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Local Market Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers Opens In Brooklyn!

Local Market Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping Containers Opens In Brooklyn!

Any Inhabitat reader knows how much we love shipping container architecture, so you can imagine how excited we were when we learned that a market made entirely from shipping containers would be opening in

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6 Free Green Things to Do This Summer in NYC!

6 Free Green Things to Do This Summer in NYC!

No matter how much you or your friends might gripe about the cost of living in the Big Apple, there are thankfully still some freebies to be had for a good time. For those of you on tight budget this

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6 Easy Eco Escapes from New York City

6 Easy Eco Escapes from New York City

Summer may quickly becoming to an end, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to take a vacation. Too busy to take off a whole week? We understand. And that's why we've rounded up six relaxing

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Urban Umbrella: UrbanSHED Competition Unveils Winning Prototype

Urban Umbrella: UrbanSHED Competition Unveils Winning Prototype

New York City sidewalks are constantly covered with construction sheds and scaffolding, and, needless to say, they do little for the Big Apple's looks. Always dark, somewhat sketchy, and magnets for

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INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

INTERVIEW: David Pierce of Ohio Design

If you haven't yet heard of OHIO, it's time. Founded by David Pierce, the San Francisco-based design studio is turning out some of the most stunning, innovative and diverse modern furnishings anywhere.

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Long Island and Connecticut Launch Bike Share Programs

Long Island and Connecticut Launch Bike Share Programs

Bike share programs seem to be on the rise everywhere except New York City (curses!), but the trend is slowly inching closer to the Big Apple with shares popping up in the municipalities of Long Beach,

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Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC

Green Country Cottage For Sale Just North of NYC

In the market for a new home? As any environmentally inclined individual (like you!) knows, one of the greenest houses you can buy is one that's already built, but it can be tedious to find that perfect,

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SHoP Architects Design New Waterfront Esplanade for NYC’s East River

SHoP Architects Design New Waterfront Esplanade for NYC’s East River

When it comes to landscape design in New York City, the High Line certainly takes the cake, but it's not the only new park worth talking about. The East Side's waterfront has just received a major

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Roller Rink Coming to The Lot at the High Line!

Roller Rink Coming to The Lot at the High Line!

Just when we thought the High Line couldn't get any cooler, NYC's Friends of the High Line have just revealed that The Lot at 30th Street will soon be host to an old school roller rink! Designed by

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Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Karen Bausman’s Living Wall Project will Fill NYC’s Meatpacking District with Greenery

Hip, trendy and home to some of the hotest high-fashion boutiques, NYC's Meatpacking District may rake in the green, but greenery is something to be desired. A former industrial area, the famed

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Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses Now Complete in NYC!

Shigeru Ban’s Metal Shutter Houses Now Complete in NYC!

Add another gem to Chelsea's 'Starchitect Row' - the much anticipated Metal Shutter Houses by Shigeru Ban are finally complete! Featuring a simple geometric construction set off by an ever-changing facade

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Lifelike LEGO Animals Find a Home at The Bronx Zoo

Lifelike LEGO Animals Find a Home at The Bronx Zoo

It's always exciting when a zoo welcomes new members to its animal kingdom, and this month, New York City's Bronx Zoo announced more than a half a dozen new creatures! Even though they're placed in their

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6 Ways to Cool Down in NYC Today

6 Ways to Cool Down in NYC Today

As New Yorkers, we typically love summer in the city - but not when it's a balmy 100 degrees out! If you're tired of feeling like a potato baking in the oven that is your apartment, here are 6 suggestions

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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Visits New York City’s Future Freshkills Park!

EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Inhabitat Visits New York City’s Future Freshkills Park!

Inhabitat recently toured the future site of Freshkills Park, a reclaimed landfill in New York City's Staten Island that is currently being capped and repopulated with native flora and fauna. The

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Raw Sewage is Flowing into NYC’s Hudson River Due to Treatment Plant Fire

Raw Sewage is Flowing into NYC’s Hudson River Due to Treatment Plant Fire

Watch out New York! We may be melting because of the intense heat wave right now, but stay away from the water. A four alarm blaze at the North River Wastewater Plant has caused the plant to be shutdown,

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Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

Storm King Art Center: A 500-Acre Outdoor Museum Set in New York’s Hudson Valley

If you're looking for a relaxing summer getaway, you'll be hard pressed to find a location more unique and exquisite than the Storm King Art Center in New York's Hudson Valley. Located on a lush 500-acre

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VIDEO: Human Breast Milk Cheese Comes to NYC With the Lady Cheese Shop

VIDEO: Human Breast Milk Cheese Comes to NYC With the Lady Cheese Shop

If you came across cheese made from human breast milk – would you eat it? That’s exactly the question that was posed to passersby at Artist Miriam Simun’s “Lady Cheese Shop.”

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Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Treetop Party: Help Artist Benjamin Jones Paint His TreeHouse This Weekend in NYC!

Like owning a pony, playing in a treehouse is one of those childhood dreams that many urbanites just never get to fulfill - but if you're going to be in NYC this weekend, you can cross one of those of

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VIDEO: Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe Talks Reclaiming Design

VIDEO: Dwell Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe Talks Reclaiming Design

In 2007, Inhabitat put together an event about recycling and reuse in design, called Reclaiming Design. This event at HauteGREEN in New York was a big success, thanks to the thought-provoking design and

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

VIDEO: Inhabitat Sees Green at BKLYN Designs

If you read Inhabitat, you know that we're huge fans of BKLYN Designs, the annual furniture exhibition that takes place in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This year, we were saddened that the show did not take place

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PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

PICS: Interboro Partners’ “Holding Pattern” Installation at MoMa PS1 is Now Open!

Now that the warm weather is in full swing (happy first day of summer everyone!), we're excited to see some fresh outdoor installations popping up all over NYC. But we have to admit that these temporary

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PHOTOS: Rainbow City Transforms a Lot at the High Line into a Crazy Blow Up Wonderland

PHOTOS: Rainbow City Transforms a Lot at the High Line into a Crazy Blow Up Wonderland

Visitors to the High Line this week might think they're on shrooms when bombarded with these colorful blow up mushrooms, lollipops and snowmen, but we promise you that isn't the case (at least for most

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INTERVIEW: NY Passive House President Ken Levenson on the Booming Passiv Haus Movement

INTERVIEW: NY Passive House President Ken Levenson on the Booming Passiv Haus Movement

The Inhabitat team has been closely monitoring recently completed Passive House projects in the United States and abroad, anxiously awaiting each new energy efficient residence's opening. The Passiv

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INTERVIEW: We Talk to Massimo LoBuglio About Sustainable Building and Cupcakes

INTERVIEW: We Talk to Massimo LoBuglio About Sustainable Building and Cupcakes

Inhabitat: Your new SoHo location has some very cool green materials and features. Can you tell me about them? ML: The build-out started with diverting demolition waste from the landfill to a recycling

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Section 2 of New York City’s High Line Park Opens!

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Section 2 of New York City’s High Line Park Opens!

We have been jumping out of our skin waiting for Section 2 of the High Line to open in New York City, and today we finally got a first look inside! The second section was unveiled during an exclusive

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INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

INHABITAT VIDEO: The Opening of the NYC High Line!

The highly anticipated second section of the High Line Park will open next week in NYC to what's bound to be a flurry of excitement. Back in 2009, just as the park was first inaugurated, we were on site

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Can the Dynamic Duo of Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg Tackle Climate Change?

Can the Dynamic Duo of Bill Clinton and Michael Bloomberg Tackle Climate Change?

Former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican, are an unlikely team to take on global climate change — but Mr. Clinton has the connections and Mr.

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Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Chop-Flops Made From Repurposed Chopsticks Spotted at ICFF!

Walking the halls of the Javitts Center during New York Design Week, we were more than thrilled to see one of our Spring Greening 2010 Finalists on show at at this year's ICFF! Chop-Flops, the brainchild

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Plywood Office’s Multi-Use Hammy Hammock Is a Cozy Spot to Spend the Day

Plywood Office’s Multi-Use Hammy Hammock Is a Cozy Spot to Spend the Day

During this year's ICFF, Plywood Office presented Hammy, an outdoor hammock, bench and planter, built together in one sleek piece of outdoor furniture. Set as part of the spectacular Model Citizens

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