PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

According to LOT-EK, the Carroll House was erected from a stack of 21 shipping containers that was "then cut diagonally along both the top and bottom, creating a striking profile that…

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Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need

Habitat for Humanity to Reuse Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree to Build Homes for Those in Need

We contacted Habitat for Humanity to get the full story behind what happened to the ghosts of Christmas trees past,  and Chris Clarke, senior vice president of marketing and…

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PHOTOS: 7 Delightful

PHOTOS: 7 Delightful "Quintessential New York" Gingerbread Scenes Pop Up at Le Parker Meridien

The 2013 Gingerbread Extravaganza will be on display at Le Parker Meridien's 56th Street atrium until January 6th, 2014. All of the scenes were made by local bakeries and restaurants…

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SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC's Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC's Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

Pier 57 hosted a slew of art installations and events this past summer, welcoming New Yorkers to explore the space before it begins its transformation into a modular container…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Located in the traditionally under-resourced region and flood plain zone of Inwood/Washington Heights, the envisioned space highlights and adapts to the area’s floodwater lifecycle.…

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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

New Yorkers might not be able to see Santa in the night sky this Christmas, but the Empire State Building will be treating us to something just as nice - their first-ever…

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially…

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Massive Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Freestanding Prefab System

Massive Soho Loft Sectioned into Cozy Rooms Using Freestanding Prefab System

The space's modular architecture was based off of late Swiss architect Fritz Haller’s geometric models of furniture. The freestanding pieces enable the loft’s interior to be…

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First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

The first mods were hoisted into place yesterday at the B2 residential building at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. When completed in late 2014, the structure is poised to claim the title…

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Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

The planned construction site for the new passive building. If all goes as planned, Harlem will soon be home to the greenest residential building in all of Manhattan. Synapse…

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Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed…

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New "Snow Day" Maple Syrup-Themed Food Truck Will Provide Jobs to Formerly Incarcerated Youth

Drive Change was founded by social entrepreneur Annie Bickerton and Jordyn Lexton, a teacher who saw a need for change after teaching at Rikers Island for three years. Lexton explained…

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Bid on a Luxurious Weekend Eco-Getaway at the Old Stone Highway House in the Hamptons

Bid on a Luxurious Weekend Eco-Getaway at the Old Stone Highway House in the Hamptons

While a large part of the building is made out of wood, many of the interior and exterior spaces are separated by glass walls, which fold open during warm weather. In the colder months,…

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Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The diagonally-cut building will have a striking, sloped profile that rises out of the ground up to three stories tall. Thanks to the steeped nature of the building, each floor will…

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New Renderings Show That Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Will Be Laced with Beautiful Blue Stones

New Renderings Show That Rockaway Beach Boardwalk Will Be Laced with Beautiful Blue Stones

After much deliberation and multiple redesigns, the NYC Parks Department has finally released new renderings showing what the rebuild of the Rockaway Beach boardwalk will look like.…

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Some New Yorkers Are Living in Mobile Homes to Avoid Paying Sky-High Rents

Some New Yorkers Are Living in Mobile Homes to Avoid Paying Sky-High Rents

As rents continue to climb in New York City, many residents are hitting the road - but not in the way you might think. A few pioneering spirits, like Steven Cintron, who was recently…

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Leonardo DiCaprio's New Apartment Comes with a Vitamin-C Infused Shower

Leonardo DiCaprio's New Apartment Comes with a Vitamin-C Infused Shower

After shopping around for a bit, award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has finally decided on a home in New York City's Greenwich Village. The star is known for embracing the…

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Manhattan's Luxurious NoMad Hotel Achieves LEED Gold Status

Manhattan's Luxurious NoMad Hotel Achieves LEED Gold Status

The NoMad, which sits at the corner of Broadway and 28th Street, is an adaptive reuse project that brings a luxury destination to a previously unactivated area between Herald Square and…

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New Liberty Park Will Offer Elevated Views of 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Site

New Liberty Park Will Offer Elevated Views of 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Site

Just when we thought we had a handle on everything going on at the World Trade Center site, The New York Times uncovers a secret plan to build an elevated park above Liberty Street.…

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SHoP Architects Reveals South Street Seaport Plans for a 50-Story Tower and Marina

SHoP Architects Reveals South Street Seaport Plans for a 50-Story Tower and Marina

Up until now we've seen lots of news about the redevelopment of South Street Seaport - but most of them have focused on the redesign of Pier 17 into a new green-roofed building.…

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5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Gets Whitewashed Overnight, Horrifying Artist Community

In just a few hours, the Wolkoffs wiped away nearly 30 years of New York art history as well as any hopes of preserving 5 Pointz through a landmark designation. Throughout the day, 5…

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Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim's Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City's current housing…

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WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

WXY and West 8 Explore Protecting NYC from Floods Using Barrier Islands

Ever since Hurricane Sandy rocked New York’s shores, designers have been trying to figure out new coastal protection systems to prevent the city’s low-lying waterfront neighborhoods…

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NYC's One World Trade Center Officially Declared the Tallest Building in the U.S.

NYC's One World Trade Center Officially Declared the Tallest Building in the U.S.

It's official - One World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the United States at a symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announced on…

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4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

Today, New York City will cut the ribbon on 4 World Trade Center, making it the very first tower at the 16-acre WTC site to open its doors. Extending 977 feet into the sky, the new…

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