Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed…

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See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

It looks like Whole Foods is officially coming to Williamsburg. The organic-minded grocer has negotiated a $45 million loan to get the construction process rolling for a new storefront…

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Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright 'n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the…

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Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

Airbnb Scores Huge Victory in NYC's Short-Term Rental Debate

In a huge win for the sharing economy in New York City, Airbnb announced an important legal victory this week for those who rent out their spare rooms using the online platform. In May,…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New "LEED for Broadband" Certification

Finding free Wi-Fi in NYC is about to get a little bit easier. This morning, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a massive new initiative to bring free wireless broadband internet to select…

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NYC DEP Unveils Plan to Add Stormwater-Filtering Green Infrastructure to Bed-Stuy Streets

NYC DEP Unveils Plan to Add Stormwater-Filtering Green Infrastructure to Bed-Stuy Streets

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to install green infrastructure in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn as a means to prevent stormwater from…

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Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Brooklyn is an enormously diverse borough filled with people who possess a myriad of backgrounds, beliefs, and habits. NYC artist Jennifer Maravillas seeks to represent the vibrant…

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BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Soaring Mantaray Platform

BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park's Soaring Mantaray Platform

The 17-foot-tall, wooden, sloping platform was designed to serve a dual purpose. First, observers on top of the 6000 square-foot Mantaray could walk up to an elevated view of Lower…

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MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

Pettis said that the idea for the Digitizer came about when he wanted a 3D scanner but found no affordable or usable tools on the market, so they decided to make one themselves. The…

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The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world’s most iconic structures, boasting stone block archways and airy rows of cables that give it an almost harp-like appearance. For sound and…

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HOTTEA Adorns the Williamsburg Bridge with a Rainbow-Colored Canopy of Yarn

HOTTEA Adorns the Williamsburg Bridge with a Rainbow-Colored Canopy of Yarn

HOTTEA and a team of assistants laced the bridge with 2,000 individual strands of yarn, which took an estimated eleven hours to cut and install. Stretching ten feet above the ground,…

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Brooklyn Bridge Park's Historic Jane's Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

Brooklyn Bridge Park's Historic Jane's Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

After being partially submerged by water during Hurricane Sandy last year, Brooklyn Bridge Park's historic Jane’s Carousel now has a much-needed flood protection system. Donated by…

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See NYC's Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell's CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

See NYC's Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell's CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

Want to know how NYC's finest live it up in the Big Apple? Join us for the third annual CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours hosted by Dwell and New York Magazine! Visit a…

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PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Human Compass Garden The Human Compass Garden, located at the corner of Sackett and Columbia Street, was the first community green space established in the area 21 years ago. At…

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Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Ride the Ferry to Red Hook for Free This Year

Photo credit: Retrofresh! via Flickr Labor Day may have come and gone, but summer's not over yet! Take advantage of the last days of warm weather by hopping aboard the free ferry to…

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Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn's Loew's Kings Theatre Restoration Project

Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn's Loew's Kings Theatre Restoration Project

ACE plans to return the theater, which is located at 1025-1035 Flatbush Avenue, to its former glory as a classic 20th century movie palace and hopes it will become the centerpiece of a…

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Tamara Kostianovsky's Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

Tamara Kostianovsky's Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

We have become so desensitized to the actuality of meat that we often think of it like a textile - simply a material to be cut, trimmed, and stitched into the form we…

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Midtown Equities Chosen to Transform Abandoned DUMBO Warehouses into Vibrant New Community Space

Midtown Equities Chosen to Transform Abandoned DUMBO Warehouses into Vibrant New Community Space

Midtown Equities’ larger proposed building plan for the Empire Stores buildings includes nearly 80,000 square feet of new space for restaurant, retail, and event space with an…

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group…

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Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC's End of Summer Workshop

Build a Beautiful Recycled Chandelier This Saturday at Build It Green!NYC's End of Summer Workshop

Are you looking for a fun and creative activity to fall into this weekend? Join Inhabitat at Build It Green!NYC in Gowanus, Brooklyn this Saturday and spend an afternoon creating an…

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It's been a long week full of rather sad news, so here's a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q…

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New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged

New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged "Zombie" Trees

The New York City Parks Department has announced that it will cut down 2,000 Hurricane Sandy-damaged trees this fall before these “zombie” trees can kill or injure pedestrians…

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The…

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PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

131 Buckingham was built as part of a project initiated by developer Dean Alvord back in 1899. Dean purchased 50 acres of land with the intent of developing a residential area that…

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Pensa's Solar-Powered Tower Optical Digital Viewer Lets You Travel Through DUMBO's Past

Pensa's Solar-Powered Tower Optical Digital Viewer Lets You Travel Through DUMBO's Past

Tower Optical Viewer from PENSA! on Vimeo. The Tower Optical Digital Viewer is Pensa’s latest storytelling effort put together in a partnership with Tower Optical as well as the…

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