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.

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

WTC Tranportation Hub skylight to open up every year on September 11 as tribute to victims

Related: Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June Each Sept. 11, the skylight will be opened to the elements for 102 minutes,…

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Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables green energy program for New York

Governor Cuomo announces landmark Shared Renewables program for the state of New York. The program includes a number of renewable energy choices for residents. Related: New…

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Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

Beautiful and bountiful rooftop garden grows atop former LES squat

21 Avenue C 820 square foot intensive green roof The garden was initially conceived in early 2012 and construction was completed in December 2014. Now in its first…

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NYRP's Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP's Haven Project aims to drastically improve health in South Bronx with new green spaces

NYRP has just unveiled the Haven Project, a green-focused project set to improve health conditions in the South Bronx. The project is designed to improve Quality of Life and Deliver…

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Have you noticed NYC's new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

Have you noticed NYC's new WiFi hotspot garbage cans?

From smelly nuisance to public hotspot? Sure, why not? Massachusetts-based company Big Belly has found a way to make NYC Garbage pull double duty as public Wifi Spots. Cities…

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Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

Hundreds of twins on tandem bikes set new world record at Central Park

    If you were in Central Park yesterday, no, you weren't seeing double. You were seeing Twinning. A special Tandem Bike Parade with…

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41 Bond's gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond's gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

DDG's 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute's prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22…

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by…

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NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

In the neverending quest to make NYC safer for pedrestrians and drivers, city officials have asked Google to map routes that reduce the number of left turns on its…

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio.…

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IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA's terraced condos to NYC's steampunk sect

IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA's terraced condos to NYC's steampunk sect

+ ODA Architecture ODA Architecture, 15 Renwick Street, James Renwick, architecture, Hudson Square, brooklyn architecture, urban design, landscape design, green terrace nyc,…

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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters…

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NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science's breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s…

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Brooklyn's green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn's green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags. “I try to help children understand that not…

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

+ Booze Books Kickstarter "Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight." Kevin…

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New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people Food manufacturers…

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints.…

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Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park's first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX's new video

Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park's first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX's new video

550 Vanderbilt Avenue condos are up for sale. Designed by New York-based + COOKFOX Architects, the 17-story residential building is the first of four condominiums planned for 22 acre…

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Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Sharon and her family have had a house in Garrison for since 1995. When this piece of land directly across the street from their property, on the Old Albany Post Road, came up for sale,…

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Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

+ Metsä Wood Metsä Wood, Michael Green, empire state building, modern constructions, architecture, wooden buildings, wooden constructions, wooden art, pre-fabricated…

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