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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Barclays Center Could Get a Giant, Sound-Absorbing Green Roof

Barclays Center Could Get a Giant, Sound-Absorbing Green Roof

The LEED Silver-certified home of the Brooklyn Nets may soon be getting even more verdant with a lush green roof. Barclays Center chronicler Norman Oder recently uncovered the venue’s planted roof plan, which is described as “a secondary roof with a structural

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NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

Last week, many Gowanus residents were outraged to find out that the city has approved the first stage of a plan to turn the Gowanus Canal into a Venice-like tourist area. The hope is that the new mini neighborhood, dubbed “Little Gowanice”, will generate

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Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem’s 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

Mathews Neilsen Unveils Plans to Revamp West Harlem’s 125th Street Corridor into a Lush Oasis

At $14.5 million, the West Harlem makeover will be a costly one, but the hope is that it will make the area more visitor-friendly. The revamp, which will reclaim the streets between Old Broadway and the Hudson River, will create an idyllic connection between

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Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of applications. Most of the apartments feature 18-foot ceilings met with glass

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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

Mayor De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver as New NYC Parks Commissioner

New York City got a new Parks Commissioner on Friday, just in time for spring. Mayor de Blasio made the official announcement at Seward Park on the Lower East Side and congratulated Mitchell Silver on his new role. Silver will leave his current job as the

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Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

NYC’s Citi Bike system is in hot water, and the program’s leaders are scrambling to raise tens of millions of dollars to keep it afloat. The Wall Street Journal reports that the bike share program ran into financial and operational challenges after its

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SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

Northern Territory was named after the Australian region of the same name, which is home to some of the most spectacular national parks in the world. Toll, who is originally from Australia, explained that while he wanted to pay homage to his homeland, he was

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Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Health officials are warning New Yorkers to take caution as a new outbreak of measles has infected residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. So far, there are 19 confirmed cases of the illness, including a 63-year-old senior citizen and children as

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The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

Green tech startups now have a new place to call home in downtown Brooklyn. The Urban Future Lab - which was unveiled last week by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering - will be

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