New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes – Like an Andy Warhol Museum – Are Coming to the Lower East Side

New SPURA Plan Reveals Big Changes – Like an Andy Warhol Museum – Are Coming to the Lower East Side

Perhaps the biggest addition to come out of this large-scale project will be the new Essex Crossing, which will replace the old Essex Street Market. The market will relocate across Delancey Street, doubling in size to 30,000 square feet with a 7,000 square

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PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Human Compass Garden

The Human Compass Garden, located at the corner of Sackett and Columbia Street, was the first community green space established in the area 21 years ago. At first, the project started as a community project to clean up an abandoned

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Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Theatre Restoration Project

Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Theatre Restoration Project

ACE plans to return the theater, which is located at 1025-1035 Flatbush Avenue, to its former glory as a classic 20th century movie palace and hopes it will become the centerpiece of a revitalized Flatbush. The restoration process, so far, has been a grueling

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NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

NYRP Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Storm-Resistant Outdoor Classroom

The New York Restoration Project (NYRP) recently launched their EDGE/ucation Pavilion Design Competition to source ideas to protect Sherman Creek Park in Washington Heights against future storms and flooding. Eight young architecture firms have been selected

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What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What If 5 Pointz Could Be Preserved by Incorporating the Existing Graffiti-Tagged Facade into New High Rises?

What 5 Pointz looks like today.

This solution would of course require working around and inside of 5 Pointz’s existing facade and would likely be more complex than simply razing it to the ground and starting from scratch. But similar projects, like the

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group says the platform will top out at 17.5 feet in height, allowing for an elevated

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Custom-Made Designer Trash Bins Pop Up in NYC Parks

Custom-Made Designer Trash Bins Pop Up in NYC Parks

Ignacio Ciocchini is Vice President of Design for the Bryant Park Corporation non-profit, and the creator of the new tulip-shaped cans. Ciocchini says that “the design of the Bryant Park litter receptacles and recycling system was inspired by plants,

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Support the Lowline Underground Park Just by Drinking This Tasty Cocktail!

Support the Lowline Underground Park Just by Drinking This Tasty Cocktail!

If you love parks and drinking, here’s a chance to raise your glass to both! In partnership with Absolut Vodka, the team behind the Lowline has created the “Absolut Lowline Cocktail,” a fun and tasty way to fundraise and gain local support for the

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Sorg Architects’ Rockaways Water Dyke Concept Harnesses Surge Waters Themselves to Fight Flooding

Sorg Architects’ Rockaways Water Dyke Concept Harnesses Surge Waters Themselves to Fight Flooding

Earlier this March, MoMA PS1 challenged designers to rebuild the Hurricane Sandy-battered Far Rockaways in a more resilient way, and many of the responses were truly innovative. One of the winning designs, by Sorg Architects, is a boardwalk that doubles as

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The competition, which was organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

Back in May, Inhabitat discovered a cool new designer showing off her incredible recycled hanging chandeliers at BKLYN Designs 2013. Called Urban Chandies, these gorgeous lighting fixtures are as green as they get—handmade locally and employing scrap materials

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Queens’ 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

Queens’ 5 Pointz Graffiti Mecca Moves One Step Closer To Demolition

In early 2012, Inhabitat reported that 5 Pointz, a Long Island City community icon and haven for graffiti artists, was slated for demolition. The building, a former record needle and clothing manufacturing facility, has served as a blank canvas for artists

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WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

WXY and DLANDSTUDIO Selected to Lead QueensWay High Line-Style Park Feasibility Study

Just two days ago, the QueensWay plan to convert an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens into a new elevated park secured $1 million in funding towards feasibility research. Today, Friends of the Queensway announced that New York-based firms WXY Architecture

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Earth Matter Composting Farm Offers Goat-Tastic Composting Lessons on Governors Island

Earth Matter Composting Farm Offers Goat-Tastic Composting Lessons on Governors Island

The Earth Matter Kids composting farm spans 35 by 100 feet and is loccated near the southern shore of Governors Island behind Nolan Park. Inside, you can learn how to compost your own food in your kitchen, or work on larger scale community projects you can

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Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

Green-Roofed Prattsville Art Center Could Revive a Town Rebuilding From Hurricane Irene

The Prattsville Art Center & Residency will bring art and culture to the rural area not far from New York City. The project will renovate the disused Greene County Historical Register and add an additional building to house artist residencies and programs.

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Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park

Newark Transforms Contaminated Dumping Ground into Gorgeous Riverfront Park

The park, designed by Lee Weintraub Landscape Architecture and Newark’s Planning Office, features a series of fun and educational pictographs engraved within the orange boardwalk’s rail. Visitors can learn about Combined Sewer Overflow, the town of Harrison,

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“Grow Your Own City” Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

“Grow Your Own City” Concept Wins the Timber in the City Student Design Competition

The contest was created by Parsons the New School of Design, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council as a way to promote wood as an ideal green building material, and to challenge students to create

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INTERVIEW: Inside the Studio with Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INTERVIEW: Inside the Studio with Photographer Elena Lyakir and Furniture Designer Eric Slayton

INHABITAT: Elena, how would you describe your photography in one sentence? And Eric, how would you describe your furniture?

ELENA: My photography is a poetic meditation on the world which surrounds me, a visual representation of internal truths, an expression

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B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Buzzworthy Upcycled and Thrifted Decor

B:Hive Co-Working Space Features Buzzworthy Upcycled and Thrifted Decor

B:Hive is positioned to attract talented professionals, freelancers needing reprieve from working out of their homes and those “interesting” people who simply need a cool place to hang out and network with other movers and shakers in the area. “We wanted

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Ridgewood Market Artisan Flea Festival

Ridgewood Market Artisan Flea Festival

This Labor Day, come check out a community driven artisan flea market in Ridgewood, Queens! There will be tons to shop for including vintage clothing, art, home furnishings and more. Plus food and drinks and shoppers are encouraged to stroll around the venue

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Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

Urban Electric Power Opens New Rechargeable Battery Plant in West Harlem

In a move that will bring technology, innovation and much needed employment to the city of New York, Urban Electric Power (UEP), the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the City University of New York (CUNY) recently announced

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Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Photo © Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This year, blocks from more than 25 Brooklyn neighborhoods like Boerum Hill, East Flatbush, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bay Ridge and Windsor Terrace participated in the BBG’s Greenest Block competition. But in the end,

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SHoP Architects’ Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

SHoP Architects’ Dancing Towers Break Ground on First Avenue and Could Be Storm Resistant

From a community that would double as a storm surge protector to flood-proof prefab beach buildings, NYC has been leading the charge on all sorts of new ideas that will make it “A Stronger, More Resilient New York.” The folks over at JDS Development have

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New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

At a recent Community Board 2 meeting, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership expressed its hopes to create a new public plaza underneath the BQE. According to a DNAinfo report, the plans for the renovated space could include everything from a weekend farmers

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DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can marvel at the outdoor art exhibition, which traverses the walkway near the

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