New York Runs out of…Brownstone?

New York Runs out of…Brownstone?

The next time you walk by one of the city’s beautiful brownstones, you may want to take an extra moment to appreciate it. The New York Times recently reported that the last local brownstone quarry in Portland, Connecticut would be using up its final pieces

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PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

PHOTOS: Ray Villafane Unleashes an Insane Army of Ghastly Zombie Pumpkins at the New York Botanical Garden

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden welcomed guests all weekend to watch the pumpkin master at work. Villafane and his crew of Trevor Grove, Alfred Paredes, Chris Vierra and Andy Bergholtz, a contender on the Food Network’s “Halloween Wars”, put oversized pumpkins

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Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint’s Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

We’ve seen many instances of yarnbombing in New York City from Olek’s rainbow-camo bikes to the Campaign for Wool’s fountains of felt, but the Transmitter Park piece appears to have been done by someone new based on its muted colors and simplistic design.

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Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Union Avenue Could be Turned into More Green Space for McCarren Park

Photo ©Kai Brinker

The city street that separates Williamsburg’s McCarren Park may soon become a piece of green space itself. A new city plan hopes to transform the stretch of Union Avenue that runs between the park’s dog park and sports field into a

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6 Can’t-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

6 Can’t-Miss Green Activities to Do This Fall in NYC

Bavaria in the beer garden photo from Shutterstock
Oktoberfest at Bear Mountain
Okay, so Bear Mountain is a little outside of New York City, but it’s a whole lot closer than Germany, right? This year, the state park is holding an enormous Oktoberfest celebration,

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New Green City

New Green City

New Green City is a hands-on, free event full day of action and dialogue, alongside our Union Square Greenmarket, where participants of all ages can learn how to live a low impact lifestyle. Activities include DIY tutorials on weatherization techniques, a

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Don’t Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum’s Fall Fair!

Don’t Miss the Last Day of Food, Furry Friends and Fun at the Queens County Farm Museum’s Fall Fair!

If you’re sitting at home wondering what to do on this lovely fall day, we highly recommend hightailing it over to the last day of the Queens County Farm Museum’s annual Queens County Fair. This celebration filled with food, furry friends and fun happens but

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The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick’s Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well, the transformed former beer factory is now home to 16,000 square feet of hopsy goodness

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6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

6 Hot Ways to Stay Cool in NYC Today

INDULGE IN ICY TREATS

This is one day of the year when it might actually be dangerous to run after an ice cream truck, so why not make your own frosty treats in your own home? From scrumptious homemade popsicles in any flavor you like to organic lemon ice

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Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot’s Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have noted Sinvin Real Estate’s lease signage outside its door. During its short

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SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC’s Very First Self-Powered Building

SNEAK PEEK: See Inside the Delta, NYC’s Very First Self-Powered Building

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Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Small NYC apartments have been getting a lot of attention after Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan for an upcoming micro-apartment building in the city, but this Brooklyn couple began sharing their teensy tiny 240-square-ft. apartment way before it was in

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5 Super-Efficient Tiny New York Apartments

5 Super-Efficient Tiny New York Apartments

One of our favorite small apartments is this tiny East Village studio apartment that Jordan Parnass Digital Architecture transformed into a one bedroom loft. Near the front half of the space, JPDA built an amazing wood paneled central station that supports

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Salvage Secrets Book Signing & Tour

Salvage Secrets Book Signing & Tour

Join Build It Green! for a special visit from author and DIY-guru, Joanne Palmisano, author of Salvage Secrets, as she tours their Gowanus reuse center sharing DIY tips. Salvage Secrets will be available for purchase as well. Cocktail hour starts at 6pm, Salvage

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6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC

6 Green Activities to Celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC

Siberian squill courtesy of Shutterstock

Walking Tour of Manhattan’s Wildflower Fields

Join ecologist and author Eric Sanderson for a tour of Manhattan’s nature including a walk along the tidal marshes of Broad Street, over the stream at Maiden Lane,

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Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

Ten Ecotastic Earth Day Activities in New York City

New York Cares Day
Spend Earth Day giving back to nature, New York, and your fellow citizens. Join 5,000 other New Yorkers for the annual New York Cares Day to beautify and clean our city’s parks and get them ready for the 2012 season. You can sign up with

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The Green Festival Lands in New York City for Earth Day

The Green Festival Lands in New York City for Earth Day

The Green Festival hits the Big Apple for the first time this weekend, April 21-22 at the new LEED-certified North Wing of the Jacob Javits Center. The eco-conscious event is perfectly timed for Earth Day festivities and will feature talks from 125 authors,

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6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

6 Egg-citing NYC Easter Activities for Kids and Adults!

© Rob Maguire
NYC Easter Parade
This New York City pastime draws in a huge crowd each year. Located along 5th Ave., a number of nearby cathedrals, including Saint Patrick’s and St. Thomas, open their Easter services to the public. Come to enjoy the procession

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Eco-Easter Craft Workshop at Film Biz Recycling

Eco-Easter Craft Workshop at Film Biz Recycling

Stop by Film Biz Recycling 2 -5pm Sunday, April 8th for an Eco-Easter event!  Join local artist/educator Kat Roberts for a DIY Craft Workshop (ages 5+); the whole family will have fun on a Scavenger Hunt throughout FBR’s wonderland of reclaimed film detritus.

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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Located in the lower level of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Conservatory, the terrariums are spread throughout the space on tables. Despite being meticulously lined up, the displays have a playfulness, thanks to the various vessels used for the terrariums.

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Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Described as a publication for those enthralled by the natural world, Wilder Quarterly is a visually-stimulating new magazine aimed at modern day growers and gardeners. The Brooklyn-based print publication features everything from local farmers and foodies

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The Jumeirah Essex House Erects a 10 ft. Tall Chocolate Christmas Tree!

The Jumeirah Essex House Erects a 10 ft. Tall Chocolate Christmas Tree!

The Inhabitat gang finds it difficult to resist any great green holiday decoration – whether it be a DIY terrarium ornament, a Jack Daniel’s holiday tree or a geodesic gingerbread house, we just can’t get enough. But we might have just come across the mother

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ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

Somer began the design process about two years ago when he dreamed of crafting the space, a former home, with his own hands. Inspired by his family’s Estonian background and DIY mentality, he soon realized he could call upon his many talented friends to help

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Pine Box Rock Shop Serves Up Vegan Booze in a Sustainably Designed Bushwick Bar

Pine Box Rock Shop Serves Up Vegan Booze in a Sustainably Designed Bushwick Bar

Pine Box may be a vegan joint, but all are welcome. With a club house feel, the bar occupies an old casket factory. The interior is lined with salvaged pine planks, with lodge-like pine benches and tables welcoming larger groups in the back. Local artists

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Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011

Bust Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011

More than 200 vendors will participate in BUST Magazines’ two-day holiday shopping extravaganza — the BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair Holiday 2011 in NYC. Join in for the best handmade gifts, food, craft beer, DJs, and raffle prizes!

Plus, handcraft

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