Jessica Dailey

 

Jessica is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist. A Pittsburgh native, she moved to New York to pursue her love of writing. She holds bachelor’s degrees in English and Art History from the University of Pittsburgh and received her master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She loves reporting on art, food, and the green community in New York City. When she’s not searching for the next best story, she spends her time foraging at Greenmarkets, whipping up new recipes, and exploring the city’s endless art scene.

Jessica Dailey
PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

PHOTOS: Last Chance to See Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden!

Located within the garden's Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the train show sits among the greenhouse lush plants and flowers, with trains weaving among the greenery. The Empire State…

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn't want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. "If I’m going to the trouble of…

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World's First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

World's First Solar-Powered Menorah Lights Up Woodstock, NY

Forget the 1969 three-day music festival, Woodstock, New York has a new claim to fame: the world's first solar-powered menorah. Rabbi AB Itkin of the Chabad community in Ulster County…

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The Top 6 Artisan Markets in NYC for Your Sustainable Holiday Gift Shopping

The Top 6 Artisan Markets in NYC for Your Sustainable Holiday Gift Shopping

Grand Central Holiday Fair The vendors in Grand Central began hawking their goods last week, and they will be occupying the station's historic Vanderbilt Hall until Christmas Eve. Now…

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Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

Former BMW Guggenheim Lab Lot in the East Village is Now a Community Park

For two months, the BMW Guggenheim Lab transformed a former rat-infested lot in the East Village into a vibrant, public space. While the Lab has officially packed up and moved on to…

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NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

NYC Receives World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Award for Excellence at COP17

New York City has been named a recipient of the World Green Building Council's Government Leadership Awards for Excellence in City Policy for Green Buildings. The honor was announced…

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The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

The Standard Hotel Ice Skating Rink Opens Below the High Line!

It may be a balmy 65 degrees today (hello, climate change), but it's the week after Thanksgiving and that means only one thing: it's time to get in the holiday spirit! What better way…

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Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking Opponents Rally at Manhattan Hearing About New York's Proposed Rules

Fracking opponents made their voices heard loud and clear yesterday at a hearing about New York State's proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing. Hosted at the Borough of Manhattan…

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HGTV Star Vern Yip Designs Mosquito Netting-Inspired Decor for UNICEF Snowflake Ball

HGTV Star Vern Yip Designs Mosquito Netting-Inspired Decor for UNICEF Snowflake Ball

© UNICEF/NYHQ2009-2548/Graeme Williams, Congo of the Republic, 2009 In many poor nations, malaria is a principal cause of the death of underweight babies and children and premature…

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The First New Urban Umbrella Construction Shed Will Be Installed in December

The First New Urban Umbrella Construction Shed Will Be Installed in December

Sidewalk construction sheds, no matter how necessary, are complete eyesores that weave across nearly 200 miles of New York City streets. But the steel and plywood monstrosities will…

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Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

Hudson River Brownfield Site Transformed Into Sustainable Long Dock Park

image courtesy James Ewing On the river's edge, the kayak and boat launch pavilion create a direct connected to the Hudson River. The long, horizontal shape and open design frame the…

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Finalists Announced for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

Finalists Announced for the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program

It seems like Interboro Partners' Holding Pattern installation at MoMA PS1 just came down yesterday, but the museum is already looking for next year's talented design team. PS1 has…

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7 Opportunities to Volunteer & Give Back This Thanksgiving in NYC

7 Opportunities to Volunteer & Give Back This Thanksgiving in NYC

Yorkville Common Pantry The Yorkville Common Pantry has been helping hungry New Yorkers for more than three decades. This Thanksgiving, a health, home-cooked meal will be served…

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Canstruction Closes Monday - Don't Miss the 26 Amazing Canned Food Sculptures!

Canstruction Closes Monday - Don't Miss the 26 Amazing Canned Food Sculptures!

Conceived by the Society for Design Administration, the goal of Canstruction is to to showcase the design and building industry while increasing awareness of hunger issues and…

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Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nearly every piece used to construct the center is seeing its second life. The 40 foot long shipping containers and windows are all recycled, and the steel doors and awnings were cut…

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20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

20 New Green Zoning Laws Will Be Unveiled Next Month

It's soon going to be easier for New York City buildings to go green. On December 12, a new set of 20 green zoning rules will be unveiled by the Bloomberg administration. The new set of…

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Queens Museum of Art Getting an Eco Conscious Expansion by Grimshaw Architects

Queens Museum of Art Getting an Eco Conscious Expansion by Grimshaw Architects

The $65 million project broke ground in April, and the building is expected to be complete by 2013. Ammann & Whitney worked with Grimshaw on the project as the Architect of Record…

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Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

At Inhabitat, we believe that good design can change the world -- and we're not alone in our quest to make this happen. Parsons the New School for Design was founded on this same idea,…

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New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City Lags Far Behind in Recycling Rates

New York City may be at the top of its game when it comes to energy efficiency and working toward a greener future, but there is one crucial area where the Big Apple seriously lags…

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PHOTOS: Historic Jane's Carousel Opens At Brooklyn Bridge Park in a Jean Nouvel Pavilion

PHOTOS: Historic Jane's Carousel Opens At Brooklyn Bridge Park in a Jean Nouvel Pavilion

Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the carousel was part of Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. When the park shut down in the early '80s, the carousel was destined to be…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Riverpark's Urban Farm on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Riverpark's Urban Farm on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

The 15,000 square foot Riverpark Farm is made from stacked black milk crates lined with landscaping fabric, meaning that the entire thing can be picked up an moved (which they had to do…

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The Leafsnap App Helps You Identify Every Tree in NYC

The Leafsnap App Helps You Identify Every Tree in NYC

The free Leafsnap app is the first of a series of digital field guides using visual recognition to identify plants and species. To find out what tree you're looking at, all you have to…

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Green Your Life With the Help of a Personal Eco Concierge

Green Your Life With the Help of a Personal Eco Concierge

For us, living an eco-conscious life isn't even a question, but for many people, the idea of "going green" seems like a daunting task that they don't have the time or energy to do.…

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Only One More Week to See 200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up the Hudson River for 'Reflecting the Stars'

Only One More Week to See 200 Solar-Powered LEDs Light Up the Hudson River for 'Reflecting the Stars'

Reflecting the Stars is a free installation, open to the public from now until October 25. Beginning at sunset each night, the faux stars start to twinkle as the tides conceal and…

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Studies Clash on the Impact of Closing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Studies Clash on the Impact of Closing Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Since the March earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear power crisis in Japan, nuclear energy policies and plants have come under close scrutiny around the world. Here in…

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