Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve…

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Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

FDNY Company 2's elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and…

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Mischievous Brooklynites rent 'boutique winter igloo' out on Airbnb during blizzard

Mischievous Brooklynites rent 'boutique winter igloo' out on Airbnb during blizzard

While most New Yorkers were snuggled up on the couch watching Netflix during the recent blizzard, some put their entreprenurial minds to work. Greenpoint resident Patrick Horton and his…

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which…

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Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Elevated atop a concrete plinth, the Writing Pavilion is clad in black-stained cedar that complements the natural surroundings and dark brown fencing. A full-height glazed door swings…

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Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Vacant Greenpoint lot to be converted into verdant waterfront park thanks to oil spill funds

Although the nasty 2010 ExxonMobil oil spill wreaked major havoc on the Greenpoint area, it looks like the neighborhood will be putting the $19.5 million in restitution to good, green…

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn't want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. "If I’m going to the trouble of…

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'Roofhop' Farm supplies locally-grown, organic hops to NYC beer makers

'Roofhop' Farm supplies locally-grown, organic hops to NYC beer makers

Founders Keely Gerhold and Katrina Ceguera, who, coincidentally, is the farm manager at JetBlue’s T5 Farm at JFK airport, started their TinyField operation to fulfill their love of…

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Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Oil spill fines to fund new environmental education program for Greenpoint schools

Related: Greenpoint Residents Choose Environmental Projects to get $7M in State Funds “We are creating the next generation of environmental stewards out of one of the worst…

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Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Abandoned lot could become new revamped park for Gowanus

Looks like we could have another revamped-train-track park on our hands. The newest member to the High Line club could be the abandoned Gowanus playground on 10th Street and Third…

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Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO's first luxury townhouses

Inside the super-skinny, $4M units that make up DUMBO's first luxury townhouses

Although Dumbo’s residential projects primarily comprise converted loft space, the 3,049-square-foot DUMBO Townhouses are an entirely new project built from scratch to replace a…

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Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

SHoP Architects The 90-story, vaguely Art Deco tower will have 466,000 square feet of residential space, amounting in 550 condo units, as well as 140,000 square feet of…

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Tour Deke's tiny dumpster house from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

Tour Deke's tiny dumpster house from 2 Broke Girls (VIDEO)

If Deke's house seems familiar to you, it may be because it looks an awful lot like the real-life dumpster digs of artist Gregory Kloehn. Just like Kloehn's, Deke's place has a…

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Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

Historic ship could be transformed into a new mixed-use building in Red Hook

The SS United States may have a permanent home in Brooklyn, thanks to a developer who has stepped forward and offered to turn the ocean liner into a multi-use. The current owners were…

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Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Would you rent this $1,800 per month NYC apartment along with 17 roommates?

Although the shared economy sector is nothing new, a new community sharing twist has just hit the NYC rental market. Thanks to a company called Common Living, Related: +…

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Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and - oh yeah - a 5 bedroom townhome

Rent this treehouse with a natural pool, a green roof, and - oh yeah - a 5 bedroom townhome

  Brooks-Church’s home was renovated over several years using 99 percent reclaimed materials. The result is a funky eco-friendly dwelling, which was previously featured on…

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dlandstudio's Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

dlandstudio's Sponge Park will be a natural filtration system for the Gowanus Canal

A long-awaited project is finally breaking ground in Gowanus, where dlandstudio’s Sponge Park will soon replace the existing canal front with a futuristic park that serves an…

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Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Former Brillo factory to be reborn as swanky new condos

Just when you think NYC couldn't possibly fit yet another luxury condo in its parameters, bam! The former Brillo factory located in DUMBO will be turned into 15 swanky condo units. The…

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Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Doban Architecture builds a living green sukkah for Sukkot

Brooklyn-based Doban Architecture has built a Related: + Doban Architecture Photos by Ben Kulo Photography For the upcoming Jewish harvest holiday of Sukkot,…

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Rooftop aquaponic 'Farmlab' uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Rooftop aquaponic 'Farmlab' uses tilapia fish to grow edible plants

Urban farming has been gaining popularity these days in NYC, but a Brooklyn-based company is taking the verdant practice to new heights--literally. Hidden away on a Johnson Avenue…

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Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse's backyard oasis

Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse's backyard oasis

As much as we love writing about treehouses in rural areas, the fact that there's such a dearth of them in the big city is a bit disappointing. That's why we were so delighted to come…

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