What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What 5 Pointz looks like today. This solution would of course require working around and inside of 5 Pointz's existing facade and would likely be more complex than simply razing it…

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PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

Presented by the Cynthia Reeves Project, NYC Parks & Recreation and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture marks the second project presented by the gallery. Lee’s work was…

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Queens' 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

Queens' 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

In early 2012, Inhabitat reported that 5 Pointz, a Long Island City community icon and haven for graffiti artists, was slated for demolition. The building, a former record needle…

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6 Easy Eco Escapes From New York City

6 Easy Eco Escapes From New York City

Buttermilk Spa There are plenty of spas you could visit in the city, but walking out into the muggy, crowded city streets after your massage is a bit of a relaxation buzz-kill. At the…

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DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can…

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You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

Many have traveled through New York's Park Avenue Tunnel by car or taxi, but very few have experienced the famous passageway on foot. This weekend, the Summer Streets festival will flip…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Dewey-Hagborg was first inspired to use DNA sequencing to create art when she noticed a strand of hair stuck in a framed piece of art. She began seeing stray hairs everywhere she went,…

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PHOTOS: "Sandman" Begins Building Enormous Sand Castle in Front of 1 New York Plaza

Long's signature sand castle is being presented as part of the Water Street Pops! series of fun and free summer events to bring New Yorkers and tourists down to Lower Manhattan. Long is…

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When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay: Plastic Mosaic Recalls Hurricane Sandy Destruction

When the Beach Met the Bay recalls the night that Hurricane Sandy submerged most of Long Beach's homes in four feet of water. The water has since receded, but many residents are still…

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Awesome 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Awesome 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Last week, a team of expert builders at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester County, New York, unveiled a nearly 12-foot-tall, 100-pound replica of One World Trade Center. The…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Discontinues Iconic Round Admissions Buttons Due to Rising Cost of Metal

Metropolitan Museum of Art Discontinues Iconic Round Admissions Buttons Due to Rising Cost of Metal

You might never be able to afford the art hanging on the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but at least everyone who visited the legendary museum walked away with a small memento…

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reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

As part of NY Design Week 2013, Brooklyn-based design studio reMade curated a pop-up exhibition featuring a collection of works designed by local artists. Their third show, The Texture…

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CODA's Transforming

CODA's Transforming "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps Opens at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

Going to a MoMA PS1 Warm Up party is something of a right of passage for New Yorkers, but there's a reason they named it that. The courtyard has a grey gravel floor and virtually no…

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Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Sky Reflector-Net happens to be the largest individual artwork commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Authority’s Arts for Transit and Urban Design division. Arch Paper reveals…

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PHOTOS: MoMA PS1

PHOTOS: MoMA PS1 "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps by CODA Nears Completion in Queens

Ithaca, New York-based CODA (Caroline O’Donnell) was chosen as the winner of the 14th Young Architects Program series back in January. Over the past few years, YAP has increasingly…

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place…

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Teensy Tiny 60 Sq. Ft. Museum is Housed in a Freight Elevator Shaft in an NYC Alleyway

Teensy Tiny 60 Sq. Ft. Museum is Housed in a Freight Elevator Shaft in an NYC Alleyway

Museum is quite possibly New York’s tiniest art exhibition. Housed inside of a 60 sq. ft. freight elevator in Cortland Alley between Franklin and White Streets, the pop-up gallery…

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PHOTOS: Crazy Crochet-Covered Van by Olek Pops Up in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Crazy Crochet-Covered Van by Olek Pops Up in Williamsburg

Absolut tapped Olek to be one of the 20 artists who have taken over a block in Williamsburg and turned it into their own personal canvas (hence the name of the event). When Inhabitat…

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TRANSported Transforms Shipping Containers into Green-Walled Artist Habitats in NYC [PHOTOS]

TRANSported Transforms Shipping Containers into Green-Walled Artist Habitats in NYC [PHOTOS]

TRANSported was curated by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace, a nonprofit arts organization, as part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival 2013. "My title, TRANSported, refers to the area's…

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PHOTOS: Incredible LEGO Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya Hit Times Square

PHOTOS: Incredible LEGO Sculptures by Nathan Sawaya Hit Times Square

Sawaya has come to be known as one of the leading LEGO artists in the world, pushing the limits of the toy brick with his extremely intricate and detailed sculptures. For “The Art of…

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PHOTOS: MoMA Store Windows Show Off Dynamic Moving Sculptures Made with littleBits

PHOTOS: MoMA Store Windows Show Off Dynamic Moving Sculptures Made with littleBits

littleBits was founded by Ayah Bdeir, a senior TED fellow who earned her MBA at MIT Media Lab with help from an art grant from EyeBeam Gallery. As an engineer and maker, Ayah saw how…

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Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

In 2011, FIGMENT called upon Jones to try his hand at building a dream treehouse using recycled materials, and the first iteration of TreeHouse was born. Jones gathered his materials…

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Giant

Giant "Cloud" Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles Pops Up on Governors Island

"For this year’s city of dreams pavilion, we wanted to create a space where dreamers could dream - putting your head (and body) inside of a huge cloud felt right," STUDIOKCA's Jason…

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Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Sweet Greenhouse Made of Real Sugar Glass Comes to Storm King

Lamson's Solarium is a one-room cabin or mountain chapel intended for contemplation and meditation. It's also an experimental greenhouse with three mini citrus trees inside, but it's…

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