Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

One company's bid to win a $30 million grant put up for grabs by the NYC Economic Development Corporation could be a major game changer in terms of urban resiliency in situations…

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Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway has not had the best luck as of late. The area is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and now a massive, underground gas pipeline is posing a new threat to…

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Decaying Hurricane Sandy Debris May Have Released Toxic Fumes in New Jersey

Decaying Hurricane Sandy Debris May Have Released Toxic Fumes in New Jersey

Just when they thought they were finally beginning to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents are now saying that debris from the super storm is…

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda RED HOOK While it doesn't have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you've been…

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PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

During our visit to the shipping container-esque living accommodations, OEM housing recovery program manager Cynthia Barton told Inhabitat that the homes come prefabricated and shipped…

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Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

Could This Sunken Forest Protect the Rockaways from the Next Superstorm?

The Rockaways is still in the process of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy but the area’s resiliency against the next superstorm is still in question. While multiple architects have…

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NYC's Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

NYC's Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

The OEM erected three apartments near its Brooklyn offices at Cadman Plaza. The units range in size from 480 square feet to 813 square feet and contain one to three bedrooms. Despite…

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Torrential Rains Leave Parts of New York and New Jersey Drenched with Rail and Road Closures

Torrential Rains Leave Parts of New York and New Jersey Drenched with Rail and Road Closures

Although the rain over New York and New Jersey has finally stopped, the overnight showers left many neighborhoods flooded. ABC News reports that LaGuardia Airport rain meters recorded…

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Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Swoon has worked on similar environmentally focused projects, such as her "junk rafts" made of salvaged materials that are also included in the Submerged Motherlands installation. The…

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MIT's "New Meadowlands" Marshland Plan Could Protect New York from the Next Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday we took an early peek at the top ten designs from the Rebuild By Design competition, a contest to find ideas that protect the tri-state area from future superstorms. One of…

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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Leadership Team

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Leadership Team

NYC residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy are getting an extra helping hand as the city plans to reallocate $100 million in funding towards rebuilding homes destroyed in the…

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NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

Last week, many Gowanus residents were outraged to find out that the city has approved the first stage of a plan to turn the Gowanus Canal into a Venice-like tourist area. The hope is…

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Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

NYC’s Citi Bike system is in hot water, and the program's leaders are scrambling to raise tens of millions of dollars to keep it afloat. The Wall Street Journal reports that the…

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Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

In a victory for Consolidated Edison customers, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) recently ruled that the utility company invest $1 billion to protect its energy…

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Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Over a year after Hurricane Sandy ripped whole planks away from its surface, the Rockaway Beach boardwalk is finally starting to look a bit like its old self. While much of the…

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Watch Out! Ice Keeps Falling from the One World Trade Center Tower

Watch Out! Ice Keeps Falling from the One World Trade Center Tower

Watch your head if you're walking near the One World Trade Center tower. Chunks of ice have been falling from the United States' tallest skyscraper, endangering pedestrians below. Over…

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NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes' Seaport Tower

NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes' Seaport Tower

Just two days ago, we reported that the old Fulton Fish Market was temporarily safe from being sacked but now it seems that all redevelopment plans are back on track. According to a…

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Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

After an internet petition campaign voicing strong opposition to the razing of Lower Manhattan's old Fulton Fish Market building to make way for a 50-story tower, it seems like the…

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Plans for Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink Skate Forward

Plans for Rockaway Roller Hockey Rink Skate Forward

Queens is set to drop the puck on a new roller hockey rink. Construction will begin this fall in Rockaway that will replace the outdated rink that was damaged by Hurricane Sandy. City…

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9/11 Memorial Museum Announces That It Will Open as Early as This May

9/11 Memorial Museum Announces That It Will Open as Early as This May

Joe Daniels, the President of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, has announced that it is slated to open to the public as early as this May. Up until now, the subterranean museum…

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Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Instead of being razed to make way for a 50-story hotel and condo tower, the historic Fulton Fish Market building could become home to the New Amsterdam Market, a neighborhood market…

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Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as…

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Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

The holiday spirit is being revived in New York as discarded Christmas trees find new homes along the beaches of Rockaway. The city plans to collect up to 3,000 trees during its annual…

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Researchers Say New Jersey Shore Likely to See Unprecedented Sea Level Rise by Mid-Century

Researchers Say New Jersey Shore Likely to See Unprecedented Sea Level Rise by Mid-Century

The fact that the Jersey Shore is susceptible to flooding is obviously nothing new but now residents may have even more cause for concern. Geoscientists at Rutgers and…

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