Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

The World Trade Center site, and all of Lower Manhattan for that matter, is poised on ground that has an extreme disadvantage in regards to flooding since it is man-made land built on a…

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"Bloody" MetroCards Raise Awareness About How to Prevent Subway Deaths in NYC

New York's Transit Workers Union is dead tired of all of the subway accidents that have been occurring in the city, and yesterday they unleashed a campaign about a practice that could…

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Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

The 2,400 square foot duplex is one of eight loft-style residences in the luxury Flowerbox Building, and, as you might imagine, was already quite nice to begin with before being…

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Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are all for the redevelopment of the industrial Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field - as long as it includes a Las Vegas-style casino.…

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Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Adjaye Associates' 13-story Sugar Hill housing complex is currently under construction in Harlem and, when complete, will bring 124 affordable housing units, a children’s museum, and…

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MB Architecture Builds a Beautiful Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton

MB Architecture Builds a Beautiful Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton

The beautiful modern home uses just 1/5 the amount of energy that a traditionally built home would use, thanks to the convex roof and low-impact materials. Behrooz has long been a fan…

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright.…

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Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap.…

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Upper West Side's First BigBelly Solar Trash Can Hits the Streets

Upper West Side's First BigBelly Solar Trash Can Hits the Streets

The Upper West Side recently got a new BigBelly Solar trash at the corner of West 77th and Columbus Avenue. It's the first solar-powered trash can on the Upper West Side and chances are…

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American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

American Museum of Natural History's Global Kitchen Invites You to Eat from Its Massive LED Vertical Farm

The exhibition covers both historical and present day methods of farming as well as how food is transported, cooked and eaten all around the world. Visitors are first greeted with a…

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Javits Center to Get a 292,000 sq. ft. Green Roof

Javits Center to Get a 292,000 sq. ft. Green Roof

The West Side’s sprawling Jacob Javits Convention Center is soon to become home to one of New York’s largest green roof systems. Durham-based company Xero Flor has been called in to…

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Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Sandy-Destroyed Persian Carpet Made of Real Sugar Gets Restored Thanks to Domino Sugar

Photo: Taken by Guy L'Heureux during the "Tapis de sucre - 3" exhibition by Aude Moreau at the Darling Foundry in 2008 Considering that Hurricane Sandy ravaged entire neighborhoods,…

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Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

The Bluff House was completed in 2012 and is a vacation house with amenities that make it comfortable year-round. Located at the end of a new subdivision in Montauk on a flag-shaped…

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New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

Passive Houses are supertight, well-ventilated, heavily-insulated buildings that require up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling. The movement, which began in Germany over 20…

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Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Image ©Kevin Krejci Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the…

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NYC Underground: New MTA Photos Show Construction of Second Avenue Subway Line Well Underway

NYC Underground: New MTA Photos Show Construction of Second Avenue Subway Line Well Underway

The exciting photos show construction sites taking the shape of NYC's subway stations, with progress barreling along. According to Gothamist, the MTA said that the cavern at 86th…

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nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

The space-saving features include Murphy beds that come down from the walls and transforming tables that fold up when not in use. Micro NY will test out the adAPT NYC pilot program,…

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DomeStar is a Dazzling LED Party Pavilion That Invites Guests to

DomeStar is a Dazzling LED Party Pavilion That Invites Guests to "Dance Their Blinkin' Faces Off"

DomeStar is a 16-foot, two-frequency icosahedron decked out in 6,400 individually-addressable RGB LEDs. The LEDs are spread out over 40 strips of 5 meters each, and each RGB LED is…

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The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

DontFlushMe is a notification system that allows New Yorkers to take sewage overflow into their own hands (and we mean that in the least disgusting way possible). We first met…

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Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Image ©fredcamino Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite…

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Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

As part of the redevelopment of the Bronx River Greenway, SLO Architecture has proposed the transformation of a disused train station into an innovative two-part project for the Bronx…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC is launching the 2013 Healthy Communities Project, bringing together nonprofit organizations and designers to promote healthier living in urban spaces. Eight teams were…

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City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east…

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Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Guerilla crochet artist Olek has been enlivening New York City streets with her fresh yarn creations for the past few years. Now her most recent Manhattan installations pay tribute to…

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