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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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC…

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"Under the Elevated" Seeks to Transform Space Beneath NYC Bridges and Subways into Usable, Non-Scary Areas

The High Line made a name for itself by turning land atop an elevated rail line into a flourishing park, but can the same be done for spaces underneath these kinds of structures? The…

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$10 Two-Bedroom Apartment Deal Comes Through for Old Mars Bar Tenants

$10 Two-Bedroom Apartment Deal Comes Through for Old Mars Bar Tenants

In an expensive city like New York, $10 doesn’t get you much. But for nine tenants who occupied two small buildings along Second Avenue for decades, their ten bucks will buy them a…

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Viral Voices Panel Will Explore the Impact of Social Media, Technology and Device Culture on the Design Process

Viral Voices Panel Will Explore the Impact of Social Media, Technology and Device Culture on the Design Process

JOIN US Thursday, May 2nd, 2013, in NYC! There's no question that social media and mobile devices have a daily impact upon our lives - but what effects do these relatively…

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN: 1. Like Inhabitat NYC by clicking the button below. 2. Sign up for the Inhabitat NYC newsletter here. We'll be announcing the winner in our newsletter, so…

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Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse to Be Resurrected into State-of-the-Art Hospital

Abandoned Rockaway Courthouse to Be Resurrected into State-of-the-Art Hospital

Rockaway Courthouse has sat empty for decades, but plans are now in the works to give it new life as a much-needed hospital in a community that faced the 2012 closure of a major health…

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One World Trade Center Set to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today

One World Trade Center Set to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today

Edit: As of mid-morning, 1 WTC's plan to become the tallest building in the western hemisphere today was scrapped due to high winds but the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey…

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See Caleb Zipperer's Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

See Caleb Zipperer's Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

With BKLYN Designs 2013 just around the corner, we've been tooting the horns of some of our favorite NYC-based green designers who will present their work at the fair this year -- and…

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INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INHABITAT: For those who aren't familiar with aptsandlofts.com, can you tell us a little bit about the services your company offers? DM: aptsandlofts.com is one of NYC’s leading…

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All the Buildings in New York is a Delightful Collection of Drawings Illustrating NY Architecture

All the Buildings in New York is a Delightful Collection of Drawings Illustrating NY Architecture

Hancock first dreamed up the project as a way to bridge the gap between the fantastical New York of television and movie sets to the real streets of his adopted home. The New York he…

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This Charming West Village Townhouse Boasts a Backyard Treehouse Above Its Garden

This Charming West Village Townhouse Boasts a Backyard Treehouse Above Its Garden

The rooms in this elegant dwelling offer 10'9" ceilings and include a grand living room and parlor for entertaining. The home also boasts an original 1838 wood burning fireplace (there…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Kingsbridge Armory to Be Transformed into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Kingsbridge Armory to Be Transformed into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

This morning, Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to transform the Bronx's Kingsbridge Armory into the world’s largest indoor ice facility. The design calls for the historic landmark,…

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PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

SeaGlass's nautical theme takes inspiration from the original New York Aquarium, which opened at Castle Clinton in 1896, and was one of the first aquariums in the country until it…

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