Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Young Projects' Matchmaking Heart Sculpture Selected to Grace Times Square This Valentine's Day

Lovers (and wannabe lovers) from around the world will have a new public art piece to admire this Valentine's Day in Times Square thanks to Young Projects. The Brooklyn-based design…

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BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

"I am happy to announce that BKLYN DESIGNS will be back this year bigger and better than ever," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "This…

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Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona is a collaboration between specialty cocktail goods company City of Daughters' Jay Schneider and Natalka Burian and Jay's brother Scott. The trio called upon interior design firm…

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Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Brooklyn wildlife lovers are seeing red after learning of a proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to eliminate the population of mute swans in Prospect Park by…

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Residents Rally to Have MTA Fix Long-Broken Escalator at East Broadway Station

Residents Rally to Have MTA Fix Long-Broken Escalator at East Broadway Station

Residents living near the F train's East Broadway stop have been inconvenienced by the subway station’s broken escalator for nearly two years. Despite continual promises by the…

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How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO's Girls?

How Does Your Apartment Stack Up to the Abodes of HBO's Girls?

We’ve already coveted Charlie’s super-efficient DIY studio apartment complete with built-in storage stairs, excessive shelving and loungeable loft space. The other characters’…

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Villard Michel Richard Marries Fine Dining with Modern Whimsy Inside the Historic New York Palace Hotel

Villard Michel Richard Marries Fine Dining with Modern Whimsy Inside the Historic New York Palace Hotel

The challenge faced by Jeffrey Beers was to update the three rooms in the New York Palace Hotel in a way that would be compelling to modern diners without removing or altering the 19th…

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The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The New School Opens its Striking SOM-Designed University Center on Fifth Avenue

The long-awaited building opened last week, bringing a new architectural icon to the corner of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. The facility will foster collaborative learning, with areas…

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9/11 Memorial Museum Announces That It Will Open as Early as This May

9/11 Memorial Museum Announces That It Will Open as Early as This May

Joe Daniels, the President of the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum, has announced that it is slated to open to the public as early as this May. Up until now, the subterranean museum…

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Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

Join Times Square Arts and Artist Laleh Khorramian for a Talk on Ocean Sustainability Tonight

To coincide with Laleh Khorramian’s film Water Panics in the Sea (which is currently playing in Times Square each night), Times Square Arts will be hosting a free talk with the…

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Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

Architects Propose a Barrier of Garbage to Prevent Future Flooding in Manhattan

The first layer of the project would be a deep canal trench dug around Manhattan’s shoreline. The canal would be lined with shipping containers, filled with garbage, and hopefully…

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Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Sneak a Peek Inside the Beautifully Abandoned and Overgrown Grossinger's Catskill Resort Hotel

Grossinger’s Catskill Resort began in 1914 as a modest farmhouse, which the owners began renting out to guests looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The…

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Warm Your Frozen Body in This Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Shelter Oasis in Midtown

Warm Your Frozen Body in This Heated, Beach-Themed Bus Shelter Oasis in Midtown

As New Yorkers shiver through the second coming of the Polar Vortex today, one beach-themed bus stop in Midtown is attempting to lift some spirits. Sponsored by the Greater Fort…

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Shigeru Ban's Twin Rooftop Penthouses Will Perch Atop an Existing Tribeca Building

Shigeru Ban's Twin Rooftop Penthouses Will Perch Atop an Existing Tribeca Building

Rendering: Hayes Davidson Simply called the Cast Iron House, the historic gem is currently undergoing a makeover by Shigeru Ban. The interior of the building will also be designed by…

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YOTEL's Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

YOTEL's Giant Interactive LEGO Wall Invites Guests to Play

When faced with the inevitable realities of expansion and renovation, YOTEL decided to use the opportunity to make something truly creative that guests could actually enjoy. The hotel…

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New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

New York's Curious Bannerman Castle Given New Life by Preservationists

Francis Bannerman IV was an ammunition dealer from Dundee, Scotland. He and his family purchased what became known as Bannerman’s Island in 1900, and built a Scottish style castle and…

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Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Surplus Candy: Street Artists Graffiti-Bomb 4 Stories of Abandoned East Village Apartment Building

Dozens of local street artists were invited to stake their own claims over pieces of the former apartment building over six days.  With a message of disdain for increasing rent prices…

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Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

Connected: Julie Peppito's Eclectic Collages Call Attention to Overconsumerism and Climate Change

With the portraits from “Connected,” Peppito began to describe her sitters by their things, separating what they consider their most cherished possessions from what they defined as…

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Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

Inhabitat Reviews IF YOU BUILD IT, a New Film About the Power of Design

IF YOU BUILD IT is a new movie about the power of design and how it can change an entire community for the better. The documentary-style film follows design innovators Emily Pilloton…

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Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Brooklyn-based Mi Mesita creates sustainable wooden furniture designed especially for smaller spaces like New York apartments. Their handmade, thoughtfully-designed pieces are meant…

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NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

NYC's $92 Million Flood-Resistant Pier 42 Project Moves Forward

"Responding to the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the city’s ongoing dedication to resilient design, all aspects of the project are designed to be flood-resistant and…

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Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

Project H's IF YOU BUILD IT Movie Premieres TONIGHT in NYC!

What if you could change the world with a vision and a hammer? That's exactly what happened when a group of high school students living in rural Bertie County - the poorest county in…

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See Times Square's Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

See Times Square's Giant Screens Play a Film on Ocean Sustainability Every Night in January

Every night this January from 11:57pm to midnight, Laleh Khorrmian’s mystical film Water Panics in the Sea will take over the mega-screens of Times Square as part of Times Square…

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Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

Picturesque Hudson Woods Eco-Neighborhood Will Offer a Green Getaway in the Catskills

The picturesque Catskills mountains surround Hudson Woods for incredible views from almost every spot on the property. Each modest home is designed for efficiency, and to connect its…

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Top 6 Green NYC Stories of 2013 - Which Was Your Favorite?

Top 6 Green NYC Stories of 2013 - Which Was Your Favorite?

From transforming furniture to micro apartments to shipping container homes, NYC had no shortage of innovative design stories in 2013. Was the underground house in an old silo your…

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