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Step Inside NYC’s Greenest Pizza Restaurant

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Don’t Miss Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn’s Design Open Mic Tomorrow

by , 10/10/14

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Architecture for Humanity and Design Like You Give a Damn invite you to hear about innovative humanitarian designs directly from designers and architects themselves at their Design Open Mic on Saturday, October 11th. The PechaKucha-powered discussion will be presented in a high-energy, rapid-fire format and will be open to questions and suggestions from the audience. The Design Open Mic will take place from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and the agenda will be broken down into six areas – materials and sustainability, health and education, disaster recovery, political discourse, community engagement, and building fabric. See the full schedule here.

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6 Inspiring Designs to See at Dwell on Design NY This Week

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Ambitious Proposal Aims to Renovate Decrepit Farm Colony into Senior Housing on Staten Island

The Landmark Colony Staten Island

An ambitious proposal for Staten Island‘s abandoned City Farm Colony could see the expansive 45-acre lot made over into a senior housing complex called Landmark Colony. A complete redevelopment plan was presented to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission this month. The proposed renovation, which would be led by developer NFC Associates, architects Vengoechea + Boyland, and landscape architect Nancy Owens, would turn the forgotten piece of land into a vibrant senior community.

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Strati, the World’s First 3-D Printed Car, Takes Inaugural Test Drive Through Brooklyn

Strati 3D Printed Car

Watch out, Brooklyn gearheads! The world’s first 3D-printed car, the Strati, chose to make its debut in New York’s hippest borough yesterday. Created by Phoenix-based Local Motors, the sporty little two-seater buggy was built in just 44 hours using a mere $3,500 worth of materials, and is one lean, 3D-printed road machine!

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GIVEAWAY: Score Free Tickets to One of NYC’s Hottest Design Events ($95 Value)

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Attention NYC design-lovers! Dwell on Design NY - one of NYC’s hottest design events organized by the editors of Dwell Magazine - has officially begun, and we’ve got free tickets to give away to six lucky Inhabitants. These passes will get you in to peruse all of the interior design and architecture goodness that the DoD show floor has to offer, and will also grant you access to 20+ Dwell-curated presentations, panel discussions and dialogues including talks featuring tastemakers such as world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind; Snøhetta director Claire Fellman; architect David Rockwell; Michael Bierut of Pentagram; and Susan Lyons of Designtex.

It couldn’t be easier to enter. Just comment below with the day you’d like to attend (choose today or tomorrow), or tweet @inhabitat with the day you’d like to attend and hashtag it #dodnyinhabitat. We’ll choose 2 winners at random for each day of the show – today or tomorrow - and contact them via Twitter  or email. Good luck and we hope to see you at the show!

*Today’s winners will be contacted by 3:30PM EST this afternoon.

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

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Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

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$130 Million Allocated to Revamp 35 Neglected New York City Parks

by , 10/08/14


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After months of budgetary discord, Mayor de Blasio has announced an ambitious plan aimed at renovating 35 forgotten parks around New York City. The park equity plan, called Community Parks Initiative, comes with a $130 million budget and will give a long list of unkempt green spaces in low-income neighborhoods an injection of funds for much-needed repairs, maintenance and landscaping services. The announcement comes after months of debate on how to best address the wide budget disparities seen throughout New York’s expansive park system.

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240-sq-ft Hotel Micro-Suite Will Invite Visitors Inside to Try Out Transforming Furniture

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Archtober: 31 Can’t-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

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At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC’s Smallest Workplaces

by , 10/07/14

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New York City is known for cramming its inhabitants into some incredibly tiny apartments, and now realtors are getting into small digs as well. Case in point: check out the tiny office of Rapid Realty, which spans just 150 square feet. Despite the lack of breathing room, The Real Deal reports that this itty bitty space at 88 Bergen Street in Cobble Hill boasts several custom-built 17-inch desks and 13 employees—albeit not all at the same time.

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Step Inside This See-Through Apartment Made of Colorful Fabric

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Why Smaller, Older NYC Rental Buildings Are Missing Out on Green Opportunities

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A new report from the Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) titled “All Green Buildings Great and Small” finds that smaller and older NYC rental buildings are missing out on energy efficiency retrofits and other green opportunities that could make it tougher for Mayor Bill de Blasio to realize his “Built to Last” plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050. The organization’s Green Building Committee puts forward 10 recommendations that “can provide a bridge for significantly improving the energy efficiency of residential buildings.”

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Groundhog Dropped by NYC Mayor Died of Internal Injuries

by , 10/07/14
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There was a big media hullabaloo back in February after NYC mayor Bill de Blasio dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s famous groundhog during a Groundhog Day ceremony, but new information is showing that that wasn’t the end of the story. After falling from the mayor’s arms at the event, the furry friend was found lifeless just a few days later – apparently from sustaining internal injuries consistent with the nearly six-foot fall. The zoo was able to keep the death - and another shocking secret about the beloved critter - out of the public eye until recently.

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This Will Soon Be NYC’s Most Expensive Condo

This Will Soon Be NYC’s Most Expensive Condo

While the tiny apartment movement gains momentum, NYC’s richest are still chasing after the largest, most indulgent abodes the city has ever seen. Early next year, the most expensive condo in New York City history will hit the market, to be listed at a whopping

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PHOTOS: Get Lost in This Giant Maze Made of Corn

PHOTOS: Get Lost in This Giant Maze Made of Corn

The Amazing Maize Maze is a special treat that the Queens County Farm Museum organizes every year as part of their fall program. The maze is different every year, and the seemingly haphazard pathways have been carefully planned and laid out to be as confusing

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Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

Recycled Stone Company Gives Formerly Incarcerated New Yorkers Jobs and a Second Chance

NYC green company Urban Stone diverts stone construction waste from landfills and recycles it into green building materials. But in addition to improving the environment, they are also committed to boosting economic empowerment for urbanites through an innovative

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INABA’s Luminous LED Installation Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition

INABA’s Luminous LED Installation Wins First Ever Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition

Built in collaboration with Tillotson Design Associates and bengal.fierro, INABA’s street-level “New York Light” installation will offer visitors a unique view of the Flatiron building while also providing a luminous space for public events. The large steel

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VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building’s Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

VIDEO: How You Can Cut Your Building’s Energy Costs by Changing the Color of Your Roof

An initiative called the White Roof Project is cutting energy costs for buildings across New York City just by changing the color of their roofs. The volunteer-driven organization focuses on low-income residences, coating dark-colored roofs with a special

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Rat-Infested Seward Park Could Improve with Help from New Neighborhood Conservancy

Rat-Infested Seward Park Could Improve with Help from New Neighborhood Conservancy

Lower East Side residents are fed up with the unkempt conditions at Seward Park and they’re ready to do something about the problem. In its current condition, the century-old green space is more reflective of a garbage dump than of a place where children

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6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

LIGHTEN UP
Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating – lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just like in fashion, darker colors are “slimming,” and tend to constrict,

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NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

NYC to Install Solar Panels on 24 Public Schools

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a $23 million investment to install solar panels on 24 public schools by 2016 as part of his One City, Built to Last green building plan to develop 100 megawatts of solar power on 300 public buildings

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“What’s That Smell?”: Artist Kate McLean Creates a Smellmap of NYC

“What’s That Smell?”: Artist Kate McLean Creates a Smellmap of NYC

Let’s face it: NYC stinks. Garbage, dog poop, sewage…that guy squished up next to you on the train who forgot to wear deodorant (lucky you). You might not be able to avoid the stank completely but thanks to artist Kate McLean, you may be able to sidestep

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

Pet parents are being warned to avoid the murky waters of Prospect Park Lake. Last week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation tested and confirmed the widespread presence of toxic blue-green algae in the popular Brooklyn waterbody.

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