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Is the U.S. Really Planting a Billion Trees, as Trump Said"

Is the U.S. Really Planting a Billion Trees, as Trump Said"

Proof that Donald Trump has in fact planted one tree, with French president Emmanuel Macron in 2018. (It died.) | AFP via Getty Images Or maybe a trillion" Either way, it won?t do much to stop climate change. ?We are planting a billion...
architecture - 2020-09-30 22:03:44
Expect More Piles of Garbage ? Proverbial and Otherwise ? as NYC?s Budget Crisis Unfolds

Expect More Piles of Garbage ? Proverbial and Otherwise ? as NYC?s Budget Crisis Unfolds

Getty Images What if we lose too many rich people" To the delight of the city?s rat population (and the dismay of the rest of us), garbage was not getting picked up as quickly as usual this summer. Facing a sudden budget shortfall...
architecture - 2020-09-29 22:04:29
Here?s What We Know About the Guy Who Dumped Two Sacks of Eels Into Prospect Park Lake

Here?s What We Know About the Guy Who Dumped Two Sacks of Eels Into Prospect Park Lake

An eel. What do you do when you spot such a thing" A 311 call seems inadequate. He thought, at first, that they were snakes. Two enormous contractor bags, bursting with serpents, ripped open and spilling onto the path along the...
architecture - 2020-09-29 22:04:29


Two Legendary NYC Artists in Their Once-Bohemian Village Garden

Two Legendary NYC Artists in Their Once-Bohemian Village Garden

Pat Steir and Francesco Clemente have lived across from one another in the MacDougal-Sullivan Gardens historic district for thirty years. They took portraits of the other this summer. | Portraits by Pat Steir and Francesco Clemente, courtesy...
architecture - 2020-09-28 22:05:44
6 Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale right now

6 Frank Lloyd Wright homes for sale right now

Frank Lloyd Wright?s Avery Coonley House?on the market for $550,000?began life in 1912 as a private elementary school. | Photo by Nick Miller/VHT Studios, courtesy of Compass listing agent Mike McCurry Live in an architectural gem. ...
architecture - 2020-09-25 22:03:03
Artist Sterling Ruby?s Compound in the Valley Comes With Outdoor Tub, Kiln Room

Artist Sterling Ruby?s Compound in the Valley Comes With Outdoor Tub, Kiln Room

Zen House Collective for Sotheby?s International Realty Ruby worked with a team of architects from SCI-Arc to design the Sunland spread. Location: Sunland, Los AngelesYear built: 2009Architects: Sandy Watts, Tammy Ho, Simon Storey, with...
architecture - 2020-09-25 22:03:03
Does L.A. Really Need a Gondola to Dodger Stadium"

Does L.A. Really Need a Gondola to Dodger Stadium"

With seating for 56,000 fans, Dodger Stadium is the largest ballpark in the country. | Etienne Laurent/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock A one-mile sky ride won?t solve Chavez Ravine?s transportation problems. As anyone who has attempted to see a...
architecture - 2020-09-24 21:59:54
The 10 best alternatives to Airbnb

The 10 best alternatives to Airbnb

A 2,160-square-foot apartment in Rome available for rent through the Plum Guide. | Courtesy of the Plum Guide Where to find your ideal vacation rental. Thanks to well-known companies like Vrbo, short-term vacation rentals are here to...
architecture - 2020-09-24 21:59:54


Are the Wealthy Starting to Leave San Francisco"

Are the Wealthy Starting to Leave San Francisco"

Getty Images/iStockphoto Seemingly contradictory signals in housing-market data suggest that the rich are looking to bolt. San Francisco?s status as a destination city for tech workers and people who hate temperature changes of more than...
architecture - 2020-09-24 21:59:54
Actual Anarchists Talk About New York?s ?Anarchist Jurisdiction? Designation

Actual Anarchists Talk About New York?s ?Anarchist Jurisdiction? Designation

This, apparently, is what an anarchist city looks like, according to the Justice Department. They commented, you will not be surprised to learn, by committee. It was surprising news to the some 8 million New Yorkers who awoke yesterday,...
architecture - 2020-09-23 22:07:14
The Caddies and Shelves I Depend on to Keep My Bathroom Organized

The Caddies and Shelves I Depend on to Keep My Bathroom Organized

They take no effort to install. My bathroom is particularly difficult to keep neat. Put simply: I have a lot of products and barely any space. By the end of my first week in my current apartment, bottles of all shapes and sizes were...
architecture - 2020-09-22 22:01:33
How Do We Create an RBG Memorial That Isn?t Terrible"

How Do We Create an RBG Memorial That Isn?t Terrible"

AFP via Getty Images As Governor Cuomo calls for a Ruth Bader Ginsburg statue in Brooklyn, we asked people with arts-commission experience where the pitfalls lie. The morning after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg?s death, bouquets of roses...
architecture - 2020-09-22 22:01:33
Ashley Nicole Black Hates Intricate Doors and Can Appreciate a Soulless West Hollywood Listing

Ashley Nicole Black Hates Intricate Doors and Can Appreciate a Soulless West Hollywood Listing

Phillip Faraone/WireImage/Getty Images She also saved two Spanish-style houses in the Hills. I always say Zillow is like my porn. I look at it when I?m getting ready for bed; scrolling through helps me fall asleep. Sometimes, I?ll...
architecture - 2020-09-21 22:02:57


There?s an Art Exhibit at the Noyes House in Connecticut Worth Getting on the Waitlist For

There?s an Art Exhibit at the Noyes House in Connecticut Worth Getting on the Waitlist For

Michael Biondo A mid-century beauty opens to the public for the first time, and it?s stocked with new art and design. The Noyes House is one of those mid-century homes that wind up in coffee-table books and on Pinterest mood boards. With...
architecture - 2020-09-19 22:06:02
LACMA Is Nearly Demolished, and L.A. Hasn?t Had Much Say About Its Future

LACMA Is Nearly Demolished, and L.A. Hasn?t Had Much Say About Its Future

LACMA started demolition during the pandemic before announcing key details about its new building. | Mel Melcon/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The museum bulldozed its old campus without a clear plan for its replacement. Does it owe...
architecture - 2020-09-19 22:06:02
Skyscrapers Dripping in Gardens Look Great ? Until the Mosquitoes Swarm

Skyscrapers Dripping in Gardens Look Great ? Until the Mosquitoes Swarm

Qiyi City Forest Garden in Chengdu, China, was billed as an ?eco paradise,? but a mosquito infestation has kept residents from moving in. | Barcroft Media via Getty Images Bloodsuckers overran a tower in China. Does this mean the whole...
architecture - 2020-09-18 22:05:18
Are New Yorkers Really Buying Cars in Droves Now"

Are New Yorkers Really Buying Cars in Droves Now"

Getty Images A skeptical look at the so-called Vroom Boom. New York is one of the few American cities where you don?t have to own a car. But during the pandemic, there were lots of trend stories ? see Vice, the Wall Street Journal, the...
architecture - 2020-09-18 22:05:18
?Cheering at a 142?: A Smoke-Shrouded West Coast Is Obsessed with Air-Quality Apps

?Cheering at a 142?: A Smoke-Shrouded West Coast Is Obsessed with Air-Quality Apps

Wildfire smoke means one more number to track during our daily doom-scrolls. | Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images And even if you don?t live there, you?ll probably be looking at your AQI number someday soon. While the world gaped...
architecture - 2020-09-17 22:01:55
Architect Couple?s L.A. Courtyard House Comes With a Scalloped, Round Kitchen Island and Le Corbusier Lighting

Architect Couple?s L.A. Courtyard House Comes With a Scalloped, Round Kitchen Island and Le Corbusie...

Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy of Bryony Atkinson and George Penner Plus a pink-and-green bathroom. Location: Silver Lake, Los AngelesYear built: 2019Architects: Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin, And And And StudioSpecs: 3 beds, 3...
architecture - 2020-09-16 22:02:51
Frank Lloyd Wright?s Final Design, Auctioned Last Year for $1.7M, Now Asks $8M. Huh"

Frank Lloyd Wright?s Final Design, Auctioned Last Year for $1.7M, Now Asks $8M. Huh"

Matt York/AP/Shutterstock This one?s a head-scratcher. Location: Phoenix, ArizonaYear built: 1967Architect: Frank Lloyd WrightSpecs: 3 beds, 3 baths, 3,095 square feet, 1.32 acresPrice: $7,950,000 Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright just...
architecture - 2020-09-16 22:02:51
What Are the Best Love Seats and Small Sofas"

What Are the Best Love Seats and Small Sofas"

Photo: retailer From a striking geometric number to a small, timeless camel leather couch. Whether you?re furniture-hunting for a studio apartment or looking to fill an empty corner in a larger living room, a love seat or small sofa can...
architecture - 2020-09-15 22:05:27
So Anthony Weiner Is ? Selling Countertops Now (And They?re Actually Pretty Good)

So Anthony Weiner Is ? Selling Countertops Now (And They?re Actually Pretty Good)

Will Weiner tarnish IceStone?s shining reputation" Or will the Brooklyn Navy Yard company renovate his"   Anthony Weiner is now the CEO of a Brooklyn kitchen-countertop company. Yes, that Anthony Weiner ? former New York congressman,...
architecture - 2020-09-15 22:05:27
Serban Ionescu Thinks of His Furniture Designs As Pets

Serban Ionescu Thinks of His Furniture Designs As Pets

William Jess Laird Why take a chair or table so seriously" Serban Ionescu?s furniture doesn?t necessarily make the most practical sense, but he wants you to love it anyway. ?I think these things become almost like pets,? says the...
architecture - 2020-09-14 22:05:20
John Black Lee Mid-Century in New Canaan (With a 2,600-Square-Foot Addition) Asks $5M

John Black Lee Mid-Century in New Canaan (With a 2,600-Square-Foot Addition) Asks $5M

Peter Aaron A 2017 expansion by New York architect Joel Sanders includes a master suite, gym, and garage. Location: New Canaan, ConnecticutYear built: 1957Architect: John Black Lee, with renovations and addition by Joel SandersSpecs: 4...
architecture - 2020-09-14 22:05:20
In a Renter?s Market, Tenants Rush to Upgrade Their Neighborhoods

In a Renter?s Market, Tenants Rush to Upgrade Their Neighborhoods

Getty Images/iStockphoto It?s finally a renter?s market. But for how long" Fernando Urdapilleta always wanted to live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan but could never afford the rent ? that is, until now. When his then landlord...
architecture - 2020-09-12 22:05:33
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