Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

After a six-month closure for both sustainability and cosmetic-based improvements, Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been reunited with the Cooper Street Community Garden, a New York…

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Spacesmith's Shimmering LEED Gold NYPD Tow Operations Building Makes You Feel Less Awful That Your Car Got Towed

Spacesmith's Shimmering LEED Gold NYPD Tow Operations Building Makes You Feel Less Awful That Your Car Got Towed

There has been lots of buzz lately about revamping the largely abandoned architecture of the Brooklyn Navy Yard lately, but the NYPD has been ahead of the game for years now. The…

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PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

Transmitter Park broke ground in 2010 and since then, Greenpoint residents have been eagerly awaiting its completion. The 1.6 acre park sits on the site of a historic radio station and…

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Brooklyn's Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

Brooklyn's Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

We've seen wood from the historic Coney Island boardwalk being recycled all over the city, and now it's even being reincarnated as the walls of a new restaurant in Fort Greene. When…

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New South Brooklyn Children's Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

New South Brooklyn Children's Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

Members of the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (SBCG) and a group of half-sized helpers spent the weekend laying groundwork for what will soon be a community vegetable garden.

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PHOTOS of NYC's Coolest Office: Loosecubes Lets You Co-Work Under the Manhattan Bridge for Free!

PHOTOS of NYC's Coolest Office: Loosecubes Lets You Co-Work Under the Manhattan Bridge for Free!

We recently visited the locale, we must say that the DUMBO setup is pretty sweet. The gratis offer will continue for the next three Thursdays this month, and spots are filling up…

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David Byrne's Playful Alphabet Bike Racks Spell More Bike Room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

David Byrne's Playful Alphabet Bike Racks Spell More Bike Room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

© Dino Perucci David Byrne’s guitar and high-heel shaped bike racks have been a big hit around New York, and now the famed musician/artist/cyclist has designed a playful…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for Revitalizing New Shark Exhibit at Coney Island Aquarium

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Plans for Revitalizing New Shark Exhibit at Coney Island Aquarium

People yelling "Shark!" at Coney Island will soon be a good thing now that NYC and the Wildlife Conservation Society have teamed up with The Portico Group to build an amazing new…

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Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

The Brooklyn Grange is in the midst of recruiting a slew of new workers that are small and tough but produce incredibly sweet results -- honeybees! The city's largest rooftop farm,…

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Thunderstorms Result in Heavy Flooding in Brooklyn and Queens

Thunderstorms Result in Heavy Flooding in Brooklyn and Queens

You may have survived the storms this week, but certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens aren't doing as well. Wednesday's intense rain pummeled the tri-state area and caused some roads in…

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SpaceCutter Reimagines a McCarren Park Warehouse as a Green-Roofed Hipster Farmer's Market!

SpaceCutter Reimagines a McCarren Park Warehouse as a Green-Roofed Hipster Farmer's Market!

Just when you thought McCarren Park couldn't get any cooler, it might be getting a beautiful new green-roofed farmer's market. The proposal comes from up-and-coming design firm…

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NYC Man Builds Incredibly Detailed Replica of Brooklyn out of Hundreds of Thousands of LEGOs

NYC Man Builds Incredibly Detailed Replica of Brooklyn out of Hundreds of Thousands of LEGOs

Johnathan Lopes recently captured our hearts by creating a mini LEGO replica of Brooklyn.

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Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

Brooklyn residents who've long been awaiting the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Park promised to them 7 years ago may be in for some good news. Earlier this week, the New York…

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Charge Your Cell Phone for Free at Pensa's Pop-Up Solar Charging Stations in Dumbo

Charge Your Cell Phone for Free at Pensa's Pop-Up Solar Charging Stations in Dumbo

Cellphone dead? No sweat. Head on over to Street Charge, a group of solar-powered phone charging stations in Dumbo, Brooklyn, and juice it back up for free. Implemented by Pensa, a…

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McCarren Pool is Looking to Hire Snack Bar and Mobile Food Vendors - Inquire Within

McCarren Pool is Looking to Hire Snack Bar and Mobile Food Vendors - Inquire Within

Albeit somewhat bad timing what with all the fecal funkiness and vomit issues going down, McCarren Pool has put the word out that it's looking to hire snack bar and mobile food…

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Two New Passive House Buildings Coming to Brooklyn

Two New Passive House Buildings Coming to Brooklyn

424 Melrose Street Rendering © Chris Benedict Brooklyn made strides for sustainable homes when it revealed NYC's very first certified passive house, and now it has two more passive…

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McCarren Pool Shut Down Again - For Poop Problems

McCarren Pool Shut Down Again - For Poop Problems

McCarren Park Pool sure has had its problems this summer and was closed several times for issues ranging from rowdy teens to police scuffles. But now the pool is facing a new dilemma -…

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Etsy Employees Bike Their Organic Waste to Red Hook Community Farm on a Custom-Made Etsy-cle

Etsy Employees Bike Their Organic Waste to Red Hook Community Farm on a Custom-Made Etsy-cle

Just when you thought Etsy couldn't get any more awesome, they break out this custom-made Etsy-cle filled with compostable waste to help out a neighborhood farm! Every Friday, three…

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Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

A massive 88-acre container terminal in Brooklyn is being transformed into the state-of-the-art Sims Municipal Recycling Facility as part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC2030 initiative to…

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Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Pratt Students Unveil Proposals for the Design of Their New Campus Green Roof

Four student teams were assembled to address priority concerns delineated by a class survey: biodiversity and urban agriculture. The first project, Adaptaspace by Ross Diamond, Elaine…

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Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

Brooklyn Grange's New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

The Brooklyn Grange began in Queens when Farmer Ben Flanner started his own small rooftop farm that catered to locals and caught the attention of a few passionate New York City…

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Brooklyn's Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Brooklyn's Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Each of Jacobs’ carefully detailed dioramas is meticulously cut by hand with the fine sharpened end of an Exacto knife. No detail is spared, from vintage doorknobs to hardwood floors…

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PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

The free contest, a project of GreenBridge and Borough President Marty Markowitz, and sponsored by Brooklyn Community Foundation, is a borough-wide effort to bring blocks together to…

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PHOTOS: Step Inside the Delta's Teeny Tiny Transforming NYC Apartment

PHOTOS: Step Inside the Delta's Teeny Tiny Transforming NYC Apartment

We're not real estate brokers, so we'll skip the euphemisms; there's no denying that the Delta's studio is small. However, calling the micro apartment "light-filled,"…

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Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion is an Undulating New Outdoor Classroom for The Far Rockaways

Beach 30 Pavilion, the latest in a series of structures meant to rejuvenate the Far Rockaways, was unveiled last week, and we couldn't help but admire its unique, wave-like…

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