The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

The Dontflushme Visualight Illuminates to Warn New Yorkers About Sewage Overflows

DontFlushMe is a notification system that allows New Yorkers to take sewage overflow into their own hands (and we mean that in the least disgusting way possible). We first met…

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Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Image ©fredcamino Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite…

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Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

Bronx River Right-of-Way Would Transform a Historic Train Station into a Waterfront Hub

As part of the redevelopment of the Bronx River Greenway, SLO Architecture has proposed the transformation of a disused train station into an innovative two-part project for the Bronx…

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Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

Bloomberg Announces Winner of the adAPT NYC Competition to Develop Micro-Unit Dwellings

The competition was part of a larger initiative to create more available units for one- and two-person households — some as small as 250 square feet, the largest at 370 square…

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Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride", JFK is noted as having said, and urban cyclists do agree. Based on the classic design of the Dutch bike, while featuring the…

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Waterproofing New York: Experts Will Discuss the Impact of Past and Future Storms on NYC’s Infrastructure

Waterproofing New York: Experts Will Discuss the Impact of Past and Future Storms on NYC’s Infrastructure

Since Hurricane Sandy hit, there has been much talk about how New York can better prepare for the catastrophic climate events of the future. From the construction of Rotterdam-style…

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NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants NYC Schools to Swap Textbooks for Tablets

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn Wants NYC Schools to Swap Textbooks for Tablets

NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn, an undeclared candidate in the 2013 mayoral race, recently shared her proposal to swap textbooks for tablets in NYC public schools. Quinn reasons…

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Sandy Storm Photos Wanted for a New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

Sandy Storm Photos Wanted for a New Exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York

There's no question that Superstorm Sandy gave way to some incredible stories and images. So as the city continues to recover from the effects of the hurricane, the Museum of the City…

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Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Billionaire Wants to be Mayor of NYC for Just 99 Cents a Year

Gristedes Supermarket billionaire John Catsimatidis wants to be New York’s next mayor — for just 99 cents! The grocer-turned-magnate announced his bid to succeed Mayor Bloomberg…

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DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC Announces 2013 Healthy Communities Project, Connecting Designers and Non-Profits

DesigNYC is launching the 2013 Healthy Communities Project, bringing together nonprofit organizations and designers to promote healthier living in urban spaces. Eight teams were…

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City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

City Proposes Pedestrian Plaza for South Williamsburg

As Williamsburg expands into the once strictly Hasidic south side, the city has reacted by planning a pedestrian plaza on the stretch of Broadway near the Williamsburg Bridge. Just east…

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Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Olek Hits the East Village with Two Yarn Bombed Sleds in Honor of Winter

Guerilla crochet artist Olek has been enlivening New York City streets with her fresh yarn creations for the past few years. Now her most recent Manhattan installations pay tribute to…

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PHOTOS: NYIGFs Roster of Sustainable Design Grows - We Highlight the Best!

PHOTOS: NYIGFs Roster of Sustainable Design Grows - We Highlight the Best!

It was hard to pass by Peg and Awl's stall and not be enthralled. The Philadelphia based husband-wife duo carefully laid out some of the many found treasures that they transformed into…

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Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

The Bubble Chandelier's design was originally inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Each one is handmade in a process where the recycled bottles are cleaned, cut, and then…

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Jonathan Rose's Micro-Apartment Complex Balances Tiny Living Spaces with Ample Communal Areas

Jonathan Rose's Micro-Apartment Complex Balances Tiny Living Spaces with Ample Communal Areas

Designed by a team led by developer Jonathan Rose Companies, this proposed a modern apartment building features three unit options of 303 square feet for small space city living. Each…

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PHOTOS: Blu Homes Opens East Coast's First Prefab Breezehouse in Copake, NY

PHOTOS: Blu Homes Opens East Coast's First Prefab Breezehouse in Copake, NY

We've long been fans of architect Michelle Kaufmann's iconic Breezehouse prefab home ever since we first wrote about it back in 2005 (yes, we're getting old). The Breezehouse was one of…

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FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

FEMA’s New Maps for NYC Add 35,000 Homes to Flood Zones

New York City flood maps released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Monday reveal that more areas further inland are expected to flood in the future. FEMA updated…

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US Senate Passes $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill

US Senate Passes $50.5 Billion Sandy Relief Bill

Yesterday evening the Senate finally passed a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill to aid Hurricane Sandy victims still suffering from the ill-effects of the storm. The vote comes four…

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PHOTOS: Cobble Hill's Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale - We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

PHOTOS: Cobble Hill's Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale - We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

The building at 253 Pacific reclaims a narrow space of 25 feet wide by 100 feet long (the building is 65 ft deep) that was once occupied by a one-story car garage. Though the site seems…

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Foster + Partners Designs LEED Gold-Seeking Porcelanosa Showroom in Manhattan

Foster + Partners Designs LEED Gold-Seeking Porcelanosa Showroom in Manhattan

Porcelanosa, a premiere European manufacturer of ceramic and porcelain tile, has announced its plans to renovate its flagship showroom in the Commodore Criterion building in Midtown…

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SURE WE CAN Offers NYC's Homeless a Safe, Welcoming Place to Redeem Cans and Bottles

SURE WE CAN Offers NYC's Homeless a Safe, Welcoming Place to Redeem Cans and Bottles

Photo via Shutterstock Collecting cans and bottles off the streets is an honest, legal and eco-friendly way to make some income, but many still see "canners" as a nuisance and an…

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PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA's Atrium

Each spring, flecks and granules of pollen dot the air and our clothes and smatter themselves across our windshields — their brilliant color unnoticed in such miniscule amounts. But…

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Call for Submissions: Enter Your Designs in Reclaim NYC's Reclaim x2 Charity Exhibition to Benefit Sandy Storm Victims

Call for Submissions: Enter Your Designs in Reclaim NYC's Reclaim x2 Charity Exhibition to Benefit Sandy Storm Victims

After the success of their first initiative, Reclaim NYC is back with 'Reclaim x2: Design that’s more than the sum of its parts.' Writer Jennifer Krichels Gorsche, Designer Pages'…

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BFCpocket's Entry for AdAPT NYC Combines Loft Living With Multiple Roof Terraces

BFCpocket's Entry for AdAPT NYC Combines Loft Living With Multiple Roof Terraces

London-based Pocket Living teamed with BFC Partners for an innovative collaboration to create a livable micro apartment plan for Bloomberg’s adAPT NYC competition. Already well versed…

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Anne Militello Unveils Stunning Light Cycles LED Art Installation at the World Financial Center

Anne Militello Unveils Stunning Light Cycles LED Art Installation at the World Financial Center

Once night falls, employees and visitors to the Winter Garden will be treated to a myriad of colors comparable to the aurora borealis. Hues of sapphire blue, amethyst, blood red and…

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