Emerging New York Architects Competition Unveils the Winning Designs for the Harlem Edge Waterfront

Emerging New York Architects Competition Unveils the Winning Designs for the Harlem Edge Waterfront

The plot of land in question, a decommissioned Department of Sanitation marine transfer station located on the Hudson River at 135th Street, has endless possibilities. The contest…

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Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

Mild Winter & Early Blooms Concern NYC-Area Farmers and Gardeners

More photos: New York Botanic Garden Flickr With temperatures barely dipping below freezing and a near non-existent snowfall, New York City, along with most of the country, has been…

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Brooklyn Residents Call for a Car-Free Prospect Park

Brooklyn Residents Call for a Car-Free Prospect Park

The city has plans to reduce the car traffic in Prospect Park drastically, but Brooklyn residents don’t think the proposed plan is quite enough. In a meeting last night, the Prospect…

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Charles Spurrier Creates Patterned 3D Paintings From Thousands of Pieces of Reclaimed Plastic

Charles Spurrier Creates Patterned 3D Paintings From Thousands of Pieces of Reclaimed Plastic

A canvas surface is usually off limits for viewers to ever touch, leaving the artist's process a mystery. The tactile nature of Spurrier's works brings art to a more engaging level,…

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New York-Based Design Team Ortolan Organic Makes Luxurious Eco-Friendly Home Decor

New York-Based Design Team Ortolan Organic Makes Luxurious Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Bethany is not alone in her pursuit. Teaming up with her sister Jenna Mallett, Bethany focuses on the design aspects while Jenna creates nature-inspired and nautical illustrations that…

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New York University Law School's Wilf Hall Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

New York University Law School's Wilf Hall Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

New York University’s Wilf Hall has been award LEED Platinum certification, the highest possible LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council. Wilf Hall is one of…

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300 New York City Water Towers to be Transformed into Art by the Likes of Thom Yorke and Jay-Z

300 New York City Water Towers to be Transformed into Art by the Likes of Thom Yorke and Jay-Z

Water towers have a historical significance to New York City, with many standing since during the Industrial Revolution. These landmarked reservoirs top each building over six stories…

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Only Two More Days to See BIG's Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

Only Two More Days to See BIG's Pulsing 10-Foot Tall LED Heart Sculpture in Times Square!

Located near the bottom of the red TKTS stairs, BIG♥NYC was unveiled Monday, February 6 and will be on display through Wednesday, February 29. The sculpture refracts the bright lights…

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12 x 12 Exhibition Announces Winning Designers to Create Furniture from Demolished NYC Buildings

12 x 12 Exhibition Announces Winning Designers to Create Furniture from Demolished NYC Buildings

Sawkill Lumber has just announced the 12 designers who have been selected to participate in the first ever 12 x 12 design exhibition this spring. Debuting at Design Week in May this…

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope…

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Make Your Own Upcycled Art During an Interactive Vayable Tour

Make Your Own Upcycled Art During an Interactive Vayable Tour

New York is chock full of inspirational elements and objects, and artist Robert B. wants you to channel this into your very own recycled art. For his latest Vayable experience, Robert…

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NYC Phone Booths Turned Into Free Mini Libraries by Architect John Locke

NYC Phone Booths Turned Into Free Mini Libraries by Architect John Locke

The libraries are part of Locke's urban intervention project call the Department of Urban Betterment (thus, DUB). The first mini-library was installed on a phone booth eight blocks…

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Will Ryman's Epic Installations are Made From Thousands of Bottle Caps, Paint Brushes & Nails

Will Ryman's Epic Installations are Made From Thousands of Bottle Caps, Paint Brushes & Nails

Visitors are greeted with a wall-sized horizontal face, either relaxing in slumber or motionless in death -- the fate of the figure is up for interpretation. The plaster face coils…

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Low Line Park Under Delancey Street Launches Kickstarter Campaign

Low Line Park Under Delancey Street Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The ambitious Low Line Project proposal, which would transform a disused subway station into an underground park, has launched their Kickstarter campaign -- and in less than 48 hours,…

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Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Inside the Subterranean Essex Street Trolley Terminal, the Proposed Space for the Low Line in NYC

Two months ago, we brought you the proposal for the "Low Line," an awesome underground park located in the abandoned Essex Street trolley terminal under Delancey Street in the Lower…

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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Located in the lower level of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Conservatory, the terrariums are spread throughout the space on tables. Despite being meticulously lined up, the displays…

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Governor Cuomo Considers Transforming Tappan Zee Bridge Into a Pedestrian Park

Governor Cuomo Considers Transforming Tappan Zee Bridge Into a Pedestrian Park

The idea to turn the ill-fated Tappan Zee Bridge into a pedestrian walkway is finally crossing the desk of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo. The bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester,…

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New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

This week the town of Dryden, New York won a court case giving it the right to ban hydrofracking for natural gas within its borders. The case is a major victory for fracking opponents…

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Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

Urban Organic Gardener Grows a Lush Vegetable Garden on His NYC Fire Escape

A Brooklyn native, Lieberman had no experience gardening or growing before he planted his fire escape garden. The fire escape was his first foray into small space urban gardening, and…

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You Can Own a Used NYC Subway Bench for $650

You Can Own a Used NYC Subway Bench for $650

The decades-old wooden benches we’ve become accustomed to in New York City subway stations are now up for sale. For $650 you can purchase a piece of salvaged New York history from the…

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New York State May Ban the Sale of Shark Fins

New York State May Ban the Sale of Shark Fins

Dried out shark fins stock countless shelves all over Chinatown, but New York legislators have just announced a bill that may ban their sale. About 73 million sharks are killed and…

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Garden Up Plant Towers Make it Easy to Grown Your Own Veggies in Small NYC Apartments

Garden Up Plant Towers Make it Easy to Grown Your Own Veggies in Small NYC Apartments

Garden Up’s vertical garden units look almost like bird houses, but for yummy herbs and edible plants. Each level of the tower is ideal for growing different types of produce. Edible…

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Fashion Designer Joann Berman Creates Trippy 3D Furniture from Vintage Sofas in Queens

Fashion Designer Joann Berman Creates Trippy 3D Furniture from Vintage Sofas in Queens

The best way to describe Joann Berman Bespoke Furniture is that it looks like Berman simply replaced the people she usually dresses with pieces of furniture. A beautiful baroque style…

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Black Glass LEED Gold Office Tower by Fumihiko Maki Planned for Astor Place

Black Glass LEED Gold Office Tower by Fumihiko Maki Planned for Astor Place

The triangular plot of land on the east side of Astor Place will soon be home to a 12-story LEED Gold certified office tower designed by Fumihiko Maki. You may remember the corner to…

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Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

Chinatown's Mini High Line to Be Designed by Renowned Artist Xu Bing

More photos at DNAinfo It was almost a year ago to date when the Department of Transportation set its eye on an unused triangular plot of land in Chinatown and envisioned the city's…

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