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

by , 07/11/16
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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

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

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Construction on the quirky Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed Columbia University Medical Center is reportedly almost complete. According to the Real Deal, who calls the building “New York’s zaniest new building”, the 14-story, state-of-the-art medical building will be seeking LEED Gold certification once complete.

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

by , 06/29/16

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Bad news for those chomping at the bit to dig into some Anthony Bourdain-approved grub at his much-anticipated renovated Pier 57 food market. It looks like the popular chef’s massive new venture, which was originally slated to open in 2017, has been pushed back to 2019. According to Curbed, the streetfood-style market, which is part of Youngwoo & Associates‘ larger 560,000-square-foot SuperPier redevelopment project, still has a lot of red tape to clear before it can launch.

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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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New renderings released for South Street Seaport’s Fulton Market renovation

New renderings released for South Street Seaport’s Fulton Market renovation

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Sneak a peek at the gargantuan green wall coming to Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street condos

Sneak a peek at the gargantuan green wall coming to Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street condos

Previously, we reported http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tadao-andos-first-new-york-condominium-design-features-one-of-the-largest-green-walls-in-the-city/ on the preliminary designs produced by Sumaida + Khurana for the ultra luxury condominium building in at

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Anti-Airbnb bill passes in New York State Senate

Anti-Airbnb bill passes in New York State Senate

In a major blow to the popular home sharing site, Airbnb, New York senate has passed a bill prohibitting rentals of an entire property for less than 30 days.

Related: Join Airbnb next week to tell City Council why you think home sharing is for

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