Live Local Redux in LIC!

Live Local Redux in LIC!

Join the East River Development Alliance for LIVE LOCAL REDUX, a fundraising event that will gather local artists, musicians, and the community to celebrate the vibrant culture of Western Queens. LIVE LOCAL REDUX (LLII) will offer guests an opportunity to

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Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

DUMBO’s Two Trees Management Company has a new vision for the iconic Domino Sugar Refinery on Williamsburg’s waterfront. The company bought the property in 2012 with plans to renovate, but has just released an alternative plan designed by SHoP Architects that

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Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Last fall, New York state announced it would fund the transformation of the Lower East Side’s Pier 42 into a glorious new waterfront park. Although residents are excited about the park, they also wanted to be able to enjoy the area even sooner, so the Hester

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New Arbor House Apartment Boasts a Massive Rooftop Farm and Affordable Rent in the Bronx

New Arbor House Apartment Boasts a Massive Rooftop Farm and Affordable Rent in the Bronx

The 120,000 square foot building, designed by New York-based ABS Architecture and developed by Blue Sea Development, was constructed using local and recycled materials and features a living green wall, air-filtration systems, outdoor exercise areas and artwork

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Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting Seminar for Community Gardeners and Homeowners

Green Infrastructure/Rainwater Harvesting Seminar for Community Gardeners and Homeowners

Come to Queens Botanical Garden and join Lenny Librizzi from GrowNYC for this two-hour workshop covering stormwater management best practices for community gardeners and homeowners. Learn how to conserve water and help prevent pollution from stormwater by

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Get Your Free Tree at the New York Restoration Project’s Upcoming Tree Giveaways

Get Your Free Tree at the New York Restoration Project’s Upcoming Tree Giveaways

Beginning on March 9th, the New York Restoration Project – a nonprofit organization founded by actress and environmentalist Bette Midler – will kick off their annual spring tree giveaways. Thanks to a sponsorship by Toyota, 4,500 trees will be free for the

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We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the new “We Are Made in NY” campaign to help local tech startups thrive in the city. The plan will bring resources to the fingertips of entrepreneurs and startup companies, helping to foster the local economy. The multi-platform

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Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Urban Librarians Unite has been coming to the rescue of book-loving residents in many of NYC’s Hurricane Sandy-hit neighborhoods. The literary Samaritans have begun installing miniature libraries outside of flooded New York Public Library branches, making

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Brooklyn’s El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Brooklyn’s El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Residents in East New York, Brooklyn have a new place to shop for their eggs without having to step foot inside of a grocery store or bodega. Instead, members of the recently unveiled El Jardin del Pueblo – a community garden project spearheaded by GrowNYC

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund’s Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund’s Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the ordinary for the Public Art Fund, but everyone benefits with this sale. Design

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10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

Image ©TheClookie

The snow from last weekend’s winter storm Nemo has mostly melted, but one resilient snowman in Washington Heights simply refuses to melt! The ten-foot-tall Frosty has kept its shape, eyes, arms and hat, even after Monday’s warmer

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596 Acres Launches “I’m So Lucky You Found Me” Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

596 Acres Launches “I’m So Lucky You Found Me” Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

Eizirik, an illustrator from Brazil, spent a month sketching and interacting with Brooklyn’s vacant public land and residents, creating a series of drawings and collages that trace the debates and challenges surrounding public space in the city. Clips of

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Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

The 2,400 square foot duplex is one of eight loft-style residences in the luxury Flowerbox Building, and, as you might imagine, was already quite nice to begin with before being renovated. However, the architects at pulltab design really took the space to

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NYC Approves BIG Architects’ Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

NYC Approves BIG Architects’ Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

BIG’s unusual sloped structure aims to combine two types of architecture – European low-rise apartment blocks and typical Manhattan towers. The 38-story building, currently known as W57, will link the rest of the street to the Hudson River, creating mini-neighborhoods

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Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Adjaye Associates’ 13-story Sugar Hill housing complex is currently under construction in Harlem and, when complete, will bring 124 affordable housing units, a children’s museum, and an early education center to the neighborhood. Powered by funds from city,

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright. Both a synagogue and a community center, the space will be a warm place

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Sustainable. Stylish. Social. Networking Event

Sustainable. Stylish. Social. Networking Event

This discussion and networking event will provide insight as to how green fashion and beauty entrepreneurs and startups can market their businesses using social media strategies to establish an authentic online voice that connect with eco-conscious consumers.

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Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach’s Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach’s Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Image ©Kevin Krejci

Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the beach. The dried out pines were scattered along the shoreline as stand-ins

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Organic Beekeeping Workshop

Organic Beekeeping Workshop

If you’ve always wanted to learn about beekeeping, here’s your chance to get started with a hands-on, two-day workshop. Chris Harp and Grai Rice from HoneybeeLives will teach you all about the basics and how to understand the instincts and community of bees.

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Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

As part of the redevelopment of the Bronx River Greenway, SLO Architecture has proposed the transformation of a disused train station into an innovative two-part project for the Bronx River. Called the Bronx River Right-of-Way, the project would give new

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Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

The competition was part of a larger initiative to create more available units for one- and two-person households — some as small as 250 square feet, the largest at 370 square feet. The winning project, dubbed “My Micro NY”, focuses on quality and

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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants NYC Schools to Swap Textbooks for Tablets

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants NYC Schools to Swap Textbooks for Tablets

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an undeclared candidate in the 2013 mayoral race, recently shared her proposal to swap textbooks for tablets in NYC public schools. Quinn reasons that the $100 million that normally goes towards buying new and updated

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DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC is launching the 2013 Healthy Communities Project, bringing together nonprofit organizations and designers to promote healthier living in urban spaces. Eight teams were selected for this year’s program to help improve the lives of New Yorkers by

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City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east of Bedford Avenue, the plaza would create a triangular park with chairs,

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FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

New York City flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday reveal that more areas further inland are expected to flood in the future. FEMA updated preliminary maps that reference areas that were hit hard during Hurricane Sandy

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