Second Annual NYCxDESIGN Festival Will Be a Celebration of Design from the 5 Boroughs

Second Annual NYCxDESIGN Festival Will Be a Celebration of Design from the 5 Boroughs

NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this May with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs.…

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An Anonymous Artist is Surprising New Yorkers with Unexpected Hacked Trash Infrastructure

An Anonymous Artist is Surprising New Yorkers with Unexpected Hacked Trash Infrastructure

An anonymous New York City artist has been using discarded materials to hack urban infrastructure into playful and practical installations. Whether it be impromptu scrapwood seating…

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Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Submerged Motherlands: Swoon's Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Swoon has worked on similar environmentally focused projects, such as her "junk rafts" made of salvaged materials that are also included in the Submerged Motherlands installation. The…

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SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

A modern-day Noah's Ark will be coming to Astoria’s Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. While it won't house animals or humans like its biblical counterpart, the hope is that…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

The original factory was built on the shores of the Hudson River by the National Biscuit Company in 1929 to serve as their box printing facility. In 2003, the Dia Foundation took over…

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Things Not Looking Good for Frank Gehry-Designed World Trade Center Performing Arts Building

Things Not Looking Good for Frank Gehry-Designed World Trade Center Performing Arts Building

The architecture world was abuzz with excitement 10 years ago when Frank Gehry was selected to design the World Trade Center Performing Arts Center, but why has the building still…

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Commissions Dan Graham to Create Its Next Roof Garden Installation

Metropolitan Museum of Art Commissions Dan Graham to Create Its Next Roof Garden Installation

Artist Dan Graham will soon be creating one of his famous sculptural glass pavilions atop the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The museum commissioned Graham to erect a…

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Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Find One of These Art-Adorned Citi Bikes and Get Free Admission to the Armory Show

Citi Bike will be getting into the spirit of next week's Armory Show by showing off 10 art-emblazoned bikes designed by world-renowned artist Xu Zhen. The bike share program teamed up…

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Artist London Kaye Turns the L Train into a Yarnbombed Wonderland for Valentine's Day

Artist London Kaye Turns the L Train into a Yarnbombed Wonderland for Valentine's Day

Artist London Kaye recently warmed up some of NYC's cold, metal subway poles with some yarn for Valentine’s Day. The crochet artist hopped aboard the L train with ANIMAL New York,…

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Young Projects' Heart-Shaped Match-Maker Sculpture Enlivens Times Square for Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Heart-Shaped Match-Maker Sculpture Enlivens Times Square for Valentine's Day

Even though it was freezing yesterday morning, Times Square-goers were able to warm their hearts by gathering around the new sculpture for its inaugural match. The heart-shaped…

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Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

Celebrate Love in New York at MCNY's “I ♥ City Museum Weekend”

If you're bored with the whole dinner and flowers bit, the Museum of the City of New York has a creative date option that will take your Valentine's Day off of the beaten path. “I ♥…

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Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine's Day in Times Square thanks to Young Projects. The Brooklyn-based design…

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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the…

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Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Grossinger’s Catskill Resort began in 1914 as a modest farmhouse, which the owners began renting out to guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The…

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Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Transforms His Staten Island Home into a Gallery of Recycled Steampunk Sculptures

All of the art Spollen makes is made of trash he finds in junkyards and on street corners. For one of his most notable pieces, a life-sized steampunk bot, Spollen fashioned together an…

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YOTEL's Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

YOTEL's Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

When faced with the inevitable realities of expansion and renovation, YOTEL decided to use the opportunity to make something truly creative that guests could actually enjoy. The hotel…

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Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Dozens of local street artists were invited to stake their own claims over pieces of the former apartment building over six days.  With a message of disdain for increasing rent prices…

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Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as…

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MoMA Confirms Plans to Demolish American Folk Art Museum Despite Public Opposition

MoMA Confirms Plans to Demolish American Folk Art Museum Despite Public Opposition

Architects, urban planners and preservationists throughout the world are mourning the impending loss of New York City's American Folk Art Museum building. In a statement released this…

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See Times Square's Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

See Times Square's Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

Every night this January from 11:57pm to midnight, Laleh Khorrmian’s mystical film Water Panics in the Sea will take over the mega-screens of Times Square as part of Times Square…

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Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Delights Passersby at Highbridge Park

Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Delights Passersby at Highbridge Park

Members of the Inwood Community Group took to Facebook to offer explanations for the multi-colored waterfall ranging from mineral deposits to an oil spill to even the possibility of a…

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96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

If you're on the hunt for a retail space for your business, how about this cozy and quaint pop-up shop in DeKalb Avenue station in Fort Greene? The MTA and marketing company The…

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City of Dreams Pavilion Made of Thousands of Discarded Cups Coming to Governors Island This Summer

City of Dreams Pavilion Made of Thousands of Discarded Cups Coming to Governors Island This Summer

We may still be in the midst of winter, but the FIGMENT festival already has its sights set on this summer's City of Dreams Pavilion on Governors Island. Chosen by a panel of judges,…

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PHOTOS: 7 Delightful

PHOTOS: 7 Delightful "Quintessential New York" Gingerbread Scenes Pop Up at Le Parker Meridien

The 2013 Gingerbread Extravaganza will be on display at Le Parker Meridien's 56th Street atrium until January 6th, 2014. All of the scenes were made by local bakeries and restaurants…

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Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway

Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway

"Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway," writes Urban Matter. "The gates are embedded with light and sound…

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