Architecture Trend: Old Parking Garages Being Transformed into Restaurants,Galleries and Shops

Architecture Trend: Old Parking Garages Being Transformed into Restaurants,Galleries and Shops

The next time you visit your neighborhood bar or restaurant, take a careful look around: your favorite happy hour digs may have had a former life as an uninspired parking garage. As…

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"Grow Your Own City" Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

The contest was created by Parsons the New School of Design, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council as a way to promote wood as…

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Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

MCNY's "Living Large While Living Small" will take place over the last month of the "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit, and will plop real New Yorkers into a…

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New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

If you're feeling blue that summer is coming to an end, maybe a winter of skating fun will give you something to look forward to. The NYC Parks Department recently announced that new…

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Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Reconnects the Subway with the Sky at Fulton Center

Dazzling Sky Reflector-Net Reconnects the Subway with the Sky at Fulton Center

Following a public competition for the design of the new Fulton Center, JCDA’s winning entry was built upon an architectural concept by Grimshaw Architects, in collaboration with…

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The East River Blueway Project Goes Foward with $8 Million in the Bank

The East River Blueway Project Goes Foward with $8 Million in the Bank

The East River Blueway project is one step closer to becoming a reality now that the project has some cash to spend. Last week, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and City…

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Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

New York City is notorious for its exorbitant cost of living, but could it be so bad that rent for a literal wooden box goes for over a grand per month? Although now defunct,…

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SHoP Architects' Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects' Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

From a community that would double as a storm surge protector to flood-proof prefab beach buildings, NYC has been leading the charge on all sorts of new ideas that will make it "A…

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New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

According to Crains, the 100,000 square foot, 12-story residential building designed by Alloy is expected to fit right into Dumbo with its large windows and facade of metal panels. A…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Could a new neighborhood be coming to NYC? Seaport City, an idea for a man-made parcel of land on the east side of Manhattan that would also double as a storm surge protector, was first…

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You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

Many have traveled through New York's Park Avenue Tunnel by car or taxi, but very few have experienced the famous passageway on foot. This weekend, the Summer Streets festival will flip…

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New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

The paper points to flaws in the USGBC's LEED certification process to explain the gap between what critics perceive as greenwashing and the building's actual performance. Instead of…

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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Unique "Marche" Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Speaking in an interview with NYSID, Reuter said that repurposing the post offices could serve a variety of functions. Firstly, the historic character of the buildings would be…

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Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Image: JEFFREY M. HYDE DESIGN DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTION The Willoughby Square parking garage will delve 37 feet underground and will be able to accommodate 697 cars on five levels.…

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Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in…

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RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

Rapid Re(f)use is actually quite similar to the method developers used to build Battery Park City out of debris that was excavated when the World Trade Center was built. Instead of…

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Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Each of the four finalists will receive $30,000 to take their initial design briefs to the next level. As part of the FAR ROC competition, they will receive a guided tour of the Arverne…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Breadbox Cafe occupies an old Esso Standard Oil mechanic's garage from the 1950s. Today the eatery serves up carbs instead of servicing…

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled a rendering of her first building in New York City - a boutique condominium next to the High…

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SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

SHoP Architects Unveils New East River Waterfront Esplanade Renderings

A host of cool new amenities will enable New Yorkers to safely enjoy waterfront activities, including a shred park for skateboarders, planter-lounge seating, bar stools overlooking the…

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