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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Made from a repurposed bright green shipping container, SHOPBOX puts the fun into shopping. After browsing the other local shipping container shops, visitors can browse items from the giant automat’s plate glass window. Shoppers can relive the childhood
Distenfeld, a lifelong New Yorker, born and raised in the Lower East Side, works in a 2,800 square foot studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. His rock of preference, granite gneiss, is a banded metamorphic rock found beneath much of New York City. The 48-year-old
The team of Tyler Caine, Luke Carnahan, Ryan Doyle and Brandon Specketer’s winning entry returns the area surrounding the canal back to the wetland estuary it was before the industrial takeover. By restoring plant life, the wetlands will act as a natural
Despite a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge dismissing the lawsuit against the Prospect Park West bike lane, opponents are not giving up. We all hoped that the lawsuit’s dismissal would mean the end of the outrageous anti-bike lane media campaign by Neighbors for
In a huge victory for the community and street safety advocates, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to stop the redesign of Prospect Park West to include a two-way bike lane. The lawsuit was brought by Brooklyn Borough
Greenbelt is the brain child of developers Derek Denckla and the Propeller Group, along with architect Gregory Merryweather, all aiming to build “socially responsible real estate.” It received its LEED gold certification by creating a sustainable and efficient
Look out Gowanus, a new beer and clam bar is about to grace our palettes with its presence. Thanks to exceeded donations via Kickstarter (which as become the method of choice for making dreams a reality), three friends are combining their love of seafood and
The Brooklyn Community Foundation officially launched a 3 year, $750,000 green initiative program called Green Spaces yesterday, an exciting new project that promotes and implements sustainability practices and environmental improvements in Bed-Stuy, Williamsburg,
Help Domestic Construction Bring a Design Plot of Art, Urban Farming, and Sustainability to Brooklyn!
Trish Andersen and Maureen Walsh of Domestic Construction have combined their creative forces to bring a new community design space to Greenpoint Brooklyn. This recent artistic endeavor “design.plot” aims to blur the boundaries between sustainability, a
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