Beware of flying cockroaches encouraged by soaring temps in NYC

Beware of flying cockroaches encouraged by soaring temps in NYC

People say a lot of things about what might happen “when pigs fly,” but around NYC, a new saying may catch on this summer: when cockroaches fly. It just so happens that the nasty…

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Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

Yesterday's storm caused NYC electricity prices to spike 1000 percent

NYC thunderstorm caused electricity prices to spike 1,000% on Monday This summer has been a mega scorcher, with high heat, intense humidity, and a flurry of thunderstorms all working…

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Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

Get your free water-saving rain barrel from the NYCDEP

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is giving away rain barrels to reduce stormwater runoff and conserve water. The 60-gallon green containers are available…

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6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of…

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Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Related: + Heatherwick Studio Via DNAinfo Images via Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon Pier 55, army corps, pier 55 construction, Barry Diller,…

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How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

How a parking lot makeover can reduce flooding, nourish native plants, and keep waterways clean

The Brooklyn-based team at thread collective is working on a project in the city that will reduce flooding, eliminate sewer outfalls to open waters, and even keep nearby plants lush…

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Storm-resilient SURE HOUSE can even charge your neighbors' devices during blackouts

Storm-resilient SURE HOUSE can even charge your neighbors' devices during blackouts

sure house, stevens institute of technology, stevens nj, hoboken, nj resiliency, green architecture, resilient architecture, resilient design, eco design, sustainable design, green…

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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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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy .... Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare…

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6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

6 wonderful 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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Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

If this unfathomably long, cold winter is getting you down, you'll be happy to hear that there is a silver lining to our cold-weather doldrums. According to local NYC ecology experts,…

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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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Mayor de Blasio makes it through Groundhog Day without dropping Staten Island Chuck

Mayor de Blasio makes it through Groundhog Day without dropping Staten Island Chuck

Chuck, Staten Island's famous season-predicting groundhog, did not see his shadow this morning, indicating that we'll be treated to an early spring. The forecast, which contradicted…

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Kalepocalypse: Winter snowstorm causes kale shortage in NYC

Kalepocalypse: Winter snowstorm causes kale shortage in NYC

While New York City managed to remain relatively unscathed by the first big snowstorm of the year, we're still facing a bigger and even scarier emergency - a major shortage of kale. In…

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'Historic Blizzard' begins covering New York in snow

'Historic Blizzard' begins covering New York in snow

Get those shovels ready, New York. According to the National Weather Service, NYC is about to get clobbered with the first major snowstorm of 2015 and from the looks of it, it's going…

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NYC braces for arctic blast of 'dangerously cold air'

NYC braces for arctic blast of 'dangerously cold air'

Get ready to double up on your long johns, folks. It looks like a major blast of frigid weather is about to bear down on the tri-state area. According to NBC New York, the most…

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Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Blame it on the rain? According to Bushwick police, rainy weather may oddly be connected to the recent increase in local crime in the area. Local reports show the number of burglaries…

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Snowy Thanksgiving Week Forecast Could Lead to Messy Travel Conditions in Northeast United States

Snowy Thanksgiving Week Forecast Could Lead to Messy Travel Conditions in Northeast United States

Marian Weyo Vejcik / Shutterstock.com East Coasters may want to add good snow tires to their list of things to be thankful for this week. Though it's still too early to tell for…

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New Study Warns that Superstorm Sandy was Not 'The Big One'

New Study Warns that Superstorm Sandy was Not 'The Big One'

Bad news, folks. Although she completely clobbered the East Coast in 2012, Sandy was not the worst storm to ever hit the area and it looks like it's not going to be the last. According…

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate…

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"Hipster Twister" Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

"Holy cow! No, don't go in the middle," yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the…

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Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Interboro's 'Living with the Bay' Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County’s South Shore from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. Interboro partnered with Apex, Bosch Slabbers, Center…

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Torrential Rains Leave Parts of New York and New Jersey Drenched with Rail and Road Closures

Torrential Rains Leave Parts of New York and New Jersey Drenched with Rail and Road Closures

Although the rain over New York and New Jersey has finally stopped, the overnight showers left many neighborhoods flooded. ABC News reports that LaGuardia Airport rain meters recorded…

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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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