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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Built/NYC Pilot Program Will Support Local Designers by Commissioning Their Work for City Spaces

Built/NYC Pilot Program Will Support Local Designers by Commissioning Their Work for City Spaces

I Love NY Heart Table by Brad Ascalon This morning, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and the NYC Department of Design and Construction unveiled plans for a new pilot program…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

This week, Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Jamaica Bay will be home to a new environmental research center called the Science and Resilience…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Could a new neighborhood be coming to NYC? Seaport City, an idea for a man-made parcel of land on the east side of Manhattan that would also double as a storm surge protector, was first…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Image: JEFFREY M. HYDE DESIGN DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTION The Willoughby Square parking garage will delve 37 feet underground and will be able to accommodate 697 cars on five levels.…

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New Yorkers Encouraged to

New Yorkers Encouraged to "Take the Stairs" in the Fight Against Obesity

Image via Shutterstock Lean Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been fighting New York's obesity epidemic since his first day in office, and though some of his initiatives have failed (like…

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AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T Street Charge to Open 8 New Solar-Powered Phone Charging Stations Today

AT&T's Neil Giacobbi, New York City Council Member Domenic M. Recchia, and Kevin Jeffrey, Borough Commissioner, Parks, will be on hand this morning at Coney Island's West 8th Street…

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reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

reMade NYC's Upcycled Art Show Features Bowling Alley Tables, Recycled Kimono Notebooks and More

As part of NY Design Week 2013, Brooklyn-based design studio reMade curated a pop-up exhibition featuring a collection of works designed by local artists. Their third show, The Texture…

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New Plans for Jackson Heights and Corona Green Business District Unveiled in Queens

New Plans for Jackson Heights and Corona Green Business District Unveiled in Queens

A spiffy green upgrade could be coming soon to the streets of Jackson Heights and Corona, Queens if residents and business owners vote to approve a new business improvement district…

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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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Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

Tour the Tiny EcoHouse Mobile Home at the Queens Botanical Garden This Summer

The Community Environmental Center (CEC) and Queens Botanical Garden have partnered up to co-host EcoHouse—a compact mobile home that features interactive exhibits of energy-efficient…

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