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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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place…

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Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Fit City 8: NYC Officials Discuss How Good Design Can Keep New Yorkers Fit and Healthy

Can good design help you get rid of your muffin top? According to many studies the answer is yes, and NYC officials are convening today to discuss how to implement even more gut-busting…

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PHOTOS: Crazy Crochet-Covered Van by Olek Pops Up in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Crazy Crochet-Covered Van by Olek Pops Up in Williamsburg

Absolut tapped Olek to be one of the 20 artists who have taken over a block in Williamsburg and turned it into their own personal canvas (hence the name of the event). When Inhabitat…

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TRANSported Transforms Shipping Containers into Green-Walled Artist Habitats in NYC [PHOTOS]

TRANSported Transforms Shipping Containers into Green-Walled Artist Habitats in NYC [PHOTOS]

TRANSported was curated by Amy Lipton of ecoartspace, a nonprofit arts organization, as part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival 2013. "My title, TRANSported, refers to the area's…

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Brooklyn-Based MakerBot Announces It Will Be Acquired by 3D Printing Company Stratasys

Brooklyn-Based MakerBot Announces It Will Be Acquired by 3D Printing Company Stratasys

Brooklyn-based 3D desktop printing company MakerBot announced yesterday that it will be acquired by fellow 3D printing leader Stratasys. The two companies signed a definitive merger…

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Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Alleviate G Train Shutdown

Citi Bike Could Expand Earlier to Greenpoint and LIC to Alleviate G Train Shutdown

The 12-weekend-long G train shutdown scheduled for this summer could end up being somewhat of a blessing in disguise for Long Island City and Greenpoint commuters. Community leaders in…

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MS Tûranor PlanetSolar: Inhabitat Reports Live from the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

MS Tûranor PlanetSolar: Inhabitat Reports Live from the World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat

The MS Tûranor PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar-powered boat and the first ever solar-electric vehicle to circumnavigate the globe. Over 5,300 square feet of 93 kW PV panels…

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How to Use Citi Bike Stations as Free Exercise Machines

How to Use Citi Bike Stations as Free Exercise Machines

The New Yorker called the new phenomenon on their June cover. If you, too, want to participate in these "free" cycling classes, there's really not much to it. Just walk to your…

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BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

BREAKING: AT&T and Goal Zero Roll Out Street Charge Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations in NYC

“We’re excited to team up with AT&T and Pensa to help make New York a little greener and solar power a little more accessible,” said Joe Atkin, President and CEO of Goal Zero.…

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Could This Massive

Could This Massive "Seaport City" Save NYC from Future Storms?

"Seaport City" is summarized in the "A Stronger, More Resilient New York" plan released by Mayor Bloomberg yesterday as one possible way to protect the eastern edge of Lower Manhattan,…

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6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

6 Ways to Spend Father's Day with Your Dad in NYC

Whether your father is a bonafide foodie or just a guy who enjoys getting his eat on, he'll find tons to tickle his palate at this Sunday's Food Truck Rally in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.…

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PHOTOS: MoMA Store Windows Show Off Dynamic Moving Sculptures Made with littleBits

PHOTOS: MoMA Store Windows Show Off Dynamic Moving Sculptures Made with littleBits

littleBits was founded by Ayah Bdeir, a senior TED fellow who earned her MBA at MIT Media Lab with help from an art grant from EyeBeam Gallery. As an engineer and maker, Ayah saw how…

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Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

Benjamin Jones' Technicolor TreeHouse Returns to Governors Island [PHOTOS]

In 2011, FIGMENT called upon Jones to try his hand at building a dream treehouse using recycled materials, and the first iteration of TreeHouse was born. Jones gathered his materials…

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Giant

Giant "Cloud" Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles Pops Up on Governors Island

"For this year’s city of dreams pavilion, we wanted to create a space where dreamers could dream - putting your head (and body) inside of a huge cloud felt right," STUDIOKCA's Jason…

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Inhabitat is Looking to Hire a Video Producer in NYC!

Inhabitat is Looking to Hire a Video Producer in NYC!

Are you an NYC-based video producer with a knack for shooting and creating compelling content? If so, we're searching for you! Inhabitat is looking to hire an experienced video producer…

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12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

12 Things to Know Before Using NYC's New Citi Bike Share Program

1. GET THE CITI BIKE APP If you have a smartphone, you can make your Citi Bike experience a whole lot better by downloading the free Citi Bike app here. Once it's on your phone, you'll…

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Kickstarter's New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter's New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter enlisted Ole Sondresen Architects to design their dream headquarters inside the abandoned shell of the historic Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. factory on Kent St. in Greenpoint,…

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Citi Bike Share Program is Now Also Open to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

Citi Bike Share Program is Now Also Open to Daily and Weekly Riders in NYC

If you're one of the many New Yorkers who stood at a Citi Bike kiosk last week pressing buttons and scratching your head because you simply couldn't rent a bike, we've got good news for…

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Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Photo ©Yuka Yoneda While heavy rain did hamper construction last week, a good number of the new container shops and eateries have been serving customers since last weekend, and the…

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NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don't Have One Yet

Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don't Have One Yet

Today is the day! Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be announcing the official launch of the Citi Bike NYC bike share program…

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World's Largest LEGO Model: Massive Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Unveiled in NYC!

World's Largest LEGO Model: Massive Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter Unveiled in NYC!

(Amy Sussman/AP Images for LEGO Systems, Inc.) As you can imagine, it wasn't easy building those proton torpedo launchers and laser canons piece by piece. The Starfighter replica…

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Philippe Starck and Hansgrohe Launch Axor Starck Organic Line of Sensual Water-Saving Faucets

Philippe Starck and Hansgrohe Launch Axor Starck Organic Line of Sensual Water-Saving Faucets

Starck, who is known for the eco-consciousness he brings to his designs, teamed up with Hansgrohe to create a faucet that is not only beautiful, but very water-efficient. According to…

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Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

"I started Salad Wheel to aid the growing need to slow obesity, poor eating and lower income and diverse communities and to overall greaten peoples awareness of simple and healthy good…

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will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

will.i.am and EKOCYCLE Announce $200,000 Grant to Spur Household Recycling in the South Bronx

Recycling may seem like second nature for some New Yorkers, but for many, it's a confusing and inconvenient process. “Residents of the South Bronx who live in large apartment…

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