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50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman’s Ceiling

50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman’s Ceiling

Frieda Turkmenilli wasn’t too perturbed when she noticed a few bees flying around her Queens apartment. However, other residents living in the Elmhurst building were a bit more wary of the buzzing tenants and informed the property manager. Upon closer

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7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

Wolfson began recreating his beloved New York scenes in the 1980s, when the city was a much different place. Born and raised in the city, the artist decided to recreate scenes he experienced wandering around New York meticulously by hand using traditional

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Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Each home in Hudson Woods is set on a large lot within the development’s expansive 131-acre site, allowing for exquisite views of the surrounding Catskills Mountains. Guided by a sustainable landscape architect and forester, the homes were built into the area’s

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VIDEO: IKEA’s Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

VIDEO: IKEA’s Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

Buying new furniture can be a big commitment, especially given the cost and energy associated with shipping and setting up a large piece. What happens if you go through all of the pains of getting a new couch, table or wardrobe to your house, only to see that

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Only Two Weeks Left to See “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile” at MCNY

Only Two Weeks Left to See “Palaces for the People: Guastavino and the Art of Structural Tile” at MCNY

Palaces for the People is a compact exhibition that includes the original architectural drawings, artifacts, contemporary color images and historic photographs of Rafael Guastavino Sr. and Jr. The gallery also includes tile fragments and a video installation

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So-Called “Ugliest House in Queens” is Actually an Eco-Friendly Breath of Fresh Air

So-Called “Ugliest House in Queens” is Actually an Eco-Friendly Breath of Fresh Air

After 2012’s Hurricane Sandy wreaked major havoc along the East Coast, Paino began sustainable renovations on his Long Island City home. Along with a number of passive home features, the renovation included the arduous task of raising the building three

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Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

The city will be buzzing September 8 – 14 as New York City honey week kicks off! Touted as the “Celebration of the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps,” the event is a citywide celebration of the insects that keep the world humming. To celebrate,

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Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway has not had the best luck as of late. The area is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and now a massive, underground gas pipeline is posing a new threat to residents. Al Jazeera America reports that the three-mile Rockaway Delivery

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A New Floating Library is Coming to NYC!

A New Floating Library is Coming to NYC!

Get out your reading glasses because a new floating library is coming to NYC next month! From September 6th to October 3rd, the Lilac Museum Steamship at Pier 25 will be transformed into a pop-up library on the water. Conceived by artist Beatrice Glow,

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8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

This Lower East Side apartment makes 432 sq. ft. of space go a long way with a few simple tricks. Clutter-free surfaces, bright pops of color on a neutral background and a mirrored wall that bounces back natural light back all make the studio appear larger

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See the Creative Way This Brooklyn Warehouse is Being Saved From Demolition

See the Creative Way This Brooklyn Warehouse is Being Saved From Demolition

Looks like we can add another Brooklyn warehouse to the saved local architecture list. Cayuga Capital Management has hopped on the adaptive reuse bandwagon by deciding to “restyle” an old warehouse at 79 Quay instead of completely demolishing the beautiful

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Citi Bike Unveils Slightly Less Confusing Kiosks Created by Design Students

Citi Bike Unveils Slightly Less Confusing Kiosks Created by Design Students

Citi Bike has announced that its kiosks will be getting a much-needed makeover thanks to a few first-year design students. Last year, the bike company participated in Jill Nussbaum’s Design in Public Spaces course, challenging MFA Interaction Design students

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A Disappointing Majority of New and Renovated NYC Buildings Are Energy-Inefficient

A Disappointing Majority of New and Renovated NYC Buildings Are Energy-Inefficient

Despite all of our efforts to make NYC greener with rooftop gardens, solar panels and wind turbines, the city at large is still terribly behind when it comes to energy efficiency. The Department of Buildings recently posted the results of a completed

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Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon’s Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon’s Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Originally constructed in 1841 by Alexander Jackson Davis, The Octagon was an island retreat that featured a beautiful rotunda with a ‘flying’ spiral staircase. Then in 1894, it was converted into the Metropolitan Hospital and used as an asylum until 1955

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Help Girls Dream Big by Making the Dream, Girl Movie a Reality

Help Girls Dream Big by Making the Dream, Girl Movie a Reality

We know the names and stories of male CEOs like Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, but what about female entrepreneurs? What do their lives look like? That’s exactly what filmmaker Erin Bagwell decided to find out in her new documentary Dream, Girl.

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Humans of New York Turns Its Lens on the Middle East in a Moving Series of New Portraits

Humans of New York Turns Its Lens on the Middle East in a Moving Series of New Portraits

The UN enlisted Stanton to help his followers gain a more global perspective, as well as to help bolster the Millennium Development Goals, a list seeking to better the world with humanitarian goals like halving extreme poverty rates and ending the spread of

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Tour Deke’s Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke’s Tiny Dumpster House from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke’s house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn’s, Deke’s place has a hand-crank mechanism that reveals a set of windows to bring daylight into the abode

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Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

The custom-designed wall bed can be flipped up to create a small open space that the resident uses for yoga, and the blue-tiled, spa-like bath is separated from the bedroom by an ingenious, floor-to-ceiling short wall of shallow drawers.

In the living room,

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This Dream Loft Home Used to be a 19th Century Schoolhouse

This Dream Loft Home Used to be a 19th Century Schoolhouse

The landmarked schoolhouse dates back to the 1880s and the developers made good use of the building’s original 16-foot vaulted ceilings. The living room is staggeringly large with tall windows draped with long flowing curtains. Adding to the rustic character

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Can You Spot All of the Symbolism in the New World Trade Center Logo?

Can You Spot All of the Symbolism in the New World Trade Center Logo?

Visitors to the 16-acre World Trade Center complex on Wednesday witnessed the site’s newest addition — a fresh logo that is part of a $3.57 million branding effort. Designed by Landor Associates, the new trademark consists of five bars representing the

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny Apartments

Have an awkward bit of space between your wall and a refrigerator or other appliance? Transform it into a slide-out utility drawer using a Laiva bookcase and some side panels!

A freestanding bar or countertop can divide up a small living space and add

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Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

Digging up the beach looking for buried treasure might sound like a fool’s errand, but it may not be as farfetched as you might think. The adventurous and generous duo behind the Twitter phenomenon @HiddenCash has reportedly hidden $2,500 in 38 Pez dispensers

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Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

Vacation in a Mini Cabin Inside of a Brooklyn Apartment

Chiao’s 800-square-foot loft is located in an old textile factory that’s been renovated into live-work spaces. The space has exposed brick walls and large floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the loft with light. Chiao wanted to maintain the openness of the

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Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

Growing Number of Whales and Sharks in NYC Indicate Cleaner Waters

While you might think Sharknado 2 would be your only chance to see a shark in New York City, sightings of large sea creatures in the area have actually increased this summer. So why are sharks and whales choosing to vacation around the city in lieu of swimming

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AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

AquaFence Barriers Pop Up in Manhattan to Protect Waterfront Homes Against Flooding

As New Yorkers wait on the implementation of the large-scale, disaster-resistant interventions promised by the city after Hurricane Sandy, others are skirting bureaucracy and taking measures into their own hands. As 6sqft reports, more and more owners of

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Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Grab Your Crew and Fight These 18-Foot-Tall Monster Weeds at Prospect Park

Giant monster weeds have invaded Prospect Park, and now the popular green space is looking for brave volunteers to help fight the infestation. The invasive plants, called phragmites, can grow up to 18 feet tall, and have been a bane on the park for years now,

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8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

The Underground Home Mystery

Hidden – or perhaps not – beneath one of Queens’s most popular parks, the Underground Home is a massive, 12,000-square-foot house that may or may not still be there. The subterranean residence was designed and built by businessman

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“Hipster Twister” Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

“Hipster Twister” Mini Tornado Stuns Park-Goers in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (VIDEO)

“Holy cow! No, don’t go in the middle,” yelled onlooker Michael Gambale as he shot this video of what looks like a mini tornado at McCarren Park this past Sunday. Park-goers at the popular green space in Williamsburg were stunned to see the little cyclone,

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Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees, the developer of the new complex, has promised to preserve relics from the

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Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Phone Dead? New CityCharge Stations Let You Juice Up with Solar Power

Developed and tested over the course of two years in a project collaboration between Bryant Park Corporation, Green Barrel Energy Inc., and Landscape Forms, CityCharge isn’t your run-of-the-mill solar charger. The design concept was engineered to consider

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14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Future Affordable Homes

14 Stunning Visions of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Future Affordable Homes

All the designs propose building two towers near Pier 6, which lies west of where Atlantic Avenue meets the BQE. The first high-rise would be situated at One Brooklyn Bridge Park and the city has permitted designers to draw up a 31-story tower with 290 apartments.

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for kids. DNAinfo reports that the Roundup brand of pesticide used by the Parks

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park Erects a Clever and Low-Tech Solution to Obnoxious Highway Road Noise

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a lovely place to escape the city and enjoy nature – except for one thing. Because the park is located right next to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, the sound and sight of cars and trucks was a constant detractor to the otherwise idyllic

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How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

How a Bite from This Tick is Turning Some People into Vegetarians

A tiny little tick is turning some meat lovers into vegetarians. It may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the strange occurrence has been documented across the United States, with more and more cases popping up on Long Island as the arachnid,

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We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

Nowacek developed her project ,called Citizen Bridge, as a means of creating a permanently free pedestrian route to Governors Island. While the major waterway between Brooklyn and the island is now a major route  for big rig freights, ferries and water taxis,

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How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

From bars to swimming pools to gardens, we’ve seen lots of things on NYC rooftops. But a World War I fighter plane? Now that’s a first. Those who work in the Financial District have probably walked by 77 Water Street without ever noticing the replica 1916

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VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

VIDEO: See How This Architect Maximized His 78-sq-ft Shoebox Apartment in NYC

Before living in the 78-square-foot apartment, Tyler actually inhabited a larger, 96-square-foot home but chose to downsize.

One of the best benefits of the studio is that you don’t even need an ottoman.

Would you be able to live in such a tiny space?

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out 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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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Just like the nearly decade-old Atlantic Yards plan, Pacific Park is envisioned as a 22-acre, mixed-use site anchored on one end by the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. COOKFOX has already begun design on two of the residential buildings: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue,

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VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

VIDEO: How to Make Velvety Avocado Ice Cream (Without an Ice Cream Maker)

YOU WILL NEED:
- 3 small, ripe avocados (mashed up)
- 1 1/2 cups of whole milk (you can also use coconut milk if you want to make the recipe vegan, but the texture will be a bit more grainy)
- 1 cup of heavy cream (you can also use coconut cream)
- 1/2

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