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
Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Elegant Flying Point home rises gracefully out of restored sand dunes

Flying Point is a contemporary one-story structure that is comprised of the main house, a pool and a pool house. Although the home maintains a simplistic sophistication, the project was…

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Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

Queens's Socrates Sculpture Park is going to be blooming with one very large flower tower this summer and you can join in on the fun! Artist Agnes Denes will be installing her…

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Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb...and the adorable little fella's name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was…

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC's Times Square into a…

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings…

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Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Mindfully miniature 90-square-foot apartment makes smart use of every inch of space

Once Rowell signed her lease, she realized that every bit of furniture would have to be custom-made. With the help of a friend, she built her bed frame and shelving units. As for her…

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New plan saves NYC's mute swan population from slaughter

New plan saves NYC's mute swan population from slaughter

Animal lovers are breathing a sigh of relief now that it looks like New York's invasive mute swan population won't be singing a swan song after all. According to the NY Times, public…

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It's now been…

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Javits Center's massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

Javits Center's massive green roof doubles as an urban bird oasis

Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together -- on the Jacob Javits Center's green roof, that is. The West Side convention center's massive 29,200-square-foot green roof has…

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Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Did you know there are coyotes living in NYC parks?

Awoooooo! If you've been hearing howling lately, it's not just because you've watched too many Twilight movies. According to reports, Eastern coyotes have been slowly taking up…

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New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

New study finds that breathing polluted air in NY can increase stroke risk

According to new findings from the NYU Langone Medical Center, highly polluted air in parts of New York state could greatly increase the risk of strokes. This is because dirty air can…

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Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

Leonardo DiCaprio's eco-friendly NYC apartment rents for a cool $25,000 a month

A photo of a similar apartment in the Delos that was being eyed by Kim Kardashian. As reported by the NY Post and 6sqft, DiCaprio leased out his $10 million Delos apartment to…

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Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

The much-anticipated design has come under fire for years now due to not only its delayed construction, but also for its continuously ballooning budget. The original estimated cost for…

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Have you seen the revolutionary

Have you seen the revolutionary "Dryline" flood barrier coming to NYC's East River? (VIDEO)

The Dryline - BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo. It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group's BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan's East River…

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Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center's new "Yoga in the Elements" classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit's…

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New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

According to a new NPCC climate change report released this week, NYC's climate future is going to be increasingly hot and perilously wet. The paper, which is the first of its kind to…

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Harlem's tallest tower gets green light

Harlem's tallest tower gets green light

Designed by ODA Architecture and developer Bruce Eichner, the 1800 Park Avenue tower will surely stand out not only for its towering height, but also for its bold, reflective facade,…

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New report reveals climate projections and resiliency plans for NYC through the year 2100

New report reveals climate projections and resiliency plans for NYC through the year 2100

It's been a busy week for Mayor de Blasio. First he launched the Green Buildings Technical Working Group to up the ante on the city's ambitious carbon emissions reduction plan, and now…

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Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC's 80 by 50 objective

Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC's 80 by 50 objective

Taking a huge step closer to NYC's ambitious 80 by 50 goal, Mayor de Blasio recently announced the launch of the city's green-minded Technical Working Group (TWG). The group is made…

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Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

New York City's recent decision to ban single-use styrofoam containers (which will go into effect on July 1st) was celebrated by many as a major step towards eliminating…

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Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan's Peck Slip School has officially gone all veggie! Although the elementary school has been serving vegetarian fare for years now, it recently announced that it will be…

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Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Exciting news avian aficionados! According to the National Audubon Society, a pair of bald eagles has decided to shack up on an uninhabited island off the Staten Island coast, marking…

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Disturbing DNA from bubonic plague to anthrax to cheese found in NYC subway stations

Disturbing DNA from bubonic plague to anthrax to cheese found in NYC subway stations

If you think the resident rat population is the nastiest part of NYC's subway system, it looks like you've got another thing coming. A recent DNA examination of more than 450 subway…

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Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

It's no secret that privacy comes at a premium in New York, but how far would you go to get away from the hubbub of the city? Scouting NY's Nick Carr recently discovered a mysterious…

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CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

CUNY solar program wins $800,000 DOE grant to design resilient emergency solar energy systems

Exciting solar news, NYC! Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last week that the City University of New York (CUNY) has been awarded $800,000 to support the design and implementation of the…

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