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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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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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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Citi Bike Users Can Now Rent Sanitized Helmets, But Would You Wear One?

Citi Bike Users Can Now Rent Sanitized Helmets, But Would You Wear One?

Renting helmets to Citi Bike users is a business model that quite a few people pondered, but most couldn't get past the idea of wrapping your skull with someone else's sweat. Luckily,…

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Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

“Governors Island is at the center of our Administration’s efforts to revitalize our waterfront and create new and innovative green spaces along the water’s edge,” said Mayor…

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Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Officials Kick Off Opening of Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center

Image ©Patrick Cashin/MTA At the moment it looks like Ted Mosby might be meeting your mother way before the Second Avenue subway is anywhere close to completion, but a Community…

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Today Will Be the Last Day NYPD and Brookhaven Labs Release Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway

Today Will Be the Last Day NYPD and Brookhaven Labs Release Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway

Earlier this month, Inhabitat reported that Brookhaven National Laboratory and the NYPD would be releasing trace amounts of perfluorocarbon gas into the subway system as part of the…

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Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Image: JEFFREY M. HYDE DESIGN DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTION The Willoughby Square parking garage will delve 37 feet underground and will be able to accommodate 697 cars on five levels.…

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Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in…

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RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

RAPID RE(F)USE: Could New York City Be Rebuilt from Its Own Trash?

Rapid Re(f)use is actually quite similar to the method developers used to build Battery Park City out of debris that was excavated when the World Trade Center was built. Instead of…

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Man Builds Insane Gullwinged

Man Builds Insane Gullwinged "Transformers" Truck From 1981 Chevy Pickup (PHOTOS)

According to Figueroa's eBay listing, which starts at just $250,000, his custom Transformers truck has "hundreds of LED lights all around activated by a separated switch". The front two…

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Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Breadbox Cafe occupies an old Esso Standard Oil mechanic's garage from the 1950s. Today the eatery serves up carbs instead of servicing…

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled a rendering of her first building in New York City - a boutique condominium next to the High…

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The…

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PHOTOS:

PHOTOS: "Sandman" Begins Building Enormous Sand Castle in Front of 1 New York Plaza

Long's signature sand castle is being presented as part of the Water Street Pops! series of fun and free summer events to bring New Yorkers and tourists down to Lower Manhattan. Long is…

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12 Things You Should Have at Home in Case of a Hurricane

12 Things You Should Have at Home in Case of a Hurricane

Photo via Goal Zero A Solar Power Kit Most people don't typically think of solar power as a go-to energy source, but when power outages occur, having a solar charging kit can mean all…

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NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

NYC Summer YouthWRAP Gives Jobs to Teen Probation Clients at Hurricane Sandy Restoration Sites

This week, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor Linda I. Gibbs and Department of Probation Commissioner Vincent Schiraldi kicked off NYC Summer YouthWRAP, a city initiative to connect teen…

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AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T's Neil Giacobbi, New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, and Kevin Jeffrey, Borough Commissioner, Parks, will be on hand this morning at Coney Island's West 8th Street…

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How to See the Solar Impulse Solar-Powered Plane In Person in New York City (PHOTOS)

How to See the Solar Impulse Solar-Powered Plane In Person in New York City (PHOTOS)

A photo of the tear in the Solar Impulse's left wing. The reason for the gash is still being investigated by the flight team. "For the plane that never sleeps, what other destination…

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Despite Technical Difficulties, Solar Impulse Completes Cross-America Flight in NYC

Despite Technical Difficulties, Solar Impulse Completes Cross-America Flight in NYC

Inhabitat has been eagerly following the Solar Impulse closely on its flight across the United States, and we were excited to learn that the solar-powered plane successfully landed in…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to "Empire State of Mind"

New Yorkers who are used to seeing the Empire State Building illuminate nightly might wonder what will set the Fourth of July light show apart from any other day. The answer is that…

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CODA's Transforming

CODA's Transforming "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps Opens at MoMA PS1 (PHOTOS)

Going to a MoMA PS1 Warm Up party is something of a right of passage for New Yorkers, but there's a reason they named it that. The courtyard has a grey gravel floor and virtually no…

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Own a Piece of NYC's Amazing Floating + Pool on the East River by Helping to Make It a Reality

Own a Piece of NYC's Amazing Floating + Pool on the East River by Helping to Make It a Reality

+ Pool is no ordinary pool. It's more like a giant +-shaped water filter plopped down in the middle of the East River. The idea is that rather than just being a concrete structure…

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How Citi Bikes Could Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC

How Citi Bikes Could Be Used to Generate Pedal-Powered Energy for NYC

An event at Universal Studios powered by people pedaling bikes equipped with ASE generators. Pedal-powered generators are nothing new. In fact, we've featured quite a few examples…

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Nike's 250-ft Floating Skate Park Crossed the East River With Skateboarders Aboard (PHOTOS)

Nike's 250-ft Floating Skate Park Crossed the East River With Skateboarders Aboard (PHOTOS)

Go Skateboarding Day is a worldwide event that takes place every year on June 21, and invites skateboarders to celebrate the sport by riding all day. In NYC, the festivities kicked off…

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PHOTOS: MoMA PS1

PHOTOS: MoMA PS1 "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps by CODA Nears Completion in Queens

Ithaca, New York-based CODA (Caroline O’Donnell) was chosen as the winner of the 14th Young Architects Program series back in January. Over the past few years, YAP has increasingly…

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