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New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall’s 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall’s 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

Texas may be the land where everything is known for being larger than life, but New York knows a thing or two about going big, also. To prove it, updated plans have been revealed for the rooftop park to be built atop Pier 57 and they are nothing short a

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The New York Public Library could be in for a BIG makeover

The New York Public Library could be in for a BIG makeover

Word on the street is that the beloved New York Public Library might get a very BIG makeover soon.

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Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa’s largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa’s largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist Elias Sime gleans cast offs from vendors at the Addis Ababa open market, and transforms the discarded bits into beautiful art works. Recently opened at the James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea, the artist’s solo exhibition is a conglomeration

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First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

New York’s first new subway addition in 26 years is now officially open for business. The MTA

The $2.42 billion, 1.5-mile extension of the 7 Line to 34 St-11 Av was funded by the City ofNew York. City funding included $2.1 billion for the in 7

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Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator during New York Fashion Week? The exhibition, titled Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens on Monday, September 14 and we’d love for Inhabitat to feature the show either this Friday a

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Tahiti Pehrson’s heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

Tahiti Pehrson’s heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

The impressive paper cut art works of Tahiti Pehrson take over Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery for the month of September. Pehrson uses intricate paper cuts to explore the phenomenon of pareidolia (also the show title), the brain’s trickery that or a

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NYCCT students build super-efficient, stackable solar-powered home

NYCCT students build super-efficient, stackable solar-powered home

A team from New York City’s College of Technology brought a new vision of post-disaster housing to this year’s Solar Decathlon, an international competition for energy-efficient design.

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A story of hope: The letter that survived 9/11

A story of hope: The letter that survived 9/11

The letter — which was actually an invitation to a wedding rehearsal dinner — was supposed to go from Maine to California. Lawry Meister’s aunt dropped the red envelope addressed to her Los Angeles-based niece in the mail in Cape Neddick, after which it

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PHOTOS: Tour the beautiful 9/11 Memorial in NYC

PHOTOS: Tour the beautiful 9/11 Memorial in NYC

Arad’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, are the center of the memorial. The pools as are large voids, a visible

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VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center site. As a way of highlighting the resilient nature of the city in the

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NYC’s first net-zero energy school opens on Staten Island

NYC’s first net-zero energy school opens on Staten Island

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Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

New York’s Stony Brook University is the first institute of higher education to install a Freight Farm, an innovative hydroponic farm that can grow plants year round.

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New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

Green rooftops are a lot more than a trendy design element; they can be a great environmental benefit, create jobs, and help beautify the city in ways no other architectural element can. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced a project that will I

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Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Kimpton’s Ink48 hotel has a strong sustainability portfolio that goes hand in hand with the brand’s cool luxurious vibe.

Related: New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

The hotel’s green policy caught the attention of the HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design Awards, who named Ink48 Corporate

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How to score a high-end recycled dream kitchen on a tiny budget

How to score a high-end recycled dream kitchen on a tiny budget

Home renovations tend to require a substantial chunk of change, and kitchens are usually where a good deal of the dough is dropped. The good news for tri-state area residents is that there are massive cost savings available for those willing to buy

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Controversial ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ finally hits the streets of NYC

Controversial ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ finally hits the streets of NYC

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Apply to live in Manhattan’s first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

Apply to live in Manhattan’s first micro apartments for as low as $950 a month

Looks like former Mayor Bloomberg’s legacy is still going strong within the NYC rental market. His micro-apartment pet project has finally come to fruition. Designed by Brooklyn-based nARCHITECTS, My Micro NY will be the first multi-unit modular in and

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MTA announces test pilot to equip city buses with bicycle racks

MTA announces test pilot to equip city buses with bicycle racks

The MTA will be kicking off a yearlong Bike & Ride pilot on September 6th. Two Staten Island buses, s53 and s93, will be fitted with bicycle racks available to riders. The two routes, which run between Staten Island and the Bay Ridge section of were

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Storm-resilient SURE HOUSE can even charge your neighbors’ devices during blackouts

Storm-resilient SURE HOUSE can even charge your neighbors’ devices during blackouts

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A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

artist Mary Mattingly

Related: Parasitic Geodesic Flock House Pops Up in Battery Park

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NYC announces $100M for Lower Manhattan storm protection infrastructure

NYC announces $100M for Lower Manhattan storm protection infrastructure

As the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina was marked around the country, and the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy is almost upon us, Mayor de Blasio announced a massive $100 million funding that will be focused on
installing storm protection,

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Nosh on tasty Filipino delicacies in the Purple Yam’s breezy bamboo-clad garden

Nosh on tasty Filipino delicacies in the Purple Yam’s breezy bamboo-clad garden

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The Barbarian Group’s crazy 4,400-sq-ft desk puts your work surface to shame

The Barbarian Group’s crazy 4,400-sq-ft desk puts your work surface to shame

What does your desk look like? As technology continues to improve, our table manners are shifting and our work stations are transforming. Desks, as we have traditionally known, are evolving from a paper-based storage unit to a digital-realm-based area.

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Controversial Cornell Fine Arts Library expansion features soaring stacks of books

Controversial Cornell Fine Arts Library expansion features soaring stacks of books

The new Fine Arts Library (FAL) at Cornell University is causing quite a stir. The project, now two years in development, involves lobbing off the top floor of the 100-year-old Rand Hall, a campus icon, in order for the FAL to expand and occupy the top

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Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Far Rockaway breaks ground on storm-resilient low-income housing for seniors

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Queens officials announced last week the groundbreaking of an affordable housing development for low-income seniors in Far Rockaway. The Beach Channel Senior Apartments are slated for completion in 2017, when the seven-story use

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Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

Busted! 26 NYC buildings are still using banned No. 6 oil

The 26 NYC buildings still illegally using No. 6 oil include the Coach HQ and a luxury Fifth Ave. building across the street from the Met.

Related: Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC Call For Solar Plants on Landfills, Banning Dirty Oils

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Maine Sail Freight sets course from Portland to Boston full of small farm goodies

Maine Sail Freight sets course from Portland to Boston full of small farm goodies

The Eastern Seaboard is about to take a trip back in time with Maine Sail Freight’s quest to deliver goods from Maine to Boston.  The adventure starts at Portland on August 27th with the loading of goods made by small local trades and farmers to be to

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A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

A $579 million hurricane levee could be coming to Staten Island

As climate change continues to spank the northeast with intense storms and sea levels continue to rise around the globe, urban planners everywhere are struggling to develop ways to keep the water quite literally at bay. Staten Island is no different the

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Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

Zaha Hadid unveils temporary silver art tunnel near her in-progress High Line condos

While Zaha Hadid’s futuristic condos on the High Line are under construction, she wanted to give people a reason to visit – and something to look at. A temporary installation debuted last week, composed of a curving metal frame covered with a silver

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$2.1 million Metro North Railroad energy efficiency project completed in NY

$2.1 million Metro North Railroad energy efficiency project completed in NY

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced this week that the Metro North Railroad improvement project, worth $2.1 million, is complete. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Metro-North Railroad North White Plains Train Yard now has increased energy with

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Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo walls

Artistic construction worker conceals his artwork behind swanky condo walls

As reported by the NY Times,

11-story building treat

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Though Mr. Osmanaj didn’t know it, the eight-unit condominium at 560 West 24th, developed by Adam Gordon Holdings and Tavros Development Partners, was designed with serious a

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Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Public outrage as de Blasio considers getting rid of Times Square pedestrian plazas

Apparently, street performers in Times Square have become such a nuisance that the city is considering doing away with the pedestrian plazas. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Thursday that he would consider removing the plazas, which were installed six ago,

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Will you be at Citi Bike’s first-ever bike-in movie night?

Will you be at Citi Bike’s first-ever bike-in movie night?

In Williamsburg next week, a bikesplosion will be celebrated. Within the last two days, Citi Bike has installed 15 new stations in the neighborhood and on Tuesday, August 25, Brooklyn Flea Space will host the first-ever “bike-in” movie night. The a

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Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

Chelsea condo strikes LEED Gold for its emphasis on healthy living and indoor air quality

From honking cars to urinating strangers, most New Yorkers can agree the city is not the cleanest. In the bustling city that never sleeps, BKSK Architects challenges our city and raises the bar for healthy living. The Citizen prioritizes on optimum air

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New SeaGlass carousel takes you on an underwater adventure inside of giant, illuminated fish

New SeaGlass carousel takes you on an underwater adventure inside of giant, illuminated fish

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New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

New solar-powered composting center may be coming to Gowanus

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy hopes a new solar-powered composting center will soon flank its shores. Locals could bring household food scraps and organic waste to the facility, which would then be transformed into compost for area gardens. In a with of

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Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food Farm gives returning veterans a new mission cultivating sustainably grown food

Heroic Food was founded in 2014 by screenwriter Leora Barish in order to address two problems: the challenges veterans face as they transition back into civilian society, and America’s need for new farmers to supply the growing demand for locally and a

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NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

Related: Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Via WSJ

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MoMA’s buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

MoMA’s buzzworthy new statue sports a head made of honey bees

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Van hotels let you stay in NYC’s hippest areas for as low as $22 a night

Van hotels let you stay in NYC’s hippest areas for as low as $22 a night

There are many strange sights every day in New York, and each one is just as surprising as the one before. In the latest “you’ve got to see it to believe it” craze, people are renting decked-out sleeper vans for as little as $22 a night. Would you

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