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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$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

$10M city grant will enable new bike and pedestrian bridges over the Bronx River

Thanks to a 10 million dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Bronx River Alliance will now be able to build two bicycle and pedestrian bridges and develop a…

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Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

The SS United States may have a permanent home in Brooklyn, thanks to a developer who has stepped forward and offered to turn the ocean liner into a multi-use. The current owners were…

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dlandstudio's Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio's Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an…

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Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca's Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca's Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Right now, Pier 26 in Tribeca doesn’t look like much. Literally. The blank canvas of concrete on the Hudson River between North Moore and Hubert streets has been torturing locals for…

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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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"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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A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

artist Mary Mattingly Related: Parasitic Geodesic Flock House Pops Up in Battery Park + Mary Mattingly Via NY Curbed

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A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

As climate change continues to spank the northeast with intense storms and sea levels continue to rise around the globe, urban planners everywhere are struggling to develop ways to keep…

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NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

Related: Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal Via WSJ Billion Oyster Project , billion oyster project, new…

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Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Ride down this 270-foot-long water slide when it comes to NYC this weekend

Urban water sliding sounds a bit like an extreme sport made up for a sitcom script, but it’s real, and it’s coming back to Manhattan. Next month, Slide the City will set up a…

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Eat and drink at these fun floating bars and restaurants this summer

Eat and drink at these fun floating bars and restaurants this summer

THE WATER TABLE If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head…

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Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

Could the world's first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

One company seeks to close the gap on the one thing you can’t do in New York City: swim in the river. +POOL is looking at a number of locations to install a floating, water-filtering…

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Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

2015 YAP competition, Andrés Jaque, BAC Engineering and Consultancy, clean water, COSMO, COSMO MoMA PS1, eco art, MoMA 2015 Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1, Office for Political…

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Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

Andrés Jaque's mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1's courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque's giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year's 2015…

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

bar on a boat, barge bar, boat bar, brooklyn barge bar, brooklyn bars, floating bar, floating bar greenpoint, nyc barge bar, nyc boat bar, waterfront bar, waterfront bar nyc, will…

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island's Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of…

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Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Pratt's Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city's sewer problems

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future…

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Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they…

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Have you seen the revolutionary

Have you seen the revolutionary "Dryline" flood barrier coming to NYC's East River? (VIDEO)

The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo. It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group's BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan's East River…

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Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC's first river-purifying pool

Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC's first river-purifying pool

If the idea of taking a dip on a warm, sunny summer day sounds really good to you right about now, + POOL has a treat for you over at the Ace Hotel. The team behind the initiative to…

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Photo: The Brooklyn Barge Bar Brooklyn Barge Bar's proprietor, Will Drawbridge (you can't make this stuff up), told DNAinfo that he hopes the new destination will draw more visitors…

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This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

Climate change is scary, people, and here's a map that may give you a little chill down your spine. Jeffrey Linn, a Seattle resident with a background in geography and urban planning,…

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