Kristine Lofgren

 

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Elizabeth Diller is working an opera for the High Line

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Elizabeth Diller is working an opera for the High Line

Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Elizabeth Diller is blending the line between the environment, art and architecture with an exciting new project: an opera for the High Line.  Everyone's…

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The Women's March on NYC and other ways to make your voice heard this week

The Women's March on NYC and other ways to make your voice heard this week

Looking for a way to make your voice heard about the incoming Trump administration? The New York City sister march to the Women's March in Washington D.C. takes place this Saturday…

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Gowanus Canal is safe enough to boat in, just don't take a swim, says new report

Gowanus Canal is safe enough to boat in, just don't take a swim, says new report

An study eight years in the making reveals that you can breathe and hang out around the Gowanus Canal, just don't get in it. Or touch it. Or eat seafood from it. Other than that,…

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70,000 birds have been killed so far to prevent another 'Miracle on the Hudson'

70,000 birds have been killed so far to prevent another 'Miracle on the Hudson'

Eight years ago this week, "Sully" Sullenberger landed in the Hudson, and since then, nearly 70,000 birds have been slaughtered to prevent it from happening again. But data show that…

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Studio Gang reveals new details about the American Museum of Natural History revamp

Studio Gang reveals new details about the American Museum of Natural History revamp

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) is tackling climate change, habitat loss and threats to life and health on Earth "in the post-truth era" with Studio Gang's new Gilder…

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Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant shutting down by 2021

Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Plant shutting down by 2021

Troubled Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is slated to shut down by 2021, according to a recently-reached agreement between New York State and Entergy. Just 30 miles north of New York…

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Times Square Valentine's Heart celebrates diversity and immigration in NYC

Times Square Valentine's Heart celebrates diversity and immigration in NYC

This year's annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition will celebrate the role that immigrants have played in the development and vibrancy of New York. Called "We Were…

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Cuomo wants to build a 750-mile trail from NYC to Canada

Cuomo wants to build a 750-mile trail from NYC to Canada

What if you could travel across the state on foot - from top to bottom and one end to the other - using one continuous trail. Say hello to the Empire State Trail. Governor Cuomo just…

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Olin Studio announces plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park

Olin Studio announces plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park

Olin Studio revealed plans to turn Pier 26 into a vibrant park and community area. The pier will include ample spaces to enjoy nature with multiple landscaped spaces, along with…

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Just 3,000 ride-sharing cars could replace nearly all 14,000 cabs in NYC, new MIT study reveals

Just 3,000 ride-sharing cars could replace nearly all 14,000 cabs in NYC, new MIT study reveals

There are 13,000 taxes cruising around New York City. Just think of all that stop-and-go pollution, not to mention traffic congestion. A new study says that just 3,000 ride-sharing cars…

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Students celebrate earth-friendly lunches with a giant puppet show in Union Square

Students celebrate earth-friendly lunches with a giant puppet show in Union Square

Last month, six of the largest school districts in the U.S. - including schools in New York City - decided to switch away from polystyrene trays to earth-friendly compostable plates.…

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OMA to design the High Line's latest project

OMA to design the High Line's latest project

OMA is the latest in a list of internationally acclaimed architects to contribute to New York City's High Line. The architecture firm has been tapped by developer Related Companies to…

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Portia Munson's Floral Art Brings Summer Flowers to NYC Transit Stations

Portia Munson's Floral Art Brings Summer Flowers to NYC Transit Stations

MTA Arts and Design is showing a new photography exhibit that’s influenced by the gardens in midtown’s Bryant Park. Artist Portia Munson wanted to keep the park’s flowers…

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Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

The city will be buzzing September 8 - 14 as New York City honey week kicks off! Touted as the “Celebration of the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps,” the event is…

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NYPD Makes Sinister Discovery in Refrigerator of a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

NYPD Makes Sinister Discovery in Refrigerator of a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

Last year, Inhabitat reported on a Brooklyn Heights brownstone that hides a secret portal to the NYC underground, but it turns out that wasn't the only thing off about the building. The…

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Iconic Eero Saarinen JFK Airport Terminal Will Have New Life as a Standard Hotel

Iconic Eero Saarinen JFK Airport Terminal Will Have New Life as a Standard Hotel

Eero Saarinen's famous JFK terminal is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, but as a flight terminal, the building has fallen a bit behind the times. Largely unoccupied since…

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ConEd Says Power to be Restored to Parts of Lower Manhattan Tonight

ConEd Says Power to be Restored to Parts of Lower Manhattan Tonight

Over 900,000 were left without power in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, including 226,000 people living in Manhattan. Since the super storm, Consolidated Edison has been working day and…

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