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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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Ashton Michael’s New Collection Channels Your Inner Goth Child

Ashton Michael’s New Collection Channels Your Inner Goth Child

The Ashton Michael Black Collection proves that spring eco fashion isn’t strictly about colorful fabrics and demure cuts. A goth-inspired line channeling a hint of Morrissey and Ministry, designer

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ARTfarm Project Turns Gritty New York Streets Into a Green Haven

ARTfarm Project Turns Gritty New York Streets Into a Green Haven

Architecture For Humanity New York  Studio (AFHny) took back a bit of the streets this year with the installation of their socially innovative and beautifully designed ARTFarm project. Located in the

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Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

Eddy GT Wind Turbine Is Sleek, Silent and Designed for the City

If you launch a clean energy business in Manhattan it's almost a given you'll be inspired to start designing products specifically for the urban environment. Urban Green Energy has just launched a new,

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Inhabitat Reports from the New York Fashion Week Green Shows!

Inhabitat Reports from the New York Fashion Week Green Shows!

New York Fashion Week is in full swing and we’re definitely finding it tough to not get swept up in all of the excitement! Just a few days in, this year’s Green Shows have debuted some seriously

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John Patrick Organic’s Spring/Summer 2011 Inspired By Water

John Patrick Organic’s Spring/Summer 2011 Inspired By Water

New York Fashion Week has just commenced and green fashion has already started to make waves with the crowds. With water in mind, John Patrick of Organic took inspiration from this free flowing life brew

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Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

Habana Outpost: An Eco Restaurant Grows in Brooklyn

The Habana Outpost, which started in 2005, features a $40,000 solar installation on its outdoor patio. The array is grid-connected and feeds in power to surrounding buildings when the Outpost's power

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Would You Swim in a Dumpster Pool?

Would You Swim in a Dumpster Pool?

Adaptive reuse is all about starting with an object and transforming it into something new and useful through the power of smart design. Case in point: these old dumpsters turned into swimming pools! Talk

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NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

NYC Tennis Courts To Get Carbon Neutral Composting Toilets

Photo credit: Cook + Fox A new restroom facility at Manhattan's Riverside Park Clay Tennis Association should ease the bladders of many a tennis player as well as the hearts of NYC environmentalists.

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Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

Ground Zero Mosque to be 1st LEED-Certified Mosque in Country

The "Ground Zero Mosque" and community center has been a hot button topic as of late, but putting aside the heated debate on freedom of religion vs. sensitivity to victims' families and other political

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LAST CHANCE to Dive in the NYC Dumpster Pools this Saturday!

LAST CHANCE to Dive in the NYC Dumpster Pools this Saturday!

HEY NEW YORK CITY! Summer is all about making a splish and a splash, so if you haven’t made it over to Park Avenue for a dip in one of Macro Sea’s infamous dumpster pools, you’d better get moving

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baumraum’s Tiny, Precariously Perched Tree House in New York

baumraum’s Tiny, Precariously Perched Tree House in New York

Called the Cliff Treehouse, the home is situated atop a pile of rocks - which doesn't sound like an ideal foundation! But rest assured because baumraum knows a thing or two about extreme treehouses. While

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PHOTOS: NYC Dumpster Pools Make a Splash with All Ages!

PHOTOS: NYC Dumpster Pools Make a Splash with All Ages!

We first wrote about these unlikely swimming holes last year when they mysteriously appeared at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn. Since then, they've made such a splash that across the city that the

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Aritist Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Square

Aritist Molly Dillworth Creates a Tranquil Oasis in Times Square

What appears to be a nondescript desert island is actually a painted reproduction of Manhattan based on NASA’s infrared satellite data. The ‘Hot Island’ represents Manhattan, reflecting the heat

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Yard-Scraper Seeks to Change the Face of Brooklyn Sustainably

Yard-Scraper Seeks to Change the Face of Brooklyn Sustainably

Brooklyn is well known for its magnificent brownstones and tree lined streets, and compared to its Manhattan counterpart, it tends to stick with lower-height buildings. But a group of architects see

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Recycled Dumpster Pools Unveiled in NYC this Weekend!

Recycled Dumpster Pools Unveiled in NYC this Weekend!

Would you ever go dumpster diving? A whole lot of New York City residents did this weekend, as the city unveiled three unused dumpsters converted into small swimming pools as part of the third annual

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A “High Line” Market Gains Momentum in Harlem

A “High Line” Market Gains Momentum in Harlem

Photo credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz/WSJ Every city deserves a High Line park -- Harlem perhaps more than others. In its heyday, Harlem enjoyed an open air food market under the active Metro North rail

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Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Deserved Deliveries: A New Type of Birthing Clinic for NYC

Each year thousands of people take up residence in New York City and many settle down to start families, so it seems like this cutting edge metropolis would be the ideal place to weigh every available

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Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

Shigeru Ban’s Elegant, Efficient Metal Shutter Houses

This is the first project in the US by the respected architect Shigeru Ban. The minimalist building is stripped down to its fundamental elements -- the simple boxiness of the 11 story building opens fully

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Snøhetta Selected to Design A New Car-Free Times Square

Snøhetta Selected to Design A New Car-Free Times Square

Exciting news for the Times Square Redevelopment Project has come to light! Norwegian firm, Snøhetta has been awarded the project to redesign a car-free, pedestrian friendly Times Square as well as

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Clever Recycled Furniture Made from Undesirable Materials

Clever Recycled Furniture Made from Undesirable Materials

The green movement has helped guide some great designers to create amazing new products from materials that already exist by sourcing supplies from consumer trash. New York City-based furniture designer

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Water Purifying Floating + Pool Cleans New York’s Rivers

Water Purifying Floating + Pool Cleans New York’s Rivers

+ Pool is designed in the shape of a plus or cross and can be utilized in a number of different ways. With four distinct areas, the floating pool offers a variety of activities for different types of

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Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

Go Green and Recycle Your Old Stuff at The Hester Street Fair THIS WEEKEND!

HEY NEW YORKERS! Go green this weekend with Inhabitat, The Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the Hester Street Fair! If you’ve been trying to go green and clean out your closets of old clothes and

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