New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged

New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged "Zombie" Trees

The New York City Parks Department has announced that it will cut down 2,000 Hurricane Sandy-damaged trees this fall before these “zombie” trees can kill or injure pedestrians…

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The…

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PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

131 Buckingham was built as part of a project initiated by developer Dean Alvord back in 1899. Dean purchased 50 acres of land with the intent of developing a residential area that…

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Pensa's Solar-Powered Tower Optical Digital Viewer Lets You Travel Through DUMBO's Past

Pensa's Solar-Powered Tower Optical Digital Viewer Lets You Travel Through DUMBO's Past

Tower Optical Viewer from PENSA! on Vimeo. The Tower Optical Digital Viewer is Pensa’s latest storytelling effort put together in a partnership with Tower Optical as well as the…

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"Grow Your Own City" Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

The contest was created by Parsons the New School of Design, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council as a way to promote wood as…

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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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New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

If you're feeling blue that summer is coming to an end, maybe a winter of skating fun will give you something to look forward to. The NYC Parks Department recently announced that new…

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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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New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

According to Crains, the 100,000 square foot, 12-story residential building designed by Alloy is expected to fit right into Dumbo with its large windows and facade of metal panels. A…

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New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

At a recent Community Board 2 meeting, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership expressed its hopes to create a new public plaza underneath the BQE. According to a DNAinfo report, the…

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DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can…

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Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal

Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal "Sponge Park" Will Finally Begin in 2014

The exciting project will attempt to clean up the sewage-laden Gowanus Canal, which has been consistently polluted since the dawn of industrialization in the area. The cleansing park…

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FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

FrankenBeaches: Sandy-Damaged Waterfronts to Be Repaired with Sand from Other Beaches

This August, NYC will begin their latest beach restoration project, repairing popular Sandy-ravaged Brooklyn beaches located between W. 37th St. and Brighton Beach and requiring beach…

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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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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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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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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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Protesters Call Attention to Dangers of Rockaway Pipeline

Protesters Call Attention to Dangers of Rockaway Pipeline

Protestors lined up on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn yesterday to protest the Rockaway Pipeline, a three mile gas pipeline that would run from the Atlantic Ocean beneath Jacob Riis Park…

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The…

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6 Spectacular Places to See 4th of July Fireworks In and Around NYC!

6 Spectacular Places to See 4th of July Fireworks In and Around NYC!

HUDSON RIVER PARK For the bold and the brave willing to stand the ginormous crowds on the 4th, the piers at Hudson River Park are one of your best bets to watch spectacular views of…

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Proposed Floating Power Plant on Hudson River Could Save Hospitals During Outages

Proposed Floating Power Plant on Hudson River Could Save Hospitals During Outages

A floating power plant that could provide vital backup energy in the event of a power outage or natural disaster may soon be coming to the Hudson River (if it can get funded that is).…

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reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

As part of NY Design Week 2013, Brooklyn-based design studio reMade curated a pop-up exhibition featuring a collection of works designed by local artists. Their third show, The Texture…

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Nike's 250-ft Floating Skate Park Crossed the East River With Skateboarders Aboard (PHOTOS)

Nike's 250-ft Floating Skate Park Crossed the East River With Skateboarders Aboard (PHOTOS)

Go Skateboarding Day is a worldwide event that takes place every year on June 21, and invites skateboarders to celebrate the sport by riding all day. In NYC, the festivities kicked off…

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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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