8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant 230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we're willing to bet that this lush rooftop bar and restaurant likely…

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Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter's Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted…

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Who Put This Mysterious Little Living Room on One of NYC's Most Deserted Islands?

Who Put This Mysterious Little Living Room on One of NYC's Most Deserted Islands?

Has someone turned New York's North Brother Island into their own personal outdoor living room? Kayaker Jamie Roderick recently shared the mysterious set-up he spied on the 13-acre…

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See 15 Space-Saving and Green IKEA Products Before the New Catalog Drops Next Month

See 15 Space-Saving and Green IKEA Products Before the New Catalog Drops Next Month

“Everyone goes to sleep and wakes up, but everything in between those moments is very personal," said Patty Lobell, Sales Manager, IKEA U.S. "We all have individual needs when it…

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9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Shipping Pallet Counter Ah, the humble shipping pallet - is there nothing it can't do? The only thing we don't like about it is the amount of work that sometimes must be performed to…

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Barker Freeman Adds a Clever

Barker Freeman Adds a Clever "Floating" Bedroom to This Chic Brooklyn Apartment

When the owners of this Brooklyn duplex decided to add an additional children's room to accommodate their growing family, it seemed inevitable that they would have to sacrifice the…

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Tour the World's First WELL Certified Residential Building Where Leonardo DiCaprio Recently Purchased an Apartment (PHOTOS)

Tour the World's First WELL Certified Residential Building Where Leonardo DiCaprio Recently Purchased an Apartment (PHOTOS)

One of the building's full floor units was recently purchased by DELOS® Advisory board member and famed wellness guru Dr. Deepak Chopra. “By infusing wellness into the built…

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Create a Bedroom Wherever You Need One with Dan Hisel's Awesome Z-Box

Create a Bedroom Wherever You Need One with Dan Hisel's Awesome Z-Box

The Z-Box comes as a boxed set of 12 parts that can be assembled on-site into a freestanding room. The frame itself is made of Douglas fir wood and measures 12-feet-wide and…

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ENYA Invites You to Come See the Future of the QueensWay Elevated Park

ENYA Invites You to Come See the Future of the QueensWay Elevated Park

The exhibition opens at 6PM and will showcase the top four designs, one honorable mention, and a slideshow of all 120 entries. The competition drew in concepts from 28 countries all…

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PHOTOS: Explore Awakening Garden's Tiny Cabins Nestled in the Trees

PHOTOS: Explore Awakening Garden's Tiny Cabins Nestled in the Trees

Carin tells Inhabitat how she and her husband collected old treasures for many years before they bought the land that Awakening Garden has grown out of, including old timber tables,…

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Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

Perfect for grading papers or for use as a low-key vacation getaway, the 6-foot-tall micro cabin measures 7 feet by 5 feet and can even comfortably sleep two. While the timber siding…

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment. "When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a…

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Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons' Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons' Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

The lush Split-Rocker is perched above Rockefeller Center’s famous golden Prometheus sculpture, which guards the ice rink in the winter and the outdoor restaurant in warmer months.…

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World's First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

World's First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

More than just a public pavilion, the Hy-Fi tower is an experiment in biological architecture using a new method of bio-design conceived by David Benjamin. Rather than manufacturing the…

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SNEAK PEEK: The Living's Hy-Fi Mushroom Tower Opens Tomorrow at MoMA PS1

SNEAK PEEK: The Living's Hy-Fi Mushroom Tower Opens Tomorrow at MoMA PS1

The most fascinating thing about The Living's Hy-Fi tower is the fact that it was made using a relatively new paradigm in construction based on biological technologies. Rather than…

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Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Aviator's Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Open to grand views on three sides, "Villa for an Aviator" comprises raised and stacked vertical volumes that mimic the motion of an ascending plane. Rather than keep a plane's…

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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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LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

DUNE CO-HABITAT combines ecological design into a public and semi-public open space network to create an environment for people and marine life to coexist. To protect the community from…

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Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Rebuild by Design Competition Unveils Shortlist of Proposals for a Resilient Post-Sandy World

Announced last summer, the Rebuild by Design competition is an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The…

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VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

Sometimes those of us living in the big city don’t get to interact with flora and fauna very much. That’s why I was so excited when I was offered a trip by Subaru to check out…

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

Alley Pond Park You’ll find plenty of space to lay back and enjoy the beauty of nature at this 600 acre park in Queens. It's filled with playgrounds and ball fields, so you can…

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Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

The transFORM Gallery joined forces with Elisa Contemporary Art to co-curate an international eco-minded art exhibit featuring the works of artists Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo…

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10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures That Seem to Defy the Laws of Gravity

10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures That Seem to Defy the Laws of Gravity

We've covered Sawaya's LEGO artwork in the past, but the cooperative effort shown here with photographer Dean West takes on a decidedly different, more sophisticated feel. Rather than…

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NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

Although most nature lovers may agree that walking barefoot on wood beats doing so on concrete, the new materials to be used are actually more environmentally-friendly in many ways. The…

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Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green LEED-Designed Luxury Rental Apartments Are Now Available in Midtown Manhattan

Crystal Green is Glenwood’s second sustainably built rental, and is located at 330 West 39th Street in the same Midtown neighborhood as Glenwood’s first sustainable property;…

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