The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

The High Line Zoo is a Glow-in-the-Dark Animal Menagerie Along the Elevated Park

What is going on here? We don't even know. The High Line Zoo is located atop a previously barren rooftop along the High Line, and consists of flat (but still ferocious) lions,…

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Bitponics is a Real-Life Farmville That Lets You to Manage Your Garden From the Cloud

Bitponics is a Real-Life Farmville That Lets You to Manage Your Garden From the Cloud

It seems these days people are using the cloud for everything - even gardening! Brooklyn startup Bitponics takes hydroponic gardening to a more sophisticated level with its smart device…

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Shigeru Ban Completes First US Retail Project, Camper Store in NYC

Shigeru Ban Completes First US Retail Project, Camper Store in NYC

Although this is his first retail project, this is not the first time Shigeru Ban has worked in New York City. One of our favorite of his four NY projects to date remains the Metal…

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Delancey Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements Begin Next Week

Delancey Street Pedestrian Safety Improvements Begin Next Week

Delancey Street will finally score some much needed pedestrian safety improvements beginning next week. The several blocks on the Lower East Side between the Bowery and the Williamsburg…

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From the Source Unveils Chiaroscuro Reclaimed Wood Collection at ICFF

From the Source Unveils Chiaroscuro Reclaimed Wood Collection at ICFF

Using a variety of materials to build their array of designs, the From the Source team will transform old abandoned railroad tracks or iron-wood into a solid chair, or a mobile table on…

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High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

High Line Area Resident Hangs Condescending Tourist-Scolding Posters Around Chelsea

Last week, a disgruntled Chelsea resident posted fliers along the High Line Park begging tourists who visit the area to check their manners. The posters, most of which were torn down…

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PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

PHOTOS: The FARMacy Vertical Farm Pops Up at Socrates Sculpture Park!

Farmacy rises in the middle of the grassy park, with a metal framework grid. On each of the lateral rungs, the artist has hung the white Ag-Bags. Bunches of  herbs, berries and flowers…

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Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem just announced that it has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards…

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HWKN Unveils New Wooden Dance Pavilion for Fire Island Pines Gay Resort

HWKN Unveils New Wooden Dance Pavilion for Fire Island Pines Gay Resort

HWKN's new dance pavilion will be the very first thing visitors will see when they jump off the ferry at Fire Island Pines, one of the world's premier gay resorts located on Fire…

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Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Bees in Times Square: InterContinental Hotel Unveils New Rooftop Beehive

Traveling apiculturist Zainal Khan is overseeing the hive for now and is training Chef Andrew Rubin to maintain it on a daily basis. The hive is expected to produce almost 30 pounds of…

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Bellboy New York Upcycles a Park Avenue Water Tower into a Sexy Wooden Chair for 12 x 12

Bellboy New York Upcycles a Park Avenue Water Tower into a Sexy Wooden Chair for 12 x 12

Water towers have a storied history in New York, and have unintentionally become iconic symbols of the city. Originally constructed during the Industrial Revolution in the…

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PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

The Rockwell Group and David Rockwell are well-known as the masterminds behind such sensorial restaurant interiors as Adour Alain Ducasse, Nobu and Emeril's, and the grounds of the…

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Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio's Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio's Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

MOD{all} Studio recently sent us their green redesign of the Conover Cottages in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Called Eco-ttage, the sustainable facelift was the winning entry in a competition to…

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Louis Lim's Round&Round is a Circular Bench Made of Reclaimed NYC Wood

Louis Lim's Round&Round is a Circular Bench Made of Reclaimed NYC Wood

Designed by Louis Lim, a Cooper Union graduate, the bench was created as part of the 12 x 12 exhibit during New York Design Week. Like all of the other pieces comprising the 12 x 12…

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The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

Turn all your unwanted clothes, gadgets and knick-knacks into cool new treasures with the Swap-O-Matic, a vending machine that allows users to swap and trade, rather than buy. Designed…

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How a White or Green Roof Can Keep Your Building Up to 84% Cooler This Summer

How a White or Green Roof Can Keep Your Building Up to 84% Cooler This Summer

The benefits of white and green roofs are nothing new to us, but a recent study by two top NYC universities has shed light on just how effective these non-traditional roofs can be at…

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HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

HWKN Creates a Green Hill on an NYC Rooftop for BMW MINI

Conceived by HWKN's Matthias Hollwich, Marc Kushner, Marc Perrotta, Patricia Sahm, Paul Sanders, Jefferson Frost, Robert May, Will Kemper, and Evan V. Watts, the 1,000 sq. ft. space is…

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The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The New York-New Jersey Spectra Pipeline Gets the Green Light

The Spectra Pipeline, which will bring natural gas to new areas around New York and New Jersey, has been given the green light. Also called the NJ-NY Expansion Project, it was finally…

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The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects communities in all five boroughs with fresh, local grown food. Since 1995, they have championed the growth of sustainable food…

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Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

picNYC is essentially an aluminum table frame with space inside that can we used as a planter bed. Cut and welded in the United States, the aluminum used is lightweight so it's perfect…

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12x12 Designers Transform Reclaimed NYC Lumber Into Fresh Modern Furnishings - PHOTOS

12x12 Designers Transform Reclaimed NYC Lumber Into Fresh Modern Furnishings - PHOTOS

Bellboy used pieces of wood salvaged from a Park Avenue water tower to build a beautifully sculpted chair. Louis Lim's Round & Round bench doubles as a circular storage unit!…

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Justin Gingras Transforms NYC Trash into Art with his Garbage Cubes

Justin Gingras Transforms NYC Trash into Art with his Garbage Cubes

Gignac uses his Garbage cubes as a way to peek into the daily lives of New Yorkers, offering buyers around the world a piece of the great city. The “curated” garbage can range from…

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One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City's current highest building, the…

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MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

MTA Finds Nixing Trash Cans from Subway Stations Ironically Reduces Garbage

Last fall, the MTA started a somewhat counter-intuitive pilot program to help reduce trash in the subways - they removed the trash cans. The bins were taken out of two test subway…

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MoMA Wants Your Old Junk For Their New Meta-Monumental Garage Sale Exhibit

MoMA Wants Your Old Junk For Their New Meta-Monumental Garage Sale Exhibit

©Colros If you haven’t gotten around to getting that garage sale together to sell your old junk, it could end up as part of something even greater -  MoMA’s next art…

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