Yuka Yoneda

 

Yuka is a writer and reporter from Queens, New York. She received her bachelor’s in business management from Stony Brook University and holds a degree in exhibit design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. In addition to being the NYC editor of Inhabitat, Yuka is a practicing turophile and a known JeDIY master. Her love of maker culture and crafting has a lot to do with what she's seen around her in NYC, and she believes that if you can "make it" here, you can "make it" anywhere. Yuka's refashioned clothing and DIY ideas have been featured on The Today Show, Glamour, HGTV.com and other websites and magazines. Yuka also writes for Ecouterre and has written for The Daily Green and The New York Times.

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New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2014!

New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2014!

Happy Park(ing) Day everyone! Today, people from all five boroughs will be participating in a worldwide celebration of public green space by taking back parking spots and turning them…

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East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

East River Skyway Gondola Could Get You from Brooklyn to Manhattan in Four Minutes Flat

North Brooklyn is already serviced by subways (the G and the L), buses, taxis and ferries. Why do we need the East River Skyway? According to CityRealty's blog 6sqft: "Before the L…

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VIDEO: Behold! The World's Smartest Pizza Box

VIDEO: Behold! The World's Smartest Pizza Box

NOTE: The video states that the pizza box comes in two different sizes, but there are actually now six different sizes available. The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh after he…

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Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

Verdant PicNYC Table is Topped with Living Growing Grass

picNYC is essentially an aluminum table frame with space inside that can we used as a planter bed. Cut and welded in the United States, the aluminum used is lightweight so it's perfect…

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Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

Horse-Drawn Carriages Anger Animal Lovers at New York Fashion Week

Argentine designer Victor de Souza's New York Fashion Week show drew crowds last week, but not everyone was there to see the clothes. Many were protesters from PETA, NYCLASS, and the…

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A Story of Hope: The Letter That Survived 9/11

A Story of Hope: The Letter That Survived 9/11

The letter -- which was actually an invitation to a wedding rehearsal dinner -- was supposed to go from Maine to California. Lawry Meister's aunt dropped the red envelope addressed to…

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New 4-Block-Long Public Plaza Opens Today

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's New 4-Block-Long Public Plaza Opens Today

The beautifully redesigned David H. Koch Plaza opened to the public today, giving New Yorkers and tourists a new outdoor space where they can lounge, work or just people-watch. About…

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Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

Never Have to Refill Your MetroCard Again by Getting This

When you're already late for work and you see your train approaching on the other side of the turnstile, there's nothing quite as disheartening as seeing the words "Insufficient Funds."…

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Friends Pop-Up Replica Coffee Shop Coming to NYC This Month

Friends Pop-Up Replica Coffee Shop Coming to NYC This Month

Image Credit: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Get ready to feel old, people. Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and fans who loved watching Rachel, Ross, Monica,…

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Join Green Drinks NYC for a Dutch Eco-Fashion Showcase During NYFW

Join Green Drinks NYC for a Dutch Eco-Fashion Showcase During NYFW

Take a detour to The Netherlands during New York Fashion Week by joining Green Drinks NYC for an exciting event exploring the latest in Dutch eco-fashion. See how Dutch innovators -…

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Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

Do grilled cheeses taste better when delivered by parachute? Probably not, but New Yorkers will get to find out this week when Aussie company Jafflechutes brings its air-dropped…

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7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

plant wall design specializes in - you guessed it - planted walls, and they work together with architects and designers to create vegetal art to adorn both public and private areas.…

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HGTV's David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips on How to Take Your Tiny Apartment from Poky Pad to Super Suite

HGTV's David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips on How to Take Your Tiny Apartment from Poky Pad to Super Suite

Have a cool collection? Display it in a concentrated area on a wall like David did here, instead of all over your room. FINAL FAVORITES Most people feel the need to present an…

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5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta's Pizza

5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta's Pizza

5. They grow their own produce on top of two repurposed shipping containers. Looking at Roberta's concrete-heavy facade, you'd never imagine the wealth of tomatoes, eggplants, figs,…

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VIDEO: IKEA's Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

VIDEO: IKEA's Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

Buying new furniture can be a big commitment, especially given the cost and energy associated with shipping and setting up a large piece. What happens if you go through all of the pains…

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8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

This Lower East Side apartment makes 432 sq. ft. of space go a long way with a few simple tricks. Clutter-free surfaces, bright pops of color on a neutral background and a mirrored wall…

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Tour Deke's Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke's Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke's house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn's, Deke's place has a…

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

Have an awkward bit of space between your wall and a refrigerator or other appliance? Transform it into a slide-out utility drawer using a Laiva bookcase and some side panels! A…

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Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Giant monster weeds have invaded Prospect Park, and now the popular green space is looking for brave volunteers to help fight the infestation. The invasive plants, called phragmites,…

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8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

The Underground Home Mystery Hidden - or perhaps not - beneath one of Queens's most popular parks, the Underground Home is a massive, 12,000-square-foot house that may or may not…

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"Hipster Twister" Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

"Holy cow! No, don't go in the middle," yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the…

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the…

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VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

Before living in the 78-square-foot apartment, Tyler actually inhabited a larger, 96-square-foot home but chose to downsize. One of the best benefits of the studio is that you…

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

THE WATER TABLE If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head…

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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

YOU WILL NEED: - 3 small, ripe avocados (mashed up) - 1 1/2 cups of whole milk (you can also use coconut milk if you want to make the recipe vegan, but the texture will be a bit more…

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