9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

Archtober is here!

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Oktoberfest Revelry on the River

Oktoberfest Revelry on the River

For more than a decade, Solar One has been leading New Yorkers toward a more sustainable future, through our community solar initiatives, innovative programs in public and private schools, our outreach partnership with NYSERDA, our workforce training we

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

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High Line Park, Long Island City, the Queensway, Rego Park, Ozone Park, MTA, urban green space, city parks, green space nyc, parks long island, abandoned railroad tracks, nyc parks, adaptive reuse concepts, urban farming,

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AFHny’s Day of Impact

AFHny’s Day of Impact

This Archtober, join over one hundred architects and design professionals in making an impact in their local communities through AFHny’s annual city-wide service day. Volunteers will work alongside some of the region’s leading community­-focused to

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AFHny’s Night of Impact

AFHny’s Night of Impact

AFHny invites you to a kick-off party on the evening before the second annual Day of Impact, Archtober’s premier volunteer event. Night of Impact will bring together this year’s volunteers, Day of Impact’s partner organizations, and New York pro in

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Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Who would have thought that a little bit of yarn art could unravel into Brooklyn’s hottest debate? It seems that some lingering strings of resentment have been found in the hipster-sodden Bushwick due to one street artist’s mural. Brooklyn artist London

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Designing Climate Action Open Forum

Designing Climate Action Open Forum

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Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a task force to investigate the possibility of axing the pedestrian plazas in Times Square as a way to deal with the problem of annoying street performers, panhandlers, costumed characters, and painted topless

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Slice Out Hunger $1 Pizza Charity Event

Slice Out Hunger $1 Pizza Charity Event

Once a year, NYC’s top pizzerias unite under one roof to raise money for New Yorkers in need at Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Slice Night. This annual charity event sells $1 pizza slices from famous pizzerias such as Difara, Lombardi’s, Keste, John’s Pizzeria,

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New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall’s 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall’s 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

Texas may be the land where everything is known for being larger than life, but New York knows a thing or two about going big, also. To prove it, updated plans have been revealed for the rooftop park to be built atop Pier 57 and they are nothing short a

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First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

New York’s first new subway addition in 26 years is now officially open for business. The MTA

The $2.42 billion, 1.5-mile extension of the 7 Line to 34 St-11 Av was funded by the City ofNew York. City funding included $2.1 billion for the in 7

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New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

Green rooftops are a lot more than a trendy design element; they can be a great environmental benefit, create jobs, and help beautify the city in ways no other architectural element can. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced a project that will I

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Apply to live in Manhattan’s first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

Apply to live in Manhattan’s first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

Looks like former Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy is still going strong within the NYC rental market. His micro-apartment pet project has finally come to fruition. Designed by Brooklyn-based nARCHITECTS, My Micro NY will be the first multi-unit modular in and

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The Barbarian Group’s crazy 4,400-sq-ft desk puts your work surface to shame

The Barbarian Group’s crazy 4,400-sq-ft desk puts your work surface to shame

What does your desk look like? As technology continues to improve, our table manners are shifting and our work stations are transforming. Desks, as we have traditionally known, are evolving from a paper-based storage unit to a digital-realm-based area.

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Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens officials announced last week the groundbreaking of an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in Far Rockaway. The Beach Channel Senior Apartments are slated for completion in 2017, when the seven-story use

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Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Apparently, street performers in Times Square have become such a nuisance that the city is considering doing away with the pedestrian plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that he would consider removing the plazas, which were installed six ago,

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New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy hopes a new solar-powered composting center will soon flank its shores. Locals could bring household food scraps and organic waste to the facility, which would then be transformed into compost for area gardens. In a with of

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America’s need for new farmers to supply the growing demand for locally and a

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Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park

Fed up Greenpoint and Williamsburg protestors took to land and water on Sunday to demand the city make good on their promise to build a waterfront park in the area. Along with 100 land-locked protestors, approximately 40 protesters on canoes and kayaks

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Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Citi Bike to expand across the Hudson into Jersey City

Jersey City is the newest hub in the Citi Bike bike-sharing program. When the program launches next month, it will add 350 bikes at 35 stations to the existing network of bikes in New York. As promised in the announcement earlier this year, the Jersey 1

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Fundamentals of Composting Workshop

Fundamentals of Composting Workshop

Pleasant Village Community Garden will host a composting workshop the morning of Saturday, August 1. Learn how to make your food scraps into a rich substance to feed your garden and household plants. A third of our food scrap waste goes into scraps can

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200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

200-sq-ft mini mobile studios let artists and entrepreneurs escape out-of-control NYC rents

ArtBuilt Mobile Studios are small mobile workspaces that let artists, social-service providers and micro-businesses work in new ways and in new places.

These small, movable structures can be built for very little money. They give artists, small and a

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents.

Related: New Study Finds NYC Could be Powered by 100 Percent Renewable Energy by

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WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

WISE briefing with Nilda Mesa

The Building Energy Exchange will host Women in Sustainability and Energy on the evening of July 28 for a talk by past and future WISE successes with Nilda Mesa, Director of NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability. The evening will kickoff with a of the

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NYRP’s Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP’s Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP has just unveiled the Haven Project, a green-focused project set to improve health conditions in the South Bronx. The project is designed to improve Quality of Life and Deliver Measurable Health Benefits to Neighborhoods Suffering from High Rates a

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