New York City

Goodbye Parking Meter, Hello NYC Hoop


Janette Sadik-Khan, New York’s Transportation Commissioner, has transformed the city’s streetscape—ostensibly a change that directly impacts every resident and visitor to New York. 
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Goodbye Parking Meter, Hello NYC Hoop


Janette Sadik-Khan, New York’s Transportation Commissioner, has transformed the city’s streetscape—ostensibly a change that directly impacts every resident and visitor to New York. In less than three years, the New York City Department of Transportation has added hundreds of miles of bike lanes and dozens of pedestrian plazas.
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Subway Success


I lived in New York for a few months in 1965, when people were afraid to stand on a station platform alone, or board a train without protection from friends, and there was a police officer in every car. What a contrast from this week, when I rode the Lexington Avenue Express downtown to attend a talk by Masamichi Udagawa. 
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10 Membership Moments in 2010


2010 was a year to remember for Cooper-Hewitt Members. Check out the 10 Membership Moments in 2010 slideshow below.
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National Design Awards + Summer in NYC


If you happen to be in New York this summer (one day it will stop raining, I promise), be sure to check out these design destinations, all featuring previous National Design Award winners.
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National Design Awards and the New York Waterfront


I have been looking at this image from SHoP’s submission for quite some time without really understanding what the firm is proposing.
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National Design Awards + Objectified


Gary Hustwit’s latest film, Objectified is playing at the IFC downtown for a limited run. Hustwit himself is seemingly traveling along with the film to nearly fifty venues between now and mid-summer, so both he and the film are likely coming to a venue near you if you happen not to be in New York
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Design Trio: Cooper-Hewitt, west elm, David Stark


On March 3, Cooper-Hewitt’s Members (Contributing level and above) joined the private opening of west elm’s newest location on the upper west side. Event designer extraordinaire David Stark created one-of-a-kind furniture and objects from recycled west elm packing materials and catalogs.
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CityRacks Competition


Last spring, the New York City Department of Transportation, in partnership with Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, requested proposals for functional, innovative bike rack designs that would raise the profile of cycling as both a convenient and eco-friendly mode of transportation in New York City.
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Video: Boym Partners at GlassLab


Constantin and Laurene Boym of Boym Partners, a New York-based design studio, collaborated with GlassLab which set up shop last month in Cooper-Hewitt’s garden
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