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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Proposed floating island with pyramids connects the High Line to the Hudson River

Proposed floating island with pyramids connects the High Line to the Hudson River

Set on high-capacity caissons anchored into bedrock, the Hub on the Hudson opens the High Line and neighboring developments up to the river. A steel and concrete bridge would extend the…

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Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Play:groundNYC has already raised over $16,000 in crowdfunding pledges toward a $25,000 goal to fund its "adventure playground” on Governors Island in Manhattan. The unique play area…

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Submit your idea to redesign the iconic New York State Pavilion in Queens

Submit your idea to redesign the iconic New York State Pavilion in Queens

The challenge is deceptively simple: how do you take something old and make it new again? The New York State Pavilion has been closed and off limits to the public for years, although it…

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Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Bushwick Inlet Park one step closer to fruition with new city land purchase

Related: Kayaking protesters take to the East River to demand promised park + Friends of Bushwick Inlet Park Via Brownstoner Bushwick Inlet Park, friends of bushwick…

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Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Design for last High Line portion includes an Italian-style piazza

Related: NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians Via DNA Info High Line's Last Stretch Includes Plan for Large Piazza

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Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio's latest bill collapses in City Council

Horse carriage saga continues as de Blasio's latest bill collapses in City Council

Related: New bill could improve conditions for Central Park carriage horses Via NY Times Images via Shutterstock (1, 2) central park, horse-drawn carriage, horse-drawn…

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Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Governors Island to be open year-round with new 'Innovation Cluster' technology incubator

Related: New Governors Island park boasting city’s longest slide set to open in May + Governors Island Park The Hills on Governors Island, Governors island park, nyc…

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New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

Related: + The Hills + West 8 Architects Via Next City The Hills on Governors Island, Governor's island park, nyc parks, nyc green space, new parks nyc, Slide Hill,…

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Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Related: Snag a Piece of NYC History at the Landmark Preservation Commission’s Architectural Salvage Auction Via The New Yorker New York City Grid, John Randel, Jr.,…

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Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor compromises on Central Park horse carriage deal in the face of intense criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance on horses in Central Park has shifted quite a bit since his campaign days two years ago. Back then, he took up the cause to ban the park’s historic…

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