500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

500 new trees coming to Greenpoint thanks to oil spill grant money

It looks like Greenpoint is about to get a whole lot greener. Thanks to a nearly $2 million grant from the Greenpoint Community Environmental Fund, the Brooklyn neighborhood will soon…

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Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Could rainy weather be connected to a deluge of burglaries in Bushwick?

Blame it on the rain? According to Bushwick police, rainy weather may oddly be connected to the recent increase in local crime in the area. Local reports show the number of burglaries…

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Did You Know About These Secret Rooms in the Brooklyn Bridge?

Did You Know About These Secret Rooms in the Brooklyn Bridge?

Part of New York City's charm is in the many clandestine sites hidden throughout the city. In fact, there are secret passageways and rooms tucked away unnoticed in some of the most…

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Brooklyn Bicycle Co. channels Pantone Color of the Year for its latest bikes

Brooklyn Bicycle Co. channels Pantone Color of the Year for its latest bikes

How'd you like to paint the town red (or "Marsala" rather) on a bike inspired by Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year? The Brooklyn Bicycle Co. recently announced the launch of its Driggs 3…

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Franklin the Turkey Lives to Strut Another Year at Prospect Park Zoo

Franklin the Turkey Lives to Strut Another Year at Prospect Park Zoo

While this wasn't the best week for most turkeys in the United States, Franklin, a distinguished North American wild turkey named after Benjamin Franklin, has been living a life of…

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3,000 New Jobs Expected Thanks to $140 Million Investment in Brooklyn Navy Yard

3,000 New Jobs Expected Thanks to $140 Million Investment in Brooklyn Navy Yard

Yesterday, NYC mayor Bill de Blasio announced a $140 million investment in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, which is expected to facilitate the creation of about 3,000 new jobs. According to…

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Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Pratt's Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator Opens with Sweater-Printing Machine, 3D Fabrication Lab and More

Located on the seventh floor of the old Pfizer factory at 630 Flushing Avenue, the new Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator is an airy and open space characterized by massive…

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Help Get The Simply Co.'s Organic, 3-Ingredient Detergent in a Store Near You

Help Get The Simply Co.'s Organic, 3-Ingredient Detergent in a Store Near You

You expect your laundry detergent to keep our clothes clean, but with ingredients like 1-4 dioxane, formaldehyde and tetrahydro myrcenol, is it doing more harm than good? The Simply…

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Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Habitat for Humanity Celebrates 100th Home Repair on Second Anniversary of Sandy

Congratulations are in order thanks to the tireless work of non-profit Habitat for Humanity. On October 29th, HFH finished repairs on a Coney Island residence damaged by Hurricane…

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Two Winners for 2014 ONE Prize “Smart Dock” Design Competition

It may be called the ONE Prize Awards, but there were two first-prize winners this year in a competition to design a new educational facility at The Brooklyn Navy Yard. The…

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World's First Water-Filtering Pool Closer to Fruition with Support from Kanye West and Olympian Conor Dwyer

World's First Water-Filtering Pool Closer to Fruition with Support from Kanye West and Olympian Conor Dwyer

From left to right: +POOL founders Dong-Ping Wong, Jeff Franklin and Archie Coates IV, musician Kanye West, Olympian Conor Dwyer, and +POOL founder Oana Stanescu. Photo: Matteo…

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ODA Architecture's Crazy Cubed Building Could Offer Private Green Space in Williamsburg

ODA Architecture's Crazy Cubed Building Could Offer Private Green Space in Williamsburg

New York-based ODA Architecture's long delayed cubic building looks like it might finally get off the ground. The project has been stalled for six years, but the crazy cantilevered…

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Learn How to Make These Awesome Mason Jar Handles and Other Cool Things With the Diwire Bender

Learn How to Make These Awesome Mason Jar Handles and Other Cool Things With the Diwire Bender

We first wrote about the Diwire, the world's first desktop CNC wire bender, nearly a year ago and since then, the prototype has been able to move into production after its $100,000…

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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take? Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized. INHABITAT: When you were thinking…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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Tom Fruin's Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Tom Fruin's Candy-Colored Plexiglass House Sparkles Under the Brooklyn Bridge

The Kolonihavehus structure made its debut a few years ago in Copenhagen, where Fruin built the installation in front of the Royal Danish Library. Fruin is known for his talent…

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Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Greenpoint was once considered one of NYC's most hardscaped areas, but things are changing slowly and surely for the Brooklyn nabe. New plans for a vibrant waterfront park at the…

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Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

Old YMCA Building Transformed into a Brooklyn Heights Loft with Cozy Reading Nook

This well-appointed Brooklyn Heights loft makes us want to break out into the YMCA dance. A couple living in a converted YMCA building hired Ensemble Architecture/Elizabeth Roberts…

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Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

Pronounced Bounciness Causes Popular Bridge in Brooklyn to Close

It looks like Brooklyn's favorite bouncy bridge has just been bounced out of commission. Although the zigzagging Squibb Park Bridge was intentionally designed to spring up and down…

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Strati, the World’s First 3-D Printed Car, Takes Inaugural Test Drive Through Brooklyn

Strati, the World’s First 3-D Printed Car, Takes Inaugural Test Drive Through Brooklyn

Watch out, Brooklyn gearheads! The world's first 3D-printed car, the Strati, chose to make its debut in New York's hippest borough yesterday. Created by Phoenix-based Local Motors, the…

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment. "When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a…

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At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC's Smallest Workplaces

At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC's Smallest Workplaces

New York City is known for cramming its inhabitants into some incredibly tiny apartments, and now realtors are getting into small digs as well. Case in point: check out the tiny office…

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Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

Toxic Blue-Green Algae Stirs Up Trouble For Pets and People at Prospect Park Lake

Pet parents are being warned to avoid the murky waters of Prospect Park Lake. Last week, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation tested and confirmed the widespread…

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Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

Yogaworks Transforms a Brooklyn Government Building into a Serene Studio

Bi-coastal yoga company Yogaworks recently stretched its limbs into Brooklyn, debuting a new venue that transforms the old Brooklyn Municipal building into a serene studio. Now…

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