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Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming development of both boroughs in mind, an advisory committee for the city is

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A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

The massive overhaul of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will welcome the public with something every loves- food. The BNY Development Corp. has chosen Marvel Architects to design a massive 60,000 square- foot food court. The giant space will serve not only as a

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Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

Cat Camp opens today in NYC (adorable video)

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From the people who brought you the first ever Cat Café, Purina ONE is at it again with the first-ever Cat Camp. right,

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Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected  on the side

Look up at the Empire State Building tomorrow to see giant endangered animals projected on the side

If you’re in New York City tomorrow night, don’t forget to look up. The facade of the iconic Empire State Building is set to double as a giant canvas from 9pm to midnight. 33 floors of the landmark will be lit up with a slideshow of endangered animal photos

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Eero Saarinen’s iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

Eero Saarinen’s iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

MCR Development will revamp JFK’s Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center into a lavish hotel and convention center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday at a luncheon in Manhattan. The project will include a 505-room hotel, a museum to the Jet of

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See what LaGuardia Airport’s massive $4 billion makeover will look like

See what LaGuardia Airport’s massive $4 billion makeover will look like

The majority of the cost, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport in northern Queens, will go toward tearing down the existing Central Terminal Building and replacing it with a new structure with a grand entry

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to the boroughs. With new and improved software and hardware, Citi 139

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Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Outdoor pop-up libraries bring literary love to little ones in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Via DNA Info

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+ Harvest Home

Images via Uni Project

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Urban water sliding sounds a bit like an extreme sport made up for a sitcom script, but it’s real, and it’s coming back to Manhattan. Next month, Slide the City will set up a 270-foot-long waterslide at Foley Square as part of the annual Summer over

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Sneak a peek at IKEA’s food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

Sneak a peek at IKEA’s food-centric 2016 catalog and newly unveiled products

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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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WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes, Erica Dumas, a spokeswoman for the authority, said. That is how long a

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New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

This month, the long-awaited new eco-friendly 1 Hotels Central Park is slated to open. After numerous delays, the flagship hotel for the brand, an offshoot of Starwood, plans to open its doors at the end of this month, inviting visitors to finally their

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Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

Have your wedding or event at this opulent ballroom where all proceeds go towards helping the homeless

The Prince George Ballroom is the premier event destination in Manhattan’s Flatiron district, where history meets elegance. Built in 1904 as one of NYC’s premier hotels, the Prince George fell into disrepair in the late 90s, but was meticulously to

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Citi Bike to expand through upper Manhattan with 39 new docking stations

Citi Bike to expand through upper Manhattan with 39 new docking stations

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Gensler’s new ARK at JFK will be world’s first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Gensler’s new ARK at JFK will be world’s first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Airline passengers may commonly complain about being treated like cattle, but from next year the 70,000 animals, including horses, pets, birds, penguins and livestock—including cows—that pass through New York’s Kennedy Airport each year will soon in

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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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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

21 Avenue C

820 square foot intensive green roof
The garden was initially conceived in early 2012 and construction was completed in December
2014. Now in its first growing season, the garden is producing swiss chard, broccoli, white of

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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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What’s up with this mysterious camper trailer perched on top of a Red Hook warehouse?

What’s up with this mysterious camper trailer perched on top of a Red Hook warehouse?

Via NY Curbed

Images via Brooklyn paper

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Run over to the New York Public Library’s serene outdoor reading room before it closes today

Run over to the New York Public Library’s serene outdoor reading room before it closes today

The New York Public Library is opening “The Outdoor Reading Room 2015: Read Everywhere!” on the plaza of its landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, giving the public an opportunity to sit, read, and relax in a oasis

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Have you noticed NYC’s new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

Have you noticed NYC’s new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

From smelly nuisance to public hotspot? Sure, why not? Massachusetts-based company Big Belly has found a way to make NYC Garbage pull double duty as public Wifi Spots.

Cities wanted to offer public wifi face quite a few logistical problems. it

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Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

 

 

If you were in Central Park yesterday, no, you weren’t seeing double. You were seeing Twinning. A special Tandem Bike Parade with Twins.

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Photos via Bart Stadnicki/VH1

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41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

DDG’s 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22 Finalists.

Sustainability Features:

Irrigated Exterior Planter System

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by harnessing the power of bluetooth beacons, which are already around a

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NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

In the neverending quest to make NYC safer for pedrestrians and drivers, city officials have asked Google to map routes that reduce the number of left turns on its maps.

Lefty….Council members Brad Lander, deputy leader of policy for the and

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Our administration has made an unprecedented commitment to our the

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El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

Nestled in the village of Kinderhook about two and a half hours north of the city, gallerist Jack Shainman’s The School is attracting day trippers from New York and locals alike every weekend. The ambitious adaptive reuse project transformed a disused

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IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA’s terraced condos to NYC’s steampunk sect

IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA’s terraced condos to NYC’s steampunk sect

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ODA’s “Room” lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

ODA’s “Room” lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

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ODA The Room

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Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

More businesses are understanding that excellent design and sustainable decisions go hand-in-hand. The Midtown East Eatery, Treehaus, exemplifies that award-winning design can improve human, ecological, and business health. Designers from UnSpace in the

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new pilot program. The agency recently announced a request for proposals of

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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs ensures that this remarkable natural wonder will

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NY Hall of Science’s breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science’s breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s breathtaking.”

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Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags.

“I try to help children understand that not only is sewing a fun thing you can do, but you can also turn it into

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

+ Booze Books Kickstarter

“Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight.” Kevin Potere, Founder

Bender Bound Booze Books, Brooklyn, art, flask

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LEED Gold Riverhouse’s double glass curtain-wall provides drama as well as energy savings

LEED Gold Riverhouse’s double glass curtain-wall provides drama as well as energy savings

+ Ennead Architects

Images by Jeff Goldberg

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New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms
All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people
Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet
Food wholesalers with

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints. It frees one from the anxiety of planning a trip around where 220v ,

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60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

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