Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

©NYCMayorsOffice After the wreckage that Hurricane Sandy brought to the New York City area on Monday, both Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo are admitting that the storm…

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Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Whether you're an architecture geek or simply a voyeur, don't miss your chance to get a glimpse into some of the city’s most amazing private spaces during Open House New York…

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NY's Vernon C. Bain Floating Prison is Like a Cruise Ship for Felons on the East River

NY's Vernon C. Bain Floating Prison is Like a Cruise Ship for Felons on the East River

New Yorkers are used to seeing plenty of boats in the East River, but not many know about this bizarre floating prison. The Vernon C. Bain Correctional Facility sits about a mile west…

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Nea Studio Brings Solar-Charging Recycled Lounge Chairs to the Bronx Waterfront

Nea Studio Brings Solar-Charging Recycled Lounge Chairs to the Bronx Waterfront

Who says that outdoor lounge chairs need only be for sunbathing? The clever designers at Nea Studio have created a solar-powered Heating Lounger to keep hikers and bikers warm and…

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CarCharging Offers EV Charging Services at Six New Properties in NYC

CarCharging Offers EV Charging Services at Six New Properties in NYC

Good news for New York's electric vehicle owners - CarCharging has upcoming plans to install new charging stations at six Related Properties throughout the city. CarCharging is a…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

DIY: How to Make Your Own Storage Bed Using a Repurposed IKEA Bookcase

MATERIALS: - One full size mattress - One 4 x 4 grid Ikea Expedit bookshelf (find some inexpensive options here on craigslist) - 2 sheets of 1/2" thick plywood cut to 38" wide x…

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Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Harlem River Community Revitalization Plan Showcases New Vision of Bronx Waterfront

Currently, the Harlem River is a massively underutilized resource for the city, primarily depriving residents of upland communities such as Morris Heights, University Heights, and Port…

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NYC Turns Old Pay Phones into Free WiFi Hotspots!

NYC Turns Old Pay Phones into Free WiFi Hotspots!

New York City has just announced a new pilot program that will turn all those old, unused public payphone booths around the city into free WiFi hotspots. New York's Department of…

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Mayor Bloomberg Inaugurates Striking Stepped Via Verde Green Housing Complex in the Bronx

Mayor Bloomberg Inaugurates Striking Stepped Via Verde Green Housing Complex in the Bronx

After six long years of careful planning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has finally inaugurated one of the greenest low-income housing blocks in the United States - Via Verde. Comprised of…

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International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

International Rescue Committee Opens the New Roots Community Farm in the Bronx

The International Rescue Committee, an organization that provides opportunities for refugees to thrive in America, recently inaugurated a new farm in the Bronx on a lot…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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Help The Water Tank Project Turn NYC Water Towers into Art!

Help The Water Tank Project Turn NYC Water Towers into Art!

We've written about the Water Tank Project - an initiative to transform some of NYC's most iconic structures into revolutionary, water-themed art - and now they need your help to bring…

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Historic Andrew Freedman Mansion to be Converted into a Bronx Bed and Breakfast

Historic Andrew Freedman Mansion to be Converted into a Bronx Bed and Breakfast

The landmarked building, which was built in the 1920s with money bequeathed by millionaire Andrew Freedman, was initially built to house formerly rich elderly people who had lost their…

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PHOTOS: Patrick Blanc's Enchanting Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

PHOTOS: Patrick Blanc's Enchanting Vertical Garden Wonderland is Laced with 7,000 Orchids

Did you know that some orchids hang off of trees and don't need to be planted? Their thick exposed roots gather all of the water they need right out of the air. For this year's…

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'This Side of Paradise' Transforms Abandoned Bronx Mansion into Interactive Art Exhibition

'This Side of Paradise' Transforms Abandoned Bronx Mansion into Interactive Art Exhibition

Abandoned since the 1980s, the Andrew Freedman Home was once a unique retirement home, funded by Freedman (who owned the NY Giants from 1894-1902) specifically for wealthy elderly…

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No Longer Empty Restores the Bronx's Historic Andrew Freeman Home With Site-Specific Art

No Longer Empty Restores the Bronx's Historic Andrew Freeman Home With Site-Specific Art

On April 4, 2012, a newly restored “paradise” in the Bronx will open to the public for a two-month long exhibition. Located along the Grand Concourse, the Andrew Freedman Home,…

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Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South…

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Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon Recycling Bins

Bronx Couple Set Up a Sustainable Urban Fish Farm in 50-Gallon Recycling Bins

Not far from the New Fulton Fish Market in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, Christopher Toole is doing a little fishing of his own. Leaving behind a life of financial planning,…

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PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

Located within the garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the train show sits among the greenhouse lush plants and flowers, with trains weaving among the greenery. The Empire State…

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City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow’s mission is not just to be a retail store, but to cultivate a community of passionate urban farmers that will influence the habit and diets of New Yorkers in the five…

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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Carves the World's Largest Pumpkin into an Intricate Spine-Tingling Sculpture

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Carves the World's Largest Pumpkin into an Intricate Spine-Tingling Sculpture

A crowd of garden-goers watched in awe as Villafane deftly sliced and slivered pieces of the giant squash (yes, pumpkins are a type of winter squash). After a few hours, the orange…

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NYC DOE Failed to Inform Parents that Bronx School's Air & Soil Contained Cancer-Causing Toxins

NYC DOE Failed to Inform Parents that Bronx School's Air & Soil Contained Cancer-Causing Toxins

You'd think the Department of Education would've learned their lesson after the recent PCB debacle went spiraling out of control as more and more of the City's negligence was starting…

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Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

Parsons Design Workshop Transforms Highbridge Park Pool With Eco-Friendly Splash House Pavilion

The Highbridge Pool and Rec Center is located in Highbridge Park in Upper Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The pool is always packed in the summer months, and the center…

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LEGO Animals Invade the Bronx Zoo!

LEGO Animals Invade the Bronx Zoo!

LEGO Master Builders crafted the life like statues, which sit in natural habitats scattered throughout the zoo. There's a flock of flamingos in real water and a gorilla and her baby…

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