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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8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

This Lower East Side apartment makes 432 sq. ft. of space go a long way with a few simple tricks. Clutter-free surfaces, bright pops of color on a neutral background and a mirrored wall…

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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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CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

CANSTRUCTION: Gravity-Defying Structures Made of Food Cans Rise in NYC

Pour Your Heart Out by LESLIE E. ROBERTSON ASSOCIATES The 2013 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 26 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to…

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Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Beautiful Harvest Dome Constructed from 450 Found Umbrellas Wins the Dwell Vision Award

Schachter and Levi met their $7,500 goal in March and have spent the time since rebuilding an improved Harvest Dome with a team of local interns. With the help of a barge, a tug boat,…

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Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

Go See Real New Yorkers Live in a Tiny Apartment Inside the Museum of the City of New York

MCNY's "Living Large While Living Small" will take place over the last month of the "Making Room: New Models for Housing New Yorkers" exhibit, and will plop real New Yorkers into a…

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See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

See Photos of NYC's New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings in the Rockaways

The view from inside one of the beach pod bathrooms is a lot nicer than what you might expect! After the superstorm, Rockaway Beach, Coney Island, Midland Beach, Wolfe's Pond Park…

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New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

New Documentary Sheds Light on Philip Johnson's Forgotten 1964 World's Fair New York State Pavilion

Have you ever noticed those big, spaceship-looking towers hovering over Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, and wondered what they were? Or maybe you remember them from their little cameo…

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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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Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Passing Analog Modern's stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company's furniture.…

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Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Coming from a family of woodworkers, it is no wonder that founder, Jeremy Pickett, launched his furniture company in 2009. After several years of apprenticing under other influential…

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Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Aellon Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat…

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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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PHOTOS: Okamoto Studio Carves Incredibly Intricate Ice Sculptures in Downtown Manhattan

PHOTOS: Okamoto Studio Carves Incredibly Intricate Ice Sculptures in Downtown Manhattan

Okamoto Studio has a long-history of talented ice carving skill. Founded by father-son team Takeo and Shintaro Okamoto in 2003, the artist collective has since grown and boasts clients…

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13 Awesome Sculptures Made from Food Cans at Canstruction 2013

13 Awesome Sculptures Made from Food Cans at Canstruction 2013

Canstruction, sponsored by Arts Brookfield, takes place at the World Financial Center, and sculptures are scattered throughout the building. Each team will offer visitors a mind-blowing…

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PHOTOS: 325 Sq. Ft. Micro Apartment Opens at the Museum of the City of NY's Making Room Exhibit

PHOTOS: 325 Sq. Ft. Micro Apartment Opens at the Museum of the City of NY's Making Room Exhibit

With an the estimated increase of one million residents by 2030 announced in Mayor Bloomberg's PlaNYC report, housing will have to change to accommodate a growing population. Today,…

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Canstruction Will Transform Over 100,000 Food Cans into Amazing Works of Art

Canstruction Will Transform Over 100,000 Food Cans into Amazing Works of Art

Photo by Canstruction/Kevin Wick NYC's yearly Canstruction competition is back after facing delays due to Hurricane Sandy! The can-tastic competition pits participants against one…

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Architects for Animals Shows Off 8 Cat-Tastic Abodes to Raise Money for NYC's Homeless Kitties

Architects for Animals Shows Off 8 Cat-Tastic Abodes to Raise Money for NYC's Homeless Kitties

A range of designs were on display showing many diverse cat shelter approaches. Some, such as last year's winner, Kathryn Walton of The American Street Cat, Inc. and Stonehill &…

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Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Ribbon at Newly Rejuvenated Rockaway Park in Queens

August 6th marked the ribbon cutting of a rejuvenated Rockaway Park. Through PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to provide a “greener, greater vision of New York,” the underused…

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NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

NYU's Modified Expansion Plans Move Closer to City Council Approval

Washington Square photo via Shutterstock After two weeks of hot debate between NYU and the New York City Council regarding the university's plans to expand its Greenwich Village…

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New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

New Study Finds NYC's Trans-Fat Ban to Be a Huge Success

© katerha/Flickr Years before Mayor Bloomberg proposed his hotly debated ban on sugary drinks sized over 16 ounces, he outlawed another treacherous health hazard in NYC: trans fats…

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MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

MillionTreesNYC Has Surpassed Halfway Mark in Planting One Million New Trees in NYC

Great news! The MillionTreesNYC Project, which is one of 132 PlaNYC initiatives to green up the city, has already surpassed the halfway point in its grand goal of planting one million…

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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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