Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical…

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NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

NYC Officials Unveil New Flood Zones Adding 600,000 Residents and Businesses to the Map

Yesterday, New York City officials released final updates to the city’s hurricane evacuation zones that include an additional 600,000 residents who were not part of the former zoning…

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Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

Reports Suggest Hurricane Sandy Victims in Rockaways Could Remain Powerless Until Mid-December

(cc) Randy Le Moyne Photography Since Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast two weeks ago, many parts of the Rockaways and Hamilton Beach - which are home to around 80,000…

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Architects Propose 'Soft Waterfront Infrastructure' to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architects Propose 'Soft Waterfront Infrastructure' to Protect NYC From the Next Big Storm

Architecture Research Office initially came up with this proposal in 2011 in response to the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, but obviously the devastation wrecked by Hurricane Sandy was…

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Some MTA Subway Lines May Reopen Tomorrow, Other Limited NYC Public Transit Services Returning Gradually

Some MTA Subway Lines May Reopen Tomorrow, Other Limited NYC Public Transit Services Returning Gradually

Photo by Daniel C Sommer After Hurricane Sandy crashed through the east coast on Monday, Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Chairman Joseph J. Lhota described the storm as having…

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How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

GET TO HIGHER GROUND We New Yorkers are known to be brave, but sometimes the smart thing to do is to just abandon ship. As you can see from this evacuation map of the city, many areas…

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Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Photo © David Shankbone After last year’s Hurricane Irene, the prospect of many parts of NYC flooding due to rising tides has become a much more tangible worry. Although the…

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NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like an oxymoron, but Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in…

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Help New York Farmers Recover From Irene By Dining Out Today!

Help New York Farmers Recover From Irene By Dining Out Today!

Hurricane Irene may have swept through the Northeast nearly two weeks ago, but much of New York State is still reeling from her effects. Mass flooding upstate has devastated many New…

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80% of NYC Greenmarket Farms Were Affected by Irene - Help Them Recover!

80% of NYC Greenmarket Farms Were Affected by Irene - Help Them Recover!

For many of us city dwellers, Tropical Storm Irene passed by with little to no consequences, but our farmer friends upstate will be dealing with the aftermath for many months to come.…

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Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Yesterday, President Obama officially declared parts of New York state a federal disaster area because of the extreme flooding caused by Irene, and Governor Cuomo has said that damages…

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Obama Declares Federal Disaster For NY Areas Ravaged By Flooding From Irene

Obama Declares Federal Disaster For NY Areas Ravaged By Flooding From Irene

The Hudson Valley communities saw roads turn into streams, eerily reminiscent of the damage Hurricane Floyd had done more then a decade prior. Flooding continued all the way up to…

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MillionTreesNYC Needs Our Help to Re-Plant New York's Urban Forest After Irene

MillionTreesNYC Needs Our Help to Re-Plant New York's Urban Forest After Irene

Though New York is a booming metropolis, we need trees. Trees help clean our air and reduce pollutants that trigger asthma and other respiratory diseases. They cool our streets and…

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PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

image © Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat Increased numbers of natural disasters (you can thank climate change for that) over the last year have already strained the insurance…

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New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

If you're one of the millions of railroad commuters, however, your commute is likely to be more affected. Service has returned to near normal on six Long Island Railroad lines, but it…

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MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Service Restored

MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Service Restored

Shutting down the entire subway system is no small feat, and the process to restore service is extensive. From the MTA website: Crews have a step-wise process that we follow, that…

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Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

Tropical Storm Irene, Downgraded from Hurricane, Passes Through NYC

According to the New York Times, the storm left both of New York's major airports closed on Sunday afternoon, and it caused widespread flooding in low-lying neighborhoods of Brooklyn,…

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

If you've turned on the TV or opened the newspaper in the past few days, you've probably heard of a little storm named Irene. Correction: a massive Category 2 hurricane named Irene that…

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UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

UPDATE: NYC to Shut Down All Mass Transit at Noon on Saturday Due to Irene

As Hurricane Irene heads towards us, New York City will shut down the entire mass transit system beginning at noon on Saturday. This includes bus, subway, and railroad service. The…

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