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Fashion stylist’s tiny reclaimed wood cabin is the perfect escape from NYC

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Lawyer sets world record for hitting every NYC subway station in 1 day

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How far would you go to get into the Guinness Book of World Records? One intrepid New Yorker has completed an amazing feat that many would think impossible: he hit every station in the 660-mile NYC Subway system in under 24 hours. For two years in a row, Matthew Ahn has hopped on a subway car, visited every stop in the entire system, and hopped off at the final station in less than a day’s time. His latest record was verified last week by Guinness officials.

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Ultra-modern NoHo loft renovation stars an oasis-like rooftop garden

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Family of coyotes spotted in Queens

by , 08/30/16
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Coyote Pups

Queens is so popular these days that even the local wildlife is putting down roots. According to the NY Daily News, a coyote family of eight has been spotted scampering about in their den near LaGuardia Airport and the Rikers Island bridge.

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Casa Kids’ clever sleeping loft is a storage bed on steroids

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325-square-foot apartment on the brink of collapse converted into a sunny West Village haven

by , 08/29/16
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Vertical village of modular blocks adds a pixelated punch to the LIC skyline

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NY NOW announces the winners of its 2016 Summer Eco Choice Awards

by , 08/26/16
filed under: Green Products,Manhattan

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NY NOW, New York’s premier showcase of home, lifestyle and gift products, announced the winners of its 12th semi-annual Eco Choice Awards this week. The winning products — Tokens & Icon‘s woolen hat made out of an MLB game-used baseball, CounterEvolution’s “Looper” Lazy Susan crafted from reclaimed bowling alley wood, and Spinster Sisters’ prettily packaged all-natural salt soaks — were chosen from 150 entries that were showcased at the market’s SustainAbility: design for a better world display. The submissions were evaluated on-site at the show by judges Sam Ujvary of Gift Shop Magazine, Susan Inglis of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, Candance Holloway of Uncommon Goods, and yours truly. A hearty congratulations to all of the winners!

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NYC testing giant tunnel plugs and flexible covers to waterproof subway system

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Waterproofing the NYC subway system is an important part of the city’s efforts to become more climate-resilient and prepare for future Superstorm Sandy-type flooding as global warming increases extreme weather events. To prevent another situation similar to the flooding of the South Ferry subway station, which is still under reconstruction, and the flooding of nine tunnels that will shut down the L train for 18 months in 2019, the Metropolitan Transit Authority is spending $4 billion in mostly federal disaster relief funds to repair and harden its transportation infrastructure. That includes testing innovative solutions such as flexible covers and tunnel plugs that could keep the city’s subway system dry during flooding events.

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Queen of tiny living shares her small space tips in 90 Lessons for Living Large in 90 Square Feet (…or more)

by , 08/26/16

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‘Paris on the Gowanus’: 365 Bond brings sustainable waterfront luxury to Brooklyn

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Stack Exchange envisions a futuristic LES community made of layers of timber

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Take the ultimate Times Square selfie on these giant X-shaped loungers

by , 08/24/16

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Open, light-flooded floorplan modernizes a previously cramped Forest Hills Tudor

by , 08/23/16
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Hamptons food trucks plug in to cleaner energy with new power pedestals

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The food truck trend is getting a smart upgrade in posh places like the Hamptons, where a new clean energy system is fueling beachside meals on wheels. WXY architecture + urban design recently announced the new “power pedestals” that will supply easy access to grid electricity to food trucks, with much quieter operations and less of an impact on the environment than the typical gas-powered generators many currently use. The pedestals have been installed on two beaches in Montauk, Long Island, an experimental first step that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions without sacrificing any delectable eats.

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One of NYC’s largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of NYC’s largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of the largest trees in New York is a European Elm tree that grew in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a diameter measuring a whopping 89 inches. The tree, originally planted in 1870, was felled last year after city forestry officials determined it a

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400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

400-square-foot apartment uses clever pivot wall to divide space in multiple ways

Related: Add luxury to your tiny apartment with a DIY loft for ‘only’ $19/sq ft

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We take the 2017 Chevy Volt on an electrifying eco-getaway up to the Hudson Valley

We take the 2017 Chevy Volt on an electrifying eco-getaway up to the Hudson Valley

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Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

Left turns kill, says new NYC Department of Transportation report

A new report from the New York City Department of Transportation finds that vehicles making left turns caused about 19 percent of all pedestrian and cyclist deaths or serious injuries in the city last year. That is over three times the rate of and or a

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‘Hidden forest’ of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

‘Hidden forest’ of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

Later this year, artist Spencer Finch will bring a little piece of California’s redwood forests to downtown Brooklyn. In partnership with the Public Art Fund and Forest City Ratner Companies, the artist will use 4,000 young redwoods to create a 1/100

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