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Best Dog Run (Adorably) Photographed; Solar 2 Gets Funds

QUEENS?During our Outdoors Week festivities in June, we held a contest to determine the city's best dog run. The winner was Freeway Dog Park in Rockaway Beach (read what its nominator had to say), so we journeyed out to the park last week for a photo op. Adorbs! [CurbedWire Staff]

EAST RIVER?The Solar 2 project, an 8,000-square-foot carbon neutral building on the East River at 23rd Street, has just received $1.25 million in funding from the City Council. That's on top of the $6.1 million the project has already raised; it needs $10 million to get rolling on construction. Does that mean this thing will actually happen? Here's what it's supposed to look like if so. [CurbedWire Inbox]