Bushwick Art Park’s Recycled Art Oasis Pops at the Festival of Ideas

Bushwick Art Park’s Recycled Art Oasis Pops at the Festival of Ideas

Going back to that interesting tidbit about Bushwick meaning “forested neighborhood,” currently, the moniker could not be less fitting. The NYC Department for City Planning recommends a minimum of 2.5 acres of open space for every 1000 people. At the moment,

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What is a Sustainable City? Four Influential Green Mayors Discuss During the Festival of Ideas

What is a Sustainable City? Four Influential Green Mayors Discuss During the Festival of Ideas

It’s a question we think about a lot here at Inhabitat: what is a sustainable city? Is it LEED certified buildings? Efficient public transportation? An abundance of green space? This past Friday, we had the pleasure of attending The Sustainable City Mayoral

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Waste Equals Food: Freitag Hosts a Compost Canteen at Salon 94 During the Festival of Ideas

Waste Equals Food: Freitag Hosts a Compost Canteen at Salon 94 During the Festival of Ideas

Not only did Freitag open its first American boutique on the Bowery just in time to entice visitors to Festival of Ideas, but the bag brothers also teamed up with Salon 94 to host the Waste Equals Food event during the festival. Salon 94, located on Freeman’s

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PHOTOS: The Bowery Mission Inaugurates Its Rooftop Farm During the Festival of Ideas!

PHOTOS: The Bowery Mission Inaugurates Its Rooftop Farm During the Festival of Ideas!

As our tour guide led us through the bright, clean spaces of the building, it became more and more evident how fitting a rooftop garden is for the Mission. He explained that as part of a program to help homeless men in NY have a second chance, up to fifty

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PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas StreetFest Takes Over Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: The Festival of Ideas StreetFest Takes Over Downtown Manhattan

From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. yesterday, May 7th, the StreetFest transformed the Bowery and the Lower East Side into a dynamic green hub abuzz with activity. Tents lined the Bowery, from Spring Street up to Houston, with vendors ranging from Green Depot, which was

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PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” at the Festival of Ideas Even Features Crocheted Humans

PHOTOS: Olek’s Crazy Crocheted “Room” at the Festival of Ideas Even Features Crocheted Humans

Many of the pieces on display at the festival were transplanted right from Olek’s exhibit at the Christopher Henry Street Gallery in Nolita, which features an entire crocheted apartment. Aside from being an example of good old fashioned handicraft, Olek’s

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Festival of Ideas in Downtown Manhattan Happening Now!

Festival of Ideas in Downtown Manhattan Happening Now!

From May 4-8, Downtown Manhattan will host the Festival of Ideas for the New City.

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Electronic Waste Recycling at the Festival of Ideas

Electronic Waste Recycling at the Festival of Ideas

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an electronic waste (“e-waste”) recycling event at the Festival of Ideas for the New City in the Lower East Side to responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics from New York City residents.

We the

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Public Art Pops Up on Bowery Gates for the Festival of Ideas in NYC

Public Art Pops Up on Bowery Gates for the Festival of Ideas in NYC

We’re basically jumping out of our skin waiting for the start of the Festival of Ideas, so we were super excited to learn that public art for the event is already popping up! As part of the festival, the New Museum and the Art Production Fund commissioned

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Festival of Ideas: StreetFest

Festival of Ideas: StreetFest

Take part in the Festival of Ideas StreetFest for a diverse range of exciting projects and activities. Here is just a sample of some of the cool things that will be going on:

Sculptural Upcycling
Take part in a cool workshop on constructing powerfully

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Festival of Ideas: NYC The Future Metropolis, Vol III- Water in New York

Festival of Ideas: NYC The Future Metropolis, Vol III- Water in New York

New York City The Future Metropolis is a series of events, presented by Solar One, focused on creative thinkers who are using their expertise to make New York City a more sustainable place to live, work, and do business. Each event is an exciting, fast-paced

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Festival of Ideas: The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel

Festival of Ideas: The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel

Join a group of leading Mayors as they discuss their work on making their cities ready and open for the long-term future during the Festival of Ideas “The Sustainable City Mayoral Panel.” The sustainable city is the city with a future. Between and it is

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Festival of Ideas: The Sustainable City Keynote Address by Antanas Mockus

Festival of Ideas: The Sustainable City Keynote Address by Antanas Mockus

Former President of the National University of Colombia, Antanas Mockus will give the keynote address to kick off the Festival of Ideas “The Sustainable City” segment. Mockus went on to serve two terms as the Mayor of Bogotá. Under Mockus’s water 40

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Festival of Ideas: The Reconfigured City Panel Discussion

Festival of Ideas: The Reconfigured City Panel Discussion

Join experts as they discuss New York as “The Reconfigured City,” one of the four main themes of the Festival of Ideas. The reconfigured city is the adaptable city, one that can continually rethink and remake itself without destroying its fundamental In

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Festival of Ideas: The Heterogeneous City Panel Discussion

Festival of Ideas: The Heterogeneous City Panel Discussion

Join experts as they discuss New York as “The Heterogeneous City,” one of the four main themes of the Festival of Ideas. The heterogeneous city is the stimulating city: diverse complex, tolerant. The ideal heterogeneous city has a kind of dynamic the is

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Festival of Ideas: The Networked City Panel Discussion

Festival of Ideas: The Networked City Panel Discussion

Join experts as they discuss the idea of New York as a “networked city,” one of the four main themes of the Festival of Ideas. The networked city is the efficient city. Virtually all urban systems are networked, from the streets to the water supply to A

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Festival of Ideas: Rem Koolhaas Keynote Address

Festival of Ideas: Rem Koolhaas Keynote Address

Starchitect and Inhabitat favorite Rem Koolhaas will be kicking off the Festival of Ideas with his keynote address. Co-founder of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), Rem Koolhaas is one of the most influential architects and thinkers of the past

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Festival of Ideas for the New City

Festival of Ideas for the New City

For five days in the beginning of May, Downtown New York will be transformed into a dynamic creative environment for the first ever Festival of Ideas for the New City. The event will bring together scores of downtown organizations, from large universities

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Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Ideas City Festival Livens Up the Bowery With Green Installations and Sustainable Fun

Inhabitat favorite Kim Holleman was there with her Trailer Park holding court at a prime location right in front of the New Museum’s doors and inviting guests to take a shady break and relax inside the plant-filled pop up park. After taking a load off, many

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Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

Ideas City Festival and StreetFest Returns to the Bowery This Weekend!

The New Museum’s Ideas City Festival has hit the Bowery again, with a slew of art and culture events lined up for this weekend. This year’s festivities include artistic projections onto the museum’s façade, panel discussions on subjects like innovative

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An Inside Look at the Geothermal System in New York’s Center for Architecture

An Inside Look at the Geothermal System in New York’s Center for Architecture

As you know, Inhabitat was super busy over the weekend covering the most exciting events during the Festival of Ideas. We had a chance to listen to an inspiring panel of green mayors and we were on the scene for the inauguration of the Bowery Mission’s rooftop

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Audi Urban Future Initiative Imagines NYC 20 Years from Today

Audi Urban Future Initiative Imagines NYC 20 Years from Today

Ever imagine what New York City will look like 20 years from now? Well, as part of the upcoming Festival of Ideas for the New City, the Audi Urban Future Initiative will contribute an exhibition exploring just that. An interactive model of Manhattan will be

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NY Exhibit Features Sheila Gallagher’s Beautiful Recycled Art Created From Found Familial Objects

NY Exhibit Features Sheila Gallagher’s Beautiful Recycled Art Created From Found Familial Objects

Dodge Gallery, at 15 Rivington Street, is a gorgeous bi-level open gallery- and former sausage factory (in fact, the giant meat grinder is still kept in the building’s storage space downstairs!). “That Which Remains,” a recent solo exhibition by Sheila

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Green Map System Uses Open Source Model to Foster Sustainable Communities

Green Map System Uses Open Source Model to Foster Sustainable Communities

Have you ever visited a new city and found yourself eating at the same tourist-oriented restaurants or buying wasteful plastic trinkets to give to friends? Have you been frustrated by a lack of local produce, community gardens, or composting stations in your

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Emerging Architects Imagine NYC in 2030 for the Audi Urban Future Initiative

Emerging Architects Imagine NYC in 2030 for the Audi Urban Future Initiative

Leong Leong placed a larger emphasis on the underdeveloped area of Hudson Yards with their proposal of “bio-mobility equals wild diversity,” which would serve as an incubator and laboratory for understanding the major role that the mobility of ecology

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