New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side

New 103,000-Sq-Ft LEED-Certified Manny Cantor Center and Gym Opens on the Lower East Side

“The Manny Cantor Center’s state-of-the-art facilities have the incredible opportunity to serve the Lower East Side community in a way that speaks to its enormously diverse,…

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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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TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented for many New Yorkers, but serious floods are nothing new for cities like Copenhagen. In order to open up a dialogue…

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Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of…

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WORKac Adds a Cheery Greenhouse and Kitchen to P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard

WORKac Adds a Cheery Greenhouse and Kitchen to P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard

The greenhouse garden portion of the building is made of polycarbonate and aluminum to help let in light throughout the day. The attached kitchen classroom is clad in multi-colored,…

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Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Wood Being Used to Rebuild the Rockaway Boardwalk

Over a year after Hurricane Sandy ripped whole planks away from its surface, the Rockaway Beach boardwalk is finally starting to look a bit like its old self. While much of the…

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Get a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network's Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

Get a Free $250 Pass to Social Media Week and Attend Prodigy Network's Panel Discussion About Crowdfunding Real Estate

It's no secret that social media has become an influential presence in our lives, but how can individuals and businesses harness this powerful tool to solve problems and drive…

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New York Launches Largest Green Bank in the United States

New York Launches Largest Green Bank in the United States

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced that business operations have begun for the New York Green Bank, a mechanism to spur private sector investments in clean energy and…

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The Living’s 100% Organic Hy-Fi Towers Win MoMA PS1's 2014 YAP Competition

The Living’s 100% Organic Hy-Fi Towers Win MoMA PS1's 2014 YAP Competition

The planned Hy-Fi towers would be made of organic and reflective bricks: the organic bricks will make up most of the towers' structures while the reflective bricks would sit atop them.…

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Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Bade Stageberg Cox Wins EDGE/ucation Competition to Design Flood-Resistant Outdoor Classroom in Harlem

Located in the traditionally under-resourced region and flood plain zone of Inwood/Washington Heights, the envisioned space highlights and adapts to the area’s floodwater lifecycle.…

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Gowanus Whole Foods Opens with Super-Green Parking Lot Powered by Urban Green Energy

Gowanus Whole Foods Opens with Super-Green Parking Lot Powered by Urban Green Energy

Earlier this week, the much-anticipated Gowanus Whole Foods finally opened its doors to eager patrons. In addition to the super-green market's rooftop farm and solar array, the new…

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NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City…

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially…

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Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed…

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Bid on a Luxurious Weekend Eco-Getaway at the Old Stone Highway House in the Hamptons

Bid on a Luxurious Weekend Eco-Getaway at the Old Stone Highway House in the Hamptons

While a large part of the building is made out of wood, many of the interior and exterior spaces are separated by glass walls, which fold open during warm weather. In the colder months,…

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Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The diagonally-cut building will have a striking, sloped profile that rises out of the ground up to three stories tall. Thanks to the steeped nature of the building, each floor will…

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4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

Today, New York City will cut the ribbon on 4 World Trade Center, making it the very first tower at the 16-acre WTC site to open its doors. Extending 977 feet into the sky, the new…

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Solar-Powered Rooftop Home to Be Raised Atop CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture

Solar-Powered Rooftop Home to Be Raised Atop CCNY's Spitzer School of Architecture

The Solar Roofpod is an 800-square-foot, modular one-story structure built with sustainable materials. CCNY students designed the building to take advantage of underutilized rooftops…

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Inhabitat Explores BIG!Millworks, a Local Resource for Affordable Reclaimed Wood (PHOTOS)

Inhabitat Explores BIG!Millworks, a Local Resource for Affordable Reclaimed Wood (PHOTOS)

If you’ve never been to one of BIG!NYC's Reuse Centers, they're basically like a Costco, except with reclaimed furniture and appliances. Here, and at BIG!’s other location near the…

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For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

The "Small Means & Great Ends" design originated from the philosophy to introduce a plan that incorporates small changes that are adaptable, feasible, affordable and smart. For…

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City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

This week, the NYC City Council approved the $3 billion Willets Point Redevelopment project that plans to turn the 62-acre industrial park near Citi Field in Queens into a new…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed…

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Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the…

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The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

Xero Flor added greenery to the 21st floor east, 21st floor west, 25th floor northwest and the 30th floor west of the Empire State Building. Tenants on the 21st floor can enjoy their…

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NYC City Council Passes 5 Building Resiliency Laws to Protect Against Future Storm Damage

NYC City Council Passes 5 Building Resiliency Laws to Protect Against Future Storm Damage

Yesterday, the City Council of New York City passed important legislation that will promote the resiliency of urban buildings in the face of future hurricanes and extreme weather. The…

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