New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

New QueensWay Workshops Reveal Plans for Zip-Lines, Ping-Pong Tables and a Giant Slide

At the workshop, WXY Architecture and DLand Studios showed their designs for the project, which will renovate the former Long Island Rail Road track into a new linear path surrounded by nature. Friends of the QueensWay say their project will help spur more

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Step Inside the Trippy, Book-Lined Interior of D’espresso Cafe in NYC

Step Inside the Trippy, Book-Lined Interior of D’espresso Cafe in NYC

Even in today’s digital world, printed books still enjoy a huge fan following. There’s just something about holding a real book in your hand, wondering about the author, the characters, and the hands that might have held it before you. Nemaworkshop, a New

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The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The long-awaited building opened last week, bringing a new architectural icon to the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. The facility will foster collaborative learning, with areas throughout the building to encourage interaction, co-working, and social

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New Liberty Park Will Offer Elevated Views of 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Site

New Liberty Park Will Offer Elevated Views of 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Site

Just when we thought we had a handle on everything going on at the World Trade Center site, The New York Times uncovers a secret plan to build an elevated park above Liberty Street. The hovering parkland will be slightly larger than an acre and it will give

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Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

Leonardo DiCaprio Shows Interest in LEED-Certified Greenwich Village Duplex

It’s no secret that Leonard DiCaprio is a fan of green initiatives like Citi Bike, and now the Great Gatsby star may be extending his love for sustainability to real estate. The actor was recently seen checking out possible new digs in a LEED-certified apartment

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‘I Love New York’ Sandy Anniversary MetroCards Come with Perks That Help Storm-Affected Nabes

‘I Love New York’ Sandy Anniversary MetroCards Come with Perks That Help Storm-Affected Nabes

A year has officially passed since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, but many communities hit by the superstorm still have a long way to go before full recovery. In order to promote tourism in these areas, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced NY state’s “Come

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PHOTOS: Explore 4 Envy-Inducing Lofts, Penthouses and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tour

PHOTOS: Explore 4 Envy-Inducing Lofts, Penthouses and Townhomes from Dwell’s City Modern Home Tour

Chelsea’s Resolution: 4 Architecture is best known for their prefabs, but this NYC studio has been transforming sky-high spaces all across the city. Their 14th Street Loft seen above was designed for a family of five that wanted a spacious home with lots of

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NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

Hey New Yorkers!
Here’s your chance to meet some of today’s most influential designers and architects, participate in an exciting panel discussion about resilient design and enjoy a free lunch while you’re at it. We’re gearing up for an important webcast and

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Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway will soon receive a state-of-the-art new library to replace the current one, which was affected last year by Hurricane Sandy. Designed by leading architecture firm Snøhetta, the new library will be double the size of the former, offering a larger

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Lush Green Roof Tops Off New School’s Ultra-Efficient New University Center

Lush Green Roof Tops Off New School’s Ultra-Efficient New University Center

The New School’s new University Center is getting a little closer to completion every day, and recent photos taken by Susan Kramer of the Architect’s Newspaper reveal that a green roof has been installed around the perimeter of the building’s rooftop balcony.

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Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

Library Lawn Brings a Peaceful Outdoor Reading Room to Governors Island (PHOTOS)

“There’s really nothing better on a warm summer day than to sit in the sun and cozy up with a book,” said Tony Marx, President & CEO of New York Public Library. “This new open-air Library Lawn will give the public the opportunity to do just that, as well

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MTA Secures $200 Million in Flood Insurance Protection for Future Superstorm Sandy-Like Events

MTA Secures $200 Million in Flood Insurance Protection for Future Superstorm Sandy-Like Events

Not wanting to get caught with its pants down by another Superstorm Sandy, the Metropolitan Transportation Agency announced today that it’s picked up $200 million in insurance money that will help pay for future repairs in the case of similar weather disasters.

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Unbinding the Library Tour

Unbinding the Library Tour

The Unbinding the Library tour will consider the physical, historical, and ecological relationships between the Reanimation Library and Gowanus – the neighborhood in which the library is situated. Starting at the Reanimation Library, participants will reproduce

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC

PLAN AN INDOOR PICNIC
Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of brilliantly designed (and air-conditioned) indoor spaces like the David

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The Taco Truck Serves Up Tasty Organic Mexican Goodness On-the-Go

The Taco Truck Serves Up Tasty Organic Mexican Goodness On-the-Go

The Taco Truck chain was born in Hoboken, NJ and combines delectable organic Mexican food with environmentally-friendly design.  Their tasty tortas and tacos can be enjoyed from one of their mobile trucks or inside one of their LEED-certified restaurants.

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Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Little Free Library: 10 Delightful Mini Book Stations to Discover Around NYC

Wisconsin Partners for SustainAbility started The Little Free Library initiative back in 2009 as a social experiment for good. Since then, the movement has been helping people to place small book shelters all over world so that others in their communities

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Is New York Ready for Another Superstorm? Not Really.

Is New York Ready for Another Superstorm? Not Really.

Hurricane season started last week, and the NOAA is predicting that it will be one of the worst the U.S. has ever seen. Considering what happened to New York in the last super storm, we can’t help but ask ourselves whether the city is ready for another one

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

“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 Design Trust for Public Space is embarking on a plan to transform areas under

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Build It Green!’s New Composting Program Lets People Scrap Food Right at Subway Station

Build It Green!’s New Composting Program Lets People Scrap Food Right at Subway Station

Composting some of the near 650,000 tons of food that New York City residents toss each year just became a little easier. Queens residents can now help in the effort to reduce food waste with nonprofit program Build It Green! NYC’s new program, BIG!Compost.

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Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Urban Librarians Unite has been coming to the rescue of book-loving residents in many of NYC’s Hurricane Sandy-hit neighborhoods. The literary Samaritans have begun installing miniature libraries outside of flooded New York Public Library branches, making

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Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

Dreamy Flowerbox Duplex Boasts Indoor Fish Pond, Vertical Garden and Transforming Furniture

The 2,400 square foot duplex is one of eight loft-style residences in the luxury Flowerbox Building, and, as you might imagine, was already quite nice to begin with before being renovated. However, the architects at pulltab design really took the space to

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright. Both a synagogue and a community center, the space will be a warm place

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Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

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Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite libraries were built in the early 1900s before most neighborhoods developed

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Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

Miniature NYC Landmarks Made of Plants Pop Up at the NYBG Holiday Train Show

The exhibition takes over the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and turns it into a train and miniature wonderland. Over 140 New York landmark replicas hug the train tracks, which are planted with lush flowers, mosses and greenery. Coupled with twinkling lights and

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Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation with Bryant Park Views

Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation with Bryant Park Views

The iconic New York Public Library’s long-awaited redesign by Lord Norman Foster may finally be underway. The designs for the library renovation, four years in the making, were released today, and propose a modernization that will still respect the historic

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