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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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MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

MoMA’s Talk to Me Exhibit Explores Communication Between People & Objects

As denizens of the 21st Century, we're so in-tune with technology that we don't want just plain old computerized gadgets and time-saving machines anymore. Instead, we want relationships with our

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Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

Plans for Jean Nouvel’s Death Spire (Torre Verre) atop the Museum of Modern Art were thought to have met their demise in 2009, but lo and behold the spire will rise again! Development giant Hines has

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Summer Streets Returns to NYC Today, Banning Cars For 7 Miles of Manhattan!

Summer Streets Returns to NYC Today, Banning Cars For 7 Miles of Manhattan!

Hey New York, go run in the street! Seriously, do it! Summer Streets returns to the city today, banning cars from seven glorious miles of Manhattan from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. The city will close Park Avenue

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An Urban Farm Takes Root on a Stalled NYC Construction Site

An Urban Farm Takes Root on a Stalled NYC Construction Site

Because of the recession, stalled construction sites are a problem all across the nation. New York City alone has more than 600 projects awaiting more financing before construction can continue. One such

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Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

Queens Botanical Garden’s LEED Platinum Visitors Center Boasts a Sloping Green Roof

New York City is chock full of eye-catching green buildings, but sometimes you've got to go off the beaten Manhattan path to see the truly inspiring sustainable buildings. Next time you're looking for

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Designers Imagine NYC’s ‘Water as the 6th Borough’ for 2011 Terreform ONE Prize

Designers Imagine NYC’s ‘Water as the 6th Borough’ for 2011 Terreform ONE Prize

Solar-powered floating neighborhoods, lush water-cleansing oyster beds, buoyant moveable green spaces -- these are just a few of the innovative and intriguing designs submitted to the 2011 Terreform ONE

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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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