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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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Discover Your Neighborhood’s Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Discover Your Neighborhood’s Original Name with This Cool Interactive Map

Can you guess which NY nabes were once called Ponkiesburgh, Punk’s Hole and Boswijck? Okay, that last one was a giveaway, but if you’re interested in finding out your neighborhood’s original Dutch or Lenape (the Native American tribe that once inhabited New

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How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its way. The waste disposal and environmental services company is hoping to launch an experimental pilot program

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Explore This Beautiful Underground Eco-Home in East Hampton

Explore This Beautiful Underground Eco-Home in East Hampton

The beautiful modern home uses just 1/5 the amount of energy that a traditionally built home would use, thanks to the convex roof and low-impact materials. Behrooz has long been a fan of the airplane hangar-like design, seeing the building type as one with

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4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

Places like the High Line and Times Square’s pedestrian plaza may seem like they’ve been around forever now, but it was only few years ago that they were just ideas in someone’s mind. The Design Trust for Public Space recently announced four winning concepts

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there’s no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it’s waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the comforts of your tent in Inwood Hill, the New York City Parks Department’s

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann, is made of reclaimed wood and is a fitting piece for

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9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

9 Sexy Storage Solutions for Small Spaces

Shipping Pallet Counter
Ah, the humble shipping pallet – is there nothing it can’t do? The only thing we don’t like about it is the amount of work that sometimes must be performed to transform it into something else but that’s not the case with this elegant

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Tree Rings Unlock Mystery of Strange Ship Found Beneath World Trade Center Site

Tree Rings Unlock Mystery of Strange Ship Found Beneath World Trade Center Site

In July 2010, excavators digging up the World Trade Center site to build a new foundation found a mysterious seafaring ship buried under hundreds of feet of dirt. The unexpected discovery unearthed just south of the former Twin Towers left everyone baffled,

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First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

Just over a year ago, Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid unveiled an out-of-this-world concept for a wavy, futuristic building next to the High Line. Now were getting our first look inside the spaceship, er, condo building planned for 20 West 28th Street, and we

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Boring Rental Towers Replacing 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Add Insult to Injury

Boring Rental Towers Replacing 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Add Insult to Injury

Many New Yorkers were crushed by the news that Queens graffiti mecca 5 Pointz would be razed to make way for yet another condo development, and new renderings of the forthcoming complex are just adding insult to injury. New York YIMBY recently obtained the

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BOOK REVIEW: Leslie Adatto Explores 101 Fantastic Urban Rooftops Across New York City

BOOK REVIEW: Leslie Adatto Explores 101 Fantastic Urban Rooftops Across New York City

When Leslie Adatto moved to New York City in 2010, she did something that most New Yorkers simply forget to do–she looked up. By choosing to explore a side of the city hidden right above our heads, Adatto uncovered a bevy of elevated urban oases across the

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Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

Check Out This Giant Map of NYC Neighborhoods Made From Hundreds of Smaller Maps

It’s rare to see anyone using paper maps nowadays since we’ve become so accustomed to pulling up directions on our phones. But for artist Martin McCormack, creator of The Great NYC Mapping Project, old-fashioned maps are far from obsolete; rather, they serve

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Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

Summer Streets NYC Will Once Again Ban Cars from 7 Miles of Manhattan in August

NYC’s annual Summer Streets festival is returning once again this August to turn almost 7 miles of Manhattan into a car-less haven for pedestrians. Residents, visitors and tourists alike will get a rare chance to walk the streets of the city without fear

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8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You’ve Probably Never Noticed in New York City

8 Amazing Hidden Rooftop Houses You’ve Probably Never Noticed in New York City

We have long been fans of green prefab houses, and what better place to plop one down than on a rooftop? The sleek LoftCube is a chic and cheerful prefab designed specifically for rooftops. Designed by Werner Aisslinger, the square structure can be transported

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Curiously Tiny Door Pops Up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Curiously Tiny Door Pops Up in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Despite its size, the tiny door caught our eye with its bold red color and fancy Federal styling. As you might have guessed, it doesn’t actually lead to a tiny apartment, but a closer look did reveal a QR code that led us to its raison d’etre.

The tiny

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Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

Mayor de Blasio Vows to Close the Door on “Poor Door” Practices in NYC

In response to the public outrage caused by news of a “poor door” entrance designated for affordable housing tenants at an Upper East Side luxury condo development, Mayor de Blasio is publicly rebuking landlord practices that segregate tenants based on

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Did This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster’s 9/11 Imagery Go Too Far?

Did This Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Poster’s 9/11 Imagery Go Too Far?

There’s already been a ton of hype surrounding the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, but not all of the attention has been positive. A new poster pairing a pic of the reptilian heroes jumping out of an exploding building with not-so-subtle text calling

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Garage Filled with 1,000 Plants Gives Yellow Cab Drivers a Breath of Fresh Air

Garage Filled with 1,000 Plants Gives Yellow Cab Drivers a Breath of Fresh Air

We’ve seen some amazing green interiors, but an automotive garage? The anonymous owner of a taxi garage in Queens, New York recently shared this photo of his space filled with 1,000 plants with NBC News. “I like to be in a nice environment, a clean environment,”

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8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

8 Gorgeous Urban Rooftop Gardens Hidden Across NYC

Photo by Heather Shimmin
230 Fifth Rooftop Bar and Restaurant
230 Fifth Ave. Manhattan

While the 230 Fifth rooftop is open year-round, we’re willing to bet that this lush rooftop bar and restaurant likely looks its best in the height of summer. Planted

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VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

VIDEO: See How Staten Island Eels Help Measure Improved Water Quality in NYC

Did you know that there are eels living in Staten Island? The slippery creatures add to the Staten Island Bluebelt’s ecological diversity, but they also do double duty as indicators of the borough’s award-winning, stormwater management system, which preserves

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Pensa’s New Swiss Army Knife-Like Merge Bike Can Even Charge Your Smartphone

Pensa’s New Swiss Army Knife-Like Merge Bike Can Even Charge Your Smartphone

Inhabitat stopped by Pensa’s offices in DUMBO earlier this month for sneak preview of the Merge. Mark Prommel, creative director at Pensa, told us that the inventive new bike was designed in collaboration with Horse Cycles founder Thomas Callahan. The frame

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PARA-project Transforms a 1930s Attic into Stunning Writer’s Workshop and Library

PARA-project Transforms a 1930s Attic into Stunning Writer’s Workshop and Library

Built for a client who is both a writer and a bookbinder, this renovated attic primarily serves as a work space, but also includes a guest room and leisure area. To break up the rectilinear space, PARA-project inserted curved walls made from locally sourced

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Tour Kickstarter’s Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter’s Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted the help of designer Camille Finefrock with the landscaping and interior

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Who Put This Mysterious Little Living Room on One of NYC’s Most Deserted Islands?

Who Put This Mysterious Little Living Room on One of NYC’s Most Deserted Islands?

Has someone turned New York’s North Brother Island into their own personal outdoor living room? Kayaker Jamie Roderick recently shared the mysterious set-up he spied on the 13-acre islet off the Bronx with The Gothamist, and it’s really got us wondering.

Roderick

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York’s High Line has helped liven up Manhattan’s West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports that the city is considering a proposal to dress up the Asphalt Green

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Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline’s Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

Spike Jonze and Lena Dunham to Host Lowline’s Third Annual Anti-Gala Fundraiser

The LowLine could be the world’s first underground park–if it gets the funding to happen. Promoted as New York City’s next revolutionary green space, the design concept flips the idea of elevated parks on its head and buries them underground. Girls creator Lena

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See 15 Space-Saving and Green IKEA Products Before the New Catalog Drops Next Month

See 15 Space-Saving and Green IKEA Products Before the New Catalog Drops Next Month

“Everyone goes to sleep and wakes up, but everything in between those moments is very personal,” said Patty Lobell, Sales Manager, IKEA U.S. “We all have individual needs when it comes to our morning and evening routines. IKEA understands how people live

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Citi Bike Could Double Its Bike-Share Fleet with Multimillion-Dollar Investment Deal

Citi Bike Could Double Its Bike-Share Fleet with Multimillion-Dollar Investment Deal

Earlier this year, the future of NYC’s Citi Bike looked bleak after reports of “significant financial and operational issues,” but a multimillion-dollar deal expected to close in a week is poised to keep the bike-share program rolling. According to an

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Vandals Break into Historic NY State Pavilion, Damage 50-Year-Old Terrazzo Map with Fire

Vandals Break into Historic NY State Pavilion, Damage 50-Year-Old Terrazzo Map with Fire

Just when things were looking up for the NY State Pavilion a new report says vandals ruined part of the 50-year-old terrazzo map. A motely crew reportedly broke into the historic park last weekend and set fire to a stolen van. Thankfully the van did not explode,

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Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

Solar-Powered Boogie Down Booth Pops Up Under a South Bronx Subway Station

One of New York’s hottest music scenes can now be found in a very unexpected spot! Yesterday, the NYC Department of Transportation and the Design Trust for Public Space unveiled the “Boogie Down Booth”—a 24/7, all-access Bronx-born music experience

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What is a “Poor Door” and Why Is It Causing So Much Controversy?

What is a “Poor Door” and Why Is It Causing So Much Controversy?

Sanctioned racial segregation was abolished in the U.S. in 1964, but a recent housing decision has shown that class segregation is still alive and well in New York City. The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development recently approved a controversial

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Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Green Pedestrian Pathway Connecting Bronx to Randall’s Island Nears 2015 Completion Date

Uptown nature lovers will soon be able to enjoy a pedestrian pathway connecting Randall’s Island to the Bronx. The New York City Economic Development Corporation is planning to open the quarter-mile bike and pedestrian walkway, called the Randall’s Island

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Brooklyness Introduces the World’s First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

Brooklyness Introduces the World’s First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

A one-size-fits-most bike that can be used by 99% of the population? It may sound like a pipe dream, but Brooklyness believes it can be achieved with their new ergonomic, Universal Bike. The Greenpoint-based company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign

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Grab a Drink at These 6 Amazing Outdoor Bars in New York City

Grab a Drink at These 6 Amazing Outdoor Bars in New York City

Terrace at Yotel
If you’re around Times Square, head over to the rainbow-friendly Terrace at Yotel for an escape from the throngs of tourists. The outdoor garden overlooks a northern view of Midtown West and offers punches, sake and sangria specials. Late

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