This week, MoMA PS1 unveiled a winter weather friendly performance dome in their iconic courtyard. Known as one of the hottest spots for summer music parties and avant-garde installations, the PS1 courtyard will spend the next few months showcasing a series
The days of planning your weekend so you can finally lug that hefty old computer to the occasional e-waste drop off are over. The Lower East Side Ecology Center, host of many electronic waste collections, has just opened a permanent drop-off site in Brooklyn.
The winning design has just been announced for the New York City AIDS Memorial Park across from St. Vincent’s Hospital. An international team of architects including Brooklyn based studio a+i have created an interactive site entitled “Infinite Forest.” The memorial park will not only honor the over 100,000 New York City residents who died of AIDS, but will also recognize the continual effort and support against the pandemic. The jury announced last week that architects John Thurtle, Insook Kim, and Esteban Erlich have joined a+i’s Mateao Paiva and Lily Lim in creating the winning memorial design, with renderings by Guillaume Paturel. The team beat out 475 entires from 26 states and 32 countries for honorable first place.
The owners of the townhouse were most concerned with what most people living in New York want: privacy and natural light. The home’s unique design pushes the elevators and stairs up against the front wall, creating a visual barrier and large open loft spaces
Folks, it’s finally here!! Beginning February 1st, New York City subway riders can refill their 7-day and 30-day unlimited ride MetroCards! A long time coming, this innovation is not only user friendly, but great for the environment as well, reducing the need
Disturbing news about a number of teens coming down with unexplained Tourette-like symptoms in New York State has been buzzing through the internet. Gizmodo recently reported about the YouTube diary videos of Lori Brownell, one of the 17 affected students,
The amazing designers at Ten Arquitectos have made sure the massive Mercedes House not only respects its inhabitants, but also its surroundings. More than half a city block in mass, the buildingzig zags backwards in order to break up its enormous presence
Two rusted gantry cranes towering over the East River near 134th Street may be an eyesore to some, but for others, they are a symbol of the possibility for growth throughout the South Bronx community. A group called “Friends of Brook Park” and other locals are joining together in hopes of turning the decaying riverfront into a dynamic green space for the underdeveloped area of neighborhood. The two five-story arches haven’t been used since the 1960s when they hoisted ferries in and out of the river on a day-to-day basis. Today, they are fenced off and surrounded by overgrown weeds and piles of garbage.
While Lower Manhattan is chock-full of skyscrapers, one in particular has a shiny top unlike any other in the country. The Deutsche Bank American Headquarters at 60 Wall Street now dons a 122.4kW solar array that is not only the largest in Manhattan, but also
Construction in New York is endless. While scaffolding, cones and jackhammers have become part of the city’s natural scenery, a group of New Yorkers have taken to the streets to beautify one of the affected areas on the brink of the East Village and Lower
Standing 45 feet high, the Long Island Green Dome is the largest residential geodesic dome in the world. Taking nearly 4 years to build, it features 16 specially designed high solar heat gain windows and vents that not only warm the interior but can be filtered
The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not only making the space bright and vibrant, but also integrating it with
A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Plan Association will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street between Cobble Hill and Red Hook. The 80 foot area, which is currently
In his State of the City address today, Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan to double New York City’s recycling efforts over the next five years. With the implementation of residential recycling and the creation of local composting sites, the Big Apple will
All of New York is anxiously awaiting the third installment of the High Line to open (especially with the current unseasonably beautiful weather), and it looks like everyone has an idea of what the new design should include. The Friends of the High Line, a
Leeser Architecture has just put the finishing touches on the super cool south lobby of the incredible new West Side development, the Mercedes House. The 2,500 square foot space will be the gateway to 29 stories of luxury living developed by Two Trees Management
Washington-BasedREI has launched an outdoor sports store in New York just in time for snow season, and the company found a particularly special spot to set up shop. The 35,000 square foot store may look familiar, as it is housed in the newly preserved historic
Construction is set to begin in January on the latest section of Brooklyn Bridge Park that will be both family and eco-friendly! A 400-foot long pedestrian bridge, three new playing fields, and an additional picnic area will be ready in time for the summer
MiMA is comprised of 500 rentals, 151 condos, the super modern Japanese Yotel, and an off-broadway theatre designed by none other than Frank Ghery. The brainchild of a dream team of designers, the glass and steel tower itself was thought up by Miami-based
As the first Yotel location outside of Europe, the NYC Yotel is a one of a kind tech savy experience for travelers just passing through or those spending a long weekend in New York. Visitors walk through a pristine lobby with white concrete floors and timber
You won’t need your bowling shoes at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend. The state of the art green complex known to host everything from concerts to movie nights will be presenting a day of TEDx talks this Friday, December 2nd, featuring the most innovative and brilliant
Quick! There’s a suburban home sinking in the middle of Times Square! Artist David Brooks, with the help of The Art Production Fund, has installed “Desert Rooftops,” a massive sculpture that represents suburban over-development and its effect on our natural landscapes. The 5,000-square-foot sculpture is made of a number of constructed suburban shingled roofs assembled in a way that presents an image of rolling asphalt hills or dunes. Brooks is commenting on the environmental issues and desertification of land to constantly build new housing developments.
New Yorkers love their outdoor markets. From farmers and fleas to the seasonal holiday markets, shopping is never more fun than when transformed into an all-day alfresco activity. Last month, local merchants and artists decided to put a new spin on the outdoor
FlyKly launched its line of electric bikes in Lower Manhattan this past summer and sold out their entire stock in a matter of months. The clever name is fitting as Kly is Greek for constant energy, and Fly not only represents the seamless speed and movement
Regular fixtures in the art world, Jonathan and Lori teamed up to create a unique experience fueled entirely by the visitor’s imagination. Those brave enough to enter Dark Room were directed to walk through a pitch-black maze, trusting in only a rope to guide