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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New York Set to Legalize Medical Marijuana

New York Set to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Photo via Shutterstock Despite his opposition to similar measures in the past, Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to take action towards legalizing the use of medical marijuana in New York

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One World Trade Center is Set to Open in 2014

One World Trade Center is Set to Open in 2014

We've got a lot to look forward to in the new year, including the opening of the long-awaited One World Trade Center. The tower's construction has faced many obstacles over the past few years,

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6 Natural Hangover Remedies to Cure What Ails Ya on New Year’s Day

6 Natural Hangover Remedies to Cure What Ails Ya on New Year’s Day

BANANAS You might have heard that bananas are favored by athletes because they contain potassium and it's that same reason that makes them great hangover cures. When you're hungover, your body

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32,000+ LEDs Will Light Up 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

32,000+ LEDs Will Light Up 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

New York City will be ringing in 2014 tonight with a dazzling, energy-efficient ball drop featuring over 32,000 LEDs in Times Square. The 11,875 lb. geodesic sphere boasts 2,688 Waterford

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Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

You might recall that this summer, Inhabitat brought up the possibility of using Citi Bikes to generate pedal power, and it looks like the folks behind the blue bikes might have taken notice.

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Top 6 DIY Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 DIY Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

2013 was one of the biggest years yet for DIY fans with tutorials showing you how to make your own natural face creams and build your own vertical mason jar herb gardens topping the traffic

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Top 6 Art Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Art Stories of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

From a room that let us walk through the rain without getting wet to a repurposed slaughterhouse truck filled with wailing stuffed animals, 2013 saw a vast assortment of eco-art stories that had

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The Empowerment Plan Provides Detroit’s Homeless with Warm Coats That Double as Sleeping Bags

The Empowerment Plan Provides Detroit’s Homeless with Warm Coats That Double as Sleeping Bags

They say that if you give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he'll eat for a lifetime - and social entrepreneur Veronika Scott is proving that the old adage rings

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How to Reuse, Recycle and Green Your After Christmas Waste

How to Reuse, Recycle and Green Your After Christmas Waste

Want to get a P.H.D. in what to do with your P.H.W.? (That's short for post-holiday waste in case you didn't know.) While you may not have heard of the term (we kind of just made it up), we're

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The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is the star of holidays in NYC, but what happens to it when the festivities are over? The awesome answer might surprise you. Read on to find out what it is.

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HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

HOW TO: Recycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

Ah, the day after Christmas - if you've been greening your holiday thus far, why stop now? One of the simplest ways to keep up the great eco-work is to recycle that colorful mound of ripped-up

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14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

14 Last Minute Gifts for the Green Procrastinator

STUFF THEY LOVE BOX It's happened again - you have just a few hours left until your holiday gift exchange and you're utterly present-less. Luckily, your local supermarket, drugstore or whatever

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‘Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas…

‘Twas the Night Before (a Green) Christmas…

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the green house "We're not ready for Christmas yet!" the whole family groused They'd all been too busy working and living Seems like only a

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14 Fun DIY Gifts to Make for Everyone on Your Holiday List

14 Fun DIY Gifts to Make for Everyone on Your Holiday List

Get crafty this holiday season and trade in bland, mass-made gifts for one-of-a-kind presents your friends and family will love. All you need is a little elbow grease and our easy DIY tutorials

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14 Heirloom Gifts That Will Stand the Test of Time

14 Heirloom Gifts That Will Stand the Test of Time

Presents don't always have to be recycled or made of sustainable materials to be green. Heirlooms can be just as eco-friendly if they are beautiful, well-made objects that your family members

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Massive SuperPier Shipping Container Complex Coming to NYC

Massive SuperPier Shipping Container Complex Coming to NYC

We've been following the development of the massive SuperPier retail complex in NYC for quite some time now, and now the project is taking a big step towards coming to fruition. Located at Pier

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This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

This Towering Holiday Tree is Made of 86 Shopping Carts

Images © Graham King “The shopping cart tree symbolizes both generosity and abundance, as well as acknowledging those less fortunate where their whole world may be housed in a cart. We see

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PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-unusual-wedge-shaped-shipping-container-townhouse-rises-in-brooklyn/m-shipping-container-lead/?extend=1 With shipping container homes becoming more and more

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14 Green Gifts for the Home

14 Green Gifts for the Home

The greenest presents of all are practical items that the recipient will actually use - which is why we love giving gifts for the home. Whether it be a nifty gadget that turns old bottles into

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Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

car pollution, car sharing, carbon emissions, carpooling, education and coding, environmental apps for smart phones, environmental smart phone apps, green mobile apps, homeless coder, homeless

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15 Great Green Gifts for Your Parents

15 Great Green Gifts for Your Parents

This holiday, show the parental unit how much you care with green gifts that they'll actually like and use. Our Green Gift Guide for Mom and Dad is filled with eco-friendly presents your parents

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14 Verdant Gifts for the Green Thumb

14 Verdant Gifts for the Green Thumb

Give your friends and family the gift of gardening with presents that help them cultivate their green thumbs. Growing plants is a relaxing and educational experience that will keep giving long

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Affordable Gifts Under $20

Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Affordable Gifts Under $20

This year, why not make Black Friday a little less black by skipping the drudgery of the mall by checking out Inhabitat's savvy Green Gifts Under $20 Guide? It's filled with all different kinds

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World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

B2, the tower that is expected to be the world's tallest modular building once it's complete, received its very first mods yesterday. The mods were hoisted atop the structure at the Atlantic

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Charming Rewined Candles Are Made Out of Real Repurposed Wine Bottles

Charming Rewined Candles Are Made Out of Real Repurposed Wine Bottles

Rewined is based in Charleston, South Carolina, but the team gathers inspiration for its candles from as far away as Chile. For their newest scent, they recently visited Chile's Colchagua Valley

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14 Customized Gifts That Put a Personal Touch on the Holidays

14 Customized Gifts That Put a Personal Touch on the Holidays

Trying to guess which colors, patterns and styles your friends and family will prefer can be a daunting task - one that can be avoided with customized gifts. By emblazoning your present with a

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Beautiful Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Prefab Panels

Beautiful Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Prefab Panels

When architect Ali Tayar was faced with an overly large Soho loft, he decided to look to the 1960s for inspiration on how to create a more personal space. Based off of late Swiss architect Fritz

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Public Outraged by Orders to Kill Snowy Owls at New York Airport

Public Outraged by Orders to Kill Snowy Owls at New York Airport

Nearly 3,000 people signed an online petition this week to protest the Port Authority of NY and NJ's orders to kill snowy owls on sight at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City. The Port

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SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

SNOW DAY: New NYC Food Truck Serves Savory Maple-Themed Treats with a Side of Social Justice

Care for a side of social justice with your lunch? Then head on over to Snow Day, a new maple syrup-themed food truck that also provides jobs to formerly incarcerated youngsters, giving them a

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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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