PHOTOS: Dwell's City Modern Home Tours Take You Inside Two of Brooklyn's Coolest Homes

PHOTOS: Dwell's City Modern Home Tours Take You Inside Two of Brooklyn's Coolest Homes

The Willow Street Residence, a renovated townhouse with a historic façade was located on a quiet, tree-canopied street. This site had gone through several architectural changes before…

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Gamine & Gallery is a Gorgeous Green Williamsburg Shoppe Decked Out with Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

Gamine & Gallery is a Gorgeous Green Williamsburg Shoppe Decked Out with Reclaimed Wood Furnishings

The cozy shop is clad in naturally insulating concrete, keeping it cool in summer and toasty in winter. Coupled with the glass curtains at the front and rear of the boutique, natural…

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Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Photo ©Kai Brinker The city street that separates Williamsburg’s McCarren Park may soon become a piece of green space itself. A new city plan hopes to transform the stretch of…

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6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can't-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it's a whole lot closer than Germany,…

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Greenpoint Landing: New Development Could Link Greenpoint to LIC With Santiago Calatrava Bridge

Greenpoint Landing: New Development Could Link Greenpoint to LIC With Santiago Calatrava Bridge

The undeveloped industrial part of northern Greenpoint may soon be the city’s next premier neighborhood - complete with its own Santiago Calatrava bridge! Handel Architects has…

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Airbnb Lets You Stay in Real New York Apartments Starting at Just $17 a Night

Airbnb Lets You Stay in Real New York Apartments Starting at Just $17 a Night

Inhabitat: Can you tell us a little but about Airbnb and how it works? Joe Gebbia: Airbnb is an online marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

New Yorkers may have more to worry about than their cholesterol when sitting down to their next plate of eggs. After testing eggs sourced from chickens in NYC neighborhood gardens, the…

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Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Screencap from video by Necolebitchie Rapper Jay-Z surprised fans and straphangers alike when he took the R train to his own concert at the new Barclays Center on Saturday. The…

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Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Barclays Center Fans Get a Lot of Jay-Z But Only a Little Soda Thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's Drink Ban

Fans at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center can indulge in a range of culinary delights, but thanks to Mayor Bloomberg’s new soda ban, they’ll be washing their food down with smaller (16…

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Don't Miss a Rare Chance to Tour Tighthouse, NYC's First Certified Passive House

Don't Miss a Rare Chance to Tour Tighthouse, NYC's First Certified Passive House

This weekend, New Yorkers will have a rare opportunity to visit Tighthouse, the first certified Passive House in NYC. The building was built in 1899 and was renovated in 2012 to operate…

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The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

A Superfund site is not the first place one would think of to host an art installation. Yet, that is exactly where Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley, and Sarah Nelson Wright are staging…

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Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Open House New York Weekend: Explore Some of NY's Most Private Architectural Wonders for Free

Whether you're an architecture geek or simply a voyeur, don't miss your chance to get a glimpse into some of the city’s most amazing private spaces during Open House New York…

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You've Probably Never Noticed in New York City

We have long been fans of green prefab houses, and what better place to plop one down than on a rooftop? The sleek LoftCube is a chic and cheerful prefab designed specifically for…

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Get Ready for Archtober, NYC's Month-Long Architecture and Design Festival!

Get Ready for Archtober, NYC's Month-Long Architecture and Design Festival!

Calling all design junkies and architecture lovers! Archtober is back, and it's bigger and better than ever. This year the AIA NY and The Center for Architecture have teamed up with…

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PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Work for Free from a Loosecubes Shipping Container Office

PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Work for Free from a Loosecubes Shipping Container Office

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly Loosecubes team outside their shipping container office located just near the entrance of the Dekalb Market. Freelancers from all…

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Tickets to City Modern's Exclusive NYC and Brooklyn Home Tours On Sale Now!

Tickets to City Modern's Exclusive NYC and Brooklyn Home Tours On Sale Now!

Ever wondered what the inside of a sleek modern Manhattan apartment looks like? Or maybe a Brooklyn townhouse in the heart of the borough? Well CITY MODERN is giving you the chance…

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Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate.…

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PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets' New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets' New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

The new Barclays Center Arena marks the return of major league sports to Brooklyn, which has had a hole in its heart since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. It was all smiles at…

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NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

Raw sewage overflow is a serious problem that occurs when storms hit New York City and floods fill our harbors with billions of gallons of disgusting pollutants. Lately these storm…

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Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

The artists behind Silent Lights, an LED light installation that could spruce up the uber-drab area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Red Hook, recently let us in on some…

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Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

New Yorkers may have to batten down the hatches today as the threat of another tornado looms over the city. The National Weather Service announced that a twister watch is in effect for…

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Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes' outdoor co-working space under the Manhattan Bridge was such a hit that the company is continuing their free office space offer at the Dekalb Market. Every Friday during the…

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The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick's Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well,…

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Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Photo © David Shankbone After last year’s Hurricane Irene, the prospect of many parts of NYC flooding due to rising tides has become a much more tangible worry. Although the…

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