Bold Cobble Hill Townhouse Renovation Stars Giant Living Wall of Plants

Bold Cobble Hill Townhouse Renovation Stars Giant Living Wall of Plants

From outside of the home, the 5,300 square foot brick townhouse looks like a traditional Cobble Hill property. But once inside, the space gives way to a design and finish that is clean…

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East River Blueway Now Includes Plan for Urban Beach and Storm Surge Barrier

East River Blueway Now Includes Plan for Urban Beach and Storm Surge Barrier

The East River Blueway is a project that aims to revitalize Manhattan's east side waterfront area from 38th Street to the Brooklyn Bridge. Though many New Yorkers already use the…

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Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Fishers Island is located at the entrance of the Long Island Sound and is actually closer to Connecticut than New York. The vacation beach home was designed by Resolution: 4…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

GDT’s East Village kitchen project combines the use of sustainable and salvaged materials with efficient design. Storage is maximized by creating spaces to both display and store -…

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One World Trade Center's Bomb-Proof Base Gets New

One World Trade Center's Bomb-Proof Base Gets New "Green Tech" Glass Panels

We've been following the progress of One World Trade Center closely, and this weekend we were excited to see some of the first signs of sustainability pop up at the construction site.…

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Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

The walls of the small 350 square foot apartment have become David’s own personal art gallery. Framed photos, paintings, and vintage advertisements join the resident’s own collages,…

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Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

This multi-purpose home in Greenwich was created by Robert Young Architecture for a pair of artists. At 10,000 sq. ft. this is certainly no micro home - in fact, the house contains two…

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StreetEasy's Video Series Follows the Dog-Friendly Renovation of a New York City Brownstone

StreetEasy's Video Series Follows the Dog-Friendly Renovation of a New York City Brownstone

Transforming historic brownstones into modern homes has always been a fascinating process for us, so we were really excited to learn about local real estate website StreetEasy.com's new…

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University of Buffalo Will Simulate Earthquake to Test How NYC Homes Stand Up

University of Buffalo Will Simulate Earthquake to Test How NYC Homes Stand Up

A team from the University of Buffalo is planning to conduct a never-before attempted experiment - setting off a large-scale earthquake simulation to determine how vulnerable New…

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Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Although Santiago Calatrava’s design for 80 South Street has been laid to rest, the lot may soon see an arguably even more exciting tower covered in edible farms. Local architect…

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Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

The World Trade Center site, and all of Lower Manhattan for that matter, is poised on ground that has an extreme disadvantage in regards to flooding since it is man-made land built on a…

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Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

The 2,400 square foot duplex is one of eight loft-style residences in the luxury Flowerbox Building, and, as you might imagine, was already quite nice to begin with before being…

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NYC Approves BIG Architects' Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

NYC Approves BIG Architects' Giant Pyramid Building for W 57th Street

BIG's unusual sloped structure aims to combine two types of architecture - European low-rise apartment blocks and typical Manhattan towers. The 38-story building, currently known as…

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Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are all for the redevelopment of the industrial Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field - as long as it includes a Las Vegas-style casino.…

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Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Affordable Sugar Hill Housing Complex Aims to Be a Model of Urban Renewal in Harlem

Adjaye Associates' 13-story Sugar Hill housing complex is currently under construction in Harlem and, when complete, will bring 124 affordable housing units, a children’s museum, and…

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MB Architecture Builds a Beautiful Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton

MB Architecture Builds a Beautiful Semi-Subterranean Eco Home in East Hampton

The beautiful modern home uses just 1/5 the amount of energy that a traditionally built home would use, thanks to the convex roof and low-impact materials. Behrooz has long been a fan…

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright.…

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Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap.…

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Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

The Bluff House was completed in 2012 and is a vacation house with amenities that make it comfortable year-round. Located at the end of a new subdivision in Montauk on a flag-shaped…

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New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

Passive Houses are supertight, well-ventilated, heavily-insulated buildings that require up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling. The movement, which began in Germany over 20…

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nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

nARCHITECTs' adAPT NYC Micro Apartments Feature Convertible Furniture and Multi-Use Rooms

The space-saving features include Murphy beds that come down from the walls and transforming tables that fold up when not in use. Micro NY will test out the adAPT NYC pilot program,…

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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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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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