NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

NYC Brownfield Cleanup Program Announces Completion of 14 Environmental Projects

On Thursday, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the completion of fourteen environmental cleanup projects in Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan as part of the New York City…

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PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The new mural features a photo-realistic painting depicting Mandela's warm smile set against a stark, white background. The work was completed by artist Jason Coatney. "You know, it…

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NYC's New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

NYC's New State-of-the-Art Recycling Facility to Eliminate 150,000 Annual Truck Trips

New York City recently announced the opening of the new state-of-the-art Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn. The waterfront, barge-based recycling center has the…

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Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint's Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint's Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse…

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Energy-Generating Fire Pit and LED Christmas Tree Illuminate Dumbo in High-Tech Style

Energy-Generating Fire Pit and LED Christmas Tree Illuminate Dumbo in High-Tech Style

Last night marked Dumbo's 8th annual Christmas tree lighting since 2005. The Dumbo Improvement District organized the holiday bash and approached BioLite a year and a half ago to see…

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First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

The first mods were hoisted into place yesterday at the B2 residential building at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. When completed in late 2014, the structure is poised to claim the title…

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BioLite's Electricity-Producing Fire Pit Will Power Dumbo’s Christmas Tree Lights

BioLite's Electricity-Producing Fire Pit Will Power Dumbo’s Christmas Tree Lights

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful - and Dumbo residents will soon be able emulate the song and warm themselves up next to Brooklyn start-up BioLite's…

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Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Up and Ride's Brooklyn-centric bike tours have already earned recognition as TripAdvisor's most sought-after activity for visitors to the borough, but with their popularity, they've…

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Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

Is HAO's Alternative Domino Sugar Complex Plan Better for Williamsburg Than Two Trees' Current Design?

The Williamsburg Independent People, a local community group, commissioned HAO to develop a design that would serve as a counterpoint to the Two Trees Management Company’s proposed…

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New "Snow Day" Maple Syrup-Themed Food Truck Will Provide Jobs to Formerly Incarcerated Youth

Drive Change was founded by social entrepreneur Annie Bickerton and Jordyn Lexton, a teacher who saw a need for change after teaching at Rikers Island for three years. Lexton explained…

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NYC Announces New Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice

NYC Announces New Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice

New York City is paying tribute to South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age 95, by creating a new high school called the Nelson Mandela…

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Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The diagonally-cut building will have a striking, sloped profile that rises out of the ground up to three stories tall. Thanks to the steeped nature of the building, each floor will…

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Some New Yorkers Are Living in Mobile Homes to Avoid Paying Sky-High Rents

Some New Yorkers Are Living in Mobile Homes to Avoid Paying Sky-High Rents

As rents continue to climb in New York City, many residents are hitting the road - but not in the way you might think. A few pioneering spirits, like Steven Cintron, who was recently…

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Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

Giant Buddha Made of Hats, Umbrellas and Other Hipsterish Stuff Pops Up on Brooklyn Waterfront

"Queen Mother of Reality" is a 50-foot-long form that at first glance resembles a reclining deity like one you might see in Asia. Take a closer look though and you'll find that the…

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This Studio Apartment from HBO's Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You've Ever Seen

This Studio Apartment from HBO's Girls May Be the Coolest Tiny Space You've Ever Seen

The set of Charlie's tiny apartment was built in just four days, and should really be rehashed as a kit-of-parts for New York City studio-dwellers. The design takes advantage of the…

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Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Whole Foods has announced that it will be opening its long-awaited Gowanus store on December 17th this year. In addition to putting the usual organic and artisan products on it shelves,…

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VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

If you're looking for something different to do this weekend, how about hearing a band of robots make beautiful music? Artist Chico MacMurtrie’s eclectic collection of robotic…

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Good Eggs: New Home Food Delivery Service Offers Local and Sustainable Fare at Fair Prices

Good Eggs: New Home Food Delivery Service Offers Local and Sustainable Fare at Fair Prices

Eating healthfully, locally and sustainably is a goal that many Brooklynites aspire to, but many of us are restricted by our wallets and busy lives. The beauty of Good Eggs is that for…

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Citi Bike Gets Ready for Major 4,000 Bike Expansion

Citi Bike Gets Ready for Major 4,000 Bike Expansion

Expect more celebrity Citi Bike sightings as the NYC bike share program gets ready for a major expansion. According to The NY Post, the city is preparing to add 4,000 new blue bikes…

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DIWire Bender: Pensa Launches First Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine at Engadget Expand

DIWire Bender: Pensa Launches First Desktop CNC Wire Bending Machine at Engadget Expand

“We are excited about creating an entirely new form of desktop manufacturing," said Marco Perry, partner at Pensa. "We believe this open all kinds of new possibilities, especially if…

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New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

New Home of St. Ann's Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO's Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

Currently, the Tobacco Warehouse is an 18,000-square-foot open space surrounded by four bare brick walls. With St. Ann’s Warehouse in mind, Marvel Architects PLLC re-imagined the…

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Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Some lucky designers and architects in Brooklyn will soon have a new place to call home thanks to the Pratt Institute. Today, the institute announced that it is launching a new…

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Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with

Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with "Blocked Messages" Mural

Banksy's newest piece reads, “This site contains blocked messages,” and is a response to The New York Times' rejection of a critique he submitted about One World Trade Center. When…

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Bring Your Old Electronics to Upcycle Fest 2013 to Support Local Parks!

Bring Your Old Electronics to Upcycle Fest 2013 to Support Local Parks!

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest™! Bring your outdated electronics to Prospect Park on Sunday, October 27th…

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Help Brooklyn-Based A Global Friendship Empower and Employ Women with Their Sage Braid Bracelet

Help Brooklyn-Based A Global Friendship Empower and Employ Women with Their Sage Braid Bracelet

A Global Friendship is a Brooklyn-based non-profit that seeks to empower and employ women around the world by providing them with small business training and market access. They…

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