One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of the largest trees in New York is a European Elm tree that grew in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a diameter measuring a whopping 89 inches. The tree, originally planted in…

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Historic "horizontal skyscraper" to become luxury condos in Williamsburg

Morris Adjmi Architects is taking on a warehouse renovation the likes of which are seldom seen, if ever. The Austin Nichols House is not just a warehouse on the Williamsburg waterfront…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

Sunken soul-searching spiral proposed for Crown Heights

Artist Yeshaya Shor has proposed a subterranean park design to take over a vacant lot in the Hasidic Jewish community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. The “Spiritual Spring” will be a…

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Coveted corner units will make up 80 percent of ODA’s Jenga-like Williamsburg towers

Coveted corner units will make up 80 percent of ODA’s Jenga-like Williamsburg towers

Located on the East River waterfront, 416-420 Kent will bring quality urban living to a post-industrial area that’s seeing a recent surge in redevelopment and reclamation. The…

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Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

Tiny Brooklyn shed, er, bungalow is a chance to own a house in NYC for under $500k

Here at Inhabitat, we love showing off amazing tiny homes throughout the city, especially when they are up for sale. Curbed reported that a micro bungalow currently on the market is…

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Modern glass addition brings light and nature into a Fort Greene row home

Modern glass addition brings light and nature into a Fort Greene row home

Framed with wood and steel, the glass box sits against the original backyard wall. The framing forms a lattice-like structure with angled transparent and translucent glass arranged.…

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NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

NYC launches Raised Shorelines project to protect low-lying neighborhoods from flooding

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week that new progress is being made toward protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. As part of the city’s OneNYC plan…

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Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Construction on Greenpoint's passive house project moves forward

Related: Inside the New Williamsburg Passive House by Loadingdock5 + Loadingdock5 Via Curbed NY Greenpoint Passive House Project, Loadingdock5, 152 Freeman, sustainable…

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Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

Tiny green-roofed studio is a hidden oasis of calm in Brooklyn

The Backyard Garden Studio was completed as a hobby project for Hunt, who told Dwell he spent a total of about seven days over four months to build the structure. The 5-foot-by-11-foot…

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Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

Coney Island icon to be transformed into LEED-seeking amphitheater

http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/coney-island-welcomes-amphitheater-childs-building/ http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/nyregion/a-crumbling-coney-island-landmark-is-getting-a-makeove…

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Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Elevated atop a concrete plinth, the Writing Pavilion is clad in black-stained cedar that complements the natural surroundings and dark brown fencing. A full-height glazed door swings…

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Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

The SS United States may have a permanent home in Brooklyn, thanks to a developer who has stepped forward and offered to turn the ocean liner into a multi-use. The current owners were…

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Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and - oh yeah - a 5 bedroom townhome

Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and - oh yeah - a 5 bedroom townhome

  Brooks-Church’s home was renovated over several years using 99 percent reclaimed materials. The result is a funky eco-friendly dwelling, which was previously featured on…

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dlandstudio's Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio's Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an…

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NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

NYC students aim to fill New York Harbor with a billion oysters by 2030

Related: Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal Via WSJ Billion Oyster Project , billion oyster project, new…

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

+ Booze Books Kickstarter "Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight." Kevin…

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60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

60 lucky chickens live to bawk another day after falling off a truck in Williamsburg

Related:These Chickens Eat More Food from Four-Star NYC Restaurants Than You Do Via Gothamist Lead image via Shutterstock nyc animals, chickens, brooklyn, chicken…

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25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham's Tiny Brooklyn Apartment

25,000 Ping Pong Balls Line the Walls of Daniel Arsham's Tiny Brooklyn Apartment

Daniel Arsham uses the calm monochrome room for sleeping, dressing, studying, and storage, as it is part of a larger 2,500 square foot collaborative workspace that he shares with other…

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New York City’s largest wind turbine will provide power for Brooklyn recycling plant

New York City’s largest wind turbine will provide power for Brooklyn recycling plant

Measuring in at 160-feet-tall, New York City’s largest wind turbine is set to generate up to 100 kilowatts for Brooklyn’s Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility. Designed and…

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