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6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

6 Smart Tips for Cooking and Entertaining in Tiny Apartments

Terri showing an audience at the Museum of the City of New York’s Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers exhibit how to cook in a 325 sq. ft. micro apartment. The installation will be closing on September 15th, so if you haven’t checked it out yet,

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ENYA Invites You to Come See the Future of the QueensWay Elevated Park

ENYA Invites You to Come See the Future of the QueensWay Elevated Park

The exhibition opens at 6PM and will showcase the top four designs, one honorable mention, and a slideshow of all 120 entries. The competition drew in concepts from 28 countries all over the world. The show is also being presented as part of the 2014 AIA New

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PHOTOS: Explore Awakening Garden’s Tiny Cabins Nestled in the Trees

PHOTOS: Explore Awakening Garden’s Tiny Cabins Nestled in the Trees

Carin tells Inhabitat how she and her husband collected old treasures for many years before they bought the land that Awakening Garden has grown out of, including old timber tables, windows, chairs, and random knick knacks that give her cabins so much charm.

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You’re Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

You’re Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

Join the Ethical Writers Coalition this weekend at Beef Cuts, NYC’s newest underground electronic music venue, for a sustainable summer party of epic proportions. Venture into the newly built outdoor dance house in Bushwick and stop by the repurposed shipping

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The Mystery of New York’s Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

The Mystery of New York’s Original High Line Park: Why Did It Vanish?

Nowadays, there is not even a trace of the old park.

When the High Line opened back in 2009, many hailed it as the first park of its kind in New York City. But did you know that another elevated park existed long before its West Side successor? The New

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New York’s Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World’s Tallest Residential Building

New York’s Nordstrom Tower Set to Be the World’s Tallest Residential Building

It looks like New York has trumped Chicago once again. Willis Tower recently lost to One World Trade Center when the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat counted 1 WTC’s spire as a permanent feature, bringing the height to a symbolic 1,776 feet compared

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Underwater Robot to Investigate Radiation Leak at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

Underwater Robot to Investigate Radiation Leak at Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

After a radiation leak was detected at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, NY in March, officials are finally planning to investigate the source of the problem using an underwater drone. The plan is to deploy a camera-equipped robot to seek

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Decaying Hurricane Sandy Debris May Have Released Toxic Fumes in New Jersey

Decaying Hurricane Sandy Debris May Have Released Toxic Fumes in New Jersey

Just when they thought they were finally beginning to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, some New Jersey residents are now saying that debris from the super storm is making them sick. When people in Roxbury, NJ began suffering from headaches,

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Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Did the Masonic Pyramid on the Dollar Bill Inspire the Design of This Famous Park?

Many of famed architect Louis Kahn’s works have an air of mystery about them, but his design for the FDR Four Freedoms Park may be the most enigmatic of all. Built four decades after his death in 1974, the posthumous memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt and

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda
RED HOOK
While it doesn’t have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you’ve been avoiding this nabe because of the perceived difficulty in getting there,

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Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

Adorable 35-Sq.-Ft. Study Cabin Was Built for $400 Using Recycled and Salvaged Materials

Perfect for grading papers or for use as a low-key vacation getaway, the 6-foot-tall micro cabin measures 7 feet by 5 feet and can even comfortably sleep two. While the timber siding was sourced from Vermont’s Goodridge Lumber, the pod’s colorful mosaic-like

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Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

New Yorkers are pretty used to fare hikes because of the MTA, but it looks like another form of transportation may soon be getting more expensive as well. The NY Daily News reports that the city has been in discussions to potentially raise Citi Bike’s annual

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Fordham Hill Apartment Complex’s Switch to Combined Heat and Power Can Save It $10 Million

Fordham Hill Apartment Complex’s Switch to Combined Heat and Power Can Save It $10 Million

The Bronx’s sprawling Fordham Hill residential complex is making green news by shifting its systems to combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration – integrated power stations that generate electricity and recover normally wasted heat as useful thermal energy.

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Prefab “Mini-Me” House Acts as an Adorable Smaller Sidekick to an Upstate New York Home

Prefab “Mini-Me” House Acts as an Adorable Smaller Sidekick to an Upstate New York Home

Did you know that houses can have sidekicks too? When the owners of a sprawling home in Carmel, New York asked Archi-Tectonics to help them design a suitable guest house, they ended up getting an adorable miniature version of the larger dwelling. Appropriately

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Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons’ Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

Split-Rocker: Jeff Koons’ Giant Flower-Covered Creature Blooms at Rockefeller Center

The lush Split-Rocker is perched above Rockefeller Center’s famous golden Prometheus sculpture, which guards the ice rink in the winter and the outdoor restaurant in warmer months. All throughout the summer, visitors are welcome to stop and smell the flowers

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New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

New Chicken Coop Pops Up at Edible Schoolyard NYC

Chickens have come to roost at P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard thanks to a new coop. The green elementary school classroom was already home to a plotted farm and greenhouse + kitchen, and now its flock of fine-feathered friends will help educate children about

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MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T’s Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

MAP: Where to Charge Your Phone for Free at AT&T’s Solar-Powered Street Charge Stations

“The beaches are the place to be when the weather gets warm and AT&T is excited to be able to offer even more solar mobile charging stations to beach-goers throughout the summer,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T. “Keeping people connected

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Attend the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards on July 23rd

Attend the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards on July 23rd

Get a rare glimpse into Brooklyn’s burgeoning construction scene at this year’s Building Brooklyn Awards™, taking place on July 23, 2014. Presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the annual event will spotlight recently completed construction and renovation

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3 Easy Ways to Make Your Air Conditioning More Energy-Efficient This Summer

3 Easy Ways to Make Your Air Conditioning More Energy-Efficient This Summer

With the muggy conditions in NYC right now, shutting off your air conditioner might be the furthest thing from your mind – but why not at least make it more energy-efficient while it’s on? If you think about the fact that there are over 3,000,000 households

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Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

BBQing is a favorite summer activity for many New Yorkers, but a small group of Brooklyn residents is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban the practice in Prospect Park. Park Slope resident Daz Ryan recently posted a Change.org petition asking the city

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Support North Brooklyn Farms and Enjoy a July 4th Fireworks Party!

Support North Brooklyn Farms and Enjoy a July 4th Fireworks Party!

North Brooklyn Farms needs your help to continue their mission of activating vacant lots into vibrant urban farms, and they’re hosting a party this Friday for supporters.The first NBF farm opened at an abandoned Domino Sugar Factory site last year as an interim

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Coney Island Creek is Turning Black with Toxic Sludge, According to Locals

Coney Island Creek is Turning Black with Toxic Sludge, According to Locals

Coney Island usually conjures up images of fun in the sun, but area residents are saying that a nearby creek is looking more like a nightmare. According to locals, the Department of Environmental Protection’s efforts to clean out the western Coney Island

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Urban Beach, Mini-Golf Course and Beer Garden Pop Up in the Financial District

Urban Beach, Mini-Golf Course and Beer Garden Pop Up in the Financial District

New York’s Financial District is changing its buttoned-up image this summer with a pop-up urban beach and other fun activities to enjoy. The Downtown Alliance recently opened their newly transformed strip of Water Street between Whitehall and Wall as part

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Explore This Tiny 240-Square-Foot Studio’s Small Space Secrets!

Explore This Tiny 240-Square-Foot Studio’s Small Space Secrets!

When the client first reached out to Seggerman for his architectural expertise, Seggerman described it to Dwell saying, “you couldn’t imagine a place that was more messed up.” The client’s original apartment felt cramped and tiny even though the studio took

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Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey? (VIDEO)

Do Urban Bees Produce Better, Healthier Honey? (VIDEO)

Urban beekeeping is quite the rage right now in New York City, but is honey produced by city bees actually healthier as well? A video produced by Marta Franco for TIME takes a look at why honey from urban apiaries might be better for you than its country counterparts.

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World’s First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

World’s First Tower Made from Mushrooms Rises at PS1 in Queens, NY

More than just a public pavilion, the Hy-Fi tower is an experiment in biological architecture using a new method of bio-design conceived by David Benjamin. Rather than manufacturing the bricks, Benjamin and The Living actually grew the organic “bio-bricks”

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SNEAK PEEK: The Living’s Hy-Fi Mushroom Tower Opens Tomorrow at MoMA PS1

SNEAK PEEK: The Living’s Hy-Fi Mushroom Tower Opens Tomorrow at MoMA PS1

The most fascinating thing about The Living’s Hy-Fi tower is the fact that it was made using a relatively new paradigm in construction based on biological technologies. Rather than mixing concrete or manufacturing bricks, the materials that make up the Hy-Fi

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Wind Turbine-Topped Pearson Apartments Add a Sustainable New Silhouette to the LIC Skyline

Wind Turbine-Topped Pearson Apartments Add a Sustainable New Silhouette to the LIC Skyline

The Pearson’s three vertical wind turbines are produced by Urban Green Energy and are capable of providing power for all of the building’s common areas. While many New York City buildings are crowded by neighbors, The Pearson sits right next to a large train

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Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

Enter the 2015 City of Dreams Pavilion Contest for a Chance to See Your Design Come to Life

If you’re an aspiring designer who has always dreamed of seeing your visions come to life, FIGMENT’s City of Dreams Pavilion Design Competition is now accepting submissions for their fifth annual contest! The contest partners with the Emerging New York

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Eye-Catching Pyramidal Treehouse by Luderowski Architect Rises Like a Japanese-Style Pagoda

Eye-Catching Pyramidal Treehouse by Luderowski Architect Rises Like a Japanese-Style Pagoda

We’ve seen our fair share of eye-catching treehouses at Inhabitat, but this beautiful tiered treehouse in upstate New York really stands out from the pack. Designed by Swedish builder Nils Luderowski of Luderowski Architect, the gorgeous pyramidal treehouse

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Lawmakers Extend NYC Solar Panel Tax Abatement Program to 2017

Lawmakers Extend NYC Solar Panel Tax Abatement Program to 2017

Lawmakers in Albany have passed a bill that would extend tax breaks for New York City properties that install solar panels. If the legislation is signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the incentive program would run through January 1, 2017. Since the

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PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

During our visit to the shipping container-esque living accommodations, OEM housing recovery program manager Cynthia Barton told Inhabitat that the homes come prefabricated and shipped directly from Mark Line Industries in Indiana. Designed by Garrison Architects, the

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New York State Bans Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horns

New York State Bans Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horns

Last Friday, the New York Legislature officially banned the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horns in the state. On top of cracking down on the ivory and horn trade in New York, this new legislation enhances federal efforts to tighten a ban

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NYC’s Newest Shake Shack Features Reclaimed Furniture by DUMBO Designer Mark Jupiter

NYC’s Newest Shake Shack Features Reclaimed Furniture by DUMBO Designer Mark Jupiter

Brooklyn-based builder Mark Jupiter is nationally acclaimed for his fine craftsmanship, commitment to sustainability, and his work with New World Home. All of Jupiter’s custom-made furniture is handcrafted right in the heart of DUMBO at his newly expanded

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The Stack: Manhattan’s First Modular Apartment Building Opens Its Doors to Renters

The Stack: Manhattan’s First Modular Apartment Building Opens Its Doors to Renters

Developed by Jeffrey Brown and Kimberly Frank, this innovative building’s 56 separate modules were first fabricated offsite in Pennsylvania by DeLuxe Building Systems before they were packed up and shipped off to Manhattan. The straightforward and efficient

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Spontaneous Interventions: Watch the World Cup at These Two Public Viewing Venues on Governors Island

Spontaneous Interventions: Watch the World Cup at These Two Public Viewing Venues on Governors Island

Watching the World Cup at your local bar is cool, but how about viewing it on the big screen at Governors Island? Spontaneous Interventions, an exhibition created by architects, artists and designers to bring new amenities to the public, has brought two

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Archaeologists Find “Elixir of Long Life” Bottle Buried Beneath Chinatown

Archaeologists Find “Elixir of Long Life” Bottle Buried Beneath Chinatown

The key to eternal life may have been hidden underneath Manhattan this whole time. According to DNAinfo, archaeologists from Chrysalis Archaeology recently unearthed a tiny glass bottle that once held an “Elixir of Long Life” beneath an excavation site at

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8 Foods You May Not Even Realize You’re Wasting

8 Foods You May Not Even Realize You’re Wasting

ONIONS
Many people throw onions away when they start to sprout, but did you know that the leafy offshoots are actually edible? When you spot sprouts, place your onion in a cup filled with a little bit of water (just enough that the bottom of the onion sits

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17John “Cotel”: Prodigy Network Unveils Winners of NYC’s First Crowdsourced Hotel Competition

17John “Cotel”: Prodigy Network Unveils Winners of NYC’s First Crowdsourced Hotel Competition

Located in the heart of the Financial District, 17John is a 1920s art-deco building that will be expanded to include a new 23-story-tall glazed rooftop extension consisting of 191 furnished units for both short term and extended business stays. The Cotel will

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Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

Tour the Newly Renovated LEED Silver-Seeking Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum (PHOTOS)

New Yorkers and visitors alike will benefit from Cooper Hewitt’s new look, whether they’re design fans or not. The restored gardens (originally designed by Richard Schermerhorn Jr.), grounds and museum café will now be open to the public – not just museum-goers

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