Tour Kickstarter’s Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

Tour Kickstarter’s Beautiful New Green-Roofed Headquarters Inside an Old Pencil Factory

After purchasing the abandoned factory on Kent St., the Kickstarter team brought in Ole Sondresen Architects to transform it into their dream headquarters. Ole Sondresen also enlisted the help of designer Camille Finefrock with the landscaping and interior

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Brooklyness Introduces the World’s First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

Brooklyness Introduces the World’s First Universal Bike Meant to Fit 99% of the Population

A one-size-fits-most bike that can be used by 99% of the population? It may sound like a pipe dream, but Brooklyness believes it can be achieved with their new ergonomic, Universal Bike. The Greenpoint-based company recently launched a Kickstarter campaign

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Barker Freeman Adds a Clever “Floating” Bedroom to This Chic Brooklyn Apartment

Barker Freeman Adds a Clever “Floating” Bedroom to This Chic Brooklyn Apartment

When the owners of this Brooklyn duplex decided to add an additional children’s room to accommodate their growing family, it seemed inevitable that they would have to sacrifice the spacious feel of their loft-like apartment. But thanks to the creative ingenuity

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8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

8 Unique Room Dividers to Section Off Your Space in Style

Plastic Bottle Room Divider
Take a tip from the repurposing gurus at TerraCycle and copy their plastic bottle partitions. You can use clear bottles if you want light to pass through your bottle wall or darker bottles if you prefer more privacy.

LEGO

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Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

Is Another High Line Park Coming to This Manhattan Garbage Station?

New York’s High Line has helped liven up Manhattan’s West Side and soon another elevated park could do the same for a garbage station on the Upper East Side. The NY Daily News reports that the city is considering a proposal to dress up the Asphalt Green

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Building Brooklyn Awards 2014

Building Brooklyn Awards 2014

The Building Brooklyn Awards show is an annual event presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce that not only celebrates new and renovation construction projects as well as individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing the economic

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VIDEO: See the Cool New Way This Brooklyn Whole Foods is Delivering Groceries

VIDEO: See the Cool New Way This Brooklyn Whole Foods is Delivering Groceries

Just when you thought the Gowanus Whole Foods couldn’t be any more Brooklyn – what with its rooftop farm, bearded shoppers, vinyl aisle and kale everything – it goes and starts a cargo bike delivery program! The Third and 3rd location of the supermarket giant

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Kickstarter Film Fest 2014

Kickstarter Film Fest 2014

The Kickstarter Film Fest is a celebration of all kinds of videos made by Kickstarter creators! Come to this festival and enjoy a number of carefully selected, high-quality films including shorts, documentaries, and animations. The list of movies being featured

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Park Slope’s New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

Park Slope’s New Solar Panel-Clad Residential Building Puts Its Best Facade Forward

A brand new building with a shiny solar facade has popped up in the Park Slope, Brooklyn. Designed by McMahon Studio, this cool structure features a 7KW photovoltaic-clad front that brings a futuristic new aesthetic to the traditionally brick and brownstone

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Salvage Supperclub: Would You Dine on Food Scraps in a Dumpster for $50 a Head?

Salvage Supperclub: Would You Dine on Food Scraps in a Dumpster for $50 a Head?

Would you pay $50 to eat food scraps in a dumpster? Grad student Josh Treuhaft’s supper club offered up exquisite culinary creations by chefs from the Natural Gourmet Institute – all made from vegetables bound for the garbage bin. Last month, Treuhaft

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You’re Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

You’re Invited: Sustainable Summer Fest Heats Up Underground Dance Venue Beef Cuts This Weekend

Join the Ethical Writers Coalition this weekend at Beef Cuts, NYC’s newest underground electronic music venue, for a sustainable summer party of epic proportions. Venture into the newly built outdoor dance house in Bushwick and stop by the repurposed shipping

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6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

6 Fun Summer Staycations That Help Neighborhoods Recovering from Sandy

Photo by Yuka Yoneda
RED HOOK
While it doesn’t have the most inviting of names, Red Hook is actually one of the most romantic and charming neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If you’ve been avoiding this nabe because of the perceived difficulty in getting there,

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann, is made of reclaimed wood and is a fitting piece for

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Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

Would You Pay 50 Percent More for Citi Bike in Order to Save It from Failure?

New Yorkers are pretty used to fare hikes because of the MTA, but it looks like another form of transportation may soon be getting more expensive as well. The NY Daily News reports that the city has been in discussions to potentially raise Citi Bike’s annual

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Fordham Hill Apartment Complex’s Switch to Combined Heat and Power Can Save It $10 Million

Fordham Hill Apartment Complex’s Switch to Combined Heat and Power Can Save It $10 Million

The Bronx’s sprawling Fordham Hill residential complex is making green news by shifting its systems to combined heat and power (CHP) or cogeneration – integrated power stations that generate electricity and recover normally wasted heat as useful thermal energy.

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment.

“When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a bathroom (see the original plan) on one end, however there were a lot of

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8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

This Lower East Side apartment makes 432 sq. ft. of space go a long way with a few simple tricks. Clutter-free surfaces, bright pops of color on a neutral background and a mirrored wall that bounces back natural light back all make the studio appear larger

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North Brooklyn Farms: July 4th BBQ Picnic

North Brooklyn Farms: July 4th BBQ Picnic

North Brooklyn Farms has launched a Kickstarter campaign to transform empty lots into urban farms! To support their efforts and campaign, head over to their July 4th BBQ Picnic at Havemeyer Park from 6 to 10 p.m. There will be music, food, beer, and of course,

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Attend the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards on July 23rd

Attend the 2014 Building Brooklyn Awards on July 23rd

Get a rare glimpse into Brooklyn’s burgeoning construction scene at this year’s Building Brooklyn Awards™, taking place on July 23, 2014. Presented by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the annual event will spotlight recently completed construction and renovation

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Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

Should Barbecuing Be Banned at This New York City Park?

BBQing is a favorite summer activity for many New Yorkers, but a small group of Brooklyn residents is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to ban the practice in Prospect Park. Park Slope resident Daz Ryan recently posted a Change.org petition asking the city

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Support North Brooklyn Farms and Enjoy a July 4th Fireworks Party!

Support North Brooklyn Farms and Enjoy a July 4th Fireworks Party!

North Brooklyn Farms needs your help to continue their mission of activating vacant lots into vibrant urban farms, and they’re hosting a party this Friday for supporters.The first NBF farm opened at an abandoned Domino Sugar Factory site last year as an interim

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Coney Island Creek is Turning Black with Toxic Sludge, According to Locals

Coney Island Creek is Turning Black with Toxic Sludge, According to Locals

Coney Island usually conjures up images of fun in the sun, but area residents are saying that a nearby creek is looking more like a nightmare. According to locals, the Department of Environmental Protection’s efforts to clean out the western Coney Island

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar is a night market that brings independent food and merchandise vendors, musicians and artists together every Friday and Saturday. You can also enjoy blacklight minigolf and table tennis there! This week, the musicians featured at the

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PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

PHOTO TOUR: Inside NYC’s First Prefab Post-Disaster Housing Units

During our visit to the shipping container-esque living accommodations, OEM housing recovery program manager Cynthia Barton told Inhabitat that the homes come prefabricated and shipped directly from Mark Line Industries in Indiana. Designed by Garrison Architects, the

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NYC’s Newest Shake Shack Features Reclaimed Furniture by DUMBO Designer Mark Jupiter

NYC’s Newest Shake Shack Features Reclaimed Furniture by DUMBO Designer Mark Jupiter

Brooklyn-based builder Mark Jupiter is nationally acclaimed for his fine craftsmanship, commitment to sustainability, and his work with New World Home. All of Jupiter’s custom-made furniture is handcrafted right in the heart of DUMBO at his newly expanded

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