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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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

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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.

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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,

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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,

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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.

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Submerged Motherlands: Swoon’s Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Submerged Motherlands: Swoon’s Intricate Recycled World Calls Attention to Climate Change

Swoon has worked on similar environmentally focused projects, such as her “junk rafts” made of salvaged materials that are also included in the Submerged Motherlands installation. The enormous constructed tree that acts as the installation’s focal point rises

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Homeless People Are Moving Onto the Manhattan Bridge and Turning It Into a Shanty Town

Homeless People Are Moving Onto the Manhattan Bridge and Turning It Into a Shanty Town

Some of New York’s most resourceful homeless residents are making the Manhattan Bridge their new home. The New York Post reports that several people have been spotted turning the cozy confines between the bridge’s metal beams into coffin-sized living spaces.

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Edible Institute

Edible Institute

The Edible Institute is a two-day celebration of New York City’s local food movement and an exploration of where it’s headed next. Edible Institute will also bring together leaders in the movement for a better food system, including; Mark Bittman, Jane Black,

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Brooklyn’s First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn’s First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Located at 951 Pacific Street, the R-951 residence is named for its resilience and high R-value along with its address. The relatively narrow rowhouse structure contains three homes, each with about 1,500 sq. ft. of space. The bottom residence is a two-bedroom

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5 Ideas That Could Help Save Citi Bike

5 Ideas That Could Help Save Citi Bike

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE FUNDING
When 6,000 Citi Bikes rolled onto the streets Manhattan and Brooklyn for the first time nearly a year ago, former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg boasted that “we now have an entirely new transportation network without

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The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

The Best 6 Places to See Spring Bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on the Asiatic dogwood trees, fragrant white magnolias, and dainty daffodils

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Team Behind Floating East River + Pool Launches a Lab to Test the Proverbial Waters

Team Behind Floating East River + Pool Launches a Lab to Test the Proverbial Waters

If implemented, the East River swimming pool would be located off of the Brooklyn Bridge River Park, and would be accessible via a long pier-like walkway. The public pool would draw water right from the East River, which might sound off-putting to some, but

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LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

LOT-EK Proposes Resilient DUNE CO-HABITAT to Defend Against Flooding in the Rockaways

DUNE CO-HABITAT combines ecological design into a public and semi-public open space network to create an environment for people and marine life to coexist. To protect the community from a storm surge, the designers created a series of floodable platforms and

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Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

While the Brooklyn Nets are positioning themselves for the NBA postseason, their home arena just scored a victory for the environment. NYC-based Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Company are teaming up to install a new

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New Jersey Brush Fire Causes Smoke to Waft into New York

New Jersey Brush Fire Causes Smoke to Waft into New York

If you’re waking up to the smell of smoke this morning, we’re sad to inform you a brush fire broke out in a central New Jersey state. The blaze burned down 30 acres of the Wharton State Forest, a large preserve northwest of Atlantic City. New York City’s

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Tour a Fabulous Brooklyn Brownstone Renovated by NYC Fashion Designer and Homeowner JoAnn Berman

Tour a Fabulous Brooklyn Brownstone Renovated by NYC Fashion Designer and Homeowner JoAnn Berman

JoAnn Berman first made a name for herself in the 80s and 90s dressing musicians like Michael Jackson, Salt-n-Pepa and P. Diddy (back when he was just Puffy), and more recently, her refashioned garments have attracted the attention of stars like Rihanna. But

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EXCLUSIVE: Photos Leaked of Leo DiCaprio Using His Infamous Vitamin C Shower

EXCLUSIVE: Photos Leaked of Leo DiCaprio Using His Infamous Vitamin C Shower

Photos of Greenwich Village’s favorite resident, the luscious Leo DiCaprio, in his infamous vitamin C-infused shower have just been leaked, and we’re thrilled to be the ones to show you these scintillating green design pics. The eco-conscious actor recently

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NYPD Makes Sinister Discovery in Refrigerator of a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

NYPD Makes Sinister Discovery in Refrigerator of a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

Last year, Inhabitat reported on a Brooklyn Heights brownstone that hides a secret portal to the NYC underground, but it turns out that wasn’t the only thing off about the building. The NYPD was recently called to the faux home when MTA workers stationed inside

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Google Signs Agreement with NYC Mayor to Replace NYC Taxis With Driverless Google Cabs

Google Signs Agreement with NYC Mayor to Replace NYC Taxis With Driverless Google Cabs

If you’re sick of dealing with rude New York City cab drivers, we’ve got some welcome news for you. Yesterday Mayor de Blasio signed a contract with Google to start bringing Google’s patented driverless cars into the New York Taxi fleet. The mayor’s office

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