Team Behind Floating East River + Pool Launches a Lab to Test the Proverbial Waters

Team Behind Floating East River + Pool Launches a Lab to Test the Proverbial Waters

If implemented, the East River swimming pool would be located off of the Brooklyn Bridge River Park, and would be accessible via a long pier-like walkway. The public pool would draw…

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SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

A modern-day Noah's Ark will be coming to Astoria’s Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. While it won't house animals or humans like its biblical counterpart, the hope is that…

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TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented for many New Yorkers, but serious floods are nothing new for cities like Copenhagen. In order to open up a dialogue…

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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water

DIY VIDEO: How to Make an Edible Water "Bottle"

Note: The Ooho is made using sodium alginate and calcium chloride using a formula developed by the designers. Our recipe is an approximation that replaces calcium chloride with calcium…

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Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Leadership Team

Mayor de Blasio Appoints Sandy Recovery and Rebuilding Leadership Team

NYC residents who were affected by Hurricane Sandy are getting an extra helping hand as the city plans to reallocate $100 million in funding towards rebuilding homes destroyed in the…

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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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NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

NY Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

As tiny as they are, those plastic microbeads you find in your face and body washes are polluting New York waters in a significant way. Used as exfoliating abrasives in beauty…

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How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is Planning to Restore the Number of Fish in the Sea

How Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is Planning to Restore the Number of Fish in the Sea

What does a New York City mayor do after leaving his position of 12 years? Well if you’re Michael Bloomberg, you spend your post-political career saving the environment. The former…

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James Corner Field Operations' Muscota Marsh Restoration Will Help Clean the Harlem River

James Corner Field Operations' Muscota Marsh Restoration Will Help Clean the Harlem River

The lead firm behind the High Line recently completed their newest riverfront park, a self-sustaining ecosystem located on an acre of land in northern Manhattan. Designed by James…

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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the…

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Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

The first layer of the project would be a deep canal trench dug around Manhattan’s shoreline. The canal would be lined with shipping containers, filled with garbage, and hopefully…

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VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it's frickin' cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of…

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Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

Recycled Christmas Trees to Get Second Life as Dunes for Rockaway Beaches

The holiday spirit is being revived in New York as discarded Christmas trees find new homes along the beaches of Rockaway. The city plans to collect up to 3,000 trees during its annual…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Located in the traditionally under-resourced region and flood plain zone of Inwood/Washington Heights, the envisioned space highlights and adapts to the area’s floodwater lifecycle.…

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Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Steinway & Sons to Transform Parking Lot Into Green Stormwater Solution in Astoria

Famous piano maker Steinway & Sons is giving its massive parking lot a lush green facelift with the help of non-profit New York Restoration Project (NYRP). The 53,500 square-foot…

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One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Experts Warn of Worse Storms to Come

One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Experts Warn of Worse Storms to Come

As New Yorkers grimly reflect on Superstorm Sandy’s one-year anniversary today, climate experts are forecasting even darker days ahead. Sandy, which flattened whole communities, cost…

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After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

Did you know that construction on a massive water tunnel has been going on beneath the city since 1969? Mayor Bloomberg announced the completion of the Manhattan portion of the…

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6 Smart, Flood-Resilient Home Designs Seen at NYIT's 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Exhibit

6 Smart, Flood-Resilient Home Designs Seen at NYIT's 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Exhibit

Operating in a similar fashion to a tide gauge, Esperanza Lucia Huerta’s Mantella Amphibious Housing concept uses the power of rising tides to elevate homes above the flood line.…

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Osborne Association's Innovative Blue and Green Roof Brings Urban Beekeeping to the South Bronx

Osborne Association's Innovative Blue and Green Roof Brings Urban Beekeeping to the South Bronx

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection teamed up with the non-profit Osborne Association recently to unveil one of the nation's first integrated blue and green rooftop systems.…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Historic Jane's Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Historic Jane's Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

After being partially submerged by water during Hurricane Sandy last year, Brooklyn Bridge Park's historic Jane’s Carousel now has a much-needed flood protection system. Donated by…

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Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Photo credit: Retrofresh! via Flickr Labor Day may have come and gone, but summer's not over yet! Take advantage of the last days of warm weather by hopping aboard the free ferry to…

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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Climate Change May Actually Steer Future Superstorms Away from NYC But Flooding Remains an Issue

Climate Change May Actually Steer Future Superstorms Away from NYC But Flooding Remains an Issue

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York last October, it was considered a freak occurrence - a “one in 700 year event”. Now weather researchers say that another superstorm hitting the…

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Sorg Architects’ Rockaways Water Dyke Concept Harnesses Surge Waters Themselves to Fight Flooding

Sorg Architects’ Rockaways Water Dyke Concept Harnesses Surge Waters Themselves to Fight Flooding

Earlier this March, MoMA PS1 challenged designers to rebuild the Hurricane Sandy-battered Far Rockaways in a more resilient way, and many of the responses were truly innovative. One of…

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