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Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

Lissoni Architects envision fantastical submerged island aquarium in East River

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“Having the water level define the starting point of the project, the site is excavated to become a spacious and innovative water basin,” said Lissoni’s team.

“Our project creates a dynamic system that interacts with its surroundings, to

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Modular Cricket Shelter grows edible insects in Brooklyn

Modular Cricket Shelter grows edible insects in Brooklyn

While many Americans might squirm at the thought of eating crickets, over two billion people eat insects everyday. Unlike conventional livestock, these locally harvested crickets do not require immense amounts of water or space to produce a large amount

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NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

NYC unveils new storm-resilient dock designs for Citywide Ferry Service

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Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Secret section of Central Park opens to visitors after years of being fenced off

Related: Recently unearthed evidence indicates that Central Park may have come close to not existing

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+ Hallett Nature Sanctuary

Via NY Times

Images by Mario Burger and Central Park NYC

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Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

Impending L train shutdown could make way for gondola over East River

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“It’s not going to be easy to get [it done] but it’s certainly not impossible,” he said, adding that in London, a similar gondola system went up on a time crunch before the Olympics in 2012. “It’s certainly well within reach.”

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Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Google will be anchor tenant at Superpier shipping container complex at Pier 57

Related: SuperPier Gearing Up for Renovation into NYC’s Premier Shipping Container Anti-Mall

“Google’s growth is an incredible New York success story, and today we start writing the next chapter. This is a spectacular addition to Hudson

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What is this mysterious micro-cabin doing in the middle of NYC streets?

What is this mysterious micro-cabin doing in the middle of NYC streets?

The idea for Smökers was sparked when Riegelman took notice of the ubiquitous white-and-orange plastic steam stacks. The cones reminded the artist of his childhood fascination with Räuchermann, traditional German incense-smoking structures typically A

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Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

Free feast in Union Square tomorrow to feed 5,000 with food that would otherwise go to waste

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Images via U.S. Department of Agriculture on Flickr and Wikimedia Commons

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NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

NYC adopts controversial 5-cent plastic bag fee to support city’s zero waste goal

Just a few days after gaining Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support, a five-cent fee on single-use plastic bags has been approved by the NYC City Council. The law will require business owners to charge a fee for each plastic bag customers use, in an attempt

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BKLYN Designs: Brooklyn’s hottest home furnishings and design festival opens today

BKLYN Designs: Brooklyn’s hottest home furnishings and design festival opens today

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Herd of hungry goats will eat their way through Prospect Park as part of cleanup

Herd of hungry goats will eat their way through Prospect Park as part of cleanup

“They’re a bit like children,” said Mr. Cihanek, a goat herder and the tribe’s owner. “They will eat their favorite foods first, and one of their top foods is poison ivy. They love it.”
Not only is it an ecological approach to restore the

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Bill de Blasio says he’ll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

Bill de Blasio says he’ll support a plastic bag fee to cut down on the 9 billion bags used annually in NYC

New York City could be the next American city in line to institute a plastic bag ‘tax’ on single-use grocery bags. Mayor Bill de Blasio suggest this week that he’d support a five-cent fee, as outlined in a proposed bill endorsed by City Council up

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Mouthwatering edible pizza box is waste-free because you eat it

Mouthwatering edible pizza box is waste-free because you eat it

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$40

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JDS and SHoP unveil renderings for soaring 77-story residential tower on Lower East Side

JDS and SHoP unveil renderings for soaring 77-story residential tower on Lower East Side

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AeroFarms is building the world’s largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan

AeroFarms is building the world’s largest indoor vertical farm just 45 mins from Manhattan

AeroFarms broke ground last summer in Newark on what they are planning to be the world’s largest indoor vertical farm, as well as the company’s new headquarters. Using large scale aeroponics systems with a nutrient-filled mist and LED growing lamps,

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Coveted corner units will make up 80 percent of ODA’s Jenga-like Williamsburg towers

Coveted corner units will make up 80 percent of ODA’s Jenga-like Williamsburg towers

Located on the East River waterfront, 416-420 Kent will bring quality urban living to a post-industrial area that’s seeing a recent surge in redevelopment and reclamation. The 800,000-square-foot development comprises three 22-floor towers; over 80% a

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Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

Secret art in abandoned subway tunnel makes statement about gun violence

Related: Chuck Close and Sarah Sze to Create Site-Specific Artwork for Second Avenue Subway

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Via Curbed NY

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A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

A new Passive House residential tower is coming to the Bronx

Like most of Bronx area, the Mott Haven neighborhood is becoming a magnet for new construction projects. However, Mott Haven is soon to stand out in terms of green design thanks to a new passive residential tower slated to begin construction on the of

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Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

Here at Inhabitat, we love showing off amazing tiny homes throughout the city, especially when they are up for sale. Curbed reported that a micro bungalow currently on the market is bringing the tiny house crazy to Brooklyn, but we’re not so sure With

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Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

Pier 55 elevated island park finally gets the go-ahead for construction

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Via DNAinfo

Images via Pier55, Inc. and Heatherwick Studio, Renders by Luxigon

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Working out at this trippy LED gym is like stepping into a video game

Working out at this trippy LED gym is like stepping into a video game

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Modern glass addition brings light and nature into a Fort Greene row home

Modern glass addition brings light and nature into a Fort Greene row home

Framed with wood and steel, the glass box sits against the original backyard wall. The framing forms a lattice-like structure with angled transparent and translucent glass arranged. Large, angled transparent glass planes pivot open. These window allow a

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Help make NYC’s first floating pedestrian bridge a reality

Help make NYC’s first floating pedestrian bridge a reality

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Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

Could a vertical park with a giant ball pit make Times Square more livable?

The Vertical Times project evolved out of a discussion about how to insert public functions into a land-scarce space, such as Times Square, that would also increase the livability of the urban environment. The architects’ solution combined two main a

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Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Mayor announces new energy efficiency initiatives to further reduce NYC greenhouse gas emissions

Related: Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

“Cities that lead on climate, lead on buildings,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “We’ve set bold goals as we take on climate change and a clear path to meet

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Playful retro-inspired makeover injects personality into a 1980s East Hampton home

Playful retro-inspired makeover injects personality into a 1980s East Hampton home

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NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

NYC’s first passive apartment building set to open next month

Related: Construction on Greenpoint’s passive house project moves forward

Perch Harlem is slated to be completed by May 2106, while they are also planning to build another one in Brooklyn in the near future.

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Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces that NYC solar power usage has tripled since 2014

Talk about sunny news! Mayor de Blasio has announced that solar power in NYC has tripled since early 2014. Specifically, over the last two years, the solar capacity installed in NYC has tripled combining both private and public installations, the city’s

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan for increased sustainability, the city is now accepting proposals a

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Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Giant blooming bowl of flowers will attract bees and other pollinators to Socrates Sculpture Park

Related: Artist to install blooming Living Pyramid in Socrates Sculpture Park

“Landmark” will be displayed May 8 through Aug. 28.

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Meg Webster

Via DNAinfo

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Local residents vote for ‘Lake Mess Monster’ to clean up Prospect Park’s scummy lake

Local residents vote for ‘Lake Mess Monster’ to clean up Prospect Park’s scummy lake

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Related: Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

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Via DNAinfo

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Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Beloved Chinatown hawk dies after ingesting rat poison in nearby park

Manhattan residents are mourning the loss of a beloved local hawk, who died last month after ingesting rat poison. The female hawk nested atop an air conditioning unit on the Health Department building on Worth Street in Chinatown and is believed to a a

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PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

PsychoBarn: Artist Cornelia Parker plops a Hitchcock-inspired house atop the Met Museum (VIDEO)

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Eco-friendly timber home glows like a lantern in the Hudson Valley

Eco-friendly timber home glows like a lantern in the Hudson Valley

Clad in timber with a muted color palette, the Lantern Ridge House easily camouflages into the dense forest landscape. The U-shaped structure is carefully sited to optimize views of both the sunrise and sunset. Near full-height windows bring in generous

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NASA science-backed LED light bulbs help you fall asleep at night and stay alert during the day

NASA science-backed LED light bulbs help you fall asleep at night and stay alert during the day

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Most of us grew up thinking of

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Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

Thousands of LED-laced pigeons will light up the Brooklyn sky next month

New York City is full of pigeons and full of art, but rarely—if ever—do the two intersect. One artist is giving a thousand of the flying critters a chance to shine, with the help of tiny LED backpacks. Each weekend between May 7 and June 12, artist

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PHOTOS: 4-story-tall inflatable bunnies set to hop into downtown Manhattan this weekend

PHOTOS: 4-story-tall inflatable bunnies set to hop into downtown Manhattan this weekend

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Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs needed to take care of Sixth Avenue micro gardens

Green thumbs wanted!

“We are really happy that the DOT found a way to implement a pedestrian refuge, and we think these micro-gardens make a huge difference in the bike and pedestrian experience,” Berthet said. “This is good for Brooklyn

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North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

North America’s largest outdoor bouldering gym set to open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

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Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

Ambitious Brooklynite builds her own tiny home inside of a Crown Heights warehouse

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Via NY Times

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