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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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Bell Book & Candle Restaurant in NYC Features Aeroponic Rooftop Garden

Bell Book & Candle Restaurant in NYC Features Aeroponic Rooftop Garden

Bell, Book & Candle restaurant in the West Village is using its roof to grow sixty percent of its ingredients via energy-efficient Aeroponic growing towers. Led with Chef John Mooney’s locavore

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101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof

101 Warren Street Has 101 Pine Trees Growing On Its Roof

In 2009, 101 Warren Street replaced a parking lot with a mixed-use residential and retail project covering over 2 acres in the Tribeca area. The building's tower is mostly luxury condominiums, but also

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Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Back in August, we reported on the construction of New York State's first passive house, and since then, the green building standard has been gaining speed in New York City -- especially in Brooklyn. The

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Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

Inhabitat Editors’ Top Stories of 2011 – Vote for your Favorite!

New Year's Eve is coming up quick - and as the hours tick down to the ball drop, the Inhabitat editors have reflected upon the past year and picked out our favorite green design stories from 2011! It's

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2011 Times Square Ball Shines Bright With 32,256 LEDs

2011 Times Square Ball Shines Bright With 32,256 LEDs

The iconic New Year's Eve Bal set to drop this year in Times Square was designed by none other than Waterford Crystal and Philips Lighting. The ball, which makes its annual 1 minute journey on New Year's

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Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul

Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul

As part of the Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project, the Power House Building received a green roof and LEED Gold renovation, turning it into a mixed-use and energy-efficient facility. Located in Mill

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REMINDER: Inhabitat’s Holiday Bash is Tonight!

REMINDER: Inhabitat’s Holiday Bash is Tonight!

Our green holiday party is tonight! To ring in the holiday season, Inhabitat is teaming up with Philips and the Environment Showroom in New York TONIGHT, to kick off a festive evening of cocktails,

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Beautiful Rolling Roof Garden Tops off NYC Studio and Penthouse

Beautiful Rolling Roof Garden Tops off NYC Studio and Penthouse

The rooftop garden is an extraordinary green space. A green swatch in a tapestry of weathered brick, highlighted by the rolling hill seems perfectly natural in local context. A gentle plank path exits the

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The Greenhouse Project is a Roof Garden Atop a NYC School

The Greenhouse Project is a Roof Garden Atop a NYC School

One of the most difficult challenges New Yorkers face is finding space — space to live, space to work, space to build — and finding space for a garden and an environmental learning center is

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Abandoned Warehouse Tranformed With Movable Steel Facade

Abandoned Warehouse Tranformed With Movable Steel Facade

Two Bushwick warehouses are joined together in this renovation project, called the Wycoff Exchange, that includes a live music and performance venue along with an organic market and boutique wine shop.

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PHOTOS: Artists Transform Trash Into Eco-Art at NYC Exhibit

PHOTOS: Artists Transform Trash Into Eco-Art at NYC Exhibit

America produces about 250 million tons of trash per year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That’s enough garbage to cover the state of Texas two and a half times. For an exhibit at the

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NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

NEW PHOTOS: Canstruction Sculptures Made Entirely From Cans!

Just last week we brought you a peek at the incredible winners of this year's NYC’s Canstruction competition, which challenges engineers, architects, contractors, and students to create massive

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Shipping Container Concept Store Features a Foam Skin

Shipping Container Concept Store Features a Foam Skin

This simple shipping container became the latest trendy tread shop to hit the streets last week in NYC's Meatpacking District, right under the Highline Park. The Siki Im concept store is skinned in

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Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

Canstruction: Amazing Sculptures Made From Canned Goods

A crumbling Parthenon-esque can collection -- great usage of various non-perishable food items. In this skyscraper design, the smaller, stacked cans play tricks on the viewers' eyes, making them

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NYC Breaks Ground on $80 Million Recycling Center in Brooklyn

NYC Breaks Ground on $80 Million Recycling Center in Brooklyn

New Yorkers have quite a few gripes about the state of recycling in our city, but this week brought exciting news that is making us feel more optimistic. Mayor Bloomberg's office announced that the city

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Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

This past weekend the Conflux Festival kicked off another exciting series of site-specific workshops, performances, lectures, and installations that challenged New Yorkers to rethink our urban environment

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‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spill

We've all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of

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Artist Imagines What Brooklyn Would Look Like Underwater

Artist Imagines What Brooklyn Would Look Like Underwater

Inspired by climate change issues, Brooklyn-based artist Eric Corriel's latest piece, DUMBO Underwater, imagines what it would look like if sea levels rose to the point where parts of New York City were

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Green Roof Initiative

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Announces Green Roof Initiative

New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is about to add a whole lot of greenery to the concrete jungle. He just announced a campaign to install green roofs, sidewalks and porous parking lots in order to

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NYC: Join Us for the Opening of Mired in the Bayou Oct. 15!

NYC: Join Us for the Opening of Mired in the Bayou Oct. 15!

Join Inhabitat for the Mired in the Bayou opening reception in NYC! We've all seen images of the Gulf Oil Spill - filmy waters, desolate shorelines and blackened, lifeless animals -- but what about the

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Barclays Center Plaza To Feature Green Roof Subway Entrance

Barclays Center Plaza To Feature Green Roof Subway Entrance

The Plaza in front of the Barclays Center for Atlantic Yards is located at the busy intersection of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues, and it will serve as the main entrance to the arena. When designing the

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Grow Greens Indoors with this Hydroponic Kitchen Island

Grow Greens Indoors with this Hydroponic Kitchen Island

If you've been dreaming of an indoor garden, but simply don't have the space or the sunlight to manage growing inside, then check out this kitchen island that doubles as a small hydroponic garden. Made

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Watch Our Exclusive Video of The GreenShows at NYFW!

Watch Our Exclusive Video of The GreenShows at NYFW!

Fashion Week may have made its way over to the UK, but we're still coming down from the fashion frenzy that happened stateside. From stiletto-strutting clotheshorses to designers and models bustling

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Join Inhabitat for the Opening of ‘MIRED IN THE BAYOU’ in NYC!

Join Inhabitat for the Opening of ‘MIRED IN THE BAYOU’ in NYC!

Join Inhabitat for the opening reception October 15th in New York City! There is no denying the sheer ecological destruction the the BP Oil Spill has inflicted on the Gulf waters and its coastline, since

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DIY Gowanus Houseboat Debuts at GreenHome NYC’s Block Party!

DIY Gowanus Houseboat Debuts at GreenHome NYC’s Block Party!

© Sam Horine To celebrate this year's GreenHome NYC DIY Green Block Party, 'Jerko the Gowanus Water Vacuum' will take its Maiden Voyage October 2nd, floating along the Gowanus Canal - one of New

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PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Spill

Since the BP oil well explosion nearly five months ago (only being officially sealed days ago), media coverage of the disaster has repeatedly shown us hazy images of a gushing wellhead underwater, skimmer

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