The front of the restaurant is decked out in local, restored mahogany and metal planters adorn the outside with an integrated menu design and the bar area includes original brickwork and a custom salvaged wood shelving unit. The bar itself is a combination
The app will determine your distance from Lower Manhattan and help you orient your camera to a spot where the towers would have been visible. It is designed to work nearly 50 miles away at sea level. Though standing right in the center of the new World Trade
Studios Architecture decided to shift the new Chelsea Market addition back away from the High Line park as many residents and visitors worried it would block views and clog up the beloved pathway. The building was also rezoned into the Special West Chelsea
We’re anxiously awaiting the opening of the LowLine underground park’s life-size scale model next week, but until then, we’re happy checking out a peek at one of the project’s most important (and eye-catching) features — its solar light canopy. If you’ve
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has decided to move a large amount of the legendary architect’s archives to New York into the hands of the Museum of Modern Art and Columbia University. The joint acquisition includes 23,000 drawings, 44,000 photographs, and
Fans of NBC’s new J.J. Abrams show Revolution are in for a treat next week. The series is teaming up with Transportation Alternatives to make its network premiere screening a special biking event and we have VIP tickets to give away! Comment below telling
The Delancey Underground’s plans for the LowLine may have seemed like just a pipe dream before, but the exciting underground park is moving forward with two important updates. The organization just reached its $75,000 in 75 days fundraising goal and received
Who says that outdoor lounge chairs need only be for sunbathing? The clever designers at Nea Studio have created a solar-powered Heating Lounger to keep hikers and bikers warm and toasty while they enjoy the Riverdale waterfront in The Bronx. These useful
Landscape Abbreviated is a kinetic maze where visitors are invited to delve into the space, and walk through its ever-changing design. The moving planters are controlled by a software program that generates new patterns by continuously crunching out math equations.
According to scientists, the Jersey Shore is in some hot water – and this time it has nothing to do with Snooki or The Situation. Studies show that the entire stretch of east coast beach is slowly sinking due to rising water levels, and global warming is
We’ve seen LED art projects popping up left and right in NYC, and now it seems the Bronx’s Grand Concourse underpass will be joining the lightshow party. Word on the street is that artist Alison Sky and the NYC Cultural Affairs Department will decking out
We’ve seen New Yorkers plant produce everywhere from rooftops to parking lots, but now there’s even a floating garden coming to the East River. Karim Ahmed, a 22-year-old architecture student at The Cooper Union will soon be anchoring his floating garden into
People yelling “Shark!” at Coney Island will soon be a good thing now that NYC and the Wildlife Conservation Society have teamed up with The Portico Group to build an amazing new exhibition building at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island called “Ocean Wonders: Sharks!” The 57,000 square foot space will feature more than 100 different species of marine life, and tons of interactive and educational exhibits highlighting the local seascape and how to protect New York’s precious beaches and waters. The shark center breaks ground next month and is expected to open in 2015 as part of a larger campaign to revitalize tourism at Coney Island. Knowing Mayor Bloomberg and his dedication to going green, we are expecting to see some sustainable and ocean-friendly features in the coming design details.
It looks like HWKN left no sustainable stone unturned at the new MenScience shop. The rustic, reclaimed wood walls juxtapose smooth dark steel with environmentally-safe low VOC finishes and the shelving pieces are modular and beautifully strong, allowing
The New York City Parks Department has announced that Philadelphia-based firm Emerald Green Group will spearhead the renovation of iconic Central Park eatery Tavern on the Green. After being closed to the public for two years, the bucolic park-side restaurant
The Brooklyn Grange is in the midst of recruiting a slew of new workers that are small and tough but produce incredibly sweet results — honeybees! The city’s largest rooftop farm, which boasts two sites in Brooklyn and in Queens, has been expanding their
With so much interest in locally-sourced food lately, it’s surprising that NYC’s largest produce distributor still doesn’t carry fruits and veggies from area farms. A group of 45 farmers and environmentalists thought that disconnect odd too, and this week
Just when you thought McCarren Park couldn’t get any cooler, it might be getting a beautiful new green-roofed farmer’s market. The proposal comes from up-and-coming design firm SpaceCutter, which dreams of creating the new foodie’s delight by renovating an
Protestors from Monday night’s “Spectra Showdown,” a demonstration against the construction of the controversial gas pipeline between New York and New Jersey, are reportedly still maintaining a presence at a sanitation pier on the West Side of Manhattan. The group is supposedly trying to intercept a shipment of the project’s building materials and dozens if not hundreds of demonstrators have been at the site all week, peacefully protesting and distributing leaflets outlining their concerns about the proposed Spectra gas line. Since its approval in May, the enormous dual-state pipeline has become the cause for a number of safety, health, and environmental concerns, with resistance from city officials and residents growing daily.
Cellphone dead? No sweat. Head on over to Street Charge, a group of solar-powered phone charging stations in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and juice it back up for free. Implemented by Pensa, a Dumbo-based design group, the impromptu USB charging stations are located
The Softwalks initiative was born out of the MFA Transdisciplinary Design program at Parsons, The New School. Students were inspired by the Department of Transportation’s amazing makeover of the city’s traffic heavy areas into giant pedestrian walkways like
If you’ve always wanted a living room overlooking Central Park, make sure you don’t miss artist Tatzu Nishi and the New York Public Art Fund‘s soon-to-be-unveiled exhibition, “Discovering Columbus.” The awesome project will give people a chance to get a truly up-close and personal look at the man at the center of Columbus Circle, Christopher Columbus himself, by climbing up to a 6-story-high living room built around the enormous statue. The pop-up room will be fully furnished with couches, lamps and coffee tables, and is expected to open in mid-September.
NYC’s green carts – you know, those vendors you see on street corners selling fresh fruits and veggies? – are a wonderful source of healthful food for New Yorkers, and now there’s even a cookbook to show you some tasty recipes you can make with produce purchased
Albeit somewhat bad timing what with all the fecal funkiness and vomit issues going down, McCarren Pool has put the word out that it’s looking to hire snack bar and mobile food vendors. The complex recently submitted a request for proposals to the Parks
The Intercontinental has had their eye on the LEED prize from the very beginning. They chose to build on a previously developed site, where they recycled 75% of the construction debris and installed a new erosion-control plan to protect the city’s precious