The second growing season is in full swing for the rooftop urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange. Located atop a six-story 1919 warehouse, the 40,000 square foot organic rooftop farm is believe to be the largest of its kind in the world!
The happy city below the High Line features oversized brightly color sculptures that look like something out of Mario Brothers or Rainbow Brite. FriendsWithYou wants visitors to interact with the different pieces, putting the experience of the wonderland in
Brooklyn Grange is the largest rooftop farm in the country (and possibly the world), spanning some 40,000 square feet atop a former industrial building in Queens. The farm produces everything from beets to beans plus 40 other herbs and vegetables.
The Pratt Institute for Design is known for its phenomenal furniture design students as well as architects, artists, graphic designers, but for trash can designers? Yes, that’s right, recent graduate Nicole Howell turned her ‘Toss With Care’ trash can design
The unique aspect of ‘Glimpses’ is that the exhibit isn’t meant to be the answer to all urban worries, but instead provide the basis for asking the right questions from the right people such as architects, environmentalists, and city planners. The exhibit
It’s no secret that we love urban farming and green roofs, and while there are plenty of well-known benefits to greening up roof tops, there is still a lot that is misunderstood. Seeing Green: The Value of Urban Farms has set out on a research mission to better
Farmers’ markets are one of the best ways to get fresh and local produce while supporting the local economy, but they’re mostly on the weekends, in parks, and are rarely held during the cold winter months. But what if you could get that same fresh local
Biking has steadily become an alternative mode of transportation in NYC, but it has been an uphill battle that takes one step forward followed by two steps back. There are plenty of reasons why opposition against bikes is so strong in the city, but overall
With spring in full swing, local fresh produce is available all over the city and Gotham Greens, a new comer to the urban agricultural movement, will have its first harvest this month which will help contribute to a healthier and more sustainable city. Founders
Recently, Inhabitat was welcomed into the 200 Church Street location in Tribeca, and lucky for us it was also CSA day which meant even more local and fresh produce to enjoy. Repurposed shipping crates still retaining the marks of being shipped around the world
You know all that energy you use while dancing up a storm at a concert? What if you could take that energy and help power the show? Pedal Power NYC has decided that there’s no need to wonder what if any longer. Using stationary bicycles and volunteers looking
Austrian architect Chris Precht of Prechteck has proposed a radical revision of New York’s skyline that takes the form of a city in the sky above Manhattan’s southern skyscrapers. Dubbed NYBILLBOARD, the structure would add a new horizontal layer that links
Over 25 other schools around the country have approached NY Sun Works about incorporating similar projects into their curriculum, but being at the forefront of sustainable education has proved to be a challenge for NY Sun Works. Plenty of red tape lined the
You’ve probably noticed that nearly every roof in New York City is flat, but do you know why? The roofs were designed this way to allow for additional floors to be added as the city expanded, and New Yorkers have taken advantage of the flat space in an endless
The theater is actually three different buildings that are connected via spiraling walkways with escalators in the corners of each building that allow for a circulation that exposes the user to shifting images of Manhattan’s skyline. The turns in the spiral
Water is one of the most fantastic and essential resource this plant has to offer and New York City is beginning to better understand water’s urban benefits, especially in the fight to clean-up its waterways. Back in 2008, ConEdison, NYC’s electric company,
New York City has really been working hard to turn its infamous concrete jungle image into something greener and more sustainable. Last month, updates to PlaNYC 2030 were released with some pretty substantial goals set for 2013, including increased public
As we move further and further from our traditional agricultural ways we find ourselves surrounded by underused farming materials, especially barns. After The Barn is taking the once beautiful pastoral structures that are on the verge of collapse and transforming
Emily’s designs for this season’s D&A showroom consisted of detailed paper birds, constructed from newspaper grocery ads that hung over the Ecouterre table, and a wall of paper flowers and honeycombs complete with bubble-bees made from repurposed Styrofoam
In New York City, we love architecture and we love the finest foods, but how to make them one? Enter Coolhaus. Starting out small in Los Angeles, Coolhaus has finally arrived to NYC and it’s just what we’ve has been waiting for – an ice cream truck that
The weekend weather forecast for New York shows sunshine and high 60s, so what better way to spend it than outside enjoying nature? This Saturday and Sunday, April 30th and May 1st, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is hosting one of the most popular and gorgeous
Ever imagine what New York City will look like 20 years from now? Well, as part of the upcoming Festival of Ideas for the New City, the Audi Urban Future Initiative will contribute an exhibition exploring just that. An interactive model of Manhattan will be
Ecologically aware architecture is a wonderful feat in itself, but when teamed up with those looking to improve communities, it’s exactly the type of collaboration that we can’t get enough of. Last February Super-Interesting!, a sustainable New York architecture
Normal Projects create a spacious and efficient Upper West Side apartment out of just 450 square feet.