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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“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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PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

PHOTOS: Weird But Wonderful Japanese Victorian Mash-Up Home Adds Flair to Brooklyn Neighborhood

If asked where this very unique home was located, New York City probably wouldn't be your guess - but that's exactly where it is! The curious Japanese/Victorian mash-up house can be found in the

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10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK’s Future of Home Living Exhibit

10 Double Duty Furniture Designs Spotted at PSFK’s Future of Home Living Exhibit

From tables that moonlight as computers to wall shelves that fill in as desks, multi-purpose furniture pieces are double the pleasure and double the fun. Inhabitat recently found a whole bunch

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Doctors Allowed to Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Obese and Overweight New Yorkers in NYC

Doctors Allowed to Prescribe Fruits and Vegetables to Obese and Overweight New Yorkers in NYC

Image via Shutterstock It may sound like common sense, but doctors in New York City were just recently allowed the ability to officially prescribe fruits and vegetables as treatment for

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New York’s So-Called Greenest Skyscraper Actually Found to Be an Energy Hog

New York’s So-Called Greenest Skyscraper Actually Found to Be an Energy Hog

It looks like all that glitters is not LEED Gold (or LEED Platinum in the case of 1 Bryant Park). The NYC skyscraper has been called the greenest in the city but according to a report by The New

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How Abandoned Post Offices Could Be Revived as Local Supermarkets

How Abandoned Post Offices Could Be Revived as Local Supermarkets

Some of the most beautiful structures in the United States are post offices, but with more and more people using email as opposed to snail mail, many of these historic buildings are shuttering

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Artist Benjamin Jones About His Incredible Sustainable TreeHouse

Some of us were lucky enough to have moms or dads build treehouses for us - for the rest of us, there's Benjamin Jones. The artist recently brought his colorful TreeHouse made of sustainable

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See the Four Finalists Selected to Design Storm-Resistant Housing in the Rockaways

See the Four Finalists Selected to Design Storm-Resistant Housing in the Rockaways

Ennead Architects, Lateral Office, Seeding Office and White Arkitekter were recently selected from over 100 others competing in the "For a Resilient Rockaway" (FAR ROC) challenge to design

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INTERVIEW: Panasonic’s Haruyuki Ishio Gives Us the Inside Scoop About Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

INTERVIEW: Panasonic’s Haruyuki Ishio Gives Us the Inside Scoop About Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about Fujisawa SST and what Panasonic is hoping to accomplish with this new endeavor? Mr. Ishio: From the business perspective, our Fujisawa Sustainable

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to CodeGreen Solutions’ Stephen Rizzo About Greening Existing Buildings

CodeGreen's own LEED Platinum office space in NYC INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little bit about CodeGreen and what it does? Stephen: CodeGreen finds solutions for bringing sustainability and

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New Prefab Disaster Housing Prototype to Be Tested Out in NYC

New Prefab Disaster Housing Prototype to Be Tested Out in NYC

New York City wasn't ready when Hurricane Sandy hit last year, but city officials are hoping that a new prefab disaster housing prototype will help them prepare for the next big storm. Part of

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12 Survival Supplies You Should Have in Case of a Hurricane

12 Survival Supplies You Should Have in Case of a Hurricane

Forecasters are predicting that the Gulf Coast and Atlantic states are going to see yet another tumultuous hurricane season, but many people in these areas still aren't prepared for another

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Shimmering 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Shimmering 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

One World Trade Center isn't expected to be complete until 2014, but here's some news that should tide us over for a bit while we wait. Last week, Westchester's LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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Zaha Hadid’s First NYC Building Planned for Site Along the High Line

Zaha Hadid’s First NYC Building Planned for Site Along the High Line

Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Zaha Hadid is the latest celebrity architect to design a building along NYC's famous High Line park. The luxury condo at 520 West 28th Street in

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See Inside NYC’s New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach “Pods”

See Inside NYC’s New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach “Pods”

They might look more like Star Wars AT-ATs than bathrooms, but these new flood-proof, prefab beach buildings are causing quite a splash at several NYC beaches. Garrison Architects designed and

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PHOTOS: Giant Sand Castle Starts Taking Shape in New York City

PHOTOS: Giant Sand Castle Starts Taking Shape in New York City

An 18-ft-tall sand castle has begun to take shape in front of 1 New York Plaza in Lower Manhattan. Inhabitat had a chance to stop by yesterday and meet sand sculptor extraordinaire Matt Long as

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CORRECTION: Flyer About NYPD Releasing Perfluorocarbon Gas into Subway is Fake But the Gas Part is Real

CORRECTION: Flyer About NYPD Releasing Perfluorocarbon Gas into Subway is Fake But the Gas Part is Real

On Tuesday, Inhabitat published an article reporting that the MTA distributed a flyer thanking NYC train riders for participating in an NYPD study where perfluorocarbon gas would be pumped into

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HGTV’s David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips to Maximize Your Tiny Apartment

HGTV’s David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips to Maximize Your Tiny Apartment

Looking for ways to give your small space big style? Inhabitat recently got a chance to tap HGTV Design Star David Bromstad for some of his top tips for making the most of tiny apartments. From

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Statue of Liberty Set to Re-Open Tomorrow in Time for 4th of July

Statue of Liberty Set to Re-Open Tomorrow in Time for 4th of July

What better way to celebrate Independence Day than by ringing in the grand re-opening of Lady Liberty herself? The Statue of Liberty has been closed for months now after suffering severe damage

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Potentially Deadly Tiger Mosquitoes Begin to Feed in New Jersey

Potentially Deadly Tiger Mosquitoes Begin to Feed in New Jersey

Image via Shutterstock New Jersey residents may have made it through Cicadapocalypse 2013 unscathed, but now they're facing an even scarier foe - the Asian tiger mosquito. Named for their

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HOW TO: Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles at Home

HOW TO: Make Your Own Yummy Popsicles at Home

Popsicles are a summer staple, and for good reason - they're refreshing and delicious! If you're a fan of these icy treats but aren't big on high fructose corn syrup, hard to pronounce chemicals

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Plus-Shaped Pool is One Step Closer to Floating on NYC’s East River

Plus-Shaped Pool is One Step Closer to Floating on NYC’s East River

An amazing floating pool is being planned for NYC's East River, but it needs your help. Called the + Pool because of its plus-shaped design, the waterbody already has the backing of many New

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Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

Could the Citi Bike System Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC?

The media has been all over the fact that opportunistic New Yorkers have been using docked Citi Bikes as their own personal exercise machines, but what if all of that pedal power could actually

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Nike’s Skate Park Barge Floats Atop NYC’s East River with Skaters Aboard (PHOTOS)

Nike’s Skate Park Barge Floats Atop NYC’s East River with Skaters Aboard (PHOTOS)

That wasn't any ordinary barge you saw floating in the East River last weekend - it was Nike's SB Safari Skate Park! The 250-ft mini island boasted a series of ramps, rails and hills just like

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PHOTOS: Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Crazy Yarnbombed Van by Olek Pops Up in Brooklyn

We've seen our fair share of crazy crochet-wrapped objects, but this yarnbombed van by Olek might take the cake. The nimble-fingered yarntist covered the vehicle with her signature rainbow-camo

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Nathan Sawaya’s “Must-See” LEGO Art Exhibition Comes to New York

Nathan Sawaya’s “Must-See” LEGO Art Exhibition Comes to New York

Brick artist extraordinaire Nathan Sawaya is back in NYC, this time with a collection of eye-popping 3D artworks all made of LEGO. Called "Art of the Brick", the show has been hailed by CNN as a

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AT&T Unveils Solar-Powered Street Charge Phone Charging Stations in NYC

AT&T Unveils Solar-Powered Street Charge Phone Charging Stations in NYC

Yesterday, AT&T, Goal Zero and Pensa unveiled Street Charge, a new way for New Yorkers to charge their phones on-the-go using solar power. The new tree-like modules will be placed around the

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MS PlanetSolar Turanor: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Docks in NYC

MS PlanetSolar Turanor: World’s Largest Solar-Powered Boat Docks in NYC

Inhabitat is getting our sea legs this morning aboard the world's largest solar-powered boat, which docked today at the North Cove Marina in downtown Manhattan. NYC is the MS Tûranor

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NYC Set to Roll Out Citywide Composting Program

NYC Set to Roll Out Citywide Composting Program

New Yorkers who have been lugging their food scraps to composting centers in the city may be catching a break very soon. Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce shortly a new citywide composting

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