Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Theatre Restoration Project

Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Theatre Restoration Project

ACE plans to return the theater, which is located at 1025-1035 Flatbush Avenue, to its former glory as a classic 20th century movie palace and hopes it will become the centerpiece of a revitalized Flatbush. The restoration process, so far, has been a grueling

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Tamara Kostianovsky’s Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

Tamara Kostianovsky’s Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

We have become so desensitized to the actuality of meat that we often think of it like a textile - simply a material to be cut, trimmed, and stitched into the form we desire. Kostianovsky’s work takes that thought process one step further, recreating stark,

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The EcoCult Launch Party

The EcoCult Launch Party

EcoCult, the new site devoted to all things sustainable in the city, is throwing a launch party to remember on September 26th in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Mingle with green editors, bloggers, fashion designers, and other sustainable style leaders in the NYC

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What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What 5 Pointz looks like today.

This solution would of course require working around and inside of 5 Pointz’s existing facade and would likely be more complex than simply razing it to the ground and starting from scratch. But similar projects, like the

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Midtown Equities Chosen to Transform Abandoned DUMBO Warehouses into Vibrant New Community Space

Midtown Equities Chosen to Transform Abandoned DUMBO Warehouses into Vibrant New Community Space

Midtown Equities’ larger proposed building plan for the Empire Stores buildings includes nearly 80,000 square feet of new space for restaurant, retail, and event space with an additional 300,000 square feet of office space. Midtown also hopes to achieve

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group says the platform will top out at 17.5 feet in height, allowing for an elevated

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Climate Change May Actually Steer Future Superstorms Away from NYC But Flooding Remains an Issue

Climate Change May Actually Steer Future Superstorms Away from NYC But Flooding Remains an Issue

When Hurricane Sandy hit New York last October, it was considered a freak occurrence – a “one in 700 year event”. Now weather researchers say that another superstorm hitting the region is actually less likely to happen thanks to, of all things, climate

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Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC’s End of Summer Workshop

Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC’s End of Summer Workshop

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to fall into this weekend? Join Inhabitat at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn this Saturday and spend an afternoon creating an incredible chandelier from reclaimed materials. Cassidy Brush, the designer

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It’s been a long week full of rather sad news, so here’s a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q Church Avenue station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn were surprised

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Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Man Builds Geodesic Bucky Houseboat for Around $2,000

Michael Weekes’ “Pride of Buffalo” is a geodesic houseboat that he built himself for about $2,000. Made of plywood and recycled gallon storage containers, the domed boat has been floating in the Buffalo River as a beacon of sustainable living for locals

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New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged “Zombie” Trees

New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged “Zombie” Trees

The New York City Parks Department has announced that it will cut down 2,000 Hurricane Sandy-damaged trees this fall before these “zombie” trees can kill or injure pedestrians again. Although the super storm caused $10 billion in damages in NYC more than

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HONEY FEST 2013 Invites New Yorkers to Sample 100% Local NYC Honey

HONEY FEST 2013 Invites New Yorkers to Sample 100% Local NYC Honey

Exciting news for beelovers – Brooklyn Grange and Rockaway eatery Rippers are joining forces to throw the third annual NYC Honey Fest on September 7th! This super-sweet event is a celebration of urban beekeepers and bees from all around the city. Visitors

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The competition, which was organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools

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Coastal Areas of NYC Could Be Underwater If Another Sandy-Like Storm Hits in 2100, Say Projections

Coastal Areas of NYC Could Be Underwater If Another Sandy-Like Storm Hits in 2100, Say Projections

New projections from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predict that if carbon emissions aren’t rapidly reduced and climate change continues on its current pace, a Sandy-like storm in the year 2100 would leave coastal areas

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

Back in May, Inhabitat discovered a cool new designer showing off her incredible recycled hanging chandeliers at BKLYN Designs 2013. Called Urban Chandies, these gorgeous lighting fixtures are as green as they get—handmade locally and employing scrap materials

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PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

131 Buckingham was built as part of a project initiated by developer Dean Alvord back in 1899. Dean purchased 50 acres of land with the intent of developing a residential area that would also be a “park in the city” for the rich. He renamed the numbered streets

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New NJ Solar Plant Expected to Reduce 13,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Each Year

New NJ Solar Plant Expected to Reduce 13,000 Tons of Carbon Dioxide Each Year

South New Jersey’s Lopatcong Township will soon become home to one of the largest net-metered solar PV plants in the United States. The new plant is a three-company collaboration led by engineering and construction company Gehrlicher Solar America Corp, developer

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Want to See Your Home Featured on Inhabitat NYC? Send Us Photos!

Want to See Your Home Featured on Inhabitat NYC? Send Us Photos!

Are you a green-minded NYC inhabitant with a penchant for sustainable interior design? Inhabitat NYC is looking for cool, forward-thinking New Yorkers who want to share their green homes with the rest of the world. Whether you’re in an apartment, a brownstone

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Architecture Trend: Old Parking Garages Being Transformed into Restaurants,Galleries and Shops

Architecture Trend: Old Parking Garages Being Transformed into Restaurants,Galleries and Shops

The next time you visit your neighborhood bar or restaurant, take a careful look around: your favorite happy hour digs may have had a former life as an uninspired parking garage. As parking minimums come under increasing scrutiny, New York City has begun repurposing

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“Grow Your Own City” Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

“Grow Your Own City” Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

The contest was created by Parsons the New School of Design, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council as a way to promote wood as an ideal green building material, and to challenge students to create

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Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

MCNY’s “Living Large While Living Small” will take place over the last month of the “Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers” exhibit, and will plop real New Yorkers into a 325-sq-ft apartment to see how they make the most of the small space. The guests

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

This week, Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Jamaica Bay will be home to a new environmental research center called the Science and Resilience Institute. Among other plans, the 10,000 acres of federal and city-owned

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INTERVIEW: Inside the Studio with Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INTERVIEW: Inside the Studio with Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INHABITAT: Elena, how would you describe your photography in one sentence? And Eric, how would you describe your furniture?

ELENA: My photography is a poetic meditation on the world which surrounds me, a visual representation of internal truths, an expression

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B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Buzzworthy Upcycled and Thrifted Decor

B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Buzzworthy Upcycled and Thrifted Decor

B:Hive is positioned to attract talented professionals, freelancers needing reprieve from working out of their homes and those “interesting” people who simply need a cool place to hang out and network with other movers and shakers in the area. “We wanted

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New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

If you’re feeling blue that summer is coming to an end, maybe a winter of skating fun will give you something to look forward to. The NYC Parks Department recently announced that new ice skating rinks will be coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park this

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