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Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Mysterious North Brother Island is one step closer to being opened to the public

Council Member Mark Levine is a man on a mission. Seems as if the tenacious chair of the Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee just won’t rest until the world gets to visit the abandoned 20-acre island, North Brother Island. Now, Gothamist reports a

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American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

American Museum of Natural History unveils its “thrilling” expansion design

The new expansion will be located along Columbus Avenue on the museum’s rear grounds near West 79th Street. To minimize encroachment on the adjacent Theodore Roosevelt Park, the majority of the 218,000-square-foot Gilder Center will be carved out of a

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Minimalist Greenwich Village loft makes smart use of its 500 square feet

Minimalist Greenwich Village loft makes smart use of its 500 square feet

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Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

This weekend, bike enthusiasts can get a taste of the good life from some of the top restaurants in Queens. A foodie cycling tour under the route of the 7 train from Long Island City to Flushing will serve up samples from hot dining spots, food carts in

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XOCO 325 turns a chocolate factory into sweet luxury condominiums

XOCO 325 turns a chocolate factory into sweet luxury condominiums

XOCO 325 is located at 325 West Broadway in the heart of SoHo. The condos are being developed, designed, constructed and managed by DDG Partners, which has chosen a former chocolate factory for the location. XOCO, which is Catalan for chocolate, will 21

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$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

Thanks to a 10 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bronx River Alliance will now be able to build two bicycle and pedestrian bridges and develop a pathway along the river between Concrete Plant Park and Starlight bridges

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Now you can live in a dumpster for $1,200 a month

Now you can live in a dumpster for $1,200 a month

Do we smell a new living trend on our hands? Dumpster living might just be the big next thing in NYC real estate. Craigslist has a Dumpster Apartment for rent for a reasonable $1,200 a month or $200 a night.

Related:Tour Deke’s tiny house

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Tour Deke’s tiny dumpster house from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke’s tiny dumpster house from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke’s house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn’s, Deke’s place has a hand-crank mechanism that reveals a set of windows to bring daylight into the abode

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Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

Project Farmhouse to bring new sustainable culinary education center to the heart of Manhattan

designed by Interbrand and ShiftSpace

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Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

The SS United States may have a permanent home in Brooklyn, thanks to a developer who has stepped forward and offered to turn the ocean liner into a multi-use. The current owners were on the verge of selling the massive ship for scrap, as they could no

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The best in-season veggies to buy for Thanksgiving dinner at your local greenmarket

The best in-season veggies to buy for Thanksgiving dinner at your local greenmarket

Beets
Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but they can inspire a different breed of vegetable-hatred. With a few simple tips, you can transform these earthy bulbs into a delectable dish that even the surest beet-hater will love (we’re

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Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

If you appreciate the feel of quintessential Old New York, you’ll fall in love with this minimally-retrofitted 19th Century Manhattan loft. The 2,000 square foot Tribeca residence is a flawless blend of old and new. Designed by James Ramsay of RAAD New

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Take a video tour of NYC’s first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Take a video tour of NYC’s first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Curious about the teeny-tiny, but much-anticipated My Micro NY apartments that start at $950 a month? The New York-based nARCHITECTS , who designed the modular micro apartments, have released a new video offering a sneak peak inside the 250 to 370 feet

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Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Ray Villafane’s zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012.

Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are over? Bring them to the Pumpkin Smash! Hosted by the NYC Compost Project,

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You’re being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

You’re being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

New York-based performance artist and social choreographer, Ernesto Pujol has organized a social performance piece called 9-5.

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“There’s a choreographic beauty in the daily flow of commuters moving purposefully to their with

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DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

Originally published in October 2012

Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock

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Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Although the shared economy sector is nothing new, a new community sharing twist has just hit the NYC rental market. Thanks to a company called Common Living,

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Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature recycled skateboard tiles, adorning Macy’s Young Men’s shop. The of

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Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

When New Yorker Jeffrey Tanenhaus set out on his trusty Citi Bike for an adventurous cross-country bike tour, his mission was to “inspire you to make some changes in your own life to gain a little more happiness or see the city in a new way.” as he set

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Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and – oh yeah – a 5 bedroom townhome

Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and – oh yeah – a 5 bedroom townhome

 

Brooks-Church’s home was renovated over several years using 99 percent reclaimed materials. The result is a funky eco-friendly dwelling, which was previously featured on Curbed and has become a showcase for his green contracting and Eco

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Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Developers of the massive Essex Crossing project slated for the Lower East Side have just revealed designs for a two-level market for Broome Street. Designed by SHoP Architects, the market will connect three of Essex Crossing’s sites along Broome The

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dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an important purpose: absorbing stormwater and helping plants filter it into to

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NJ Transit approves proposed Hudson River tunnel environmental study

NJ Transit approves proposed Hudson River tunnel environmental study

Last week, New Jersey Transit’s board decided to move forward with an environmental study to look into the feasibility of a new train tunnel under the Hudson River. The review, which could take up to three years to complete, is an essential part of a

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Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

The magical underground green wonderland concept, the Low Line Park, is becoming a reality. Located just two blocks from the proposed future site, the Lowline Lab is a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibition that tests and showcases how to a

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Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Little green mean, the Moss People, have invaded the Upper East Side this month! Created by artist Kim Simonsson, the nearly-living sculptures have taken residence at Jason Jacques Gallery on East 73rd Street until the end of the month. The earthy of to

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Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

The heated tree house retreat is perfect for reclaiming your relaxation at any time of the year. Clad in wood from the private 6 acres of forested area, the stilted abode lets you sleep amongst the tree boughs, protected by the forest canopy. A spiral a

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Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA’s “Train of Many Colors” this weekend

Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA’s “Train of Many Colors” this weekend

MTA New York City Transit’s “Train of Many Colors” will be rolling out to Mets-Willets Point this weekend carrying hundreds of fans on their way to root the Mets to victory over the Chicago Cubs. The strictly old-school, 11-car Flushing Line is

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East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

Located at Washington Houses, the 143,000-square-foot multifamily development comprises 88 affordable housing units, a 54,000-square-foot home for the DREAM Charter School, and 6,000-square-feet of office space for the non-profit Harlem RBI. The East a

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JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue Airways is opening its own farm, just outside Terminal 5.
The 24,000-square-foot farm will feature 3,000 crates of blue potato plants as well as 2,000 herbs and a variety of produce like arugula, beets, mint and basil.

Created with support a

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Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Right now, Pier 26 in Tribeca doesn’t look like much. Literally. The blank canvas of concrete on the Hudson River between North Moore and Hubert streets has been torturing locals for years, as plans to construct a marine education center have stalled

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Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

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“Every New Yorker deserves access to clean, safe green spaces, no matter what neighborhood they live in. By doubling our investment in historically underserved neighborhood parks, we are significantly improving the quality of life of and 3

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Would you walk this 5,000-foot-long bridge from New Jersey to New York?

Would you walk this 5,000-foot-long bridge from New Jersey to New York?

Shane partnered with NJ-based architect Jeff Jordan to create a design that would serve pedestrians and cyclists alike, offering a car-free route over the Hudson River, from Jersey City to Battery Park City. The concept for the multi-level bridge from a

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You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

The long-awaited Lowline Lab will soon be open to the public! As a precursor to the Lowline park, which promises to be the first underground park in NYC, if not the world, the Lab will open its doors on Saturday, October 17 at noon. Visitors will step a

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Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Just when you think NYC couldn’t possibly fit yet another luxury condo in its parameters, bam! The former Brillo factory located in DUMBO will be turned into 15 swanky condo units. The project is a collaboration between New York-based architecture Gil

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SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

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What inspired you to start when I

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High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

A proposed park for the Bronx could take over a run-down area along a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks soon, if the mayor okays the plan. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr is backing the proposal, calling for Mayor de Blasio to grant his to an a

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‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

If you’re walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation, “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cool Plant”. As part of an initiative

Created by Chicago environmentalist Wendy Abrams

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Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

A public forum tonight, October 6, will be the last chance for residents to weigh in on the city’s ambitious plan to create a flood barrier along the East River. The meeting will be held at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt St., starting at 6 PM local

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Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture has built a

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For the upcoming Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot, Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture will design and construct a sukkah

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Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain plans to open a major food market at Pier 57, which developers hope will draw in some 20,000 visitors a day once it opens. At 155,000 square feet, Bourdain Market will be the largest in the city, dwarfing other major food vendors by The

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