NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

Thanks to Local Law 86, all of New York City's civic buildings must be built to sustainable standards, but the School Construction Authority (SCA) was well ahead of the green game by…

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Old Prison to Be Transformed into Staten Island's First Movie Studio

Old Prison to Be Transformed into Staten Island's First Movie Studio

Staten Island will soon be home to a new mini Hollywood inside of an old prison. Earlier this week, Brooklyn-based Broadway Stages announced its plans to transform the Arthur Kill…

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Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

All of the art Spollen makes is made of trash he finds in junkyards and on street corners. For one of his most notable pieces, a life-sized steampunk bot, Spollen fashioned together an…

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NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

NYC's Largest Solar Power Installation to Be Built at Freshkills Park in Staten Island

Staten Island is going green in a big way. Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough's Freshkills Parks will be home to NYC's largest solar energy installation.…

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Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Green New York Ferris Wheel Approved for Construction on Staten Island

Similar to a carnival ferris wheel, but much, much larger, the New York Wheel will be a soaring observation opportunity with sky-high views of the nearby Manhattan skyline. Rather than…

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West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Queens and Staten Island

West Nile Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Found in Queens and Staten Island

Photo via Shutterstock New York health officials recently discovered the season's first batch of West Nile virus-infected mosquitoes in areas of Queens and Staten Island. No human…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island's New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island's New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and city officials broke ground yesterday on a $150 million project that will transform Staten Island’s former U.S. Homeport Naval Base (inoperative for over…

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Mayor Bloomberg Set to Announce All-Borough Composting Program in NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Set to Announce All-Borough Composting Program in NYC

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to announce a citywide composting plan that would divert 100,000 tons of food scraps from landfills annually. Tested through a spring pilot…

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6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

Whether your father is a bonafide foodie or just a guy who enjoys getting his eat on, he'll find tons to tickle his palate at this Sunday's Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.…

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Bummer Alert: Cicadapocalypse Cancelled for NYC

Bummer Alert: Cicadapocalypse Cancelled for NYC

We've got some pretty disappointing news today for New Yorkers who were expecting to see a swarm of cicadas overtake the city - they're probably not coming. Apparently, the noisy bugs…

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NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

NYC Build it Back Program Provides Funds for Homeowners to Rebuild After Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg recently announced the launch of the “NYC Build it Back” program to assist homeowners, landlords and tenants whose homes were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Affected…

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Where to See Cicadas in New York This Summer

Where to See Cicadas in New York This Summer

By now you've probably heard about the upcoming cicada frenzy that will soon be descending upon the East Coast, but you might not be sure where to see these fascinating insects for…

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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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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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Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Historic Snug Harbor Botanical Garden is an Idyllic Escape from NYC

Staten Island's Snug Harbor is home to some of New York’s most historic buildings, and is also the United States’ largest adaptive reuse project. The Greek Revival buildings once…

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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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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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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island due to heavy rains. The alert warns that some urban areas, highways,…

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NYC Installing Solar Panels on Four Rooftops to Power 245 Homes

NYC Installing Solar Panels on Four Rooftops to Power 245 Homes

NYC Deputy Mayor Caswell Holloway recently announced plans to outfit the empty rooftop of a Department of Environmental Protection wastewater treatment plant in Staten Island with…

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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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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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6 Beautiful Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

6 Beautiful Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

Fort Greene Park Nestled in Brooklyn's most distinguishing neighborhood, Fort Greene Park serves as a community hub for cultural diversity and public programming. One of the first…

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New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

New York City Population is Highest It's Been in Over 60 Years

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York City’s population is the highest it's been in over 60 years, with more people moving in than moving out for the first time in…

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Study Finds That NYC Green Roofs Are Full of Fungi

Study Finds That NYC Green Roofs Are Full of Fungi

If you thought the collection of fungi housed in your own fridge was impressive, wait 'til you hear what was found on NYC's green roofs. Researchers from Barnard College, Columbia…

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