Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Move over, Brooklyn. Staten Island is now home to a trendy new waterfront community that's giving the Kingsborough a run for its money. Dubbed Urby, the 900-unit rental complex in…

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Staten Island's active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Staten Island's active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Related: + Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, design trust, staten island

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Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Copper-clad Staten Island courthouse turns towers of justice into a beacon of sustainability

Built to house the New York State Supreme Civil and Criminal Courts as well as the lower Criminal Court, the Staten Island Courthouse impressively blends function, aesthetics, and…

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Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

Is NYC's sustainability plan hurting the people it should be helping the most?

The Environmental Justice Alliance is getting tough with its criticism against Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying his OneNYC sustainability plan hurts the people who need it the most. Rather…

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Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

Frustrated Staten Island organization urges mayor to reconsider spurned light rail system

"We firmly believe government should be in the business of investing in transportation infrastructure and providing inexpensive, efficient mass transit with priorities going to…

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NYC's first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island's new green community

NYC's first resident urban farmer will grow food for Staten Island's new green community

Related: Via Gothamist Urban farming, resident urban farmer, staten island urban farmer, Zaro Bates, urban farms, staten island URBY, green space nyc, urban farming nyc, first…

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Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

Could this vibrant green waterfront community make Staten Island the hip new place to live?

] Related:Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on Staten Island’s New Stapleton Waterfront Community Project + Urby + Concrete Via Curbed NY Urby waterfront properties, URBY…

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes.…

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NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

NYC’s first net-zero school surrounds students with colorful sustainability

Situated on a 3.5-acre site, the 68,000-square-foot elementary school is topped with a cantilevered R-30 roof that floats above a grass playing field. The structure is clad on the…

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Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Freshkills Park could be home to hot air ballooning or a golf course in its future

Looks like Central Park may be in store from Freshkills Park in terms of fun activities. As reported by SiLive, the Parks Department has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest for…

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A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

As climate change continues to spank the northeast with intense storms and sea levels continue to rise around the globe, urban planners everywhere are struggling to develop ways to keep…

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Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Exciting news avian aficionados! According to the National Audubon Society, a pair of bald eagles has decided to shack up on an uninhabited island off the Staten Island coast, marking…

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PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

PHOTOS: See how the world's largest dump has been transformed into a stunning public park

According to the Master Plan, 45 percent of future park area consists of garbage/landfill mounds. The North and South mounds are currently capped to prevent leaking of gases and toxic…

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Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Construction of New York Ferris Wheel begins in Staten Island

Although the official groundbreaking ceremony for the much-anticipated NY Ferris Wheel is scheduled for February of next year, work has already begun on the parking area around the…

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Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island’s beautiful Heritage Park is now officially open for fall frolicking, but the lush green space wasn't always so verdant. Set on the waterfront near Richmond Terrace,…

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Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

An ambitious proposal for Staten Island's abandoned City Farm Colony could see the expansive 45-acre lot made over into a senior housing complex called Landmark Colony. A complete…

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Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

There was a big media hullabaloo back in February after NYC mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s famous groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony, but new…

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VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

Did you know that there are eels living in Staten Island? The slippery creatures add to the Staten Island Bluebelt's ecological diversity, but they also do double duty as indicators of…

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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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