Impact Hub NYC is hosting a networking event where similar minded people can grab a drink together and hear two authors talk about creating a regenerative economy by combining business standards with sustainability ethics. Two authors that will be featured
Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for
Join Leslie Day, the author of ‘Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City’ and ‘Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City’ on a nature and birding walk through Fort Tryon Park this weekend. You’ll learn about New York’s flora and fauna and get
There’s just something about Groundhog Day that captures the imagination of adults and children alike, which is why the Greenbelt Nature Center is hosting a fun event that explores its history. In addition to creating a small craft and scouring the nature
The Surfside vacation retreat includes the main house, a guest house, a two-car garage, and a free-form, chlorine-free pool. The home was remodeled from an existing home. The structure was elevated and upgraded with a durable steel frame, and clad in wood
Located just a short drive from New York City, you and your loved ones can escape to Little Big North’s twelve private wooded acres. The charming log cabin, which spurred the furniture line, has four bedrooms and two full bathrooms to accommodate a large
Clean Energy Connections presents Biomimicry in the Big City: Can Nature Inspire Cleantech Solutions?
Entrepreneurs, investors and biomimetic designers will discuss how companies are utilizing biomimicry — innovation inspired by nature — to design, build, and operate innovative cleantech technologies. Join Clean Energy Connections as experts explore the
The decisions we make every day, as an individual, have a monumental effect on our community and the earth as a whole. Taking care in choosing what we eat, where we live, and how to preserve our precious resources, like water, can truly change our life and
You might already DIY, but do you GIY? New York-based Ecovative Design is already known for creating packaging and even buildings out of mushroom root material, and now they are bringing that ability to the masses with their “grow-it-yourself” kits. The
Philip Johnson designed the Glass House as a weekend retreat for himself and his partner, art critic David Whitney. Set on a sprawling plot that was originally 47 acres and lined with forest, the Glass House was accompanied by a Brick House for guests, a pool,
BKSK Architects’ LEED Gold-Seeking Complex Boasts Modern Amenities and Green Space in the East Village
New York-based BKSK Architects is aiming high with their latest project, The Jefferson. The 115,000-square-foot, multi-family complex located on the East Village site of a former vaudeville theater by the same name is on track to earn LEED Gold certification
Upstate New York’s Farm Sanctuary is celebrating Thanksgiving early this year–and the guests of honor are turkeys! Each year the sanctuary promotes a cruelty-free Thanksgiving, encouraging animal lovers to adopt a turkey instead of eating one. The tables
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Found in many of NYC’s parks, red clovers make a tasty brew with a soothing, sweet punch. According to the foragers at Nona Brooklyn, the red clover is medicinally known to cure respiratory ailments and skin conditions, including eczema.
Sustainable homes often feature high-tech bells and whistles but John Grzibowski’s clever house relies on the power of nature to keep it green. Located in Newburgh, NY, about an hour-and-a-half from NYC, the DIY earth-sheltered home strategically uses the
New York-based ODA Architecture’s long delayed cubic building looks like it might finally get off the ground. The project has been stalled for six years, but the crazy cantilevered apartment complex may have finally found a future home in Williamsburg.
INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take?
Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized.
INHABITAT: When you were thinking about the furniture, did you search for new items or rearrange what you had?
The Kolonihavehus structure made its debut a few years ago in Copenhagen, where Fruin built the installation in front of the Royal Danish Library. Fruin is known for his talent in converting reclaimed materials into brilliant art installations and the Kolonihavehus
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The circa-1884 landmark building was a former soap warehouse, designed by architect George B. DaCunha in the Romanesque Revival style. Its large timber columns rise like trees to meet 16-foot beam ceilings, while brick lines
The first home we toured was the work of architect Andrew Franz, who is known for his vibrant, nature-filled residences. The newly renovated apartment is situated inside one of Manhattan’s longest standing structures, a circa-1884 landmark building that
High Line lovers in NYC will soon have a new elevated park to enjoy if the QueensWay, a green space proposed for an abandoned railroad track in Queens, comes to fruition. The project got one step closer to its goal this week when it unveiled a blueprint for
The historic, three-story Harlem townhouse was a rugged brick-walled structure originally built in 1909. From the very beginning, Alysia and David were in love with the space and hands-on with a green vision for the construction. They aimed to employ ecologically-conscious
It looks like Brooklyn’s favorite bouncy bridge has just been bounced out of commission. Although the zigzagging Squibb Park Bridge was intentionally designed to spring up and down under pedestrian weight, the timber structure was closed after park staff
Gifford’s Forest is part of Kathleen Vance’s “Traveling Landscapes” series of nature vignettes enclosed in travel-worn suitcases.
Ten New York City artists donated works for the “Art for Trees” exhibit, and all of the pieces are currently for sale with
Wednesday, October 1: Building of the Day: The Public Theater at Astor Place, 12:00pm
Tour this important New York City landmark and learn about Ennead Architects’ ongoing redesign and restoration. Register here.
Thursday, October 2: Josep Gomez
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