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
Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Empire State Building Achieves LEED Gold Certification

It's official -- the Empire State Building has been awarded LEED Gold certification. Thanks to a massive green overhaul that took more than two years, the landmark is now the tallest…

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The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

Each of the memorial designs pays tribute to the lives lost on September 11. In Norman Lee and Michael Lewis' design, "Votives in Suspension," that tribute is paid through glowing…

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New York Students Can Now Say No to Animal Dissection in Science Classes

New York Students Can Now Say No to Animal Dissection in Science Classes

While dissecting frogs and fish may be a cornerstone of biology classes, slicing and dicing animals for the sake of science doesn't sit well with many people. Whether you're a…

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Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Damages From Irene in New York Expected to Reach $1 Billion

Yesterday, President Obama officially declared parts of New York state a federal disaster area because of the extreme flooding caused by Irene, and Governor Cuomo has said that damages…

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Brooklyn Rockwerks: Modern Sculptures Made From Massive Granite Boulders Dug Up in NYC

Brooklyn Rockwerks: Modern Sculptures Made From Massive Granite Boulders Dug Up in NYC

Distenfeld, a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in the Lower East Side, works in a 2,800 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His rock of preference, granite gneiss, is a banded…

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Flooding Caused By Irene Dumped Sewage & Contaminants into New York's Waterways

Flooding Caused By Irene Dumped Sewage & Contaminants into New York's Waterways

When New York City gets a normal heavy rain, our ancient combine sewer system almost always overflows, sending raw sewage and other contaminants into our waterways. Now that Tropical…

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PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

PICS: Property Damage From Irene Could Hit $7 Billion

image © Leonel Lima Ponce for Inhabitat Increased numbers of natural disasters (you can thank climate change for that) over the last year have already strained the insurance…

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New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

New York City Subway and Bus Service Restored, MTA Crews Continue Post-Irene Repairs

If you're one of the millions of railroad commuters, however, your commute is likely to be more affected. Service has returned to near normal on six Long Island Railroad lines, but it…

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MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Service Restored

MTA Assessing Storm Damage to Transit System, Limited Bus Service Restored

Shutting down the entire subway system is no small feat, and the process to restore service is extensive. From the MTA website: Crews have a step-wise process that we follow, that…

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Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

Hurricane Irene Expected to Hit NYC Sunday as Category 1 Storm With 90mph Winds

If you've turned on the TV or opened the newspaper in the past few days, you've probably heard of a little storm named Irene. Correction: a massive Category 2 hurricane named Irene that…

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East Coast Earthquake Sheds Light on New York City's Seismic Studies

East Coast Earthquake Sheds Light on New York City's Seismic Studies

The Eastern United States, let alone New York City, may not be prone to earthquakes, but that doesn't mean we completely forgo seismology on the East Coast. Two of New York's best…

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'Abnormal Operating Procedures' in Effect at Indian Point Nuclear Plant, No Damage Found

'Abnormal Operating Procedures' in Effect at Indian Point Nuclear Plant, No Damage Found

Despite housing America's most unstable and dangerous nuclear reactor, the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant has no reported damage after today's 5.9 earthquake, epicentered in…

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America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Reactor is 24 Miles North of NYC

America's Most Dangerous Nuclear Reactor is 24 Miles North of NYC

Indian Point Energy Center, located just upstate from New York City, houses the country's riskiest nuclear reactor.

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Vegan Bodega Coming to Manhattan's Lower East Side!

Vegan Bodega Coming to Manhattan's Lower East Side!

From vegan ice cream parlors and chocolate shops to vegan pop-up restaurants and high end dining, it's pretty easy to live a vegan lifestyle in New York City, but if there is one thing…

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Opponents of Brooklyn's PPW Bike Lane Continue to Push for the Lane's Removal

Opponents of Brooklyn's PPW Bike Lane Continue to Push for the Lane's Removal

Despite a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge dismissing the lawsuit against the Prospect Park West bike lane, opponents are not giving up. We all hoped that the lawsuit's dismissal would mean…

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GreenHomeNYC's Eco Furniture Design Contest Ends Monday - Enter Now!

GreenHomeNYC's Eco Furniture Design Contest Ends Monday - Enter Now!

Here at Inhabitat, we are well aware of the budding designers in New York City -- after all the Big Apple in home to some the best design schools and design shows around. So what better…

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Apple's New Grand Central Store Preserves the Terminal's Historic Aesthetic

Apple's New Grand Central Store Preserves the Terminal's Historic Aesthetic

A few short months ago, the idea that Apple would be moving into Grand Central was just a rumor, but this week, detailed renderings of the new space have been revealed and the tech…

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LifeEdited Design Contest Yields Awesome Green New York Apartment

LifeEdited Design Contest Yields Awesome Green New York Apartment

A recent crowdsourced contest by LifeEdited tasked contestants to design a 420-square-foot New York apartment. The goal of the contest was to motivate designers and the public to be…

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Bernie Madoff's Old Pants Get New Life as Limited Edition iPad Cases

Bernie Madoff's Old Pants Get New Life as Limited Edition iPad Cases

Vaccaro had been selling electronics cases made from recycled and rescued clothing before the auctions as fun accessories for tablets (being just cloth, the covers don't actually…

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Poll Shows Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Support Bike Lanes

Poll Shows Two-Thirds of New Yorkers Support Bike Lanes

Sometimes it feels like there are two types of New Yorkers: those who support bike lanes, and those who oppose them. While we have long been a part of the former group, we are pleased…

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DUB Studios Designs a Grassy Rooftop Garden Atop a Soho Loft

DUB Studios Designs a Grassy Rooftop Garden Atop a Soho Loft

The rooftop garden takes advantage of the shape of the building's roof and the raised enclosure surrounding the edges. "Working with the existing parapet walls that wrap the roof, we…

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Studio Dror Converts Old Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

Studio Dror Converts Old Gucci Store into Stylish Soho Synagogue

Having already been nicknamed the "hipster synagogue," the new shul features green design elements that are visual double entendres, reflecting Jewish customs and traditions while also…

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'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

'Summer Streets' Returns To NYC, Banning Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan!

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan officially announced the return of the Summer Streets and Weekend Walks programs in June. On August 6, 13, and 20 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., the city…

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Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

Riverpark Farm Takes Root on a Stalled Manhattan Construction Site

Riverpark and the Alexandria developer partnered with GrowNYC to manage the small farm. Besides its location on a stalled construction site, what's unique about the 15,000 square foot…

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Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

Terreform ONE Announces Winners of the 'Water as the 6th Borough' Design Competition for NYC

The first place design, winning $10,000, came from Ali Fard and Ghazal Jafari of Canada. Called Parallel Networks, the strategy calls for a flexible network of floating pods that create…

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