Tom Fruin's Multi-Colored Plexiglass Watertower Glitters on a DUMBO Rooftop

Tom Fruin's Multi-Colored Plexiglass Watertower Glitters on a DUMBO Rooftop

The transparent water tower sculpture opened last week, and adorns the new Brooklyn Bridge Park area which has been heavily redeveloped into a crowd-drawing green area over the past few…

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Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

Sexy Glass-Topped Wythe Hotel Used to Be a Turn-of-the-Century Williamsburg Factory

The original five-story factory was extended to eight for the renovation, with a glass-encased cube that mimics the design of the original factory windows. The addition, which caps off…

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New Yorkers BEEware - Bee Swarms on the Rise in NYC

New Yorkers BEEware - Bee Swarms on the Rise in NYC

Photo © Madrakas Beware New Yorkers - experts are warning that the city could see a rise in bee swarms this summer. Since beekeeping was legalized in NYC, the number of registered…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it's developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275…

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the…

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

The new venue marks Brooklyn Industries’ fourteenth store, and continues their dedication to sustainability. The company upcycled their own garbage for much of the construction of the…

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Mayor Bloomberg Makes a Plan to Ban Sodas and Sugary Drinks Across NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Makes a Plan to Ban Sodas and Sugary Drinks Across NYC

In a mission to make New Yorkers more healthy, Mayor Bloomberg is planning a ban of sodas and sugary drinks across the city. Soda, iced teas, and sports drinks that are over 16 ounces…

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Bitponics is a Real-Life Farmville That Lets You to Manage Your Garden From the Cloud

Bitponics is a Real-Life Farmville That Lets You to Manage Your Garden From the Cloud

It seems these days people are using the cloud for everything - even gardening! Brooklyn startup Bitponics takes hydroponic gardening to a more sophisticated level with its smart device…

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5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

Image credit: Becksguy Central Park Memorial Day Walking Tour - Monday, May 28, 2012 Did you know that Central Park is home to many beautiful monuments memorializing those that…

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PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

PHOTOS: We Go Gaga for the Great GoogaMooga's Carnival-Inspired Green Design

The Rockwell Group and David Rockwell are well-known as the masterminds behind such sensorial restaurant interiors as Adour Alain Ducasse, Nobu and Emeril's, and the grounds of the…

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Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio's Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

Eco-ttage: MOD{all} Studio's Green Redesign of Conover Cottages in Red Hook Nearing Completion

MOD{all} Studio recently sent us their green redesign of the Conover Cottages in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Called Eco-ttage, the sustainable facelift was the winning entry in a competition to…

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The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

The UrBarn: Just Food Serves Up Sustainable Eats at the Great GoogaMooga

Just Food is a nonprofit organization that connects communities in all five boroughs with fresh, local grown food. Since 1995, they have championed the growth of sustainable food…

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“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

“No Impact Man” Colin Beavan is Running for Congress on Green Party Ticket

You might recognize Colin Beavan as the star of the documentary “No Impact Man”, or you may have read his book by the same name, but you might soon be seeing him in a completely…

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IKEA Extends Free Water Taxi Service to Midtown Location

IKEA Extends Free Water Taxi Service to Midtown Location

We have some good news for Midtown Manhattaners who have been waiting for a greener and easier way to get to IKEA in Brooklyn. The Swedish furniture giant is testing a new ferry stop…

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Repurposed Barge & 100-Year-Old Tugboat Let New Yorkers Experience NYC's Maritime History

Repurposed Barge & 100-Year-Old Tugboat Let New Yorkers Experience NYC's Maritime History

The Waterfront Museum occupies the Lehigh Valley No. 79 barge, the only surviving all-wooden example of the Hudson River Railroad Barge from the Lighterage Age (1860-1960). David…

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NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

NativeBK Wants to Turn an Abandoned Lot in Red Hook Into a Native Plant Center

This summer, a couple of green-loving Brooklynites want to transform an abandoned lot in Red Hook into a native plant center that would be open to the public for free. The project,…

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Shipping Container Village 'Photoville' Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

Shipping Container Village 'Photoville' Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

This summer, photography lovers will be treated to a unique experience: United Photo Industries' pop-up Photoville, which lands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 22. The innovative…

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Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

Kick off the Food Book Fair With the Garden Gather Dinner at the Wythe Hotel

In preparation for the New York Food Book Fair, the Garden Gather Dinner invites local foodies to experience a private dinner of local fare at the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg. This…

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Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

The ongoing City Point project is transforming the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The first phase, a four story retail complex is already complete, and now the second phase…

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been…

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Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

On Saturday, May 12th, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grass-roots community based organization that works on creating a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn, will be hosting…

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Brooklyn's Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

Brooklyn's Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

The Old Stone House, originally built in 1699, was part of the Battle of Brooklyn and was reconstructed in the 1930s by Robert Moses to serve as a tribute to colonial life. Today, the…

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Hayseed's Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

Hayseed's Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

When Inhabitat stopped for a visit, Meg Paska, aka the Brooklyn Homesteader, was tending to seedlings. What started as a love for homebrewing and gardening in Baltimore quickly evolved…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely…

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Downtown Brooklyn Shipping Container Market Returns With a Special Spring Weekend on April 7-8!

Downtown Brooklyn Shipping Container Market Returns With a Special Spring Weekend on April 7-8!

It's back! After a winter hiatus, the much beloved Dekalb Market, made from nearly three dozen salvaged shipping containers, is returning to Downtown Brooklyn today Saturday, April…

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