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INTERVIEW: City Parks Foundation’s Heather Lubov on transforming baseball diamonds into golf schools

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With its hefty pricetag and sprawling greens, golf is one of the least accessible sports for kids living in urban environments. Luckily for children growing up New York City, City Parks Foundation is breaking down many of the obstacles associated with picking up golf by rethinking where the game can be played. Their innovative golf program repurposes baseball fields in all five boroughs as space-maximizing golf courses, allowing more than 1000 kids to learn the game free of charge annually. We recently caught up with Heather Lubov, Executive Director City Parks Foundation, about how these baseball diamonds-in-the-rough are a hole-in-one for city youth.

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Brownsville to host NYC’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab for Smart City Technologies

by , 03/27/17
filed under: Brooklyn,community

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The Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville will be home to New York City’s first Neighborhood Innovation Lab, city officials announced last week. The initiative, which begins planning in earnest this week, seeks to bring together government, community members, educators, and tech companies to use leading-edge technologies to address local concerns. Over the next four months, community leaders and city advisors will be working together to identify the neighborhood’s most salient needs in order to explore the smart city technologies that can help promote quality of life and increase local economic opportunities.

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Impress your friends with this neat trick using Central Park’s historic lamp posts

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Central Park presents endless opportunities for exploration with its historic pavilions, verdant meadows, and plenty of playgrounds, gardens and lakes. But if you’ve found yourself at the vast space scratching your head as to where exactly you were, Mental Floss points out a neat little trick that will help you find your way using a little-known system of numbers found on the park’s 1,600 lamp posts.

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You’re invited to the NYC film screening of RiverBlue

by , 03/20/17
filed under: Brooklyn,Events,Fashion

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Join the Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator this Wednesday for a screening of the critically acclaimed film RiverBlue. The powerful documentary follows river conservationist Mark Angelo as he journeys around the world uncovering the truth about what fast fashion is doing to the Earth’s waterways. Roger Williams, one of the film’s directors, and Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, will be on hand after the screening for a Q+A session about the movie. Click here for more details and to purchase tickets ($10).

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JPDA’s clever furniture piece solves a common studio apartment layout issue

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Use our promo code for discounted tickets to the 2017 Architectural Digest Design Show

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It’s that time of year again! Architectural Digest’s annual Design Show will be back in Manhattan from March 16th-19th, transforming Piers 92 and 94 into a veritable interior design wonderland. Over 400 home decor, kitchen and bath, flooring, accessories and art exhibitors will be packing the show floor, and guests will also be able to take advantage of a full schedule of interactive talks, tastings and seminars with the industry’s brightest minds. Excited to head to the show? Use code ‘Inhabitat’ here for a $5 discount.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Inhabitat NYC is moving back to Inhabitat.com!

by , 03/08/17
filed under: News

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Dear NYC Inhabitants,

If you’ve noticed that you’ve been finding fewer posts at Inhabitat.com/nyc lately, it’s not because we’ve been leaving you hangin’. We’re still publishing the same NYC-focused green design goodness, except at a new location: directly on our parent website, Inhabitat.com. The move lets us bring our exciting NYC coverage to a wider audience all around the globe, and takes advantage of Inhabitat’s nifty updated design. We’ll also still be publishing articles about more hyper-local happenings right here at Inhabitat.com/nyc, but don’t forget to check out Inhabitat.com to keep up with all of our other New York City-centric articles.

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‘Tiger Hood’ transforms NYC alleyways into makeshift golf courses

by , 03/07/17

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Where others see alleyways as a place to pee, Patrick Q.F. Barr sees them as a place to tee (off). The amateur photographer, who calls himself “Tiger Hood”, has been showing New Yorkers that you don’t need a country club membership to practice your swing. Barr stumbled upon the unusual hobby when he found a golf club and a bunch of school lunch milk cartons in the garbage, and now his urban golfing jaunts are all par for the course.

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See IKEA’s storage-maximizing makeover of a 300-sq-ft studio apartment in the Bronx

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Open House New York gives an update on the QueensWay elevated park

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If you’re wondering what’s been happening with the QueensWay elevated park proposed for a stretch of abandoned railway track in the borough, Open House New York recently shared some new updates. In January, OHNY hosted “Projects in Planning: QueensWay“, an event that included a presentation from some of the key players in the park’s development, including Susannah Drake of DLANDstudio, Andy Stone of The Trust for Public Land, and Travis Terry of Friends of the QueensWay.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral unveils state-of-the-art geothermal plant

by , 02/28/17
filed under: Alternative Energy

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The Holy Spirit won’t be the only thing moving through the halls of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue starting this month. Now in the final phase of its $177 million restoration, the 19th century Gothic Revival church will be soon be throwing the switch on a state-of-the-art geothermal plant that will regulate the temperature of the cathedral and adjoining structures with “increased efficiency and a considerable reduction in CO2 emissions,” the Archdiocese of New York announced last week. The system comprises a network of 10 underground wells, drilled to a depth of up to 2,200 feet, along the north and south sides of the cathedral: four on 51st Street and six on 50th.

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“Ride or Die” showcases vintage bicycles to navigate U.S.-Puerto Rican relations

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This year marks the 100th year of Puerto Rico’s inclusion into the United States, but many Americans remain unaware that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. A new exhibition at the BRIC Art Media

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Vibrant Inscape mindfulness studio brings much-needed Om to the heart of Manhattan

by , 02/23/17
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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The bustle of urban life can get pretty overwhelming, to say the least. Manhattanites who need a respite can turn their attention inward to Inscape, a studio that creates “immersive experiences for guided meditation and relaxation” in New York City’s Flatiron District. Patrick Sisson of Curbed, who paid the 5,000-square-foot luxury space a visit, describes Inscape as a “mental fitness studio [of] sorts.” Inscape founder Khajak Keledjian, who sold his Intermix fashion empire to Gap in 2013, characterizes its atmosphere as “somewhere between 4th century monasteries, the mood in the temple at Burning Man, and the feeling you get when you look at the infinite horizon line.”

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Copy the super-functional storage solutions found in this jewel box SoHo apartment

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Living in a studio apartment in Manhattan can be a constant negotiation between space and stuff, even for the Marie Kondo-inspired minimalist. This modestly sized prewar co-op in the heart of SoHo is winning the storage wars with a number of stylish built-ins that only add to its Scandinavian-chic appeal. Read on to take a tip from some of the thoughtful design features that take this small apartment from cozy to cool.

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The ARK: JFK rolls out new terminal for jetsetting pets

by , 02/19/17
filed under: Animals,News,Transportation

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Park Slope row home renovation marries historic charm with energy-conserving features

Park Slope row home renovation marries historic charm with energy-conserving features

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Sprawling “Made in NY” campus coming to Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

Sprawling “Made in NY” campus coming to Brooklyn’s Sunset Park

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Even as skyrocketing rents and labor costs, coupled with aging machinery and brisk overseas competition, have caused entire blocks of Manhattan’s once-fabled Garment District to shutter, New York City officials remain hopeful that a new On

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MTA to test reduced flat-fee “Freedom Ticket” for outer boroughs

MTA to test reduced flat-fee “Freedom Ticket” for outer boroughs

After months of campaigning from civic leaders and riders, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has greenlit a pilot program for the so-called “Freedom Ticket,” a proposed flat-fee payment option for bus, subway and commuter rail travel within New

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Send a Valentine to the Earth by rallying to defund DAPL today in NYC

Send a Valentine to the Earth by rallying to defund DAPL today in NYC

Show the planet some love this Valentine’s Day and make your voice heard.

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The toxic NYC sites that the Trump family doesn’t want you to know about

The toxic NYC sites that the Trump family doesn’t want you to know about

There have been numerous dedicated efforts to clean up ground, water and air pollution in New York City, but as Nathan Kensinger at Curbed reports, Donald Trump may undermine all of that work. The President and his family control many of the most toxic

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