NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

NYC Installs Inflatable Dams in Williamsburg and Red Hook to Control Flooding

Raw sewage overflow is a serious problem that occurs when storms hit New York City and floods fill our harbors with billions of gallons of disgusting pollutants. Lately these storm…

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Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

Party with Silent Lights to Raise Funds for Their Gorgeous LED Arches Under the BQE

The artists behind Silent Lights, an LED light installation that could spruce up the uber-drab area under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway in Red Hook, recently let us in on some…

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Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

Another Tornado Watch is in Effect Today for New York and New Jersey

New Yorkers may have to batten down the hatches today as the threat of another tornado looms over the city. The National Weather Service announced that a twister watch is in effect for…

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Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes: Work for Free Out of a Shipping Container Office Box at Dekalb Market

Loosecubes' outdoor co-working space under the Manhattan Bridge was such a hit that the company is continuing their free office space offer at the Dekalb Market. Every Friday during the…

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The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

The Well is a Giant New Beer Hall Inside a Former Bushwick Brewery

Bushwick's Otto Huber Brewery may be long gone, but its new tenants have reincarnated its spirit with a cavernous new beer garden inside the old facility. Dubbed The Well,…

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Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Parts of NYC in Real Danger of Flooding Due to Rising Sea Levels

Photo © David Shankbone After last year’s Hurricane Irene, the prospect of many parts of NYC flooding due to rising tides has become a much more tangible worry. Although the…

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Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Enjoy a little technology with your tomatoes or some code with your cucumbers? Brooklyn-based Feedback Farms is bringing cultivation into the computer age by using sensor-embedded…

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110 Stories: Smartphone App Draws the Twin Towers in the Sky

110 Stories: Smartphone App Draws the Twin Towers in the Sky

The app will determine your distance from Lower Manhattan and help you orient your camera to a spot where the towers would have been visible. It is designed to work nearly 50 miles away…

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground…

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VIDEO: Tornado Hits Queens, New York

VIDEO: Tornado Hits Queens, New York

Video via rcurrlin A tornado warning has been issued for all five boroughs in NYC today, and New Yorkers are being cautioned to stay indoors whenever possible. The watch comes after…

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596 Acres Uses Thought-Provoking Signage to Notify New Yorkers to Take Back Their Public Land

596 Acres Uses Thought-Provoking Signage to Notify New Yorkers to Take Back Their Public Land

596 Acres, named after the amount of land owned by the public in Brooklyn, is made up of unpaid NYC volunteers who help residents communicate with the city’s Greenthumb office to turn…

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Eco-Friendly

Eco-Friendly "Bright N' Green" Condos Coming Soon to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called  Bright N' Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map…

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Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

Oyster-tecture: Scape Studio Plans to Build a Park Filled with Millions of Oysters to Clean the Gowanus Canal

NYC has some great oyster bars, but its most in-demand shellfish yet may soon be coming to the Gowanus Canal instead of to your favorite seafood restaurant. Scape Studio has received…

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PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn's Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apartment

PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn's Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apartment

Small space living is nothing new to New Yorkers, but it wasn't until recently that micro apartments of 400 sq. ft. and under started becoming en vogue. The mindset change was largely…

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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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