Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Related: “These locations have undergone a rigorous design and acceptance process by City agencies to ensure they comply with City requirements for pedestrian access and safety and…

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Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC's environment

Green Girls program teaches city kids how to study NYC's environment

Related: New GreenTECH Program Empowers NYC Students to Green Their Schools and Communities “The ‘Green Girls’ worked to understand water pollution in their community. Students…

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Mayor de Blasio breaks ground on phase II of Hunter's Point South affordable housing project and 11-acre waterfront park

Mayor de Blasio breaks ground on phase II of Hunter's Point South affordable housing project and 11-acre waterfront park

Related: Massive Hunter’s Point South Affordable Housing Project Breaks Ground in Long Island City “We’re building a new neighborhood from the ground-up, from its streets to…

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Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

Hop on your bike and take a foodie tour of Queens this weekend

This weekend, bike enthusiasts can get a taste of the good life from some of the top restaurants in Queens. A foodie cycling tour under the route of the 7 train from Long Island City to…

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Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA's

Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA's "Train of Many Colors" this weekend

MTA New York City Transit’s “Train of Many Colors” will be rolling out to Mets-Willets Point this weekend carrying hundreds of fans on their way to root the Mets to victory over…

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

+ High Line Park, Long Island City, the Queensway, Rego Park, Ozone Park, MTA, urban green space, city parks, green space nyc, parks long island, abandoned railroad tracks, nyc…

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Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg's Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy…

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Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens officials announced last week the groundbreaking of an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in Far Rockaway. The Beach Channel Senior…

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Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming…

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Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

Eero Saarinen's iconic JFK terminal to be reborn as swanky airport hotel and convention center

MCR Development will revamp JFK's Eero Saarinen-designed TWA Flight Center into a lavish hotel and convention center, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday at a luncheon in…

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See what LaGuardia Airport's massive $4 billion makeover will look like

See what LaGuardia Airport's massive $4 billion makeover will look like

The majority of the cost, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the airport in northern Queens, will go toward tearing down the existing Central…

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139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

139 new Citi Bike stations to be rolled out in NYC this August

Summer cruising is about to get even sweeter, with Citi Bike’s new expansion planned for August. The popular bike share will hit even more neighborhoods, bringing new bike stations to…

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Gensler's new ARK at JFK will be world's first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Gensler's new ARK at JFK will be world's first luxury terminal for jet-setting animals

Airline passengers may commonly complain about being treated like cattle, but from next year the 70,000 animals, including horses, pets, birds, penguins and livestock—including…

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NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s…

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Could cloning bring back Astoria's beloved 100-year-old tree?

Could cloning bring back Astoria's beloved 100-year-old tree?

Residents of 34th Street in Astoria have a tangible empty space where a beloved 100-year-old tree used to be. The Parks Department cut down the massive American Elm in March after it…

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Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

2015 YAP competition, Andrés Jaque, BAC Engineering and Consultancy, clean water, COSMO, COSMO MoMA PS1, eco art, MoMA 2015 Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1, Office for Political…

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Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1's courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque's giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year's 2015…

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New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

Hallet’s Cove in Astoria will be home to a new ferry terminal, the New York City Economic Development Corp. announced June 4. The terminal is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s larger…

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Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

Agnes Denes, art installation nyc, flower art, flower pyramid, flower sculpture, living art, Living Pyramid, park art, Public Art, pyramid of flowers, queens waterfront, Socrates…

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Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

TEXT “Today is a great day for the Rockaways and for our city. The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity – and the new boardwalk will be a…

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See IK Studio's curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

See IK Studio's curvaceous Torqueing Spheres at Socrates Sculpture Park this May

The Architectural League of New York has chosen IK Studio’s Torqueing Spheres as the winner of their 2015 Folly Design Competition. Each year, the league invites emerging architects…

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Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens's Socrates Sculpture Park is going to be blooming with one very large flower tower this summer and you can join in on the fun! Artist Agnes Denes will be installing her…

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Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center's new "Yoga in the Elements" classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit's…

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Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

The Paper Factory Hotel features 122 guest rooms ranging from affordable shared bunks to luxurious private suites, each designed to give a nod to the building's past life. Located in…

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