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

by , 05/29/14

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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 was built with a new exhibit entitled En Route: The Techniques and Technologies Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway. The show is currently open to the general public at the MTA Second Avenue Subway Community Information Center (CIC), which is located at 1628 Second Avenue between 84th and 85th Streets.

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

by , 05/28/14

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 them out above and below to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the action from the event!

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

by , 05/27/14
filed under: Biking,Transportation

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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 gorgeous weather. Along with the cheaper day passes, Citi Bike will also be handing out free cupcakes at its stations on 17th Street and Broadway and West Street and Chambers Street in Manhattan.

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

by , 05/27/14
filed under: Manhattan,Product Design

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See 6 Boundary-Pushing Designs from NYU’s ITP 2014 Spring Show (PHOTOS)

by , 05/27/14

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Henry Hargreaves Whips Up Delectable Edible Art for Poliform’s New York Showroom Re-Opening

by , 05/24/14
filed under: Art NYC,Food,Manhattan

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5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend 2014 in NYC

by , 05/24/14
filed under: Green Space,Things To Do

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Massive Sinkhole Opens Up in Manhattan

by , 05/24/14
filed under: Manhattan,Water

Sinkholes are quite common in certain areas of the U.S., but it’s not every day that you see one open up in Manhattan! On Thursday, a massive 20-ft long sinkhole appeared in the middle of an intersection right outside Katz’s Delicatessen on the Lower East Side. The culprit was a water main that ruptured underneath East Houston St. near Ludlow St., causing a flood of water to be unleashed. Soon after, part of the street also caved in. Thankfully, no one was hurt and several news sources reported that the pastrami remained intact as well.

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New Bocce Ball, Shuffleboard and Basketball Courts Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 and Pier 4

by , 05/23/14

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9/11 Memorial Museum’s Design Honors the History and Recovery of Ground Zero

by , 05/22/14
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Check Out 6sqft, a Brand New NYC Real Estate and Design Blog!

by , 05/21/14
filed under: Architecture,Interiors

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If you love ogling interiors as much as we do but live in a tiny 5-story walk-up (like we do), we highly recommend checking out 6sqft, a brand new NYC real estate and design website showcasing the some of the most incredible homes and residential developments located across Manhattan and Brooklyn. From the most opulent abodes, to minimalist modern spaces, and even a few amazing green projects like this Nolita penthouse complete with a rooftop garden full of chickens, there’s something there for everyone to enjoy. Check them out today!

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Free Outdoor Gym with Fitness Machines Pops Up on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

by , 05/21/14

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Kara Walker’s Giant Sphinx Made of Sugar Rises Inside the Domino Sugar Factory (PHOTOS)

by , 05/21/14
filed under: Art NYC,Brooklyn

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New Amsterdam School’s Summer Camp Lets NYC Tots Explore Nature in the City

by , 05/20/14
filed under: Kids,Manhattan,Parks

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Why settle for enrolling your little one in an ordinary summer camp when you can send them on a nature adventure in the city? The environmentally friendly New Amsterdam School in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood is offering a unique summer camp for toddlers to experience and explore the great outdoors. Designed for ages 3 to 7, the 9-week garden summer session isn’t your typical recreational day program. Children will be immersed in an East Village community garden where they’ll make memories amidst ponds, treehouses, turtles and a plethora of flora and fauna. Click through to learn more about the program and how to sign up!

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9 Green Innovations Spotted at Gizmodo’s First-Ever “Home of the Future” Showcase

by , 05/20/14
filed under: Green Products,Manhattan

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BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

BKLYN Designs 2014 Showcases Award-Winning Designs by Pratt Institute Students and Alumni

Corporate sponsorship and dynamic, playful designs were major highlights of this year’s Pratt Institute exhibition. One such sponsor that the renowned fine arts school featured was Hennessy V.S., the world’s largest Cognac producer, which Pratt teamed up

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Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

Join Today’s Green Energy Fun at GrowNYC’s Spring Energy Fair in Union Square!

The Union Square Greenmarket is being transformed today into a green energy classroom for children and teenagers. Starting at 10:45am, GrowNYC will launch its Spring Energy Fair complete with pizza box solar ovens, green streetscapes, and the Recycling Olympics.

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Step Inside an Incredible World of Origami Art at Cooper Union This Summer

Step Inside an Incredible World of Origami Art at Cooper Union This Summer

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms will display a series of intricate paper artwork created entirely through folding. The works will include simple and complex pieces as well as multiple origami styles from the present and the past. Featuring paper animals, geometric

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World’s First Electric Wooden Bike Launches in Brooklyn

World’s First Electric Wooden Bike Launches in Brooklyn

The Bough Bike was designed by Jan Gunneweg and Piet Brandjes and is constructed with oak wood that is sourced from sustainably-managed forests in the Jura section of eastern France. The bike is extra durable with stainless steel hardware components, Schwalbe

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Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

Bade Stageberg Cox Uses Yellow Reclaimed Chairs to Turn Times Square into a Street Theater

If you passed by Times Square today, you may have wondered about the groupings of bright yellow chairs scattered about the plaza. The seats were installed for design firm Bade Stageberg Cox’s Street Theater, which will be on display until May 18th as part

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New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York State is proposing a revolutionary change to how utilities operate that would move away from the 20th century business model of centralized power stations to a 21st century market-based distributed energy system that would give solar and wind a big

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CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

CCNY Students Design Sustainable Yantalo House for Volunteers in Peru

Two City College of New York architecture students are using their design skills to support social good in Peru. Michele Flournoy and Tiffany Kimmel, third-year graduate students at the Spitzer School of Architecture, turned an independent study project into

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Obama Dedicates September 11 Memorial Museum Before It Opens to the Public Next Week

Obama Dedicates September 11 Memorial Museum Before It Opens to the Public Next Week

President Obama was in New York today to mark the opening of the long-awaited National September 11 Memorial Museum in Lower Manhattan. The president was joined by survivors of the terrorist attacks as well as rescuers and the families of victims to dedicate

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The Surprising Reason Why New York City Tap Water is Not Vegan (and Possibly Not Kosher)

The Surprising Reason Why New York City Tap Water is Not Vegan (and Possibly Not Kosher)

Happy Water Week NYC everyone! As this annual event showcases the most promising new innovations to solve local and global water issues, we took a closer look at one of our city’s most precious resources – our tasty tap water. New York City tap water has long

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Aviator’s Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Aviator’s Villa Built From Salvaged Airplane Parts Simulates Life in the Clouds

Open to grand views on three sides, “Villa for an Aviator” comprises raised and stacked vertical volumes that mimic the motion of an ascending plane. Rather than keep a plane’s streamlined form, Urban Office Architecture reconstructs the aeronautical components

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