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Report Details Cash Saved in NYC on Green Retrofits

Report Details Cash Saved in NYC on Green Retrofits

The Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation -- the philanthropic arm of the German bank -- is financing a database of hundreds of buildings that have been sustainably renovated in New York City. The database

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NYC Assemblyman Proposes City-Wide Cigarette Recycling Program

NYC Assemblyman Proposes City-Wide Cigarette Recycling Program

Approximately 176 million pounds of cigarette butts are discarded in the United States every year. Usually they end up on the ground or in a landfill and leach their toxic chemicals into the water table.

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“Cool Water, Hot Island” Winning Design for Times Square Makeover

“Cool Water, Hot Island” Winning Design for Times Square Makeover

With Times Square now officially a pedestrian-only zone, the NYC Department of Transportation is looking to implement a massive overhaul to the area. But before that can happen in 2012, they wanted a

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Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Customizable Paper Tube Eco-Furniture Grows with Your Child!

Kids grow like weeds and it seems like they get too big for their desks and chairs in just a blink of the eye! That’s why we are grateful that Japanese furniture designers, Sankei Co., unveiled their

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The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

The Best Green Designs from Model Citizens 2010

In stark contrast to the cavernous halls and thousands of booths at ICFF, Model Citizens brought together a carefully curated community of independent designers. We were thrilled by the originality and

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Bike Powered Mobile Coffee Bar Hits the Streets of New York

Bike Powered Mobile Coffee Bar Hits the Streets of New York

A lot of us run on coffee, and what better way to run your coffee shop than with bikes? Kickstand Coffee is a new mobile java shop in New York that is inspired by, transported by and powered completely by

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Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

Stunning Pendant Lamps Spun from Measuring Tape

This week the Inhabitat editors checked out the Model Citizens and one of our favorite finds was this cleverly constructed measuring tape lamp that comes in both metric and standard measurements. Hardly

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Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Newsboxes Repurposed Into Artsy Aquariums, Terrariums

Think the flyer boxes scattered across city sidewalks are uninspired? Check out these newsboxes transformed into eye-catching aquariums, terrariums, and even dishwashers by NY based The Street Is In The

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Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat Reports From ICFF 2010!

Inhabitat's editors hit the scene at the Javits center this weekend to check out this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair - New York's premier annual design event. We sifted through thousands

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NYC EVENT: ‘Interconnected’ Design from Portugal and Brazil

NYC EVENT: ‘Interconnected’ Design from Portugal and Brazil

Hey NYC! If you’re looking for a leisurely activity to fill this fine Sunday afternoon, head on over to the Meatpacking District to check out TOUCH’s latest exhibition “Interconnected.” Featuring

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Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Glassphemy: A Way to Recycle Glass Bottles with Fury!

Pissed off about oil spills? Angered by over-packaging? Rather than letting all that pent up frustration to get the better of you, why not grab a used glass bottle instead and commit

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Grow House Grow: Scientific Story Telling Green Wallpaper

Grow House Grow: Scientific Story Telling Green Wallpaper

Last weekend at BKLYN Designs 2010 we discovered a booth full of amazing wall-coverings by designer Katie Deedy from Grow House Grow. Each paper in Deedy’s newest collection, Naturalist, tells a superb

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Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

Decommissioned Subway Signs Get a Second Ride as Cool Furniture

One of New York City’s greatest features is undoubtedly the subway system. 718 Made in Brooklyn, which we had the pleasure of peeping last weekend at BKLYN Designs, pays homage to the underground with

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Giant SolPix LED Wall is an Energy Generating Solar Shield

Giant SolPix LED Wall is an Energy Generating Solar Shield

This brilliant SolPix LED wall combines three of our favorite things: energy efficient lighting, solar power, and bling. The giant media wall is embedded with LED lights and a photovoltaic array, plus it

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Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs

Inhabitat Reports from BKLYN Designs

Visitors to the show were greeted by a sculpture of cascading chairs by Uhuru and a live Twitter feed of what people were tweeting about the event! The Inhabiteam does a quick group huddle before

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Spiraling New York Skyscraper Features Bio-Filtration “Lungs”

Spiraling New York Skyscraper Features Bio-Filtration “Lungs”

SF-based IwamotoScott Architecture have designed an incredible spiraling mixed-use high rise as part of an economic study for Greenwich South, the 41-acre site directly south of the World Trade Center.

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Laser-Equipped Airplane Creates 3D Solar Map of New York City

Laser-Equipped Airplane Creates 3D Solar Map of New York City

Last month a low-flying airplane airplane equipped with a laser embarked upon two weeks of stealth missions over New York City. Not your average covert operation, these 9 six-hour flights were made in the

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Roller Coaster Chair Made From Coney Island Boardwalk Planks

Roller Coaster Chair Made From Coney Island Boardwalk Planks

Searching for thrills at New York Design Week? Look no further - Inhabitat favorite Uhuru Design has just revealed an undulating roller coaster chair made of wood reclaimed from the demolished Coney

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Designers and Agents Fashion Show Hits NYC TOMORROW!

Designers and Agents Fashion Show Hits NYC TOMORROW!

Here are some of our favorites from last year's Green Room! TURK + TAYLOR We were immediately drawn to this easy to wear combo by Turk + Taylor: a sleek, recycled polyester bias cut tank in silver

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Photos from Inhabitat’s 5th Birthday Bash!

Photos from Inhabitat’s 5th Birthday Bash!

With lots of cocktails, over 500 guests and a speakeasy style elevator this party had all the right moves for a unforgettable Friday night! Thank you everyone who made it out for this fabulous event, and

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ECO ART: New York Times’ Dot Earth and Ecoartspace Ask ‘What Matters Most?’

ECO ART: New York Times’ Dot Earth and Ecoartspace Ask ‘What Matters Most?’

As a means to target some of the most critical environmental and social issues of our time, non-profit organization ecoartspace recently joined forces with New York Times environmental journalist Andrew

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NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!

NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!

HEY GREEN-MINDED NEW YORKERS! In case you missed it last weekend, the fabulous Hester Street Fair opened last Saturday at Seward Park in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to huge crowds and much

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The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

The Roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sprouts a Bamboo Forest

Photo credit: Mike & Doug Starn on Metropolitan Museum of Art Flickr The New York Times tells us that the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently bursting forth with a beautiful new

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NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!

NYC: Join Inhabitat at the Hester Street Fair this Weekend!

Good STUFF, good FOOD, good FARM PRODUCE, and best of all, GOOD PEOPLE? What more could you ask for?! Hey New Yorkers! We’re heading out to the Hester Street Fair this dreary, rainy Sunday to

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Join Us for Inhabitat’s 5th Birthday Bash TONIGHT in NYC!

Join Us for Inhabitat’s 5th Birthday Bash TONIGHT in NYC!

TONIGHT is THE NIGHT! The time has finally come! Inhabitat's 5th Birthday Bash is TONIGHT at Green Spaces NYC! We've spent a wonderful 5 years bringing you the best in green design and we want to thank

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Ecosystems Unveils Modular Snug-It Bed

Inhabitat favorite EcoSystems has just provided us with a sneak-peek of a brand new design they'll be unveiling at BKLYN Designs 2010 -- the Snug-It bed! The bed is based on their innovative connector

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Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

Living Pavilion: Green Walled Garden Wave Coming to Governors Island

If you’re trying to keep cool in NYC this summer, you can skip the beach and head straight to Governors Island! Although the much-anticipated eco-renovations are set to begin in 2012, the island is

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BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Katch’s I-Beam Inspired Eco-Bench

BKLYN Designs Sneak Peek: Katch’s I-Beam Inspired Eco-Bench

Milan Design Week is wrapping up, and we’re getting into gear for the best of BKLYN Designs! One piece of furniture that has already caught our eye is this Lucky Beam bench by Brooklyn-based eco-design

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Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC Set To Get A Major Facelift

Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC Set To Get A Major Facelift

As the most respected and well-known institute for fashion design in the US, you'd expect the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City to have a glamorous and stunning building to inspire

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