Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

Is this Chinese building a knockoff of Herzog and de Meuron’s “Jenga” tower?

As they say, imitation is the highest form of flattery. Savvy investigation by NY Curbed has uncovered that the Chinese developer Wide Horizon is a huge fan of Herzog and de Meuron’s Jenga-esque building found on 56 Leonard Street. In fact, the company

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Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

Go Green! Greenpoint Festival

McCarren Park will host Go Green! Greenpoint’s annual festival focusing on sustainability and local products. Since starting in 2008, this event has become an annual staple of community life. Now, it is the place to go to learn about local initiatives

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LMNOP challenges NYC architects and designers to craft creative mobiles out of recycled materials

LMNOP challenges NYC architects and designers to craft creative mobiles out of recycled materials

May 21st which will be at the Steelcase

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Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Artist Olafur Eliasson invites you to build a giant LEGO city on the High Line

Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson

The Collectivity Project has previously been installed in public squares in Tirana, Albania (2005); Oslo, Norway (2006); and Copenhagen, Denmark (2008).

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The Collectivity Project will be May

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Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Mayor de Blasio opens first rebuilt section of new resilient Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

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“Today is a great day for the Rockaways and for our city. The boardwalk is central to this community’s history and identity – and the new boardwalk will be a symbol of the Rockaways’ strength and resiliency,” said Mayor de a of

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Compost Education Workshop

Compost Education Workshop

Spend Saturday morning learning about mid-size compost systems for the International Week of Soil at the Old Stone House Farm Garden in Washington Park. This talk at the bins will be led by Environmental Educator and NYBG Compost instructor, Claudia of

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Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city’s sewer problems

Pratt’s Open Sewer Mapping Project helps New Yorkers understand the city’s sewer problems

Flooding and sewage overflow has been a hot button issue in New York City since Hurricane Sandy, inciting city and private programs to create new systems to help prevent future disaster. A group of students and faculty at Pratt Institute have created an interactive

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Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Times Squared 3015 skyscraper concept stacks a beach, a farm and a forest into one soaring tower

Want a beach or a redwood forest as a backyard, while still enjoying the convenience of a big city? The Times Squared 3015 design is an innovative lifestyle that brings great green spaces back into the city fabric. It addresses the spatial, and of in in

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“Deep Skins” skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its futuristic facade

“Deep Skins” skyscraper concept takes inspiration from sharks for its futuristic facade

Skyscrapers come in all shapes, these days, and here’s one more. This most unique part of this design is obvious from the outside. The building’s skin resembles that of a shark, lending to its name ‘Deep Skins.’ This design marks a new era in on

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NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

NYC’s High Line Park So Popular That Creators Plan a High-Speed Tram to Move Pedestrians

Jeff Koons may want to hang a train over the High Line, but the park’s creators, Friends of the High Line, have decided to put a train back on the High Line in order to keep up with the park’s extreme popularity. Because of the park’s growing crowds every

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An Inventory of What’s Possible – Symposium at Pratt

An Inventory of What’s Possible – Symposium at Pratt

Join Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture and the Institute for Public Architecture on Friday, April 10 as they present An Inventory of What’s Possible, a symposium that will bring together a roster of architects, historians, urban advocates, and to

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GrowNYC’s Spring Plant Sale – Order Forms Due!

GrowNYC’s Spring Plant Sale – Order Forms Due!

Every year since 1986, GrowNYC’s Open Space Greening Program holds our Annual Spring Plant Sale in order to provide community groups with perennial and annual flowering plants, herbs, and vegetables from Greenmarket farmers at wholesale prices. Plants

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Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Times Square could be transformed into a lush urban forest through this Kickstarter campaign

Goodbye concrete jungle and hello verdant forest? Urban botanist Marielle Anzelone has started an incredible $25,000 Kickstarter campaign that aims to turn NYC’s Times Square into a lush oasis. The proposal, called PopUP Forest: Times Square, would see the

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95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

95 local students envision awesome features for NYC’s underground Lowline park (PHOTOS)

The interactive exhibit features the students’ handmade 3D models, which illustrate their most fantastical aspirations for the Lowline from trees and ponds to fountains, historic trolley cars, and even ‘rainbow laser tag’ tunnels. The overwhelming theme

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings for Borough Hall Park, Cadman Plaza Park, and Commodore Barry Park as well

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Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkins+Will’s soaring tower concept creates a greenery-clad vertical neighborhood in Midtown

Perkin+Will recently unveiled a soaring concept tower that would bring sustainable high-rise living to East 37th Street. Recognized with a MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Award in the Tall Buildings category, the design envisions a vertical

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Load OUT! 2015

Load OUT! 2015

FABnyc is hosting Load OUT! on April 11 from 11 AM to 2 PM. Load OUT is a creative recycling and repurposing riot during which brings together gently used materials from arts organizations throughout the East Village and LES. Take home costumes, and

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It’s now been more than a decade after Mayor Bloomberg committed to building the 28-acre

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First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

“We couldn’t be prouder that planning is turning into reality with this first building at the Domino site,” said Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal at SHoP Architects. “Clad in rich industrial materials including zinc and copper, with an innovative design that

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Have you seen the revolutionary “Dryline” flood barrier coming to NYC’s East River? (VIDEO)

Have you seen the revolutionary “Dryline” flood barrier coming to NYC’s East River? (VIDEO)

The Dryline – BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo.

It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group’s BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan’s East River is moving forward with a catchy new name and an exciting video to go along

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Harlem’s tallest tower gets green light

Harlem’s tallest tower gets green light

Designed by ODA Architecture and developer Bruce Eichner, the 1800 Park Avenue tower will surely stand out not only for its towering height, but also for its bold, reflective facade, perhaps contrasting a bit too much with the brick-clad buildings that make

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Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

The Paper Factory Hotel features 122 guest rooms ranging from affordable shared bunks to luxurious private suites, each designed to give a nod to the building’s past life. Located in Long Island City just blocks away from Astoria’s Kaufman Art’s District,

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Woodside man “avenges” neighborhood property by covering graffiti with art

Woodside man “avenges” neighborhood property by covering graffiti with art

What do you do when you see your beloved neighborhood covered in ugly graffiti? One man is taking matters into his own hands and has begun blanketing Woodside, Queens in a kind of anti-graffiti. He’s extended the self-motivated beautification process

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Photo: The Brooklyn Barge Bar

Brooklyn Barge Bar’s proprietor, Will Drawbridge (you can’t make this stuff up), told DNAinfo that he hopes the new destination will draw more visitors to the Greenpoint waterfront.

“A lot of people don’t necessarily think,

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Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC’s 80 by 50 objective

Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC’s 80 by 50 objective

Taking a huge step closer to NYC’s ambitious 80 by 50 goal, Mayor de Blasio recently announced the launch of the city’s green-minded Technical Working Group (TWG). The group is made up of more than 40 industry leaders, experts and advocates who will help

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