New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo…

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Kickstarter's New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter's New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter enlisted Ole Sondresen Architects to design their dream headquarters inside the abandoned shell of the historic Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. factory on Kent St. in Greenpoint,…

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Frank Gehry Set to Design Facebook’s New NYC Campus

Frank Gehry Set to Design Facebook’s New NYC Campus

Facebook has tapped renowned architect Frank Gehry to design the interior of its newly leased New York office, a 100,000-square-foot space set on two floors at 770 Broadway (a LEED…

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Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Photo ©Yuka Yoneda While heavy rain did hamper construction last week, a good number of the new container shops and eateries have been serving customers since last weekend, and the…

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NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes…

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Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

Incredible Inflatable Spacebuster Pavilion Pops Up on the Lower East Side

The Spacebuster was designed to create an indoor interior space just about anywhere, without the need for building a framework or other structural pieces that would take time assembling…

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Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Massive + Pool in East River Could Swim with Proper Funding

Taking a dip in the East River may not be on your list of summer to-dos yet, but it could be soon if three entrepreneurs can finance plans to bring a massive +-shaped pool to the…

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Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

The original apartment was awkwardly laid out with oddly placed and sized rooms, none of which were really large enough for a bed or a couch. The owners wanted to use it as a…

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The Night Heron: Illegal Speakeasy Pops Up Inside a Chelsea Water Tower

The Night Heron: Illegal Speakeasy Pops Up Inside a Chelsea Water Tower

The Night Heron seems a bit like something out of a Law and Order episode. Creator and architect N.D. Austin located the abandoned shed by searching the Buildings Department for…

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School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

School of Visual Arts Offering Co-Working Desks to Work from This Summer

For the second year in a row, SVA is offering up space through its MFA in Products of Design for summer desk rentals. Summer Desks, is a co-working space lasting from the end of may…

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NY Senate Approves Bill That Offers Big Tax Breaks on Environmentally Friendly Homes

NY Senate Approves Bill That Offers Big Tax Breaks on Environmentally Friendly Homes

Yesterday, the New York State Senate approved a bill encouraging the building of more green homes in the state. Initially ntroduced by Senator Mark Grisianti in 2012, the bill would…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

This Thursday, May 23rd, Inhabitat's Architecture Editor Bridgette Meinhold will be speaking at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University about sustainable housing and…

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Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

© Heather Quinian The "home" stands at the Brooklyn end of the Joralemon Street Tunnel, which brings the 4 and 5  to and from Manhattan. The construction was in fact a residential…

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Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Inhabitat favorite Kim Holleman was there with her Trailer Park holding court at a prime location right in front of the New Museum’s doors and inviting guests to take a shady break…

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Roller Coaster Sunk by Hurricane Sandy Set to Be Removed Next Week

Roller Coaster Sunk by Hurricane Sandy Set to Be Removed Next Week

The famous Jersey Shore roller coaster that ended up in the Atlantic Ocean after Hurricane Sandy is slated to be removed from the waters by this time next week. The coaster, which has…

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Battery Park Conservancy Announces 50 Mobile Seating Designs for Its “Draw Up a Chair” Competition

Battery Park Conservancy Announces 50 Mobile Seating Designs for Its “Draw Up a Chair” Competition

Over 679 chair submissions were received and evaluated by a panel of world-renowned juror who included Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern…

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READERS' CHOICE AWARD We knew that we'd stumbled across something special when we visited the Bower booth, and we guess other BKLYN Designs-goers agreed because they voted the…

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Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Aellon Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat…

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1 World Trade Center Topped Off, Now the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

1 World Trade Center Topped Off, Now the Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere

Nearly twelve years after the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers fell, construction workers have finally topped off 1 World Trade Center with an iconic spire. The capping of the…

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New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

New York City Council to Give Green Light to Cornell's Tech Campus

Back in March the NYC Planning Commission approved plans for Cornell's new tech campus located on Roosevelt Island - and now it looks like the university is about to jump its final…

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New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning Gentrification of the Bowery

New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning Gentrification of the Bowery

More than 36,000 New Yorkers live in city shelters, streets and subway stations. In a neighborhood bustling with cultural attractions, including the New Museum, Cryptome's artwork was…

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming…

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PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

Both the factory space and the former loading docks were taken over by Creative Time, who had a light-up sign with their name spelled out in the Domino font made as a tribute to the…

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