Come Get Crafty with RePlayGround at the New York Hall of Science Tomorrow

Come Get Crafty with RePlayGround at the New York Hall of Science Tomorrow

Want to add a little bit of upcycling to your weekend? RePlayGround will be at the New York Hall of Science on Saturday and Sunday as part of their Maker Days event, and they'll be…

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Bring Your Bike on the East River Ferry for FREE Tomorrow to Summer Streets NYC

Bring Your Bike on the East River Ferry for FREE Tomorrow to Summer Streets NYC

Headed to Summer Streets tomorrow? NY Waterways' East River Ferry has sent us word that they'll be waiving the $1 bicycle fee for those traveling to the summer festival this weekend…

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PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

PHOTOS: Newport Green is a Hidden Beach Tucked Along the Hudson River

Newport Green was developed by the LeFrak Organization and designed by award-winning Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, who also worked on the Tribeca section of Hudson River Park.…

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Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green is the Hudson River's Only Urban Beach

Newport Green’s beach is perfect for building sandcastles, sun bathing or reading a book in an Adirondack chair under one of the colorful umbrellas on the beach while enjoying the…

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

INDULGE IN ICY TREATS This is one day of the year when it might actually be dangerous to run after an ice cream truck, so why not make your own frosty treats in your own home? From…

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Rent a Backyard: New Timeshare on the Lower East Side Offers Outdoor Fun by the Hour

Rent a Backyard: New Timeshare on the Lower East Side Offers Outdoor Fun by the Hour

The Timeshare Backyard has added a few goodies since last year including picnic tables, lounge chairs, umbrellas and a grill. The space also includes a bathroom, squirt guns, hula hoops…

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PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool isn't as large as McCarren Pool, measuring in at just 30’ x 50’ and 3.5 feet deep, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with tons of…

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See Dozens of Fireflies Light up the Sky at an All-Natural 4th of July Fireworks Display in NYC

See Dozens of Fireflies Light up the Sky at an All-Natural 4th of July Fireworks Display in NYC

Boy with Fireflies image via Shutterstock We're sure that this year's fireworks over the Hudson will be great, but if you're looking for a truly spectacular and green lightshow, head…

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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for…

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140,000 Ladybugs Set Loose in Manhattan Garden to Do Battle with Wart-Like Aphid Pods

140,000 Ladybugs Set Loose in Manhattan Garden to Do Battle with Wart-Like Aphid Pods

We were already fans of ladybugs and the chemical-free pest control they provide before we stepped foot in the M'Finda Kalunga Community Garden, but we grew even fonder of them as we…

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PHOTOS: HWKN's Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Opens at MoMA PS1

PHOTOS: HWKN's Giant Blue Smog-Eating Wendy Sculpture Opens at MoMA PS1

In case you're not already familiar with Wendy, the prickly, larger-than-life outdoor sculpture by local firm HWKN won this year's MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program competition, and was…

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

PHOTOS: Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

If you're not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened…

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[PICS]: Bike and Roll Rents Bikes and Quadcycles from Bright Blue Shipping Containers on Governors Island

[PICS]: Bike and Roll Rents Bikes and Quadcycles from Bright Blue Shipping Containers on Governors Island

Governors Island-goers will find Bike and Roll NYC's recycled shipping container kiosks in two locations. The main one is next to Castle William and there is also a smaller one across…

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FIGMENT NYC Brings Free Participatory Art to Governors Island This Weekend

FIGMENT NYC Brings Free Participatory Art to Governors Island This Weekend

Looking for a way to get your creative energy fired up? FIGMENT NYC 2012 is returning to Governors Island this weekend! This free, family-friendly and participatory event will fill the…

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How to See the Transit of Venus Eclipse in NYC (without Scorching Your Eyes Out)

How to See the Transit of Venus Eclipse in NYC (without Scorching Your Eyes Out)

Photo via Wikimedia If you thought Manhattanhenge was a sight for sore eyes, be sure to check out tonight's once-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus eclipse, but be warned that it might…

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the…

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The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

What is going on here? We don't even know. The High Line Zoo is located atop a previously barren rooftop along the High Line, and consists of flat (but still ferocious) lions,…

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6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

Siberian squill courtesy of Shutterstock Walking Tour of Manhattan's Wildflower Fields Join ecologist and author Eric Sanderson for a tour of Manhattan's nature including a walk…

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Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

Take the Ferry to First-Ever Frieze New York Art Fair this Weekend

This May welcomes the prestigious Frieze Art Fair’s first presence on New York City, its main focus is on its hometown of London, which happens every October. The Bloomberg-supported…

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Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

Transportation Alternatives Launches City-Wide Bicycling Events Calendar

If you've ever wondered how to quickly find out about bike rides happening in NYC that match your style and fitness level, Transportation Alternatives has launched a new online tool to…

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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair, the Garden Gather Dinner invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. This…

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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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Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

On Saturday, May 12th, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grass-roots community based organization that works on creating a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn, will be hosting…

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