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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Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Jay-Z Surprises Fans by Taking the Subway to His Own Concert at Barclays Center

Screencap from video by Necolebitchie Rapper Jay-Z surprised fans and straphangers alike when he took the R train to his own concert at the new Barclays Center on Saturday. The…

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground…

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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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LEED Silver MiMA Tower in Midtown is Green Luxury at Its Finest

LEED Silver MiMA Tower in Midtown is Green Luxury at Its Finest

MiMA is comprised of 500 rentals, 151 condos, the super modern Japanese Yotel, and an off-broadway theatre designed by none other than Frank Ghery. The brainchild of a dream team of…

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Brooklyn Children's Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

Brooklyn Children's Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

The Brooklyn Children's Museum, New York City's first ever LEED certified museum, just keeps getting better. The institution is expanding its space, and they recently unveiled plans for…

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LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

Brooklyn's budding cultural district will soon raise the curtain on a new classic theater. Just Last Friday, construction started on the Theater for a New Audience, a Hugh Hardy…

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Ennead Architects Designs New Green Intake Center for NYC Department of Homeless Services

Ennead Architects Designs New Green Intake Center for NYC Department of Homeless Services

Public service buildings in NYC are taking a more environmentally friendly turn. City officials gathered last week to announce the opening of a new green intake center for the homeless,…

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Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Its Sexy New Look After 3-Year Green Renovation

Museum of the Moving Image Unveils Its Sexy New Look After 3-Year Green Renovation

The Museum of the Moving Image just unveiled its sleek and sexy new green look after a total renovation by Leeser Architecture.

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Kiss + Cathcart's The Lee Opens the Door for Green Supportive Housing in the Lower East Side

Kiss + Cathcart's The Lee Opens the Door for Green Supportive Housing in the Lower East Side

New York City based architecture firm Kiss + Cathcart's has officially opened The Lee, a LEED Silver supportive housing tower in the Lower East Side. The opening of the building,…

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