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Take a video tour of NYC’s first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Take a video tour of NYC’s first micro-unit building with apartments starting at $950 a month

Curious about the teeny-tiny, but much-anticipated My Micro NY apartments that start at $950 a month? The New York-based nARCHITECTS , who designed the modular micro apartments, have released a new video offering a sneak peak inside the 250 to 370 feet

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Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Compost your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Ray Villafane’s zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012.

Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are over? Bring them to the Pumpkin Smash! Hosted by the NYC Compost Project,

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You’re being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

You’re being watched: Commuters observed in the name of art as they move through Brookfield Place

New York-based performance artist and social choreographer, Ernesto Pujol has organized a social performance piece called 9-5.

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“There’s a choreographic beauty in the daily flow of commuters moving purposefully to their with

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DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

Originally published in October 2012

Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got foil, cardboard, felt, hot glue and a silver dress, you’re ready to rock

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Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Although the shared economy sector is nothing new, a new community sharing twist has just hit the NYC rental market. Thanks to a company called Common Living,

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Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

Art of Board’s recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy’s Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature recycled skateboard tiles, adorning Macy’s Young Men’s shop. The of

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Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

Cross country Citi Biker gets punched in the face for riding a bike

When New Yorker Jeffrey Tanenhaus set out on his trusty Citi Bike for an adventurous cross-country bike tour, his mission was to “inspire you to make some changes in your own life to gain a little more happiness or see the city in a new way.” as he set

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Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and – oh yeah – a 5 bedroom townhome

Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and – oh yeah – a 5 bedroom townhome

 

Brooks-Church’s home was renovated over several years using 99 percent reclaimed materials. The result is a funky eco-friendly dwelling, which was previously featured on Curbed and has become a showcase for his green contracting and Eco

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Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Plans for massive Essex Crossing market revealed

Developers of the massive Essex Crossing project slated for the Lower East Side have just revealed designs for a two-level market for Broome Street. Designed by SHoP Architects, the market will connect three of Essex Crossing’s sites along Broome The

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dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an important purpose: absorbing stormwater and helping plants filter it into to

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NJ Transit approves proposed Hudson River tunnel environmental study

NJ Transit approves proposed Hudson River tunnel environmental study

Last week, New Jersey Transit’s board decided to move forward with an environmental study to look into the feasibility of a new train tunnel under the Hudson River. The review, which could take up to three years to complete, is an essential part of a

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Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

Lowline Lab: Inside the beginnings of NYC’s first underground park

The magical underground green wonderland concept, the Low Line Park, is becoming a reality. Located just two blocks from the proposed future site, the Lowline Lab is a long-term open laboratory and technical exhibition that tests and showcases how to a

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Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Eerie children of the moss take over a gallery in Manhattan

Little green mean, the Moss People, have invaded the Upper East Side this month! Created by artist Kim Simonsson, the nearly-living sculptures have taken residence at Jason Jacques Gallery on East 73rd Street until the end of the month. The earthy of to

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Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

Escape to this tree house Airbnb getaway in the Adirondacks

The heated tree house retreat is perfect for reclaiming your relaxation at any time of the year. Clad in wood from the private 6 acres of forested area, the stilted abode lets you sleep amongst the tree boughs, protected by the forest canopy. A spiral a

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Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA’s “Train of Many Colors” this weekend

Cheer the Mets to victory by riding the MTA’s “Train of Many Colors” this weekend

MTA New York City Transit’s “Train of Many Colors” will be rolling out to Mets-Willets Point this weekend carrying hundreds of fans on their way to root the Mets to victory over the Chicago Cubs. The strictly old-school, 11-car Flushing Line is

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East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

East Harlem celebrates opening of vibrant LEED Gold-seeking Center for Living and Learning

Located at Washington Houses, the 143,000-square-foot multifamily development comprises 88 affordable housing units, a 54,000-square-foot home for the DREAM Charter School, and 6,000-square-feet of office space for the non-profit Harlem RBI. The East a

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JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue’s blue potato farm sprouts at JFK airport

JetBlue Airways is opening its own farm, just outside Terminal 5.
The 24,000-square-foot farm will feature 3,000 crates of blue potato plants as well as 2,000 herbs and a variety of produce like arugula, beets, mint and basil.

Created with support a

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Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Rafael Viñoly volunteers to design Tribeca’s Pier 26 marine education facility for free

Right now, Pier 26 in Tribeca doesn’t look like much. Literally. The blank canvas of concrete on the Hudson River between North Moore and Hubert streets has been torturing locals for years, as plans to construct a marine education center have stalled

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Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

Mayor de Blasio doubles funding for NYC community parks

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“Every New Yorker deserves access to clean, safe green spaces, no matter what neighborhood they live in. By doubling our investment in historically underserved neighborhood parks, we are significantly improving the quality of life of and 3

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Would you walk this 5,000-foot-long bridge from New Jersey to New York?

Would you walk this 5,000-foot-long bridge from New Jersey to New York?

Shane partnered with NJ-based architect Jeff Jordan to create a design that would serve pedestrians and cyclists alike, offering a car-free route over the Hudson River, from Jersey City to Battery Park City. The concept for the multi-level bridge from a

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You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

The long-awaited Lowline Lab will soon be open to the public! As a precursor to the Lowline park, which promises to be the first underground park in NYC, if not the world, the Lab will open its doors on Saturday, October 17 at noon. Visitors will step a

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Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Just when you think NYC couldn’t possibly fit yet another luxury condo in its parameters, bam! The former Brillo factory located in DUMBO will be turned into 15 swanky condo units. The project is a collaboration between New York-based architecture Gil

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SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

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What inspired you to start when I

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High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

A proposed park for the Bronx could take over a run-down area along a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks soon, if the mayor okays the plan. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr is backing the proposal, calling for Mayor de Blasio to grant his to an a

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‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

If you’re walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation, “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cool Plant”. As part of an initiative

Created by Chicago environmentalist Wendy Abrams

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Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

A public forum tonight, October 6, will be the last chance for residents to weigh in on the city’s ambitious plan to create a flood barrier along the East River. The meeting will be held at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt St., starting at 6 PM local

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Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture has built a

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For the upcoming Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot, Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture will design and construct a sukkah

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Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain plans to open a major food market at Pier 57, which developers hope will draw in some 20,000 visitors a day once it opens. At 155,000 square feet, Bourdain Market will be the largest in the city, dwarfing other major food vendors by The

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9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

Archtober is here!

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Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York’s Shinnecock Nation

Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York’s Shinnecock Nation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Shinnecock Nation today in order to kick off Tribal Solarthon. The two-week event, organized by Grid Alternative, is part of the current administration’s commitment to encourage clean energy a

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Zaha Hadid launches her High Line-hugging, LEED-seeking 520 West 28th Street residences

Zaha Hadid launches her High Line-hugging, LEED-seeking 520 West 28th Street residences

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Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC’s fight against climate change

Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC’s fight against climate change

Mayor Bill de Blasio http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/de-blasio/ announced yesterday his proposal that NYC’s pension funds divest from coal. This marks the most recent development in the mayor’s commitment to fighting climate change, which involves a an

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De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

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Rooftop aquaponic ‘Farmlab’ uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Rooftop aquaponic ‘Farmlab’ uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights–literally. Hidden away on a Johnson Avenue warehouse rooftop between Bushwick and East Williamsburg, Edenworks’s custom-designed aquaponic growing system (a.k.a. Farmlab) is able to grow lush greens in a compact, 800-square-foot space. In stark contrast to the concrete jungle found outside, the indoor roof space is filled with a lush garden installed atop a tiered structure that features tanks full of tilapia fish.

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Spectra’s plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

Spectra’s plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

A statewide ban on fracking, enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo last December, protects the land and residents of New York from the dangerous practice of extracting natural gas through drilling. However, the law doesn’t explicitly prohibit transporting

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Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse’s backyard oasis

Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse’s backyard oasis

As much as we love writing about treehouses in rural areas, the fact that there’s such a dearth of them in the big city is a bit disappointing. That’s why we were so delighted to come upon this Fort Greene townhouse that fulfills our urban treehouse desires with an oasis-like backyard and roomy wooden perch amidst the leaves.

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Park + Garden offers green luxury apartments just minutes outside of Manhattan

Park + Garden offers green luxury apartments just minutes outside of Manhattan

Just minutes away from NYC in Hoboken, Bijou Properties just opened its latest sustainable residential development. The Park + Garden is an upscale apartment building with 212 units, which is probably not a coincidence, given NYC’s area code. Over 30

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NYC pizzerias making ‘Pope Pizzas’ for papal visit

NYC pizzerias making ‘Pope Pizzas’ for papal visit

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Russel Wright’s historic woodland sanctuary reflects the splendor of its surroundings

Russel Wright’s historic woodland sanctuary reflects the splendor of its surroundings

Travel 50 miles north of New York City and you will find the purest refuge from the grit and grime; a home where all notions of city vanish from consciousness. That was the intention of American Industrial designer Russel Wright when he built the home

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

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