Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Is the Central Park Loop About to Become Car-Free?

Could a car-free Central Park Loop be in New York City's future? Manhattan City Council members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine recently introduced a bill that would test the idea by…

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Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

It looks like Brooklyn's favorite bouncy bridge has just been bounced out of commission. Although the zigzagging Squibb Park Bridge was intentionally designed to spring up and down…

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Rat-Infested Seward Park Could Improve with Help from New Neighborhood Conservancy

Rat-Infested Seward Park Could Improve with Help from New Neighborhood Conservancy

Lower East Side residents are fed up with the unkempt conditions at Seward Park and they're ready to do something about the problem. In its current condition, the century-old…

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

Pet parents are being warned to avoid the murky waters of Prospect Park Lake. Last week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation tested and confirmed the widespread…

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Prefab Casita Adds Fun and Functionality to the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx

Prefab Casita Adds Fun and Functionality to the Willis Avenue Community Garden in the Bronx

Just in time for the crisp fall weather, Bronx residents are celebrating the opening of a newly revamped green space in Mott Haven. The Willis Avenue Community Garden officially…

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New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park 'Oasis' with Waterfall in Midtown

New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park 'Oasis' with Waterfall in Midtown

As part of the ongoing East Side Access project, the MTA has opened a new public space in Midtown called the 50th Street Commons. Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital…

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your…

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for…

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there's no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it's waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the…

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC's annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists…

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York's High Line has helped liven up Manhattan's West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports…

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Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline's Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline's Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

The LowLine could be the world's first underground park--if it gets the funding to happen. Promoted as New York City’s next revolutionary green space, the design concept flips the…

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MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T's Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T's Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

"The beaches are the place to be when the weather gets warm and AT&T is excited to be able to offer even more solar mobile charging stations to beach-goers throughout the summer," said…

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Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

BBQing is a favorite summer activity for many New Yorkers, but a small group of Brooklyn residents is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban the practice in Prospect Park. Park Slope…

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Urban Beach, Mini-Golf Course and Beer Garden Pop Up in the Financial District

Urban Beach, Mini-Golf Course and Beer Garden Pop Up in the Financial District

New York’s Financial District is changing its buttoned-up image this summer with a pop-up urban beach and other fun activities to enjoy. The Downtown Alliance recently opened their…

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Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

The Rockaways is still in the process of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy but the area’s resiliency against the next superstorm is still in question. While multiple architects have…

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City Beach NYC Wants to Bring a Fake Floating Beach to Manhattan by 2016

City Beach NYC Wants to Bring a Fake Floating Beach to Manhattan by 2016

Beach-loving New Yorkers typically have to travel outside of Manhattan to get their fix of sparking white sand, but all of that could change if City Beach NYC gets its way. Created by…

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New Amsterdam School's Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

New Amsterdam School's Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in…

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Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Nathan Sawaya's Repurposed LEGO 'Hugman' Sculptures Spread the Love in New York's Clement Clarke Moore Park

Here at Inhabitat we love anything LEGO, so it's no surprise that we're pretty fond of world-reknowned LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. Just in time for Earth Day, Sawaya impressed us…

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MIT's "New Meadowlands" Marshland Plan Could Protect New York from the Next Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday we took an early peek at the top ten designs from the Rebuild By Design competition, a contest to find ideas that protect the tri-state area from future superstorms. One of…

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A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

Things are sliding (literally) into place at the new Governors Island Park. Construction workers are working on erecting a 38-foot-tall hill that will eventually be covered with slides.…

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New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded…

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Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay Unveils Preliminary Designs for a High Line-Style Elevated Park and Bike Path

Friends of the QueensWay and the Trust for Public Land have released new renderings illustrating their plan to turn a stretch of train tracks in Queens into a High Line-style public…

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Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

“It’s very exciting to know that we will be able to be located right on the Bronx River, right along the heart of the Bronx River Greenway,” Linda Cox, the group’s executive…

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Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

The new Green Loop facilities would be built on top of artificial islands connected to the boroughs via jetties. The concept hub stations would have street level compost centers with…

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