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Disturbing ‘Trump Hair Hut’ spotted on the streets of Red Hook

by , 07/13/16
filed under: Art NYC,Brooklyn

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Red Hook residents were in for a bit of a hairy surprise this past weekend in the form of a “Trump Hut” placed on the street. The straw hut, which fits four people inside, is clad in 98 hula skirts and shaped to resemble the infamously unattractive hair of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG’s greenery-filled storm protection system

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It was an exciting moment last year when Bjarke Ingels Group‘s BIG U storm protection system for New York City secured $335 million in funding towards implementation, but now it looks like all of that hard work could be flushed down the drain. Due to the enormous $540 million cost of the project, the city is now saying that it may opt for a much smaller and more affordable project like a basic storm wall instead. But would even that wall be enough to save the city?

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WXY Architects to convert former NJ shipyard into modern innovation hub

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Prolific architecture firm WXY Architecture Studio has just signed on to renovate New Jersey’s former shipyard, Kearny Point, into a modern innovation hub. Led by STUDIOS Architecture, the ambitious project’s first phase is the complex’s 210,000-square-foot Building 78, which has been converted into a modern, multi-tenant space for next-generation manufacturing companies.

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Artist covers abandoned Rockaway building in a splash of fiery sunset colors

by , 07/11/16
filed under: Art NYC,Public Art,Queens

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Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

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First-ever dog poop composting program in NYC comes to Brooklyn park

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A newly-opened dog run in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is putting an ecological twist on poop scooping. Dog owners visiting East River State Park are being asked to forgo doggie waste bags and instead pop their pets’ poo into a cedar compost bin to be converted into fertilizer for the park’s landscaping needs.

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Escape the city in this new Harvard startup’s affordable tiny home rentals near NYC

by , 07/07/16
filed under: Architecture,Tiny Homes

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6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

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Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

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A new study warns that the growing environmental trend of summer heat waves could lead to a 500-percent increase in heat-related deaths in New York City by 2080. The report evaluates a range of potential outcomes of the soaring temps in relationship to the city’s demographics, with an eye on the city’s efforts to address the impending heat waves. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s OneNYC sustainability plan aims to reduce some of the risks associated with climate change, but there may also be a need for more cooling centers and more air-conditioning in buildings around the city based on these findings.

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Breezy rooftop deck by designers of the High Line opens in the Flatiron District

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A greenery-infused rooftop deck by the landscape architecture firm behind NYC’s beloved High Line park has popped up atop 50 West 23rd Street. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the 11th-story rooftop garden gives employees who work in the office building a serene outdoor area where they can bring their laptops and take a break from being stuck inside a cubicle.

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Gluttonous goats gorge themselves out of work at Prospect Park

by , 07/05/16

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Just a few months after being hired to control the wild weeds at Prospect Park‘s overgrown Vale of Cashmere, a hungry herd of goats has eaten themselves right out of the job. According to a Prospect Park Alliance spokeswoman, the goats have been temporarily laid off from their ecological restoration mission “due to their voracity.”

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100-year-old NoMad building to get a modern facelift and verdant new rooftop terrace

by , 07/01/16

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The historic building at 3 East 28th Street in the NoMad district is getting a modern facelift thanks to local architect Morris Adjmi. The 12-story building, originally constructed in 1912, will undergo redevelopment to become a mixed-used complex featuring offices and retail space. NYC real estate investment firm Winter Properties has owned the building for more than 60 years, and is bringing in Adjmi to breathe new life into this landmark building between Madison and Fifth Avenues.

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LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

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Brooklyn’s Coney Island Boardwalk is now home to the brand new LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater. The ambitious project saw the beloved Child’s Building transformed into a 5,000-seat, semi-outdoor event space and concert venue complete with multiple resilient features designed to withstand the effects of future super storms like Hurricane Sandy.

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Beautiful elevated park overlooking 9/11 Memorial opens at World Trade Center

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This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

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VIDEO: World’s tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

VIDEO: World’s tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will offer a first look inside its residential building, the first residential Passive House high rise and the tallest Passive House in the world. Passive House is the strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy a

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‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

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Anthony Bourdain’s Pier 57 food market gets postponed until 2019

Anthony Bourdain’s Pier 57 food market gets postponed until 2019

Related: Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

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Via Curbed NY

Images via Anthony Bordain and Bordain Market Facebook pages

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Plan a summer getaway to this brand new Hudson Valley hotel inside of a former factory

Plan a summer getaway to this brand new Hudson Valley hotel inside of a former factory

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NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

“Many of us still remember the weeks of cold and darkness after Sandy – including thousands of NYCHA residents. People across all five boroughs are still feeling the impact today. However, with this $67 million investment, we will continue to NYCHA

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