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How to get your home featured in Dwell Magazine’s upcoming Brooklyn home tours

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Dwell Magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight your property, this is your chance to show it off to the world as part of BKLYN Designs and NYCxDesign Week, as well as on dwellondesign.com and dwell.com. To submit your entry, please send an email with the following information to hometours@dwell.com: exact location, description, date built, square footage, number of rooms, and a few interior and exterior images.

* Please note that homes currently for sale are not eligible for consideration. Also please indicate whether the home has been on, or is being considered for, any other tour. Homes must have reasonable access to public transportation for attendees. Insurance and security is provided, and complete privacy is assured. To learn more information about this opportunity, contact us today! Submissions are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

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What do Robert Moses and Batman have in common? A lot, according to this new graphic novel

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This cool GIF shows the growth of the NYC subway system before your very eyes

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Ever wonder how our city’s incredible subway system started out? The designers at Appealing Industries have created a useful GIF that brings the history of the MTA to life. The illustrative map of the boroughs (seen over at BoingBoing) features color-coded lines that branch out to tell the story of the NYC subway in chronological order. See the GIF in action after the jump.

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Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

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First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

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A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

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New York City’s West Side may soon be getting a massive floating hotel if the folks behind the much-anticipated SuperPier anti-mall have their way. Youngwoo & Associates, the developers of the shipping container megaproject, have hatched a plan with RXR Realty to transform a decommissioned cruise ship into Manhattan’s first permanent hotel at sea. The team was inspired by the Anheuser-Busch “Bud Light” hotel that took over a Norwegian Cruise Line ship during Superbowl XLVIII.

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MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

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North Brooklyn residents who’ve been waiting with bated breath for news about Citi Bike‘s expansion into the area will be pleased to learn that the locations of the planned stations are now available. Published by The Brooklyn Paper today, a new map reveals the forthcoming blue bike pickup points and will help Greenpoint and Williamsburg cyclists locate the stations closest to them.

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Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

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Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a “Heartseat”

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Paula Hayes’ intriguing ‘Gazing Globes’ take over Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

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Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

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If this unfathomably long, cold winter is getting you down, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a silver lining to our cold-weather doldrums. According to local NYC ecology experts, the more snow, the better (when it comes to gardening, that is)! The deep snow cover that has yet to melt away is acting as a supreme insulator for the soil underneath, meaning that we can expect abundant, lush flora this coming spring.

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Have you seen the revolutionary “Dryline” flood barrier coming to NYC’s East River? (VIDEO)

The Dryline – BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo.

It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group’s BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan’s East River is moving forward with a catchy new name and an exciting video to go along with it. The ambitious project, lovingly dubbed The Dryline, consists of a 10-mile earthen berm ribbon along the East River from East 23rd Street to Montgomery Street. Although the project development is still in its very early stages, BIG’s beautiful video gives us a better idea of what their vision for a more resilient NYC will look like when it’s complete.

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Check out + POOL’s free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC’s first river-purifying pool

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If the idea of taking a dip on a warm, sunny summer day sounds really good to you right about now, + POOL has a treat for you over at the Ace Hotel. The team behind the initiative to build the world’s first river-purifying floating pool has launched a free art installation at the hotel running through March 5th. The series of large-scale drawings, entitled “Doing Something Big When No One Asks You To Do Something Big,” interprets + POOL‘s development over the past few years and will serve as a window into the minds of the founders and what they hope to accomplish with this revolutionary public project for NYC. The exhibit will be open 24 hours a day to the public at the Ace Hotel Gallery (20 West 29th Street New York, NY 10001).

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INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world’s tallest buildings travel a year?

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Super-tall skyscrapers are more en vogue now than ever, but what is it like living in one? And more specifically, how long are the elevator rides? The inquisitive folks over at the WSJ answered this question with a nifty infographic comparing the tallest buildings in the world and their “elevator miles.” Quick factoid: Here in New York, if a top-floor resident of 432 Park makes two daily round-trips a day, they’ll log about 356 elevator miles a year. Click here to see the entire infographic.

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Illustration © James Gulliver Hancock for the WSJ

 

IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

The highlight of SEKTION is its stackable soft-close drawer system, which discreetly stows everything from kitchen tools, linens, pots and pans, to recycling bins, in easy to pull-out “drawers within drawers” – so there’s no reaching, bending or crawling through

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Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center’s new “Yoga in the Elements” classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit’s environmental center is offering the utmost in wintertime exercise inside of their

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Paula Hayes’ glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes’ glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes, “Gazing Globes”, 2015 (installation view in Madison Square Park, New York). Polycarbonate spheres and mixed media, 3 feet to 6 feet high. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York. Photograph by Yasunori Matsui

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New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

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According to a new NPCC climate change report released this week, NYC’s climate future is going to be increasingly hot and perilously wet. The paper, which is the first of its kind to provide climate predictions for the city until 2100, estimates that

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Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC

Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC

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This week marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and on Thursday, New York City’s Chinese population began ringing in the Year of the Sheep. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate the new year this weekend, there’s

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