submit a story to Inhabitat >
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

Related:

+ Tompkins Trees

Via The Villager

Tompkins Square Park, Tompkins Square Park leaf map, green space nyc, parks nyc, parks east village, east village park, leaf guide nyc, tour of Tompkins Square Park’s trees,

Read More >

Advertisement

ART
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

Read More >

Advertisement

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

+ JPDA

JPDA, Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture, active wall design, nyc,

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Related:

+ Bates Masi Architects

Via 6 Sq Ft

Read More >

Advertisement

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

Read More >

ART
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).

Related:

The Collectivity Project will be May

Read More >

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

Read More >

Advertisement

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

TEXT

“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

Read More >

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)

Actors Fund HDC, adAPT Nyc, eco design, green design, Kips Bay, micro apartments, micro ny, MIcro NYC, Monadnock Development LLC, nARCHITECTS, sustainable design, tiny dwellings, tiny home, tiny homes, adAPT NYC competition, affordable housing nyc, NYC,

Read More >

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

Read More >

Advertisement

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;

Read More >

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/

Read More >

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

Oculus, PATH, Santiago Calatrava, Brookfield Place Pavilion, nyc transport hub, lower manhattan, mixed use buildings,

Read More >

Advertisement

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

NYC street food, green street food nyc

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

ART
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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

Read More >

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

best of bklyn designs, BKLYN design, bklyn designs, bklyn designs 2015, bklyn designs greenpoint, Brooklyn furniture, brooklyn interiors, brooklyn made furniture, design trade show, greenpoint trade show, eco design, eco friendly furniture, eco energy

Read More >

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

Read More >

NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown, Whitney Museum of American Art, whitney museum, new whitney museum, yuji agematsu,

Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum
of American Ar

Read More >

ART
A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Since last year, Bettman has been setting up impromptu “rooms” all over New York City, having created facets of living room scenes in Bushwick, Chelsea and the Lower East Side previously. For each set, he sources furniture from friends, freebies on

Read More >

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate Initiative will provide competitive grants to locally-based across

Read More >

Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city’s sewer problems

Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city’s sewer problems

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future disaster. A group of students and faculty at Pratt Institute have created an interactive

Read More >

The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

Housing trends are increasingly technical, sustainable, and healthy. The Prism is committed to focus on its residences’ wellbeing. Located at the corner of Park Avenue and 28th Street, it is a short walk from Madison Square and Union Square parks, as well

Read More >

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike

+ City Bike

Via ABC News

Read More >

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an existential threat and New York City must continue to lead the way,”

Read More >

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

grand central terminal, governor cuomo, grand central terminal energy efficiency, nyc green, green nyc, nyc energy efficiency, grand central terminal green overhaul, sustainable design, eco design, green design

Read More >

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city’s eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg administration. As reported by Cains New York, Local environmental is

Read More >

Super-skinny home’s private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home’s private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already unique in it’s skinny design, the home’s ultra delux library bathtub just

Read More >

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are being tortured laboratories; and millions of farm animals are making

Read More >

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New York City; W Hotel Guest Rooms around the World to Have Sheets and

Read More >

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy Performance Contracts will help de Blasio retrofit thousands of buildings

Read More >

Don’t miss ESNYC’s celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié’s turnip carpaccio recipe

Don’t miss ESNYC’s celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié’s turnip carpaccio recipe

Turnip Carpaccio
Kevin Pemoulié, Thirty Acres

4 servings

Ingredients:
4 medium-large sized purple top turnips
2 watermelon radishes, sliced thin
1bu chives, sliced
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and/or smoked
olive oil
rye bonji (light soy is

Read More >