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FILM REVIEW: IF YOU BUILD IT Examines Design as a Catalyst for Transforming Communities

FILM REVIEW: IF YOU BUILD IT Examines Design as a Catalyst for Transforming Communities

“If I hadn’t have been a part of this program, I would have left school and I wouldn’t have given it a second thought,” explains Stevie Mizelle, a student featured in the new film IF YOU BUILD

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Curious NY Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Curious NY Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Castles are pretty hard to come by in New York, so if you've ever passed by this one on your way upstate, you probably wondered about its history. Named Bannerman Castle, after the Scottish ammunition

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INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley on Greening Architecture Schools

INTERVIEW: Mark Wigley on Greening Architecture Schools

Buildings account for almost half (48%) of all greenhouse-gas emissions annually. This oft-repeated statistic highlights what many architects and designers have long realized: the building industry has a

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Is It Okay for SeaWorld to Parade Their Celebrity Penguins Around a Party Tonight in NYC?

Is It Okay for SeaWorld to Parade Their Celebrity Penguins Around a Party Tonight in NYC?

PETA is planning to protest the appearance of SeaWorld's celebrity penguins, Pete and Penny, at a party in NYC tonight. The animal rights group is claiming that the event's flashing lights and loud music

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PHOTOS: Explore 3 of Brooklyn’s Most Beautiful Townhouses

PHOTOS: Explore 3 of Brooklyn’s Most Beautiful Townhouses

Are you looking for some inspiration to get your home looking its best in the new year? Inhabitat editor Diane Pham recently had a chance to explore three of Brooklyn's most gorgeous townhomes, and you

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Win Free Tickets to See the New Movie “If You Build It” at New York’s IFC Center!

Win Free Tickets to See the New Movie “If You Build It” at New York’s IFC Center!

We're giving away 5 pairs of tickets to a new movie called IF YOU BUILD IT that follows design innovators Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller as they use the power of design to transform the lives of ten high

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MoMA to Demolish Beloved Folk Art Museum Building Despite Public Outcry

MoMA to Demolish Beloved Folk Art Museum Building Despite Public Outcry

Photo: Yuka Yoneda for Inhabitat You might remember the public outcry that resulted this past spring when New York's Museum of Modern Art announced that it would be demolishing its American Folk Art

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Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Pops Up in Manhattan Park

Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Pops Up in Manhattan Park

Photo: Nigel Chiwaya for DNAinfo The mystery of the pink ice waterfall? Residents of Inwood in upper Manhattan have been debating the cause of this colorful frozen cascade at Highbridge Park,

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Catch the Premiere of IF YOU BUILD IT in NYC This Week!

Catch the Premiere of IF YOU BUILD IT in NYC This Week!

We're excited to announce that IF YOU BUILD IT, a documentary starring Inhabitat’s former managing editor Emily Pilloton, will be premiering this week in New York City. The film follows Emily and her

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New York Set to Legalize Medical Marijuana

New York Set to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Photo via Shutterstock Despite his opposition to similar measures in the past, Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to take action towards legalizing the use of medical marijuana in New York this week.

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One World Trade Center is Set to Open in 2014

One World Trade Center is Set to Open in 2014

We've got a lot to look forward to in the new year, including the opening of the long-awaited One World Trade Center. The tower's construction has faced many obstacles over the past few years, but

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32,000+ LEDs Will Light Up 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

32,000+ LEDs Will Light Up 2014 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Times Square

New York City will be ringing in 2014 tonight with a dazzling, energy-efficient ball drop featuring over 32,000 LEDs in Times Square. The 11,875 lb. geodesic sphere boasts 2,688 Waterford Crystal

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Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

Citi Bike Pedal Power to Illuminate 2014 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball (PHOTOS)

You might recall that this summer, Inhabitat brought up the possibility of using Citi Bikes to generate pedal power, and it looks like the folks behind the blue bikes might have taken notice. Citi Bike is

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The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Great Green Fate of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree After the Holidays Are Over

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree is the star of holidays in NYC, but what happens to it when the festivities are over? The awesome answer might surprise you. Read on to find out what it is. READ MORE

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Massive SuperPier Shipping Container Complex Coming to NYC

Massive SuperPier Shipping Container Complex Coming to NYC

We've been following the development of the massive SuperPier retail complex in NYC for quite some time now, and now the project is taking a big step towards coming to fruition. Located at Pier 57 on

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PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

PHOTOS: Daring Shipping Container House Boasts a Dramatically Sliced Profile

http://inhabitat.com/nyc/photos-unusual-wedge-shaped-shipping-container-townhouse-rises-in-brooklyn/m-shipping-container-lead/?extend=1 With shipping container homes becoming more and more common, it

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Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

Homeless Man Creates New Pollution-Fighting App While Living on the Street

car pollution, car sharing, carbon emissions, carpooling, education and coding, environmental apps for smart phones, environmental smart phone apps, green mobile apps, homeless coder, homeless

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World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

World’s Tallest Modular Tower Gets First Mods Hoisted into Place

B2, the tower that is expected to be the world's tallest modular building once it's complete, received its very first mods yesterday. The mods were hoisted atop the structure at the Atlantic Yards

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Beautiful Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Prefab Panels

Beautiful Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Prefab Panels

When architect Ali Tayar was faced with an overly large Soho loft, he decided to look to the 1960s for inspiration on how to create a more personal space. Based off of late Swiss architect Fritz

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Public Outraged by Orders to Kill Snowy Owls at New York Airport

Public Outraged by Orders to Kill Snowy Owls at New York Airport

Nearly 3,000 people signed an online petition this week to protest the Port Authority of NY and NJ's orders to kill snowy owls on sight at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City. The Port Authority made

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Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Statue Made of Recycled Materials Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

For the past week, this enormous Buddha statue has been charming Brooklynites with its headdress made of hats, elbows made of old umbrellas and blingy necklace made of computer keyboards. The recycled

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New Yorkers Are Moving into Mobile Homes to Avoid Expensive Rents

New Yorkers Are Moving into Mobile Homes to Avoid Expensive Rents

Problem: You can't afford the rent in your desired neighborhood. Solution: Move into a mobile home and then just park in your area of choice. The trend is nothing new in other parts of the world (from

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New World Trade Center Park Will Perch Above 9/11 Memorial Site

New World Trade Center Park Will Perch Above 9/11 Memorial Site

If this is your first time hearing anything about the new park planned for the World Trade Center site, that's probably because it's been kept relatively covert until now. As mentioned in The New York

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Micro-Housing Concept Transforms Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Micro-Housing Concept Transforms Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

What is a city to do when it has a surplus of people and a shortage of affordable places for them to live? Korean architect Donghyun Kim's solution to NYC's current housing crisis is a creative workaround

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot’s Angry, Stomping Foot

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Witnesses the Prosthesis Anti-Robot’s Angry, Stomping Foot

A giant, stomping robot foot is pretty difficult to ignore, so Inhabitat really had no choice but to check out eatART's Prosthesis "Anti-Robot" at last week's Engadget Expand. The zero-emissions

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Leonardo DiCaprio Purchases Vitamin C Shower-Equipped Apartment in NYC

Leonardo DiCaprio Purchases Vitamin C Shower-Equipped Apartment in NYC

Word on the street is that megastar Leonardo DiCaprio has finally settled on a new green home in NYC's Greenwich Village. In keeping with the actor's well-documented green sensibilities, the residence was

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12 Years After 9/11, 4 World Trade Center Tower Opens Today

12 Years After 9/11, 4 World Trade Center Tower Opens Today

This morning, 4 World Trade Center became the first new tower to open at the WTC site. New Yorkers welcomed the LEED Gold-seeking building, which marks an age of rebirth for Lower Manhattan 12 years

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Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

Revolutionary Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine Makes 3D Printers Look Played Out

3D printers are great, but what if you need to fabricate something larger than a basketball or stronger than a piece of plastic? That's the question that Brooklyn-based design consultancy Pensa asked

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New Green School to Open in New York City’s East Village

New Green School to Open in New York City’s East Village

Relief is on the way for downtown Manhattan parents who are worried about increasingly overcrowded classrooms and teach-to-the-test mentality. The New Amsterdam School, lower Manhattan's first Waldorf

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ELECTION 2013: Who Would Be the Greener NYC Mayor?

ELECTION 2013: Who Would Be the Greener NYC Mayor?

New Yorkers are heading to the polls today to elect the next mayor of their city. The two candidates, republican Joe Lhota and democrat Bill de Blasio, have some big shoes to fill when it comes to

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