WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

WASTED: Artist Alex White Mazzarella's New Exhibit Explores Social Inequality Using Recycled Materials

Mazzarella's older works layer found materials like cigarette boxes, tomato can wrappers and photographs to create collages for the viewer to interpret for themselves. INHABITAT: The…

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Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

Artists Turn Trash Into Striking Recycled Art Pieces at transFORM Gallery

The transFORM Gallery joined forces with Elisa Contemporary Art to co-curate an international eco-minded art exhibit featuring the works of artists Carole Eisner, Aurora Robson, Rodolfo…

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Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC's Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Mayor Bloomberg Launches NYC's Largest Public Space Recycling Initiative in Times Square

Recycling in New York City just got a little easier today with the launch of the city's largest public space recycling initiative. Mayor Bloomberg joined the Times Square Alliance,…

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NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

NYC Kids Can Earn Cash for Their Schools by Entering the City's Golden Apple Awards

The New York City Department of Sanitation is calling on the city’s youth to conceive, design, and implement innovative cleanup, beautification, or reclamation projects in their…

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PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

An open kitchen space leads out onto a balcony that was created by cutting away pieces of the shipping container. So how does one come up with the idea of building a shipping…

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Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Surf Legend Herbie Fletcher's Wrecktangles Recycle Broken Surfboards Into New Sculptures

Herbie Fletcher began surfing in Huntington Beach when he was just 10, but later moved to Hawaii and became a professional surfer and the owner of several surf and snowboard lines. Also…

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New York City Students Rally to Ban Plastic Bags

New York City Students Rally to Ban Plastic Bags

A group of children from the Hewitt School’s Earth Committee are making waves in the city, calling for a plastic bag ban and working with leaders to make New York City a greener place…

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Build It Green!'s New Composting Program Lets People Scrap Food Right at Subway Station

Build It Green!'s New Composting Program Lets People Scrap Food Right at Subway Station

Composting some of the near 650,000 tons of food that New York City residents toss each year just became a little easier. Queens residents can now help in the effort to reduce food…

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Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Smith’s work is inspired by our consumer throw-away culture, and assigns a vocabulary to the items and materials that we purchase, use and then discard. Acting as sort of an organized…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar

Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar "Playhouse" in Clinton Hill

The new structure provides access to the garden, and it creates a new indoor space that can be used for a variety of activities. "We wanted to extend the living spaces into the…

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Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

We've been following the work of artist Jeremiah Johnson for a while, but now New Yorkers will get to experience his miniature houses made from recycled credit card application papers…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Most of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s historic oak trees survived Hurricane Sandy last year, but a few were not so lucky. Ten of the fifty foot specimens are being chopped due to…

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Curious Bookshelf Grows Out of Fallen Trees

Curious Bookshelf Grows Out of Fallen Trees

If you feel like this curious bookshelf looks like it's growing right out of tree trunks, you're not far off from the truth. Cazenovia, New York-based artist David Harper created the…

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Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

The only stipulations FIGMENT had for entries into its competition, aside from transportation issues, was that they must be made of recycled or recyclable materials. Brooklyn-based…

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Brooklyn's El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Brooklyn's El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Residents in East New York, Brooklyn have a new place to shop for their eggs without having to step foot inside of a grocery store or bodega. Instead, members of the recently unveiled…

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the…

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Heartwalk Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square

Heartwalk Pavilion Made of Hurricane Sandy-Salvaged Boardwalk Planks Opens in Times Square

Heartwalk was the winner of this year’s Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition, a contest organized by Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

This year, the Outsider Art Fair took residence in the former Dia Foundation Building on 22nd Street, which has remained vacant since Dia moved their offices several years ago.…

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Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap.…

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Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Thousands of Christmas Trees Upcycled to Protect Long Beach's Shoreline After Hurricane Sandy

Image ©Kevin Krejci Long after the glimmer of the holidays has worn off, thousands of Christmas trees in Long Beach, Long Island are being given new lives as protectors of the…

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Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

Souda's Bubble Chandelier is Made of Plastic Bottles Collected by Homeless Individuals in NYC

The Bubble Chandelier's design was originally inspired by the cell-like shape of soap bubbles. Each one is handmade in a process where the recycled bottles are cleaned, cut, and then…

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SURE WE CAN Offers NYC's Homeless a Safe, Welcoming Place to Redeem Cans and Bottles

SURE WE CAN Offers NYC's Homeless a Safe, Welcoming Place to Redeem Cans and Bottles

Photo via Shutterstock Collecting cans and bottles off the streets is an honest, legal and eco-friendly way to make some income, but many still see "canners" as a nuisance and an…

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PHOTOS: Suspended Forest Under BQE is Made of 35 Disenchanted Christmas Trees

PHOTOS: Suspended Forest Under BQE is Made of 35 Disenchanted Christmas Trees

Neff created a similar installation last year in the same spot but used even more trees this year. Located at a busy underpass, Suspended Forest attracts quite a bit of attention and…

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Artist Creates

Artist Creates "Alice in Wonderland" Home Inside an Abandoned Farmhouse

The sprawling farmhouse sits on a lush plot of land in a little village along the Finger Lakes. Mackenzie-Childs and his family decided to rehabilitate the home themselves, using their…

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CODA Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition with

CODA Wins MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program Competition with "Party Wall" Made of Skateboard Scraps

The renderings for Party Wall show a series of steel poles clad in a woven skin of waste wood. Polyester bags filled with water will be suspended within the structure and, rather than…

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