Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Take a Glimpse Inside the Octagon's Stately Green Residences on Roosevelt Island

Originally constructed in 1841 by Alexander Jackson Davis, The Octagon was an island retreat that featured a beautiful rotunda with a 'flying' spiral staircase. Then in 1894, it was…

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment. "When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a…

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Explore Andrew Franz's Greenery-Covered West Village Penthouse Addition and Townhouse Renovation

Explore Andrew Franz's Greenery-Covered West Village Penthouse Addition and Townhouse Renovation

6sqft recently tipped us off about this verdant renovation of a historic townhouse in Manhattan's West Village. Architect Andrew Franz restored many of the home's architectural…

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Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

Don’t Miss the Empire State Building’s First-Ever LED Christmas Light Show Tonight

New Yorkers might not be able to see Santa in the night sky this Christmas, but the Empire State Building will be treating us to something just as nice - their first-ever…

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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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2 Chelsea Lofts Combined into 1 Gorgeous Eco Apartment For a Growing Family

2 Chelsea Lofts Combined into 1 Gorgeous Eco Apartment For a Growing Family

With a new baby on the way, this family of four was outgrowing their two-bedroom apartment and wanted to expand. Their solution was to buy the loft apartment upstairs and completely…

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Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to

Don't Miss the Empire State Building's Dazzling Fourth of July LED Light Show Set to "Empire State of Mind"

New Yorkers who are used to seeing the Empire State Building illuminate nightly might wonder what will set the Fourth of July light show apart from any other day. The answer is that…

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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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Orient House IV: 1970s House on Long Island Transformed Into An Energy-Efficient Modern Home

Orient House IV: 1970s House on Long Island Transformed Into An Energy-Efficient Modern Home

The Orient IV House, located on Long Island, is the renovation of an existing 1970s house. The aged timber envelope conceals a light and airy interior of an extremely energy efficient…

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See the Second Episode of StreetEasy's New York City Brownstone Renovation Video Series

See the Second Episode of StreetEasy's New York City Brownstone Renovation Video Series

In the second episode of StreetEasy's NYC brownstone renovation video series, Demo to Decor, local architect and historic NYC townhouse expert Brendan Coburn walks us through the…

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StreetEasy's Video Series Follows the Dog-Friendly Renovation of a New York City Brownstone

StreetEasy's Video Series Follows the Dog-Friendly Renovation of a New York City Brownstone

Transforming historic brownstones into modern homes has always been a fascinating process for us, so we were really excited to learn about local real estate website StreetEasy.com's new…

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Artist Creates

Artist Creates "Alice in Wonderland" Home Inside an Abandoned Farmhouse

The sprawling farmhouse sits on a lush plot of land in a little village along the Finger Lakes. Mackenzie-Childs and his family decided to rehabilitate the home themselves, using their…

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Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation with Bryant Park Views

Foster + Partners Reveals Plans for New York Public Library Renovation with Bryant Park Views

The iconic New York Public Library’s long-awaited redesign by Lord Norman Foster may finally be underway. The designs for the library renovation, four years in the making, were…

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New York’s Helmsley Building Unveils Gorgeous LED Light Show Set to the Sound of Violins

New York’s Helmsley Building Unveils Gorgeous LED Light Show Set to the Sound of Violins

Built in 1929 by Warren & Wetmore, the Helmsley Building is owned by Monday Properties and is one of the only buildings in Manhattan that you can drive through. The spectacular new…

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I-Beam Design Uses 20,000 LEGOs to Create a Playfully Pixelated New York City Apartment

I-Beam Design Uses 20,000 LEGOs to Create a Playfully Pixelated New York City Apartment

Using mostly primary colors, the kid's room is minimal and playful. I-Beam designed the 20,000 LEGO blocks staircase, while artist Sean Kenney worked with the family to create a…

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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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Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

Empire State Building's Iconic Colored Lights to Get an LED Makeover!

The Empire State Building's iconic lights are getting a green makeover! The famous floodlights that change hues to commemorate all of the holidays of the year will soon be powered by…

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Industrial Sprinkler Tank House Transformed into a Tranquil Rooftop Oasis in NYC

Industrial Sprinkler Tank House Transformed into a Tranquil Rooftop Oasis in NYC

Messana re-configured the layout of the existing NYC loft apartment to enlarge the bathroom, which also received a new stone floor and polished waterproof walls to give it the essence…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon on the High Line’s Newly Renamed Tiffany & Co. Foundation Overlook

Without the Tiffany & Co Foundation, there might not have been a High Line park. The foundation has been instrumental in helping Friends of the High Line raise the necessary funds…

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Heineken Brews Up LEED-CI Gold at Its US Headquarters in White Plains NY

Heineken Brews Up LEED-CI Gold at Its US Headquarters in White Plains NY

MKDA took a flexible approach to Heineken's newly-renovated corporate headquarters in order to create a better sense of community. We especially like the lobby walls inlaid with…

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Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Cooper-Hewitt Announces Diller Scofidio + Renfro Will Be the Gallery Designer for Its 2014 Reopening

Big news from the Cooper-Hewitt today - the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum announced that it has selected New York City-based Diller Scofidio + Renfro as the designers of the…

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The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Landmarked Museum of the City of New York Goes Green With a LEED-Seeking Renovation

The Museum of the City of New York chose to complete the renovation in three phases so that the museum would never have to close entirely to visitors. Finished in 2008, the first phase…

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Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street launched its green renovation last year, working with the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) to create a plan that would allow the Settlement to upgrade its aging buildings,…

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Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

Park Avenue Tower Set to Get a LEED Renovation in Hopes of Becoming NYC's Next Iconic Building

A New York City developer has created a competition to enliven the Park Avenue skyline. L&L Holding Co. is asking distinguished architects, including Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster,…

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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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