Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your…

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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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New York's Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World's Tallest Residential Building

New York's Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World's Tallest Residential Building

It looks like New York has trumped Chicago once again. Willis Tower recently lost to One World Trade Center when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat counted 1 WTC's spire…

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new outdoor gym on South Street opened to the public on Friday, May 15th and it didn't take long for neighborhood residents to catch on. Although, as you can see from our photos,…

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at…

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New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Shigeru Ban as an Architect of Social Change

New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference Spotlights Shigeru Ban as an Architect of Social Change

"After I became an architect, I was quite disappointed by my profession," 2014 Pritzer Prize winner Shigeru Ban told New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman at the 2014 NYT…

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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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Help Restore the Destroyed East Harlem Urban Garden Center

Help Restore the Destroyed East Harlem Urban Garden Center

A local East Harlem business is picking up the pieces after it was destroyed by the devastating explosion that took place in the neighborhood two weeks ago. Undeterred by the broken…

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The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

Green tech startups now have a new place to call home in downtown Brooklyn. The Urban Future Lab - which was unveiled last week by the New York City Economic Development Corporation…

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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 Survey Shows 68% of New Yorkers Think Housing Affordability is Bad and Getting Worse

New Survey Shows 68% of New Yorkers Think Housing Affordability is Bad and Getting Worse

A new survey by Talking Transition, a project aimed at getting community feedback during the mayoral transition, reveals that New Yorkers across all demographics are worried about how…

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton…

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Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That's exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County - the poorest county in…

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High Line Reveals Giant, Garden-Filled Bowl for Its Third Section

High Line Reveals Giant, Garden-Filled Bowl for Its Third Section

Overlooking West 30th St. and 10th Avenue, the Spur's bowl-shaped structure will mark the visual gateway to the Hudson Rail Yards. Draped in dense vegetation, the structure will house a…

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JFK Runway Plans Modified to Save 800 Trees in Southeast Queens

JFK Runway Plans Modified to Save 800 Trees in Southeast Queens

Amidst protests by residents in southeast Queens, the Port Authority has announced that they will modify their JFK runway plans to avoid removing as many as 800 trees from Idlewild…

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NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

NYC to Save $14 Million a Year by Swapping All Street Lights to LEDs

New York City is ending the week on a bright note following the news that all of the city's street lights will be swapped out soon with more energy-efficient versions. The announcement…

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you're a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to…

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored…

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Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

“Collective–LOK’s proposal, entitled "Screen Play", presents a highly flexible space utilizing a subtle interplay of surfaces and screens to allow for the diverse range of uses…

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Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

In mid-2014, VAI will do away with the vibrant, yellow, stadium-style bleachers that once distinctively marked the pop-up exhibition space in exchange for a newly imagined interior and…

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Astoria's waterfront is about to undergo a massive green makeover. The City Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to rezone industrial areas in the Queens nabe into residential…

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WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

Just two days ago, the QueensWay plan to convert an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens into a new elevated park secured $1 million in funding towards feasibility research.…

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Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park

Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park

The park, designed by Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture and Newark’s Planning Office, features a series of fun and educational pictographs engraved within the orange boardwalk’s…

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