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.

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike + City Bike Via ABC News

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an…

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio's revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city's eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg…

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Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home's private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already…

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Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are…

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Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they…

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1 WTC's One World Observatory set to open in May

1 WTC's One World Observatory set to open in May

Mark your calendar, folks! May 29th has been announced as the official opening day of the much-anticipated One World Observatory. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, April 8th and there…

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Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC's super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC's super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

+ SHoP Architects Via 6 Sq Ft Images via Property Markets Group   SHoP Architects, 111 West 57th Street Tower, world's skinniest tower, manhattan architecture,…

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Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

Psychedelic rainbow makeover gives an old farmhouse a vibrant new glow

O'Sullivan purchased the property, which dates back to 1840, in 2009, and has been renovating it with her partner, Mason Brown. The ongoing renovation project is largely funded by the…

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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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