Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor pledges $2.5B for 16-mile electric streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn

Mayor Bill de Blasio has approved a $2.5 billion plan to build a 16-mile streetcar line between Astoria, Queens and Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) will serve the waterfront community, which is booming with new residential and

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Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

Studio Gang unveils designs for an eco-friendly and green-roofed firehouse in Brooklyn

FDNY Company 2’s elite force of firefighters does more than just fight fire. The team is trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, from fire and building collapses to water and scuba rescues. To help Company 2 mimic those rescue scenarios, Studio

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Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

Mischievous Brooklynites rent ’boutique winter igloo’ out on Airbnb during blizzard

While most New Yorkers were snuggled up on the couch watching Netflix during the recent blizzard, some put their entreprenurial minds to work. Greenpoint resident Patrick Horton and his roommates went out in the cold to build an igloo only to put it up

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$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

$1.7B Brooklyn Queens Connector streetcar line could create new interborough link

The Brooklyn-Queens waterfront could be getting a $1.7 billion streetcar route, if its supporters get their way. The New York Daily News revealed some details of the proposal, which would see a 17-mile route connecting 10 neighborhoods in the two to an

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Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Dreamy light-filled writer’s studio pops up in a lush Brooklyn garden

Elevated atop a concrete plinth, the Writing Pavilion is clad in black-stained cedar that complements the natural surroundings and dark brown fencing. A full-height glazed door swings open to reveal the light-filled interior lined in natural pine An set

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn’t want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. “If I’m going to the trouble of making my own darn gingerbread house, then I’m going to make whatever

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Brooklyn Permaculture Meetup

Brooklyn Permaculture Meetup

Permaculture is a whole systems design science that is positively changing the way people think and interact with Earth. Turn problems into solutions by joining us in the discussion, design and implementation of projects in and around Brooklyn and the A

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An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

An entire Brooklyn street has been wiped off the map and it’s a good thing

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Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

Renderings unveiled for Brooklyn’s first supertall tower

SHoP Architects

The 90-story, vaguely Art Deco tower will have 466,000 square feet of residential space, amounting in 550 condo units, as well as 140,000 square feet of commercial space.

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Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse’s backyard oasis

Lofty treehouse provides a perfect perch for this Brooklyn townhouse’s backyard oasis

As much as we love writing about treehouses in rural areas, the fact that there’s such a dearth of them in the big city is a bit disappointing. That’s why we were so delighted to come upon this Fort Greene townhouse that fulfills our urban treehouse desires with an oasis-like backyard and roomy wooden perch amidst the leaves.

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Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Crochet art mural unravels wicked gentrification debate in Brooklyn

Who would have thought that a little bit of yarn art could unravel into Brooklyn’s hottest debate? It seems that some lingering strings of resentment have been found in the hipster-sodden Bushwick due to one street artist’s mural. Brooklyn artist London

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Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens at Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator

Pratt Institute’s Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator during New York Fashion Week? The exhibition, titled Fashion=Activism: Rethink, Reuse, Respect opens on Monday, September 14 and we’d love for Inhabitat to feature the show either this Friday a

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Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and tiny hidden spaces

Brooklyn Hotel by creators of the Lowline boasts winding gardens and tiny hidden spaces

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Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Waterfront streetcar connecting Queens and Brooklyn could actually happen

Commuting from Queens to Brooklyn has always been a frustration for straphangers, with few options other than the G train or making your way by several busses. With the booming development of both boroughs in mind, an advisory committee for the city is

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A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

A new 60,000-sq-ft food court is coming to Brooklyn

The massive overhaul of the Brooklyn Navy Yard will welcome the public with something every loves- food. The BNY Development Corp. has chosen Marvel Architects to design a massive 60,000 square- foot food court. The giant space will serve not only as a

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy DUMBO Family Fest

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy DUMBO Family Fest

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy at the DUMBO Family Fest, celebrating access to the newest additions to Brooklyn Bridge Park! This fun-filled party, co-sponsored by One John Street, will take place on Saturday, August 8, 2015 in the John

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Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Brooklyn’s green sewing camp for aspiring designers is eco-fabulous!

Summer camp attendees will work on DIY projects based on their own suggestions, restyle old clothes and create reusable shopping bags.

“I try to help children understand that not only is sewing a fun thing you can do, but you can also turn it into

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Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

Floating Brooklyn Barge Bar arrives on the East River waterfront (PHOTOS)

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By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

By Brooklyn: NYC’s only store stocked exclusively with Brooklyn-made goods

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See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

See five of Brooklyn’s most interesting modern homes on Dwell’s Home Tour this Saturday

Dwell magazine is gearing up for its 2015 Brooklyn Home Tours, and they’re currently on the lookout for unique homes in the borough to showcase as part of the event on Saturday, May 9th. If you’re a homeowner, architect or designer who would like to highlight

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BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

BKLYN Designs: See you at Brooklyn’s premier home furnishings festival this weekend

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Massive Ziggurat-like tech hub planned for Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Massive Ziggurat-like tech hub planned for Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Cutest little lamb in Brooklyn spotted at hipster eateries around NYC

Brooklyn has a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb…and the adorable little fella’s name is Smokey! After being abandoned by his mother and almost freezing to death, Smokey was recently adopted by a local couple and has been spotted dining at some of NYC’s

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Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

Architects unveil vibrant design for “Brooklyn Strand” greenway

WXY principal Claire Weisz and the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership presented the Strand during a Community Board 2 meeting last week. The presentation included updated design renderings for Borough Hall Park, Cadman Plaza Park, and Commodore Barry Park as well

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Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Brooklyn protesters flash Batman-style beacon asking mayor to take action on Bushwick Inlet Park

Fed-up residents in Williamsburg and Greenpoint hit the streets Batman-style last week to protest the long-overdue Bushwick Inlet Park they were promised 10 years ago. It’s now been more than a decade after Mayor Bloomberg committed to building the 28-acre

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