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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City Council Approves Plan to Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages with Human-Powered Citi Bike Pedicabs

City Council Approves Plan to Replace Horse-Drawn Carriages with Human-Powered Citi Bike Pedicabs

On Monday, the New York City Council approved a new plan to replace Central Park's controversial horse-drawn carriages with human-powered Citi Bike pedicabs. The decision came as a…

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Commuters Panic as Sergey Brin's Google Glass Catches Fire on NYC Subway

Commuters Panic as Sergey Brin's Google Glass Catches Fire on NYC Subway

A southbound E train was suspended this morning due to an accident involving Google co-founder Sergey Brin. The incident began when an unidentified iPhone user stood up and called Brin…

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NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

Last week, many Gowanus residents were outraged to find out that the city has approved the first stage of a plan to turn the Gowanus Canal into a Venice-like tourist area. The hope is…

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6 Edible Plants to Forage for in New York City

6 Edible Plants to Forage for in New York City

IMPORTANT GROUND RULES BEFORE FORAGING: Foraging is a fascinating and rewarding pastime, but it can also be deadly if the right precautions aren't observed. Many edible plants also…

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SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

Northern Territory was named after the Australian region of the same name, which is home to some of the most spectacular national parks in the world. Toll, who is originally from…

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IKEA Unveils PS 2014 Collection Filled with Space-Saving Furniture and Double-Duty Designs (PHOTOS)

IKEA Unveils PS 2014 Collection Filled with Space-Saving Furniture and Double-Duty Designs (PHOTOS)

One of our favorite pieces in the collection was this charming corner cabinet. It will be available in either salmon or white for $99. “The IKEA PS 2014 collection focuses on the…

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BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com Announce the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com Announce the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

If you're a Brooklyn-based designer hoping to get the word out about your products without spending your hard-earned cash, BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com have the opportunity you've…

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Massive Explosion in East Harlem Shakes Morning Commute

Massive Explosion in East Harlem Shakes Morning Commute

Photo: Adnan Islam via Twitter Just moments ago, a loud explosion got many East Harlem residents and commuters taking to Twitter to ask "What the hell was that?!" Our own Alyssa…

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BoConcept and nendo Debut New Line Featuring Transforming Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

BoConcept and nendo Debut New Line Featuring Transforming Furniture Designed for Small Spaces

BoConcept CEO Torben Paulin and nendo founder Oki Sato with the new BoConcept fusion collection by nendo. "We have always felt a special connection with the Japanese as Danish design…

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New ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD Weekend Market to Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios This May

New ASTORIA FLEA & FOOD Weekend Market to Open at Kaufman Astoria Studios This May

The LIC FLEA NYC weekend market fans will soon have a new destination to check out starting this May. Long Island City's popular LIC FLEA & FOOD is teaming up with Kaufman…

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PHOTOS: See the World Trade Center PATH Station's First New Platform

PHOTOS: See the World Trade Center PATH Station's First New Platform

The new Platform A can be accessed by taking the World Trade Center Transportation Hub's main escalators (located at the corner of Vesey Street and Greenwich Street) and making a right…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Uses the ShareRoller to Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Uses the ShareRoller to Turn a Regular Citi Bike into an Electric Bike

Photo courtesy of Jeff Guida Guida, a New York-based engineer and entrepreneur, created the ShareRoller after being turned off by Citi Bikes' hefty frames. "I kind of felt like I was…

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The Underground Home Mystery: Is There a Subterranean House Hidden Beneath Queens?

The Underground Home Mystery: Is There a Subterranean House Hidden Beneath Queens?

Operations Drawing courtesy of Worldfairphotos.com The Underground Home was the brainchild of Jay Swayze, a Texas home builder with a knack for understanding the fears of the…

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Dine Inside of a Swimming Pool at This Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

Dine Inside of a Swimming Pool at This Repurposed Rooftop Pool Farm

Photo: K•Taro Hashimura Pool Farm takes one of the two pools located on Ink48's 16th floor and repurposes into a private rooftop garden and dining area. Future Green Studio and…

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Get a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network's Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

Get a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network's Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

It's no secret that social media has become an influential presence in our lives, but how can individuals and businesses harness this powerful tool to solve problems and drive…

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9 Small Living Tips for Couples Trying to Stay Sane in Tiny Apartments

9 Small Living Tips for Couples Trying to Stay Sane in Tiny Apartments

Photo: Michael Partenio Lack of private space is probably the most obvious source of irritation for couples who live in small apartments. Having a separate room to escape to is a…

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Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

If you're bored with the whole dinner and flowers bit, the Museum of the City of New York has a creative date option that will take your Valentine's Day off of the beaten path. “I ♥…

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BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

"I am happy to announce that BKLYN DESIGNS will be back this year bigger and better than ever," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "This…

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Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona is a collaboration between specialty cocktail goods company City of Daughters' Jay Schneider and Natalka Burian and Jay's brother Scott. The trio called upon interior design firm…

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One World Trade Center's LED Spire Lights Up with Super Bowl Colors

One World Trade Center's LED Spire Lights Up with Super Bowl Colors

Orange or green? Whichever team you'll be rooting for come Sunday, One World Trade Center has you covered with an LED display that alternates between both colors each night until game…

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Villard Michel Richard Marries Fine Dining with Modern Whimsy Inside the Historic New York Palace Hotel

Villard Michel Richard Marries Fine Dining with Modern Whimsy Inside the Historic New York Palace Hotel

The challenge faced by Jeffrey Beers was to update the three rooms in the New York Palace Hotel in a way that would be compelling to modern diners without removing or altering the 19th…

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VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

VIDEO: It's So Cold That Parts of the East River Are Frozen

Not that we need photographic evidence to know that it's frickin' cold in New York (our close-to-shattering faces are proof enough), but, just for fun, here are some pics and a video of…

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny New York Apartments

9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny New York 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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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan

Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan "ABC Home Grown" Restaurant in 2014

Jean-Georges Veganrichten? NYC veggie-lovers are overjoyed at news that celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning to launch a new vegetarian and vegan restaurant this year.…

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton…

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