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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

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Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

Luxurious Hamptons homes that work with the environment rather than against it

The Hamptons is a place synonymous with summer, beaches and luxury. And though luxury can sometimes bring on excess, more than a handful of New Yorkers have taken an eco-stance when it comes to building on Long Island’s pricey beaches. Take a look at

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“Ivory Crush” pulverizes one ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers

“Ivory Crush” pulverizes one ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send message to elephant poachers

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Eliot Spitzer unveils his new Williamsburg residential project with two rooftop pools and a waterfront park

Eliot Spitzer unveils his new Williamsburg residential project with two rooftop pools and a waterfront park

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NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

NYC’s oldest bridge renovated into biking trail

Highbridge Park

“The quality of the work is phenomenal,” said Ellen Macnow, a parks department official who has worked on the project, off and on, for 18 years. “We had inspections before the work began, and found mortar that had but It

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New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

New Astoria ferry service can get you to Manhattan faster than the subway

Hallet’s Cove in Astoria will be home to a new ferry terminal, the New York City Economic Development Corp. announced June 4. The terminal is part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s larger ferry expansion plan, and is slated for 2017. With the addition of be

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New ‘Coney Smorgasburg’ food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

New ‘Coney Smorgasburg’ food village is made up of vibrant repurposed shipping containers

New York-based SG Blocks, designer of container-based structures, has started construction on a sustainable “pop-up summer food village” in Coney Island. The company is using 14 shipping containers to build a “Coney Smorgasbog” at the Coney Art The

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Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech to bring the world’s first Passive House high-rise building to Roosevelt Island

Construction is slated to start this month on what-will-be the world’s first high-rise residential tower built according to Passive House (PH) standards, considered the most rigorous criteria for reducing a building’s greenhouse gas emissions. Passive a

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Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

Foster + Partners’ 425 Park Avenue set to make history as NYC’s first WELL-certified tower

F+P won the international competition to design the new building in 2012. You can view video of the winning proposal here. At this iconic Manhattan address, the tower will be divided vertically into three areas. The base of the tower will be integrated

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Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

Score some sweet terrariums by backing the world’s first underground park

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Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

Giant pyramid of real flowers blooms on the Long Island City waterfront

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The Lowline Underground Park Initiative’s Kickstarter campaign is now live!

The Lowline Underground Park Initiative’s Kickstarter campaign is now live!

New Kickstarter campaign

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New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

New Tappan Zee Bridge will glow with dynamic LED light system by Philips

The new Tappan Zee Bridge will glow sustainably, with an LED light system by Royal Philips. Lighting both the roadway and the architectural elements, the bridge will have the capacity to transform into a programmable light installation with endless much

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Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

Prefab wooden dome home spins like a UFO to let sunlight in from every angle

This wooden dome house is constructed largely from organic materials, including cedar, bamboo, and limestone. It has another eco-friendly feature, too, that allows the home to be more energy efficient in a very peculiar way. Much like the sci-fi flying

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BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

BIG reveals that its new design for Two World Trade Center is a tower that’s not a tower

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In the must-see video above, BIG founder Bjarke Ingels walks us through his inspiration for the incredible tower. He illustrates how the tower will symbolize the reintegration of neighborhoods shaken by the aftermath of to

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World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

World’s first Smog Tasting street cart serves up pollution as sweet meringues

The Finnish Cultural Institute in New York collaborates with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy and Edible Geography, presenting a project titled Smog Tasting as a part of the New Museum’s IDEAS CITY Festival on May 30th.
Smog Tasting street cart makes

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Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

Feast your eyes on Citi Bike’s newly redesigned bikes

Ben Serrota

“You’re being supported in areas you need to be supported,” said Serrota, whose bikes have been ridden in the Olympics, as well as National, European and World Championship titles.

Related: New Citi Bike app could let you

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‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

‘Feng shui-oriented’ Flushing One complex to be topped with rooftop farm

 

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Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

Miniature version of High Line coming to roof deck of new DUMBO luxury apartments

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Via DNA Info

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Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

Famed French lighting artist to illuminate NYC’s quirky 6 1/2 Avenue with dramatic LED sculptures

French lighting artist Thierry Dreyfus has just been announced as a collaborator on an under-construction new public space in New York.Dreyfus, who designed the permanent lighting installation running up the new Midtown condominium tower at 135 West as

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Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Donghyun Kim’s Micro-Housing Concept Aims to Turn Wasted Space into Tiny Apartments

Kim, an Architectural Designer at Neal Beckstedt Studio with an MArch from Cornell University, conceptualized his micro-housing project as a response to New York City’s current housing crisis. “There is a demonstrated need for so-called micro-housing — small

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Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

Thousands of dead fish wash ashore in Long Island’s Peconic Bay

As beach season in Long Island is not starting as planned, as thousands of dead bunker fish wash ashore in Peconic Bay. The bay has been the subject of local news lately, as hundreds of dead diamond back turtles were also found just two weeks ago. Both

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Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

Street artist wraps NYC gentrification victims with ‘Gentrification in Progress’ crime tape

Bushwick-based street artist Ann Lewis, a.k.a. Gilf!, wrapped shuttered storefronts, big name stores and iconic NYC landmarkes with yellow Gentrification In Progress tape in an effort to draw attention to the wealthy developments that are putting the on

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Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

Delicatessen: How the humble NYC newsstand inspired this bustling Soho restaurant’s design

When form follows function follows food, it results in this NoHo restaurant, Delicatessen. Designed by Nemaworkshop in collaboration with Mark Thomas Amadei, the Delicatessen explores the concept of urban identity. It is inspired by the New York City a

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program has announced its triumph of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The incredible feat saved the tax payers $100 per tone, totaling a savings of a

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Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

Glistening glass-enclosed penthouse to rise atop historic Soho building

The design is “based in the language of the historic context—specifically the repetition and proportion of architectural elements, the shadows produced by layers on the facade, and divided glazing patterns,” as described by Matthew Berman, a principal

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60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

Related:These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do

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Lead image via Shutterstock

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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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Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

Nature lover makes incredibly detailed map of park’s individual trees

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Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Local yarn bomber outfits NYC trees with colorful knit cozies

Luisa Cerutti bringing messages of joy to the West 44th area with her hand knitted tree cozies. Cerutti, the co-owner of Domus Housewares Store has outfitted three with colorful “tree cozies” stitched with various messages of joy and of the Domus as

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See how this NYC apartment’s hidden ‘active wall’ allows it to transform depending on the situation

See how this NYC apartment’s hidden ‘active wall’ allows it to transform depending on the situation

The wall serves as a secret room of sorts, hiding features such as the dining room table.

Related: 10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

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How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

How a 15,500-pound door protects the Whitney Museum against the effects of climate change

Many of New York’s elite came out to play when the new Whitney Museum was inaugurated on May 1, 2015, but nobody, except John Whitaker, noticed the 15,500 pound door. Part of a flood-mitigation system informed by the same engineers who work on U.S. Navy

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She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

She Sheds: Women embrace new trend of building female versions of man caves

Forget all about that stinky old man cave. According to NBC TODAY, women are building their own special getaway space, the She Shed. According to Sandra Foster, who built her own sassy She Shed in New York’s Catskills Mountains, she uses the tiny space

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Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

Barclays Center rolls out its new green roof

While the 135,000-square-foot space will not be publicly accessible, it is designed to reduce noise output from the arena, capture rainwater, and provide nice views from the street, as well as from the new towers rising above it. The undisclosed cost of

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Modern and resilient Northwest Harbor Residence is elegantly elevated eight feet above sea level

Modern and resilient Northwest Harbor Residence is elegantly elevated eight feet above sea level

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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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Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet ‘affordable’ High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

Bjarke Ingels chosen to design swanky yet ‘affordable’ High Line-hugging condos in Chelsea

HFZ’s principal Ziel Feldman told Bloomberg that he aspires for the site to be a “self-contained kind of city”, with a porte cochere, street-level retail, restaurants, and a small public park that may even connect to the High Line. HFZ is also bringing

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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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NYC’s first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

NYC’s first prefab micro-unit apartment building starts to rise in Manhattan (PHOTOS)

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