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NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

News has just broke that NYC Mayor de Blasio has signed a contract with Google to replace all the city's yellow cabs with Google’s patented driverless cars. The mayor’s office reported that 5000

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The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is the star of holidays in NYC, but what happens to it when the festivities are over? The awesome answer might surprise you. Read on to find out what it is. READ MORE

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One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Scientists Warn of Even More Extreme Storms to Come

One Year After Hurricane Sandy, Scientists Warn of Even More Extreme Storms to Come

It's been one year since Superstorm Sandy battered New York, and though we're relieved to be enjoying dry weather today, experts are warning us not to become too complacent. "Sandy wasn't the big one,”

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Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

Frank Gehry Says He Prefers a Fashionable Dictator to Democracy When it Comes to Creating Architecture

Cleveland Clinic photo from Shutterstock When it comes to architecture, it doesn't get bigger than Frank Gehry - the man is world-renowned, and his buildings are as famous as he is. What he may not be,

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Water Gains Popularity Over High-Calorie Soda in US

Water Gains Popularity Over High-Calorie Soda in US

Photo via Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg has gone on a crusade to wean New Yorkers off calorie-filled soda, but it seems the rest of the country is voluntarily snubbing the sugary stuff. Soda was once

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Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Six Things You Can Do To Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Photo via Shutterstock Donate Money to the Red Cross The American Red Cross is the number one disaster relief charity in the US, and it's far and away the most trusted and most popular charity that you

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Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Airbnb is Offering Free Housing for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

New Yorkers have been opening their homes to one another all week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg and online accommodations marketplace Airbnb announced a way to make

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Acknowledge Relationship Between Climate Change and Hurricane Sandy

Just one day after Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the eastern coast of the US, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo gave frank statements in which they acknowledged the

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National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to Financial Dispute

National 9/11 Museum Will Not Open in 2012 Due to Financial Dispute

Last year thousands of people visited the National 9/11 Memorial as it opened in New York City, however it turns out that the accompanying 9/11 Museum will not be opening anytime soon due to a financial

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Summer Streets Returns to NYC Today, Banning Cars For 7 Miles of Manhattan!

Summer Streets Returns to NYC Today, Banning Cars For 7 Miles of Manhattan!

Hey New York, go run in the street! Seriously, do it! Summer Streets returns to the city today, banning cars from seven glorious miles of Manhattan from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The city will close Park Avenue

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Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Toxic PCBs Leaking into NYC Schools

Not long after the holiday break, a Staten Island mother received a shocking letter from her children's school: PCBs had been found on the floor tiles. The culprit was a leaking light fixture.

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NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings

NYC Launches Urban Technology Innovation Center for Green Buildings

New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg just announced the launch of the Urban Technology Innovation Center which will help fast track sustainable building practices by connecting building owners looking

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Looks to Danish Offshore Windfarms for Inspiration

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Looks to Danish Offshore Windfarms for Inspiration

Johan Spanner for The New York Times As the world's eyes zeroed in on this week's COP15 climate change talks, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg gazed on a much more placid scene - Denmark's 209

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Plan

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Plan

Last Friday, NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced that he would be dropping a measure that was a part of the ambitious Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) which called for buildings over 50,000 square feet to

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NYC Mayor Announces Broadway’s Final Curtain Call on Vehicles

NYC Mayor Announces Broadway’s Final Curtain Call on Vehicles

This past Sunday, in New York City, the unthinkable happened: Broadway was officially closed... to cars that is. As part of Mayor Bloomberg's plan to reduce traffic in the city, two sections of Broadway,

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