Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

Bronx Box Prefab Turns a Narrow Lot into a Home with Breathtaking Bay Views

The Bronx Box replaced an older bungalow home on the waterfront of the Eastchester Bay. With views of the water and the Throgs Neck Bridge, the two story, 1,816 sq ft home sits on a narrow lot with set-back, height and flood plane requirements. The resulting

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LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

DUNE CO-HABITAT combines ecological design into a public and semi-public open space network to create an environment for people and marine life to coexist. To protect the community from a storm surge, the designers created a series of floodable platforms and

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SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

SuralArk: Giant Ark Coming to Queens to Raise Climate Change Awareness

A modern-day Noah’s Ark will be coming to Astoria’s Socrates Sculpture Park this summer. While it won’t house animals or humans like its biblical counterpart, the hope is that the massive boat sculpture will get visitors thinking about the realities of

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TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

TONIGHT: Cities by Water: Solutions from Copenhagen and New York Discussion at the Center for Architecture

The mass destruction caused by Hurricane Sandy was unprecedented for many New Yorkers, but serious floods are nothing new for cities like Copenhagen. In order to open up a dialogue about important lessons we can learn from Copenhagen’s experience, the Consulate

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A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

A 38-Foot-Tall Hill of Slides is Coming Soon to Governors Island Park!

Things are sliding (literally) into place at the new Governors Island Park. Construction workers are working on erecting a 38-foot-tall hill that will eventually be covered with slides. Called Slide Hill, the play area will be just one of four themed waterfront

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Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of applications. Most of the apartments feature 18-foot ceilings met with glass

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Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

Help Students Petition for Pedestrian and Bike Lanes on the Rockaway Freeway

A group of students in Far Rockaway want to make a section of the Rockaway Freeway safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and they need your help to do it. Youngsters from the Rockaway Waterfront Alliance after-school program have posted a petition asking Mayor

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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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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

New York City got a new Parks Commissioner on Friday, just in time for spring. Mayor de Blasio made the official announcement at Seward Park on the Lower East Side and congratulated Mitchell Silver on his new role. Silver will leave his current job as the

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Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

Bronx River Alliance Getting a New Vine-Lined River House on the Waterfront

“It’s very exciting to know that we will be able to be located right on the Bronx River, right along the heart of the Bronx River Greenway,” Linda Cox, the group’s executive director, said to the NY Daily News. “It’s one more way for [the community]

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Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

Could Present Architecture’s Green Loop Composting Park Concept Be the Future of NYC Sanitation?

The new Green Loop facilities would be built on top of artificial islands connected to the boroughs via jetties. The concept hub stations would have street level compost centers with elevated public parks planted on top. These composting parks could process

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NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Last week, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Two Trees’ $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan in Williamsburg. The rather controversial project calls for the transformation of the old sugar refinery site

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Don’t Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

Don’t Forget to Apply for NYC Green Roof Tax Abatement by March 15th

The deadline to apply for NYC’s green roof tax abatement program is approaching fast. The Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition recently reminded us that applications must be in by March 15, 2014. New legislation also raised the abatement

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 is on track to wrap up construction by this spring, and visitors will soon be able to enjoy exciting amenities including a new roller rink. When complete, the newly renovated five-acre pier’s marquee attraction will be

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6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Hiding a Secret Underground Portal
Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods. Brimming with beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets, and located just steps away from the waterfront, it’s no surprise

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New Billboard Asks Motorists to Oppose Controversial LG Office Tower in the Palisades

New Billboard Asks Motorists to Oppose Controversial LG Office Tower in the Palisades

The Protect the Palisades organization has taken a new approach to voicing its environmental concerns about LG building a new office tower in New Jersey. Motorists may have noticed the new billboard near 125th Street on the West Side Highway informing them

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NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes’ Seaport Tower

NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes’ Seaport Tower

Just two days ago, we reported that the old Fulton Fish Market was temporarily safe from being sacked but now it seems that all redevelopment plans are back on track. According to a new report by the Downtown Express, the city’s Economic Development Corporation

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Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

After an internet petition campaign voicing strong opposition to the razing of Lower Manhattan’s old Fulton Fish Market building to make way for a 50-story tower, it seems like the market may be safe, if only temporarily. The Tribeca Trib reports that

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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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Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Instead of being razed to make way for a 50-story hotel and condo tower, the historic Fulton Fish Market building could become home to the New Amsterdam Market, a neighborhood market offering fresh, local food to area residents. The grassroots operation

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Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

The first layer of the project would be a deep canal trench dug around Manhattan’s shoreline. The canal would be lined with shipping containers, filled with garbage, and hopefully sealed to prevent leaking. The team would sort the trash used, only depositing

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Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as trash. With the creation of each portrait, the artist draws parallels between

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NYC’s $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC’s $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

“Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and environmentally restorative,” reads the press release sent by Mathews Nielsen Landscape

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SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn’s First Brewpub

SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn’s First Brewpub

What proper brewpub would be complete without lamps made of old kegs?

Raven, a beer veteran who got his start two decades ago selling beer for Brooklyn Brewery, chose the old plastic bag factory in Greenpoint as the site for Dirck the Norseman because of

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East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

NYC boat lovers rejoice! It looks like the East River Ferry will continue to serve maritime commuters for at least another five years. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement that the ferry service, which was previously scheduled to end in June 2014, would

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