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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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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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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NYC's First Cat Cafe Opens Today!

NYC's First Cat Cafe Opens Today!

Purina One's temporary cat cafe gave New Yorkers a taste of what could be last spring. We *cat* believe it's finally happening! Meow Parlour, New York's very first permanent cat…

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Brooklyn Bicycle Co. channels Pantone Color of the Year for its latest bikes

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. channels Pantone Color of the Year for its latest bikes

How'd you like to paint the town red (or "Marsala" rather) on a bike inspired by Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year? The Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently announced the launch of its Driggs 3…

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You're Invited to the Edible Schoolyard NYC Toast and Taste Fundraiser Tonight

You're Invited to the Edible Schoolyard NYC Toast and Taste Fundraiser Tonight

Who's hungry? Edible Schoolyard NYC invites you to toast and taste the season at a holiday cocktail party benefiting its efforts to invigorate young New Yorkers through hands-on…

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HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

HOW TO: Make a Teeny Tiny Edible High Line Centerpiece for Thanksgiving

MATERIALS: - 5 plastic sushi takeout containers - 12 pairs of wooden chopsticks - black paint - black paper - a fork - foil - glue - a knife - A spatula or spoon - FOOD! You…

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6 Thanksgiving Opportunities to Volunteer and Give Back This Holiday in NYC

6 Thanksgiving Opportunities to Volunteer and Give Back This Holiday in NYC

Real Life Church Real Life Church serves up a free Thanksgiving dinner every year in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, and thankfully this year, their volunteer registration is now…

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Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Located on the seventh floor of the old Pfizer factory at 630 Flushing Avenue, the new Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator is an airy and open space characterized by massive…

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Help Get The Simply Co.'s Organic, 3-Ingredient Detergent in a Store Near You

Help Get The Simply Co.'s Organic, 3-Ingredient Detergent in a Store Near You

You expect your laundry detergent to keep our clothes clean, but with ingredients like 1-4 dioxane, formaldehyde and tetrahydro myrcenol, is it doing more harm than good? The Simply…

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Fulton Center LEED-Seeking Landmark Transit Hub Unveiled in Lower Manhattan

Fulton Center LEED-Seeking Landmark Transit Hub Unveiled in Lower Manhattan

"The new Fulton Center complex is another example of how we are rebuilding Lower Manhattan which will spur a resurgence throughout the area," said Governor Cuomo of the newly opened…

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CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

Pour Your Heart Out by LESLIE E. ROBERTSON ASSOCIATES The 2014 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 30 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to…

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Compost Your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2014

Compost Your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2014

Ray Villafane's zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012. Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Last year's LED light show Don't forget to take a break from trick-or-treating tonight to catch the Empire State Building and iHeartMedia's special Halloween LED light show.…

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World's First Water-Filtering Pool Closer to Fruition with Support from Kanye West and Olympian Conor Dwyer

World's First Water-Filtering Pool Closer to Fruition with Support from Kanye West and Olympian Conor Dwyer

From left to right: +POOL founders Dong-Ping Wong, Jeff Franklin and Archie Coates IV, musician Kanye West, Olympian Conor Dwyer, and +POOL founder Oana Stanescu. Photo: Matteo…

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Learn How to Make These Awesome Mason Jar Handles and Other Cool Things With the Diwire Bender

Learn How to Make These Awesome Mason Jar Handles and Other Cool Things With the Diwire Bender

We first wrote about the Diwire, the world's first desktop CNC wire bender, nearly a year ago and since then, the prototype has been able to move into production after its $100,000…

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House Tour: Historic Chelsea Townhouse Renovated with Multiple Patios and a Glittering Glass Enclosure

House Tour: Historic Chelsea Townhouse Renovated with Multiple Patios and a Glittering Glass Enclosure

The Italianate townhouse, located right next to Clement Moore Park, was first built in 1840, but had fallen into disrepair since then. Bill White and Bryan Eure saw the potential of the…

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Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike has announced plans to double its fleet by 2017 after the sale of its parent company, Alta Bicycle Share, to REQX Ventures, a real estate company affiliated with Related…

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don't Miss This Year's Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don't Miss This Year's Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

If you missed last year's Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, be sure to set aside a date to go see it this month. Over 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns will be lighting up the night for the…

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED: We announced the winner in our October 24th newsletter here. Theresa and Mark have also teamed up with Dove to offer 3 guys the opportunity to…

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Join Architecture for Humanity NY and Make a Difference on Day of Impact 2014

Join Architecture for Humanity NY and Make a Difference on Day of Impact 2014

If you've been enjoying all of the wonderful architectural activities that Archtober has to offer this month, why not show your appreciation by helping out some communities that could…

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