High Line Gets $5 Million from New York City

High Line Gets $5 Million from New York City

The City of New York has agreed to provide $5 million in cash for the High Line Park, which is scheduled to begin construction on the third (and final) half mile section in the near…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely…

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Dutch Kills Green Revamps Queens Plaza with a Wetlands Park, Bike Paths and More

Dutch Kills Green Revamps Queens Plaza with a Wetlands Park, Bike Paths and More

A 1.5 acre area of Long Island City has been transformed from a commuter parking lot into an eco-friendly green space. Dutch Kills Green, officially opened by Mayor Michael Bloomberg on…

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A Mini High Line is Envisioned in Queens

A group of park activists and city board members are hard at work on bringing the concept of the High Line to Queens. The group recently met with representatives from the city about a…

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Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Development Are Green All Over

Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park's Development Are Green All Over

The 2005 plan for the Brooklyn Bridge Park mandated that the park be self sustaining financially. In a move to make that a reality, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) sent out…

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Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

Manhattan Community Board Backs Plan to Remove Cars from Central Park

New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with…

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NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

NYC Parks Dept. Unveils New Sustainable Design Guidlines

New York City Parks Department partnered with the Design Trust to create "High Performance Landscape Guidelines: 21st Century Parks for NYC," a comprehensive, municipal design primer…

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The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

The Greenest Points from Mayor Bloomberg’s State of the City Address

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg laid out his vision for New York during the annual State of the City Address. He discussed the cost-cutting goals, economic growth, and the on-going…

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2011

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2011

Instead of kicking your Christmas tree to the curb, bring it with you this weekend to your local park or community garden for Mulchfest 2011 to turn it into mulch for city trees. The…

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