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fresh&co’s mobile pop-up farmstand hits the streets of NYC

fresh&co’s mobile pop-up farmstand hits the streets of NYC

Related: GrowNYC Farmers Market Pops Up in the Middle of JFK Airport JetBlue Terminal

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The Shed’s dynamic ‘telescoping shell’ will bring a flexible new arts space to Hudson Yards

The Shed’s dynamic ‘telescoping shell’ will bring a flexible new arts space to Hudson Yards

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The center is currently under construction on West 30th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, according to its website.

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Control 1 WTC’s LED lights at this epic free dance party with Bill Nye and Questlove

Control 1 WTC’s LED lights at this epic free dance party with Bill Nye and Questlove

On Aug. 22, Brooklyn Bridge Park will become the site of an epic interactive party http://patch.com/new-york/heights-dumbo/coming-soon-brooklyn-bill-nye-questlove-biggest-trippiest-light-show-ever that braids nature appreciation, science, and cool beats

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‘Sticks’ pavilion made of scrap wood opens at Socrates Sculpture Park

‘Sticks’ pavilion made of scrap wood opens at Socrates Sculpture Park

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World’s Fair Pavilion reimagined as a giant greenhouse blob atop Flushing Meadows Park

World’s Fair Pavilion reimagined as a giant greenhouse blob atop Flushing Meadows Park

Related: 100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

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‘Climate Inaction’ figures call out Trump and other climate change deniers

‘Climate Inaction’ figures call out Trump and other climate change deniers

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New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York approves mandate for 50% renewable energy by 2030

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced that the New York State Public Service Commission approved the Empire State’s clean energy standard that requires 50 percent of electricity comes from renewable energy sources by 2030.

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70 Vestry’s stepped terraces bring an urban oasis to the banks of the Hudson

70 Vestry’s stepped terraces bring an urban oasis to the banks of the Hudson

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Open bridge with a coffee bar in the middle will perk up employees of this daylight-flooded office

Open bridge with a coffee bar in the middle will perk up employees of this daylight-flooded office

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Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

Historic St. Ann’s warehouse reborn as an ultra-sustainable theater and event space

We love it when urban renovation shuns demolition in favor of creative reuse of historic buildings. St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn dates back to the 1840s. Originally a tobacco warehouse, the building had been left abandoned and derelict for years St.

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Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

Massive food hall may come to South Bronx waterfront thanks to a controversial developer

In a move many are criticizing as the next wave of gentrification of the South Bronx, Somerset Partners developer Keith Rubenstein revealed plans to turn a 16,000-square-foot warehouse into an “affordable” food hall. The real estate developer has at

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Old Rheingold Brewery to be transformed into European village-inspired residential complex

Old Rheingold Brewery to be transformed into European village-inspired residential complex

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The expert scoop on how to select the right air conditioner for your apartment

The expert scoop on how to select the right air conditioner for your apartment

Okay, so we’re admittedly pretty late with this video but it’s better late than never, right?

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Mysterious itty bitty fairy houses line this NJ hiking trail

Mysterious itty bitty fairy houses line this NJ hiking trail

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Landscaped roof and 5 terraces give the Meatpacking District’s tallest building tons of sky appeal

Landscaped roof and 5 terraces give the Meatpacking District’s tallest building tons of sky appeal

CetraRuddy’s building at 412 West 15th Street and its historic neighbor will provide a combined 250,000 square feet of office space in the Meatpacking District. The glass-and-steel construction will be softened by a landscaped green roof and give that

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Shipping container tower transforms Brooklyn carriage house into a bright orange oasis

Shipping container tower transforms Brooklyn carriage house into a bright orange oasis

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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

Big businesses will have to compost food waste in the Big Apple.

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Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

Rem Koolhaas breaks ground on his first NYC building

Related: Rem Koolhaas Redraws Europe To Reduce Carbon Emissions by 80%

The project has just broken ground and is slated for completion in 2018.

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Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Project Farmhouse community space with wall of edible plants coming to Union Square

Union Square will soon become home to a unique space with a living wall
https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160728/union-square/community-space-with-hydroponic-grow-wall-opening-under-union-square-hyatt that makes it easier to build community and share

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Take a free sunset cruise on this new 10,000-square-foot yacht restaurant at Pier 81

Take a free sunset cruise on this new 10,000-square-foot yacht restaurant at Pier 81

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New Pokémon Go tour at Met museum lets you catch ’em all while admiring priceless art

New Pokémon Go tour at Met museum lets you catch ’em all while admiring priceless art

“We were seeing people playing PokémonGO in the museum (and playing it ourselves — one of our guides is the current gym leader at the Met), and it’s awesome the game is getting people in the door — but we figured we could combine the game with our

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Famously foul “corpse flower” that smells like rotting meat is now blooming at NYBG

Famously foul “corpse flower” that smells like rotting meat is now blooming at NYBG

A stroll through the New York Botanical Garden http://www.nybg.org/ can be a lovely way to spend an afternoon, but you might not enjoy it as much if you caught a whiff of rotting meat. Visitors may soon be sniffing just that, as the garden’s famous is

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L Train alternatives commuters can turn to during planned 2019 shutdown

L Train alternatives commuters can turn to during planned 2019 shutdown

NYC commuters may be in for a surprise when they hear what city planners have in store for the planned 2019 L Train shutdown, if they haven’t been paying attention to recent news. Proposals for alternative modes of transport have ranged widely, for new

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“Bleeding” veggie burger to debut today at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi

“Bleeding” veggie burger to debut today at David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi

Related: National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival Serves Up Vegetarian Alternative Wings for First Time Ever

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Yesterday’s storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

Yesterday’s storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

NYC thunderstorm caused electricity prices to spike 1,000% on Monday

This summer has been a mega scorcher, with high heat, intense humidity, and a flurry of thunderstorms all working together to make NYC residents pretty miserable. And there’s one

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Bike Fetish Day brings wacky wheeled creations to the streets of Williamsburg

Bike Fetish Day brings wacky wheeled creations to the streets of Williamsburg

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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available at scheduled distributed events this summer coordinated by local and

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Brooklyn’s largest public housing development to run on self-sustaining microgrid

Brooklyn’s largest public housing development to run on self-sustaining microgrid

The Red Hook Houses District Energy System

“NYCHA believes that the distributed energy component of this project has the potential to be a self-sustaining enterprise, and the RFP provides an opportunity to raise dedicated funds for that,”

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Swale floating food forest to launch this weekend by giving away free food

Swale floating food forest to launch this weekend by giving away free food

Related: NYC’s first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

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Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Related: Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

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Snag a studio for as low as $548 a month through the housing lottery at this sustainable building in BK

Snag a studio for as low as $548 a month through the housing lottery at this sustainable building in BK

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NYC unveils plans for redesigned “accordion” subway cars and renovated stations

NYC unveils plans for redesigned “accordion” subway cars and renovated stations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced plans for redesigned subway cars and renovated stations as part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to improve the NYC transit system. The proposal calls for 1,025 new subway cars, 750 to

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Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Move over, Brooklyn. Staten Island is now home to a trendy new waterfront community that’s giving the Kingsborough a run for its money. Dubbed Urby, the 900-unit rental complex in Stapleton boasts a unique roster of amenities like a COFFEED, a bodega a

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The Hills: Massive new park with longest slide in NYC opens today on Governors Island

The Hills: Massive new park with longest slide in NYC opens today on Governors Island

Related: Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

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First known case of Zika transmission from woman to man reported in NYC

First known case of Zika transmission from woman to man reported in NYC

Related: Long Island welcomes bats that can eat 1,000 mosquitoes an hour to fight Zika

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Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

The custom-designed wall bed can be flipped up to create a small open space that the resident uses for yoga, and the blue-tiled, spa-like bath is separated from the bedroom by an ingenious, floor-to-ceiling short wall of shallow drawers.

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Take a ride on Neil Young’s ‘Earth Train’ this month

Take a ride on Neil Young’s ‘Earth Train’ this month

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

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Fuzz vs. buzz: Cops capture bee swarm just outside of Grand Central station

Fuzz vs. buzz: Cops capture bee swarm just outside of Grand Central station

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Disturbing ‘Trump Hair Hut’ spotted on the streets of Red Hook

Disturbing ‘Trump Hair Hut’ spotted on the streets of Red Hook

“I think we bought every hula skirt we could find on Amazon.com,” Noonan said. “A lot of people like to touch it because it’s so flowy.”

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG’s greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG’s greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be absolutely devastated in the event of severe flooding. Mayor Bill de OneNYC

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