The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on…

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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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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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Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

Con Edison Required to Invest $1 Billion to Protect Systems from Climate Change

In a victory for Consolidated Edison customers, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) recently ruled that the utility company invest $1 billion to protect its energy…

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Winter Storm Pax Covers New York in Yet Another Heavy Blanket of Snow

Winter Storm Pax Covers New York in Yet Another Heavy Blanket of Snow

Winter Storm Pax has dumped yet another blanket of snow on New York City, making the morning commute a messy one once again. The low pressure weather system hit the Mid Atlantic states…

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Watch Out! Ice Keeps Falling from the One World Trade Center Tower

Watch Out! Ice Keeps Falling from the One World Trade Center Tower

Watch your head if you're walking near the One World Trade Center tower. Chunks of ice have been falling from the United States' tallest skyscraper, endangering pedestrians below. Over…

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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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Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

It’s only been a few weeks since New York dug itself out from under the first Polar Vortex and now the snow has begun to fall once again. The National Weather Service issued a…

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Polar Vortex's Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

Polar Vortex's Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

This week's rather unpleasant Polar Vortex brought a deep freeze to New York, and along with the frigid air came transportation delays, infrastructure damage, and a rush to buy more…

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Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio Announce Winter Storm Hercules Transit and Closure Updates

Mayor de Blasio shovels his sidewalk in Brooklyn. Winter storm Hercules is in full effect today, and New Yorkers have been braving teeth-chattering temps and several inches of snow.…

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New York Gears Up for Winter Storm Hercules

New York Gears Up for Winter Storm Hercules

Bundle up New Yorkers - winter storm Hercules is on his way! Although snow has already started to fall in some areas, forecasts are reporting that an onslaught of a foot or more is…

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Researchers Say New Jersey Shore Likely to See Unprecedented Sea Level Rise by Mid-Century

Researchers Say New Jersey Shore Likely to See Unprecedented Sea Level Rise by Mid-Century

The fact that the Jersey Shore is susceptible to flooding is obviously nothing new but now residents may have even more cause for concern. Geoscientists at Rutgers and…

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How Citi Bike is Preparing for Its First Winter in NYC

How Citi Bike is Preparing for Its First Winter in NYC

It always seems to be sunny and warm in those pictures of smiling Citi Bike riders traversing New York on their shiny blue bikes. But the reality is that winter has settled upon the Big…

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WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

Ever since Hurricane Sandy rocked New York’s shores, designers have been trying to figure out new coastal protection systems to prevent the city’s low-lying waterfront neighborhoods…

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NYC's Flood-Protecting Seaport City Project Selects Netherlands' Arcadis as Feasibility Consultant

NYC's Flood-Protecting Seaport City Project Selects Netherlands' Arcadis as Feasibility Consultant

It’s been a few months since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the ambitious Seaport City plan to build a new, flood-resistant neighborhood along the lower eastern edge of…

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MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

In an effort to increase resiliency against future Hurricane Sandy-like storms, NYC's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be fortifying its Lower Manhattan headquarters…

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Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Effect for New York and Other Major Cities This Morning

Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in Effect for New York and Other Major Cities This Morning

A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect this morning for most of New York state and several other surrounding cities. The National Weather Service is reporting that its Doppler radar…

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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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New Article Highlights New York City's Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

New Article Highlights New York City's Terrifying Potential for Sudden Food Shortages

When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast of the U.S. last year, it did more than just flood streets and knock out power. In its wake, the superstorm also revealed terrifying deficiencies…

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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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Tornado Watch in Effect for Most of New York Today

Tornado Watch in Effect for Most of New York Today

Batten down the hatches - a tornado watch has been issued for most of New York City, many New York counties and a large swath of New Jersey until 5 PM tonight. This latest alert comes…

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NYC City Council Passes 5 Building Resiliency Laws to Protect Against Future Storm Damage

NYC City Council Passes 5 Building Resiliency Laws to Protect Against Future Storm Damage

Yesterday, the City Council of New York City passed important legislation that will promote the resiliency of urban buildings in the face of future hurricanes and extreme weather. The…

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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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Coastal Areas of NYC Could Be Underwater If Another Sandy-Like Storm Hits in 2100, Say Projections

Coastal Areas of NYC Could Be Underwater If Another Sandy-Like Storm Hits in 2100, Say Projections

New projections from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predict that if carbon emissions aren't rapidly reduced and climate change continues on its…

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SHoP Architects' Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects' Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

From a community that would double as a storm surge protector to flood-proof prefab beach buildings, NYC has been leading the charge on all sorts of new ideas that will make it "A…

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