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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HWKN Flips Holy Tabernacle 90 Degrees to Fit into Manhattan's Dense Skyline

HWKN Flips Holy Tabernacle 90 Degrees to Fit into Manhattan's Dense Skyline

When asked to design a building in Manhattan following the plans laid out for the Holy Tabernacle in the Torah, Hollwich Kushner (HWKN) faced one major obstacle - space. Unphased by the…

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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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DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

DIY: How to Make an Iconic Chrysler Building Halloween Costume

  Originally published in October 2012 New York City may have just been battered by one of the worst storms in East Coast history, but the Big Apple continues to prove…

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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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