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Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Breaking Ground opens ultra-sustainable supportive housing complex in the Bronx

Related: Breaking Ground’s Park House to provide sustainable housing for 248 low-income families in the Bronx

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Snag a studio for as low as $548 a month through the housing lottery at this sustainable building in BK

Snag a studio for as low as $548 a month through the housing lottery at this sustainable building in BK

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NYC unveils plans for redesigned “accordion” subway cars and renovated stations

NYC unveils plans for redesigned “accordion” subway cars and renovated stations

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced plans for redesigned subway cars and renovated stations as part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to improve the NYC transit system. The proposal calls for 1,025 new subway cars, 750 to

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Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Trendy Urby waterfront community is the first in NY with its own farm, bodega and urban beehive

Move over, Brooklyn. Staten Island is now home to a trendy new waterfront community that’s giving the Kingsborough a run for its money. Dubbed Urby, the 900-unit rental complex in Stapleton boasts a unique roster of amenities like a COFFEED, a bodega a

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The Hills: Massive new park with longest slide in NYC opens today on Governors Island

The Hills: Massive new park with longest slide in NYC opens today on Governors Island

Related: Mayor Bloomberg Breaks Ground on New Elevated Governors Island Park Made of Recycled Materials

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First known case of Zika transmission from woman to man reported in NYC

First known case of Zika transmission from woman to man reported in NYC

Related: Long Island welcomes bats that can eat 1,000 mosquitoes an hour to fight Zika

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Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

Studio Garneau’s Transformer is an NYC Apartment That Morphs to Meet Your Needs

The custom-designed wall bed can be flipped up to create a small open space that the resident uses for yoga, and the blue-tiled, spa-like bath is separated from the bedroom by an ingenious, floor-to-ceiling short wall of shallow drawers.

In the living room,

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Take a ride on Neil Young’s ‘Earth Train’ this month

Take a ride on Neil Young’s ‘Earth Train’ this month

Related: Eye-tricking “windows” at NYC subway station give the illusion of looking into an underground park

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Fuzz vs. buzz: Cops capture bee swarm just outside of Grand Central station

Fuzz vs. buzz: Cops capture bee swarm just outside of Grand Central station

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Disturbing ‘Trump Hair Hut’ spotted on the streets of Red Hook

Disturbing ‘Trump Hair Hut’ spotted on the streets of Red Hook

“I think we bought every hula skirt we could find on Amazon.com,” Noonan said. “A lot of people like to touch it because it’s so flowy.”

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Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG’s greenery-filled storm protection system

Would NYC install an ugly flood wall instead of BIG’s greenery-filled storm protection system

Coastal cities around the globe are bracing as sea levels continue to rise in response to global warming. New York is not only no exception, but some parts of the city could be absolutely devastated in the event of severe flooding. Mayor Bill de OneNYC

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WXY Architects to convert former NJ shipyard into modern innovation hub

WXY Architects to convert former NJ shipyard into modern innovation hub

Related: WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

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Artist covers abandoned Rockaway building in a splash of fiery sunset colors

Artist covers abandoned Rockaway building in a splash of fiery sunset colors

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

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Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features

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First-ever dog poop composting program in NYC comes to Brooklyn park

First-ever dog poop composting program in NYC comes to Brooklyn park

“People in the neighborhood were really receptive,” said Leslie Wright, the regional director of state parks in New York City, who cut the ribbon on the new pooch playground on Thursday. “It’s a really savvy, really progressive Brooklyn East dog

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Escape the city in this new Harvard startup’s affordable tiny home rentals near NYC

Escape the city in this new Harvard startup’s affordable tiny home rentals near NYC

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6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

6 hot ways to stay cool in NYC

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Skip lunch at your desk and head to one of the city’s many public atriums for an afternoon chow down with friends or co-workers. New York is home to dozens of brilliantly designed (and air-conditioned) indoor spaces like the David

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Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

Heat-related deaths in NYC could increase by 500-percent by 2080 says new study

A new study warns that the growing environmental trend of summer heat waves could lead to a 500-percent increase in heat-related deaths in New York City by 2080. The study evaluates a range of potential outcomes of the soaring temps in relationship to a

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Breezy rooftop deck by designers of the High Line opens in the Flatiron District

Breezy rooftop deck by designers of the High Line opens in the Flatiron District

Related: James Corner Field Operations’ Muscota Marsh Restoration Will Help Clean the Harlem River

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Gluttonous goats gorge themselves out of work at Prospect Park

Gluttonous goats gorge themselves out of work at Prospect Park

Related: Herd of hungry goats will eat their way through Prospect Park as part of cleanup

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100-year-old NoMad building to get a modern facelift and verdant new rooftop terrace

100-year-old NoMad building to get a modern facelift and verdant new rooftop terrace

Historic 1920s building in NoMad gets modern transformation by Architect Morris Adjmi

The historic building at 3 East 28th Street in the so-called NoMad district is getting a modern facelift, thanks to architect Morris Adjmi. The 12-story building, a

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LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

LEED-seeking Ford Amphitheater opens on Coney Island Boardwalk

Related: Sections of the Coney Island Boardwalk to be Replaced With Concrete and Plastic

“We’re continuing to invest in Coney Island as both a dynamic residential community and a destination for visitors from across the city and around the de

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Beautiful elevated park overlooking 9/11 Memorial opens at World Trade Center

Beautiful elevated park overlooking 9/11 Memorial opens at World Trade Center

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This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

This is the first MTA subway station ever to be awarded LEED Certification

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“The Fulton Center’s LEED certification demonstrates tremendous green building leadership,” says Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and founding chair, USGBC. “The urgency of USGBC’s mission has challenged the industry to move faster and reach further than

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VIDEO: World’s tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

VIDEO: World’s tallest Passive House building rises at Cornell Tech Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will offer a first look inside its residential building, the first residential Passive House high rise and the tallest Passive House in the world. Passive House is the strict international building standard that drastically reduces energy a

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‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

‘New York’s zaniest new building’ is almost complete

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Anthony Bourdain’s Pier 57 food market gets postponed until 2019

Anthony Bourdain’s Pier 57 food market gets postponed until 2019

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

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Plan a summer getaway to this brand new Hudson Valley hotel inside of a former factory

Plan a summer getaway to this brand new Hudson Valley hotel inside of a former factory

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NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

NYC breaks ground on new resilient Rockaway housing development

“Many of us still remember the weeks of cold and darkness after Sandy – including thousands of NYCHA residents. People across all five boroughs are still feeling the impact today. However, with this $67 million investment, we will continue to NYCHA

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New renderings released for South Street Seaport’s Fulton Market renovation

New renderings released for South Street Seaport’s Fulton Market renovation

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Sneak a peek at the gargantuan green wall coming to Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street condos

Sneak a peek at the gargantuan green wall coming to Tadao Ando’s 152 Elizabeth Street condos

Previously, we reported http://inhabitat.com/nyc/tadao-andos-first-new-york-condominium-design-features-one-of-the-largest-green-walls-in-the-city/ on the preliminary designs produced by Sumaida + Khurana for the ultra luxury condominium building in at

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Anti-Airbnb bill passes in New York State Senate

Anti-Airbnb bill passes in New York State Senate

In a major blow to the popular home sharing site, Airbnb, New York senate has passed a bill prohibitting rentals of an entire property for less than 30 days.

Related: Join Airbnb next week to tell City Council why you think home sharing is for

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Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

Pop-up dumpster gardens coming to the Gowanus Canal this summer

When it comes to stormwater management, the word ‘dumpster’ is rarely anywhere in the plan. Alloy Development, though, has proposed (and received approval) just that. The company will put six dumpsters filled with plants and trees in parking spaces

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NYC unveils new renderings for highly-anticipated Citywide Ferry System vessels

NYC unveils new renderings for highly-anticipated Citywide Ferry System vessels

Related:Citywide ferry service coming to NYC in summer of 2017

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You might soon be able to live inside of the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel

You might soon be able to live inside of the iconic Waldorf Astoria hotel

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Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

Con Edison announces plans for virtual power plant that connects solar-plus-storage systems

New York utility Consolidated Edison just announced plans to launch a $15 million virtual power plant pilot program this summer that will integrate residential solar-plus-storage systems into the electricity grid. About 300 homes in Brooklyn and Queens

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Cars to be banned from 7-mile stretch of NYC once again for Summer Streets in August

Cars to be banned from 7-mile stretch of NYC once again for Summer Streets in August

Summer officially begins today, and with it comes a slew of fun events around the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio
inhabitat.com/nyc/tag/bill-de-blasio/ announced that Summer Streets will return this August to Manhattan, sponsored for the first time by The

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World’s tallest free-fall tower ride could be built atop Penn Station

World’s tallest free-fall tower ride could be built atop Penn Station

Envisioned for the roof of Madison Square Garden or on the back of the Farley Post Office, “The Halo” would rise up as a spectacular and transparent column ringed by eleven gondolas. The gondolas come with adjustable speeds and will be capable of an

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Designers imagine ‘giant condom’ floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Designers imagine ‘giant condom’ floating pedestrian tunnel as stopgap for L Train shutdown

Whatever you did last weekend was probably not as bizarre as what you’re about to read. On Sunday, perhaps while you were brunching it up with your besties, design and architecture incubator the Van Alen Institute hosted the “L Train Charrette” where

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$4 billion LaGuardia Airport revamp set to begin this summer

$4 billion LaGuardia Airport revamp set to begin this summer

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