Nicole Jewell

 

Presently living in Madrid, Nicole works as a design and architecture writer and Spanish translator. When possible, she enjoys traveling around the Iberian Peninsula exploring Spain's rich blend of historic and modern architecture. Her articles and photos have been published in various trade publications and websites, as well as her own blog, Pass the Ham.

Nicole Jewell
Would You Sit on a Sofa Made of NYC Sewer Pipe?

Would You Sit on a Sofa Made of NYC Sewer Pipe?

We're not sure if Italian artist Carlo Sampietro is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan but his latest creation seems like it would be perfect for Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and…

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What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting this week and is poised to change the world - with your help. The massive campaign…

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Algae-Growing Vertical Garden Sprouts up in Manhattan Lobby

Algae-Growing Vertical Garden Sprouts up in Manhattan Lobby

The implementation and care of a vertical garden, however, does not technically break the agricultural Shabbat, explains Megan Whitman, senior director of arts and ideas at the center.…

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VIDEO: The Story of The Pear Tree That Survived 9/11

VIDEO: The Story of The Pear Tree That Survived 9/11

Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center…

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WTC Memorial Plaza Will Be Open to Public on Evening of 9/11

WTC Memorial Plaza Will Be Open to Public on Evening of 9/11

For the first time ever, the World Trade Center Memorial Plaza will be open to the general public on the night of 9/11 (tonight) after the official anniversary service paying homage…

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And the Best Biking City in the U.S. is...

And the Best Biking City in the U.S. is...

Congratulations, New York City! Bicyclist Magazine recently named NYC as the best city for biking in the country. Although many local cyclists may be fast to point out…

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One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

The Port Authority recently announced that the opening of One World Trade Center is delayed once again. Although the building appears to be inauguration-ready from the outside,…

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Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

Although it comes with a staggering $75 million price tag, Section 3 of the repurposed elevated rail line was designed to stay true to its natural, overgrown state. In collaboration…

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Gehry's WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

Gehry's WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

As previously suspected by Inhabitat and recently confirmed by the NY Times, Frank Gehry's design for the World Trade Center Performing Arts building has been officially scrapped. In…

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Look Up! NYC Water Tanks Converted into Vibrant Works of Art for Water Conservation

Look Up! NYC Water Tanks Converted into Vibrant Works of Art for Water Conservation

For the duration of the city-wide event, tanks from Staten Island to the Bronx will be wrapped in vibrant artwork in hopes of bringing much-needed attention to global water issues.…

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Bird Lovers Flock Together to Save Endangered Peregrine Falcon Family on UWS

Bird Lovers Flock Together to Save Endangered Peregrine Falcon Family on UWS

Upper West Side bird lovers have gotten their feathers in a ruffle thanks to a ritzy condo's plan to evict a pair of beloved peregrine falcons and their babies from the property.…

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Soaring Greenwich St. Condo Would Be Tallest Residential Building in Downtown NYC If Built

Soaring Greenwich St. Condo Would Be Tallest Residential Building in Downtown NYC If Built

Midtown's Nordstrom Tower is set to become NYC's tallest residential building, but now another skyscraper is hoping to give it a little competition downtown. While it actually falls a…

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The Mets' Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

The Mets' Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, just hit an environmental home run! The Mets administration recently announced a number of green upgrades for the sports facility and…

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Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

One company's bid to win a $30 million grant put up for grabs by the NYC Economic Development Corporation could be a major game changer in terms of urban resiliency in situations…

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Learn How Citi Bike Cleans Its Rides with Gunk-Eating OzzyJuice Microbes

Learn How Citi Bike Cleans Its Rides with Gunk-Eating OzzyJuice Microbes

Citi Bike has revolutionized green transportation in New York City, with over 10 million trips taken so far. But with so many rides on a daily basis, the popular bike sharing program…

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Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

Looking for an off-the-beaten-path way to enjoy the last days of summer? How does staying at a floating, sustainable hotel made from repurposed truck parts sound? Designed by…

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50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman's Ceiling

50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman's Ceiling

Frieda Turkmenilli wasn't too perturbed when she noticed a few bees flying around her Queens apartment. However, other residents living in the Elmhurst building were a bit more…

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Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Each home in Hudson Woods is set on a large lot within the development's expansive 131-acre site, allowing for exquisite views of the surrounding Catskills Mountains. Guided by a…

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So-Called

So-Called "Ugliest House in Queens" is Actually an Eco-Friendly Breath of Fresh Air

After 2012’s Hurricane Sandy wreaked major havoc along the East Coast, Paino began sustainable renovations on his Long Island City home. Along with a number of passive home features,…

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See the Creative Way This Brooklyn Warehouse is Being Saved From Demolition

See the Creative Way This Brooklyn Warehouse is Being Saved From Demolition

Looks like we can add another Brooklyn warehouse to the saved local architecture list. Cayuga Capital Management has hopped on the adaptive reuse bandwagon by deciding to "restyle" an…

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Citi Bike Unveils Slightly Less Confusing Kiosks Created by Design Students

Citi Bike Unveils Slightly Less Confusing Kiosks Created by Design Students

Citi Bike has announced that its kiosks will be getting a much-needed makeover thanks to a few first-year design students. Last year, the bike company participated in Jill Nussbaum’s…

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