Downtown NYC's First Waldorf School Opens in the East Village

Downtown NYC's First Waldorf School Opens in the East Village

The New Amsterdam School was meticulously designed by James Vira of Viraline Architects to make the space as nurturing, green and healthy for the students as possible. The interior…

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What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March This Weekend

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting this week and is poised to change the world - with your help. The massive campaign…

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7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

plant wall design specializes in - you guessed it - planted walls, and they work together with architects and designers to create vegetal art to adorn both public and private areas.…

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HGTV's David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips on How to Take Your Tiny Apartment from Poky Pad to Super Suite

HGTV's David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips on How to Take Your Tiny Apartment from Poky Pad to Super Suite

Have a cool collection? Display it in a concentrated area on a wall like David did here, instead of all over your room. FINAL FAVORITES Most people feel the need to present an…

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

Have an awkward bit of space between your wall and a refrigerator or other appliance? Transform it into a slide-out utility drawer using a Laiva bookcase and some side panels! A…

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8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

The Underground Home Mystery Hidden - or perhaps not - beneath one of Queens's most popular parks, the Underground Home is a massive, 12,000-square-foot house that may or may not…

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

THE WATER TABLE If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head…

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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

YOU WILL NEED: - 3 small, ripe avocados (mashed up) - 1 1/2 cups of whole milk (you can also use coconut milk if you want to make the recipe vegan, but the texture will be a bit more…

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt…

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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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Pensa's New Swiss Army Knife-Like Merge Bike Can Even Charge Your Smartphone

Pensa's New Swiss Army Knife-Like Merge Bike Can Even Charge Your Smartphone

Inhabitat stopped by Pensa’s offices in DUMBO earlier this month for sneak preview of the Merge. Mark Prommel, creative director at Pensa, told us that the inventive new bike was…

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The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York's Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park. When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that…

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Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Many of famed architect Louis Kahn's works have an air of mystery about them, but his design for the FDR Four Freedoms Park may be the most enigmatic of all. Built four decades after…

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3 Easy Ways to Make Your Air Conditioning More Energy-Efficient This Summer

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Air Conditioning More Energy-Efficient This Summer

With the muggy conditions in NYC right now, shutting off your air conditioner might be the furthest thing from your mind - but why not at least make it more energy-efficient while it's…

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Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey? (VIDEO)

Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey? (VIDEO)

Urban beekeeping is quite the rage right now in New York City, but is honey produced by city bees actually healthier as well? A video produced by Marta Franco for TIME takes a look at…

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INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

INTERVIEW: Elea Robinson, Founding Faculty at New Amsterdam School, On Growing A Green School

It's likely that the vast majority of us had a similar elementary school experience: rote memorization, gross cafeteria "mystery food", long days spent sitting at our desks, filling out…

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Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

OpenFuge Karlin Yeh (who is still a high school senior!) developed his own low cost, open source centrifuge called the OpenFuge. Using primarily off-the-shelf-parts, Yeh developed a…

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Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Mayor Bloomberg Rolls Out Extreme Weather Resiliency Plan for New York Before Leaving Office

Though his time at the helm of New York City is running out, Mayor Bloomberg announced on June 11 a long-term plan for greater resiliency against extreme weather events. The plan…

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Adam Frank's LUMEN LED is a Delightful Little Nightlight with Big Energy Savings

Adam Frank's LUMEN LED is a Delightful Little Nightlight with Big Energy Savings

We've been in love with Adam Frank's LUMEN nightlights for all the years that this veteran designer has been bringing them to BKLYN Designs, but we are absolutely thrilled with his new…

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12x12 Designers Transform Reclaimed NYC Lumber Into Fresh Modern Furnishings - PHOTOS

12x12 Designers Transform Reclaimed NYC Lumber Into Fresh Modern Furnishings - PHOTOS

Bellboy used pieces of wood salvaged from a Park Avenue water tower to build a beautifully sculpted chair. Louis Lim's Round & Round bench doubles as a circular storage unit!…

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PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno's Geodesic 'Cloud City' Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno's Geodesic 'Cloud City' Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum

Measuring 54 feet long by 29 feet wide by 28 feet high, "Cloud City” weighs approximately 20 tons -- so flying away may not really be an option -- and is anchored by a complex…

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PHOTOS: Whitney Museum Adds a New Shipping Container Art Studio Designed by LOT-EK

PHOTOS: Whitney Museum Adds a New Shipping Container Art Studio Designed by LOT-EK

The Whitney Studio shipping containers are stacked to form a two-level structure measuring 20x20x20 feet. The volume is sheared by two fluorescent lime green diagonal planes that create…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden's New Green Roofed Visitor Center

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden's New Green Roofed Visitor Center

Visitors enter the new facility through ornate white wrought iron fences, which swing open at a 90 degree angle and meet a sunken rain garden. The garden will catch storm overflow, and…

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6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

Siberian squill courtesy of Shutterstock Walking Tour of Manhattan's Wildflower Fields Join ecologist and author Eric Sanderson for a tour of Manhattan's nature including a walk…

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6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

6 Ways PlaNYC Has Successfully Made New York a Greener Place to Live

image via Philip Lange, Shutterstock Travel Time Reduced by 20% for Thousands of Bus Passengers Among various new public transportation initiatives that have been launched to improve…

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