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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

Bernheimer Architecture One Flushing Complex

A new kind of affordable housing is set to be built on the site of a city-owned municipal parking lot in Flushing, Queens. According to Curbed, the design of the future Flushing One development will be more sustainable than most current affordable housing designs. The 208 energy-efficient units in the new complex will also be feng shui-oriented and include numerous sustainable features such as solar power and a rooftop farm.

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Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

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The lucky residents of DUMBO’s latest luxury development at 60 Water Street will be able to enjoy some stellar views from the project’s incredible roof deck, which might remind you of another enviable green space in NYC. If you recognize some of the deck’s landscaping elements, that’s because it was designed by James Corner Field Operations, the firm responsible for creating Manhattan’s famous elevated High Line park.

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

by , 06/08/15
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

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World-renowned French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has been selected to illuminate a new public space at West 52nd Street’s unique 6 1/2 Avenue passageway. Dreyfus has already completed work on a sparkling light installation at the 135 West 52nd Street condominium tower and will now continue to leave his brilliant mark on the building’s adjacent pedestrian “galleria”. The massive contemporary art installation will include dramatic copper sculptures lit up by LEDs.

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Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

by , 06/05/15
filed under: Architecture,Tiny Homes

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

by , 06/05/15
filed under: Animals,News,Water

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Beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish washed ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of dead diamond back turtles were also found just two weeks ago. Both waves of death are thought to be related to the recent contaminant-rich red tide that hit the region a few weeks ago, caused by high levels of pollution in the local waters.

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Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

by , 06/05/15
filed under: Art NYC,Brooklyn,Public Art

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With punk rock bars being turning into banks and indie night bazaars being displaced by luxury automakers, it’s no secret that even some of NYC’s once-seediest spots are undergoing a wave of gentrification. Bushwick-based artist Ann Lewis (a.k.a. Gilf!) hit the streets this week to call attention to some of the city’s most notorious gentrification casualties by wrapping them with bright yellow “Gentrification In Progress” crime tape. Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar, which was recently purchased by BMW, and 190 Bowery, the iconic Germania Bank building bought by real estate mogul Aby Rosen, were two of the prime targets.

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Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

by , 06/04/15

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New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program recently announced its achievement of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The incredible feat saved NY taxpayers $100 per ton, totaling a savings of almost $150,000 in 2014 alone. The UWVC recycled 30 percent more textiles in 2014 than in 2013, and they hope to blast through their record againg by the end of 2015.

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Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

Zar Property NY 38 Greene Street

Move over DVF. If all goes as planned, a spectacular new glass structure could give Diane von Furstenburg’s prismatic penthouse in Meatpacking a run for its money. According to the Real Deal, Zar Property has received a green light from the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission to start construction on a gorgeous two-story glass duplex addition to the penthouse level of a historic five-story building in Soho.

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60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

by , 06/03/15
filed under: Animals,Brooklyn

Chickens Eating

There’ll be no swan song for some lucky chickens who had the good fortune to fall off a truck in Williamsburg last week. Five dozen live chickens being transported to their slaughter were dumped on a Williamsburg street as their truck driver took a corner too fast. Now, instead of heading to slaughter, the lucky birds will live out their days in an animal sanctuary in upstate New York.

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Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

by , 06/02/15
filed under: Architecture,Manhattan,News

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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but the adage doesn’t exactly fly when it comes to proprietary architectural designs. A stealthy investigation by Curbed has uncovered that Chinese developer Wide Horizon seems to be a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron‘s Jenga-esque 56 Leonard Street tower in New York City. In fact, it can be argued that many features of the company’s new development in Chengdu, China look like they were basically “borrowed” from the downtown NYC building.

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Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

by , 06/02/15
filed under: Green Space,Manhattan,Parks

Tompkins Square Park Leaf Map

Long time East Village resident Michael Natale really loves Tompkins Square Park. So much so, in fact, that the nature lover spent four years creating an incredibly detailed map of the green space’s trees. The volunteer cartographer photographed the park’s 550 leafy specimens and recorded each one’s location, genus and size for like-minded tree lovers everywhere.

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Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

by , 06/01/15
filed under: Art NYC,Manhattan

Luisa Cerutti West 44th tree cozy

Luisa Cerutti is bringing messages of joy to Hell’s Kitchen one ball of yarn at a time. Cerutti, the co-owner of local housewares store Domus and overall ambassador of happiness, has outfitted three trees on West 44th with colorful “tree cozies” stitched with various messages of peace and love.

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See how this NYC apartment’s hidden ‘active wall’ allows it to transform depending on the situation

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How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

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New York’s art world elite came out to ooh and ahh over the new Whitney Museum earlier this month, but The Atlantic’s John Whitaker was much more interested in the structure’s unique 15,500-pound door than the art beyond it. Part of a flood-mitigation system informed by the same engineers who work on U.S. Navy Destroyers, the river-facing door is capable of withstanding 6,750 pounds of debris in the event of another super storm like Hurricane Sandy. In fact, it was because of the 2012 disaster that Renzo Piano and his team made moves to fortify the museum and its precious contents.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

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The Collectivity Project will be May

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