LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn's Prospect Park

LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn's Prospect Park

The highlight of the $74 million Lakeside project is the new 25,000 square foot facility that will be open to the public by January 2013. The old ice skating rink was only open during…

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Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

Northeast Coast Faces Pumpkin Shortage Because of Hurricane Irene

The weather is getting colder and the leaves are changing colors – autumn has officially arrived. It’s around this time that everyone’s favorite fall vegetable, beautiful round…

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BKSK Architects Design & Build a Green Convent in Upper Manhattan

BKSK Architects Design & Build a Green Convent in Upper Manhattan

The 11,000 square foot convent, coincidentally located on Convent Avenue, is one of a kind. Designed by BKSK Architects (famous for the Queens Botanical Gardens visitor center), nearly…

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Snøhetta Unveils Plans to Redesign Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

Snøhetta Unveils Plans to Redesign Times Square Pedestrian Plazas

As one of the oldest and busiest landmarks in New York City, lets face it, Times Square needs a bit of sprucing up once in a while. Norwegian Architecture firm Snøhetta, hot off the…

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Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Manhattan Borough President Wants to Turn Stalled Construction Sites into Sustainable Public Spaces

Did you know that there are currently more than 600 stalled construction sites in New York City? And according to the Department of Buildings, due to a slumping commercial real estate…

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Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

Planters Grove Park Designed by Ken Smith Coming to the Lower East Side

While we're still daydreaming about the Low Line park proposed for the Lower East Side, the neighborhood will be breaking ground on another new park this Monday, October 3rd. While…

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Last Chance to Go Skating at the High Line Retro Roller Rink!

Last Chance to Go Skating at the High Line Retro Roller Rink!

Designed by HWKN in partnership with the architects and landscape architects behind the High Line itself, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and James Corner Field Operations, the retro roller…

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PHOTOS: Insert ____ Here Project Finds Yellow Arrows & Green Solutions Around New York City

PHOTOS: Insert ____ Here Project Finds Yellow Arrows & Green Solutions Around New York City

Using an array of sizes from an entire building wall to small city street signs, Insert ____ Here arrows can be found all over the city from Wall Street to The Bronx to Williamsburg and…

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72 Hour Urban Action: Real Time Architecture Festival Coming to Long Island City in 2012

72 Hour Urban Action: Real Time Architecture Festival Coming to Long Island City in 2012

image © 72 Hour Urban Action Founded by architect Kareem Halbrecht and cultural planner Gilly Karjevsky, 72 Hour Urban Action was part of the Bat - Yam Biennale of Landscape…

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The Low-Line: An Underground Park For New York City's Lower East Side!

The Low-Line: An Underground Park For New York City's Lower East Side!

New York City's Lower East Side (LES) is known as the city's hot spot for all things cool and cutting edge. So it's no wonder that this hip neighborhood is taking things to a whole new…

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PHOTOS: New Yorkers Take to the Streets to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

PHOTOS: New Yorkers Take to the Streets to Celebrate PARK(ing) Day!

The temporary public spaces provide a breath of fresh air and much-needed relief from NYC's crowded streets and sidewalks. This year's participants ranged from small local business like…

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Barcelò's Traveling Elephant Sculpture Defies Gravity in Union Square

Barcelò's Traveling Elephant Sculpture Defies Gravity in Union Square

Brought to NYC by the Marlborough Gallery in conjunction with the Union Square Partnership, the upside down elephant graciously balances on its trunk with its four legs outspread above…

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The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

The Seven National 9/11 Memorial Designs That Will Never Be

Each of the memorial designs pays tribute to the lives lost on September 11. In Norman Lee and Michael Lewis' design, "Votives in Suspension," that tribute is paid through glowing…

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Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

Governors Island Art Fair Transforms Former Military Barracks into Exhibit Spaces

4heads is an organization that "specializes in commandeering and beautifying unused spaces" to give them new life. As part of their mission, the former army barracks on Governors Island…

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Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

Pratt Institute Kicks Off Green Infrastructure Professional Education Initiative

As extreme weather events become more common and unpredictable, urban centers like New York City are presented with a prime opportunity to update aging infrastructure to better deal…

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Brooklyn Rockwerks: Modern Sculptures Made From Massive Granite Boulders Dug Up in NYC

Brooklyn Rockwerks: Modern Sculptures Made From Massive Granite Boulders Dug Up in NYC

Distenfeld, a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in the Lower East Side, works in a 2,800 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His rock of preference, granite gneiss, is a banded…

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Sol LeWitt Retrospective Turns New York's City Hall Park Into a Public Art Garden

Sol LeWitt Retrospective Turns New York's City Hall Park Into a Public Art Garden

Sol LeWitt was born in Hartford, Connecticut in 1928 to a working class family of Russian immigrants. Upon returning from the Korean War, he settled in New York City where his work…

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MillionTreesNYC Needs Our Help to Re-Plant New York's Urban Forest After Irene

MillionTreesNYC Needs Our Help to Re-Plant New York's Urban Forest After Irene

Though New York is a booming metropolis, we need trees. Trees help clean our air and reduce pollutants that trigger asthma and other respiratory diseases. They cool our streets and…

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LES White Box to Convert Its Backyard into the Sustainable Art Garden Project

LES White Box to Convert Its Backyard into the Sustainable Art Garden Project

Levine and her collaborative architect, Ana Catalina Rojas first looked to the sky and decided to model the tiny backyard garden off of what they saw framed by the nearby towering…

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Edible Schoolyard New York Update: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Hands Dirty!

Edible Schoolyard New York Update: Jake Gyllenhaal Gets His Hands Dirty!

Edible Schoolyard is the brainchild of Alice Waters, owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in California. She began the project all the way back in 1995 at Martin Luther King Jr. middle…

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Help Save This Lot and Win It as the Venue For Your Ultimate Summer Barbeque!

Help Save This Lot and Win It as the Venue For Your Ultimate Summer Barbeque!

Domestic Construction design studio recently signed a lease on the abandoned lot next to their Greenpoint space when they heard the grassy knoll was going to be turned into a concrete…

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Gowanus Lowline Winners Envision a More Sustainable Future for Brooklyn's Toxic Canal

Gowanus Lowline Winners Envision a More Sustainable Future for Brooklyn's Toxic Canal

The team of Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle and Brandon Specketer’s winning entry returns the area surrounding the canal back to the wetland estuary it was before the…

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NYC Puts New Food Laws In Place to Help Promote Local, Urban Agriculture

NYC Puts New Food Laws In Place to Help Promote Local, Urban Agriculture

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a constant advocate for the green world in so many ways. His latest feat came yesterday when he signed into law a series of laws that will…

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TerraCycle Renovates Its New Jersey Offices With Quirky Upcycled Designs

TerraCycle Renovates Its New Jersey Offices With Quirky Upcycled Designs

We here at Inhabitat have long been huge fans of TerraCycle's fun and fresh upcycled products and events throughout New York. Now their recent, homemade office renovations solidify…

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Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

Brooklyn Community Foundation Launches New Green Initiative to Promote a Sustainable Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000  green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements…

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