Banksy's Miniature Sphinx Made from Crumbling Cinderblocks Stolen from Queens

Banksy's Miniature Sphinx Made from Crumbling Cinderblocks Stolen from Queens

As part of his month-long residence, UK street artist extraordinaire Banksy constructed a miniature sphinx out of cinderblocks in Queens. Made from crumbling, discarded material, the…

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Build it Green!NYC Opens a New Recycled Wood Sawmill Called BIG!Millworks in Astoria

Build it Green!NYC Opens a New Recycled Wood Sawmill Called BIG!Millworks in Astoria

Astoria, Queens is officially home to a new urban sawmill. Build It Green!NYC and Tri-Lox Workshop recently announced the launch of BIG!Millworks, a recycling wood works site housed…

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What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

What If the Roosevelt Island Tram Was Extended to Run from Queens Plaza to Central Park?

If you're a fan of the Roosevelt Island Tram, imagine how cool it would be if those amazing panoramic views of Manhattan actually became part of your daily commute from Queens to…

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Get Lost in the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum (PHOTOS)

Get Lost in the Amazing Maize Maze at the Queens County Farm Museum (PHOTOS)

The Amazing Maize Maze is a special treat that the Queens County Farm Museum organizes every year as part of their fall program. The maze is different every year - this year's theme is…

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City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

City Council Approves $3 Billion LEED-ND Willets Point Redevelopment Project with 5,000 sq. ft. Rooftop Farm

This week, the NYC City Council approved the $3 billion Willets Point Redevelopment project that plans to turn the 62-acre industrial park near Citi Field in Queens into a new…

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New York City Council Approves Plan to Tear Down 5 Pointz and Build Condominium Towers

New York City Council Approves Plan to Tear Down 5 Pointz and Build Condominium Towers

After a long battle, it looks like Queens' famous graffiti-tagged 5 Pointz building might officially be done for. This week, the City Council approved a plan to replace the…

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PHOTOS: Walk the Queensway, a Possible High Line-Style Park for Queens

PHOTOS: Walk the Queensway, a Possible High Line-Style Park for Queens

The Queensway is an elevated railway that originally belonged to the Long Island Rail Road and fell to disuse after 1962. For 50 years, the raised train path stood unused, allowing a…

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Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

In a huge win for the sharing economy in New York City, Airbnb announced an important legal victory this week for those who rent out their spare rooms using the online platform. In May,…

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Life-Size Version of Mouse Trap Board Game is a 50,000-lb. Rube Goldberg Machine! (PHOTOS)

Life-Size Version of Mouse Trap Board Game is a 50,000-lb. Rube Goldberg Machine! (PHOTOS)

A regular-sized version of Mouse Trap is also part of the traveling exhibit. Mark Perez built much of his Life-Size Mousetrap by hand with the aim of using it to teach kids about…

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Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

OpenFuge Karlin Yeh (who is still a high school senior!) developed his own low cost, open source centrifuge called the OpenFuge. Using primarily off-the-shelf-parts, Yeh developed a…

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8 Must-See 3D Printing Revelations Spotted at Maker Faire New York 2013 (PHOTOS)

8 Must-See 3D Printing Revelations Spotted at Maker Faire New York 2013 (PHOTOS)

Ultimaker displayed its new Ultimaker 2 to the public for the first time this weekend. Although it looks very similar to Ultimaker’s first 3D printer, there are a couple of notable…

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Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Snøhetta Chosen to Design LEED Silver-Seeking Library for Far Rockaway

Far Rockaway will soon receive a state-of-the-art new library to replace the current one, which was affected last year by Hurricane Sandy. Designed by leading architecture…

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Iconic Eero Saarinen JFK Airport Terminal Will Have New Life as a Standard Hotel

Iconic Eero Saarinen JFK Airport Terminal Will Have New Life as a Standard Hotel

Eero Saarinen's famous JFK terminal is a masterpiece of contemporary architecture, but as a flight terminal, the building has fallen a bit behind the times. Largely unoccupied since…

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AIANY Cancels Its Controversial Sandy Anniversary Beach Building Tours After Public Outcry

AIANY Cancels Its Controversial Sandy Anniversary Beach Building Tours After Public Outcry

Public outrage has prompted the American Institute of Architects' New York chapter to cancel their controversial tours of the new Rockaway beach buildings that were scheduled on the…

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Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

Nine Miles of New Bike Lanes Coming to Queens

It may seem like Manhattan and Brooklyn have been receiving the lion's share of bike-related privileges, but Queens residents have made it clear that they enjoy biking too, dammit!…

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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…

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EXPO Colony: MoMA PS1's Pop-Up Mini Civilization Hosts Artists in Recycled Trailers and Tents

EXPO Colony: MoMA PS1's Pop-Up Mini Civilization Hosts Artists in Recycled Trailers and Tents

Part of MoMA's EXPO 1 series exploring "ecological challenges in the context of the economic and socio-political instability of the early 21st century", EXPO Colony focuses in…

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HONEY FEST 2013 Invites New Yorkers to Sample 100% Local NYC Honey

HONEY FEST 2013 Invites New Yorkers to Sample 100% Local NYC Honey

Exciting news for beelovers - Brooklyn Grange and Rockaway eatery Rippers are joining forces to throw the third annual NYC Honey Fest on September 7th! This super-sweet event is a…

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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…

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PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

PHOTOS: Hunter's Point South Waterfront Park and Urban Beach Opens Today in Long Island City

Park Designers: Thomas Balsley Associates / WEISS/MANFREDI Prime Consultant and Infrastructure Designer: Arup A collaboration between Thomas Balsley Associates and Weiss/Manfredi…

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Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Plans to Bring New Waterfront Park and Residential Buildings to Astoria Move Forward

Astoria's waterfront is about to undergo a massive green makeover. The City Planning Commission recently voted unanimously to rezone industrial areas in the Queens nabe into residential…

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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…

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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.…

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QueensWay High Line-Style Park Gets Even Closer to Reality with $1 Million in Funding

QueensWay High Line-Style Park Gets Even Closer to Reality with $1 Million in Funding

Plans to redevelop an abandoned rail line in Kew Gardens, Queens into the QueensWay, an elevated park similar to Manhattan’s High Line, are chugging along. Today, the Trust for Public…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

This week, Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Jamaica Bay will be home to a new environmental research center called the Science and Resilience…

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