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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Controversy stirs around decision to replace Coney Island's wooden boardwalk with concrete

Controversy stirs around decision to replace Coney Island's wooden boardwalk with concrete

A decision to reconstruct Coney Island's iconic boardwalk by replacing its historic wooden planks with concrete is drawing a lot of criticism. The city is moving ahead with the…

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NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

NYC to replace old payphones with free wi-fi hot spots in 2015

This week, a New York City committee approved long-awaited plans to replace the city's antiquated, unused sidewalk payphones with free Wi-Fi hot spots. The high-speed aluminum charging…

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Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Blame it on the rain? According to Bushwick police, rainy weather may oddly be connected to the recent increase in local crime in the area. Local reports show the number of burglaries…

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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take? Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized. INHABITAT: When you were thinking…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

This well-appointed Brooklyn Heights loft makes us want to break out into the YMCA dance. A couple living in a converted YMCA building hired Ensemble Architecture/Elizabeth Roberts…

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