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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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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Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

Airbnb Scores Victory in NYC: Judge Rules That Host’s Actions Were Actually Not Illegal

A ruling made by an NYC judge fining an Airbnb host $2,400 for renting out his room caused quite a stir in May, but now another judge has overturned the decision. The victory is a boon to New

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Giant Version of Mouse Trap Board Game Pops Up in Queens, NY

Giant Version of Mouse Trap Board Game Pops Up in Queens, NY

Remember that board game called Mouse Trap where you had to trigger a series of mechanisms to eventually trap a mouse? If you thought that was fun, Mark Perez has amplified the effect about a

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Google Glass App Helps Citi Bike Riders Get Hands-Free Directions and Info

Google Glass App Helps Citi Bike Riders Get Hands-Free Directions and Info

A new Google Glass app is helping to elevate NYC's already futuristic Citi Bike bike share program. Developed by R/GA Prototype Studio, the app allows riders to access info and directions right

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New Renderings of Dramatic “Mantaray” Overlook for Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveiled

New Renderings of Dramatic “Mantaray” Overlook for Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveiled

A lot of excitement has been surrounding the upcoming development of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6, and new renderings of the project's dramatic "Mantaray" overlook have fueled the fire even

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VIDEO: See a BMX Master Perform Sick Stunts on a 40-lb. Citi Bike

VIDEO: See a BMX Master Perform Sick Stunts on a 40-lb. Citi Bike

By now, you've probably seen Citi Bikes being used in numerous ways - as exercise machines, chairs and even as regular old bikes. But Animal New York recently set out to show a more agile side

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Iconic Eero Saarinen Airport Terminal to Be Reborn as a Hotel

Iconic Eero Saarinen Airport Terminal to Be Reborn as a Hotel

Eero Saarinen fans might be sad to hear that the JFK terminal building designed by the architecture legend has fallen into disuse, but it turns out there's a silver lining around that cloud.

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[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

[PHOTOS] Controversial SPURA plan for NYC’s Lower East Side Revealed: SHoP Architects Designed Andy Warhol Museum!

Inhabitat has called Manhattan's Lower East Side home for close to a decade now, so we've been following SPURA, the project to redevelop a massive parcel of land in the neighborhood, quite

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The Human-Harp Project Turns the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human-Harp Project Turns the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

If you ever looked up at the Brooklyn Bridge's rows of suspension cables and thought that it looked like a giant harp, you're not the only one. Artist Di Mainstone recently made that very

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2013 International Green Building Conference Kicks Off in Singapore

2013 International Green Building Conference Kicks Off in Singapore

This morning, delegates from more than 35 countries gathered at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore for the 2013 International Green Building Conference to exchange

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Who is the Greenest Candidate for NYC Mayor?

Who is the Greenest Candidate for NYC Mayor?

The New York City mayoral race has been heating up with candidates making their final attempts to woo voters before the primary election tomorrow . So far, most of the candidates have been

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INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

INTERVIEW: Ecouterre Talks to Designer Victoria Bartlett About Cruelty-Free Fashion

At Ecouterre, we've always been fascinated with designer Victoria Bartlett's ability to create fantastic fashions without having to use the furs and skins of animals. So we were delighted to

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Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive’: a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan

Inhabitat Talks to Lisa Katayama About ‘We Are All Radioactive’: a Crowdfunded Video Series About Surfers Rebuilding Japan

INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series? Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to

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Plans for High Line-Style Park in Queens Move Forward with Feasibility Study

Plans for High Line-Style Park in Queens Move Forward with Feasibility Study

The score was Friends of the Queensway: 1, Haters: 0 this week as the controversial proposal to turn a disused rail line in Kew Gardens into a new High Line-esque park secured $1 million in

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Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Former Director of NYC Dept. of City Planning Says Giant Rotterdam-Style Floodgates Could Protect NYC from the Next Superstorm

Before Hurricane Sandy, building giant sea walls to protect NYC from storm surges may have sounded extreme, but now respected urban planners are considering it as a viable solution. The New York

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RFP for NYC’s Flood-Protecting Seaport City Puts It a Step Closer to Reality

RFP for NYC’s Flood-Protecting Seaport City Puts It a Step Closer to Reality

If you thought New York City was just playing around when it proposed building a mini city onto the side of Manhattan to protect it from future storms, check this out. Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg

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Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

Floating Harvest Dome Made of 450 Umbrellas Returns to NYC!

New Yorkers who weren't able to catch the mysterious, floating Harvest Dome before it crashed into Riker's Island now have a second chance to view it. Harvest Dome 2.0 is a new, improved version

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INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

INTERVIEW: Why John Bartlett Thinks Cruelty-Free Fashion is Going to the Dogs (Literally!)

Fashion designer John Bartlett is best known for his classic American garments, but when he's not creating impeccable clothes, he's passionate about spreading awareness about animal welfare. We

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“Human Kennel” Hotel Offers 7×5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night in New York City

“Human Kennel” Hotel Offers 7×5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night in New York City

Despite having a name like Sun Bright Hotel, this dingy and dank NYC establishment hides a dark secret. The hostile, er, hostel-style hotel, located in Manhattan's Chinatown district, features

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Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

Will a 10 Cent Fee Finally Get New Yorkers to Kick the Plastic Bag Habit?

They say the best things in life are free, but unfortunately so are some of the worst things - like plastic bags at New York City groceries, convenience stores and other retailers. But that

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VIDEO: Voice Tunnel Illuminates Inside of NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel with Interactive Light Show

VIDEO: Voice Tunnel Illuminates Inside of NYC’s Park Avenue Tunnel with Interactive Light Show

While it may look like the inside of a 90s nightclub, the stroberiffic scene you see above is actually the inside of New York City's Park Avenue Tunnel. This Saturday, the 17th, will be the

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INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

INTERVIEW: Summer Rayne Oakes Talks to Kavita Parmar About the IOU Project

The IOU Project is a movement to rethink how goods are produced and sold in order to benefit people and the planet, not just big business. Recently, Summer Rayne Oakes, co-founder

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Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Draws Daylight Down into NYC Subway System

Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Draws Daylight Down into NYC Subway System

The NYC subway system is one of the fastest, greenest ways to get around town, but one common complaint is that stations are underground, dark and never see the light of day. JCDA, Grimshaw

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Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

Dead Dolphins Washing Ashore on the East Coast of the U.S. in Alarming Numbers

This summer, over a hundred dead dolphins washed up on the shores of the East Coast of the United States, and scientists are baffled about the cause. Whatever is hurting the animals is

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“Harry” the Shark Spotted Swimming Near Long Island

“Harry” the Shark Spotted Swimming Near Long Island

This shark must have heard that it was Shark Week, because he's been making appearances along the Long Island shore. According to The Long Island Herald, the fishy fellow (or female) has been

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Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

Dancing Towers: SHoP Architects’ New NYC Complex Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects recently broke ground on their Dancing Towers complex on Manhattan's East Side and we're not surprised to hear that they might be considering adding some storm resistance

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