MTA Announces Expansion of

MTA Announces Expansion of "Bus Time" Program to Let Commuters Track Buses in Real Time

Here's some great news for New Yorkers who commute by bus. The MTA just announced the expansion of MTA Bus Time, a program that lets you track your bus in real time and see exactly…

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Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

Mobile Pop-Up Shop Kit Transforms Vacant Storefronts into Instant Community Hubs

An eclectic team of architects, designers, urban planners and filmmakers are giving new life to vacant storefronts on the Lower East Side with their ready-made kit of furnishings stored…

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Construction Begins on Casing for Flood-Proof Amtrak Tunnel Under Hudson Yards

Construction Begins on Casing for Flood-Proof Amtrak Tunnel Under Hudson Yards

The government shutdown hasn't affected rail travel as of yet, and in fact, an important project to prevent future hurricanes from inflicting the kind of flooding damage that Superstorm…

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The Hester Street Fair Finds an Indoor Home at the New Museum (and it Opens Today!)

The Hester Street Fair Finds an Indoor Home at the New Museum (and it Opens Today!)

We’re big fans of the Hester Street Fair, so we were absolutely ecstatic to hear that it's found a new indoor home at The New Museum. Rechristened the Hester Street Café, the indoor…

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Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

Van Alen Institute Announces Collective-LOK as Ground/Work Competition Winner

“Collective–LOK’s proposal, entitled "Screen Play", presents a highly flexible space utilizing a subtle interplay of surfaces and screens to allow for the diverse range of uses…

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Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

In a huge win for the sharing economy in New York City, Airbnb announced an important legal victory this week for those who rent out their spare rooms using the online platform. In May,…

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The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

Xero Flor added greenery to the 21st floor east, 21st floor west, 25th floor northwest and the 30th floor west of the Empire State Building. Tenants on the 21st floor can enjoy their…

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Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

The cavernous interior of the Armory’s Drill Hall was taken over on Saturday by Situ’s installation. The multi-piece design was interwoven in and around the hall’s existing cable…

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Booming Skunk Population is Causing a Stink in Upper Manhattan

Booming Skunk Population is Causing a Stink in Upper Manhattan

Upper Manhattan's skunk infestation is starting to really cause a stink. According to Washington Heights and Inwood residents, the black and white critters were first spotted around…

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Top Dutch Designers Transform the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge into a Bright, Open Space

Top Dutch Designers Transform the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge into a Bright, Open Space

To create the large, airy lounge, one of the design’s most significant alterations was the removal of the mezzanine. This allowed the design team to restore the open character of the…

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Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

There's no question that NYC will be buzzing next month with countless Archtober events. But here at Inhabitat we're especially excited for the arrival of World Architecture Day! The…

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Rogue Bike Lanes Pop Up in Midtown Manhattan

Rogue Bike Lanes Pop Up in Midtown Manhattan

Without proper bike lanes, the simple act of riding can become a life-threatening affair. That's why a group of rogue bicycling activists who call themselves "Right of Way" have taken…

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PHOTOS: Pop-Up Sheep Meadow Takes Over an NYC Gas Station

PHOTOS: Pop-Up Sheep Meadow Takes Over an NYC Gas Station

Lalanne’s beautiful pop-up meadow is enclosed by a classic white fence, bringing a sense of the serene countryside to the bustling Chelsea Arts District. The green expanse begins at…

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See BMX Legend Tyrone Williams Use a Citi Bike To Perform Epic Tricks

See BMX Legend Tyrone Williams Use a Citi Bike To Perform Epic Tricks

While Citi Bikes have given thousands of New Yorkers a clean and green way of getting around NYC, they're not exactly known for their speed or agility. That is, of course, unless…

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New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes - Like an Andy Warhol Museum - Are Coming to the Lower East Side

New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes - Like an Andy Warhol Museum - Are Coming to the Lower East Side

Perhaps the biggest addition to come out of this large-scale project will be the new Essex Crossing, which will replace the old Essex Street Market. The market will relocate across…

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Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison’s massive New York steam system is in the process of undergoing a green conversion. For the last six months, Con Ed workers have been toiling away to retrofit a…

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See NYC's Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell's CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

See NYC's Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell's CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

Want to know how NYC's finest live it up in the Big Apple? Join us for the third annual CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours hosted by Dwell and New York Magazine! Visit a…

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SHoP Architects Designs a Super-Skinny

SHoP Architects Designs a Super-Skinny "Stairway to Heaven" Skyscraper for Midtown NYC

SHoP Architects recently unveiled their skinniest design yet, a 1,350-ft.-tall skyscraper measuring a mere 42 ft. across. The razor-thin high-rise is destined for a plot of land on…

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12 Years After 9/11 the New World Trade Center Finally Takes Shape

12 Years After 9/11 the New World Trade Center Finally Takes Shape

For years the World Trade Center site remained empty as hallowed ground and a reminder of the worst terrorist attack in America. Over time the site transformed into a symbol of…

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Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

Beautiful Field of Flowers Sprouts on Green Roof of Unassuming Maintenance Building

The green roofed maintenance building is located at 17 Pitt Street on Manhattan's Lower East Side, away from the hubbub of Essex Street, which is probably why we never noticed it…

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Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

Van Alen Institute Selects Three Finalists in Their Ground/Work Storefront Redesign Competition

In mid-2014, VAI will do away with the vibrant, yellow, stadium-style bleachers that once distinctively marked the pop-up exhibition space in exchange for a newly imagined interior and…

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9/11 Tribute in Light Will Illuminate Lower Manhattan Once Again on September 11, 2013

9/11 Tribute in Light Will Illuminate Lower Manhattan Once Again on September 11, 2013

This Wednesday will mark the twelfth anniversary of the tragic September 11th, 2001 attacks that changed New York forever. To pay homage to those who lost their lives in the unthinkable…

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against…

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Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Are NYC Bike Lanes Actually Helping Cars Move Faster?

Opponents of bike lanes in New York City have argued that they take room away from cars and slow traffic down, but a new report is showing the opposite. The study, released by NYC's…

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PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

PHOTOS: Jaehyo Lee's LOTUS Sculpture Brings a Whirlwind of Wood to Union Square

Presented by the Cynthia Reeves Project, NYC Parks & Recreation and the Union Square Partnership, the sculpture marks the second project presented by the gallery. Lee’s work was…

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