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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You're being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

You're being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

New York-based performance artist and social choreographer, Ernesto Pujol has organized a social performance piece called 9-5. Related: "There's a choreographic…

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Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Little green mean, the Moss People, have invaded the Upper East Side this month! Created by artist Kim Simonsson, the nearly-living sculptures have taken residence at Jason Jacques…

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World-famous floating yellow ducky finally makes its New York debut

World-famous floating yellow ducky finally makes its New York debut

(Images © Jhila Farzaneh/Mashable Florentijn Hofman's floating art piece made headlines years ago as the bouyant yellow ducky sailed around the world, eventually coming to a sad…

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Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Who would have thought that a little bit of yarn art could unravel into Brooklyn's hottest debate? It seems that some lingering strings of resentment have been found in the…

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Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa's largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa's largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist Elias Sime gleans cast offs from vendors at the Addis Ababa open market, and transforms the discarded bits into beautiful art works. Recently opened at the James Cohan…

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Tahiti Pehrson's heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

Tahiti Pehrson's heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

The impressive paper cut art works of Tahiti Pehrson take over Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery for the month of September. Pehrson uses intricate paper cuts to explore the phenomenon…

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Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit - and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted…

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Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo walls

Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo walls

As reported by the NY Times, 11-story building treat Related: Though Mr. Osmanaj didn’t know it, the eight-unit condominium at 560 West 24th, developed by Adam Gordon…

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MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

MoMA's buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

Related: + Pierre Huyghe Via Yahoo! Pierre Huyghe beehive art

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