See Adam Frank's Charming LED Nightlights Illuminate BKLYN Designs

See Adam Frank's Charming LED Nightlights Illuminate BKLYN Designs

The Lumen LED nightlight is programmable, which means it switches on at a set time every day and then switches off after a predetermined number of hours. This feature, combined with the…

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2 Gold Will Be the First Manhattan Building to Install a 13-ft Airtight Flood Gate

2 Gold Will Be the First Manhattan Building to Install a 13-ft Airtight Flood Gate

One NYC apartment that was hit hard by the waters that flooded the Financial District during Hurricane Sandy is taking matters into its own hands by investing in a giant, airtight…

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Don't Miss Brooklyn's Freshest Green Furnishings at This Year's BKLYN Designs in May!

Don't Miss Brooklyn's Freshest Green Furnishings at This Year's BKLYN Designs in May!

It's baaaack! Our favorite showcase of the hottest made-in-Brooklyn home designs took a hiatus for a few years but now BKLYN Designs is back and ready to make a splash from May 10-12.…

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The High Line Hotel Will Breathe New Life into a Beautiful Chelsea Landmark

The High Line Hotel Will Breathe New Life into a Beautiful Chelsea Landmark

The General Theological Seminary’s campus occupies over half of 20th and 21st Streets, in between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. Built in 1895, the complex originally housed students, and…

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PHOTOS: Artist Sopheap Pich Builds a Miniature Bamboo City in the World Financial Center

PHOTOS: Artist Sopheap Pich Builds a Miniature Bamboo City in the World Financial Center

Pich’s cityscape structures adorn the center of the bustling Winter Garden at the World Financial Center, right near where Anne Militello’s showcased her glowing Light…

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Neighbors Report That Domino Sugar Complex Workers Are Removing Asbestos Illegally (VIDEO)

Neighbors Report That Domino Sugar Complex Workers Are Removing Asbestos Illegally (VIDEO)

Though we thought some naysayers of the controversial Domino Sugar affordable housing complex may have been assuaged by Two Trees' plan to create a temporary urban farm and bike…

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6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

6 Clever Tips to Make Your Tiny Apartment Feel Larger

LIGHTEN UP Professional interior decorators have been saying this for ages, but it bears repeating - lightening up your floor color can make your home feel more spacious and airy. Just…

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Upper West Side Artist Transforms Driftwood into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Upper West Side Artist Transforms Driftwood into One-of-a-Kind Furniture Pieces

Collecting fallen wood during country road trips with friends started off as a hobby for Paul Kruger, but eventually turned into a full-fledged business that pays homage to the trees.…

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Pier 57

Pier 57 "Incubox" Shipping Container Mall Approved by City Council

The project features sixty shipping container shops that will bring retail appeal to the former shipping industry pier under the unified name “Incubox”. For the first two years of…

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Greenpoint's Keramos Hall Restored to Its 19th Century Splendor by Kamen Tall Architects

Greenpoint's Keramos Hall Restored to Its 19th Century Splendor by Kamen Tall Architects

For the past decade or so, most Greenpoint locals regarded Keramos Hall as just another dingy corner building. Now, thanks to Kamen Tall Architects P.C., the historic building’s…

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NYC Getting More Micro-Units, Sends Out Another Request for Proposals for Tiny Apartments

NYC Getting More Micro-Units, Sends Out Another Request for Proposals for Tiny Apartments

It seems that NYC's new micro-apartment trend has already taken off before the first unit has even been built. The Department of Housing Preservation, the Citizens Housing Planning…

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PHOTOS: Leo Villareal's Twinkling New LED Art Installation Lights Up an NYC Lobby

PHOTOS: Leo Villareal's Twinkling New LED Art Installation Lights Up an NYC Lobby

Villareal’s piece transforms the lobby of the Durst Organization into a crisp exhibition space. The twinkling “Volume (Durst)” is the artist’s largest three-dimensional work to…

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William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

William Miller's Beautiful and Abstract Photos Are Actually of the Gowanus Canal's Polluted Slime

Miller finds the murky waters of the Gowanus to be inspiring and darkly beautiful. Only in art can the clouds of chemicals translate to graceful forms, with deposits of polluted…

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UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Create Designs That Help Kids Across the Globe

UNICEF Challenges CUNY Students to Create Designs That Help Kids Across the Globe

The City University of New York and UNICEF are launching a school-wide challenge called Design UNICEF that asks CUNY students to come up with innovative solutions to improve the health…

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SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Romero originally wanted to name the treehouse Judith Francis Scougall Wolgamott, after his mother who recently passed away. He explained that much of the turmoil that can be seen…

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Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Miele Brings a Green-Walled Kitchen and Massive Herb Garden to the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

EcoWalls and Miele worked together to design the verdant booth, which was centered around a giant tabletop-style herb garden. Miele also took the opportunity to show how their…

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New York City's Oldest House Getting a Bright New Addition from nARCHITECTS

New York City's Oldest House Getting a Bright New Addition from nARCHITECTS

Aside from being New York City’s oldest house (it was built in 1652), the Wyckoff House Museum was also New York’s first official landmark. In order to preserve the sanctity of the…

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10 of the Best Green Home Designs Spotted at the Architectural Digest Design Show

10 of the Best Green Home Designs Spotted at the Architectural Digest Design Show

Urban Green Furniture caught our attention with their simple and modern furniture, which is hand-crafted in Brooklyn, NY. They use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified wood and…

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DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

DIY VIDEO: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Shows You How to Make a Mason Jar Herb Garden for Your Kitchen Wall

MATERIALS - mason jars - hose clamps - screws - recycled wood board (or boards depending on how many rows of herbs you want) - glue to adhere the board to your wall before you…

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NYC Planning Commission Approves Cornell Tech's Sustainable Campus on Roosevelt Island

NYC Planning Commission Approves Cornell Tech's Sustainable Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell University overcame a big hurdle in their proposal to build a new tech campus on Roosevelt Island when the New York City Planning Commission gave their plans the green light…

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer's rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here's what…

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SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

SiloHome: Cold War Era Missile Silo Transformed into Luxurious Underground House in Upstate New York

Located on 19 forested acres in Saranac, New York, the home appears to be a serene mountain escape at first glance. The “surface home” is an open 1,800 square foot lodge with…

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Disused Coal Silo Turned Into Bustling Restaurant Overlooking the Niagara River

Disused Coal Silo Turned Into Bustling Restaurant Overlooking the Niagara River

After the railway was dismantled, the highway was built and steamships were considered too environmentally destructive, Lewiston lost favor for many years. But then concerted efforts to…

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IN PIECES: 10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in SoHo

IN PIECES: 10 Perfectly Pixelated LEGO Sculptures Pop Up in SoHo

We've covered Sawaya's LEGO artwork in the past, but this new cooperative effort with West takes on a decidedly different, more sophisticated feel. Rather than perceiving just the…

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WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

WXY Architecture Reimagines Crumbling Pier 40 as Usable Park Land for Residents to Enjoy

The current pier, which sits on the west side of Manhattan at West Houston Street, is run-down and badly in need of repairs. WXY’s plan would not only renovate the pier, but would…

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