New Zoning Proposal Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

New Zoning Proposal Could Bring 1,200 Acres of Rooftop Farms to NYC

A new proposal by the Department of City Planning would allow commercial buildings throughout the city to be topped with rooftop farms or greenhouses without increasing the building's…

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The Outsider Art Fair Brings Upcycled Artworks to New York City

The Outsider Art Fair Brings Upcycled Artworks to New York City

We caught some new work from Inhabitat favorite Jason D’Aquino. In addition to his famed matchbook miniatures, his signature black and white drawings were combined with vintage…

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The Greatest Grid Exhibit Showcases Manhattan's Transformation From Farmland to City Streetscape

The Greatest Grid Exhibit Showcases Manhattan's Transformation From Farmland to City Streetscape

The structure of our easily navigable numbered streets and avenues was born in 1811 through the "Commissioners’ Plan." The design reorganized the rural valleys, streams, and farms…

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Chelsea Steampunk Apartment is Lit by Repurposed 32-Foot Long Zeppelin LED Lamp

Chelsea Steampunk Apartment is Lit by Repurposed 32-Foot Long Zeppelin LED Lamp

The two bedroom, 1,800 sq. ft. apartment is packed with gears, nautical pulleys, parachutes, knobs, horns, chains and other vintage machinery that evokes Jules Verne’s “20,000…

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New York City Bike Share Expected to Launch in July

New York City Bike Share Expected to Launch in July

With much talk about the forthcoming New York City Bike Share, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Alta Bicycle Share have been giving sneak peaks of what's to come. Inhabitat…

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'Infinite Forest' by Studio a+i Wins Design Competition for the AIDS Memorial Park

'Infinite Forest' by Studio a+i Wins Design Competition for the AIDS Memorial Park

The winning design has just been announced for the New York City AIDS Memorial Park across from St. Vincent's Hospital. An international team of architects including Brooklyn based…

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Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

Manhattan Community Board 9 Launches Free Green Jobs Training Program in West Harlem

image courtesy The Horticultural Society of New York As New York City upgrades its aging buildings and breaks ground on new green developments, building features like stormwater…

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Urban Townhouse by Peter Gluck & Partners Features a Dazzling Water-Cut Rainscreen

Urban Townhouse by Peter Gluck & Partners Features a Dazzling Water-Cut Rainscreen

The owners of the townhouse were most concerned with what most people living in New York want: privacy and natural light. The home's unique design pushes the elevators and stairs up…

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UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

As the world's largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000…

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Crazy Subterranean Portal Under Central Park Records NYC's Biggest Historical Moments

Crazy Subterranean Portal Under Central Park Records NYC's Biggest Historical Moments

It isn't easy to understand Kamuda's project until you take a closer look at some of his renders. In a way, the excavation project is an inverted mirror of the iconic Manhattan skyline,…

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

On Thursday, January 27, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer spoke in front of a 3 KW set of solar panels on Hunter College of the City University to promote his “Rooftop…

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MTA Introduces Reusable Unlimited MetroCards & Cuts Down on Waste

MTA Introduces Reusable Unlimited MetroCards & Cuts Down on Waste

Folks, it's finally here!! Beginning February 1st, New York City subway riders can refill their 7-day and 30-day unlimited ride MetroCards! A long time coming, this innovation is not…

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Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Erin Brockovich to Investigate Disturbing Tourette-Like Symptoms Affecting NY Teens

Disturbing news about a number of teens coming down with unexplained Tourette-like symptoms in New York State has been buzzing through the internet. Gizmodo recently reported about the…

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Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

Ground Up Designers Create Anti-Gun Violence Public Art Installation for Crow Hill Community Garden

The Ground Up Designers have an innovative proposal for the Crow Hill Community Garden. Capped by a canopy of colored plastic cuffs that donors can buy at local businesses, the public…

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Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

We've been closely following Verdant Power's tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency's first…

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Mercedes House by Ten Arquitectos Looks Like a Green Stairway to the Sky in NYC

Mercedes House by Ten Arquitectos Looks Like a Green Stairway to the Sky in NYC

The amazing designers at Ten Arquitectos have made sure the massive Mercedes House not only respects its inhabitants, but also its surroundings. More than half a city block in mass, the…

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Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Groups Push to Revamp Historic Port Morris Gantries into Waterfront Park for the South Bronx

Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South…

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The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens Goes Green

The New York Hospital Queens (NYHQ), located in Flushing and serving a community of  about 115,000 people each year, is upgrading its 55-year-old infrastructure as part of Mayor…

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Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Top 6 Green Skyscrapers in New York City!

Bank of America Building (One Bryant Park) The most sustainable skyscraper in New York City, the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park is LEED Platinum certified, and it was the…

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Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

While Lower Manhattan is chock-full of skyscrapers, one in particular has a shiny top unlike any other in the country. The Deutsche Bank American Headquarters at 60 Wall Street now dons…

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The Centre-Fuge Public Art Project Turns an East Village Construction Trailer Into an Outdoor Gallery

The Centre-Fuge Public Art Project Turns an East Village Construction Trailer Into an Outdoor Gallery

Construction in New York is endless. While scaffolding, cones and jackhammers have become part of the city's natural scenery, a group of New Yorkers have taken to the streets to…

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Queens Graffiti Landmark 5 Pointz is Set to be Demolished in 2013

Queens Graffiti Landmark 5 Pointz is Set to be Demolished in 2013

image © gsz via Flickr Creative Commons Back in September, Inhabitat took a tour of Long Island City's art and cultural centers, which are part of the 72 Hour Urban Action…

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Long Island Green Dome is the World's Largest Wooden Residential Dome!

Long Island Green Dome is the World's Largest Wooden Residential Dome!

Standing 45 feet high, the Long Island Green Dome is the largest residential geodesic dome in the world. Taking nearly 4 years to build, it features 16 specially designed high solar…

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Sustainable Food Shop & Cafe Haven's Kitchen Opens Near Union Square

Sustainable Food Shop & Cafe Haven's Kitchen Opens Near Union Square

The all-encompassing retreat has everything a foodie could ask for. Inside you can learn to cook, host a fabulous party, buy goodies for yourself and friends, or simply enjoy a cup of…

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Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not…

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