Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

Marine 9 is a Modern Fire House with a Matching Red Fireboat on the Staten Island Waterfront

The fire house’s red and white stacked volumes are shifted to take full advantage of the natural sunlight, and lined with a wall of glazed floor to ceiling windows which block solar gain while giving the firemen full view of their fire boat docked outside.

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Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

Beautiful Sloping Green-Roofed Apartments Coming to South Street Seaport

A batch of South Street Seaport’s iconic red brick buildings could soon be blanketed in green. Pilot Real Estate Group hopes to transform a row of vacant buildings near the historic waterfront area into a complex of green-roofed rental buildings designed by

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Designs for Columbia University Medical Center’s new 14-story, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building were unveiled this past week. The modern, glass tower, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler as executive

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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for summertime fun.  McCarren Pool had not been used for its original purpose

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Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Big news from the Cooper-Hewitt today – the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum announced that it has selected New York City-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the designers of the gallery and visitor experience for the reopening of its revamped museum campus

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

If you’re not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened up again in 2005 as a repurposed concert venue. The unonventional spot

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in the 29-unit building, which offers a mix of affordable and market-rate

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Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

The original five-story factory was extended to eight for the renovation, with a glass-encased cube that mimics the design of the original factory windows. The addition, which caps off the original factory, give the hotel’s interior a unique lightness, flooding

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it’s developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275 (mostly non-military) businesses employing over 6000 people, but the demand

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Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Traveling apiculturist Zainal Khan is overseeing the hive for now and is training Chef Andrew Rubin to maintain it on a daily basis. The hive is expected to produce almost 30 pounds of honey this year, with the first harvest set for July. InterContinental

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City’s current highest building, the Empire State Building, which soars to 1,250 feet. The original Twin Towers

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PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno’s Geodesic ‘Cloud City’ Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno’s Geodesic ‘Cloud City’ Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

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Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Although Morphosis has yet to unveil their design, there is speculation that there will be similarities to their gorgeous Cooper Union campus building in lower Manhattan. The new Cornell campus building will be the first of three academic buildings planned

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be constructed with ease. Citywide zoning regulations, called Zone Green,

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Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street launched its green renovation last year, working with the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) to create a plan that would allow the Settlement to upgrade its aging buildings, built in 1827, on a budget. The goal is to create a model, complete with a

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Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

The ongoing City Point project is transforming the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The first phase, a four story retail complex is already complete, and now the second phase – two residential towers – is in the works. Designed by Cook+Fox with

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Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

Statue of Liberty to Re-Open in Late 2012 With Artist Residency Program

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On the heels of a $27 million dollar makeover, the Statue of Liberty plans to re-open in style. In a collaboration with the National Park Service and New Jersey City University, Lady Liberty is offering a unique chance for a few artists to

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OHNY openstudios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

OHNY openstudios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Go behind the scenes in the studios of dozens of New York City artists, architects, and designers with openhousenewyork’s third openstudios. This installation of the series takes places at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, inviting the public into one of the busiest

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Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map, the open source system that maps everything eco, is one of our go-to resources for discovering sustainable businesses, local initiatives, and green-living resources. Now the organization has just launched a new map that’s tracking everything energy-related

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The Green Festival Lands in New York City for Earth Day

The Green Festival Lands in New York City for Earth Day

The Green Festival hits the Big Apple for the first time this weekend, April 21-22 at the new LEED-certified North Wing of the Jacob Javits Center. The eco-conscious event is perfectly timed for Earth Day festivities and will feature talks from 125 authors,

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Axis Mundi Re-Imagines A Concrete Lace Network for the Whitney Downtown Museum

Axis Mundi Re-Imagines A Concrete Lace Network for the Whitney Downtown Museum

Axis Mundi apparently didn’t like Renzo Piano’s design for the Whitney Downtown museum and decided to come up with their own. The design takes inspiration from the original Whitney and the geometric window cuts are replayed but in a much larger version. To

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One World Trade Center Tower Reaches 100 Stories

One World Trade Center Tower Reaches 100 Stories

One World Trade Center, whose completion has been consistently delayed, has finally reached 100 stories high. The green skyscraper rises on the 16 acre site that once held the Twin Towers. When completed, 1 WTC will be New York’s tallest building. Currently,

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Three More Residential Towers Will Hug the High Line Park

Three More Residential Towers Will Hug the High Line Park

Initially, a plan for a mixed use hotel, residential and retail area designed by Lee Harris Pomeroy Architects was proposed for the site in 2009. The new Avinash K. Malhotra plan nixes the hotel, and brings a 14 story, 128 unit residence, a 25 story tower

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Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Landmarks & Buildings From Tens of Thousands of LEGOs

Artist Sean Kenney Crafts NYC Landmarks & Buildings From Tens of Thousands of LEGOs

Sean Kenney is something of a LEGO star, having been featured in the New York Times, BBC News, Good Morning America, and more. He’s created public commissioned works for big names like Google, the Empire State Building, the Philadelphia Zoo, and Nintendo,

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Sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk to be Replaced With Concrete and Plastic

Sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk to be Replaced With Concrete and Plastic

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To the horror of many, some of the wood in the famous Coney Island Boardwalk will soon be replaced by a mix of plastic and concrete. The Public Design Commission has approved a plan to remove the boards from Brighton

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