PHOTOS: Leo Villareal's Twinkling New LED Art Installation Lights Up an NYC Lobby

PHOTOS: Leo Villareal's Twinkling New LED Art Installation Lights Up an NYC Lobby

Villareal’s piece transforms the lobby of the Durst Organization into a crisp exhibition space. The twinkling “Volume (Durst)” is the artist’s largest three-dimensional work to…

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NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

NYC AIDS Memorial Loses Plants But Gains Community Support

The canopy roof of the design now features a dip in the middle for distinctive views of the O’Toole Building, which now serves as a medical complex and round-the-clock emergency room.…

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William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

Miller finds the murky waters of the Gowanus to be inspiring and darkly beautiful. Only in art can the clouds of chemicals translate to graceful forms, with deposits of polluted…

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Newark Students Recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night Using 5,000 Bottle Caps

Newark Students Recreate Van Gogh's Starry Night Using 5,000 Bottle Caps

Students at South Street Elementary School in Newark, New Jersey are both artists and conservationists. After collecting over 5,000 bottle caps in their local community, the students…

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Recalling 1993: NYC’s New Museum Transforms Old Pay Phones into Portals to the City’s Past

Recalling 1993: NYC’s New Museum Transforms Old Pay Phones into Portals to the City’s Past

The New Museum has hijacked the city’s pay phones and transformed them into time machines that allow city-dwellers to make calls 20 years into New York’s past. Anyone strolling…

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SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Romero originally wanted to name the treehouse Judith Francis Scougall Wolgamott, after his mother who recently passed away. He explained that much of the turmoil that can be seen…

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Heather Kocsis' Intriguing 3-D Dioramas Let You Peer into Tiny Scenes of New York City

Heather Kocsis' Intriguing 3-D Dioramas Let You Peer into Tiny Scenes of New York City

Most of the wood Kocsis uses to create her pieces is salvaged or given to her by others. Any wood that is dry and in good shape is utilized. She admits that she uses new materials for…

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WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

Mazzarella's older works layer found materials like cigarette boxes, tomato can wrappers and photographs to create collages for the viewer to interpret for themselves. INHABITAT: The…

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Navid Baraty's Energizing Photos Capture NYC Life From the Rooftops

Navid Baraty's Energizing Photos Capture NYC Life From the Rooftops

Baraty left his work as an electrical engineer in pursuit of a career that would be more life-giving. Now, the artist is recognized for his unique images and has expanded his series to…

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Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

The transFORM Gallery joined forces with Elisa Contemporary Art to co-curate an international eco-minded art exhibit featuring the works of artists Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo…

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10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures That Seem to Defy the Laws of Gravity

10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures That Seem to Defy the Laws of Gravity

We've covered Sawaya's LEGO artwork in the past, but the cooperative effort shown here with photographer Dean West takes on a decidedly different, more sophisticated feel. Rather than…

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"Heartwalk" Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

Heartwalk in Times Square The project was spearheaded by the DUMBO Improvement District and Situ Studio, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT).…

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8 Green Designs Included in AIA New York's 2013 Architect Awards Winners

8 Green Designs Included in AIA New York's 2013 Architect Awards Winners

Won Dharma Center, Claverack, NY - Architecture Honor Award Winner This 22,000 square foot retreat built for the Won Buddhists of North America is outfitted with  geothermal heating…

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Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Herbie Fletcher began surfing in Huntington Beach when he was just 10, but later moved to Hawaii and became a professional surfer and the owner of several surf and snowboard lines. Also…

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Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC's Homeless into Art for Social Change

Starving Artists Project Turns Cardboard Signs From NYC's Homeless into Art for Social Change

The creators of the project, Nick Zafonte and Thompson Harrell, worked with world-renowned, award-winning photographer and film director Andrew Zuckerman to capture homeless men and…

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Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Smith’s work is inspired by our consumer throw-away culture, and assigns a vocabulary to the items and materials that we purchase, use and then discard. Acting as sort of an organized…

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Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

We've been following the work of artist Jeremiah Johnson for a while, but now New Yorkers will get to experience his miniature houses made from recycled credit card application papers…

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The End is Far: Olek's Crazy New Crocheted Exhibit Features Dining Skeletons and Mermaids On Swings

The End is Far: Olek's Crazy New Crocheted Exhibit Features Dining Skeletons and Mermaids On Swings

There were plenty of 'oohs' and 'ahhs' as onlookers took in the whimsical scene created by the enigmatic artist. Several of her friends also made an appearance the event, telling us…

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Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

The only stipulations FIGMENT had for entries into its competition, aside from transportation issues, was that they must be made of recycled or recyclable materials. Brooklyn-based…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mayor Bloomberg Announces First NYCxDESIGN Event to Showcase Designs from the 5 Boroughs

Mark your calendars, design fans! In keeping with its other efforts to promote local goods and services, New York City recently announced the first ever “NYCxDESIGN” (NYC by Design)…

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PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

The MetroCards take over the 3,500 square feet of exhibition space at RH Gallery, making for an incredibly large collection of upcycled mini paintings.. The tiny pieces of plastic take…

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the…

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Heartwalk Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square

Heartwalk Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square

Heartwalk was the winner of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, a contest organized by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance…

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Chinatown Snowman Returns After Winter Storm Nemo

Chinatown Snowman Returns After Winter Storm Nemo

Inhabitat editor and LES snowman neighbor Jill Fehrenbacher said: "I am so thrilled to see the big carrot-nosed guy back on the corner! We missed him last year due to an unseasonably…

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596 Acres Launches

596 Acres Launches "I'm So Lucky You Found Me" Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

Eizirik, an illustrator from Brazil, spent a month sketching and interacting with Brooklyn’s vacant public land and residents, creating a series of drawings and collages that trace…

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