Barclays Center Could Get a Giant, Sound-Absorbing Green Roof

Barclays Center Could Get a Giant, Sound-Absorbing Green Roof

The LEED Silver-certified home of the Brooklyn Nets may soon be getting even more verdant with a lush green roof. Barclays Center chronicler Norman Oder recently uncovered the…

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NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

NYC Approves Plan to Turn Gowanus Canal into Venice-Like Tourist Area

Last week, many Gowanus residents were outraged to find out that the city has approved the first stage of a plan to turn the Gowanus Canal into a Venice-like tourist area. The hope is…

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Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of…

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SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

SNEAK PEEK: Aussie-Inspired Northern Territory Rooftop Bar Opens Next Month

Northern Territory was named after the Australian region of the same name, which is home to some of the most spectacular national parks in the world. Toll, who is originally from…

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Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Measles Outbreak Spreads in New York City

Health officials are warning New Yorkers to take caution as a new outbreak of measles has infected residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. So far, there are 19 confirmed…

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The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

Green tech startups now have a new place to call home in downtown Brooklyn. The Urban Future Lab - which was unveiled last week by the New York City Economic Development Corporation…

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Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

The loft studio is located on the fourth floor of a brownstone sited along a picturesque, historic block in Brooklyn, just steps away from the Pratt Institute. Though small, the space…

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BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com Announce the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com Announce the BKLYN DESIGNS New Talent Award

If you're a Brooklyn-based designer hoping to get the word out about your products without spending your hard-earned cash, BKLYN DESIGNS and aptsandlofts.com have the opportunity you've…

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NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

NYC Planning Commission Approves $1.5 Billion Domino Sugar Factory Redevelopment Plan

Last week, the New York City Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve Two Trees' $1.5 billion Domino Sugar Factory redevelopment plan in Williamsburg. The rather…

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DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

DEP Looking to Give Out $6M in Grants to Green Ideas for NYC

New Yorkers looking to green up their neighborhoods now have a chance to get some serious funding for their ideas. The Department of Environmental Protection is currently accepting…

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DEC Says It Will Revise Plan to Kill Mute Swans Thanks to 50,000 Opposition Emails

DEC Says It Will Revise Plan to Kill Mute Swans Thanks to 50,000 Opposition Emails

News of the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation’s recent proposal to eliminate the mute swan population in Prospect Park sparked a public outcry that resulted in 50,000…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 is on track to wrap up construction by this spring, and visitors will soon be able to enjoy exciting amenities including a new roller rink. When…

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6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Hiding a Secret Underground Portal Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn's most coveted neighborhoods. Brimming with beautiful brownstones and tree-lined…

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WORKac Adds a Cheery Greenhouse and Kitchen to P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard

WORKac Adds a Cheery Greenhouse and Kitchen to P.S. 216’s Edible Schoolyard

The greenhouse garden portion of the building is made of polycarbonate and aluminum to help let in light throughout the day. The attached kitchen classroom is clad in multi-colored,…

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How New York Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

How New York Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

New York City is usually pretty good about celebrating and preserving its landmarks, which is why the following story is quite disappointing. Unearthed by The Verge’s Adrianne…

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January Oil Spill in Far Rockaway is Still Affecting Waterfowl

January Oil Spill in Far Rockaway is Still Affecting Waterfowl

Waterfowl in the Atlantic Beach area are still suffering from last month’s tugboat wreck in Far Rockaway that unleashed 6,000 to 8,000 gallons of diesel fuel into the water. Almost a…

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Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

It looks like Brooklyn may soon be home to the next 3D-printed burger. Crain’s New York reports that Modern Meadow, a pioneer in engineered tissues, is in the midst of negotiations to…

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BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

BKLYN Designs Now Accepting Applications for May 2014 Home Furnishings Trade Show

"I am happy to announce that BKLYN DESIGNS will be back this year bigger and better than ever," said Carlo A. Scissura, President & CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "This…

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Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona Cocktail Bar Uses Reclaimed Atlantic City Boardwalk Wood to Line Its Cozy Interior

Ramona is a collaboration between specialty cocktail goods company City of Daughters' Jay Schneider and Natalka Burian and Jay's brother Scott. The trio called upon interior design firm…

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Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Brooklyn wildlife lovers are seeing red after learning of a proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to eliminate the population of mute swans in Prospect Park by…

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PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn's Most Coveted Townhouses

PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn's Most Coveted Townhouses

The Salle Residence + Art Studio In the late 1990s, artist David Salle purchased two derelict buildings in Brooklyn. Salle wanted to turn the 10,000 sq ft structures into a joint…

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Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Red Hook-Based Mi Mesita Designs Handmade Furniture Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Brooklyn-based Mi Mesita creates sustainable wooden furniture designed especially for smaller spaces like New York apartments. Their handmade, thoughtfully-designed pieces are meant…

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16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

16-Year-Old Coney Island Boardwalk Community Garden Bulldozed Ahead of Childs Restaurant Revamp

Community activists told the NY Post that construction workers waited until 5 a.m. on the morning of December 28th to begin the abrupt demolition. According to witnesses, work crews…

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96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

96-sq-ft Subway Pop-Up Space Available for Just $2,676 a Month

If you're on the hunt for a retail space for your business, how about this cozy and quaint pop-up shop in DeKalb Avenue station in Fort Greene? The MTA and marketing company The…

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