"For a Resilient Rockaway" Competition Seeks Sustainable Plans to Rebuild Sandy-Ravaged Queens

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) recently announced an exciting new design competition asking architects for ideas on how to rebuild the Hurricane…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Kingsbridge Armory to Be Transformed into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Kingsbridge Armory to Be Transformed into World's Largest Indoor Ice Facility

This morning, Mayor Bloomberg announced plans to transform the Bronx's Kingsbridge Armory into the world’s largest indoor ice facility. The design calls for the historic landmark,…

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PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

PHOTOS: Spiraling SeaGlass Carousel Will Let You Ride Giant Glass Fishes in Battery Park

SeaGlass's nautical theme takes inspiration from the original New York Aquarium, which opened at Castle Clinton in 1896, and was one of the first aquariums in the country until it…

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Urban Chandy's Cool Recycled Chandeliers to Light up BKLYN Designs 2013

Urban Chandy's Cool Recycled Chandeliers to Light up BKLYN Designs 2013

Urban Chandy uses Edison bulbs to complement the majority of their chandeliers - sometimes up to 18 of them - which dangle at varying lengths from a ceiling mounted base. Most of the…

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Bien Hecho Gears Up to Bring Their Understated Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

Bien Hecho Gears Up to Bring Their Understated Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

If you're in the market for well-made furniture built with reused materials, you'll definitely want to check out this year's BKLYN Designs showcase of Brooklyn-born furnishings in…

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Help Greene Street NYC Use Reverse Graffiti to Clean Up the Streets of New York

Help Greene Street NYC Use Reverse Graffiti to Clean Up the Streets of New York

Greene Street NYC is a partnership between lifestyle brand SPƎNGLISH, artist Chris Choi and green advocate Veronica Menendez to create incredible murals using no paint. Instead, Choi…

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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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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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PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC's Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

PHOTOS: Bouncy, Zig-Zagging Squibb Park Bridge is NYC's Funnest Pedestrian Bridge

Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge opened a few weeks ago in March, just in time for spring. The $5 million bridge was built out of 100,000 pounds of black locust timber, a species that was…

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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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Yahoo! Plans to Use Hydropower from Niagara Falls for New Data Center Expansion

Yahoo! Plans to Use Hydropower from Niagara Falls for New Data Center Expansion

Internet giant Yahoo! recently announced plans to expand its energy-efficient data and customer care center in Lockport, New York later this year. The expansion will use low-cost…

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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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Macro Sea to Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hub For Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs

Macro Sea to Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hub For Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs

New York firm Macro Sea has released a new design that would turn the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a state-of-the-art hub for technology, innovation, design and prototyping. Called New…

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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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