Urbanscapes: Free art exhibition explores New York City through the eyes of six artists

Urbanscapes: Free art exhibition explores New York City through the eyes of six artists

urbanscapes, Isidro Blasco, Amanda C. Mathis, arts brookfield, urban art, recycled art, green art, green design, eco art, Joshua R. Marks, Pedro Cruz-Castro, erin sweeny, tom…

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The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

The Cubes: LOT-EK unveils futuristic shipping container structure for Socrates Sculpture Park

In celebration of New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park’s 30th anniversary, NYC Parks released the renderings for “The Cubes,” a two-story, 2,640-square-foot building made out of…

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Renderings unveiled for World Trade Center Performing Arts Center show a glowing, lantern-like cube

Renderings unveiled for World Trade Center Performing Arts Center show a glowing, lantern-like cube

Related: + REX Architects + Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center Via CBS and Archinect Aerial Render © K18 All images via Luxigon unless otherwise noted REX…

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'Hidden forest' of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

'Hidden forest' of 4,000 baby redwood trees coming to Brooklyn

Later this year, artist Spencer Finch will bring a little piece of California’s redwood forests to downtown Brooklyn. In partnership with the Public Art Fund and Forest City Ratner…

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The Shed's dynamic 'telescoping shell' will bring a flexible new arts space to Hudson Yards

The Shed's dynamic 'telescoping shell' will bring a flexible new arts space to Hudson Yards

https://vimeo.com/174245694 The center is currently under construction on West 30th Street between 10th and 11th avenues, according to its website. Related: + Diller Scofidio +…

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New Pokémon Go tour at Met museum lets you catch 'em all while admiring priceless art

New Pokémon Go tour at Met museum lets you catch 'em all while admiring priceless art

"We were seeing people playing PokémonGO in the museum (and playing it ourselves — one of our guides is the current gym leader at the Met), and it's awesome the game is getting…

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Disturbing 'Trump Hair Hut' spotted on the streets of Red Hook

Disturbing 'Trump Hair Hut' spotted on the streets of Red Hook

“I think we bought every hula skirt we could find on Amazon.com,” Noonan said. "A lot of people like to touch it because it's so…

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Artist covers abandoned Rockaway building in a splash of fiery sunset colors

Artist covers abandoned Rockaway building in a splash of fiery sunset colors

Related: Plans Unveiled for ‘Stilt City’ Resilient Art Studio in Rockaway Park + Katharina Grosse Via Hyperallergic Rockaways art, Rockaways art exhibition, art…

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company…

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Designers imagine 'giant condom' floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Designers imagine 'giant condom' floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Whatever you did last weekend was probably not as bizarre as what you’re about to read. On Sunday, perhaps while you were brunching it up with your besties, design and architecture…

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Staten Island's active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Staten Island's active art scene to benefit from new community initiative

Related: + Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront Future Culture: Connecting Staten Island’s Waterfront, design trust, staten island

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Eye-tricking

Eye-tricking "windows" at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

Park Windows comprises a panoramic view of a brightly lit blue sky punctuated by clouds and glimpses of a tree canopy on a blustery spring day. Divided into separate frames, the…

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What is this mysterious micro-cabin doing in the middle of NYC streets?

What is this mysterious micro-cabin doing in the middle of NYC streets?

The idea for Smökers was sparked when Riegelman took notice of the ubiquitous white-and-orange plastic steam stacks. The cones reminded the artist of his childhood fascination with…

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Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

Related: Chuck Close and Sarah Sze to Create Site-Specific Artwork for Second Avenue Subway + Phil America Via Curbed NY Phil America, The Perilous Fight, urban subway…

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Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Related: Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park "Landmark" will be displayed May 8 through Aug. 28. + Socrates Sculpture Park Meg Webster Via…

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Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

New York City is full of pigeons and full of art, but rarely—if ever—do the two intersect. One artist is giving a thousand of the flying critters a chance to shine, with the help of…

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Herd of giant glowing bunnies coming to NYC next week

Herd of giant glowing bunnies coming to NYC next week

Related: + Amanda Parer + Arts Brookfield Amanda Parer, large rabbit installation, rabbit art,

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Van Gogh’s Ear swimming pool to add a surreal touch to Fifth Avenue

Van Gogh’s Ear swimming pool to add a surreal touch to Fifth Avenue

A giant swimming pool is coming soon to Fifth Avenue, but don’t get your bathing suit out yet—this four-and-a-half ton pool is not for swimming. Berlin-based creative duo Elmgreen &…

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NYC's first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC's first floating food forest to hit the Hudson River this summer

NYC’s first ‘floating food forest’ is preparing to sail down the Hudson River this June. Inhabitat reported last year on the plans for Swale, a project conceived by artist Mary…

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Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing

Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing

Related: Via Timeout Photographs via Mary Ivy Martin

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REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

REX tapped to design World Trade Center performing arts building

Brooklyn-based architecture firm REX was selected last Friday to design the performing arts center at the World Trade Center site (PACWTC). Led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, a former…

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Mirrored ring of golden hearts to spread love in Times Square this Valentine's Day

Mirrored ring of golden hearts to spread love in Times Square this Valentine's Day

The romance will return to Times Square in February with Collective-LOK’s gorgeous Heart to Heart installation. The winner of the annual 2016 Times Square Valentine Heart Design, the…

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