New study finds that NYC dirt is filled with potentially life-saving bacteria

New study finds that NYC dirt is filled with potentially life-saving bacteria

A recent study by researchers at Rockefeller University has found the NYC's dirt is rich in bacteria that could be used to fight against disease. “By sequencing and…

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Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Last parcel of land needed for long-awaited Bushwick Inlet Park finally acquired by NYC

Related: Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase + Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Images via Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park…

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New initiative aims to convert NYC's worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

New initiative aims to convert NYC's worst playgrounds into vibrant green spaces

Related: Rapper 50 Cent’s community garden offers a green alternative to juvenile detention “New York Road Runners is thrilled to launch this partnership with The Trust for…

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Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

Mohonk Preserve commits to using 100% clean energy

While most people may equate New York City with skyscrapers and concrete, a lot of the state is actually nature-based. The Mohonk Preserve is a New York State gem. The nature preserve…

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Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

Construction begins on final stage of Brooklyn Bridge Park

“This park has become the front lawn of Brooklyn. And Pier 3 will add more space for kids to play and for families to enjoy this incredible place. We have made building Brooklyn…

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Take a fall tour of NYC's most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

Take a fall tour of NYC's most exciting landscape architecture landmarks

"New York City is at the forefront of reimagining the possibilities for the urban landscape," says OHNY executive director Gregory Wessner. "From parks like the High Line and Brooklyn…

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'Giant vacuum cleaner with miles-long hose' proposed to tackle garbage issues on the High Line

'Giant vacuum cleaner with miles-long hose' proposed to tackle garbage issues on the High Line

Related: Celebrate the High Line’s idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events “The collection station doesn’t smell, and it means that you don’t have the…

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Head to this hilly paradise on Governors Island before it closes for the year

Head to this hilly paradise on Governors Island before it closes for the year

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Celebrate the High Line's idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events

Celebrate the High Line's idyllic Chelsea Grasslands with a full month of special events

Related: Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza + Friends of the Highline High Line, friends of the high line, nyc highline, green space nyc,…

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One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of the largest trees in New York is a European Elm tree that grew in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a diameter measuring a whopping 89 inches. The tree, originally planted in…

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'Hidden forest' of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

'Hidden forest' of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

Later this year, artist Spencer Finch will bring a little piece of California’s redwood forests to downtown Brooklyn. In partnership with the Public Art Fund and Forest City Ratner…

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Control 1 WTC's LED lights at this epic free dance party with Bill Nye and Questlove

Control 1 WTC's LED lights at this epic free dance party with Bill Nye and Questlove

On Aug. 22, Brooklyn Bridge Park will become the site of an epic interactive party…

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG's greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be…

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6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of…

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NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

“Many of us still remember the weeks of cold and darkness after Sandy – including thousands of NYCHA residents. People across all five boroughs are still feeling the impact today.…

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Use this new interactive map to explore NYC's 10,000 acres of natural areas

Use this new interactive map to explore NYC's 10,000 acres of natural areas

Following an intensive study of NYC’s natural areas, a new interactive map features all 10,000 acres of forests, wetlands, and grasslands managed by the city’s Department of Parks…

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Former Brooklyn Navy Yard cemetery transformed into vibrant public space that pays tribute to veterans

Former Brooklyn Navy Yard cemetery transformed into vibrant public space that pays tribute to veterans

Related: + Marvel Architects + Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway, Naval Cementary, Brooklyn waterfront, brooklyn naval yard, Naval…

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Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Related: Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing + Central Park Conservatory + Hallett Nature Sanctuary Via NY…

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Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Related: + Heatherwick Studio Via DNAinfo Images via Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon Pier 55, army corps, pier 55 construction, Barry Diller,…

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Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

Local residents vote for 'Lake Mess Monster' to clean up Prospect Park's scummy lake

https://youtu.be/-TvwOq5vtRQ Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake + Prospect Park Alliance Via DNAinfo Images via…

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health…

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