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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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 "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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PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

Danny and Tammer explained that they got the idea for the Polaris while trying to figure out how to reuse magnets left over from their target keyholders (seen above). They offer the…

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Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

We've been wanting to see Lamacek's new Phelt "clusters" in person ever since we found out about them, and we finally got our chance this weekend at BKLYN Designs. The fun series takes…

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First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

First NYC Public School to Serve Only Vegetarian Meals is in Flushing, Queens

PHOTO: KENDALL RODRIGUEZ FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS If you attended public school in NYC, you probably remember the burgers having "warts" and boat-shaped pepperoni pizzas with enough…

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READERS' CHOICE AWARD We knew that we'd stumbled across something special when we visited the Bower booth, and we guess other BKLYN Designs-goers agreed because they voted the…

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Hello Brooklyn! We're reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We've only been here for an hour or…

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island due to heavy rains. The alert warns that some urban areas, highways,…

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming…

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GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

GIVEAWAY: Win This Fun Secret Compartment Cabinet + a Copy of DIY Book Past and Present!

HOW TO ENTER TO WIN: 1. Like Inhabitat NYC by clicking the button below. 2. Sign up for the Inhabitat NYC newsletter here. We'll be announcing the winner in our newsletter, so…

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You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

You're Invited to the FASHION LOVES ANIMALS Benefit Runway Show & Cocktail Party on May 4!

Celebrate the strides that compassionate fashion has made by joining celebrities, fashionistas and media to honor VAUTE Couture president Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart at FASHION LOVES ANIMALS,…

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6 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Tiny Apartment for Spring

6 Fun Ways to Spruce Up Your Tiny Apartment for Spring

GET VERTICAL When you live in a tiny apartment, sometimes the only way you have left to go is up! Vertical storage is a simple way to refresh your home by getting clutter off of…

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INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INHABITAT: For those who aren't familiar with aptsandlofts.com, can you tell us a little bit about the services your company offers? DM: aptsandlofts.com is one of NYC’s leading…

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100+ NYC Restaurants Including Momofuku and Le Bernardin to Participate in First Ever Food Waste Challenge

100+ NYC Restaurants Including Momofuku and Le Bernardin to Participate in First Ever Food Waste Challenge

Photo from Shutterstock Mayor Bloomberg announced this morning that more than 100 NYC restaurants have signed up for the first-ever NYC Food Waste Challenge, an initiative that aims…

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