheese and cracker set accompanied by a custom state-shaped cutting board. Birthed in Brooklyn, AHEIRLOOM is the brainchild of Amy Stringer-Mowat and Bill Mowa who created the cutting boards

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Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

It looks like Brooklyn may soon be home to the next 3D-printed burger. Crain’s New York reports that Modern Meadow, a pioneer in engineered tissues, is in the midst of negotiations to lease a 10,000-square-foot space at the BioBAT facility in the Brooklyn

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NYC Woman Warms Homeless Feet One Pair of Socks at a Time

NYC Woman Warms Homeless Feet One Pair of Socks at a Time

This winter has been especially brutal for thousands of homeless individuals living on the streets of New York City. While some might offer up a cup of coffee, a meal or even a few dollars to help a displaced New Yorker make it through the night, Saije Bashaw

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Young Projects’ Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine’s Day

Young Projects’ Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine’s Day

Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine’s Day in Times Square thanks to Young Projects. The Brooklyn-based design firm recently won the Times Square Alliance and Van Alen Institute’s

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BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

“I am happy to announce that BKLYN DESIGNS will be back this year bigger and better than ever,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. “This three-day exhibition shows off the best of Brooklyn when it comes to cutting

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Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona is a collaboration between specialty cocktail goods company City of Daughters’ Jay Schneider and Natalka Burian and Jay’s brother Scott. The trio called upon interior design firm hOmE (who have already made their mark on Greenpoint hotspots like Tørst,

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Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Brooklyn wildlife lovers are seeing red after learning of a proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to eliminate the population of mute swans in Prospect Park by 2025. According to the agency, the elegant birds have been known to bully

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NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes’ Seaport Tower

NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes’ Seaport Tower

Just two days ago, we reported that the old Fulton Fish Market was temporarily safe from being sacked but now it seems that all redevelopment plans are back on track. According to a new report by the Downtown Express, the city’s Economic Development Corporation

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Citi Bike Share Inequality Becoming More of an Issue in New York City

Citi Bike Share Inequality Becoming More of an Issue in New York City

With all of the talk about income inequality in newly elected Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City, the unequal distribution of Citi Bike stations thus far has been facing more scrutiny. Unlike subways and buses, which service all kinds of neighborhoods in

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How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO’s Girls?

How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO’s Girls?

We’ve already coveted Charlie’s super-efficient DIY studio apartment complete with built-in storage stairs, excessive shelving and loungeable loft space. The other characters’ pads are just as sweet, and Ballinger even shares the spacious floorplans

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Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

After an internet petition campaign voicing strong opposition to the razing of Lower Manhattan’s old Fulton Fish Market building to make way for a 50-story tower, it seems like the market may be safe, if only temporarily. The Tribeca Trib reports that

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PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn’s Most Coveted Townhouses

PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn’s Most Coveted Townhouses

The Salle Residence + Art Studio
In the late 1990s, artist David Salle purchased two derelict buildings in Brooklyn. Salle wanted to turn the 10,000 sq ft structures into a joint residence and private studio. He turned to “the artists’ architect” Christian

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Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Instead of being razed to make way for a 50-story hotel and condo tower, the historic Fulton Fish Market building could become home to the New Amsterdam Market, a neighborhood market offering fresh, local food to area residents. The grassroots operation

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Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

The first layer of the project would be a deep canal trench dug around Manhattan’s shoreline. The canal would be lined with shipping containers, filled with garbage, and hopefully sealed to prevent leaking. The team would sort the trash used, only depositing

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VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It’s So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it’s frickin’ cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of a partially frozen East River. As you can see, the waterway hasn’t solidified

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden “Illuminated” Winter Festival!

Brooklyn Botanical Garden “Illuminated” Winter Festival!

Head on over to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden this Saturday, January 25th for the Baby, It’s Cold Outside Winter Lodge for Families portion of their winter festival! Enjoy fun-filled activities like story-telling, collage-making with Javaka Steptoe, a treasure

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Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Dozens of local street artists were invited to stake their own claims over pieces of the former apartment building over six days.  With a message of disdain for increasing rent prices in Manhattan (and New York as a whole), many of the stencils, paintings

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Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as trash. With the creation of each portrait, the artist draws parallels between

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Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Brooklyn-based Mi Mesita creates sustainable wooden furniture designed especially for smaller spaces like New York apartments. Their handmade, thoughtfully-designed pieces are meant to be functional and durable so that they can be moved from home to home

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NYC’s $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC’s $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

“Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and environmentally restorative,” reads the press release sent by Mathews Nielsen Landscape

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16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

Community activists told the NY Post that construction workers waited until 5 a.m. on the morning of December 28th to begin the abrupt demolition. According to witnesses, work crews first gathered and moved the 20 chickens living in the garden to pet carriers

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Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

Tavern on the Green Slated to Reopen This Month with Local Food-Filled Menu

The long-awaited resurrection of New York’s historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is slated to make its big debut later this month. The reconstructed Central Park gem, which is now under new ownership, will feature 600 seats, an open layout, LED lighting

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