Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses Are Not at All What They Seem (PHOTOS)

Too-Perfect Bronx Townhouses Are Not at All What They Seem (PHOTOS)

Notice anything strange about these doors?

Located in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx, the too-perfect townhouses actually hide a four-story, 125,000-sq-ft Con Edison substation that cost $300 million to build. Con Ed made a conscious decision to disguise

Read More >

Katy Skelton’s Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton’s Timeless American-Made Furniture Celebrates Clean Lines and Classic Materials

Katy Skelton’s line is produced exclusively in the United States, and special care is taken to ensure that the workers who fabricate the furniture are paid a fair wage and operate in safe and responsible manufacturing conditions. The company even conducts

Read More >

Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

Brooklyn Artists Build a Functioning Pipe Organ Out of Pringles Cans

It seems like Brooklyn-based Fall On Your Sword was unable to stop once they popped, because they recently built a functioning pipe organ out of colorful Pringles cans! Inspired by the bone organ in the cult classic movie “The Goonies,” the artists

Read More >

Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Inhabitat is Reporting Live from BKLYN Designs!

Hello Brooklyn! We’re reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We’ve only been here for a short while but it’s already plain to see that the show is a feast for the eyes,

Read More >

BKLYN Designs 2014: Get a Sneak Peek at Elkamii’s Space-Saving Furniture Made in Brooklyn

BKLYN Designs 2014: Get a Sneak Peek at Elkamii’s Space-Saving Furniture Made in Brooklyn

Peliships are just the tip of the space-saving furniture iceburg for Elkamii. Another delightful creation this Brooklyn collaborative design consultancy has made is the The Curved Bench, another delightful creation made by the Brooklyn consultancy, is the

Read More >

Futuristic Williamsburg Hotel with 20,000-Sq-Ft Rooftop Farm Set to Rise Above Wythe Avenue

Futuristic Williamsburg Hotel with 20,000-Sq-Ft Rooftop Farm Set to Rise Above Wythe Avenue

If Williamsburg, Brooklyn doesn’t boast enough visual stimulus for you already, a futuristic new hotel set to rise at 55 Wythe Avenue will add yet another urban spectacle to the neighborhood. A tipster recently shared some new renderings of the Level Hotel project

Read More >

Citi Bike Could Finally Be Expanding to More Neighborhoods with Help from NYC Investment Firm

Citi Bike Could Finally Be Expanding to More Neighborhoods with Help from NYC Investment Firm

A new investor could be stepping in to help Citi Bike expand to more neighborhoods. The Wall Street Journal reports that Alta Bicycle Share, which runs the bike sharing program, has been in talks with REQX Ventures, an investment firm formed by the Equinox

Read More >

Dr. Cow Opens Flagship Vegan Tree Nut Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Dr. Cow Opens Flagship Vegan Tree Nut Cheese Shop in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Rejoice vegan food connoisseurs! Dairy-free delicacy maker Dr. Cow Tree Nut Cheese recently opened its first New York store in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The shop offers up creamy, animal-free cheeses as well as organic granola, mini vegan cheesecakes,

Read More >

NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN Festival of Design from the 5 Boroughs Starts This Week!

NYCxDESIGN (NYC by Design) will be returning to the city for its second year this week with hundreds of shows, events and workshops celebrating design from all around the five boroughs. The 12-day soirée will take place at multiple locations in NYC from May

Read More >

Bush Terminal Park’s New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal Park’s New Shipping Container Bathroom Will be Topped With a Green Roof

Bush Terminal is getting a bit greener every day thanks to a project that’s turning the former toxic brownfield site into a public park. The latest addition to the site is a 1,200-square-foot, green-roofed comfort station made from shipping containers. Designed

Read More >

BKLYN Designs 2014: Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen

BKLYN Designs 2014: Phil Gautreau’s Reclaimed Bowls Add Rustic Style to the Kitchen

To create his stripped cutting boards, Gautreau takes different wood castoffs, which would otherwise be destined for the landfill, and binds them together. After cutting the boards to shape, he also uses natural beeswax and mineral oil to give them a food-grade,

Read More >

BKLYN Designs 2014: Sneak a Peek at Think Fabricate’s Playfully Green Wooden Décor

BKLYN Designs 2014: Sneak a Peek at Think Fabricate’s Playfully Green Wooden Décor

Co-founded by Susan Doban and Jason Gorsline, Brooklyn-based Think Fabricate offers playful furniture collections that blend masterful craftsmanship with sustainable values. In addition to the traditional palette of walnut and teak, the design firm also produces

Read More >

Records Show That Over 1,600 Protected Birds Were Killed by JFK Airport Contractors

Records Show That Over 1,600 Protected Birds Were Killed by JFK Airport Contractors

According to the airport’s own records, wildlife control contractors killed over 1,600 protected birds at JFK over the past five years. In order to ensure the safety of passengers, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey does have permission to shoot

Read More >

BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs

BKLYN Designs, one of New York’s most beloved home furnishings showcases, is back for 2014! Featuring a dynamic collection of designs from the most innovative Brooklyn-based furnishing designers and manufacturers, the show will invite visitors to peruse the

Read More >

Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

Artist Coby Kennedy Transforms Brooklyn Street Signs into Post-Apocalyptic Weaponry

If you feel like life in New York is a constant battle against rent hikes, Coby Kennedy feels your pain. In response to the rapid gentrification and sky-high apartment prices that have engulfed areas the city over the past few years, the Brooklyn-based

Read More >

BKLYN Designs 2014: Evan Z. Crane Gives Heirloom Furniture a Modern Twist

BKLYN Designs 2014: Evan Z. Crane Gives Heirloom Furniture a Modern Twist

When ordering pieces from Crane, customers can choose from a variety of reclaimed woods, lacquer colors and upholstery options, but the studio’s showcase pieces are awesome as is. Take the unusual Six Legs Bench, for example, a low-slung sapele bench with

Read More >

BKLYN Designs 2014: Preview Brooklyn SLaB’s Artistically Reclaimed Wood Furniture

BKLYN Designs 2014: Preview Brooklyn SLaB’s Artistically Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Bowser’s background in sculpture and fine arts – she earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – is evident in each and every piece she crafts. But her approach is also practical. Take the Mothwing Lamp Table, for example. Before

Read More >

BKLYN Designs 2014: Sneak a Peek at Coil + Drift’s Rustic, Reclaimed Furniture Made in Brooklyn

BKLYN Designs 2014: Sneak a Peek at Coil + Drift’s Rustic, Reclaimed Furniture Made in Brooklyn

Sorensen-Jolink founded Coil + Drift two years ago with the desire to explore ordinary objects in an extraordinary way. Using the woodworking skills he honed at Makeville Studios, Sorensen-Jolink creates home furnishings using reclaimed and FSC-certified sustainable

Read More >

Look for Off Centre’s Exquisite Glass-Blown Decor at BKLYN Designs 2014

Look for Off Centre’s Exquisite Glass-Blown Decor at BKLYN Designs 2014

“Our aim is to circumvent traditional processes, and approach “making” with naivety and reckless experimental abandon,” write the artists. Off Centre’s glass art is handmade at the Brooklyn Glass and Urban Glass studios in New York City and is made to order.

Read More >

Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Considering that the average New Yorker can drink several gallons of coffee a day, you can imagine the amount of disposable java cups clogging up our landfills. So could a coffee cup-sharing program, like Citi Bike but for cups, be the solution? Good

Read More >

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Image via Shutterstock

Would a streetcar line running along the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens benefit your commute? New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman recently revived the idea, which was originally proposed by urban planner Alex

Read More >

10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

10 Fun (and FREE) Earth Day Events to Enjoy in New York City

Earth Under the Spotlight
Get up close and personal with Mother Earth as you collect rocks, survey soil, and study pond water in High Rock Park. Examine samples of these elements under microscopes, flex cams and other lab equipment like a professional scientist.

Read More >

Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Animal Rights Group NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) commissioned the model prototype in hopes of creating a permanent replacement for Central Park horse carriages. Rather than forcing horses to cart around tourists and New Yorkers,

Read More >

Look Quickly and You May Not Even Notice This Cool “Invisible” Barn

Look Quickly and You May Not Even Notice This Cool “Invisible” Barn

The Invisible Barn is a vision for a site-specific wooden structure completely enveloped in reflective film to mirror the trees of Long Island City’s Socrates Sculpture Park. The building would be assimilated into nature so well that, from a certain distance,

Read More >

PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

PHOTOS: The New Tavern on the Green is Aiming for LEED Silver Certification

As most New Yorkers now know from reading the numerous anticipatory articles about the re-opening, Tavern On The Green was originally a sheepfold built in 1870 to house 200 sheep who used the adjacent Central Park’s Sheep Meadow as an eatery of their own.

Read More >