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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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the…

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Jeff Koons's Giant Flower-Covered Chia Pet Coming Soon to Rockefeller Center

Jeff Koons's Giant Flower-Covered Chia Pet Coming Soon to Rockefeller Center

Superstar artist Jeff Koons will soon be unveiling a giant, flower-covered sculpture called “Split-Rocker” at Rockefeller Center. Presented by the Public Art Fund, the massive…

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Austin + Mergold's Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

Austin + Mergold's Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

SuralArk arrived at the sculpture park right in time for the hot sun of the summer, and doubles as both art and a shading pavilion. Beneath the wooden canopy of the ark, visitors can…

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Why is There a Piano in the East River?

Why is There a Piano in the East River?

New York has no shortage of curiosities, from Times Square's Naked Cowboy to Catman Charlie. Now, Instagrammers are reporting that a mysterious piano has popped up in the East River.…

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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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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there…

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2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

2013 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lights Up the Night with 45,000 Solar-Powered LEDs

This year’s tree was a 76-foot Norway Spruce hailing from Shelton, Connecticut. The approximately 75-year-old tree made its 70-mile trip to New York City over the last month. The…

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Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

If funded, the dumpster learning center will inform and educate New Yorkers about their neighborhoods. For starters, the inflatable roof could be used as a projector screen to show…

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The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world’s most iconic structures, boasting stone block archways and airy rows of cables that give it an almost harp-like appearance. For sound and…

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Queens' 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

Queens' 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

In early 2012, Inhabitat reported that 5 Pointz, a Long Island City community icon and haven for graffiti artists, was slated for demolition. The building, a former record needle…

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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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Awesome 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Awesome 12-Foot-Tall LEGO Replica of One World Trade Center Unveiled in New York

Last week, a team of expert builders at the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Westchester County, New York, unveiled a nearly 12-foot-tall, 100-pound replica of One World Trade Center. The…

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Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Fulton Center Installs Stunning Daylight-Amplifying Sky Reflector-Net Diamond Web

Sky Reflector-Net happens to be the largest individual artwork commissioned by the New York Metropolitan Authority’s Arts for Transit and Urban Design division. Arch Paper reveals…

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PHOTOS: MoMA PS1

PHOTOS: MoMA PS1 "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps by CODA Nears Completion in Queens

Ithaca, New York-based CODA (Caroline O’Donnell) was chosen as the winner of the 14th Young Architects Program series back in January. Over the past few years, YAP has increasingly…

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Teensy Tiny 60 Sq. Ft. Museum is Housed in a Freight Elevator Shaft in an NYC Alleyway

Teensy Tiny 60 Sq. Ft. Museum is Housed in a Freight Elevator Shaft in an NYC Alleyway

Museum is quite possibly New York’s tiniest art exhibition. Housed inside of a 60 sq. ft. freight elevator in Cortland Alley between Franklin and White Streets, the pop-up gallery…

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Giant

Giant "Cloud" Made of Recycled Plastic Bottles Pops Up on Governors Island

"For this year’s city of dreams pavilion, we wanted to create a space where dreamers could dream - putting your head (and body) inside of a huge cloud felt right," STUDIOKCA's Jason…

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Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center "Oculus" Transportation Hub Begins to Take Flight

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Transportation Hub was nothing more than a series of beams and cranes until recently, but now the essence of the structure is finally beginning…

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Antonin Forneau's Interactive Water Graffiti Display Lets You Paint with LED Light

Antonin Forneau's Interactive Water Graffiti Display Lets You Paint with LED Light

At the GROHE Celebrates NYDW party introducing their new Grandera collection, guests were given foam, paintbrushes, spray cans and sponges to draw their own hydro-digital art. The…

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The Night Heron: Illegal Speakeasy Pops Up Inside a Chelsea Water Tower

The Night Heron: Illegal Speakeasy Pops Up Inside a Chelsea Water Tower

The Night Heron seems a bit like something out of a Law and Order episode. Creator and architect N.D. Austin located the abandoned shed by searching the Buildings Department for…

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Imran Qureshi's

Imran Qureshi's "Blood-Splattered" Exhibit Paints The Met's Rooftop Garden Red

While relaxing on a rooftop garden doesn't usually conjure up images of a murder scene, the Metropolitan Museum of Art's terrace has combined the two very opposite ideas with its new…

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Battery Park Conservancy Announces 50 Mobile Seating Designs for Its “Draw Up a Chair” Competition

Battery Park Conservancy Announces 50 Mobile Seating Designs for Its “Draw Up a Chair” Competition

Over 679 chair submissions were received and evaluated by a panel of world-renowned juror who included Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern…

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New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning Gentrification of the Bowery

New Museum Censors Controversial Crytome Posters Questioning Gentrification of the Bowery

More than 36,000 New Yorkers live in city shelters, streets and subway stations. In a neighborhood bustling with cultural attractions, including the New Museum, Cryptome's artwork was…

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"Under the Elevated" Seeks to Transform Space Beneath NYC Bridges and Subways into Usable, Non-Scary Areas

The High Line made a name for itself by turning land atop an elevated rail line into a flourishing park, but can the same be done for spaces underneath these kinds of structures? The…

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NY <3 Boston: Illuminated Messages of Support for Boston Victims Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music

NY <3 Boston: Illuminated Messages of Support for Boston Victims Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music

The streaming messages of hope and support for Boston were created by the NYC Light Brigade and The Illuminator Collective - a political art project featuring a cargo van equipped…

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