New York's Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

New York's Next Top Makers Competition Could Get Your Idea or Product Funded and Prototyped

We wrote about the New York City Economic Development Corporation's "New York’s Next Top Makers" competition back in October, and we're excited to say that the contest is now open to…

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UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

UM Project Uses Hurricane Sandy Debris to Make Beautiful Lamps

Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced…

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B2: World's Tallest Modular Tower and First Residential Atlantic Yards Building to Break Ground Today

B2: World's Tallest Modular Tower and First Residential Atlantic Yards Building to Break Ground Today

Nearly 60% of the B2 tower will be prefabricated off-site. This means the complex will produce 70-90% less waste and will reduce energy consumption by 67% during the building phase.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Photo: Jim Henderson Mayor Bloomberg and several other city officials kicked off the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 this morning. The $26 million, five-acre former…

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Atlantic Avenue BID to Turn Ugly Underpass into Pedestrian-Friendly

Atlantic Avenue BID to Turn Ugly Underpass into Pedestrian-Friendly "Funderpass"

The Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District (BID) has big plans to transform the garbage-strewn Atlantic Avenue underpass into an aesthetically-pleasing community destination.…

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PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best - baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last…

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NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

NYC Swapping Wooden Boardwalks with Concrete Version That Could Stand Up Better to Hurricanes

Although most nature lovers may agree that walking barefoot on wood beats doing so on concrete, the new materials to be used are actually more environmentally-friendly in many ways. The…

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Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow don't just create any old terrariums, although these are challenging enough. Instead, they apply a little sense of humor and mischief to their…

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Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

Global Rainbow Laser Light Show Lights Up NYC Sky for Hurricane Sandy Victims

If you were looking up at the NYC night sky on Tuesday, you might have seen a rainbow. Called Global Rainbow, After the Storm, the huge laser light show stretched over the city skyline…

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MTA Exploring Subway Plug Balloons and Lockdown System as Preventative Measures for Future Storms

MTA Exploring Subway Plug Balloons and Lockdown System as Preventative Measures for Future Storms

The damage done to the subways during Hurricane Sandy was devastating. The tunnels experienced floor to ceiling flooding, and equipment was heavily eroded after being exposed to…

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Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher…

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Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Bulldozers to Demolish 200 Hurricane Sandy-Damaged Homes in New York

Despite the tireless efforts of volunteers in the Rockaways and other areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, some homes simply could not be salvaged. Over the weekend, The NY Times…

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NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

NYC Restore: Mayor Bloomberg Launches New One-Stop Hurricane Sandy Recovery Locations in Hardest Hit Neighborhoods

Earlier today, Mayor Bloomberg announced NYC Restore, a new initiative to create one-stop locations that connect residents and businesses impacted by Hurricane Sandy with the services…

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FEMA Creates

FEMA Creates "Check Your Home" App That Lets Sandy Evacuees Keep an Eye on Their Houses from Above

Hurricane Sandy destroyed and endangered hundreds of homes and many residents throughout the East Coast were forced to leave their neighborhoods due to the rising safety and health…

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Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Greenpeace's Rolling Sunlight is a Mobile Solar-Powered Energy Station Helping Hurricane Sandy Victims

Many volunteers, including US Army soldiers and State Police, are doing what they can to help the thousands of people affected in the Rockaway Beach, Red Hook, Staten Island, and Breezy…

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New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

New Yorkers Displaced By Hurricane Sandy Can Vote Anywhere Today

Vote photo from Shutterstock If you're one of more than 140,000 New Yorkers whose polling sites are closed today because of Hurricane Sandy, you might be wondering where you can…

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See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

See Which NYC Subway Lines Are Running Today

New York City is still a long way off from full recovery post-Hurricane Sandy, but at least some of our subway lines will be running today. They MTA has restored service on some…

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NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

NYC Flooded with Sewage and Toxic Chemicals in Hurricane Sandy's Wake

Hurricane Sandy has moved on after wreaking havoc on the East Coast and leaving several mid-Atlantic cities underwater. New York and New Jersey bore the brunt of Sandy's fury and…

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VIDEO: Dramatic Con-Ed Station Explosion at Hurricane Sandy's Peak

VIDEO: Dramatic Con-Ed Station Explosion at Hurricane Sandy's Peak

Much of Lower Manhattan is still in the dark thanks to the explosion that occurred during Hurricane Sandy at the Con Edison power plant on Avenue C and 14th Street. What many thought…

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a…

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Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo Admit to Relationship Between Sandy and Climate Change

©NYCMayorsOffice After the wreckage that Hurricane Sandy brought to the New York City area on Monday, both Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo are admitting that the storm…

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Already Flooding Brooklyn and Manhattan

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Already Flooding Brooklyn and Manhattan

A video of the flooding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the India Street East River Ferry Pier. This fence decided to call it quits before Hurricane Sandy even started. We stepped…

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How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

How to Find the Hurricane Sandy Shelter Closest to You

Hurricane Sandy has already started to rage, and water levels have been rising around New York. If you’re stuck in an evacuation zone with nowhere to go (or no way to get there with…

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Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Looking at West’s home, it's evident that she has a background as a designer, stylist and curator. Her small yet rich space looks like an outpost of her vintage home store Collier…

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Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint's Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

Mystery Yarnbomber Decorates Greenpoint's Transmitter Park with Crochet Art

We've seen many instances of yarnbombing in New York City from Olek's rainbow-camo bikes to the Campaign for Wool's fountains of felt, but the Transmitter Park piece appears to have…

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