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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Heartwalk: Situ Studio's 2013 Times Square Valentine Heart Boardwalk Will Be Made of Hurricane Sandy Debris

Heartwalk: Situ Studio's 2013 Times Square Valentine Heart Boardwalk Will Be Made of Hurricane Sandy Debris

“This heart is a frame for lovers and a great civic gesture commemorating the outpouring of support and help in the wake of Sandy," said Barry Bergdoll, Philip Johnson Chief Curator…

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GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

GrowNYC Collects Its 1,000,000th Pound of Compost

This past Sunday at the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket, GrowNYC and the Department of Sanitation of New York celebrated their collection of 1,000,000 pounds of compost! Each week, over…

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Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Discarded Christmas Trees Hung Under BQE as Life-Size Pine Air Fresheners

Neff decided to create something on the streets of Williamsburg last year, and chose this long abandoned gated spot under the BQE. Scouring the streets with a friend, he collected the…

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2013!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2013!

Now that Christmas has come and gone, many New Yorkers will begin discarding their holiday trees. If you're wondering how to dispose of your tree, we know just the place to drop it off…

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10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

10 Awesome Gifts That Aid Hurricane Sandy Relief

At 9:02AM on October 28th, Hurricane Sandy descended on the New York area. Pick up an archival print of the image of the Earth captured by NASA at that moment from 20x200. Blue Marble…

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LEED Gold Certified Applebee's Opens in Harlem with Beautiful Green Wall (PHOTOS)

LEED Gold Certified Applebee's Opens in Harlem with Beautiful Green Wall (PHOTOS)

"Before we even put a nail in the wall, the foundation was built to gather, redistribute and harvest rainwater," Tankel told us. "The cement is mixed in with recycled steel which…

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Evergreen Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Reborn as Long Beach's Holiday Christmas Tree

Evergreen Uprooted by Hurricane Sandy Reborn as Long Beach's Holiday Christmas Tree

Image: Skip Van Wert Perhaps symbolic of how many New Yorkers are picking up the pieces after Hurricane Sandy, a spruce tree that was also toppled by the storm has been given new…

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Reclaim NYC: Designers Reclaim Hurricane Debris for Furniture and Objects to Benefit Sandy Victims

Reclaim NYC: Designers Reclaim Hurricane Debris for Furniture and Objects to Benefit Sandy Victims

If the last month has shown us anything, it's that New Yorkers know how to mobilize in the face of disaster. We've been tracking numerous organizations focused on bringing relief to…

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Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

Gabriel Orozco Transforms Coastal Trash into a Colorful Art Installation at the Guggenheim

The new works, which occupy the museum’s top floor, were specially commissioned from the artist by the Guggenheim. As visitors leave the museum’s infamous spiraled exhibition space,…

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This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

This Year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Was Sprinkled With Confidential Police Info

Image © Supa Pedro It seems that cute new character balloons and floats weren't the only things revealed this year to revelers at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Apparently, the…

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Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Pillowy Cloud Made of 53,780 Plastic Bottles Chosen as 2013 FIGMENT Festival Pavilion

Head in the Clouds will create a serene cloudscape on the grassy knoll of Governors Island. The lightweight pavilion will appear to be a bumpy cloud from the outside, but when guests…

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Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Beautiful Upcycled Boardwalk Benches by Forms+Surfaces Help Aid Sandy Relief

Forms+Surfaces’ Boardwalk Bench has an asymmetrical pattern that allows the designers to use as much salvaged wood as possible, from scrap bits to full slats. Only knots and bolts…

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NYIT's SodaBIB Project Redesigns the Shipping Pallet to Double as a Plastic Roof

NYIT's SodaBIB Project Redesigns the Shipping Pallet to Double as a Plastic Roof

Students and professors at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) have collaborated to redesign the shipping pallets commonly used in the beverage industry. Their new pallet, the…

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PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

PHOTOS: New Green City Brings Solar Cooking, Poo Power, a Recyclarium and More to Union Square Park

The GrowNYC event took residence next to Union Square’s famed Green Market, extending the spirit of sustainability from the local farmers into the southern part of the square.…

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GrowNYC is Hosting Two Costume Swaps to Help You Green Your Halloween!

GrowNYC is Hosting Two Costume Swaps to Help You Green Your Halloween!

The Lower East Side Costume Swap and the Socrates Sculpture Park Costume Swap encourage the public to clean up past costumes, accessories, and funky clothing and contribute them to the…

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Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Rochester Man Plans to Push a Recycling Bin for 300 Miles to Promote Waste Reduction

Mike Morone of Rochester, NY is willing to go to great lengths to promote waste reduction - 300 miles to be exact. This summer, he plans to walk the distance while pushing a 50-gallon…

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PHOTOS: Stray Light Grey is a Bizarre Adventure Through a Hole in a Bathroom Wall in Manhattan

PHOTOS: Stray Light Grey is a Bizarre Adventure Through a Hole in a Bathroom Wall in Manhattan

More than an exhibition, “Stray Light Grey” is a total environment that turns the Marlborough upside down at the whim of Freeman and Lowe’s vision. The pair collected hundreds of…

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From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

From Stroudsburg to SoHo: Reclaimed Schoolhouse Wood Finds a New Home in a Manhattan Apartment

Aged Woods' rescued maple flooring recently found a new home is this Soho apartment where sustainability was a prime motivator in design and product selection. The batch of reclaimed…

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Japanese Artist

Japanese Artist "Mr." Uses Piles of Trash to Represent the Emotions of Fukushima Survivors

Mr.'s chaotic installation begins with a window display strewn with hanging denim, plastic bags and collected materials, welcoming visitors into the garbage-laden gallery. Upon…

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World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

World Maker Faire Brings a Festival of Crafts, Robots and More to the NY Hall of Science This Weekend!

The World Maker Faire will be invading the NY Hall of Science this weekend! Over 500 displays of makers will be on site showing you how to hack, solder, craft and more. If you’re into…

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New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

New Green City: Don't Miss This Fun Fall Celebration of Green in Union Square

Join GrowNYC as they transform Union Square into New Green City, an all-day celebration of the best sustainable food, technology and art on October 10th. The hands-on symposium will…

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The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The Goodwin is a Swanky New West Village Eatery Made with Reclaimed Wood

The front of the restaurant is decked out in local, restored mahogany and metal planters adorn the outside with an integrated menu design and the bar area includes original brickwork…

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