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The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

The Best In-Season Veggies to Buy for Thanksgiving Dinner at Your Local Greenmarket

Beets
Beets are one of the healthiest vegetables out there, but they can inspire a different breed of vegetable-hatred. With a few simple tips, you can transform these earthy bulbs into a delectable dish that even the surest beet-hater will love (we’re

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2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

2,000 Stormwater-Absorbing Sidewalk Gardens Planned for Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx

If you live in Brooklyn, the Bronx or Queens, a lush new rainwater garden may soon be popping up on a sidewalk near you. New York City’s Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to install 2,000 new bioswales (rainwater-absorbing

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Help Get The Simply Co.’s Organic, 3-Ingredient Detergent in a Store Near You

Help Get The Simply Co.’s Organic, 3-Ingredient Detergent in a Store Near You

You expect your laundry detergent to keep our clothes clean, but with ingredients like 1-4 dioxane, formaldehyde and tetrahydro myrcenol, is it doing more harm than good? The Simply Co., founded by former Sustainability Manager at the NYC Department of Environmental

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Portia Munson’s Floral Art Brings Summer Flowers to NYC Transit Stations

Portia Munson’s Floral Art Brings Summer Flowers to NYC Transit Stations

MTA Arts and Design is showing a new photography exhibit that’s influenced by the gardens in midtown’s Bryant Park. Artist Portia Munson wanted to keep the park’s flowers blooming even as winter moved in on the city, so she photographed flowers in

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3D-Printed Fruit, Electric Snowboards and Other Tech Marvels Seen at Engadget Expand

3D-Printed Fruit, Electric Snowboards and Other Tech Marvels Seen at Engadget Expand

LEIF

We’ve seen our share of electric skateboards such as the ZBoard, but what about an electric snowboard made for all seasons? Crazy as it might sound, that’s exactly what Aaron Aders and his cohorts at LEIF Technologies have created. The LEIF

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BIG’s West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG’s West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

Image: Wade Zimmerman

BIG designed West 57th for The Durst Organization, which is also responsible for the adjacent Helena residences (a LEED Gold-certified project). The design for West 57th emerged out of the European tradition of forming residential

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Fulton Center LEED-Seeking Landmark Transit Hub Unveiled in Lower Manhattan

Fulton Center LEED-Seeking Landmark Transit Hub Unveiled in Lower Manhattan

“The new Fulton Center complex is another example of how we are rebuilding Lower Manhattan which will spur a resurgence throughout the area,” said Governor Cuomo of the newly opened transit hub. “This new station makes traveling easier for subway riders, and

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Can You Believe There’s a Beautiful Home Hidden Behind This Gritty Facade?

Can You Believe There’s a Beautiful Home Hidden Behind This Gritty Facade?

This could be the ultimate tactic for those wanting to be left alone: disguising your home with a gritty facade. Believe it or not, behind this dingy, vandalized door is a sprawling, 72-room residence estimated to be worth up to $50 million! If you’re wondering

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Google Gobbles Up Former Nabisco Cookie Factory Near the High Line

Google Gobbles Up Former Nabisco Cookie Factory Near the High Line

Looks like Google’s got a taste for NYC’s sweet industrial buildings. The search engine giant has just scooped up yet another lease on a massive building at 85 Tenth Avenue, adjacent to the ever-popular High Line. The beautiful brick building, a former Nabisco

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CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

Pour Your Heart Out by LESLIE E. ROBERTSON ASSOCIATES

The 2014 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 30 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to 100,000 cans of food. All of the cans will be donated to City Harvest at the

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Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Congratulations are in order thanks to the tireless work of non-profit Habitat for Humanity. On October 29th, HFH finished repairs on a Coney Island residence damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Although all of the organization’s projects are significant, this

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Craigslist Sees Surge in Secondhand Burial Plots

Craigslist Sees Surge in Secondhand Burial Plots

It looks like Craigslist ads are diversifying into new, more macabre sectors. No longer just for browsing apartments, used cars and creepy dating ads, the popular classifieds website is now being used to hawk burial sites for bargain hunters. Recently (most

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Plans Unveiled for ‘Stilt City’ Resilient Art Studio in Rockaway Park

Plans Unveiled for ‘Stilt City’ Resilient Art Studio in Rockaway Park

Brooklyn-based artist Robyn Rennee Hasty has teamed up with Jakitsch Gardner Architects to create Stilt City, an art residency program to be located in Rockaway Park. Design plans were unveiled as the program’s Kickstarter campaign kicked off in November

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World Trade Center Opens Again for Business 13 Years After 9/11

World Trade Center Opens Again for Business 13 Years After 9/11

Thirteen years after the tragic 9/11 attacks, the World Trade Center has officially re-opened its doors for business. On Monday, media company Condé Nast began moving into One World Trade Center, which is currently the tallest building in the Western

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Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Clever Earth-Sheltered House Uses Natural Surroundings to Reduce Energy Needs

Sustainable homes often feature high-tech bells and whistles but John Grzibowski’s clever house relies on the power of nature to keep it green. Located in Newburgh, NY, about an hour-and-a-half from NYC, the DIY earth-sheltered home strategically uses the

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Compost Your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2014

Compost Your Halloween Jack-O-Lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2014

Ray Villafane’s zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012.

Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are over? Bring them to the Pumpkin Smash! Hosted by the NYC Compost Project,

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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s Special Halloween LED Light Show Tonight

Last year’s LED light show

Don’t forget to take a break from trick-or-treating tonight to catch the Empire State Building and iHeartMedia’s special Halloween LED light show. Tonight’s event will mark the second year the Empire State Building has put on

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

It may be called the ONE Prize Awards, but there were two first-prize winners this year in a competition to design a new educational facility at The Brooklyn Navy Yard. The frontrunners – one a Lucent Cube and the other a Self Growing Lab made of living

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World’s First Water-Filtering Pool Closer to Fruition with Support from Kanye West and Olympian Conor Dwyer

World’s First Water-Filtering Pool Closer to Fruition with Support from Kanye West and Olympian Conor Dwyer

From left to right: +POOL founders Dong-Ping Wong, Jeff Franklin and Archie Coates IV, musician Kanye West, Olympian Conor Dwyer, and +POOL founder Oana Stanescu. Photo: Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com

Fans and supporters of +POOL, the world’s first water-filtering

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13 Architecture-Themed Costumes Seen at Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Halloween Bash

13 Architecture-Themed Costumes Seen at Storefront for Art & Architecture’s Halloween Bash

Stormy weather couldn’t keep guests away from dressing to the nines and traveling to the West Village where they entered a fantastical room filled with Christian Wassman air dressing balloons and Fellini’s 8 1/2 playing along the walls. Banality themed costumes

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Sky High? One World Trade Center Observatory Announces Admission Price

Sky High? One World Trade Center Observatory Announces Admission Price

The price of admission buys open access to the three-level observatory, which is located on the building’s 100th, 101st and 102nd floors, as well as a variety of casual and formal dining options. However, visitors to the observatory should prepare for an

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ODA Architecture’s Crazy Cubed Building Could Offer Private Green Space in Williamsburg

ODA Architecture’s Crazy Cubed Building Could Offer Private Green Space in Williamsburg

New York-based ODA Architecture’s long delayed cubic building looks like it might finally get off the ground. The project has been stalled for six years, but the crazy cantilevered apartment complex may have finally found a future home in Williamsburg.

With

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Learn How to Make These Awesome Mason Jar Handles and Other Cool Things With the Diwire Bender

Learn How to Make These Awesome Mason Jar Handles and Other Cool Things With the Diwire Bender

We first wrote about the Diwire, the world’s first desktop CNC wire bender, nearly a year ago and since then, the prototype has been able to move into production after its $100,000 Kickstarter campaign was funded in just one day. Pensa Labs began shipping

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Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island Brownfield Transformed into a Lush, Storm-Fighting Park

Staten Island’s beautiful Heritage Park is now officially open for fall frolicking, but the lush green space wasn’t always so verdant. Set on the waterfront near Richmond Terrace, the park was reborn out of a former brownfield, creating a new destination

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House Tour: Historic Chelsea Townhouse Renovated with Multiple Patios and a Glittering Glass Enclosure

House Tour: Historic Chelsea Townhouse Renovated with Multiple Patios and a Glittering Glass Enclosure

The Italianate townhouse, located right next to Clement Moore Park, was first built in 1840, but had fallen into disrepair since then. Bill White and Bryan Eure saw the potential of the single-family home, and purchased it for $4.6 million back in 2012. After

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Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike Announces Plan to Expand to New Neighborhoods as NYC Reaches Deal with REQX

Citi Bike has announced plans to double its fleet by 2017 after the sale of its parent company, Alta Bicycle Share, to REQX Ventures, a real estate company affiliated with Related Companies. The expansion calls for 6,000 bikes and over 375 new stations added

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Fulton Street Transit Center Finally Set to Open in November

Fulton Street Transit Center Finally Set to Open in November

If it’s true that good things come to those who wait, the much-delayed Fulton Street Transit Center promises to be incredible. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced on Monday that the long-awaited Brooklyn transit hub is finally set to be

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Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University Shoots For LEED Certification with Ambitious Campus Redevelopment Plan

Rutgers University has announced that it will be kicking off an ambitious campus redevelopment initiative that will aim for LEED Silver certification. The College Avenue Campus Redevelopment Initiative will see the implementation of a bevy of sustainable

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New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

New York Teen Invents In-Sole Sensor that Can Track Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients

New York City teen Kenneth Shinozuka has invented a new wearable sensor called the SafeWanderer that can help keep Alzheimer’s patients safe. Inspired by his own grandfather’s battle with the disease, the 15-year-old came up with a device that can keep

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Does Citi Bike Have a New Owner?

Does Citi Bike Have a New Owner?

Was Citi Bike just sold? According to multiple sources, REQX Ventures (an affiliate of real estate giant Related Companies) and its subsidiary Equinox recently purchased Alta Bicycle Share, which operates New York City’s famous bike share program. Although

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Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don’t Miss This Year’s Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze: Don’t Miss This Year’s Fiery Spectacle of 5,000 Hand-Carved Pumpkins

If you missed last year’s Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze, be sure to set aside a date to go see it this month. Over 5,000 hand-carved jack o’lanterns will be lighting up the night for the fiery spectacle in New York’s Historic Hudson Valley starting on October

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Rockefeller Center’s Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

Rockefeller Center’s Rooftop Gardens are a Hidden Urban Treasure

image © James Maher

The gardens, located atop the British Empire Building, the Maison Francaise, and the setbacks of other central buildings, were planned and built when the Center was first erected. Developer John R. Todd and architect Raymond Hood wanted

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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take?
Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized.
INHABITAT: When you were thinking about the furniture, did you search for new items or rearrange what you had?
Marcia:

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn. What resulted was a booming reputation that brought in commissions from big

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Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

Is Harlem Next in Line For Its Own High Line-Style Park?

Could Harlem be the next NYC neighborhood to get its own High Line-style park? Non-profit organization Housing Partnership thinks so and has proposed the Harlem Promenade, a project to construct affordable residential units and an elevated green

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DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

DIY: How to Make Your Own Industrial-Style Shelf Out of Inexpensive Pipe

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW ENDED:

We announced the winner in our October 24th newsletter here.

Theresa and Mark have also teamed up with Dove to offer 3 guys the opportunity to win a home upgrade worth $15,000, a private consultation with the Clements,

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Tom Fruin’s Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Tom Fruin’s Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

The Kolonihavehus structure made its debut a few years ago in Copenhagen, where Fruin built the installation in front of the Royal Danish Library. Fruin is known for his talent in converting reclaimed materials into brilliant art installations and the Kolonihavehus

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Join Architecture for Humanity NY and Make a Difference on Day of Impact 2014

Join Architecture for Humanity NY and Make a Difference on Day of Impact 2014

If you’ve been enjoying all of the wonderful architectural activities that Archtober has to offer this month, why not show your appreciation by helping out some communities that could really use it? This Saturday, October 25th, Architecture for Humanity’s

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Resilient “Living Breakwaters” Project Wins Prestigious 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Resilient “Living Breakwaters” Project Wins Prestigious 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

The Living Breakwaters project was designed specifically for Staten Island and Rarutan Bay and is based on the idea of flood mitigation through the implementation of a well-strategized blend of structural defense and ecosystem reinforcement. The plan aims

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Terrifying Zombie Pumpkins Invade the New York Botanical Garden [PHOTOS]

Terrifying Zombie Pumpkins Invade the New York Botanical Garden [PHOTOS]

The epic pumpkin that Villafane began carving on Saturday was joined by a fleet of other over-sized squash from around the country - each weighing over a 1,000 pounds! The incredible gigantic squash were also accompanied by a collection of extra-long

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