New Survey Shows 68% of New Yorkers Think Housing Affordability is Bad and Getting Worse

New Survey Shows 68% of New Yorkers Think Housing Affordability is Bad and Getting Worse

A new survey by Talking Transition, a project aimed at getting community feedback during the mayoral transition, reveals that New Yorkers across all demographics are worried about how they’re going to afford rising housing costs. 68 percent of New Yorkers

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New Liberty Park Renderings Reveal a Floating Green Space Overlooking the World Trade Center

New Liberty Park Renderings Reveal a Floating Green Space Overlooking the World Trade Center

Liberty Park has been a bit of a clandestine project for the World Trade Center site for some time now, but AECOM recently unveiled a full set of plans at a Community Board 1 meeting. The Tribeca Trib snapped up some of the new renderings, which reveal

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Residents Rally to Have MTA Fix Long-Broken Escalator at East Broadway Station

Residents Rally to Have MTA Fix Long-Broken Escalator at East Broadway Station

Residents living near the F train’s East Broadway stop have been inconvenienced by the subway station’s broken escalator for nearly two years. Despite continual promises by the MTA to have the escalator fixed, the completion date has been pushed back numerous

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NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes’ Seaport Tower

NYCEDC Says No Deal Was Made to Halt Howard Hughes’ Seaport Tower

Just two days ago, we reported that the old Fulton Fish Market was temporarily safe from being sacked but now it seems that all redevelopment plans are back on track. According to a new report by the Downtown Express, the city’s Economic Development Corporation

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Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

Old Fulton Fish Market Safe for Now as Howard Hughes Seaport Tower Put on Hold

After an internet petition campaign voicing strong opposition to the razing of Lower Manhattan’s old Fulton Fish Market building to make way for a 50-story tower, it seems like the market may be safe, if only temporarily. The Tribeca Trib reports that

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Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Just Press Pause: Help Save the Old Fulton Fish Market and Turn It Into a Vibrant New Public Space

Instead of being razed to make way for a 50-story hotel and condo tower, the historic Fulton Fish Market building could become home to the New Amsterdam Market, a neighborhood market offering fresh, local food to area residents. The grassroots operation

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Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Endangered Birds Halt Reconstruction of Rockaway Beach Boardwalk

Work to reconstruct the Rockaway Beach boardwalk since it was destroyed over a year ago has still not begun, and could now be delayed by another three years. Officials say that construction crews will have to halt work for months at a time as endangered piping

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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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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller on their journey to empower students in rural Bertie County,

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Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Paper Factory Hotel Blends Industrial Chic with Creative Hospitality Concepts in Long Island City

Once notorious for its derelict factory buildings, Long Island City’s recent resurgence as a cultural destination has been supported by gentrification and economic investments such as the Paper Factory Hotel. The five-story hotel offers 122 rooms ranging from

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Project H’s IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H’s IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That’s exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County – the poorest county in North Carolina – were given the freedom and direction to construct and transform

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Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Delights Passersby at Highbridge Park

Mysterious Pink Ice Waterfall Delights Passersby at Highbridge Park

Members of the Inwood Community Group took to Facebook to offer explanations for the multi-colored waterfall ranging from mineral deposits to an oil spill to even the possibility of a dead body atop the rocks. Finally, a little digging revealed that the icy

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Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

The picturesque Catskills mountains surround Hudson Woods for incredible views from almost every spot on the property. Each modest home is designed for efficiency, and to connect its residents with nature. Large glass curtains are a feature throughout the

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96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

If you’re on the hunt for a retail space for your business, how about this cozy and quaint pop-up shop in DeKalb Avenue station in Fort Greene? The MTA and marketing company The Storefront are offering up the underground space for lease, daily, weekly or

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Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

Where Does New NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Stand on Environmental Issues?

It’s a new year and New York City has a new mayor. Bill de Blasio was sworn in yesterday as the 109th mayor of NYC, and described the metropolis he inherited as a “tale of two cities” in his inauguration speech. “Big dreams are not a luxury reserved for a

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East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

East River Ferry Service to Be Extended Until 2019

NYC boat lovers rejoice! It looks like the East River Ferry will continue to serve maritime commuters for at least another five years. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement that the ferry service, which was previously scheduled to end in June 2014, would

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Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Things Not Looking Good for Queensway High Line-Style Elevated Park

Bad news for nature lovers in Queens: the future of the proposed High Line-style Queensway park along the Rockaway Beach rail line is looking grim. The plan, which aims to transform the long disused railway into a lush, elevated green space, was voted down

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Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Phase 1 of Times Square Reconstruction Completed in Time for New Year’s Eve

Times Square has been in the process of being transformed into a permanent pedestrian haven, and yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg, NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan and NYC Department of Design and Construction Commissioner David

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Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

Mayor Bloomberg Transfers 12 Acres of Roosevelt Island to Cornell for New Tech Campus

It’s been some time since we last heard about Cornell’s forthcoming 12.5 acre tech campus on Roosevelt Island, but the plans moved forward today as Mayor Bloomberg officially signed off on a transfer of the prized land to the university. Now that Mayor

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Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Great Green Ways to Support NYC Arts Programs This Holiday

Art is one of the foundations of modern culture, and programs that nurture and support the creative spirit are vital to any society. New York City is a bastion of the arts, and there are many fantastic organizations that help to fund children’s art programs,

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VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

VIDEO: Join Inhabitat on a Cruelty-Free Animal Adventure in New York!

Sometimes those of us living in the big city don’t get to interact with flora and fauna very much. That’s why I was so excited when I was offered a trip by Subaru to check out Ambika Conroy’s cruelty-free angora rabbit “Fur Farm” in New York’s

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Shop for Local Gifts at These 9 Holiday Markets in NYC

Shop for Local Gifts at These 9 Holiday Markets in NYC

Some of these holiday markets will be going strong until the 24th, while others are pop-up events that will only be open for a day or two. If you feel like braving holiday shopping crowds to check them out, you may find some fabulous, unique gifts that are

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Energy-Generating Fire Pit and LED Christmas Tree Illuminate Dumbo in High-Tech Style

Energy-Generating Fire Pit and LED Christmas Tree Illuminate Dumbo in High-Tech Style

Last night marked Dumbo’s 8th annual Christmas tree lighting since 2005. The Dumbo Improvement District organized the holiday bash and approached BioLite a year and a half ago to see how they could be involved. The result of the partnership was a scaled up,

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“Dutch and Green” Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Products from the Netherlands

“Dutch and Green” Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Products from the Netherlands

We got to check out Bough Bikes’ unique wooden bike for the second time around at the show. A limited selection of the arboreal bikes signed by their creator are being offered for sale at the Bough Bikes website.

Looking at Kazmok’s well-made bags and

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Is HAO’s Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees’ Current Design?

Is HAO’s Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees’ Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed residential-office development. The alternative design features a large site

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