Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

Let There Be Light: Low Line Exhibit Now Open at Mark Miller Gallery in the Lower East Side

A few years ago, when Ramsey of Raad Studio learned about a huge, unused space below Delancey Street, he began thinking of how to create what could potentially be deemed the world's…

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New York-Based Design Team Ortolan Organic Makes Luxurious Eco-Friendly Home Decor

New York-Based Design Team Ortolan Organic Makes Luxurious Eco-Friendly Home Decor

Bethany is not alone in her pursuit. Teaming up with her sister Jenna Mallett, Bethany focuses on the design aspects while Jenna creates nature-inspired and nautical illustrations that…

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Centre-Fuge Transforms a Construction Trailer into a Mural-Covered LES Public Gallery

Centre-Fuge Transforms a Construction Trailer into a Mural-Covered LES Public Gallery

Pebbles Russell and Jonathan Neville saw the perfect opportunity to make their mark on one of their favorite neighborhoods in the city with artwork and proposed the Centre-Fuge Project…

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New York International Gift Fair Showcases Hot Sustainable Designs Made With Natural Materials

New York International Gift Fair Showcases Hot Sustainable Designs Made With Natural Materials

One company of note at the New York International Gift Fair, Colors Tokyo operated by MSY Inc., blends traditional craftsmanship with natural materials to create unique designs. A…

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New York City Bike Share Expected to Launch in July

New York City Bike Share Expected to Launch in July

With much talk about the forthcoming New York City Bike Share, the Department of Transportation (DOT) and Alta Bicycle Share have been giving sneak peaks of what's to come. Inhabitat…

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Pier 15 by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Opens on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

Pier 15 by SHoP Architects and Ken Smith Opens on the East River Waterfront Esplanade

The new pier is snuggled between the elevated FDR Drive, huge ships that are docked at South Street Seaport, and the open waters of the East River. Following the hexagonal paving along…

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Allard van Hoorn Transforms Storefront for Art and Architecture Into an Interactive Instrument

Allard van Hoorn Transforms Storefront for Art and Architecture Into an Interactive Instrument

Allard van Hoorn is a truly international nomad. He consistently produces groundbreaking installation, sound and performance based pieces that take place simultaneously across the…

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NYC Department of Health's Newest Ad Campaign Targets Increasing Portion Sizes

NYC Department of Health's Newest Ad Campaign Targets Increasing Portion Sizes

Have you noticed the ever-increasing size of french fries and soda servings? An estimated 57% of adult New Yorkers suffering from obesity, and two out of every five New York City…

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New York City's 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

New York City's 7 Line Extension is Ahead of Schedule & Under Budget

Unlike the stalled expansion of other New York subway lines, the number seven is making good progress. According to Shawn Kildare, senior vice president at the MTA, the project is ten…

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Escape the Winter Weather at Openhouse Gallery's Green Pop-Up Park in Nolita!

Escape the Winter Weather at Openhouse Gallery's Green Pop-Up Park in Nolita!

As pop-ups are on the rise, the Openhouse Gallery seems ahead of the trend. Since 2007, they have created and hosted more pop ups than anyone else in New York City. The second edition…

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Okamoto Studio Carves 14 Ice Sculptures for a 'Grace-ful' Installation in Midtown Manhattan

Okamoto Studio Carves 14 Ice Sculptures for a 'Grace-ful' Installation in Midtown Manhattan

A series of 14 hand sculpted five-foot-tall pawns, knights, and queens invaded Grace Plaza this past Monday night. From 5-7pm, Long Island City-based Okamoto Studio demonstrated their…

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Life to Spacious Williamsburg Warehouse

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Life to Spacious Williamsburg Warehouse

As the pop-up design movement grows, it seems perfectly logical that Broudo would call upon Ken Farmer to join the team. A member of DoTank: Brooklyn, Farmer is more about taking action…

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ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

Somer began the design process about two years ago when he dreamed of crafting the space, a former home, with his own hands. Inspired by his family's Estonian background and DIY…

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Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design with the Other 90% Exhibit Focuses on Cities, Social Impact and Sustainability

Design is often thought of as something reserved for the wealthy, a force that creates luxury products at the expense of others. With a change in thought that arose in the 1960s and…

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Purgatory Pie Press Limited Edition 2012 Datebooks Made Completely from Upcycled Materials

Purgatory Pie Press Limited Edition 2012 Datebooks Made Completely from Upcycled Materials

Each year's limited edition datebook has a unique design to keep collectors surprised and coming back. 2012's distinguishing feature is an envelope that is stitched into the signature…

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BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 was originally constructed in 1857 by T.U. Walter, the same architect who designed the cast iron dome of the Capitol building. It served as domestic quarters within the Navy…

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Fingerlakes Woolen Mill Carries History of Processing Sustainable Wool in Upstate New York

Fingerlakes Woolen Mill Carries History of Processing Sustainable Wool in Upstate New York

Suzanne had been a fiber hobbyist but never envisioned running a mill with Jay. The Horschler family, the former owners, ran the mill since the 1970s as a phone order business for wool…

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Ford and SHFT Launch New Partnership Giving Consumers the

Ford and SHFT Launch New Partnership Giving Consumers the "Power of Choice" in Green Living

With each new model, Ford has attempted to lighten their vehicles' environmental impact. The 2008 Ford Escape was the first model to incorporate 100 percent post-industrial recycled…

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The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating…

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FIT Student Denize Sofia Maaloe's Sustainable Design Wins Warp & Weft's Rug Design Competition

FIT Student Denize Sofia Maaloe's Sustainable Design Wins Warp & Weft's Rug Design Competition

Twenty-four storyboards and design samples animated the walls of the Warp & Weft showroom for the past few weeks. The result of just over a month of work and the first exposure to…

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Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park Push for New Green Space in Chelsea

Friends of 20th Street Park began as a small group of local citizens concerned about the future of the 10,000 square foot lot at 136 West 20th Street. The movement has recently grown to…

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SOFTlab's Colorful Sculpture Brings a Modern Twist to Little Italy's San Gennaro Festival

SOFTlab's Colorful Sculpture Brings a Modern Twist to Little Italy's San Gennaro Festival

As SOFTlab stated, the form was inspired "by one of the simplest and most effective classical architecture devices." Two oculi form the piece: one pointing up and the other facing the…

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PICS: Mysterious Tree-Topped Former Factory in LIC is Almost Completely Wrapped in Ivy

PICS: Mysterious Tree-Topped Former Factory in LIC is Almost Completely Wrapped in Ivy

As wild and verdant as it looks today, there once was a time when this building was a plain-faced brick building and home to the Albra Metal Foundry. Here's what it used to look like…

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Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

Massive Fuel Cell Could Put NYC's City Hall Off the Grid

City Hall may be getting a green makeover. Officials are currently finalizing plans for a massive fuel cell for the landmark building after a proposal to build rooftop solar panels was…

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Last Chance to Win an iPad 2 and Eco-iPad Case from Treegloo!

Last Chance to Win an iPad 2 and Eco-iPad Case from Treegloo!

To celebrate the official launch of InhabitatNYC, we're giving one lucky reader an iPad 2 and an awesome eco-friendly iPad case from Treegloo!

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