Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve…

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BBDO Manhattan headquarters transformed into open loft-like space lined with reclaimed wood

BBDO Manhattan headquarters transformed into open loft-like space lined with reclaimed wood

BBDO Headquarters has a new office thanks to New York-based HLW International architects. Using reclaimed wood, the offices are a loft like airy office. Using the reclaimed wood…

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New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

New Governors Island park boasting city's longest slide set to open in May

Related: + The Hills + West 8 Architects Via Next City The Hills on Governors Island, Governor's island park, nyc parks, nyc green space, new parks nyc, Slide Hill,…

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Massive NYPD training center will be NYC's largest LEED project ever commissioned

Massive NYPD training center will be NYC's largest LEED project ever commissioned

Related: Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown + Perkins+Will Perkins+Will, nypa building,

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Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

Related: Snag a Piece of NYC History at the Landmark Preservation Commission’s Architectural Salvage Auction Via The New Yorker New York City Grid, John Randel, Jr.,…

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Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Central Park-inspired exoskeleton encases LEED-seeking 170 Amsterdam tower

Related: + Handel Architects Via World Architecture News 170 Amsterdam, Handel Architects, manhattan architecture, nyc architecture, urban design, Leed certified buildings…

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NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

NYC breaks ground on its first off-grid affordable housing development at Hallets Point

*** The project will include a number of state-of-art green features including onsite power generation and a waste water, or Black water, recycling system which will repurpose more…

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NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

NYC begins converting 7,500 old pay phone booths into Wi-Fi hotspots

With some 8,200 pay phones still located on New York streets, it's about time someone found a way to put those old relics to good use. Expanding on the pilot project that began in 2012,…

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Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a

Mysterious new Times Square benches hide a "powerful" secret

+ Snøhetta Via Wired Snøhetta architects, Times Square Renovation, nyc renovation nyc plaza, new york times square, charging benches, smart benches, power-charging…

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Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Although the nasty 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill wreaked major havoc on the Greenpoint area, it looks like the neighborhood will be putting the $19.5 million in restitution to good, green…

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Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Hundreds of water-absorbing bioswales coming to Queens sidewalks

Related: “These locations have undergone a rigorous design and acceptance process by City agencies to ensure they comply with City requirements for pedestrian access and safety and…

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NYC's Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

NYC's Broadway envisioned as a massive Green Line park running through the city

Related: Sled Down a 60-Foot Toboggan Run Today as Super Bowl Boulevard Takes Over Broadway "Recognising that green public space is at a premium in the city, and proximity to it is…

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Beery Christmas? Brewing company erects massive holiday tree made of 428 kegs

Beery Christmas? Brewing company erects massive holiday tree made of 428 kegs

Move over Rockefeller Center. Rochester, NY's Genesee Brewing Company has an impressive Christmas tree of its own and it's made out of hundreds of beer kegs. Built by 20 of the…

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Prince St. luxury condos to feature original fireplaces and gabled ceilings from former school building

Prince St. luxury condos to feature original fireplaces and gabled ceilings from former school building

the building is being converted to condominiums and townhouses, with prices starting at $7.74 million. in 2010, the school closed because of flagging enrollment; last year…

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Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

SHoP Architects The 90-story, vaguely Art Deco tower will have 466,000 square feet of residential space, amounting in 550 condo units, as well as 140,000 square feet of…

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Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

Inside the modern Tribeca loft home of Lowline park co-founder James Ramsey

If you appreciate the feel of quintessential Old New York, you'll fall in love with this minimally-retrofitted 19th Century Manhattan loft. The 2,000 square foot Tribeca residence is a…

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Take a video tour of NYC's first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Take a video tour of NYC's first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Curious about the teeny-tiny, but much-anticipated My Micro NY apartments that start at $950 a month? The New York-based nARCHITECTS , who designed the modular micro apartments, have…

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Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

A public forum tonight, October 6, will be the last chance for residents to weigh in on the city’s ambitious plan to create a flood barrier along the East River. The meeting will be…

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Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a task force to investigate the possibility of axing the pedestrian plazas in Times Square as a way to deal with the problem of annoying…

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"GrowOnUs" floating water-filtering garden pops up on the Gowanus Canal

Balmori Associates designed and built a floating landscape in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States. The floating infrastructure is…

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New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall's 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall's 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

Texas may be the land where everything is known for being larger than life, but New York knows a thing or two about going big, also. To prove it, updated plans have been revealed for…

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