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Old Clock Company Building Converted into a Timeless Duplex Loft

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Despite its former life as an old 1880s clock factory, 420 12th Street in Park Slope is now a timeless three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath duplex. 6sqft reports that Hurley & Farinella Architects worked diligently to maintain original details like exposed brick, factory beams and wood ceilings, combining them with modern updates that mesh seamlessly with the building’s historic bones. See more of the character-filled new space here.

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Final Section of High Line Park Set to Open This Month

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Gehry’s WTC Performing Arts Center Design Officially Scrapped

by , 09/07/14
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan,News

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As previously suspected by Inhabitat and recently confirmed by the NY Times, Frank Gehry’s design for the World Trade Center Performing Arts building has been officially scrapped. In what comes as no surprise for anyone following the beleaguered project, the proposed art center‘s board of directors has decided to forgo the architect’s vision and choose a design from a selection of three as-yet-unknown firms.

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New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

by , 09/05/14
filed under: Climate Change,News,Queens

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A new Natural History Museum is opening in Queens as a response to concerns of corruption at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.’s Museum of Natural History and other institutions that accept funding from Koch Industries and other corporate polluters. In the case of the popular NYC and D.C. museums, oil baron David Koch sits on their boards while bankrolling climate change denial campaigns.

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See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

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Friends Pop-Up Replica Coffee Shop Coming to NYC This Month

by , 09/05/14

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Get ready to feel old, people. Friends is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and fans who loved watching Rachel, Ross, Monica, Chandler, Phoebe and Joey’s shenanigans at Central Perk will soon have a chance to step into the storied coffee shop themselves – sort of. Word on the street is that Warner Bros. Television Group, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Eight O’Clock Coffee have teamed up to create a pop-up shop modeled after the iconic hangout and will be opening it up to visitors this month. In addition to being able to take selfies on the actual orange couch from the show, guests will be able to enjoy free coffee, daily giveaways and even live performances of “Smelly Cat”! Read on for the details.

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Look Up! NYC Water Tanks Converted into Vibrant Works of Art for Water Conservation

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Join Green Drinks NYC for a Dutch Eco-Fashion Showcase During NYFW

by , 09/04/14

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Take a detour to The Netherlands during New York Fashion Week by joining Green Drinks NYC for an exciting event exploring the latest in Dutch eco-fashion. See how Dutch innovators – from a brand that allows you to lease your jeans to a company that offers a wide range of sustainable fabrics and guidance to fashion designers – have been designing smarter to adapt and react to the world’s increasingly limited natural resources. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT) at citizenM Hotel Times Square located at 218 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019. Click here for tickets.

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Bird Lovers Flock Together to Save Endangered Peregrine Falcon Family on UWS

by , 09/03/14

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Upper West Side bird lovers have gotten their feathers in a ruffle thanks to a ritzy condo’s plan to evict a pair of beloved peregrine falcons and their babies from the property. The endangered birds first took up residence on millionaire Steve Nis­lick’s penthouse window sill in 2010. Four years later, the condo board at 25 CPW is ready to oust the family of falcons, but many local animal lovers are calling fowl.

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Get a Free Apple During Big Apple Crunch Next Month!

by , 09/03/14
filed under: Food

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Attention all NYC apple lovers! GrowNYC will once again be giving out free apples next month for Big Apple Crunch 2014! The event will take place on Friday, October 24th at locations across the city (click here to find the one nearest you), or you can even register your group or class to organize your own healthy group crunch! Once you’ve got your shiny Red Delicious, Granny Smith or McIntosh in hand, join fellow New Yorkers to crunch together and try to break the record for the biggest apple-crunching event in the world! And don’t forget to spread the word using #bigapplecrunch!

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Soaring Greenwich St. Condo Would Be Tallest Residential Building in Downtown NYC If Built

by , 09/03/14
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan,News

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Midtown’s Nordstrom Tower is set to become NYC’s tallest residential building, but now another skyscraper is hoping to give it a little competition downtown. While it actually falls a bit shy of its Park Avenue counterpart, 125 Greenwich St. would reach 1,356 feet if built, making it the tallest residential building in Downtown New York. Developed by Michael Shvo and Bizzi & Partners, the condo building would be just 12 feet shorter than One World Trade Center‘s roof.

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The Mets’ Citi Field Hits Another Environmental Home Run

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Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, just hit an environmental home run! The Mets administration recently announced a number of green upgrades for the sports facility and organization, including a 100-percent alternative energy offset for the stadium’s electricity use through 2016.

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Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York This Week

by , 09/01/14

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Do grilled cheeses taste better when delivered by parachute? Probably not, but New Yorkers will get to find out this week when Aussie company Jafflechutes brings its air-dropped sammiches to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The wacky entrepreneurs from Down Under will be dropping their jaffles (if you have no idea what a jaffle is, we explain below) from up above at The Diamond bar some time this week. Cheese bombs away!

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7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

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Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

by , 08/29/14
filed under: News,Resiliency,Solar Power

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One company’s bid to win a $30 million grant put up for grabs by the NYC Economic Development Corporation could be a major game changer in terms of urban resiliency in situations where severe weather paralyzes communication efforts. BlocPower, an energy efficiency company run out of NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering’s Urban Future Center, is one of the 37 finalists in the Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy (RISE-NYC) contest, which seeks to find “new technologies and solutions to make New York City businesses more resilient to the impacts of future storms, sea level rise and other effects of climate change.”

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HGTV’s David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips on How to Take Your Tiny Apartment from Poky Pad to Super Suite

HGTV’s David Bromstad Shares 5 Tips on How to Take Your Tiny Apartment from Poky Pad to Super Suite

Have a cool collection? Display it in a concentrated area on a wall like David did here, instead of all over your room.

FINAL FAVORITES

Most people feel the need to present an array of objects that define them personally. In a small space though, too

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5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta’s Pizza

5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta’s Pizza

5. They grow their own produce on top of two repurposed shipping containers.
Looking at Roberta’s concrete-heavy facade, you’d never imagine the wealth of tomatoes, eggplants, figs, peaches, berries and greens being grown inside. Made of two repurposed shipping

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World’s First 3D-Printed Estate Will Boast a Pool and 2,400-sq-ft House

World’s First 3D-Printed Estate Will Boast a Pool and 2,400-sq-ft House

3D printing has been used to create everything from entire rooms to salt houses and even a castle. But now architect Adam Kushner wants to take the technology to a whole new level by 3D printing an entire estate. Kushner has grand plans to fabricate an

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Learn How Citi Bike Cleans Its Rides with Gunk-Eating OzzyJuice Microbes

Learn How Citi Bike Cleans Its Rides with Gunk-Eating OzzyJuice Microbes

Citi Bike has revolutionized green transportation in New York City, with over 10 million trips taken so far. But with so many rides on a daily basis, the popular bike sharing program does require some heavy maintenance to keep its bikes running smoothly.

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Did You Know That There’s a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Did You Know That There’s a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Millions of people pass through the doors of Manhattan’s glassy Jacob Javits Center each year, but most have no idea what lies right above their heads. While it might not be obvious from below, the sprawling convention center is home to the second largest

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Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

Spend the Night in This Floating Eco-Hotel Made Out of Recycled Truck Parts

Looking for an off-the-beaten-path way to enjoy the last days of summer? How does staying at a floating, sustainable hotel made from repurposed truck parts sound? Designed by architects Matteo Pinto and Carolina Cisneros of design company ComboColab, the

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50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman’s Ceiling

50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman’s Ceiling

Frieda Turkmenilli wasn’t too perturbed when she noticed a few bees flying around her Queens apartment. However, other residents living in the Elmhurst building were a bit more wary of the buzzing tenants and informed the property manager. Upon closer

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7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

Wolfson began recreating his beloved New York scenes in the 1980s, when the city was a much different place. Born and raised in the city, the artist decided to recreate scenes he experienced wandering around New York meticulously by hand using traditional

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Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Newly Completed Hudson Woods Complex Offers Serene Eco-Living Deep in the Catskills

Each home in Hudson Woods is set on a large lot within the development’s expansive 131-acre site, allowing for exquisite views of the surrounding Catskills Mountains. Guided by a sustainable landscape architect and forester, the homes were built into the area’s

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VIDEO: IKEA’s Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

VIDEO: IKEA’s Augmented Reality App Lets You Visualize Furniture in Your Home Before You Buy

Buying new furniture can be a big commitment, especially given the cost and energy associated with shipping and setting up a large piece. What happens if you go through all of the pains of getting a new couch, table or wardrobe to your house, only to see that

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