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Shigeru Ban’s Twin Rooftop Penthouses Will Perch Atop an Existing Tribeca Building

by , 01/22/14
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan

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Polar Vortex 2 Promises Up to 14 Inches of Snow for New York Today

by , 01/21/14
filed under: Weather

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It’s only been a few weeks since New York dug itself out from under the first Polar Vortex and now the snow has begun to fall once again. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for today predicting eight inches of snow for the area. There’s also an advisory for hazardous freezing conditions until the end of the week, so bundle up everyone.

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9 Ingenious Ways to Hack IKEA Furniture for Tiny New York Apartments

by , 01/21/14

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YOTEL’s Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

by , 01/20/14
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open Vegan “ABC Home Grown” Restaurant in 2014

by , 01/20/14
filed under: Animals,Food,Manhattan

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Jean-Georges Veganrichten? NYC veggie-lovers are overjoyed at news that celebrity chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is planning to launch a new vegetarian and vegan restaurant this year. The upcoming eatery, which is being called ABC Home Grown, will be Vongerichten’s 12th in New York and his third collaborative venture with ABC Carpet and Home. The partnership that has already birthed two other popular restaurants - ABC Kitchen and ABC Cocina.

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Port Authority Tests One World Trade Center Spire’s Dazzling LED Lights

by , 01/20/14

The Empire State Building’s energy-efficient LED lights have been adding a bright burst of color to the NYC skyline, and now it looks like One World Trade Center will be joining in on some of the luminous fun. A few New York night owls have noticed the Port Authority testing the lights that adorn 1 WTC’s famous spire in the middle of the night, but whether or not the tower will host full-on LED lightshows like the ESB’s remains to be seen.

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Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

by , 01/20/14
filed under: Animals,Architecture,Queens

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Work to reconstruct the Rockaway Beach boardwalk since it was destroyed over a year ago has still not begun, and could now be delayed by another three years. Officials say that construction crews will have to halt work for months at a time as endangered piping plovers nest along the beach. Because fewer than 2,000 pairs of the birds remain in the Atlantic area, workers are taking great pains not to disturb them during their mating season.

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New York’s Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

by , 01/20/14
filed under: Architecture,Upstate NY

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Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

by , 01/18/14
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

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Hevo Power’s Wireless Manhole Cover EV Chargers Arriving Soon in NYC

by , 01/17/14

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Back in October, Hevo Power announced that its new wireless induction EV chargers that look like manhole covers would be arriving in NYC in the first quarter of 2014. Now the company is reporting that they’ve signed a contract with New York University’s Department of Public Safety to install two of its innovative EV chargers on-site for the department’s security vehicles to use. The project is being funded by the NYU Office of Sustainability and is the first contract that Hevo Power has received.

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Connected: Julie Peppito’s Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

by , 01/16/14
filed under: Art NYC

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Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

by , 01/16/14
filed under: Green Space,Manhattan

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

by , 01/15/14

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IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller on their journey to empower students in rural Bertie County, North Carolina through what, at first, seems like a simple shop class. Inhabitat recently had the chance to check the film out at its premiere in NYC – click the link below to see our full review.

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PETA to Protest SeaWorld Celebrity Penguin Appearance at Bagatelle Party Tonight

by , 01/14/14
filed under: Animals,Manhattan

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SeaWorld’s two adorable penguin mascots, Pete and Penny, are coming to New York for a special event in the Meatpacking District tonight, but PETA wants people to realize that the celebrity appearance will not be as light-hearted as it seems. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals allege that the two live penguin guests of honor will be shuttled all around the floor in a publicity stunt amidst flashing lights and loud DJ music. While a chaotic party atmosphere is fine for most people, the organization is worried that it will be a terrifying experience for the animals.

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Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

by , 01/14/14

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Brooklyn-based Mi Mesita creates sustainable wooden furniture designed especially for smaller spaces like New York apartments. Their handmade, thoughtfully-designed pieces are meant to be functional and durable so that they can be moved from home to home with minimal wear and tear. Headquartered in Red Hook, the designers use only domestic woods to create heirlooms meant to outlive those of their famous big-box neighbor.

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AIANY to Debut Disaster-Proof Architecture Exhibit “Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge”

AIANY to Debut Disaster-Proof Architecture Exhibit “Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge”

Curated by postdoctoral fellow Dr. Effie Bouras and Professor Ghyslaine McClure, P.Eng of the McGill University Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, “Considering the Quake” is based on the pair’s collaborative research on the intersection

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MTA Planning to Get Rid of MetroCards by 2019

MTA Planning to Get Rid of MetroCards by 2019

In just a few years, NYC’s iconic yellow MetroCards may be just as obsolete as the subway tokens of yore (remember those?). Word on the street is that the MTA has decided to phase the cards out by 2019 and replace them with a yet-to-be decided payment technology.

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Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Once notorious for its derelict factory buildings, Long Island City’s recent resurgence as a cultural destination has been supported by gentrification and economic investments such as the Paper Factory Hotel. The five-story hotel offers 122 rooms ranging from

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NYC’s $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC’s $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

“Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and environmentally restorative,” reads the press release sent by Mathews Nielsen Landscape

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See When Your Train Will Arrive in Real Time with MTA’s Weekender App

See When Your Train Will Arrive in Real Time with MTA’s Weekender App

Planning a weekend subway trip in New York City just got a whole lot easier thanks to an upgrade of the MTA’s Weekender app that displays real-time train arrival information for all 154 stations served by the 1,2,3,4,5 and 6 trains as well as departures for

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MoMA Confirms Plans to Demolish American Folk Art Museum Despite Public Opposition

MoMA Confirms Plans to Demolish American Folk Art Museum Despite Public Opposition

Architects, urban planners and preservationists throughout the world are mourning the impending loss of New York City’s American Folk Art Museum building. In a statement released this week, MoMA confirmed plans to move ahead with the demolition of the beloved

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2014!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at MulchFest 2014!

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2014. On January 11th and 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling stations

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Project H’s IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H’s IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That’s exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County – the poorest county in North Carolina – were given the freedom and direction to construct and transform

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Win Free Tickets to See New Film “If You Build It” at New York’s IFC Center!

Win Free Tickets to See New Film “If You Build It” at New York’s IFC Center!

IF YOU BUILD IT (Official Trailer) from OCP Media on Vimeo.

WIN A PAIR OF TICKETS TO SEE NEW DESIGN MOVIE ‘IF YOU BUILD IT’!

Be among the first New Yorkers to see If You Build It, a new feature length documentary film following the journey of design

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Polar Vortex’s Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

Polar Vortex’s Possible Only Benefit is That It Helped Kill Off Some Invasive Insects

This week’s rather unpleasant Polar Vortex brought a deep freeze to New York, and along with the frigid air came transportation delays, infrastructure damage, and a rush to buy more long underwear. Fortunately, every storm cloud has a silver lining, and The

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