Ridgewood Market Artisan Flea Festival

Ridgewood Market Artisan Flea Festival

This Labor Day, come check out a community driven artisan flea market in Ridgewood, Queens! There will be tons to shop for including vintage clothing, art, home furnishings and more. Plus food and drinks and shoppers are encouraged to stroll around the venue

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Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

In a move that will bring technology, innovation and much needed employment to the city of New York, Urban Electric Power (UEP), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the City University of New York (CUNY) recently announced

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Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Photo © Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This year, blocks from more than 25 Brooklyn neighborhoods like Boerum Hill, East Flatbush, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bay Ridge and Windsor Terrace participated in the BBG’s Greenest Block competition. But in the end,

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SHoP Architects’ Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects’ Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

From a community that would double as a storm surge protector to flood-proof prefab beach buildings, NYC has been leading the charge on all sorts of new ideas that will make it “A Stronger, More Resilient New York.” The folks over at JDS Development have

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New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

At a recent Community Board 2 meeting, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership expressed its hopes to create a new public plaza underneath the BQE. According to a DNAinfo report, the plans for the renovated space could include everything from a weekend farmers

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DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can marvel at the outdoor art exhibition, which traverses the walkway near the

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Disco Ball Crafting with Shaun

Disco Ball Crafting with Shaun

Come to BIG!NYC Astoria and upcycle old CDs into your very own Disco Ball!!! Shaun Leonardo from Socrates Sculpture Park will be leading this class and showing you just how it is done from disco ball crafting to salsa dancing! That’s right friends, he will

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also joined in to push the process forward. In a recent letter to Kyle Kimball, the

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Unique “Marche” Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Unique “Marche” Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Speaking in an interview with NYSID, Reuter said that repurposing the post offices could serve a variety of functions. Firstly, the historic character of the buildings would be preserved, and their original function as a focal point of any given community

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Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Image ©Patrick Cashin/MTA

At the moment it looks like Ted Mosby might be meeting your mother way before the Second Avenue subway is anywhere close to completion, but a Community Information Center keeping the public updated on the line’s progress will

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Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Each of the four finalists will receive $30,000 to take their initial design briefs to the next level. As part of the FAR ROC competition, they will receive a guided tour of the Arverne East site in the Rockaways and participate in a community engagement workshop

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Researchers Find That Forgotten 150-Year-Old Seawall Saved Part of NJ from Hurricane Sandy

Researchers Find That Forgotten 150-Year-Old Seawall Saved Part of NJ from Hurricane Sandy

Two side-by-side beach communities in New Jersey – though seemingly similar – fared very differently when Hurricane Sandy hit their shores, and now researchers understand why. Led by Jennifer L. Irish, an associate professor of civil and environmental engineering

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Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013

Astoria Park Shore Fest 2013

The Astoria Park Alliance, in coalition with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Build It Green!NYC (BIG!NYC), We Heart Astoria, plus Green Shores NYC and other community groups and local businesses, invite you to celebrate at this summer’s Astoria Park

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SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the river, and special cantilevering fishing boxes that separate fishermen

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World Architecture Day

World Architecture Day

Following last year’s success in London, World Architecture Day 2013 is back and it’s going to be bigger, better and bolder than ever. Set within the backdrop of Archtober, and in partnership with the AIA NY, the three day event will be hosted in New York

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The previously empty land was transformed into Havemeyer Park and Brooklyn Bike Park,

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Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Raising Green: a Sustainability Party and Fundraiser

Earlier this Spring, GreenspaceNYC celebrated its 2nd birthday, and now they’re looking to continue to move the organization forward in its goal of facilitating a green community in the city through free events, discussions and projects.

To join their growth

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Water Street Pops! Free Summer Events to Support Lower Manhattan

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Water Street Pops! Free Summer Events to Support Lower Manhattan

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg kicked off a unique program of free events called Water Street Pops! to give local businesses in Lower Manhattan a fiscal boost while also providing New Yorkers with a fun destination for the summer. The activities will take place

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NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

This week, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi kicked off NYC Summer YouthWRAP, a city initiative to connect teen probation clients with paid summer jobs rebuilding Hurricane Sandy-affected

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When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay recalls the night that Hurricane Sandy submerged most of Long Beach’s homes in four feet of water. The water has since receded, but many residents are still trying to rebuild their lives. As a tribute to them, and a creative way

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South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

South Bronx Mobile Food Market Will Be a Farmers Market on Wheels!

The South Bronx is prepping for a new kind of farmers market that will bring healthy, affordable food to as many as 300 people per week, and get this—it’s on wheels! The new South Bronx Mobile Market is a unique a collaboration between Wassaic Community

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The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

The New Fire Island Pines Pavilion is Open For the Summer Season!

Fire Island’s Pines Pavilion, which was ravaged in a fire in 2011, has been restored by Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) and Blesso Properties. The sustainable and chic new structure officially opened its doors on Memorial Day and will serve as a community hub,

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Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

The Community Environmental Center (CEC) and Queens Botanical Garden have partnered up to co-host EcoHouse—a compact mobile home that features interactive exhibits of energy-efficient appliances and materials to help educate kids and adults alike on going

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place small book shelters all over world so that others in their communities

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Visit the NYC Eco-House at the Queens Botanical Garden

Visit the NYC Eco-House at the Queens Botanical Garden

Come see the Community Environmental Center’s EcoHouse at the Queens Botanical Garden. It’s a mobile, cutting-edge and interactive exhibit that lets you see behind the walls and underneath the floor of a home. You’ll learn how your house or apartment really

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