NYC Officials Introduce New Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns

NYC Officials Introduce New Bill to Regulate 3D-Printed Guns

Yesterday, Council Member Lewis Fidler (D-Brooklyn) introduced a new bill to regulate 3D-printed guns. The bill calls for regulation to make it illegal for anyone but a licensed gunsmith to produce a firearm using a 3D printer. With gun control laws currently

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Plan to Battle Climate Change in New York City

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Major Plan to Battle Climate Change in New York City

In the wake of last year’s Superstorm Sandy, and in preparation for an even more turbulent hurricane season, Mayor Bloomberg spoke today on safeguarding New York City from future climate change issues. Bloomberg proposed a mix of surge protecting measures,

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100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

The LEED-certified Duggal Greenhouse serves as the hub of Duggal Energy Solutions—a green corporation dedicated to resolving global electricity, water, and agriculture problems. Mr. Duggal began investing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard over a decade ago with

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PHOTOS: MakerBot Opens New 50,000 Sq. Ft. 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: MakerBot Opens New 50,000 Sq. Ft. 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis cuts the ribbon with former New York State Senator and current Borough President of Brooklyn Marty Markowitz 

Makerbot’s new Sunset Park factory replaces a much smaller, 5,000 sq ft factory located in the Brooklyn neighborhood

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BIG! Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops

BIG! Workshops: Scaffolding Lumber Benches with Spark Workshops

Learn the basics of building with Gary John Oshust Jr., owner and operator of SPark Workshop Brooklyn, a collective creative space located at 34th Street/2nd Avenue in Brooklyn. Gary will show you how to repurpose the very great, naturally weathered and sturdy

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Kickstarter’s New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter’s New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter enlisted Ole Sondresen Architects to design their dream headquarters inside the abandoned shell of the historic Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. factory on Kent St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The building has been slowly taking shape despite weather-related

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Is New York Ready for Another Superstorm? Not Really.

Is New York Ready for Another Superstorm? Not Really.

Hurricane season started last week, and the NOAA is predicting that it will be one of the worst the U.S. has ever seen. Considering what happened to New York in the last super storm, we can’t help but ask ourselves whether the city is ready for another one

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Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Upper East Side Residents Fight to Protect Kids From Damaging Health Effects of Planned Trash Station

Residents of Manhattan’s Upper East Side are fuming over the Marine Transfer Station that is being planned to transport garbage in and out of a location at East 91st St. Opponents of the facility are mainly concerned about the station’s proximity to a

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Express Biker Brings Convenient Bicycle Repair Vending Machines to Brooklyn

Express Biker Brings Convenient Bicycle Repair Vending Machines to Brooklyn

Now that the Citi Bike share program is open to all New Yorkers, there are sure to be even more folks needing bike parts and other riding-related apparatus on-the-go. Express Biker anticipated this demand and has launched two of its self-service vending

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the MetroTech Commons, Forest City Ratner Companies has curated the Summer@MetroTech

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Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Shipping Container Beer Garden and SmorgasBar Now Open for Business at South Street Seaport

Photo ©Yuka Yoneda

While heavy rain did hamper construction last week, a good number of the new container shops and eateries have been serving customers since last weekend, and the SmorgasBar beer garden-style food court by Brooklyn Flea (the creators

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A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

A Train Service Restored to the Rockaways as of Today!

Great news for residents living in the Rockaways – after nearly seven months of cramming onto slow and crowded shuttle buses thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority finally restored A train service as of noon today. The $650

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ROGAN Returns to NYC with “Pop Down” Shop in Williamsburg

ROGAN Returns to NYC with “Pop Down” Shop in Williamsburg

We were bummed when eco-clothing brand ROGAN shut down their store on the Bowery last month with just a simple note promising their summer return at an unspecified location. But now we’re elated to report that ROGAN has finally found a new home in the hipster

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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 kick-off was even more special than in past years because it also included

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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 use the brand new bikes, and nearly 15,000 have enrolled in Citi Bike’s

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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 suffered damage due to Hurricane Sandy. More than 88,000 homes and businesses

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The XTOOL By Combo Collab Re-Imagines the Milk Crate as Interchangeable Storage and Furniture

The XTOOL By Combo Collab Re-Imagines the Milk Crate as Interchangeable Storage and Furniture

Combo Collab’s stackable milk crate XTOOL chairs are manufactured locally using 80 percent recycled plastic and left over Baltic Birch plywood from manufacturing. The plywood seating seals in hideaway storage and is custom made to each crate. Architects Mateo

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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 are recycled from dozens of shredded shirts. The unique mats can be

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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 this morning. The first Citi Bike stations will open in Manhattan below

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Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

Bronx Green Infrastructure Project Will Prevent Almost 2 Million Gallons of Stormwater from Entering Sewers

The newly completed installation of a green infrastructure project in the Edenwald section of the Bronx will prevent nearly 2 million gallons of stormwater from entering the sewer system each year. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection invested

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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 Muhammad and his partner Luanna Williams to launch “Quality Access Grocery,”

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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 waterfront to protect against future storms. A number of sources say that

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Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

Mayor Bloomberg Aims to Boost Recycling and Save Taxpayers Money

During his final months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his sights set on getting the concrete jungle to boost its recycling. Despite the Mayor’s past efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and get New York residents to start thinking more “green”,

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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 building up until 1846, but in 1908 it was transformed a ventilation station

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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 catch some cardio after desert, or simply stick around to watch a game as you

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