NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

NYC Beaches Are Now Open After Post-Hurricane Sandy Restoration and Improvements

Last week, Mayor Bloomberg and New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica M. White visited Coney Island to announce the opening of all New York City beaches for the 2013 season. The…

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Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike Share Program Launches in New York City With 6,000 Bikes!

Citi Bike just launched New York City's first bike sharing program as 6,000 royal blue cruisers took to the streets of Manhattan! So far more than 10,000 people have signed up to…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces $90M Tax Reduction for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Homes and Businesses

Mayor Bloomberg Announces $90M Tax Reduction for Hurricane Sandy-Affected Homes and Businesses

Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Finance Commissioner David M. Frankel announced a $90.3 million reduction in property taxes for residents and commercial business owners who…

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Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Bushwick's Aelfie Studio Transforms Old T-Shirts into Super-Soft Throw Rugs

Brooklyn’s Aelfie Design Studio has made a business out of transforming old t-shirts into super-soft, one-of-a-kind rugs. Designed by Joedega, the colorful, hand-woven rugs and mats…

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Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don't Have One Yet

Citi Bike Launches Today in New York City: How to Pick Up Your Key If You Don't Have One Yet

Today is the day! Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan will be announcing the official launch of the Citi Bike NYC bike share program…

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Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Russell Simmons Wants to Open Quality Access Groceries to Combat Food Deserts in NYC

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons has his sights set on tackling food deserts in New York City by bringing quality food to low-income neighborhoods. Simmons has teamed up with Hajj Hasaun…

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NYC's "Stop Idling" Campaign Cracks Down on Drivers at Schools with Highest Asthma Rates

NYC is stepping up its commitment to reducing kids’ exposure to pollutants by implementing a “Stop Idling” campaign at some of the city's most trafficked schools. Commissioner…

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Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

Can Mayor Bloomberg's Steel Panels Save New York From Flooding During the Next Super Storm?

With only seven months before he makes his final departure from his post as mayor, there is speculation that Mayor Bloomberg wants to end his term by building barriers along they NYC…

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NYC Judge Fines Airbnb Host $2,400

NYC Judge Fines Airbnb Host $2,400

Airbnb has proven to be an invaluable resource for visitors to New York City, but a court ruling is now flipping the short-term apartment rental service on its head. An NYC judge…

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Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Souda's Luminous Bubble Chandelier is Made From Bottles Collected by NYC's Homeless

Glowing a glittering green in the Souda booth, the Bubble Chandelier is made from 60 post-consumer PET bottles. Riveted together as a beautifully chunky sphere, the bottles still show…

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Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal - PHOTOS

© Heather Quinian The "home" stands at the Brooklyn end of the Joralemon Street Tunnel, which brings the 4 and 5  to and from Manhattan. The construction was in fact a residential…

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6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

6 Perfect Picnic Spots to Visit in NYC

Alley Pond Park You’ll find plenty of space to lay back and enjoy the beauty of nature at this 600 acre park in Queens. It's filled with playgrounds and ball fields, so you can…

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Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this summer in NYC? How about a free ferry ride that also supports a neighborhood that was knocked off its feet after Hurricane Sandy? Mayor Bloomberg…

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Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Photo from Shutterstock Throw your suit in a messenger bag and strap on your helmet because today is Bike to Work Day! Thousands of New Yorkers will be trading in their car, bus or…

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don't Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don't Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

It’s not the sounds of the city or early morning trash removal that forces some Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents out of bed in the morning. Instead, a neighborhood rooster has become a…

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Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

"I started Salad Wheel to aid the growing need to slow obesity, poor eating and lower income and diverse communities and to overall greaten peoples awareness of simple and healthy good…

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PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

Danny and Tammer explained that they got the idea for the Polaris while trying to figure out how to reuse magnets left over from their target keyholders (seen above). They offer the…

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Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

We've been wanting to see Lamacek's new Phelt "clusters" in person ever since we found out about them, and we finally got our chance this weekend at BKLYN Designs. The fun series takes…

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Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Passing Analog Modern's stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company's furniture.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Gowanus Canal Upgrades by 2013, Outlines $20 Billion Spent on Water Quality Improvements

As New Yorkers, we often take clean water for granted, but there's a lot of money and effort being applied behind the scenes to make sure we have access to it. Yesterday, Mayor…

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PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

BKLYN Designs came and went far too quickly, but it was fantastic to catch up with Brooklyn's best and greenest designers - including Bien Hecho. Translated to mean "well made" in…

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat's Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READERS' CHOICE AWARD We knew that we'd stumbled across something special when we visited the Bower booth, and we guess other BKLYN Designs-goers agreed because they voted the…

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Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

If you've ever seen a painfully chained or otherwise constrained tree on the street, you might have wished you could free it - but how? One Brooklynite has taken the matter into his own…

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We just caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs, and we're very excited to share his newest and arguably coolest design yet - the LUCID Mirror. This awesome mirror functions just…

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Hello Brooklyn! We're reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We've only been here for an hour or…

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