Floor of MoMA to Be Dusted in Real Yellow Pollen

Floor of MoMA to Be Dusted in Real Yellow Pollen

In just a few weeks, the Museum of Modern Art’s Donald B. and Catherine C. Marron Atrium will look something like the inside of a honey bee’s dream. Conceptualized by artist…

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Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

The exhibition takes over the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and turns it into a train and miniature wonderland. Over 140 New York landmark replicas hug the train tracks, which are planted…

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Skylights Dumbo is a Pavilion That Channels Light Pollution into a Star Map of New York

Skylights Dumbo is a Pavilion That Channels Light Pollution into a Star Map of New York

The geometric sculptural pavilion popped up in Brooklyn Bridge Park last fall. Shaped like a pod, the piece was made up of triangular panes of wood of varying sizes. Circular wooden…

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Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

Top 6 Inhabitat NYC Stories of 2012 – Vote for Your Favorite!

As we get ready to ring in 2013, we took a look back at our most popular NYC stories from the past 12 months. We saw everything from the good (phone booths repurposed into miniature…

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2013 New Year's Eve Ball Will Illuminate Times Square with 32,256 LED Lights

2013 New Year's Eve Ball Will Illuminate Times Square with 32,256 LED Lights

The 2013 New Year's ball is a 11,875 pound geodesic sphere that is 12 feet in diameter, and is covered in 32,256 LED lights. A total of 672 LED modules are attached to the aluminum…

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Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Neff decided to create something on the streets of Williamsburg last year, and chose this long abandoned gated spot under the BQE. Scouring the streets with a friend, he collected the…

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10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20x200. Blue Marble…

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UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced…

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PHOTOS: The Event of a Thread Invites New Yorkers to Play on 42 Dangling Swings

PHOTOS: The Event of a Thread Invites New Yorkers to Play on 42 Dangling Swings

The Park Avenue armory was built in 1880, and was converted into an interactive arts venue in 2006. For Hamilton’s installation, the sprawling 55,000 square foot main hall has been…

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PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best - baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last…

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Have You Seen This Gingerbread Version of the Infamous 57th St. Dangling Hurri-Crane?

Have You Seen This Gingerbread Version of the Infamous 57th St. Dangling Hurri-Crane?

On October 29th, the crane on a $1.5 billion luxury high-rise construction site partially toppled over from the Hurricane Sandy’s high winds. Although no injuries were reported, the…

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PHOTOS: 6 Wonders of the World Made of Gingerbread Showcased at Le Parker Meridien

PHOTOS: 6 Wonders of the World Made of Gingerbread Showcased at Le Parker Meridien

Visitors to Le Parker Meridien's lobby are greeted with sugary icons from around the world, each handmade by local bakeries. Kyotofu’s candy roofed Toji Tower spans four levels of…

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Design and Print Your Own 3D Holiday Gifts at the 3DEA Pop Up Shop in NYC

Design and Print Your Own 3D Holiday Gifts at the 3DEA Pop Up Shop in NYC

The 3DEA pop up shop is taking over the ground floor of the Eventi Hotel near Herald Square until the end of December, giving customers a taste of what the future holds. To kick off the…

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Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

The new works, which occupy the museum’s top floor, were specially commissioned from the artist by the Guggenheim. As visitors leave the museum’s infamous spiraled exhibition space,…

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Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

If you were looking up at the NYC night sky on Tuesday, you might have seen a rainbow. Called Global Rainbow, After the Storm, the huge laser light show stretched over the city skyline…

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Empire State Building Lights Up the Night with a Psychedelic LED Light Show Set to Alicia Keys

Empire State Building Lights Up the Night with a Psychedelic LED Light Show Set to Alicia Keys

When the Empire State Building got an LED makeover a few months ago, we were excited for its increased energy efficiency, but we had no idea what creative possibilities the new bulbs…

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Barbara Keal's Cruelty-Free Faux Animal Art is a Thought-Provoking Spectacle at Anthropologie

Barbara Keal's Cruelty-Free Faux Animal Art is a Thought-Provoking Spectacle at Anthropologie

Richard Keal makes his furniture from deformed bits of wood from trees across East Sussex, England,  and draws inspiration from their natural imperfections. Using their knobby shapes…

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Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher…

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MakerBot NYC Unveils 3D Photo Booth That Can Print Sculptures of Your Face

MakerBot NYC Unveils 3D Photo Booth That Can Print Sculptures of Your Face

Tucked on a quiet block in NoHo, the store opened in early September. Inside, visitors can purchase MakerBot 3D Printing machines to make their own creations at home or come in and see…

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This Year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Locally-Sourced from New Jersey and Lit with LED Lights

This Year's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is Locally-Sourced from New Jersey and Lit with LED Lights

Image © Javier Gutierrez Acedo Next Wednesday, November 28th will officially kick off the holiday season - at least by Rockefeller Center standards. The famous Christmas Tree…

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Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Head in the Clouds will create a serene cloudscape on the grassy knoll of Governors Island. The lightweight pavilion will appear to be a bumpy cloud from the outside, but when guests…

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Buy a FEED “Sandy Relief” Hoodie, Provide 25 Meals for New Yorkers in Need

Buy a FEED “Sandy Relief” Hoodie, Provide 25 Meals for New Yorkers in Need

The Hurricane Sandy relief effort is far from over, and FEED Projects is doing its part to chip in with its new “FEED NYC for Sandy Relief” collection of hoodies and tote bags,…

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PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See the Pop-Up Peace and Quiet Pavilion in Times Square

PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to See the Pop-Up Peace and Quiet Pavilion in Times Square

When first approaching the plywood and glass pavilion, it could easily be mistaken for any other food truck or ticket stand in the tourist-heavy area. Sitting in Duffy Square just south…

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Hurricane Sandy Damaged Hundreds of Artworks at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

Hurricane Sandy Damaged Hundreds of Artworks at the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City

The late Japanese American artist's legacy is on permanent view at the Queens museum, where many of the works were installed by the artist himself. Along with its famous Socrates…

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Temporary Peace and Quiet Pavilion Pops Up In Times Square for Veterans Day

Temporary Peace and Quiet Pavilion Pops Up In Times Square for Veterans Day

The temporary pavilion, conceived by Sandra Wheeler and Alfred Zollinger for the Times Square Alliance Public Art Program, will only stand in the pedestrian plaza of Times Square until…

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