New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

New Ice Skating Rinks Coming to McCarren Park and Prospect Park This Winter!

If you're feeling blue that summer is coming to an end, maybe a winter of skating fun will give you something to look forward to. The NYC Parks Department recently announced that new…

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10 Super Useful Transforming Furniture Pieces Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

10 Super Useful Transforming Furniture Pieces Spotted at PSFK's Future of Home Living Exhibit

For those of us with limited floor space, the Vurv Wall Shelf Desk is an efficient little design that folds up when not in use. It can also be used as a standing desk, which we all…

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PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

PHOTOS: Take a Trip to 19th Century Paris at Fête Paradiso on Governors Island

Fête Paradiso made its American debut this summer on Governors Island, traveling all the way to New York from Paris. The collection of vintage carnival rides includes gorgeously…

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Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

Would You Live in a Wooden Box in NYC for $1,367 a Month?

New York City is notorious for its exorbitant cost of living, but could it be so bad that rent for a literal wooden box goes for over a grand per month? Although now defunct,…

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Did You Know It's Illegal for New York City Stores to Blast Air Conditioning Outside?

Did You Know It's Illegal for New York City Stores to Blast Air Conditioning Outside?

We’ve all caught a blast of cool air while walking by the open doors of an air-conditioned store during the summer, but did you know that it's actually illegal for NYC stores to let…

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New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

According to Crains, the 100,000 square foot, 12-story residential building designed by Alloy is expected to fit right into Dumbo with its large windows and facade of metal panels. A…

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DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

DUMBO Walls: Blank Space Under the BQE Transformed into a Vibrant Open Air Art Exhibition

Artists CAM, MOMO, Stefan Sagmesiter, Yuko Shizimu, Shepard Fairey, Eltono, and Faith 47 added their signature styles to the walls with colorful, semi-permanent murals. Visitors can…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Mayor Bloomberg Announces RFP for New Seaport City Neighborhood That Would Double as a Flood Barrier

Could a new neighborhood be coming to NYC? Seaport City, an idea for a man-made parcel of land on the east side of Manhattan that would also double as a storm surge protector, was first…

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Meet New York's Own Royal Baby - A New Indian Rhino Infant at the Bronx Zoo!

Meet New York's Own Royal Baby - A New Indian Rhino Infant at the Bronx Zoo!

The world's been fixated on William and Kate's new bundle of joy, but did you know that New York has a very special royal baby of its own? The Bronx Zoo is home to a new Indian rhino…

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Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal

Construction of Water-Filtering Gowanus Canal "Sponge Park" Will Finally Begin in 2014

The exciting project will attempt to clean up the sewage-laden Gowanus Canal, which has been consistently polluted since the dawn of industrialization in the area. The cleansing park…

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New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

New Report Shows That NYC's Greenest Building Actually Consumes a Ton Of Energy - Here's Why

The paper points to flaws in the USGBC's LEED certification process to explain the gap between what critics perceive as greenwashing and the building's actual performance. Instead of…

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Shark Fin Sales to Be Banned in New York Starting in 2014

Shark Fin Sales to Be Banned in New York Starting in 2014

There's little debate that cutting the fins off of living sharks and selling them as food is cruel and inhumane, but the state of New York is finally acknowledging its disapproval of…

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NYC's Colorful

NYC's Colorful "Recycle Everything" Ad Campaign Encourages New Yorkers to Curb Waste

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office is launching a colorful new ad campaign to encourage New Yorkers to recycle. Called “Recycle Everything,” the series of eye-catching adverts will…

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NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

NYC Officials Ask EDC to Help Push Lowline Underground Park Project Ahead

The Lowline, an initiative to create an underground park for the Lower East Side, has been progressing slowly but surely over the past few years, and now local officials have also…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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Unique

Unique "Marche" Concept Reimagines Abandoned Post Offices as Local Supermarkets

Speaking in an interview with NYSID, Reuter said that repurposing the post offices could serve a variety of functions. Firstly, the historic character of the buildings would be…

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Today Will Be the Last Day NYPD and Brookhaven Labs Release Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway

Today Will Be the Last Day NYPD and Brookhaven Labs Release Perfluorocarbon Gas into NYC Subway

Earlier this month, Inhabitat reported that Brookhaven National Laboratory and the NYPD would be releasing trace amounts of perfluorocarbon gas into the subway system as part of the…

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Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in…

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Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Four Finalists Selected in FAR ROC Competition to Design Storm-Resistant Rockaway Housing

Each of the four finalists will receive $30,000 to take their initial design briefs to the next level. As part of the FAR ROC competition, they will receive a guided tour of the Arverne…

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"Magic Carpet" Exhibit Hangs 36 Shipping Containers Over Guests' Heads at Pier 57

When visitors enter Pier 57’s South Head House, they are greeted with several pioneer “Incubox” retail and food stands, which have taken residence in shipping containers. Beyond…

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Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Breadbox Cafe Boasts a Facade of 1,600 Rolling Pins in Long Island City, Queens (PHOTOS)

Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Breadbox Cafe occupies an old Esso Standard Oil mechanic's garage from the 1950s. Today the eatery serves up carbs instead of servicing…

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Zaha Hadid Unveils Her First NYC Building and It Will Be Along the High Line

Rendering courtesy of Related Companies Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid recently unveiled a rendering of her first building in New York City - a boutique condominium next to the High…

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Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Slightly Disturbing 3D-Printed Faces Are Constructed Using DNA from Found Hair and Gum

Dewey-Hagborg was first inspired to use DNA sequencing to create art when she noticed a strand of hair stuck in a framed piece of art. She began seeing stray hairs everywhere she went,…

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The…

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