NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

SOM Reimagines Penn Station & Madison Square Garden as Super-Futuristic, Park-Topped Transportation Hub

Penn Station is the busiest train station in the entire US, but it's cramped, out of date and frankly, quite unattractive. For a train station that sees this kind of action and welcomes…

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Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

Clever 425 sq. ft. Manhattan Micro-Loft Stacks Upwards for More Space

The original apartment was awkwardly laid out with oddly placed and sized rooms, none of which were really large enough for a bed or a couch. The owners wanted to use it as a…

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Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

Hear Author Bridgette Meinhold Speak at the Academy of Natural Sciences This Week in Philly

This Thursday, May 23rd, Inhabitat's Architecture Editor Bridgette Meinhold will be speaking at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University about sustainable housing and…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Luxurious Fishers Island Prefab is a Greenery-Topped Eco Vacation Home

Fishers Island is located at the entrance of the Long Island Sound and is actually closer to Connecticut than New York. The vacation beach home was designed by Resolution: 4…

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Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

Leafy Greenwich Art Barn is Completely Wrapped With Living Plants!

This multi-purpose home in Greenwich was created by Robert Young Architecture for a pair of artists. At 10,000 sq. ft. this is certainly no micro home - in fact, the house contains two…

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Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

Low-Impact Bluff House is a Modern Dream Vacation Home in Montauk

The Bluff House was completed in 2012 and is a vacation house with amenities that make it comfortable year-round. Located at the end of a new subdivision in Montauk on a flag-shaped…

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Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Jagged-Roofed NYC DOT Maintenance Facility Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

Sunrise Yard consolidates the DOT's maintenance programs into one facility located in a residential area of Queens. Designed by Gruzen Samton • IBI Group, the 27,000 sq. ft. building…

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First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

First LEED Gold Tower at Hudson Yards Breaks Ground in Manhattan

Hudson Yards is currently a predominantly blank space on the west side on Manhattan above 33rd Street, but is set to become a bright spot in the city with lots of new amenities. The…

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Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

Harlem Applebee's Will Be First LEED Gold Restaurant in NYC, Complete With Lush Living Walls

NYC's first-ever LEED Gold restaurant will be opening in December - and somewhat surprisingly, it will be an Applebee's. Up until now, the American chain eatery hasn't exactly had a…

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Staten Island's PS 62 Will Be New York's First Net Zero Energy School

Staten Island's PS 62 Will Be New York's First Net Zero Energy School

PS 62 will be located on a 3.5-acre site at the intersection of Crabtree Avenue and Bloomingdale Road in Richmond, Staten Island. The school will serve 444 primary age students and is…

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See Inside Manhattan's First LEED Gold Townhouse by BW Architects

See Inside Manhattan's First LEED Gold Townhouse by BW Architects

A major key to the home's certification and effortless beauty is its ample amounts of natural light. Giant steel and glass windows line the basement, parlor floor, and south facade of…

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Cornell Tech Releases New Renderings of Net-Zero Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech Releases New Renderings of Net-Zero Campus on Roosevelt Island

Cornell Tech will begin construction on their new Roosevelt campus starting in 2014 and expects to have Phase I completed by 2017. The overall campus plan is being designed by Skidmore,…

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Fans Successfully Purchase Nikola Tesla's Long Island Workshop to Turn it Into a Science Museum

Fans Successfully Purchase Nikola Tesla's Long Island Workshop to Turn it Into a Science Museum

The Wardenclyffe building in Shoreham, Long Island is Nikola Tesla's last surviving workshop and was recently up for sale. Fearing the historic property would be purchased by those…

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Staten Island Children's Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Power Shade Structure

Staten Island Children's Museum Gets a Striking New Solar-Power Shade Structure

The Meadow Structure at the Staten Island Children's Museum is a 2,200 square-foot tensile roof featuring Birdair’s steel cable systems and PTFE and a Teflon®-coated woven fiberglass…

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NY's Vernon C. Bain Floating Prison is Like a Cruise Ship for Felons on the East River

NY's Vernon C. Bain Floating Prison is Like a Cruise Ship for Felons on the East River

New Yorkers are used to seeing plenty of boats in the East River, but not many know about this bizarre floating prison. The Vernon C. Bain Correctional Facility sits about a mile west…

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The Artist's Retreat is a Sustainable Solar-Powered Summer Getaway in Water Mill, NY

The Artist's Retreat is a Sustainable Solar-Powered Summer Getaway in Water Mill, NY

The Artist's Retreat is a 2,550 sf sustainable summer escape with 3 bedrooms and 3 baths in Water Mill, NY. As the home is used by an artist and her mother, it was designed to provide…

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground…

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House By The Pond is an Ultra-Modern Retreat in Long Island, NY

House By The Pond is an Ultra-Modern Retreat in Long Island, NY

House By The Pond is a two-story, five bedroom home located in Water Mill, NY. The owners tasked Stelle Architects to craft a home that would meet their needs as well as the specific…

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Aluminum-Clad Dutchess House is a Shimmering Sustainable Retreat in New York

Aluminum-Clad Dutchess House is a Shimmering Sustainable Retreat in New York

Grzywinski+Pons was tasked by the owners to design a country respite to retreat to on the weekends to get away from the city. They wanted a low maintenance, durable and eco-friendly…

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New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

New East River Waterfront Esplanade & EcoPark at Pier 35 is Coming Along Slowly But Surely

Mayor Bloomberg's plan for the East River Waterfront revitalization takes advantage of a neglected, inaccessible stretch of land to create 2 miles of recreational opportunities. SHoP…

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Green Depot's Bowery Location is Up for Rent

Green Depot's Bowery Location is Up for Rent

This might be the end of an era. For the past 4 years, 222 Bowery Street has been the home of environmentally-conscious building supply store Green Depot, but recently, locals have…

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7 Bryant Park Will Be a New LEED-Seeking Luxury Office Building in Midtown NYC

7 Bryant Park Will Be a New LEED-Seeking Luxury Office Building in Midtown NYC

While local workers enjoy outdoor lunches on the lush Bryant Park lawn, the green luxury building will over look them from its southwest corner. The state of the art building is slated…

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveils Glass-Clad Green Design for Columbia University Medical Center

Designs for Columbia University Medical Center’s new 14-story, state-of-the-art medical and graduate education building were unveiled this past week. The modern, glass tower, designed…

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