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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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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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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