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 stuff here, you can make stuff 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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First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

"We couldn't be prouder that planning is turning into reality with this first building at the Domino site," said Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal at SHoP Architects. "Clad in rich…

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MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

North Brooklyn residents who've been waiting with bated breath for news about Citi Bike's expansion into the area will be pleased to learn that the locations of the planned stations are…

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Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a

Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a "Heartseat"

“We are very excited to extend the life of HeartBeat by transforming it into HeartSeat, a public seating sculpture that, after its time in Times Square, will become part of a public…

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Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC's first river-purifying pool

Check out + POOL's free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC's first river-purifying pool

If the idea of taking a dip on a warm, sunny summer day sounds really good to you right about now, + POOL has a treat for you over at the Ace Hotel. The team behind the initiative to…

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Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

The Paper Factory Hotel features 122 guest rooms ranging from affordable shared bunks to luxurious private suites, each designed to give a nod to the building's past life. Located in…

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Photo: The Brooklyn Barge Bar Brooklyn Barge Bar's proprietor, Will Drawbridge (you can't make this stuff up), told DNAinfo that he hopes the new destination will draw more visitors…

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Tour Brooklyn's first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

Tour Brooklyn's first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

R-951 was named for its resilience and high R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) as well as its address at 951 Pacific Street. The first project of Further, Inc., a design/build…

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VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

VIDEO: Clever woman lives, works and sleeps in a tiny space the same size as her bed

Chu's very modestly-sized room is actually part of what is called a "1.5 apartment" in Brooklyn, New York, where a roommate occupies a larger bedroom and Chu lives in the half-bedroom.…

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You're invited: Explore how tech is redefining fashion at the BF+DA's Fashion Week events

You're invited: Explore how tech is redefining fashion at the BF+DA's Fashion Week events

From 3D-printed shoes to tweeting dresses to solar-powered jackets, examples of wearable technology are slowly but surely becoming parts of our everyday lives. Pratt Institute's…

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DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

DIY: How to Turn a Boring Tote Bag into a Double Wine Bottle Carrier

MATERIALS: - a tote bag (one with sturdy, hard fabric will work best since you don’t want your wine bottles clanging into one another) - a needle and thread or a sewing machine - a…

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Chinatown's giant snowman is back!

Chinatown's giant snowman is back!

Inhabitat editor and LES snowman neighbor Jill Fehrenbacher said: "I am so thrilled to see the big carrot-nosed guy back on the corner! We missed him until now since we didn't have much…

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LOT-EK uses recycled truck bodies to create a rooftop penthouse in NYC

LOT-EK uses recycled truck bodies to create a rooftop penthouse in NYC

The Weiners purchased their brick townhouse in 1990, but as time went on Lawrence, a renowned conceptual artist, began to outgrow his workspace within the home. To make more room,…

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HWKN unveils verdant 100,000-sq.-ft. YOTEL hotel in Brooklyn

HWKN unveils verdant 100,000-sq.-ft. YOTEL hotel in Brooklyn

HWKN's Matthias Hollwich, Brad Engelsman, Jerry Figurski, Fan Zhang, Brandon Conde and Andrew McBride designed the inventive structure in collaboration with YOTEL and Synapse…

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Join Airbnb next week to tell City Council why you think home sharing is great for NYC

Join Airbnb next week to tell City Council why you think home sharing is great for NYC

Airbnb has seen its fair share of controversy in New York City - is it legal or isn't it? - but now it's getting a chance to set the record straight. The New York City Council will be…

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BKLYN Designs: Apply now to showcase your brand at Brooklyn's premier home furnishings trade show

BKLYN Designs: Apply now to showcase your brand at Brooklyn's premier home furnishings trade show

“The Brooklyn Chamber is very excited to begin accepting applications for BKLYN Designs 2015,” said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.…

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Thoughtful loft-within-a-loft adds 250-sq-ft of usable space to this NYC apartment

Thoughtful loft-within-a-loft adds 250-sq-ft of usable space to this NYC apartment

RES4's Loft-Within-a-Loft is essentially a single, over-sized piece of millwork that divides up a large main room into three separate spaces: a new bedroom, a play space beneath it, and…

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6 Clever tips to make your tiny apartment feel larger

6 Clever tips to make your tiny apartment feel larger

LIGHTEN UP Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating - lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just…

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NYC film screening: See Cotton Road at the BF + DA this Wednesday

NYC film screening: See Cotton Road at the BF + DA this Wednesday

Americans consume nearly 20 billion new items of clothing each year, but how many of us know where and how those garments come to be? Cotton Road, directed by Laura Kissel, is a film…

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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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Too-perfect Bronx townhouses are not at all what they seem (PHOTOS)

Too-perfect Bronx townhouses are not at all what they seem (PHOTOS)

Notice anything strange about these doors? Located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, the too-perfect townhouses actually hide a four-story, 125,000-sq-ft Con Edison substation…

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How to donate a coat to keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter

How to donate a coat to keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter

90% of NYC's homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the…

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Dazzling LED

Dazzling LED "New York Light" installation becomes a popular selfie spot for the holidays

“The Flatiron Plaza is one of the few places where it’s possible to experience the magnificence of Manhattan’s urban plan," said Jeffrey Inaba, Founder of INABA. "And it’s a…

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New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

New Yorker creates giant holiday card by biking across Manhattan

People spend hours making their own DIY cards for the holidays but we think we can say pretty confidently that New Yorker Erik Trinidad's is the most labor-intensive one we've ever…

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INTERVIEW: How These Pretty Rainwater Gardens Could Vastly Improve Water Quality in NYC

INTERVIEW: How These Pretty Rainwater Gardens Could Vastly Improve Water Quality in NYC

What it looks like when a combined sewage overflow happens (notice the greyish water overtaking the cleaner water). In Atema's words, "Not real pretty." Still image captured from…

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Extruded 3D real estate maps show which NYC nabes are the most bang per buck

Extruded 3D real estate maps show which NYC nabes are the most bang per buck

You've probably seen heatmaps showing your area's real estate prices, but they often don't show the whole picture. Hoping to tell a more comprehensive story about average home prices in…

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