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Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Mets fans and Yankees fans now have one more reason not to get along. Fifty of New York’s Citi Bikes will be adorned with the Mets logo in a campaign supporting a month-long contest, announced Wednesday by Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson. The lucky

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Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park’s first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX’s new video

Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park’s first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX’s new video

550 Vanderbilt Avenue condos are up for sale. Designed by New York-based + COOKFOX Architects, the 17-story residential building is the first of four condominiums planned for 22 acre lot in Prospect Heights. The massive project, once completed will of 8

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Eat and drink at these fun floating bars and restaurants this summer

Eat and drink at these fun floating bars and restaurants this summer

THE WATER TABLE
If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head to The Water Table. Start off with the chilled cucumber soup, work your

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Could the world’s first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

Could the world’s first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

One company seeks to close the gap on the one thing you can’t do in New York City: swim in the river. +POOL is looking at a number of locations to install a floating, water-filtering pool that will make it possible to swim in cleaned up river water. a

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Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

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Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Sharon and her family have had a house in Garrison for since 1995. When this piece of land directly across the street from their property, on the Old Albany Post Road, came up for sale, Sharon purchased it to save it from development – without knowing

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Could cloning bring back Astoria’s beloved 100-year-old tree?

Could cloning bring back Astoria’s beloved 100-year-old tree?

Residents of 34th Street in Astoria have a tangible empty space where a beloved 100-year-old tree used to be. The Parks Department cut down the massive American Elm in March after it began showing signs of decay. Although the tree has been gone for is a

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Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Silverstein Properties has revealed a change to the design of 3 World Trade Center, which broke ground in 2013. Instead of being topped with towering masts, the roof of the building will be streamlined. This revision is in response to the reveal of the

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Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

2015 YAP competition, Andrés Jaque, BAC Engineering and Consultancy, clean water, COSMO, COSMO MoMA PS1, eco art, MoMA 2015 Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1, Office for Political Innovation, Warm Up summer music series, water issues, water poverty,

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Students celebrate earth-friendly lunches with a giant puppet show in Union Square

Students celebrate earth-friendly lunches with a giant puppet show in Union Square

Last month, six of the largest school districts in the U.S. – including schools in New York City – decided to switch away from polystyrene trays to earth-friendly compostable plates. The new eco-friendly plates have landed in many city schools, and to a

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One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

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Last week we brought you luxurious, sustainable homes in the Hamptons, but this week we’re in search of quirky dome homes across the New York state—particularly those that you can actually spend a night or two in. First on

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Skylit penthouse studio’s clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Skylit penthouse studio’s clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Less is sometimes more, especially in regards to one of our favorite topics- tiny living! This sunny adorable Brooklyn Heights penthouse studio that just went on the market is just that. Our friends at 6sqft posted this gem, which has a bevy of (meaning

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Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

lmhq, gensler, lower manhattan headquarters, lower manhattan, 150 broadway, ideapaint, NY Tech Meetup and NY Tech Council, downtown alliance, co working spaces nyc, nyc meeting spaces, nyc conference rooms, sustainable design, eco design, green design

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Andrés Jaque’s mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

Andrés Jaque’s mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1’s courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque’s giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year’s 2015 Young Architects Program Competition. Conceptualized by Jaque and his team

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Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

+ Metsä Wood

Metsä Wood, Michael Green, empire state building, modern constructions, architecture, wooden buildings, wooden constructions, wooden art, pre-fabricated building materials, Kerto LVL engineered wood panels, urban art, scale

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Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

For just a few days later this month, New Yorkers and visitors will have an opportunity to make a Kramer-style entrance into the apartment of Jerry Seinfeld. Sort of. A full-size recreation of Seinfeld’s Upper West Side apartment from the long-running

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design.

Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed Bright Blue “Wendy” Wins the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects HWKN’s

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Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa’s solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one’s bum.

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Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

The 25,500 sf of modulating landscaped rooftop which will include:

+ ODA Architecture

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NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

“Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard. That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks permanently car-free for the first time in more than a century will a

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

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Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

The Hamptons is a place synonymous with summer, beaches and luxury. And though luxury can sometimes bring on excess, more than a handful of New Yorkers have taken an eco-stance when it comes to building on Long Island’s pricey beaches. Take a look at

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“Ivory Crush” pulverizes one ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers

“Ivory Crush” pulverizes one ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers

Ivory Crush

+ Ivory Crush

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Eliot Spitzer unveils his new Williamsburg residential project with two rooftop pools and a waterfront park

Eliot Spitzer unveils his new Williamsburg residential project with two rooftop pools and a waterfront park

+ ODA Architecture

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NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

Highbridge Park

“The quality of the work is phenomenal,” said Ellen Macnow, a parks department official who has worked on the project, off and on, for 18 years. “We had inspections before the work began, and found mortar that had but It

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New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

Hallet’s Cove in Astoria will be home to a new ferry terminal, the New York City Economic Development Corp. announced June 4. The terminal is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s larger ferry expansion plan, and is slated for 2017. With the addition of be

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New ‘Coney Smorgasburg’ food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

New ‘Coney Smorgasburg’ food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

New York-based SG Blocks, designer of container-based structures, has started construction on a sustainable “pop-up summer food village” in Coney Island. The company is using 14 shipping containers to build a “Coney Smorgasbog” at the Coney Art The

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Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world’s first high-rise residential tower built according to Passive House (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous criteria for reducing a building’s greenhouse gas emissions. Passive a

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Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

F+P won the international competition to design the new building in 2012. You can view video of the winning proposal here. At this iconic Manhattan address, the tower will be divided vertically into three areas. The base of the tower will be integrated

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Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

lowline, Lowline Lab, lowline kickstarter, sustainable design, sustainable solar devices, lowline lab, underground park, subterranean park, lower east side, nyc community space, delancey street, solar energy, solar canopy, worlds first underground park,

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Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

Agnes Denes, art installation nyc, flower art, flower pyramid, flower sculpture, living art, Living Pyramid, park art, Public Art, pyramid of flowers, queens waterfront, Socrates Sculpture Park, urban art, long island city, astoria

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The Lowline Underground Park Initiative’s Kickstarter campaign is now live!

The Lowline Underground Park Initiative’s Kickstarter campaign is now live!

New Kickstarter campaign

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+ The Lowline

Images via Lowline Facebook

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity to transform into a programmable light installation with endless much

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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

https://vimeo.com/130206124

In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will symbolize the reintegration of neighborhoods shaken by the aftermath of to

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World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York collaborates with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Edible Geography, presenting a project titled Smog Tasting as a part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival on May 30th.
Smog Tasting street cart makes

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Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

Ben Serrota

“You’re being supported in areas you need to be supported,” said Serrota, whose bikes have been ridden in the Olympics, as well as National, European and World Championship titles.

Related: New Citi Bike app could let you

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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

 

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Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

+James Corner Field Operations

+ 60 Water

Via DNA Info

NYC architecture, DUMBO, James Corner Field Operations, 60 Water St. nyc high line, high line condos, rooftop terrace, green space, nyc green space, nyc condos, nyc real estate, nyc

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has just been announced as a collaborator on an under-construction new public space in New York.Dreyfus, who designed the permanent lighting installation running up the new Midtown condominium tower at 135 West as

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Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City’s current housing crisis. “There is a demonstrated need for so-called micro-housing — small

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