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A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

Dattner Architects Mott Haven Passive tower

Like many other areas of the Bronx, Mott Haven is becoming a magnet for new construction projects. However, the neighborhood will be soon be standing out in terms of green design thanks to a new residential tower built to passive house standards on the site of the former P.S. 31 building.

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Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

by , 04/29/16

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Here at Inhabitat, we love showing off noteworthy tiny homes throughout the city, especially when they’re up for sale. Spotted on Gothamist, this 312-square-foot micro bungalow for sale in the Gravesend neighborhood of Brooklyn may seem like a chance to own a home in New York City for under $500,000. But upon closer inspection, we’re not sure that the pricetag is a good value considering that the house looks more like a driveway shed than an actual house.

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BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s hottest home furnishings and design festival next week

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No sleep ’til…BKLYN Designs! NYC’s hottest showcase of Brooklyn-born design will be returning once again this year to the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint from May 6-8. The “locally grown, internationally known” event will feature 28,000 square feet of design goodness, from sustainable furniture to micro-living solutions to handmade decor, as well as pop-up shops, design talks and interactive installations, and cafes and bars offering your favorite BK-made eats and brews. Click here for the full schedule and exhibitor list, and see you in Brooklyn next week!

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Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

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Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

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Working out at this trippy LED gym is like stepping into a video game

by , 04/28/16
filed under: Fitness,Manhattan

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Modern glass addition brings light and nature into a Fort Greene row home

by , 04/27/16
filed under: Architecture,Brooklyn

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New floating bar and restaurant aboard revamped 10,000-square-foot yacht coming to Pier 81

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Help make NYC’s first floating pedestrian bridge a reality

by , 04/26/16
filed under: Art NYC,Brooklyn

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Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

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Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

by , 04/25/16
filed under: Energy,News

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Last week, Mayor de Blasio unveiled a series of new energy efficiency initiatives for NYC aimed at dramatically reducing the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. The new projects, which are focused on implementing stricter energy-efficient standards for new and old buildings, are part of an aggressive sustainability plan aimed at an 80-percent reduction in all city emissions by 2050.

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Playful retro-inspired makeover injects personality into a 1980s East Hampton home

by , 04/24/16

Robert Young Architects East Hampton Home

New York-based Robert Young Architects has transformed a 1980s East Hampton home into a lively living space with a very mod feel. The renovation project focused on updating the residence’s interior space by opening up existing walls to bring in an optimal amount of natural light. Using the owners’ playful personalities as inspiration, the designers incorporated a vibrant mix of colors and textures throughout the reconfigured floorplan.

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NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

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Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

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Talk about some sunny news! Just in time for Earth Day, Mayor de Blasio announced that solar power capacity in NYC has tripled since early 2014. In case you are thinking that this is sufficient for the Big Apple, well, de Blasio isn’t 100 percent satisfied. To further increase citywide access to affordable solar energy, the mayor has launched Solarize NYC, a new program designed to encourage community group solar purchasing campaigns.

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable NYC communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the OneNYC plan for increased sustainability, the city is now accepting proposals for the first phase of the Raised Shorelines initiative, which focuses on managing sea level rise and erosion in low-lying areas of the city.

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Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Related: Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

“Landmark” will be displayed May 8 through Aug. 28.

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Local residents vote for ‘Lake Mess Monster’ to clean up Prospect Park’s scummy lake

Local residents vote for ‘Lake Mess Monster’ to clean up Prospect Park’s scummy lake

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Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health Department building on Worth Street in Chinatown and is believed to a a

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PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

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Eco-friendly timber home glows like a lantern in the Hudson Valley

Eco-friendly timber home glows like a lantern in the Hudson Valley

Clad in timber with a muted color palette, the Lantern Ridge House easily camouflages into the dense forest landscape. The U-shaped structure is carefully sited to optimize views of both the sunrise and sunset. Near full-height windows bring in generous

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