NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces $90M Tax Reduction for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Homes and Businesses

Mayor Bloomberg Announces $90M Tax Reduction for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Homes and Businesses

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel announced a $90.3 million reduction in property taxes for residents and commercial business owners who…

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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Olafur Eliasson Brings Pieces of Actual Iceland Glacier to His EXPO 1 Exhibit at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

Olafur Eliasson Brings Pieces of Actual Iceland Glacier to His EXPO 1 Exhibit at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

The oldest ice in the glacier is estimated to have originated some 800 years ago, around AD 1200, which sheds some light on the curious title of the piece. As PS1 puts it, “the…

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

Alley Pond Park You’ll find plenty of space to lay back and enjoy the beauty of nature at this 600 acre park in Queens. It's filled with playgrounds and ball fields, so you can…

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Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Photo from Shutterstock Throw your suit in a messenger bag and strap on your helmet because today is Bike to Work Day! Thousands of New Yorkers will be trading in their car, bus or…

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First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

PHOTO: KENDALL RODRIGUEZ FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS If you attended public school in NYC, you probably remember the burgers having "warts" and boat-shaped pepperoni pizzas with enough…

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New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

Recycling your old electronics is about to become a lot easier in NYC. This week, New York City Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced the launch of a new residential…

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Frankenfish Threatening Local Aquatic Life Has NY Environmental Officials on Edge

Frankenfish Threatening Local Aquatic Life Has NY Environmental Officials on Edge

There’s something fishy going on in a Central Park lake, and environmental officials aren’t too happy about it. Officials are on the hunt for an invasive and toothy predator known…

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Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse to Be Resurrected into State-of-the-Art Hospital

Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse to Be Resurrected into State-of-the-Art Hospital

Rockaway Courthouse has sat empty for decades, but plans are now in the works to give it new life as a much-needed hospital in a community that faced the 2012 closure of a major health…

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"For a Resilient Rockaway" Competition Seeks Sustainable Plans to Rebuild Sandy-Ravaged Queens

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) recently announced an exciting new design competition asking architects for ideas on how to rebuild the Hurricane…

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10 Eco-Tastic Earth Day Activities to Do in New York City!

10 Eco-Tastic Earth Day Activities to Do in New York City!

Eco-Chick.com’s Sustainable Spring Fashion Party Get a head start on your Earth Day party plans in style! Eco-Chick.com will be hosting a sustainable spring fashion presentation on…

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Could Electric Eels Be a Threat to NYC's 7 Line Subway Extension?

Could Electric Eels Be a Threat to NYC's 7 Line Subway Extension?

Photo: Christine Schmidt Though it might sound like something you'd read in the Onion, one MTA board member has expressed concern about the threat of electric eels to the forthcoming…

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Don't Miss Brooklyn's Freshest Green Furnishings at This Year's BKLYN Designs in May!

Don't Miss Brooklyn's Freshest Green Furnishings at This Year's BKLYN Designs in May!

It's baaaack! Our favorite showcase of the hottest made-in-Brooklyn home designs took a hiatus for a few years but now BKLYN Designs is back and ready to make a splash from May 10-12.…

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7 Train Extension to New Jersey Being Considered

7 Train Extension to New Jersey Being Considered

Great news for anyone who commutes from NJ to NYC: the city is thinking about extending the number 7 train right to Secaucus, New Jersey, meaning a ride from Midtown would be just…

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CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

CICADAPOCOLYPSE: Billions of Red-Eyed Cicadas to Swarm Tri-State Area

Photo from Shutterstock If you're looking for yet another sign that the end is near, the media has been buzzing (pun-intended) with reports that billions of cicadas will be burrowing…

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Toshihiro Oki Architects Win Folly Garden Competition with Fanciful Design for Socrates Sculpture Park

Toshihiro Oki Architects Win Folly Garden Competition with Fanciful Design for Socrates Sculpture Park

Now in its second year, the Folly Competition - a two-month residency project sponsored by the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park that explores the tradition…

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The Fancy Fox Thrift Shop Opens Near 5 Pointz and PS1 in Long Island City

The Fancy Fox Thrift Shop Opens Near 5 Pointz and PS1 in Long Island City

Penafiel has had this fox for many years, but it wasn't until recently that the fellow acquired his fancy haberdashery (thanks to a seamstress friend in the same building). Even…

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MOMA PS1 Erects Temporary Geodesic Dome in Rockaways to Discuss Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

MOMA PS1 Erects Temporary Geodesic Dome in Rockaways to Discuss Rebuilding After Hurricane Sandy

MoMA PS1’s VW Dome 2 - the temporary cultural center created after Hurricane Sandy left Rockaway Beach severely damaged - opened last Friday with a performance by singer and…

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Help Plant 2,400 New Trees in NYC with JetBlue and the New York Restoration Project

Help Plant 2,400 New Trees in NYC with JetBlue and the New York Restoration Project

Get your hands dirty with JetBlue Airlines and the New York Restoration Project as they host the sixth annual One Thing That’s Green day on Saturday, April 20th in Highland Park on…

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WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

Mazzarella's older works layer found materials like cigarette boxes, tomato can wrappers and photographs to create collages for the viewer to interpret for themselves. INHABITAT: The…

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Brooklyn Grange’s Queens Rooftop Farm Gets Solar-Powered Compost Bins

Brooklyn Grange’s Queens Rooftop Farm Gets Solar-Powered Compost Bins

The Brooklyn Grange is opening up their one-acre rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens as a local hub for solar composting. The new system will repurpose food waste and scraps…

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NYC Straphangers Rejoice: MTA Rolls Out New High-Tech Touch Screen Subway Maps

NYC Straphangers Rejoice: MTA Rolls Out New High-Tech Touch Screen Subway Maps

Good news subway riders! The MTA is rolling out a series of high-tech, touch screen subway maps to make navigating the train system a bit less intimidating. No more awkwardly hovering…

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NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

NYC Mayor's Fund to Provide $1.7 Million to Food Pantries Affected By Hurricane Sandy

Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City announced a new grant program yesterday that will provide more than $1.7 million in funding for city-wide…

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