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41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

41 Bond’s gorgeous greenery-clad homes offer expansive great rooms and wall-to-wall windows

DDG’s 41 Bond was named one of the finalists for the Urban Land Institute’s prestigious Global Awards for Excellence. It was the only New York building out of 22 Finalists.

Sustainability Features:

Irrigated Exterior Planter System

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Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

Brilliant new app may help the blind safely navigate the New York subway system

A new app on the market may just be the thing to help the blind navigate the sprawling New York subway system. Lantern, designed by New York-based copywriter Eugene Gao, would work by harnessing the power of bluetooth beacons, which are already around a

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NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

NYC asks Google Maps to discourage left hand turns in the name of safety

In the neverending quest to make NYC safer for pedrestrians and drivers, city officials have asked Google to map routes that reduce the number of left turns on its maps.

Lefty….Council members Brad Lander, deputy leader of policy for the and

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De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

De Blasio takes major step toward powering NYC with 100% renewable energy

“This is a call to the marketplace: the biggest energy customer you’ll find is ready to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to renewable power,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Our administration has made an unprecedented commitment to our the

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El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

El Anatsui makes gorgeous recycled sculptures from discarded aluminum cans

Nestled in the village of Kinderhook about two and a half hours north of the city, gallerist Jack Shainman’s The School is attracting day trippers from New York and locals alike every weekend. The ambitious adaptive reuse project transformed a disused

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IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA’s terraced condos to NYC’s steampunk sect

IGI-USA markets fanciful ODA’s terraced condos to NYC’s steampunk sect

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ODA Architecture, 15 Renwick Street, James Renwick, architecture, Hudson Square, brooklyn architecture, urban design, landscape design, green terrace nyc, nyc green space,

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ODA’s “Room” lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

ODA’s “Room” lets you unfold a whole suite of furniture out of a box

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ODA The Room

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Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

Treehaus encourages a sort of “urban foraging” at its woodsy Midtown eatery

More businesses are understanding that excellent design and sustainable decisions go hand-in-hand. The Midtown East Eatery, Treehaus, exemplifies that award-winning design can improve human, ecological, and business health. Designers from UnSpace in the

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NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

NYSERDA investing $14.5 million to clean up power plants

Power plants state wide could soon be delivering cleaner, more efficient energy to customers thanks to the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s (NYSERDA) new pilot program. The agency recently announced a request for proposals of

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Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Controversial LG office tower in the Palisades will be redesigned to protect beloved view

Thomas P. Campbell, director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, said in a statement that “LG’s hearteningly responsible decision to lower the height of its planned new headquarters in Englewood Cliffs ensures that this remarkable natural wonder will

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NY Hall of Science’s breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

NY Hall of Science’s breathtaking Great Hall reopens with massive interactive wall showcasing sustainability

“This is one of the hidden gems of mid-century modern architecture in New York City,” said Todd Schliemann of Ennead Architects, who designed the renovation. “It’s breathtaking.”

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Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags.

“I try to help children understand that not only is sewing a fun thing you can do, but you can also turn it into

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

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“Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight.” Kevin Potere, Founder

Bender Bound Booze Books, Brooklyn, art, flask

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LEED Gold Riverhouse’s double glass curtain-wall provides drama as well as energy savings

LEED Gold Riverhouse’s double glass curtain-wall provides drama as well as energy savings

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New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms
All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people
Food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet
Food wholesalers with

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Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

Industrious Manhattan man drives to work in homemade electric vehicles made of old car parts

“I just carry a 50-foot extension cord in a storage box on board. I frequent restaurants and cafes that have parking in front or nearby and ‘top off’ charge at various waypoints. It frees one from the anxiety of planning a trip around where 220v ,

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60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

60 Water’s spectacular roof deck would be the perfect spot to watch July 4th fireworks – if you lived there

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Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Look out for special Mets-themed Citi Bikes around NYC for cool prizes

Mets fans and Yankees fans now have one more reason not to get along. Fifty of New York’s Citi Bikes will be adorned with the Mets logo in a campaign supporting a month-long contest, announced Wednesday by Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson. The lucky

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Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park’s first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX’s new video

Sneak a peek inside Pacific Park’s first greenery-enveloped residences in COOKFOX’s new video

550 Vanderbilt Avenue condos are up for sale. Designed by New York-based + COOKFOX Architects, the 17-story residential building is the first of four condominiums planned for 22 acre lot in Prospect Heights. The massive project, once completed will of 8

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Could the world’s first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

Could the world’s first floating, water-filtering pool be coming to a neighborhood near you?

One company seeks to close the gap on the one thing you can’t do in New York City: swim in the river. +POOL is looking at a number of locations to install a floating, water-filtering pool that will make it possible to swim in cleaned up river water. a

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Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

Studio Dror challenges trend of ultra-slim towers by unveiling three innovative building designs

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Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Peek inside the beautiful sustainable home an architect designed for her family

Sharon and her family have had a house in Garrison for since 1995. When this piece of land directly across the street from their property, on the Old Albany Post Road, came up for sale, Sharon purchased it to save it from development – without knowing

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Could cloning bring back Astoria’s beloved 100-year-old tree?

Could cloning bring back Astoria’s beloved 100-year-old tree?

Residents of 34th Street in Astoria have a tangible empty space where a beloved 100-year-old tree used to be. The Parks Department cut down the massive American Elm in March after it began showing signs of decay. Although the tree has been gone for is a

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Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Redesigned 3 WTC axes rooftop spires to fit in with new neighbor

Silverstein Properties has revealed a change to the design of 3 World Trade Center, which broke ground in 2013. Instead of being topped with towering masts, the roof of the building will be streamlined. This revision is in response to the reveal of the

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Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

Giant water-purifying vertical garden pops up at MoMA PS1

2015 YAP competition, Andrés Jaque, BAC Engineering and Consultancy, clean water, COSMO, COSMO MoMA PS1, eco art, MoMA 2015 Young Architects Program, MoMA PS1, Office for Political Innovation, Warm Up summer music series, water issues, water poverty,

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Students celebrate earth-friendly lunches with a giant puppet show in Union Square

Students celebrate earth-friendly lunches with a giant puppet show in Union Square

Last month, six of the largest school districts in the U.S. – including schools in New York City – decided to switch away from polystyrene trays to earth-friendly compostable plates. The new eco-friendly plates have landed in many city schools, and to a

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One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

One of these quirky New York dome homes could be yours

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Last week we brought you luxurious, sustainable homes in the Hamptons, but this week we’re in search of quirky dome homes across the New York state—particularly those that you can actually spend a night or two in. First on

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Skylit penthouse studio’s clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Skylit penthouse studio’s clever built-ins make smart use of limited space

Less is sometimes more, especially in regards to one of our favorite topics- tiny living! This sunny adorable Brooklyn Heights penthouse studio that just went on the market is just that. Our friends at 6sqft posted this gem, which has a bevy of (meaning

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Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

Preview LMHQ’s new “clubhouse” for Lower Manhattan professionals for free this week

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Andrés Jaque’s mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

Andrés Jaque’s mesmerizing water-purifying COSMO pavilion pops up at MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1’s courtyard will come to life once again in June 2015 with the debut of Andrés Jaque’s giant water-purifying pavilion, which took home the grand prize for this year’s 2015 Young Architects Program Competition. Conceptualized by Jaque and his team

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Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

Architect designs life-sized replica of Empire State Building made of wood

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Metsä Wood, Michael Green, empire state building, modern constructions, architecture, wooden buildings, wooden constructions, wooden art, pre-fabricated building materials, Kerto LVL engineered wood panels, urban art, scale

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Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

Step inside a replica of the Seinfeld apartment for a few days only this week

For just a few days later this month, New Yorkers and visitors will have an opportunity to make a Kramer-style entrance into the apartment of Jerry Seinfeld. Sort of. A full-size recreation of Seinfeld’s Upper West Side apartment from the long-running

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HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

HWKN chosen to design $3 million Bard College campus expansion

New York based architectural firm HWKN has been announced as the designers of The Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College new campus design.

Related: HWKN’s Spiky-Armed Bright Blue “Wendy” Wins the 2012 MoMA PS1 Young Architects HWKN’s

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Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Soofa’s solar bench lets people charge electronics on city streets for free

Part bench, part USB charger, Soofa’s solar bench soaks up sun and provides a welcome place to rest one’s bum.

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Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

Access your own 25,000-sq-ft rooftop “hipster playground” at ODA’s new Bushwick apartments

The 25,500 sf of modulating landscaped rooftop which will include:

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ODA Architecture, 10 Monieth street, green roofs, architecture, brooklyn design, brooklyn architecture, urban design, landscape design, bushwick green

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NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

NYC announces permanent car ban for Central Park and Prospect Park

“Prospect Park has always been my family’s backyard. That’s a sentiment New Yorkers in every borough feel about their parks. Making the loop drives in Central and Prospect Parks permanently car-free for the first time in more than a century will a

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

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Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

The Hamptons is a place synonymous with summer, beaches and luxury. And though luxury can sometimes bring on excess, more than a handful of New Yorkers have taken an eco-stance when it comes to building on Long Island’s pricey beaches. Take a look at

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“Ivory Crush” pulverizes one ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers

“Ivory Crush” pulverizes one ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers

Ivory Crush

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Eliot Spitzer unveils his new Williamsburg residential project with two rooftop pools and a waterfront park

Eliot Spitzer unveils his new Williamsburg residential project with two rooftop pools and a waterfront park

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