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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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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

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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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Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

Inhabitat is Looking for Interns in NEW YORK CITY!

WANT TO BE AN INHABITAT INTERN? Spring is upon us in New York City, and in the Inhabitat LES office, we are chomping at the bit for the flowers to bloom and the sun to shine warmly upon us. The natural

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Frank Gehry’s Looming Spruce 8 Tower in NY Not Seeking LEED But Has Some Green Features

Frank Gehry’s Looming Spruce 8 Tower in NY Not Seeking LEED But Has Some Green Features

Last year, Gehry raised more than a few eyebrows when he said that he felt LEED certification was often awarded for ‘bogus stuff’ and that climate change and sustainable design are “political”. He

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World’s Largest Landfill Transformed into Freshkills Park 3X the Size of Central Park

World’s Largest Landfill Transformed into Freshkills Park 3X the Size of Central Park

Sure, we all love Central Park, but Freshkills Park is set to eclipse it in both size and the wide range of recreational opportunities that will be available (check out the slideshow above to see what

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Bodkin Presents Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

Bodkin Presents Fall/Winter 2011 Collection at New York Fashion Week

We were on the scene this week as designer Eviana Hartman unveiled Bodkin's Fall/Winter 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week. The blustery winter night was a perfect backdrop for the cozy eco fashion

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INTERVIEW: Serge Appel Talks to Inhabitat About One Bryant Park

INTERVIEW: Serge Appel Talks to Inhabitat About One Bryant Park

New York City's 1 Bryant Park building (also known as the Bank of America building) is the greenest skyscraper in the world and Inhabitat was fortunate enough to have the chance to speak with lead

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BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

BIG Unveils Eye-Popping West 57 Residential Tower Pyramid in NYC Today

Mr. Ingels has dropped a few hints about his project unveiling in New York - perhaps the biggest was opening an office and moving to the city. The tower is a clear hybrid of the northern European model of

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Creative NY Locksmith Uses Swirly Recycled Key Art to Decorate His Storefront

Creative NY Locksmith Uses Swirly Recycled Key Art to Decorate His Storefront

This ain't no ordinary locksmith shop. Look closer. Much closer. See those beautiful decorative swirls? Those are keys. There are thousands and thousands of keys plastered all over the front of this

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NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

This past semester the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch school conducted its first ever course in living systems, which encouraged students to take on projects related to

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Architect Adam Kushner Revamps NYC Penthouse Using Recycled Subway Parts

Architect Adam Kushner Revamps NYC Penthouse Using Recycled Subway Parts

Many of the duplex walls are lined with recycled New York City Subway tiles. Guests enter the apartment through an old subway car door, which also adorn all of the closets in the house, adding a touch New

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Padded Cell is a Room Lined with 1,600 Cones of Cotton Candy

Padded Cell is a Room Lined with 1,600 Cones of Cotton Candy

On the outside, it's an unassuming, wood paneled, shed-like box. On the inside, it's a room straight out of Willy Wonka with walls covered in hot pink cotton candy, free for the eating.

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Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

WASA/Studio A was commissioned to design the 120,000 sq foot academic building, which houses digital arts departments, as well as student services, gallery space, administration offices and retail on the

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