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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." We were on the scene as the

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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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The Best Sustainable Furnishings From Wanted Design 2011!

The Best Sustainable Furnishings From Wanted Design 2011!

The Seed System designed by David Trubridge is a flat-pack design that unfolds into a set of stunning hanging lamps that range in size up to eight feet high. The lamp is based in the idea of producing

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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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Hulger’s Beautiful Plumen CFL Bulbs Will Hit US Store Shelves This June!

Hulger’s Beautiful Plumen CFL Bulbs Will Hit US Store Shelves This June!

Taking the name from plume, Plumen is showing off its own uniquely beautiful designs that also happen to use 80 percent less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs. What makes this company

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Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

Inhabitat Reports from ICFF 2011!

We're just three hours in and already we've talked with some amazing eco-friendly designers and seen a lot of great sustainable designs. Graypants is displaying their beautiful recycled cardboard lights,

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LAST DAY to Win an iPad 2 and Eco-Friendly iPad Case from Treegloo!

LAST DAY to Win an iPad 2 and Eco-Friendly iPad Case from Treegloo!

Hey New Yorkers! We all love to read on the subway, but wouldn't it be nice to ditch your bulky books for a slim new iPad 2? Now's your chance! To celebrate the official launch of InhabitatNYC, our brand

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PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas Transforms Downtown NYC With StreetFest

PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas Transforms Downtown NYC With StreetFest

The New York City Inhabitat team has been anxiously awaiting the Festival of Ideas, which is taking place this weekend, and the great green gathering has far surpassed our expectations! We've been on the

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PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” Features Crocheted Bikes, Humans and More!

PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” Features Crocheted Bikes, Humans and More!

If you think crocheting is meant for old ladies with little to do, think again! An interactive installation now in full swing along the Bowery as part of NYC's Festival of Ideas, the "Room" by Polish

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Brave Space Design

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Brave Space Design

Best known for their Tetris-inspired shelves, Nikki Frazier, Sam Kragiel, Jesse James Arnold make up the Brooklyn-based group Brave Space Design. Here at Inhabitat, we’ve been keeping an eye on them

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Join Us TODAY at the Designers & Agents Green Room in NYC!

Join Us TODAY at the Designers & Agents Green Room in NYC!

It might be a little rainy in NYC today, but that's no reason to stay cooped up at home. If you want to take a step out in a fashionable way, then head on over to the Chelsea Piers and join Team Ecouterre

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

In 2006, Ed Mazria and his New Mexico-based non-profit organization, Architecture 2030, released the 2030 Challenge to get the building industry to turn completely carbon neutral by the year 2030. As

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Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Garforth

Live Moss Street Poetry by Anna Garforth

Moss graffiti and guerilla gardening are no doubt all the rage for colonizing and beautifying neglected patches of the hood. Mosstika has reclaimed abandoned urban lots and transit stations and now Anna

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EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

EXCLUSIVE PICS: Inside Hearst Tower, New York City’s First LEED Gold Skyscraper

While we write about innovative green buildings every day on Inhabitat, as New Yorkers, being located right in the heart of New York City affords us the opportunity to see firsthand many of the most

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World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

World’s Largest Rooftop Farm Kicks Off Second Growing Season in Brooklyn

Did you know that the world's largest rooftop farm is located in NYC? That's right, called the Brooklyn Grange, the 40,000 square foot elevated garden is located on top of a six-story warehouse, and

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PHOTOS: Inside Williamsburg’s New Passive House by Loadingdock5

PHOTOS: Inside Williamsburg’s New Passive House by Loadingdock5

We write about cool green buildings all the time on Inhabitat, but seeing them with our own eyes is a special treat. That's why we were stoked when the owners and architects of Williamsburg's very first

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