Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Development Are Green All Over

Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Development Are Green All Over

The 2005 plan for the Brooklyn Bridge Park mandated that the park be self sustaining financially. In a move to make that a reality, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) sent out the Pier 1 Hotel & Residential Development Request for Proposal (RFP)

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BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 was originally constructed in 1857 by T.U. Walter, the same architect who designed the cast iron dome of the Capitol building. It served as domestic quarters within the Navy Yard. While much of the inside of the building was gutted, the original shell

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Brooklyn Bowl to Host Local TEDx Conference This Friday, December 2

Brooklyn Bowl to Host Local TEDx Conference This Friday, December 2

You won’t need your bowling shoes at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend. The state of the art green complex known to host everything from concerts to movie nights will be presenting a day of TEDx talks this Friday, December 2nd, featuring the most innovative and brilliant

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JDS Architects Design Wild Warehouse Space for December Brooklyn Night Bazaar

JDS Architects Design Wild Warehouse Space for December Brooklyn Night Bazaar

New Yorkers love their outdoor markets. From farmers and fleas to the seasonal holiday markets, shopping is never more fun than when transformed into an all-day alfresco activity. Last month, local merchants and artists decided to put a new spin on the outdoor

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Built In Brooklyn Market Day at LaunchPad

Built In Brooklyn Market Day at LaunchPad

Start your holiday shopping at the Built in Brooklyn market at LaunchPad in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Featuring products by vendors working in Brooklyn, the market sells art, clothing, food, drinks, and a slew of other great products made by local artisans.

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By Brooklyn

By Brooklyn

By Brooklyn celebrates all things Brooklyn by selling only goods that are made and produced right in the borough. The one-stop Brooklyn shop sells everything from Brooklyn Brine pickles and Anarchy in a Jar jams to t-shirts, stationary, lotions and jewelry

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Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nearly every piece used to construct the center is seeing its second life. The 40 foot long shipping containers and windows are all recycled, and the steel doors and awnings were cut out from the containers themselves. Benches are being built out of massive

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North Brooklyn’s Eat Restaurant Serves Locally-Sourced Food & Highlights the Handmade

North Brooklyn’s Eat Restaurant Serves Locally-Sourced Food & Highlights the Handmade

Owner Jordan Colón established Eat in 2006 with a very open mind. Originally a record store and coffee shop, the establishment has since evolved into a cozy eatery run by the Colón family and several friends. Jordan is one of five brothers and a sister who

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New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

photo Jason Gibbs/Cornell University

The bees of the world may be in danger of disappearing, but New York City now has its very own. Officially named “Lasioglossum gotham,” a new bee species has been discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden! The

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The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

The DIY-Spirited Art Party Launches Tomorrow at The Boiler in Brooklyn

With so many economic challenges, The Art Party serves to offer peaceful alternatives that support creativity and social programs. A critical component involves incorporating resourcefulness and environmental consciousness into daily life. The group celebrates

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Bivouac New York is a Sky-High Campsite Atop a Brooklyn Warehouse

Bivouac New York is a Sky-High Campsite Atop a Brooklyn Warehouse

The project first came about when Stevenson observed that while New York City’s streets and buildings were densely populated, bustling locations, its rooftops still offered vast quantities of untouched, often serene open space. A large-scale installation artist

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Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

At Inhabitat, we believe that good design can change the world — and we’re not alone in our quest to make this happen. Parsons the New School for Design was founded on this same idea, and today the institution is at the forefront of design thinking and education.

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Oppenheim’s LEED Platinum Williamsburg Hotel Will Rise 440 Feet in North Brooklyn

Oppenheim’s LEED Platinum Williamsburg Hotel Will Rise 440 Feet in North Brooklyn

Each vertical layer of the 440 foot tower is meant to echo one element of the neighborhood. The shortest portion blends with the architecture of the area, the second is matched with the dome of the nearby bank, and the tallest emulates the Williamsburg Bridge.

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PHOTOS: Historic Jane’s Carousel Opens At Brooklyn Bridge Park in a Jean Nouvel Pavilion

PHOTOS: Historic Jane’s Carousel Opens At Brooklyn Bridge Park in a Jean Nouvel Pavilion

Built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, the carousel was part of Idora Park in Youngstown, Ohio. When the park shut down in the early ’80s, the carousel was destined to be dismantled and sold off in pieces at an auction in 1984. But Jane and her

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Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Ghouls and Gourds at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Show off your costume, carouse with colossal puppets, make raucous rhythms, and shake your bag o’ bones at Brooklyn’s wackiest costume parade at the Botanic Gardens! Other entertainment offerings include a variety of Halloween-themed workshops and readings

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Brooklyn Grange is the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm!

Brooklyn Grange is the World’s Largest Rooftop Farm!

The second growing season is in full swing for the rooftop urban farmers at Brooklyn Grange. Located atop a six-story 1919 warehouse, the 40,000 square foot organic rooftop farm is believe to be the largest of its kind in the world!

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David Briefel Revamps a Brooklyn Apartment Using Only Sustainable Materials

David Briefel Revamps a Brooklyn Apartment Using Only Sustainable Materials

296 Sterling Place is a 1,500 square foot, two bedroom apartment. With nearly 20 green innovations, Briefel converted the home into a sustainable oasis with tons of open space, sneaky storage, and cozy rooms. A big part of the renovation project was the integration

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Tastes of Brooklyn

Tastes of Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s best chefs partner with local farmers and vineyards to bring together the outdoor food festival, Tastes of Brooklyn. Located on the plaza in front of Borough Hall, visitors will be able to taste seasonal delights, and all proceeds from the event

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Nocturnal Fun to Dekalb Market

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Nocturnal Fun to Dekalb Market

The concept for the Night Bazaar was initiated by Aaron Broudo and made possible in part through a Kickstarter campaign. The one-night experiment is part of a larger dream to make it a regular feature of city markets. Ideally, it would allow people to enjoy

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival

Enjoy an afternoon of family fun and fall activities at the Brooklyn Bridge Park Harvest Festival on Pier 6. The festival will feature awesome activities like arts and crafts, mask making and decorating, a Halloween parade, storytelling, and pumpkin decorating.

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The Brooklyn Night Bazaar Takes Over Dekalb Market Tonight!

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar Takes Over Dekalb Market Tonight!

What more could you ask for than good food, good music, and green design? Tonight, those three things — plus a slew of fantastic local artisans — will come together for the Brooklyn Night Bazaar at Dekalb Market, the awesome Brooklyn market made from shipping

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LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

LEED-Seeking Lakeside Project Will Restore 26 Acres of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

The highlight of the $74 million Lakeside project is the new 25,000 square foot facility that will be open to the public by January 2013. The old ice skating rink was only open during the winter, meaning that the whole area remained unused for most of the

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Brooklyn Night Bazaar

On Sunday, October 9, Dekalb Market, the awesome Brooklyn market made from shipping containers, will play host to the Brooklyn Night Bazaar. Inspired by the night markets held across Asian, the event will feature a variety of local artists, vendors, and musicians.

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Brooklyn’s New Nitehawk Cinema Revives Speakeasy Days with a Dazzling LED Facade

Brooklyn’s New Nitehawk Cinema Revives Speakeasy Days with a Dazzling LED Facade

The new theater on Metropolitan Avenue offers a very cool cinematic experience that includes wholesome meals, great ambiance, comfortable seating, and – don’t you know – several sustainable building techniques. As a construction material, zinc is widely considered

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Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity & an Old School Look

Brooklyn Cruiser Bikes Offer a Smooth Ride, Carrying Capacity & an Old School Look

For those of us that live in Brooklyn, our bikes are more than just about transporting ourselves. They are about transporting our food from the farmers market, our laundry from the cleaners, and our curbside finds to our humble — and spacious — New York

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