NYC's Flood-Protecting Seaport City Project Selects Netherlands' Arcadis as Feasibility Consultant

NYC's Flood-Protecting Seaport City Project Selects Netherlands' Arcadis as Feasibility Consultant

It’s been a few months since former Mayor Michael Bloomberg unveiled the ambitious Seaport City plan to build a new, flood-resistant neighborhood along the lower eastern edge of…

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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…

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Brooke Shields' Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Halloween Costume is a Must-See

Brooke Shields' Bizarre and Wonderful Citi Bike Halloween Costume is a Must-See

As far as we're concerned, Brooke Shields pretty much won Halloween this year with her amazingly bizarre and wonderful Citi Bike costume! For her one-of-a-kind getup, the actress…

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Massive 3D-Modeled Sculptures Rise Over Columbus Circle (PHOTOS)

Massive 3D-Modeled Sculptures Rise Over Columbus Circle (PHOTOS)

For the exhibition, curator Ron Labaco pulled together a collection of 150 works by artists who use 3D technology in their production or design, including Rees and Dupont, who also have…

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MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

MTA to Add Flood Barriers to Its Lower Manhattan Headquarters Building

In an effort to increase resiliency against future Hurricane Sandy-like storms, NYC's Metropolitan Transportation Authority will be fortifying its Lower Manhattan headquarters…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don't forget to take a break from trick-or-treating tonight to catch the Empire State Building's special Halloween LED light show. Tonight's event will mark the third time the Empire…

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First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public (PHOTOS)

"To enable construction of this pedestrian passageway, portions of the World Trade Center's slurry walls were removed (at this location), and portions of the Hudson River Bulkhead wall…

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Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Walkway Opens in Lower Manhattan

Santiago Calatrava's World Trade Center Walkway Opens in Lower Manhattan

A portion of Santiago Calatrava’s $4 billion World Trade Center PATH station is now open. Starting this week, pedestrians will be able to walk through the WTC West Concourse linking…

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PHOTOS: Museum of Art and Design Presents World's First Large-Scale Exhibition on 3D-Tech Art

PHOTOS: Museum of Art and Design Presents World's First Large-Scale Exhibition on 3D-Tech Art

The Out of Hand collection includes revolutionary pieces by design and art masters such as Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones and Anish Kapoor that date back to the…

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BLACKBODY Opens World's First OLED Showroom in New York City (PHOTOS)

BLACKBODY Opens World's First OLED Showroom in New York City (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, the company derives its name from the scientific term "black body," which refers to an idealized physical body that absorbs all incident electromagnetic…

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Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters is a first-hand account of what New Yorkers went through when Sandy hit just one year ago. Visitors will take a journey through the superstorm by traveling through six…

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Starbucks Bets on Tea, Opens Teavana Tea Bar in New York City

Starbucks Bets on Tea, Opens Teavana Tea Bar in New York City

The charcoal effect of the store's wood was achieved right in NYC, and Liz Muller, Director of Starbucks' global concept design even helped out in the process herself. Starbucks,…

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Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

Inflato Classroom in a Dumpster Could Be Coming to NYC with NYCDUB Kickstarter Funding

If funded, the dumpster learning center will inform and educate New Yorkers about their neighborhoods. For starters, the inflatable roof could be used as a projector screen to show…

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After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

Did you know that construction on a massive water tunnel has been going on beneath the city since 1969? Mayor Bloomberg announced the completion of the Manhattan portion of the…

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Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

It’s skinny, it's taller than the Empire State Building and it’s coming to Midtown. SHoP Architects’ super-slim, 1,350-foot-tall tower just got the “ok, you can build…

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Get FREE TICKETS to Over 20 Movie Screenings at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival This Weekend

Get FREE TICKETS to Over 20 Movie Screenings at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival This Weekend

ATTENTION NYC ANIMAL LOVERS! If you're looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend or an impressive place to bring a fellow wildlife enthusiast, check this out. The…

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Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Stunning New Pier 17 Renderings Show a Public Green Roof for South Street Seaport

Last night's event celebrated the ceremonial groundbreaking of the project, but without any actual ground to break, the developers and the designers from SHoP Architects simply threw…

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The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Brings a Celebration of Animals and Biodiversity to NYC

The Wildlife Conservation Film Festival Brings a Celebration of Animals and Biodiversity to NYC

Barbara Roberts has been caring for sick, injured and underweight hedgehogs for the past 22 years. The short film Mother of All Hedgehogs highlights Roberts’ efforts with the adorable…

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Hevo Power's Wireless EV Chargers Disguised as Manholes Are Coming to NYC

Hevo Power's Wireless EV Chargers Disguised as Manholes Are Coming to NYC

One of the biggest problems with re-charging an electric vehicle is that fact that you need to first find a charging unit and then be able to plug your EV into it. Luckily,…

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Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

Practical Utopias: Exploration of Asian Mega-Buildings and Urbanism Comes to NYC's Center for Architecture

If you read Inhabitat on the regular, you've probably heard about Archtober, but did you know that the month-long celebration of architecture extends far beyond the borders of New York…

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you're a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to…

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These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

Photo via Shutterstock If you've been saving your pennies for a chance to dine at Per Se, Daniel or Gramercy Tavern, it might be disheartening to learn that a group of NYC chickens…

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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…

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Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Plan Shot Down by NY Supreme Court

Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow Plan Shot Down by NY Supreme Court

If you were looking forward to seeing New York get a completely new line of hybrid cabs in the coming months, get ready for some disappointment. Justice Shlomo Hagler of the state…

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Banksy Transforms an Old Delivery Truck into a

Banksy Transforms an Old Delivery Truck into a "Mobile Waterfall" and Green Paradise

Famously anonymous British street artist Banksy has set up shop in NYC for the month of October, and is already making waves in the art world with his curious “Mobile…

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