PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores Williamsburg's Sexy New Wythe Hotel and Rooftop Lounge

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores Williamsburg's Sexy New Wythe Hotel and Rooftop Lounge

Artwork throughout the hotel is by local artists, including the huge Duke Riley drawing in the lobby. The big painting in the lobby's elevator by is also by a local artist. In the…

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East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

East Harlem Lancaster Lexington Co-Op Offers Green Roof Garden Plots with Each Apartment

The farm-to-table dining trend is getting an urban update this month at the Lancaster Lexington, a condo development at 117th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Each apartment in…

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NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World's Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread Mayor Bloomberg's Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it's developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275…

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Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia’s Manhattanville Campus is First LEED Platinum Neighborhood Plan in NYC

Columbia University’s 17-acre Manhattanville campus in West Harlem just announced that it has achieved LEED Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards…

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Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg Encourages Green Building by Lifting Zoning Laws for Rooftop Sunshades

Mayor Bloomberg has been on a roll supporting green design lately and last week, he announced a new bill that would allow buildings to construct sun-control devices on their roofs with…

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Modern Montauk Genius Loci Home is Connected by a Wood-Screened Bridge

Modern Montauk Genius Loci Home is Connected by a Wood-Screened Bridge

Located on a former horse ranch with rolling green pastures, Genius Loci enjoys one of the highest locations in Montauk. Taking in views of the surrounding landscape as well as the…

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Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis to Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Although Morphosis has yet to unveil their design, there is speculation that there will be similarities to their gorgeous Cooper Union campus building in lower Manhattan. The new…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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The U.N. Headquarters Goes Green With a $1.8 Billion Renovation

The U.N. Headquarters Goes Green With a $1.8 Billion Renovation

image © Amanda Silvana Coen for Inhabitat The iconic U.N. Headquarters is in the midst of a $1.8 billion renovation aptly named the "Capital Master Plan." However, you won't be…

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Peconic Bay House is a Solar-Powered Eco Prefab in Long Island's Shinnecock Hills

Peconic Bay House is a Solar-Powered Eco Prefab in Long Island's Shinnecock Hills

The Peconic Bay House is a RES4 prefab home with a master suite, living, kitchen and dining room upstairs with two guest rooms, bathroom, a media/study and the entrance on the ground…

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NYC Unveils Official Redevelopment Plans for SPURA in the Lower East Side

NYC Unveils Official Redevelopment Plans for SPURA in the Lower East Side

If you've ever strolled around the Lower East Side, you may have noticed some gaping holes in the cityscape. In fact, the cluster of blocks around Delancy and Essex is the largest plot…

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Bridgehampton's Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

Bridgehampton's Surfside Home is Nestled into the Dunes and Draws Energy From Nature

The Surfside vacation retreat includes the main house, a guest house, a two-car garage, and a free-form, chlorine-free pool. The home was remodeled from an existing home. The structure…

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Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

Molloy College's New Campus Center by BRB Architects is a LEED-Seeking Student Space

The new Campus Center is divided into three main areas. The east wing holds the most public and social areas, including the cafe and lounges. A glass facade overlooks a great lawn, not…

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Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

Grow Studio Unveils Plans for a Community Rooftop Farm in Harlem!

New York City-based architecture firm Grow Studio has revealed a plan to develop a combined affordable housing and green roof project in Harlem. The project was created to…

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CounterEvolution's Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

CounterEvolution's Upstate Getaway is Packed With Their Signature Reclaimed Wood Designs

Located just a short drive from New York City, you and your loved ones can escape to Little Big North’s twelve private wooded acres. The charming log cabin, which spurred the…

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MVRDV Apologizes for World-Trade-Center-esque

MVRDV Apologizes for World-Trade-Center-esque "Cloud" Twin Towers as Outrage Spreads

MVRDV just ignited a media firestorm as "The Cloud" - their new project for Seoul, Korea featuring two towers linked by a pixellated mass - drew comparison to the exploding form of New…

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BIG's West 57th Pyramid is a Cross Between a Copenhagen Courtyard and a NYC Skyscraper

BIG's West 57th Pyramid is a Cross Between a Copenhagen Courtyard and a NYC Skyscraper

Last week, the Bjarke Ingel Group (BIG) celebrated the opening of its new office in the Starrett-Lehigh Building at 601 West 26th Street. Sharing digs with the likes of Martha Stewart…

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Adjaye Associates Design Affordable Green Housing Project in Harlem

Adjaye Associates Design Affordable Green Housing Project in Harlem

The London-based architects of Adjaye Associates are expanding their already impressive portfolio by building their very first affordable housing project in New York City. The 13-story…

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Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

Stony Brook University's Advanced Energy Center is a High Tech Research Lab for Renewable Energy

The 2-story Advanced Energy Center plays host to dedicated lab space to a wide variety of energy related research and development. AEC's goal is to forge partnerships between…

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Resolution 4 Architecture Builds a Sustainable Cedar-Clad Seaside Escape on Fire Island

Resolution 4 Architecture Builds a Sustainable Cedar-Clad Seaside Escape on Fire Island

Since Fire Island prohibits motor vehicles, the house's building materials were delivered via boat, wagon and bicycle, cutting down on material and transportation costs and pollution.…

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1100 Architect Renovates NYU's Dept. of Linguistics Into a Vibrant Naturally Lit Space

1100 Architect Renovates NYU's Dept. of Linguistics Into a Vibrant Naturally Lit Space

NYU’s Department of Linguistics is located in an early 19th century 6-story manufacturing building characterized by exposed brick walls and iron columns. Without diminishing these…

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Team New York's Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod for City Living

Team New York's Solar Decathlon House is a Sun-Powered Roofpod for City Living

In a city of tall buildings, New York’s rooftops are a hidden treasure of undeveloped real estate -- approximately 1.6 billion feet to be exact! CCNY’s Solar Roofpod takes advantage…

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Brooklyn's New Nitehawk Cinema Revives Speakeasy Days with a Dazzling LED Facade

Brooklyn's New Nitehawk Cinema Revives Speakeasy Days with a Dazzling LED Facade

The new theater on Metropolitan Avenue offers a very cool cinematic experience that includes wholesome meals, great ambiance, comfortable seating, and - don't you know - several…

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NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

NYC Has Lowered Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 12% Since 2005

Good news, New York! We are on track to hit the PlaNYC goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2017! Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement yesterday as he kicked off…

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