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You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

You’re invited to check out the Lowline Lab’s new underground park testing ground

The long-awaited Lowline Lab will soon be open to the public! As a precursor to the Lowline park, which promises to be the first underground park in NYC, if not the world, the Lab will open its doors on Saturday, October 17 at noon. Visitors will step a

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Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Just when you think NYC couldn’t possibly fit yet another luxury condo in its parameters, bam! The former Brillo factory located in DUMBO will be turned into 15 swanky condo units. The project is a collaboration between New York-based architecture Gil

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SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

SoHo co-working space fuels startups with quirky vintage touches and year-round ice cream

Rameet Chawla, fueled, co working spaces, co working spaces nyc, shared workspaces, nyc, workplace design, office design, eco design, sustainable design, green design, recycled design, vintage design

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What inspired you to start when I

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High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

High Line-style park could replace homeless encampment in the Bronx

A proposed park for the Bronx could take over a run-down area along a stretch of abandoned railroad tracks soon, if the mayor okays the plan. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr is backing the proposal, calling for Mayor de Blasio to grant his to an a

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‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

‘Cool Globes’ eco-spheres bring artful climate change awareness to Battery Park

If you’re walking around Battery Park soon make sure to check out the globe-trotting, eco-conscious art installation, “Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cool Plant”. As part of an initiative

Created by Chicago environmentalist Wendy Abrams

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Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

Voice your thoughts about the East River flood barrier plan tonight at 6PM

A public forum tonight, October 6, will be the last chance for residents to weigh in on the city’s ambitious plan to create a flood barrier along the East River. The meeting will be held at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt St., starting at 6 PM local

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Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture has built a

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For the upcoming Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot, Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture will design and construct a sukkah

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Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain reveals plans for NYC’s largest food market at Pier 57

Anthony Bourdain plans to open a major food market at Pier 57, which developers hope will draw in some 20,000 visitors a day once it opens. At 155,000 square feet, Bourdain Market will be the largest in the city, dwarfing other major food vendors by The

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9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

9 can’t-miss Archtober events to check out this October in NYC

Archtober is here!

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Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York’s Shinnecock Nation

Tribal Solarthon kicks off at New York’s Shinnecock Nation

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will visit the Shinnecock Nation today in order to kick off Tribal Solarthon. The two-week event, organized by Grid Alternative, is part of the current administration’s commitment to encourage clean energy a

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Zaha Hadid launches her High Line-hugging, LEED-seeking 520 West 28th Street residences

Zaha Hadid launches her High Line-hugging, LEED-seeking 520 West 28th Street residences

520 West 28th Street, Chelsea, eco design, green NYC, high line, high line architecture, high line condo, nyc architecture, Related companies, renderings, Zaha Hadid, zaha hadid architects, zaha hadid nyc, Zaha Hadid spaceship building

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Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC’s fight against climate change

Mayor de Blasio proposes divestment from coal to step up NYC’s fight against climate change

Mayor Bill de Blasio http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/de-blasio/ announced yesterday his proposal that NYC’s pension funds divest from coal. This marks the most recent development in the mayor’s commitment to fighting climate change, which involves a an

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De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

De Blasio announces new Retrofit Accelerator to help NYC buildings go green

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Rooftop aquaponic ‘Farmlab’ uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Rooftop aquaponic ‘Farmlab’ uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights–literally. Hidden away on a Johnson Avenue warehouse rooftop between Bushwick and East Williamsburg, Edenworks’s custom-designed aquaponic growing system (a.k.a. Farmlab) is able to grow lush greens in a compact, 800-square-foot space. In stark contrast to the concrete jungle found outside, the indoor roof space is filled with a lush garden installed atop a tiered structure that features tanks full of tilapia fish.

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Spectra’s plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

Spectra’s plan to expand natural gas pipeline near nuclear power plant could threaten 20 million people

A statewide ban on fracking, enacted by Governor Andrew Cuomo last December, protects the land and residents of New York from the dangerous practice of extracting natural gas through drilling. However, the law doesn’t explicitly prohibit transporting

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Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse’s backyard oasis

Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse’s backyard oasis

As much as we love writing about treehouses in rural areas, the fact that there’s such a dearth of them in the big city is a bit disappointing. That’s why we were so delighted to come upon this Fort Greene townhouse that fulfills our urban treehouse desires with an oasis-like backyard and roomy wooden perch amidst the leaves.

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Park + Garden offers green luxury apartments just minutes outside of Manhattan

Park + Garden offers green luxury apartments just minutes outside of Manhattan

Just minutes away from NYC in Hoboken, Bijou Properties just opened its latest sustainable residential development. The Park + Garden is an upscale apartment building with 212 units, which is probably not a coincidence, given NYC’s area code. Over 30

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NYC pizzerias making ‘Pope Pizzas’ for papal visit

NYC pizzerias making ‘Pope Pizzas’ for papal visit

Via NY Post

Pope Francisco, nyc pope visit, nyc pizzerias, nyc pizza, pope pizzas, nyc food, best nyc pizza, nyc food, pope usa visit,

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Russel Wright’s historic woodland sanctuary reflects the splendor of its surroundings

Russel Wright’s historic woodland sanctuary reflects the splendor of its surroundings

Travel 50 miles north of New York City and you will find the purest refuge from the grit and grime; a home where all notions of city vanish from consciousness. That was the intention of American Industrial designer Russel Wright when he built the home

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Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

Could a High Line-style park be coming to Long Island City?

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Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Who would have thought that a little bit of yarn art could unravel into Brooklyn’s hottest debate? It seems that some lingering strings of resentment have been found in the hipster-sodden Bushwick due to one street artist’s mural. Brooklyn artist London

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New renderings reveal resilient and revitalizing Red Hook waterfront creative complex

New renderings reveal resilient and revitalizing Red Hook waterfront creative complex

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Rosetta Mission-inspired LED comet could land in your city

Rosetta Mission-inspired LED comet could land in your city

A new pavilion is bringing people closer to NASA’s out-of-this-world accomplishments. The World Science Festival, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, and ESA asked architecture firm STUDIOKCA to create an installation that celebrated the Rosetta Mission, the first mission in history to successfully rendezvous with a comet. STUDIOKCA’s principals Jason Klimoski and Lesley Chang installed a 1:1000 scale concept of the comet’s nucleus and ion tail—made from steel plates, mist, and 600 watts of LEDs—at New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Task Force: Times Square pedestrian plazas will likely remain intact

Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio created a task force to investigate the possibility of axing the pedestrian plazas in Times Square as a way to deal with the problem of annoying street performers, panhandlers, costumed characters, and painted topless

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“GrowOnUs” floating water-filtering garden pops up on the Gowanus Canal

“GrowOnUs” floating water-filtering garden pops up on the Gowanus Canal

Balmori Associates designed and built a floating landscape in Brooklyn’s Gowanus Canal, one of the most polluted bodies of water in the United States. The floating infrastructure is an experiment to clean water through phytoremediation, desalination

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Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg’s Manhattan HQ

Landmark JFK solar project will collect sun in Queens and use it to power Bloomberg’s Manhattan HQ

Bloomberg L.P.’s global headquarters, located in midtown Manhattan, and the company’s downtown data center will be getting a little bit greener, thanks to clean solar energy through the Bloomberg-JFK Airport Park Solar Project. The state-of-the-art

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New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall’s 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

New designs for SuperPier shipping container mall’s 13,339-square-foot rooftop park revealed

Texas may be the land where everything is known for being larger than life, but New York knows a thing or two about going big, also. To prove it, updated plans have been revealed for the rooftop park to be built atop Pier 57 and they are nothing short a

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The New York Public Library could be in for a BIG makeover

The New York Public Library could be in for a BIG makeover

Word on the street is that the beloved New York Public Library might get a very BIG makeover soon.

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Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa’s largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist transforms trash from Africa’s largest open market into thought-provoking sculptures

Ethiopian artist Elias Sime gleans cast offs from vendors at the Addis Ababa open market, and transforms the discarded bits into beautiful art works. Recently opened at the James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea, the artist’s solo exhibition is a conglomeration

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First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

First new NYC subway station to be added in 26 years opens at Hudson Yards

New York’s first new subway addition in 26 years is now officially open for business. The MTA

The $2.42 billion, 1.5-mile extension of the 7 Line to 34 St-11 Av was funded by the City ofNew York. City funding included $2.1 billion for the in 7

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Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator during New York Fashion Week? The exhibition, titled Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens on Monday, September 14 and we’d love for Inhabitat to feature the show either this Friday a

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Tahiti Pehrson’s heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

Tahiti Pehrson’s heavenly paper cut sculptures will play tricks on your brain

The impressive paper cut art works of Tahiti Pehrson take over Chelsea’s Joseph Gross Gallery for the month of September. Pehrson uses intricate paper cuts to explore the phenomenon of pareidolia (also the show title), the brain’s trickery that or a

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NYCCT students build super-efficient, stackable solar-powered home

NYCCT students build super-efficient, stackable solar-powered home

A team from New York City’s College of Technology brought a new vision of post-disaster housing to this year’s Solar Decathlon, an international competition for energy-efficient design.

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A story of hope: The letter that survived 9/11

A story of hope: The letter that survived 9/11

The letter — which was actually an invitation to a wedding rehearsal dinner — was supposed to go from Maine to California. Lawry Meister’s aunt dropped the red envelope addressed to her Los Angeles-based niece in the mail in Cape Neddick, after which it

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PHOTOS: Tour the beautiful 9/11 Memorial in NYC

PHOTOS: Tour the beautiful 9/11 Memorial in NYC

Arad’s design was selected from a global competition that received more than 5,200 submissions from 63 nations. The reflecting pools, which sit in the exact footprints of the Twin Towers, are the center of the memorial. The pools as are large voids, a visible

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VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

VIDEO: The story of the pear tree that survived 9/11

Today, on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, New York-based ad agency BBDO Worldwide released a short commemorative film featuring a little-known tree found at the World Trade Center site. As a way of highlighting the resilient nature of the city in the

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NYC’s first net-zero energy school opens on Staten Island

NYC’s first net-zero energy school opens on Staten Island

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Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

Stony Brook’s new hydroponic ‘Freight Farm’ can grow up to 1,200 lettuce heads a week right on campus

New York’s Stony Brook University is the first institute of higher education to install a Freight Farm, an innovative hydroponic farm that can grow plants year round.

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New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

New initiative explores how green roofs can bring jobs and environmental benefits to Harlem

Green rooftops are a lot more than a trendy design element; they can be a great environmental benefit, create jobs, and help beautify the city in ways no other architectural element can. Green Roofs for Healthy Cities has announced a project that will I

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Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Have a sustainable stay at NYC’s swanky Ink48 hotel

Kimpton’s Ink48 hotel has a strong sustainability portfolio that goes hand in hand with the brand’s cool luxurious vibe.

Related: New eco-friendly hotel with massive herb garden wall set to open at Central Park next month

The hotel’s green policy caught the attention of the HotelWorld Global Hospitality & Design Awards, who named Ink48 Corporate

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