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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Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

Health Officials Warn People Not to Touch Contaminated Seafood at NYC Asian Markets

A rare skin infection contracted through touching contaminated seafood has afflicted at least 30 people in the New York City area. Health officials are warning New Yorkers to avoid touching raw

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Notice Anything Wrong with These NYC Townhouses?

Notice Anything Wrong with These NYC Townhouses?

Notice anything strange about these doors? They seem pretty difficult to enter or exit through, right? But that's okay because the "townhouses" they're attached to actually aren't what they seem

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PHOTOS: World Trade Center Transportation Hub Gets a Shiny New PATH Platform

PHOTOS: World Trade Center Transportation Hub Gets a Shiny New PATH Platform

NY and NJ commuters welcomed an elegant new PATH train platform last week - the first one of its kind to open at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub in downtown Manhattan. Called Platform

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to IKEA’s Chief Sustainability Officer Steve Howard

Why does IKEA care about sustainability? Kind of a hard question... Steve Howard: I'm going to give you a slightly long answer, if that's okay. Long but structured. We have many businesses

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PHOTOS: We Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike with the New ShareRoller

PHOTOS: We Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike with the New ShareRoller

The ShareRoller is the world's first portable motor designed specifically for transforming Citi Bikes into electric bikes. The compact, 6-7 lb. device will be available for pre-order starting

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High Line Park’s Final Section Will Pay Homage to Its Wild Roots

High Line Park’s Final Section Will Pay Homage to Its Wild Roots

While we enjoy the manicured look of the High Line's first two sections, we're definitely looking forward to seeing the more natural aesthetic of the elevated park's final portion. Called the

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6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

6 Edible Plants You Can Forage for in New York City

Garlic mustard, ramps and blackberries may sound like ingredients you'd spot on a menu at a chichi restaurant, but did you know that they can all be found growing in New York City parks? We

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BOOK REVIEW: Bridgette Meinhold’s Urgent Architecture Showcases 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

BOOK REVIEW: Bridgette Meinhold’s Urgent Architecture Showcases 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World

James&Mau's Casa El Tiemblo is an energy-efficient home made of four stacked shipping containers. Urgent Architecture is an organized, straightforward, no-nonsense collection of

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Trippy Book-Themed Cafe Beckons Bibliophiles Inside for Espresso

Trippy Book-Themed Cafe Beckons Bibliophiles Inside for Espresso

Care for a side of trompe l'oeil to go with your coffee? Then head over to D'espresso Cafe in New York City to get your fix of both. The tiny and trippy space beckons bibliophiles in with what

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Is There an Underground Home Hidden Beneath Queens?

Is There an Underground Home Hidden Beneath Queens?

The space beneath what is now a nondescript field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens was once occupied by a luxurious underground home, and some believe that the subterranean residence

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How Can We Waterproof Our Future?

How Can We Waterproof Our Future?

The Sea Tree design by architect Koen Olthuis (c) Waterstudio.NL When the movie Waterworld premiered in 1995, people regarded the Kevin Costner flick as a fairly ridiculous post-apocalyptic

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How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

How to Avoid Going Insane While Sharing a Tiny Apartment with Your Significant Other

As much as we adore small spaces, it's hard to deny that living in super close quarters with your significant other can cause a strain on your relationship. In the spirit of Valentine's Day,

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INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse with 200+ Plants!

INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes On Transforming Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse with 200+ Plants!

Some people collect stamps, other people collect cats. Summer Rayne Oakes collects plants - in a big way! The Brooklyn-based model/activist/botanist has transformed her apartment into a

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Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

Meet the Tiny House Family Who Built an Amazing Mini Home for Just $12,000

The Tiny House Family recently went on Anderson Cooper. As you can see, the actual-size outline of their home in black is even smaller than the show's stage! INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little

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New York Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

New York Proposes Ban on Water-Polluting Microbeads Found in Beauty Products

While they might give you a glowing complexion, the tiny microbeads found in your face and body washes pose a big threat to waterways and aquatic life. In order to prevent the small but harmful

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Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

Sign This Petition to Help Stop the Killing of Mute Swans in New York

A proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to kill the population of mute swans in Prospect Park has got area animal lovers seeing red. The argument for the plan is that the

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Score a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network’s Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

Score a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network’s Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

We're giving away $250 passes to Social Media Week 2014 to 10 lucky readers, and it's easy to enter. Just comment on this post with a question about how social media and crowdfunding are

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VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

VIDEO: How to Make Delectable Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes for Your Valentine

Wondering what sweet treats to give your Valentine this Friday? Here's a delectable recipe that is sure to delight. Follow along as Inhabitots' pint-sized pastry chef Petey Rojas shows you the

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Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Watch This Amazing Video of Norman the Bike-Riding Dog

Norman developed his talents with help from his owner, Karen Cobb, who can be seen coaching and encouraging him in his videos. When he's not riding, he competes in agility, herding and obedience

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits the Studio of Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits the Studio of Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

Inhabitat recently had the chance to visit the studio of photographer Elena Lyakir and furniture designer Eric Slayton, a couple based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Read on to see what the duo had to

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PHOTOS: Young Projects’ Playful, Matchmaking Sculpture Pops Up in Times Square

PHOTOS: Young Projects’ Playful, Matchmaking Sculpture Pops Up in Times Square

Young Projects has made it a little bit easier to find love in the big city with their unique interactive sculpture in Times Square. Called "Match-Maker", the intriguing heart-shaped public

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Aqua Star’s Underwater Electric Scooter Charts the Ocean Depths

Aqua Star’s Underwater Electric Scooter Charts the Ocean Depths

Unlike the previous AS-1 model, the AS-2 can seat two, meaning you can bring a buddy along with you on your adventures. Once you're sitting on the scooter, you lower a yellow, Darth Vader-esque

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Iconic New York State World’s Fair Pavilion Saved from Demolition

Iconic New York State World’s Fair Pavilion Saved from Demolition

Once a marvel that attracted visitors from around the globe, Philip Johnson's New York State Pavilion has slowly become a modern ruin since the 1964 World's Fair. The famous structure had been

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Help This Awesome Woman Hand Out Warm Socks to NYC’s Homeless

Help This Awesome Woman Hand Out Warm Socks to NYC’s Homeless

If you feel like this winter has been a cold one, imagine going through it with no socks. That thought is what spurred New Yorker Saije Bashaw to spend her free time handing out warm socks

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6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

6 Easy-to-Do DIY Projects That Won’t Ruin Your Relationship

TABLE FOR TWO If you've ever coveted one of those designer, distressed-wood coffee tables, here's your chance to make your own and save a whole lot of loot while you're at it. This DIY was done

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DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

DIY: How to Make Homemade Valentine’s Day Fortune Cookies for Your Sweet!

HOME MADE FORTUNE COOKIE INGREDIENTS: - 1/4 cup of unbleached all-purpose flour - 1/4 cup of regular sugar - 1 egg white (you can substitute in 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp.

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Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Former NYC Mayor Sets His Eyes on Restoring the World’s Fish Populations

Michael Bloomberg may have relinquished his role as New York City's mayor, but when it comes to ways he can continue to serve people, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. One of

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Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

Plans for World Trade Center Liberty Park Include 300-Foot Living Wall

Plans for the World Trade Center site's Liberty Park have been pretty hush hush up until now, but AECOM recently revealed new renderings of the elevated space at a community board meeting. The

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Times Square to Host Playful Matchmaking Sculpture for Valentine’s Day

Times Square to Host Playful Matchmaking Sculpture for Valentine’s Day

New York's Times Square will soon play host to a Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine's Day in Times Square thanks to

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1 WTC’s LED Spire Illuminated with Super Bowl Team Colors

1 WTC’s LED Spire Illuminated with Super Bowl Team Colors

One World Trade Center may not be open yet, but its spire will be lit up every night until Sunday as a celebration of Super Bowl XLVIII. The spire's energy-efficient LED lights will alternate

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