Yuka Yoneda

 

Yuka is a writer and reporter from Queens, New York. She received her bachelor’s in business management from Stony Brook University and holds a degree in exhibit design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to being the NYC editor of Inhabitat, Yuka is a practicing turophile and a known JeDIY master. Her love of maker culture and crafting has a lot to do with what she's seen around her in NYC, and she believes that if you can "make it" here, you can "make it" anywhere. Yuka's refashioned clothing and DIY ideas have been featured on The Today Show, Glamour, HGTV.com and other websites and magazines. Yuka also writes for Ecouterre and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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Invasive Asian Cockroaches Spotted in New York Can Resist Extreme Cold

Invasive Asian Cockroaches Spotted in New York Can Resist Extreme Cold

It seems that New York City's reputation as a melting pot extends to its 6-legged creatures as well. A species of invasive Asian cockroach was spotted for the first time on U.S. soil at the

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Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The

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New Yorkers Are Moving into Mobile Homes to Avoid Expensive Rents

New Yorkers Are Moving into Mobile Homes to Avoid Expensive Rents

Problem: You can't afford the rent in your desired neighborhood. Solution: Move into a mobile home and then just park in your area of choice. The trend is nothing new in other parts of the world

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Score Amazing Green Gifts and Support New Amsterdam School with Their Annual Holiday Auction

Score Amazing Green Gifts and Support New Amsterdam School with Their Annual Holiday Auction

Give lower Manhattan youngsters the gift of education while also purchasing some great green presents for your friends and family. The New Amsterdam School's Annual Holiday Auction is offering

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New World Trade Center Park Will Perch Above 9/11 Memorial Site

New World Trade Center Park Will Perch Above 9/11 Memorial Site

If this is your first time hearing anything about the new park planned for the World Trade Center site, that's probably because it's been kept relatively covert until now. As mentioned in The

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Decades of Art Destroyed as NYC Graffiti Mecca Gets Painted White Overnight

Decades of Art Destroyed as NYC Graffiti Mecca Gets Painted White Overnight

New Yorkers were shocked yesterday to find that the 5 Pointz graffiti mecca, an unofficial Queens landmark, had been painted white overnight, destroying decades of art. The owners of the

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Micro-Housing Concept Transforms Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Micro-Housing Concept Transforms Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

What is a city to do when it has a surplus of people and a shortage of affordable places for them to live? Korean architect Donghyun Kim's solution to NYC's current housing crisis is a creative

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot’s Angry, Stomping Foot

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot’s Angry, Stomping Foot

A giant, stomping robot foot is pretty difficult to ignore, so Inhabitat really had no choice but to check out eatART's Prosthesis "Anti-Robot" at last week's Engadget Expand. The zero-emissions

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Leonardo DiCaprio Purchases Vitamin C Shower-Equipped Apartment in NYC

Leonardo DiCaprio Purchases Vitamin C Shower-Equipped Apartment in NYC

Word on the street is that megastar Leonardo DiCaprio has finally settled on a new green home in NYC's Greenwich Village. In keeping with the actor's well-documented green sensibilities, the

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12 Years After 9/11, 4 World Trade Center Tower Opens Today

12 Years After 9/11, 4 World Trade Center Tower Opens Today

This morning, 4 World Trade Center became the first new tower to open at the WTC site. New Yorkers welcomed the LEED Gold-seeking building, which marks an age of rebirth for Lower Manhattan

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Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

3D printers are great, but what if you need to fabricate something larger than a basketball or stronger than a piece of plastic? That's the question that Brooklyn-based design consultancy Pensa

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14 Delightfully Tiny Hobbit Homes

14 Delightfully Tiny Hobbit Homes

Hobbit homes aren't just for Middle Earthlings anymore. Regular humans can now own their very own cozy Hobbit Holes made to order by Wooden Wonders, a Maine-based company. Click here to take a

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New Green School to Open in New York City’s East Village

New Green School to Open in New York City’s East Village

Relief is on the way for downtown Manhattan parents who are worried about increasingly overcrowded classrooms and teach-to-the-test mentality. The New Amsterdam School, lower Manhattan's first

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Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

Coconut-Shaped Bamboo Dome Built Without a Single Nail

We've seen other bamboo buildings before but what makes Nghia's stand out is the dynamic domed shapes he is able to achieve with the material - especially without the use of modern machinery or

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ELECTION 2013: Who Would Be the Greener NYC Mayor?

ELECTION 2013: Who Would Be the Greener NYC Mayor?

New Yorkers are heading to the polls today to elect the next mayor of their city. The two candidates, republican Joe Lhota and democrat Bill de Blasio, have some big shoes to fill when it comes

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Brooke Shields’ Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Costume Wins Halloween

Brooke Shields’ Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Costume Wins Halloween

It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio has some strong competition when it comes to Citi Bike-loving celebs. For Halloween this year, actress Brooke Shields decided to don a truly unique Citi Bike

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See the First Section of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to Open to the Public (PHOTOS)

See the First Section of the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to Open to the Public (PHOTOS)

The first section of the nearly $4 billion World Trade Center Transportation Hub is now open to the public. Designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, the World Trade Center West

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VIDEO: How To Make Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

VIDEO: How To Make Yummy Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

Pumpkin pie might be tried and true, but if you want to make a unique fall treat that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe, check out our scrumptious vegan pumpkin chocolate

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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

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This Picture is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! See Shocking Images from the Devastating Hurricane Sandy – One Year Ago

This Picture is NOT PHOTOSHOPPED! See Shocking Images from the Devastating Hurricane Sandy – One Year Ago

It's hard to believe, but tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy - and the Museum of the City of New York will be commemorating the milestone with a powerful collection

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Banksy’s Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

Banksy’s Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

arab spring, Banksy, banksy nyc, banksy sphinx, Better Out Than In, cinderblock sculpture, graffiti art, middle east, mobile installations, new york city, political art, Public Art, Queens,

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New Article Sheds Light on NYC’s Potential for Dangerous Future Food Shortages

New Article Sheds Light on NYC’s Potential for Dangerous Future Food Shortages

You've likely heard of food deserts, but did you know that New York City is a food island? Connected to the rest of the world by bridges and tunnels, stores in the metropolis have been rendered

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World’s Largest Pumpkin Gets Transformed into a Creeptastic Carnivorous Plant (PHOTOS)

World’s Largest Pumpkin Gets Transformed into a Creeptastic Carnivorous Plant (PHOTOS)

Feed me, Seymour! Gourd carver extraordinaire Ray Villafane returned to the New York Botanical Garden this year to transform the world's largest pumpkin into a scene right from Little Shop of

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Tour 4 Amazing Penthouses, Lofts and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours (PHOTOS)

Tour 4 Amazing Penthouses, Lofts and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours (PHOTOS)

Image © David Hoston Architect Indoor slides, climbing walls, rooftop solariums, 50-foot-high ceilings, private pools - if you can dream it up, chances are that one of these

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Banksy’s Super Adorable But Horribly Sad “Sirens of the Lambs” Features Stuffed Animals Riding to Their Slaughter

Banksy’s Super Adorable But Horribly Sad “Sirens of the Lambs” Features Stuffed Animals Riding to Their Slaughter

We really can't decide whether to laugh or cry after watching this super adorable but simultaneously horribly sad video of British street artist Banksy's latest work. Called "The Sirens of the

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Are Chickens That Eat at the Same Restaurants Where They’re Served the Latest Food Trend?

Are Chickens That Eat at the Same Restaurants Where They’re Served the Latest Food Trend?

We're not sure whether to be impressed or disturbed by a new food trend that has been growing in popularity among New York chefs - chickens that are fed scraps from the same four-star

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6 Innovative, Flood-Resistant Homes from the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition

6 Innovative, Flood-Resistant Homes from the 3C Comprehensive Coastal Communities Competition

After suffering from millions of dollars worth of damage caused by Hurricane Sandy last year, Long Island is serious about never facing the same fate again. In order to get on the road to

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Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Really Loves to Citi Bike (PHOTOS)

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio Really Loves to Citi Bike (PHOTOS)

By now, it's no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio is an avid Citi Biker. The superstar has been photographed riding all around Manhattan on the blue bikes, and Inhabitat even saw him about to embark

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Dr. John Keung About Singapore’s Green Mark Building Certification System

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Speaks to Dr. John Keung About Singapore’s Green Mark Building Certification System

If you're a regular Inhabitat reader, you're probably already familiar with LEED, BREEAM, Passivhaus and even LBC, but there's another green building certification program that you should know

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Tornado Watch in Effect for New York Today Until Evening

Tornado Watch in Effect for New York Today Until Evening

Image © Adnan Islam  If the New York skies are looking a bit ominous to you today, your extreme weather radar is right on the money. The NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center issued a tornado

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