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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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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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Daylit Dia: Beacon Art Museum in Beacon, NY

The original factory was built on the shores of the Hudson River by the National Biscuit Company in 1929 to serve as their box printing facility. In 2003, the Dia Foundation took over the space, hiring artist Robert Irwin and design firm OpenOffice to help

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Tour Fifty Three’s Awe-Inspiring NYC Office Filled with Reclaimed Material Accents

Tour Fifty Three’s Awe-Inspiring NYC Office Filled with Reclaimed Material Accents

Fifty Three turned to Laura Gonzalez Fierro of +ADD to ask for a space with what Fierro described as, “honest materials and exposed confidence.” The design team’s combination of reclaimed wood, rich walnut cabinetry, black steel, glass, stained concrete

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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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DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

New Yorkers looking to green up their neighborhoods now have a chance to get some serious funding for their ideas. The Department of Environmental Protection is currently accepting applications for new projects that will help absorb rainwater to prevent sewer

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6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Hiding a Secret Underground Portal
Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods. Brimming with beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets, and located just steps away from the waterfront, it’s no surprise

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Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

It looks like Brooklyn may soon be home to the next 3D-printed burger. Crain’s New York reports that Modern Meadow, a pioneer in engineered tissues, is in the midst of negotiations to lease a 10,000-square-foot space at the BioBAT facility in the Brooklyn

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Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

Manhattan West Doubles Its Public Space Plans to Over Two Acres

The Manhattan West project originally called for the construction of two 65-story office towers and a 60-story residential tower just a block away from Hudson Yards. While that part remains unchanged, Brookfield wants to double the size of its open space.

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One World Trade Center Slated to Open in 2014

One World Trade Center Slated to Open in 2014

After years of anticipation and various types of delays, One World Trade Center is finally poised to open in 2014. Developers have announced that the tower is almost complete, and will soon welcome tenants in the new year. A concrete opening date still has

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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

New Yorkers might not be able to see Santa in the night sky this Christmas, but the Empire State Building will be treating us to something just as nice – their first-ever LED Christmas light show. For four nights starting on December 20th, the energy-efficient

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Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

Plans for Greenest Apartment Building in Manhattan Move Forward in Harlem

The planned construction site for the new passive building.

If all goes as planned, Harlem will soon be home to the greenest residential building in all of Manhattan. Synapse Capital development firm, which finalized their purchase for a 9,900-square-foot

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Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Apartment Comes with a Vitamin-C Infused Shower

Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Apartment Comes with a Vitamin-C Infused Shower

After shopping around for a bit, award-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio has finally decided on a home in New York City’s Greenwich Village. The star is known for embracing the eco-lifestyle (as evidenced by his love affair with Citi Bikes and previous accommodations

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New Liberty Park Will Offer Elevated Views of 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Site

New Liberty Park Will Offer Elevated Views of 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center Site

Just when we thought we had a handle on everything going on at the World Trade Center site, The New York Times uncovers a secret plan to build an elevated park above Liberty Street. The hovering parkland will be slightly larger than an acre and it will give

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New Green Grade School To Open in East Village – Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

New Green Grade School To Open in East Village – Will Be Downtown Manhattan’s First Waldorf Inspired School

For New York City families with preschool-aged children, nothing strikes fear into the heart quite so much as the search for a decent school for your child, and this frantic search often starts in the toddler and even infant years. This situation might ring

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4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

4 World Trade Center: First New Building on 16-Acre WTC Site to Open Its Doors Today

Today, New York City will cut the ribbon on 4 World Trade Center, making it the very first tower at the 16-acre WTC site to open its doors. Extending 977 feet into the sky, the new LEED Gold-hopeful building will mark the beginning of the rebirth of Lower

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New Home of St. Ann’s Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO’s Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

New Home of St. Ann’s Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO’s Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

Currently, the Tobacco Warehouse is an 18,000-square-foot open space surrounded by four bare brick walls. With St. Ann’s Warehouse in mind, Marvel Architects PLLC re-imagined the barren area into a new enclosed building with a flexible performance space.

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Starbucks Bets on Tea, Opens Teavana Tea Bar in New York City

Starbucks Bets on Tea, Opens Teavana Tea Bar in New York City

The charcoal effect of the store’s wood was achieved right in NYC, and Liz Muller, Director of Starbucks’ global concept design even helped out in the process herself.

Starbucks, which acquired Teavana nearly one year ago, plans to open 1,000 such tea bars

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Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

Super-Skinny Skyscraper Taller Than the Empire State Building Gets Approval for Midtown NYC

It’s skinny, it’s taller than the Empire State Building and it’s coming to Midtown. SHoP Architects’ super-slim, 1,350-foot-tall tower just got the “ok, you can build it” from the Landmarks Preservation Commission, and construction on the luxury

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INTERVIEW: ORLI’s Daniel Horn Wants Flood-Resilient Homes for All Coastal Communities Around the World

INTERVIEW: ORLI’s Daniel Horn Wants Flood-Resilient Homes for All Coastal Communities Around the World

INHABITAT: To start off, can you tell us a bit about ORLI and the 3C competition?

DAN: Operation Resilient Long Island started a global design ideas competition called 3C (short for Comprehensive Costal Communities) and we asked submissions to focus on

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See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

It looks like Whole Foods is officially coming to Williamsburg. The organic-minded grocer has negotiated a $45 million loan to get the construction process rolling for a new storefront at 240 Bedford Avenue, which is situated on the corner of North 4th Street.

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Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the city’s highest-ranking green buildings, meeting LEED Platinum standards

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The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

The Empire State Building Gets a 9,100 sq. ft. Green Roof by Xero Flor

Xero Flor added greenery to the 21st floor east, 21st floor west, 25th floor northwest and the 30th floor west of the Empire State Building. Tenants on the 21st floor can enjoy their own personal sky garden and utilize the patio furniture to take lunch breaks

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NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

NYC EVENT: Get Free Tickets to an Important Panel Discussion with Ford and AIANY on Resilient Design

Hey New Yorkers!
Here’s your chance to meet some of today’s most influential designers and architects, participate in an exciting panel discussion about resilient design and enjoy a free lunch while you’re at it. We’re gearing up for an important webcast and

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Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark’s New Teachers Village Development

Richard Meier Completes the First Building in Newark’s New Teachers Village Development

230 Halsey Street is just one of eight buildings that make up the mixed-use Teachers Village in Newark. Located in Newark’s downtown district south of Market Street, the project will create a new urban core with walkable streets, retail, residences and schools.

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