Discover Your Neighborhood's Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Discover Your Neighborhood's Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Can you guess which NY nabes were once called Ponkiesburgh, Punk's Hole and Boswijck? Okay, that last one was a giveaway, but if you're interested in finding out your neighborhood's…

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DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

New Yorkers looking to green up their neighborhoods now have a chance to get some serious funding for their ideas. The Department of Environmental Protection is currently accepting…

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The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

A Superfund site is not the first place one would think of to host an art installation. Yet, that is exactly where Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley, and Sarah Nelson Wright are staging…

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New York Uses Giant Sponges to Clean Coal Tar from the Hudson River

New York Uses Giant Sponges to Clean Coal Tar from the Hudson River

For the last 18 months, engineers have been testing a new way to removed coal tar from the Hudson River -- by placing mattress-sized "sponges" on the riverbed to absorb toxins.

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