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Intricate Recycled PVC Tube Forest Pops Up on Governors Island (PHOTOS)

by , 06/12/14

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+ POOL and Google Drive Unveil New App That Shows New Yorkers the Quality of Their Water

by , 06/11/14
filed under: Water

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2014 is turning out to be a very “positive” year for + POOL, a project aiming to bring a floating, water-filtering pool to New York City’s East River. Last week, the + POOL team and Google Drive unveiled a new interactive tool that lets New Yorkers see the quality of their water, and how + POOL’s equipment is improving it, through simple and fun visualizations. The colorful water quality dashboard (which is currently still in beta) can now be accessed here.

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NYC’s Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units Unveiled in Brooklyn (PHOTOS)

by , 06/11/14

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Snacking Goats May Be Brought in as Natural Lawnmowers This Summer in DUMBO

by , 06/11/14

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This July, a herd of snacking goats could come to pave the way for a new 100,000-square-foot, 12-story residential building in DUMBO, Brooklyn. New York artist Andrea Reynosa recently announced her tentative plans to bring in the hungry bunch to munch on clovers and clear out the 6,000-square-foot plot located at 1 John Street. After the billies and does have had their fill, the area will be clear for construction on a 42-condo development set to begin later this summer.

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Go on an Architectural Adventure on the Water with AIANY’s Boat Tours Around Manhattan

by , 06/10/14

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City Beach NYC Wants to Bring a Fake Floating Beach to Manhattan by 2016

by , 06/10/14
filed under: Manhattan,Parks,Water

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Beach-loving New Yorkers typically have to travel outside of Manhattan to get their fix of sparking white sand, but all of that could change if City Beach NYC gets its way. Created by designer Blayne Ross, workshop/apd and Craft Engineering Studio, City Beach NYC is a budding concept that wants to dock a floating artificial beach along the shores of Manhattan by 2016. The creators say that the pop-up beach, which would be self-contained on a floating barge, would ideally be located near the West Village in the Hudson River.

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Governor’s Cup Amazes Crowds at the 2014 FIGMENT Festival (PHOTOS)

by , 06/09/14

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Austin + Mergold’s Upcycled SuralArk Lands at Socrates Sculpture Park

by , 06/09/14

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Head to Governors Island This Weekend for the FIGMENT Art Festival!

by , 06/05/14

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Summer is almost here, and that means it’s time for the annual celebration of creativity known as the FIGMENT Festival!  The yearly event invites New Yorkers of all ages to hop on the ferry to Governors Island for two days of arty fun on June 8th and 9th. So pack a picnic, head to the island, and don’t forget to get there in time for the unveiling of this year’s City of Dreams Pavilion - CDR Studio’s Governor’s Cup.

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Interboro’s ‘Living with the Bay’ Resiliency Plan Scores $125 Million to Protect Long Island from Future Storms

by , 06/05/14

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OutdoorFest 2014 Invites New Yorkers to Get Outside and Play!

by , 06/04/14

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Whether you’re into hard-core sports or prefer a relaxing picnic, there’s nothing like finally getting to enjoy the outdoors after a long, hard winter. But with all of the skyscrapers and congested streets that surround us, you may not know where to start or what to do. Luckily, there’s city-wide event going on right now called OutdoorFest, and it’s inviting New Yorkers to participate in over 70 FREE and exciting events in all five boroughs of NYC. So what are you waiting for? Join in on the outdoor fun today!

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BIG Architects Awarded $335 Million for Storm-Resilient Green “U” Around Manhattan

by , 06/04/14

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LIC Landing by COFFEED: Dine Al Fresco at This New Cafe with Breathtaking Waterfront Views

by , 06/03/14
filed under: Architecture,Food,Queens

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TONIGHT: Yoga, a Vegan Buffet Dinner and Bike Inspiration at 3B Brooklyn

by , 06/03/14

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Our friends over at Get Up and Ride Brooklyn are hosting a dinner + bike party tonight and you’re invited! The event at 3B Brooklyn (136 Lawrence St Brooklyn, NY 11201) will commence with a free yoga class designed specifically for cyclists taught by Lisa Markuson, which will be followed by a vegan and gluten-free buffet dinner by Joshua Ploeg, a presentation about Bikenomics and the economic case for bicycling by Elly Blue and a short film by Joe Biel. The program will be followed by a question session, book signing and discussion. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here but feel free to attend the yoga session for free. The yoga class begins at 5:45 PM, and dinner will be served at 7 PM!

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Why is There a Piano in the East River?

by , 06/03/14
filed under: Manhattan,Public Art

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New York has no shortage of curiosities, from Times Square‘s Naked Cowboy to Catman Charlie. Now, Instagrammers are reporting that a mysterious piano has popped up in the East River. It’s not floating on a barge or sitting on platform – it’s literally submerged right in the water underneath the Brooklyn Bridge, and eager pianists have even been wading out to try and play it.

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Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

Camp Rockaway Could Bring Glamping to New York City Beaches

If you’ve ever wanted to try glamping (glamorous camping), here’s your chance! Inspired by the tent communities that popped up at Rockaway Beach in the early 1900s, Camp Rockaway is an initiative to bring beach camping back to Queens. The team behind this

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NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

NYC’s First Zero Energy School: P.S. 62 in Staten Island Designed by SOM

Thanks to Local Law 86, all of New York City’s civic buildings must be built to sustainable standards, but the School Construction Authority (SCA) was well ahead of the green game by the time that law was enacted in 2005. They had already been using efficient

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Gulliver’s Gate: Help Bring the Biggest Tiny World in the World to New York!

Gulliver’s Gate: Help Bring the Biggest Tiny World in the World to New York!

When you live in a city as large as NYC, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and out of touch with your surroundings. To help bring perspective and a child-like wonder back to urban dwellers, Israeli entrepreneur Eiran Gazit wants to create Gulliver’s Gate, a

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How to See the Manhattanhenge 2014 Solar Phenomenon Tonight!

How to See the Manhattanhenge 2014 Solar Phenomenon Tonight!

Get your cameras ready New Yorkers! “Manhattanhenge,” the solar phenomenon that descends upon NYC but twice a year, will be visible tonight. This evening, the sun will align perfectly with Manhattan’s east-west grid, presenting spectacular sunsets –

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Fall in Love with the History and Charm of this Eco-Friendly Tribeca Loft

Fall in Love with the History and Charm of this Eco-Friendly Tribeca Loft

Shiny new condos might be the fancy of some, but for many New Yorkers, a hint of character is high up on the list of real estate must-haves. First spotted by 6sqft, this recently sold loft unit at 125 Watts Street offers both modern amenities and historic

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PHOTOS: Explore NYC by Foot with Walks of New York!

PHOTOS: Explore NYC by Foot with Walks of New York!

Each of Walks of New York’s insider tours cover a lot of ground in an enjoyable two-and-a half to three hour time span. Participants can choose from a variety of cultural tours including Highlights of New York, Meet at the Met: Highlights of the Metropolitan

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MTA Unveils New Exhibit Showcasing the Tech Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway

MTA Unveils New Exhibit Showcasing the Tech Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway

New Yorkers have been waiting since 1929 for the Second Avenue Subway, and the MTA project is finally set to become reality (if all goes well) with the opening of its first phase in 2016. Now the MTA is telling the amazing story of how the Second Avenue Subway

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Checks Out the Best of BKLYN Designs 2014!

VIDEO: Inhabitat Checks Out the Best of BKLYN Designs 2014!

New York Design Week 2014 is finally over, but we’ve got a little treat for you if you’re going through design withdrawal. During BKLYN Designs, the Inhabitat team met up to make a few short videos showcasing our favorite green designs from the show. Check

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Citi Bike Celebrates Its First Birthday with $1 Day Passes and Free Cupcakes

Citi Bike Celebrates Its First Birthday with $1 Day Passes and Free Cupcakes

Citi Bike is officially a year old today, and to celebrate their first birthday they’re offering day passes for just a dollar! The discounted fares will allow riders to take out the bikes for 30-minute intervals throughout the day and take advantage of the

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Dry Your Plates Between Manhattan Skyscrapers with Luca Nichetto’s Inception Dish Rack

Dry Your Plates Between Manhattan Skyscrapers with Luca Nichetto’s Inception Dish Rack

Nichetto was first inspired to create this project after seeing a scale model of the Manhattan peninsula sitting on Stefano Seletti’s desk during a visit to his office in Viadana, Mantua. “The object had no particular function, yet it immediately gave me

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