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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6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

Terri showing an audience at the Museum of the City of New York's Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibit how to cook in a 325 sq. ft. micro apartment. The installation…

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New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2013!

New Yorkers Transform Parking Spots into Mini Parks for Park(ing) Day 2013!

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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Panasonic North America Unveils New LEED Gold-Designed Headquarters in Newark, NJ

Panasonic North America Unveils New LEED Gold-Designed Headquarters in Newark, NJ

“Today is a great day for the people of New Jersey and particularly the people of Newark,” said Governor Christie of the opening of Panasonic's new headquarters. “From our first…

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Tiny House Made of Mushrooms is Now Complete!

Tiny House Made of Mushrooms is Now Complete!

The Mushroom Tiny House isn't a behemoth. With a footprint of 12′ x 7′, it's more of an Enoki than a full-grown Portabello. But what the home lacks in size, it makes up for with its…

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Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

It may seem like Manhattan and Brooklyn have been receiving the lion's share of bike-related privileges, but Queens residents have made it clear that they enjoy biking too, dammit!…

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Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

The green roofed maintenance building is located at 17 Pitt Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, away from the hubbub of Essex Street, which is probably why we never noticed it…

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Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Photo credit: Retrofresh! via Flickr Labor Day may have come and gone, but summer's not over yet! Take advantage of the last days of warm weather by hopping aboard the free ferry to…

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What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What 5 Pointz looks like today. This solution would of course require working around and inside of 5 Pointz's existing facade and would likely be more complex than simply razing it…

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EXPO Colony: MoMA PS1's Pop-Up Mini Civilization Hosts Artists in Recycled Trailers and Tents

EXPO Colony: MoMA PS1's Pop-Up Mini Civilization Hosts Artists in Recycled Trailers and Tents

Part of MoMA's EXPO 1 series exploring "ecological challenges in the context of the economic and socio-political instability of the early 21st century", EXPO Colony focuses in…

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PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: Arup A collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi…

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NYC "Human Kennel" Hotel Offers 7x5-ft. Cells, Er, Rooms for $10 a Night

Located at 140 Hester Street, Sun Bright Hotel is a single-occupancy hotel (though calling it a hotel is a bit of a stretch) that caters mostly to men. According to Yelp reviewers, who…

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La Poubelle Brings Vintage Shopping to NYC Streets in a Cute 1970s Trailer

La Poubelle Brings Vintage Shopping to NYC Streets in a Cute 1970s Trailer

A customer browses through some of La Poubelle's colorful offerings. Laura Lanz-Frolio started La Poubelle (which means trash can in French) as a small Etsy shop, but then decided to…

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VIDEO: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Walk Through the Park Avenue Voice Tunnel Lightshow

VIDEO: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Walk Through the Park Avenue Voice Tunnel Lightshow

New Yorkers of a certain age may recall a notorious nightclub called Tunnel, which was a popular haunt back in the 80s and 90s. Tunnel closed down in 2001, but now you can relive a bit…

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PHOTOS: Summer Streets Festival Turns Park Avenue into a High Line for the East Side

PHOTOS: Summer Streets Festival Turns Park Avenue into a High Line for the East Side

Summer Streets is an annual festival that shuts down 7 miles of Manhattan to cars, letting pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters roam free along Park Avenue. The free, outdoor event will…

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Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

MCNY's "Living Large While Living Small" will take place over the last month of the "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit, and will plop real New Yorkers into a…

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INTERVIEW: Inside the Studio with Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INTERVIEW: Inside the Studio with Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INHABITAT: Elena, how would you describe your photography in one sentence? And Eric, how would you describe your furniture? ELENA: My photography is a poetic meditation on the world…

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10 Super Useful Transforming Furniture Pieces Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

10 Super Useful Transforming Furniture Pieces Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

For those of us with limited floor space, the Vurv Wall Shelf Desk is an efficient little design that folds up when not in use. It can also be used as a standing desk, which we all…

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Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

"There's really nothing better on a warm summer day than to sit in the sun and cozy up with a book," said Tony Marx, President & CEO of New York Public Library. "This new open-air…

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Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Photo © Brooklyn Botanic Garden This year, blocks from more than 25 Brooklyn neighborhoods like Boerum Hill, East Flatbush, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bay Ridge and Windsor…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Could a new neighborhood be coming to NYC? Seaport City, an idea for a man-made parcel of land on the east side of Manhattan that would also double as a storm surge protector, was first…

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You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

You'll Be Able to Walk Through the Park Avenue Tunnel for the First Time in History This Weekend

Many have traveled through New York's Park Avenue Tunnel by car or taxi, but very few have experienced the famous passageway on foot. This weekend, the Summer Streets festival will flip…

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BMW Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle at World Premiere in New York City

BMW Debuts 2014 i3 Electric Vehicle at World Premiere in New York City

The i3 EV world premiere in New York was one of three simultaneous debut events (the others were in London and Beijing). According to BMW, the i3 will be unique in that it will be…

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8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

Plastic Bottle Room Divider Take a tip from the repurposing gurus at TerraCycle and copy their plastic bottle partitions. You can use clear bottles if you want light to pass through…

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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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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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