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Insert ___ Here Project Points Out Prime Spots for Green Solutions Around NYC

Insert ___ Here Project Points Out Prime Spots for Green Solutions Around NYC

Know of a great spot for a new public park or an ideal location for a bike rack? Thanks to Eve Mosher‘s “Insert __ Here” eco art project, now you can let everyone else know, too, by

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Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

Our Editors Share their Favorite Picks at D&A Eco-Fashion!

As the exclusive media sponsor of the Green Room, an eco-focused space within premiere fashion trade show Designers & Agents, we were thrilled to see some of top designers in eco-fashion all in one

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City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for the Solar Decathlon!

City College of New York Students Unveil Sun-Powered Roof Pod for the Solar Decathlon!

As we close in on the kick-off of the Solar Decathlon next week, we've been profiling all of this year's ultra-efficient homes as they prepare to take the Washington Mall by storm. We've already showcased

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(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out Encourages an Eco-Chic Twist on Consumption

(Sustainable) Fashion’s Night Out Encourages an Eco-Chic Twist on Consumption

Hosted by EcoSalon, Of Rags, and the New York City Fair Trade Coalition, the very first (Sustainable) Fashion's Night Out was held on September 8th at the Textile Arts Center, to give fashion-loving

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Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Awarded LEED Gold Certification

After a $100 million green renovation that took more than two years, the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification, making it the tallest building in the United States to be LEED

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Suzanne Rae Gets Nostalgic With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

Suzanne Rae Gets Nostalgic With Her Spring 2012 Line at New York Fashion Week

The financial and political turmoil of the last few years has initiated a trend towards austerity, and designer Suzanne Rae has taken that sentiment to heart in her latest collection of beautiful

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designers Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob of EDUN

VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Interview With Eco-Fashion Designers Ali Hewson & Sharon Wauchob of EDUN

With New York Fashion Week now off and running, we're all geared up and bustling around town to get to all the green shows. But before we unleash our lastest NYFW coverage on you, we thought it'd be fun

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9/11 Memorial Opens in New York City

9/11 Memorial Opens in New York City

Nearly ten years have passed since the devastating September 11th attacks, and much contention has swirled around the re-design of Ground Zero. With all discord finally placed aside to mark the decade

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The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

The Freedom Towers That Could Have Been

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The World Trade Center may still largely be a construction site, but all eyes are on the site's first new skyscraper, One World Trade

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What Ever Happened to Daniel Libeskind’s Original WTC Freedom Tower Design?

What Ever Happened to Daniel Libeskind’s Original WTC Freedom Tower Design?

With the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks just a few days away, all eyes are on the World Trade Center site. The National 9/11 Memorial will open this Sunday, and One World Trade Center will

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The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

This Sunday marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, and it also marks the opening of the National 9/11 Memorial, which transforms the empty void of Ground Zero into a peaceful place of

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110 Stories: Smartphone App Creates Visual WTC Memorial

110 Stories: Smartphone App Creates Visual WTC Memorial

Just days before the decennial of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, New York resident Brian August launched a free new smartphone app that sketches the outline of the Twin Towers when you point your phone in

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Navigate New York Fashion Week With a Designer-Customized Bike

Navigate New York Fashion Week With a Designer-Customized Bike

Plan on hitting up the shows at this season's New York Fashion Week? Instead of hopping in a cab and dealing with heavy traffic, why not navigate the city streets with one of 30 bespoke bicycles

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Inhabitat is Looking for Fall Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

Inhabitat is Looking for Fall Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? With leaves about to fall on Inhabitat's LES office, we're gearing up for an exciting season jam-packed with design events, exhibits, talks and more. The natural and

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Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Apple Accused of Supply Chain Pollution in China

Chinese environmental groups are accusing Apple, Inc. of turning a blind eye to the widespread pollution caused by the company’s Chinese supply chain. A new 46-page study issued yesterday details

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27 Sol LeWitt Sculptures Enliven New York’s City Hall Park

27 Sol LeWitt Sculptures Enliven New York’s City Hall Park

With world-famous parks like the High Line and Central Park, smaller green spaces in New York City often get overlooked. But this summer, the small City Hall Park at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge has

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200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up NYC’s Hudson River for ‘Reflecting the Stars’

For city dwellers around the world, the starry night sky is something we rarely get to admire. Instead of gazing up at Ursa Major and Cassiopeia, we're treated to flickering city street lights and

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Cost of Damages from Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

Cost of Damages from Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

While New York City may have been spared the worst, Irene still wreaked a lot of havoc along the Eastern Seaboard. The hurricane, which was downgraded to a tropical storm before landing in NYC, left at

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Subway Still Shut Down After Tropical Storm Irene Hits NYC

Subway Still Shut Down After Tropical Storm Irene Hits NYC

Tropical Storm Irene battered the New York area on Sunday morning, leaving the regional transportation systems crippled and thousands without power. Both of New York's major airports were still closed on

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NYC Shuts Down All Mass Transit Due to Hurricane Irene

NYC Shuts Down All Mass Transit Due to Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene makes her way north, New Yorkers will be unable to travel via bus, subway, and rail services due to the looming MTA shutdown of all public transit starting at noon on Saturday and

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC as Category 1 Storm with 90mph Winds on Sunday

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC as Category 1 Storm with 90mph Winds on Sunday

As the threat of Hurricane Irene looms over the East Coast, we're worried about NYC withstanding the storm. New York’s skyscrapers are built to withstand hurricane strength winds, but we're expecting

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Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

Last Surviving Ellis Island Ferry Transformed Into a Floating Home

It goes without saying that designers always have impeccably put together apartments and homes, but we must say that this historic boat turned floating home takes the cake for creative living. Created by

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5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

5.9 Earthquake Shakes Eastern U.S. From Virginia to NYC and Beyond

Did you feel that shake? If you're anywhere near the East Coast, chances are you did. Around 1:50 p.m. today, a 5.9 earthquake shook the Eastern U.S. from North Carolina all the way up to Martha's

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mmmm’s Offbeat Meeting Bowls Promote Community and Chatter in Times Square

mmmm’s Offbeat Meeting Bowls Promote Community and Chatter in Times Square

What to do when all of the benches in NYC are occupied?  Try taking a seat in a Meeting Bowl in Times Square!  The Times Square Alliance and the Spanish collaborative mmmm took the most hectic part of

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PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

PHOTOS: Boggsville Boatel Turns Defunct Boats into Floating Hotels for NYC!

Though many non-New Yorkers (and many a Manhattanite) fail to realize that there is more to New York than one jam-packed island, some of the city's best kept summer secrets lie on edges of the outer

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MB Architecture Builds a Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton, NY

MB Architecture Builds a Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton, NY

When you think of luxury homes, you might picture something along the lines of an energy-hogging, three-story mega mansion, decked out with a fancy facade and lavishly landscaped lawn. But Maziar Behrooz,

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The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

The Rooftop Gardens at Rockefeller Center are a Hidden Urban Treasure

  On a quest to visit all of New York City's most fabulous outdoor spaces?  Then the Rockefeller Center's hidden rooftop gardens are a must to add to your list - unfortunately, they may also be

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Interview With Lauren Bush on the FEED Shop-in-Shop at Little Cupcake Bakeshop in NYC

Interview With Lauren Bush on the FEED Shop-in-Shop at Little Cupcake Bakeshop in NYC

In May FEED Projects and the Little Cupcake Bakeshop in New York City launched a shop-within-a-shop to feed hungry children and support disaster-relief efforts in Japan. FEED, which is well known for

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Studio Dror Converts Old NYC Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

Studio Dror Converts Old NYC Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

image © John Hall Dror Benshetrit, known for his QuaDror architectural building blocks, has been putting his design chops to use recently for something just a little different than structural joints:

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Stalled Manhattan Construction Site Transformed into Riverpark Restaurant Farm

Stalled Manhattan Construction Site Transformed into Riverpark Restaurant Farm

If New Yorkers were able to make a few changes to their beloved city, more green spaces and less stalled construction sites would be at the top of their lists. One such construction site is the Alexandria

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