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Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

Take a gander at the over-budget and much-delayed WTC Transportation Hub from the inside

The much-anticipated design has come under fire for years now due to not only its delayed construction, but also for its continuously ballooning budget. The original estimated cost for the design was $2 billion, but the current cost of the project is reportedly

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First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

First residential building at Domino Sugar site breaks ground

“We couldn’t be prouder that planning is turning into reality with this first building at the Domino site,” said Vishaan Chakrabarti, principal at SHoP Architects. “Clad in rich industrial materials including zinc and copper, with an innovative design that

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A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

A massive floating hotel could be coming to NYC

New York City’s West Side may soon be getting a massive floating hotel if the folks behind the much-anticipated SuperPier anti-mall have their way. Youngwoo & Associates, the developers of the shipping container megaproject, have hatched a plan with

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MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

MAP: Citi Bike reveals new station locations in Williamsburg and Greenpoint

North Brooklyn residents who’ve been waiting with bated breath for news about Citi Bike’s expansion into the area will be pleased to learn that the locations of the planned stations are now available. Published by The Brooklyn Paper today, a new map reveals

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Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery-like sculptures bring life to a dreary intersection in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Greenery was just unveiled this week and will be on view until January 2016. Its playful depiction of lush flora is represented by six brightly-colored, cartoon-like plants. Brooklyn-based artist Ruth Hofheimer created the installation to soften its gritty

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Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a “Heartseat”

Giant NYC heart sculpture will soon transform into a “Heartseat”

“We are very excited to extend the life of HeartBeat by transforming it into HeartSeat, a public seating sculpture that, after its time in Times Square, will become part of a public space in New York,” said Stereotank architects Sara Valente and Marcelo

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Paula Hayes’ intriguing ‘Gazing Globes’ take over Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

Paula Hayes’ intriguing ‘Gazing Globes’ take over Madison Square Park (PHOTOS)

Scattered across the northwest promenade in the park, Hayes’ Gazing Globes emerge from the ground atop white opaque pedestals that, in recent weather, appear like fingers of ice, each balancing a crystal orb. Hayes, whose lush plant terrariums delighted

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Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

Experts say more snow often leads to prettier spring gardens

If this unfathomably long, cold winter is getting you down, you’ll be happy to hear that there is a silver lining to our cold-weather doldrums. According to local NYC ecology experts, the more snow, the better (when it comes to gardening, that is)! The deep

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Have you seen the revolutionary “Dryline” flood barrier coming to NYC’s East River? (VIDEO)

Have you seen the revolutionary “Dryline” flood barrier coming to NYC’s East River? (VIDEO)

The Dryline – BIG Teams Vision for Rebuild by Design from BIG on Vimeo.

It looks like the Bjarke Ingels Group’s BIG U proposal to create a flood barrier along Manhattan’s East River is moving forward with a catchy new name and an exciting video to go along

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Check out + POOL’s free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC’s first river-purifying pool

Check out + POOL’s free art installation at the Ace Hotel to learn about NYC’s first river-purifying pool

If the idea of taking a dip on a warm, sunny summer day sounds really good to you right about now, + POOL has a treat for you over at the Ace Hotel. The team behind the initiative to build the world’s first river-purifying floating pool has launched a free

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INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world’s tallest buildings travel a year?

INFOGRAPHIC: How many miles do elevators in the world’s tallest buildings travel a year?

Super-tall skyscrapers are more en vogue now than ever, but what is it like living in one? And more specifically, how long are the elevator rides? The inquisitive folks over at the WSJ answered this question with a nifty infographic comparing the tallest

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IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

IKEA debuts 2015 kitchen line filled with ultra-efficient, space-saving designs (PHOTOS)

The highlight of SEKTION is its stackable soft-close drawer system, which discreetly stows everything from kitchen tools, linens, pots and pans, to recycling bins, in easy to pull-out “drawers within drawers” – so there’s no reaching, bending or crawling through

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Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Do some yoga in this cozy log cabin to escape the winter blues

Looking to get bendy in a rustic natural setting? Check out Alley Pond Environmental Center’s new “Yoga in the Elements” classes. Located in northeast Queens, the non-profit’s environmental center is offering the utmost in wintertime exercise inside of their

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Paula Hayes’ glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes’ glittering terrarium gazing globes take over Madison Square Park

Paula Hayes, “Gazing Globes”, 2015 (installation view in Madison Square Park, New York). Polycarbonate spheres and mixed media, 3 feet to 6 feet high. Courtesy the artist and Salon 94, New York. Photograph by Yasunori Matsui

For the next two months, Madison

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New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

New report unveils wet and wild climate future for NYC

According to a new NPCC climate change report released this week, NYC’s climate future is going to be increasingly hot and perilously wet. The paper, which is the first of its kind to provide climate predictions for the city until 2100, estimates that

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Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC

Where to celebrate the Chinese New Year in NYC

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This week marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year, and on Thursday, New York City’s Chinese population began ringing in the Year of the Sheep. If you’re looking for a place to celebrate the new year this weekend, there’s

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Harlem’s tallest tower gets green light

Harlem’s tallest tower gets green light

Designed by ODA Architecture and developer Bruce Eichner, the 1800 Park Avenue tower will surely stand out not only for its towering height, but also for its bold, reflective facade, perhaps contrasting a bit too much with the brick-clad buildings that make

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New report reveals climate projections and resiliency plans for NYC through the year 2100

New report reveals climate projections and resiliency plans for NYC through the year 2100

It’s been a busy week for Mayor de Blasio. First he launched the Green Buildings Technical Working Group to up the ante on the city’s ambitious carbon emissions reduction plan, and now he’s released a major report by the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) that

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Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

Hip hotel converted from a 100-year-old paper factory whisks guests away to another world (PHOTOS)

The Paper Factory Hotel features 122 guest rooms ranging from affordable shared bunks to luxurious private suites, each designed to give a nod to the building’s past life. Located in Long Island City just blocks away from Astoria’s Kaufman Art’s District,

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Woodside man “avenges” neighborhood property by covering graffiti with art

Woodside man “avenges” neighborhood property by covering graffiti with art

What do you do when you see your beloved neighborhood covered in ugly graffiti? One man is taking matters into his own hands and has begun blanketing Woodside, Queens in a kind of anti-graffiti. He’s extended the self-motivated beautification process

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar set to open in Greenpoint this spring

Photo: The Brooklyn Barge Bar

Brooklyn Barge Bar’s proprietor, Will Drawbridge (you can’t make this stuff up), told DNAinfo that he hopes the new destination will draw more visitors to the Greenpoint waterfront.

“A lot of people don’t necessarily think,

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Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC’s 80 by 50 objective

Mayor de Blasio launches Green Buildings Technical Working Group as step towards NYC’s 80 by 50 objective

Taking a huge step closer to NYC’s ambitious 80 by 50 goal, Mayor de Blasio recently announced the launch of the city’s green-minded Technical Working Group (TWG). The group is made up of more than 40 industry leaders, experts and advocates who will help

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Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

Hastings-on-Hudson becomes first NY community to ban styrofoam containers and plastic bags

New York City’s recent decision to ban single-use styrofoam containers (which will go into effect on July 1st) was celebrated by many as a major step towards eliminating the ubiquitous but unrecyclable product. However, a small NY municipality has one-upped

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NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

NYC DEP announces 6 super-soaking projects that will help prevent flooding and sewage overflow

Yesterday, NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection announced six exciting stormwater solutions that will help protect vulnerable parts of the city from future storms and flooding. The group of winning proposals from the competition will receive more

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Stereotank’s giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Stereotank’s giant heart-shaped sculpture drums up the love in Times Square (PHOTOS)

Each year, the Times Square Alliance holds a design competition for invited design teams to submit a proposal for a Valentine Heart sculpture, which is judged by the Architectural League of New York. This year’s winners, Stereotank, are based locally but

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New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

New MCNY exhibit brings New York architectural icons to life through animation and sound

Next month, the Museum of the City of New York will invite visitors to experience NYC in a new, immersive way with an installation entitled Soundscape New York. The exhibit, which opens on March 10th, aims to enhance and elevate people’s experience

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OMA to design the High Line’s latest project

OMA to design the High Line’s latest project

OMA is the latest in a list of internationally acclaimed architects to contribute to New York City’s High Line. The architecture firm has been tapped by developer Related Companies to design a new project on West 18th Street. OMA founder Rem Koolhaas and partners

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This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

This is what NYC would look like if sea levels rose 100 feet

Climate change is scary, people, and here’s a map that may give you a little chill down your spine. Jeffrey Linn, a Seattle resident with a background in geography and urban planning, visualized NYC in a “doomsday scenario” using actual geographic data.

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A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

A sandy urban beach could be coming to the East River shoreline

Civitas partnered with State Assemblyman Robert Rodriguez to work on the report, focusing on potential designs to regenerate the currently derelict stretch of waterfront. With input from the community and the New York Harbor School, the study created designs

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Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan school becomes second in NYC to serve all-vegetarian lunch

Manhattan’s Peck Slip School has officially gone all veggie! Although the elementary school has been serving vegetarian fare for years now, it recently announced that it will be adopting a new completely meatless menu this week. Peck Slip follows the example

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New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

New Essex Crossing renderings show what the forthcoming LES complex will look like

The SPURA plan for the area around Delancey and Essex Streets has been met with mixed reactions, as it will drastically change the landscape of the Lower East Side. But with a growing population in the city, the project will provide new and greatly needed

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Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Bald eagles shack up in New York City for the first time in a century

Exciting news avian aficionados! According to the National Audubon Society, a pair of bald eagles has decided to shack up on an uninhabited island off the Staten Island coast, marking the first time in 100 years that the majestic birds have nested in the

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Award-winning vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy reopens at new larger location

Award-winning vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy reopens at new larger location

After closing the doors to its East Village space last year, chef Amanda Cohen’s award-winning vegetarian oasis, Dirt Candy, reopened at a larger location at 86 Allen Street this week. Known for its menu of imaginative veggie-based dishes, the herbivore

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Disturbing DNA from bubonic plague to anthrax to cheese found in NYC subway stations

Disturbing DNA from bubonic plague to anthrax to cheese found in NYC subway stations

If you think the resident rat population is the nastiest part of NYC’s subway system, it looks like you’ve got another thing coming. A recent DNA examination of more than 450 subway stations across the city revealed an astonishing 67 types of disease-causing

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Tour Brooklyn’s first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

Tour Brooklyn’s first net zero-capable solar-powered passive house condo building (PHOTOS)

R-951 was named for its resilience and high R-value (a measure of thermal resistance) as well as its address at 951 Pacific Street. The first project of Further, Inc., a design/build development firm specializing in sustainable construction formed by eco-designer

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Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

Actor building solar-powered private island home off NYC coastline

It’s no secret that privacy comes at a premium in New York, but how far would you go to get away from the hubbub of the city? Scouting NY’s Nick Carr recently discovered a mysterious island off the city’s coastline that’s about as secluded as it gets. The

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25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham’s Tiny Brooklyn Apartment

25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham’s Tiny Brooklyn Apartment

Daniel Arsham uses the calm monochrome room for sleeping, dressing, studying, and storage, as it is part of a larger 2,500 square foot collaborative workspace that he shares with other artists and designers. So, while the “Box/Box” might not be the ideal home,

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Why are there USB drives sticking out of the walls of New York buildings?

Why are there USB drives sticking out of the walls of New York buildings?

What would you do, or think, if you saw a USB drive sticking out of a wall as you walked down the street? Some New Yorkers have already run into this conundrum as they’ve encountered Dead Drops, a project by Berlin-based artist Aram Barthall. Though they’ve

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Ferry service expansion to new NYC nabes could have you riding a boat to work

Ferry service expansion to new NYC nabes could have you riding a boat to work

If you’ve been jealous of your friends who have the option to take the ferry to work, you may be in for some good news. In his State of the City address yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced new plans for expanded ferry service that will offer stops at

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You’re invited: Explore how tech is redefining fashion at the BF+DA’s Fashion Week events

You’re invited: Explore how tech is redefining fashion at the BF+DA’s Fashion Week events

From 3D-printed shoes to tweeting dresses to solar-powered jackets, examples of wearable technology are slowly but surely becoming parts of our everyday lives. Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator invites you to explore how technology is

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