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George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

George Clooney and Anderson Cooper help kick off World Trade Center Observatory

“CBS This Morning” executive producer Chris Licht says the observatory “is a true symbol of how far New York City has come since Sept. 11.”

Related: 1 WTC’s One World Observatory set to open in May

Via Yahoo! News

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Cloud Farms’ mini greenhouses let you grow fresh produce right out of your window

Cloud Farms’ mini greenhouses let you grow fresh produce right out of your window

Cloud Farms, the brain child of designer Bradley Ferrada, can bring an easy-to-use vegetable farm to any small apartment. The graduate of Pratt Institute’s Master of Industrial Design program has created to ways to grow fresh veggies in a small space;

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Pratt Institute and twenty2 unveil their mind-bending 3D wallpaper collection at ICFF 2015

Pratt Institute and twenty2 unveil their mind-bending 3D wallpaper collection at ICFF 2015

https://www.pratt.edu/the-work/gallery/3d-wallpaper/

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Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus World Trade Center transportation hub slated to open in June

Related: First Portion of Santiago Calatrava-Designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub Opens to Public

Via NY Times

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500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 solar-powered street food carts are coming to NYC

500 food carts with solar panels, alternative fuel and rechargeable batteries

Related: SnackBox Reinvents the Street Food Stand With a Recycled Shipping Container in Times Square

Via WSJ

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Announcing the winners of Inhabitat’s 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the winners of Inhabitat’s 2015 Green Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READER’S CHOICE: PHIL GAUTREAU

EDITOR’S CHOICE: FAHZ

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Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

Citi Bike offers up free rides today in honor of Bike Month

It looks like Christmas has come early for NYC bikers! Everybody’s favorite bike-sharing program, Citi Bike, is hosting its very first ‘Free Ride Day’ this Thursday, May 14th. In celebration of Bike Month and Bike-to-Work Week and in collaboration a

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Curious solar-powered “Utteraton Machine” pops up in NYC

Curious solar-powered “Utteraton Machine” pops up in NYC

public utteraton machine, solar power, solar powered phone booth, long island city, long island city art, Rebecca Hackemann, utteraton,

Public Utteraton Machine
Rebecca Hackemann

Utteraton

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Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

Mayor de Blasio announces winners of the RISE:NYC climate change solution competition

RISE : NYC, Resiliency Innovations for a Stronger Economy …. Eleven winners have been selected in a global competition to help small businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy to prepare for future storms, sea level rise, and other effects of climate : a

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Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

Architect unveils new renderings of world’s first 3D-printed estate and pool

+ D-Shape

+ Kushner Studios

via 3D Print

Images © D-Shape

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By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn, bybrooklyn, brooklyn made goods, things made in brooklyn, where to buy stuff made in brooklyn, brooklyn made gifts, bklyn designs

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See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight

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BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

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TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

TroutHouse: A fun and functional LEED Gold building with outdoor space on every level

The three partners at thread collective always imagined designing a home for themselves, a chance to inhabit their vision of a sustainable, elegant architecture integrated with the landscape and the city. After years of looking at property throughout of

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NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

NYC’s new Whitney Museum opens today

Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown, Whitney Museum of American Art, whitney museum, new whitney museum, yuji agematsu,

Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum
of American Ar

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A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

A living room of found furniture pops up in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Since last year, Bettman has been setting up impromptu “rooms” all over New York City, having created facets of living room scenes in Bushwick, Chelsea and the Lower East Side previously. For each set, he sources furniture from friends, freebies on

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NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

NY Attorney General announces $1.8 million community program to combat climate change

Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that the creation of a new $1.8 million program to fund the development of local responses to climate change. The Community Climate Initiative will provide competitive grants to locally-based across

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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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The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

The Prism: Check out the health-centric new residential tower redefining the Manhattan skyline

Housing trends are increasingly technical, sustainable, and healthy. The Prism is committed to focus on its residences’ wellbeing. Located at the corner of Park Avenue and 28th Street, it is a short walk from Madison Square and Union Square parks, as well

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New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

New Citi Bike app could let you count calories burned while biking

Related: Jersey City announces new bike share program that will be compatible with NYC’s Citi Bike

+ City Bike

Via ABC News

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Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

Mayor de Blasio unveils major solar installations for three NYC public buildings

“We committed to retrofitting every public building as part of our sweeping goal of an 80 percent reduction in emissions by 2050 – because climate change is nothing less than an existential threat and New York City must continue to lead the way,”

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Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

Governor Cuomo announces completion of MTA’s largest energy efficiency program ever at Grand Central Terminal

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NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC environmental groups worried about de Blasio’s revamp of PlaNYC

NYC Environmentalists are waiting with bated breath to see if Mayor de Blasio has plans to rebrand PlaNYC, the city’s eight-year-old sustainability blueprint designed by the Bloomberg administration. As reported by Cains New York, Local environmental is

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Super-skinny home’s private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Super-skinny home’s private library boasts its own sunken bathtub

Looking for the ultimate bubble bath experience? New York-based PARA Project architects have installed a sunken bathtub smack dab in the middle of the Haffenden House library. Already unique in it’s skinny design, the home’s ultra delux library bathtub just

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Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

Animal holocaust victims to be mourned tonight at memorial procession in NYC

“Right now, mother cows are crying out for their kidnapped babies; piglets are being castrated with no painkillers; male chicks are being dropped into shredding machines; monkeys are being tortured laboratories; and millions of farm animals are making

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will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New York City; W Hotel Guest Rooms around the World to Have Sheets and

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Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Mayor de Blasio launches largest public housing energy savings program in the nation

Nearly 300 existing New York City Housing Authority will be getting sustainable upgrades in a $100 million city project announced by Mayor de Blasio last week. A series of Energy Performance Contracts will help de Blasio retrofit thousands of buildings

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Don’t miss ESNYC’s celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié’s turnip carpaccio recipe

Don’t miss ESNYC’s celebrity chef-studded benefit tonight + chef Kevin Pemoulié’s turnip carpaccio recipe

Turnip Carpaccio
Kevin Pemoulié, Thirty Acres

4 servings

Ingredients:
4 medium-large sized purple top turnips
2 watermelon radishes, sliced thin
1bu chives, sliced
1/2 cup hazelnuts, toasted and/or smoked
olive oil
rye bonji (light soy is

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Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

Marine pollution research expedition “Race for Water Odyssey” cruises into New York Harbor

The Race for Water Odyssey (R4WO) reached New York City on Thursday, concluding its Atlantic crossing in a journey that will take its six-man crew over 40,000 nautical miles as they attempt to draw up the first global assessment of plastic pollution in

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6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

6 wonderful places to see spring bloom in NYC

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Arguably our favorite garden in the city, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an ideal place to see the first signs of spring in New York City. Bright yellow buds on the Asiatic dogwood trees, fragrant white magnolias, and dainty daffodils

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Massive Ziggurat-like tech hub planned for Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Massive Ziggurat-like tech hub planned for Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Via DNA Info

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PHOTOS: Celebrities and animal lovers come out for the National Audubon Society’s Annual Gala in NYC

PHOTOS: Celebrities and animal lovers come out for the National Audubon Society’s Annual Gala in NYC

The National Audubon Society’s annual gala was held at The Plaza Hotel’s Terrace Room on Tuesday, March 31. Held in honor of top conservationists who have made outstanding achievements in their commitment to the environment, the event began with a

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7 easy ways to help victims of the Second Avenue explosion

7 easy ways to help victims of the Second Avenue explosion

Last month’s tragic gas explosion on Second Avenue left three buildings leveled, and many locals families displaced, with a lifetime of belongings gone. Good Samaritans Bowery Boogie and DNAinfo have gathered together a list of ways that you can help

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1 WTC’s One World Observatory set to open in May

1 WTC’s One World Observatory set to open in May

Mark your calendar, folks! May 29th has been announced as the official opening day of the much-anticipated One World Observatory. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow, April 8th and there will be special admission dates before the official opening for and a

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Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC’s super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

Take a look inside the swanky interior of NYC’s super-skinny 111 West 57th Street tower

+ SHoP Architects

Via 6 Sq Ft

Images via Property Markets Group

 

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Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

Donald Trump opens a luxury golf course atop a former landfill in the Bronx

As of last Wednesday, New York golf enthusiasts can putt at the city’s new course, the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point in the Bronx. Run by Donald Trump’s company but overseen by the city’s Parks Department, the course transformed a former with in

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Don’t miss FIT’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference today

Don’t miss FIT’s Sustainable Business and Design Conference today

FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference, fashion institute of technology, sustainable business, sustainable fashion, Jon Bowermaster

Tuesday, April 7, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will hold its Ninth Annual Sustainable Business is

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9 cool and quirky recycled quilts spotted at IIDA NY’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction

9 cool and quirky recycled quilts spotted at IIDA NY’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction

Join the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New York Chapter this Wednesday, March 25th for their 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction! Taking over the Open House Gallery in Soho from 6:00pm-9:00pm, the event will showcase an array of one-of-a-kind

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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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