Psychedelic Rainbow Makeover Gives an Old Farmhouse a Vibrant New Glow

Psychedelic Rainbow Makeover Gives an Old Farmhouse a Vibrant New Glow

O'Sullivan purchased the property, which dates back to 1840, in 2009, and has been renovating it with her partner, Mason Brown. The ongoing renovation project is largely funded by the…

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BIG's West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG's West 57th Street Pyramid-Like Apartment Building Reaches Full Height

BIG designed West 57th for The Durst Organization, which is also responsible for the adjacent Helena residences (a LEED Gold-certified project). The design for West 57th emerged out of…

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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 2014 NYC Canstruction exhibit is hosted by Arts Brookfield and features 30 gravity-defying sculptures made of close to…

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Archtober: 31 Can't-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Archtober: 31 Can't-Miss Design and Architecture Events to Check Out This Month in NYC

Wednesday, October 1: Building of the Day: The Public Theater at Astor Place, 12:00pm Tour this important New York City landmark and learn about Ennead Architects’ ongoing redesign…

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ARCHTOBER: Brace Yourselves for a Month-Long Celebration of New York Architecture and Design

ARCHTOBER: Brace Yourselves for a Month-Long Celebration of New York Architecture and Design

NYC's fourth annual celebration of architecture and design starts tomorrow! Rechristening the tenth month of the year as Archtober, it will be a month-long festival of architecture…

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The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

The Well Behaved Building: The Climate, Buildings and Behavior Symposium Comes to Garrison, NY Next Month

It might be tough to swallow, but at this very moment, the buildings we are living in, working in and playing in are quietly wreaking havoc on our environment. In fact, buildings…

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World's First 3D-Printed Estate Will Boast a Pool and 2,400-sq-ft House

World's First 3D-Printed Estate Will Boast a Pool and 2,400-sq-ft House

3D printing has been used to create everything from entire rooms to salt houses and even a castle. But now architect Adam Kushner wants to take the technology to a whole new level…

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A Disappointing Majority of New and Renovated NYC Buildings Are Energy-Inefficient

A Disappointing Majority of New and Renovated NYC Buildings Are Energy-Inefficient

Despite all of our efforts to make NYC greener with rooftop gardens, solar panels and wind turbines, the city at large is still terribly behind when it comes to energy efficiency.…

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New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

New Studies Warn That a Pesticide Sprayed at NYC Parks Could Be Linked to Cancer

Public parks are supposed to be safe places for children to play, but several studies are now warning that a pesticide sprayed at some NYC playgrounds could pose a health threat for…

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We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

Nowacek developed her project ,called Citizen Bridge, as a means of creating a permanently free pedestrian route to Governors Island. While the major waterway between Brooklyn and the…

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How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

How Did This Airplane End Up On Top of a New York City Building?

From bars to swimming pools to gardens, we've seen lots of things on NYC rooftops. But a World War I fighter plane? Now that's a first. Those who work in the Financial District have…

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Garage Filled with 1,000 Plants Gives Yellow Cab Drivers a Breath of Fresh Air

Garage Filled with 1,000 Plants Gives Yellow Cab Drivers a Breath of Fresh Air

We’ve seen some amazing green interiors, but an automotive garage? The anonymous owner of a taxi garage in Queens, New York recently shared this photo of his space filled with 1,000…

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NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

NYC to Create Sustainable Retrofit Pilot Program for Affordable Housing

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's recently released $41 billion affordable housing plan to create or preserve 200,000 units for low- and moderate-income New Yorkers over the next…

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New York State Bans Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horns

New York State Bans Sale of Elephant Ivory and Rhino Horns

Last Friday, the New York Legislature officially banned the sale and purchase of elephant ivory and rhino horns in the state. On top of cracking down on the ivory and horn trade in…

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Fall in Love with the History and Charm of this Eco-Friendly Tribeca Loft

Fall in Love with the History and Charm of this Eco-Friendly Tribeca Loft

Shiny new condos might be the fancy of some, but for many New Yorkers, a hint of character is high up on the list of real estate must-haves. First spotted by 6sqft, this recently sold…

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MTA Unveils New Exhibit Showcasing the Tech Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway

MTA Unveils New Exhibit Showcasing the Tech Used to Build the Second Avenue Subway

New Yorkers have been waiting since 1929 for the Second Avenue Subway, and the MTA project is finally set to become reality (if all goes well) with the opening of its first phase in…

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New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York Moves to Revolutionize Power Grid with System That Boosts Solar and Wind Energy

New York State is proposing a revolutionary change to how utilities operate that would move away from the 20th century business model of centralized power stations to a 21st century…

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MTA Developing App to Let Riders Purchase Paperless Tickets from Their Smartphones

MTA Developing App to Let Riders Purchase Paperless Tickets from Their Smartphones

You may never have to wait in line for train tickets again if the Metropolitan Transit Authority's new plan to convert Metro-North and Long Island Railroad trains to a paperless…

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New York Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

New York Announces $1.6 Million in Dam Improvement Projects

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced a $1.6 million investment towards making dams across the state more resilient to storms to help control flooding. According to the…

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Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Horseless Electric Carriages Debut at the New York Auto Show

Animal Rights Group NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable and Safe Streets) commissioned the model prototype in hopes of creating a permanent replacement for Central Park horse…

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Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

Tavern on the Green Set to Reopen This Month with a Menu Featuring Local Ingredients

After two years of renovations and a series of hold ups, Central Park's historic Tavern on the Green restaurant is finally set to reopen this month. Philadelphia restaurateurs Jim…

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Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

Gov. Cuomo Unveils $4.9 Billion Plan to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Storms

New York isn't taking its chances with future superstorms. On Wednesday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled a $4.9 billion plan to protect vital NYC transportation infrastructure from…

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Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

Citi Bike Reportedly Needs Millions in Funding to Stay Afloat

NYC’s Citi Bike system is in hot water, and the program's leaders are scrambling to raise tens of millions of dollars to keep it afloat. The Wall Street Journal reports that the…

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Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

Bright and Airy Columbia County Habitat for Humanity Townhouses Achieve Passive House Standards

BarlisWedlick Architects (formerly Dennis Wedlick Architects) was also responsible for the Hudson Passive Project, NY state's first certified Passive House. Wedlick rounded up the same…

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Did New York's Aging Gas Infrastructure Contribute to the Deadly Harlem Explosion?

Did New York's Aging Gas Infrastructure Contribute to the Deadly Harlem Explosion?

The death toll from the explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem on Wednesday has now risen to eight, with at least 60 people injured and several still missing. The…

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