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GreenSource

February 20, 2014

Scarcely two decades ago, Sherman Creek, a tributary of the Harlem River in northern Manhattan, was choked by weeds and the wreckage of century-old boathouses. Now, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) and Brooklyn-based firm Bade Stageberg Cox are on track to restore the area to the vibrant community hub it once was. On February 6, NYRP announced that with the aid of a $4.4 million grant from the Thompson Family Foundation, Bade Stageberg Cox will transform a strip of flood-prone parkland into a versatile education center and boathouse for the Washington Heights and Inwood communities.

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AIA eOculus

February 19, 2014

AIANY Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, rang in the opening of the New York Restoration Project’s (NYRP) EDGEucation Pavilion exhibition on 02.06.14 to a packed house at the Center for Architecture. As city leaders become more and more focused on both sustainable design and education for all, the exhibition’s goal – marrying both of these efforts – felt especially apt. Bette Midler, founder of NYRP, came to the opening and spoke with many present, including competition winning team from Bade Stageberg Cox.

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Huffington Post

January 17, 2014

This beautiful and charming short video from Aaron Reiss and Jamie Hefetz of Citizen Productions follows the New York City men and women who work to remove the city's plastic bags from trees. It's all part of the New York Restoration Project.

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Manhattan Times

January 8, 2014 | Robin Elisabeth Kilmer

Braving the snow and enjoying the wintry wonderland?

Once you’re ready to hang up your mittens, New Leaf Restaurant and Bar has a few concoctions that will warm your spirits and knock a spark back in your cold-weathered body.

And you’ll be doing good while making cheer.

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Inhabitat

January 8, 2014 | Yuka Yoneda

Finally, a little digging revealed that the icy display was actually an art installation. According to DNAinfo, New York Restoration Project Sherman Creek campus director Jason Smith explained that photographer Luis Baez-Correa used food coloring and a water gun to dye the ice for over a month.

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World Architecture News
January 7, 2014

The New York Restoration Project recently announced that architecture firm Bade Stageberg Cox (BSC) had won its EDGEucation Pavilion Design Competition to create a state-of-the-art flood-resistant outdoor recreation and learning centre at Sherman Creek Park on the Harlem River shoreline in New York.

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DNA Info
January 3, 2014 | Nigel Chiwaya

According to New York Restoration Project Sherman Creek campus director Jason Smith, the icicles were given their colors by photographer Luis Baez-Correa, who used food coloring and a water gun to dye the ice for more than a month. Baez-Correa has even changed the colors periodically, Smith added.

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Manhattan Times
December 24, 2013 | Gregg McQueen

 

Already a stunning oasis on the Harlem River’s shoreline in Inwood and Washington Heights, Sherman Creek Park is about to become even more impressive.

 

New York Restoration Project (NYRP), the non-profit organization that maintains the park, which includes Swindler Cove, recently selected Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bade Stageberg Cox to design a flood-resistant outdoor recreation and learning center on the riverbank.

 

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Inhabitat
December 23, 2013 | Lucy Wang

 

The Harlem River Waterfront is set to receive a major sustainable upgrade based on Bade Stageberg Cox (BSC)'s designs for a flood-resistant outdoor recreation and learning center. The winner of the New York Restoration Project's (NYRP) EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition, BSC’s pavilion was designed as part of outgoing Mayor Bloomberg's initiative to increase storm and social resilience along the city's shorelines. The new development will also offer greater recreational and educational opportunities along the Harlem River waterfront at Sherman Creek Park.

 

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Times Ledger
December 18, 2013 | Sarina Trangle

New flood mitigation equipment has cropped up in Long Island City in the form of bark, leaves and ditches along the Steinway & Sons property.

After three months of work, the parking lot of the piano manufacturer now boasts shrubbery and swales designed to absorb rainwater and prevent it from surging into the city sewage system, which sometimes overflows and spills into the city waterways during major storms.

The piano manufacturing company, at 1 Steinway Place, was among six urban forestry projects undertaken by the environmental group New York Restoration Project with a $400,000 grant secured from the Greening Western Queens Fund in 2011. The fund strives to help communities affected by the massive blackout in 2006 become more energy efficient. The Con Edison power failure paralyzed western Queens, leaving residents and businesses without electricity for days.

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DNA Info
December 17, 2013 | Nigel Chiwaya

INWOOD — A Brooklyn architecture firm won a contest to redesign the Sherman Creek waterfront — as part of a fundraising drive to make the project possible.

DUMBO-based Bade Stageberg Cox beat seven other New York City firms to build a boathouse and educational center at Sherman Creek as part of the waterfront's continued redevelopment.

The contest was launched in July by the creek's caretaker, the New York Restoration Project, as part of a bid to spur donations to cover the cost of construction, estimated at $1 million.

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New York Daily News
December 12, 2013 | Matt Chaban

Bette Midler is floating another big idea for the Harlem River.

The New York Restoration project, founded by the Divine Miss M, has been managing Inwood’s 15-acre Sherman Creek Park for 17 years. Now the nonprofit is prepared to install its crown jewel — albeit a rusty one.

The last untouched half-acre of this former brownfield is set to become a boathouse and outdoor classroom surrounding an existing launch in the river.

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Curbed NY
December 12, 2013 | Jessica Dailey

The New York Restoration Project turned a former dumping ground into one of Manhattan's most beautiful parks 10 years ago, and now the last untouched half-acre of Sherman Creek Park is finally being transformed. The Daily News reports that the Restoration Project selected the Brooklyn-based architecture firm Bade Stageberg Cox to design a storm-resistant boathouse and education center for the green space on the shore of the Harlem River. The nonprofit launched the EDGE/ucation Pavillion Design Competition this summer, and the winning proposal calls for two rusted-steel pavilions with perforated sides. Architect Jane Stageberg told the News, "We want these buildings to embrace the river, not recede from it."

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Reuters
December 9, 2013

"The Emmy, Grammy, and Tony winner relies on her research and her emotions to guide her philanthropic activities. She discusses her three decades of developing gardens throughout New York City."

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Inhabitat
December 4, 2013 | Lucy Wang

"The nonprofit New York Restoration Project (NYRP) is transforming the 53,500-square-foot concrete lot by installing storm water capture systems that will help absorb about 404,000 gallons of water a year — a project the group hopes will inspire other property owners to turn their parking lots into green spaces."

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