Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

As New Yorkers, we often take clean water for granted, but there's a lot of money and effort being applied behind the scenes to make sure we have access to it. Yesterday, Mayor…

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PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

BKLYN Designs came and went far too quickly, but it was fantastic to catch up with Brooklyn's best and greenest designers - including Bien Hecho. Translated to mean "well made" in…

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READERS' CHOICE AWARD We knew that we'd stumbled across something special when we visited the Bower booth, and we guess other BKLYN Designs-goers agreed because they voted the…

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Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

If you've ever seen a painfully chained or otherwise constrained tree on the street, you might have wished you could free it - but how? One Brooklynite has taken the matter into his own…

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We just caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs, and we're very excited to share his newest and arguably coolest design yet - the LUCID Mirror. This awesome mirror functions just…

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Hello Brooklyn! We're reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We've only been here for an hour or…

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New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

New “e-cycleNYC” Program Brings Electronics Recycling Right to Your Doorstep

Recycling your old electronics is about to become a lot easier in NYC. This week, New York City Sanitation Commissioner John J. Doherty announced the launch of a new residential…

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored…

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Bower to Debut Magnetic Polaris Lighting at BKLYN Designs 2013

Bower to Debut Magnetic Polaris Lighting at BKLYN Designs 2013

The Polaris lamp has to be one of the smartest green lamps we've seen in a while. Made with solid pieces of scrap wood and embedded with magnets, the lamp adheres to any magnetic…

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Hooker & Co Celebrate Brooklyn's Industrial Heritage with Awesome Reclaimed Furniture at BKLYN Designs

Hooker & Co Celebrate Brooklyn's Industrial Heritage with Awesome Reclaimed Furniture at BKLYN Designs

Hooker & Co is renowned for their classy reclaimed furniture. Salvaged yellow pine features prominently across the studio's diverse range of tables, seating and interiors, and is…

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Pickett Furniture Brings a Worldly Aesthetic to BKLYN Designs 2013

Pickett Furniture Brings a Worldly Aesthetic to BKLYN Designs 2013

It seems like there is nothing that Pickett Furniture can't do. Some recent projects include dismantling disused oak barrels to produce clean planks of wood, which have then been used…

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Massive Bee Swarm Spotted in Brooklyn

Massive Bee Swarm Spotted in Brooklyn

They're baaaack! A giant swarm of bees was spotted recently in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn, causing some alarm among residents. Luckily, New York City beekeeper Ross Bennett Brown…

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island due to heavy rains. The alert warns that some urban areas, highways,…

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC's Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming…

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BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

Although they are best known for their exciting steampunk meets Salvador Dali lamps, Dog Tag Designs has experimented with furniture as well. A toy dump truck or Darth Vader head, a…

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6 Marvelous Green Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

6 Marvelous Green Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day in NYC

Savor Spa Mani/Pedi Kick your day off by treating mom to an organic manicure and pedicure at Savor Spa in the West Village. The cozy eco-chic boutique is home to Om Aroma anti-aging…

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PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Peek Inside the Sweet Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

Both the factory space and the former loading docks were taken over by Creative Time, who had a light-up sign with their name spelled out in the Domino font made as a tribute to the…

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC…

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Bushwick's Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

Bushwick's Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

We were majorly impressed by the Pine Box Rock Shop’s adaptive reuse from a coffin factory into a neighborhood bar, and now the Bushwick spot has even more earth-friendly news. Going…

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Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods' devotion to ensuring their products have a small environmental footprint is evident in everything from their bracelets and cheese boards right up to their smooth and shiny…

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Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Long time collaborators in eco-design, Connie Lam and Michael Sedlacek are heading to BKLYN Designs 2013 for another round of local, kid-friendly design. And although they've been a…

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INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com's Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INHABITAT: For those who aren't familiar with aptsandlofts.com, can you tell us a little bit about the services your company offers? DM: aptsandlofts.com is one of NYC’s leading…

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Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

With the Citi Bike program expected to open in May, the New York City Department of Transportation has its sights set on giving Brooklyn cyclists more room to ride across the borough.…

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BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

Although Aellon often has to source new wood for their designs, when they do, they commit themselves to purchasing wood that has been grown and harvested responsibly. But their most…

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Try Out CASA Kids' Transforming Tuck Bed Collection at BKLYN Designs 2013

Try Out CASA Kids' Transforming Tuck Bed Collection at BKLYN Designs 2013

The Tuck Bed collection exemplifies everything that we love about CASA Kids: fresh, kid-friendly designs that are adaptable to New York's shrinking spaces. The single Tuck Bed can be…

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