Gallery: Brooklyn’s New DeKalb Market is Made from 22 Salvaged Shipping...

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BBOX radio station is collaborating with some local designers and 3rd Ward, an arts collective and fellow tenant in the market, to design furnishings and an inventive extension to its box. While current plans include a touch screen for upcoming programming and a projection screens to accompany music with videos, at the moment a simple DJ booth, sound system, and hammock for relaxing work breaks suffice.

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  1. GlenwoodNYC September 6, 2011 at 9:50 am
    We are seeing amazing things being done with these used containers on and around Manhattan. It is fantastic. The Dekalb Market, and its resident vendors have taken this to a high-art. Kudos to them!
  2. lasid August 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm
    I have a great affinity for containers and all of their possibilities. While the redneck abode might not be to everyone's liking I, personally, am fascinated by the thought process one must go through to create alternative housing solutions. I have never seen a container shipyard that compares to the one outside of St. Petersburg, Russia although I am sure there is another some where in this world. I just keep thinking to myself "what could we do with all of the containers?"
  3. Where No Cars Go July 31, 2011 at 6:58 am
    I'm really not so sure what's so glorious of using containers. It reminds me of some of the real conditions I've seen in third world countries where they have large malls built this way more out of necesity rather than novelty. And now it is here in Brooklyn on high priced land.