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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

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In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will symbolize the reintegration of neighborhoods shaken by the aftermath of to

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World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York collaborates with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Edible Geography, presenting a project titled Smog Tasting as a part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival on May 30th.
Smog Tasting street cart makes

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Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

Ben Serrota

“You’re being supported in areas you need to be supported,” said Serrota, whose bikes have been ridden in the Olympics, as well as National, European and World Championship titles.

Related: New Citi Bike app could let you

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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

 

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Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

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+ 60 Water

Via DNA Info

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has just been announced as a collaborator on an under-construction new public space in New York.Dreyfus, who designed the permanent lighting installation running up the new Midtown condominium tower at 135 West as

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Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City’s current housing crisis. “There is a demonstrated need for so-called micro-housing — small

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of dead diamond back turtles were also found just two weeks ago. Both

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Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

Bushwick-based street artist Ann Lewis, a.k.a. Gilf!, wrapped shuttered storefronts, big name stores and iconic NYC landmarkes with yellow Gentrification In Progress tape in an effort to draw attention to the wealthy developments that are putting the on

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Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

When form follows function follows food, it results in this NoHo restaurant, Delicatessen. Designed by Nemaworkshop in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei, the Delicatessen explores the concept of urban identity. It is inspired by the New York City a

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program has announced its triumph of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The incredible feat saved the tax payers $100 per tone, totaling a savings of a

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Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

The design is “based in the language of the historic context—specifically the repetition and proportion of architectural elements, the shadows produced by layers on the facade, and divided glazing patterns,” as described by Matthew Berman, a principal

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60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

Related:These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

Via Gothamist

Lead image via Shutterstock

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Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Savvy investigation by NY Curbed has uncovered that the Chinese developer Wide Horizon is a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron’s Jenga-esque building found on 56 Leonard Street. In fact, the company

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Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

Image via Wikipedia

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Via The Villager

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Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Luisa Cerutti bringing messages of joy to the West 44th area with her hand knitted tree cozies. Cerutti, the co-owner of Domus Housewares Store has outfitted three with colorful “tree cozies” stitched with various messages of joy and of the Domus as

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See how this NYC apartment’s hidden ‘active wall’ allows it to transform depending on the situation

See how this NYC apartment’s hidden ‘active wall’ allows it to transform depending on the situation

The wall serves as a secret room of sorts, hiding features such as the dining room table.

Related: 10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

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How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

Many of New York’s elite came out to play when the new Whitney Museum was inaugurated on May 1, 2015, but nobody, except John Whitaker, noticed the 15,500 pound door. Part of a flood-mitigation system informed by the same engineers who work on U.S. Navy

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She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

Forget all about that stinky old man cave. According to NBC TODAY, women are building their own special getaway space, the She Shed. According to Sandra Foster, who built her own sassy She Shed in New York’s Catskills Mountains, she uses the tiny space

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Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

While the 135,000-square-foot space will not be publicly accessible, it is designed to reduce noise output from the arena, capture rainwater, and provide nice views from the street, as well as from the new towers rising above it. The undisclosed cost of

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Modern and resilient Northwest Harbor Residence is elegantly elevated eight feet above sea level

Modern and resilient Northwest Harbor Residence is elegantly elevated eight feet above sea level

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LMNOP challenges NYC architects and designers to craft creative mobiles out of recycled materials

LMNOP challenges NYC architects and designers to craft creative mobiles out of recycled materials

May 21st which will be at the Steelcase

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Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson

The Collectivity Project has previously been installed in public squares in Tirana, Albania (2005); Oslo, Norway (2006); and Copenhagen, Denmark (2008).

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Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet ‘affordable’ High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet ‘affordable’ High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

HFZ’s principal Ziel Feldman told Bloomberg that he aspires for the site to be a “self-contained kind of city”, with a porte cochere, street-level retail, restaurants, and a small public park that may even connect to the High Line. HFZ is also bringing

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Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

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“Today is a great day for the Rockaways and for our city. The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity – and the new boardwalk will be a symbol of the Rockaways’ strength and resiliency,” said Mayor de a of

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NYC’s first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

NYC’s first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

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George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

“CBS This Morning” executive producer Chris Licht says the observatory “is a true symbol of how far New York City has come since Sept. 11.”

Related: 1 WTC’s One World Observatory set to open in May

Via Yahoo! News

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Cloud Farms’ mini greenhouses let you grow fresh produce right out of your window

Cloud Farms’ mini greenhouses let you grow fresh produce right out of your window

Cloud Farms, the brain child of designer Bradley Ferrada, can bring an easy-to-use vegetable farm to any small apartment. The graduate of Pratt Institute’s Master of Industrial Design program has created to ways to grow fresh veggies in a small space;

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Pratt Institute and twenty2 unveil their mind-bending 3D wallpaper collection at ICFF 2015

Pratt Institute and twenty2 unveil their mind-bending 3D wallpaper collection at ICFF 2015

https://www.pratt.edu/the-work/gallery/3d-wallpaper/

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Related: First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public

Via NY Times

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries

Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times Square

Via WSJ

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Announcing the winners of Inhabitat’s 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the winners of Inhabitat’s 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READER’S CHOICE: PHIL GAUTREAU

EDITOR’S CHOICE: FAHZ

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Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

It looks like Christmas has come early for NYC bikers! Everybody’s favorite bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, is hosting its very first ‘Free Ride Day’ this Thursday, May 14th. In celebration of Bike Month and Bike-to-Work Week and in collaboration a

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Curious solar-powered “Utteraton Machine” pops up in NYC

Curious solar-powered “Utteraton Machine” pops up in NYC

public utteraton machine, solar power, solar powered phone booth, long island city, long island city art, Rebecca Hackemann, utteraton,

Public Utteraton Machine
Rebecca Hackemann

Utteraton

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy …. Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare for future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate : a

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Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

+ D-Shape

+ Kushner Studios

via 3D Print

Images © D-Shape

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By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn, bybrooklyn, brooklyn made goods, things made in brooklyn, where to buy stuff made in brooklyn, brooklyn made gifts, bklyn designs

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See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight

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BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

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TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

The three partners at thread collective always imagined designing a home for themselves, a chance to inhabit their vision of a sustainable, elegant architecture integrated with the landscape and the city. After years of looking at property throughout of

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