Brooklyn-Based Designer Creates Solar Powered Bikini That Charges Your Electronics

Brooklyn-Based Designer Creates Solar Powered Bikini That Charges Your Electronics

Schneider spends about 80 hours on each bikini, hand-stitching super-slim, flexible photovoltaic film strips together using conductive thread. The resulting suits come with a USB connector that you can plug your iPod, iPhone or almost any other mp3 player

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Brooklyn’s Shipping Container Dekalb Market Opens Today!

Brooklyn’s Shipping Container Dekalb Market Opens Today!

Dekalb Market is a joint venture of Urban Space (who has built similar shipping container markets elsewhere), and Youngwoo and Associates. It is the product of an immense amount of community effort, and the whole market is constructed entirely of salvaged

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DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION Turns Old History Books into Brooklyn Bridge Mural for Restaurant

DOMESTIC CONSTRUCTION Turns Old History Books into Brooklyn Bridge Mural for Restaurant

Known for their keen sense of style and intelligent use of materials, the designers at Domestic Construction thought it was only appropriate to give the Brooklyn-centric restaurant an indoor view of the borough’s most iconic landmark: the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Brooklyn Compost Company Vokashi Cleans Up Your Kitchen Waste

Brooklyn Compost Company Vokashi Cleans Up Your Kitchen Waste

Here at Inhabitat, we’ve long praised the environmental benefits of composting, but we understand that the thought of rotting food or a worm bin in your kitchen can be a turn-off. But fear no more, eco-friends, Vokashi, a new Brooklyn composting company, is here to clean up your kitchen waste in an easy, green, smell-free way.

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MANIfold Architects Cut Out Sections of a Brooklyn Brownstone to Flood It With Natural Light

MANIfold Architects Cut Out Sections of a Brooklyn Brownstone to Flood It With Natural Light

The primary goal was to achieve more natural light in the center of the brownstone and create a more immediate connection to the outdoors. The architects cut out sections of the brownstone’s core that increased the building’s open space, thus allowing light

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Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn Community Foundation is Greening Brooklyn With Gardening Grants

Brooklyn is home to almost 50 percent of New York City’s community gardens, and it looks like that number is about to go up! The Brooklyn Community Foundation, in support of Brooklyn gardeners and environmentalists, is offering micro grants to fund the creation

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

Brooklyn Children’s Museum Unveils Plans for New Eco-Friendly Rooftop Canopy

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York City’s first ever LEED certified museum, just keeps getting better. The institution is expanding its space, and they recently unveiled plans for a new transparent rooftop canopy, made out of a heat-resistant ETFE skin

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Brooklyn College Breaks Ground on Green Performing Arts Center

Brooklyn College Breaks Ground on Green Performing Arts Center

Just last week, we reported that the Theater for a New Audience began construction on a new LEED-seeking theater, and now we’ve learned that another green performing arts center in the borough is also in the works. Brooklyn College broke ground this May on

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Tenth Acre Farms: An Abandoned Brooklyn Basketball Court Transformed into a Lush Green Space

Tenth Acre Farms: An Abandoned Brooklyn Basketball Court Transformed into a Lush Green Space

Tenth Acre Farms was started in 2009 by three guys — Jordan Hall, Bennett Wilson, and Adam Wilson –who work part-time for CollegeHumor.com, all of whom grew up with farming families. The project began as a small backyard garden behind Hall’s apartment in

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LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

LEED-Seeking Theater for a New Audience Breaks Ground on Dramatic Black Box Building in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s budding cultural district will soon raise the curtain on a new classic theater. Just Last Friday, construction started on the Theater for a New Audience, a Hugh Hardy designed flexible theater created specifically for the performance of Shakespeare

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Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

Third + Bond is the First Brooklyn Building to Receive LEED Platinum Certification

The Gowanus Canal may be a Superfund site, but that hasn’t kept the surrounding neighborhood from having somewhat of a renaissance over the last few years. New apartment buildings, restaurants, and galleries continue to pop up, and just this week, the new

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Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn Grows its Own Produce in Shipping Container Greenhouses

Roberta’s Pizza in Brooklyn Grows its Own Produce in Shipping Container Greenhouses

Not long ago, Bushwick, Brooklyn was an industrial wasteland, with cafes and bars few and far between. Now, it is home to one of Brooklyn’s most popular — and sustainable — restaurants, Roberta’s. Famous for their pizza, the restaurant has helped develop

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BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market

BBox Radio is a Shipping Container Radio Station in Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market

The creators of BBox Radio

Back in March, we reported that a sustainable shipping container market will be popping up in Downtown Brooklyn this summer. Now that summer is here, the temporary market is underway and vendors are beginning to plan out their

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Geese Will Now be Used to Feed the Hungry

That’s right – the Prospect Park geese are making headlines once again! After huge protests and outcry from local residents about the city’s mass slaughter of geese at Prospect Park last summer, the Department of Environmental Protection has decided that instead

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Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Old Brooklyn Airport to Be Transformed into Giant Urban Campground

Finding a good campground isn’t really one of the first things you think about when it comes to New York City, but that might just change. Floyd Bennett Field, an old airport on the edge of Brooklyn, is set to become the largest urban campground in the United

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Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

Gotham Greens Rooftop Hydroponic Greenhouse in Brooklyn Begins First Harvest This Month

With spring in full swing, local fresh produce is available all over the city and Gotham Greens, a new comer to the urban agricultural movement, will have its first harvest this month which will help contribute to a healthier and more sustainable city. Founders

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Spruce Up Your Apartment At New Vintage Store Brooklyn Reclamation

Spruce Up Your Apartment At New Vintage Store Brooklyn Reclamation

Over the past few years, Williamsburg has become a premier shopping destination for vintage fashion, independent labels and unique boutiques, and there is always room for more! Having open just a few days ago, Brooklyn Reclamation on Driggs Avenue is new to

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Brooklyn Litter Crew Cleans Up Condoms After Park Goers Get Busy

Brooklyn Litter Crew Cleans Up Condoms After Park Goers Get Busy

Brooklyn residents near Prospect Park are frustrated with all the litter and the lack of a comprehensive cleanup effort, and they have decided to take matters into their own hands to clean up the park themselves. What began as the discovery of condom wrappers

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Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park Officially Opens, Offers Native Plantings & Sand Volleyball Courts

Pier 6 of Brooklyn Bridge Park Officially Opens, Offers Native Plantings & Sand Volleyball Courts

It was a great Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn, and it wasn’t just because of the beautiful summer weather. The expansion of the Brooklyn Bridge Park on Pier 6 was finally completed on Saturday morning, offering an additional 1.8 acres of  sand volleyball

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Brooklynites Create CSA Compost Bike Trailer to Transport Fresh Produce & Collect Food Waste

Brooklynites Create CSA Compost Bike Trailer to Transport Fresh Produce & Collect Food Waste

Participating in a neighborhood CSA and composting pretty much go hand-in-hand, considering the organic food scraps you get from your produce. But for many of us, making the weekly CSA pick-up and the compost drop-off can be a challenge. Brooklynites Greg

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Brooklyn City Farm Art Show Benefit at Thirdeye(sol)ation Gallery

Brooklyn City Farm Art Show Benefit at Thirdeye(sol)ation Gallery

Join Bushwick City Farm for an en exciting Art Show Benefit at Thirdeye(sol)ation Gallery. All funds will go to buy soil for a new farm on a vacant lot in Bushwick, just a couple of blocks from Broadway Garden. The lot will host an organic farm which will

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BKLYN Designs Brings the Best Brooklyn-Grown Green Furniture to ICFF

BKLYN Designs Brings the Best Brooklyn-Grown Green Furniture to ICFF

Leave it to Brooklynites to make chicken-keeping trendy. Case in point: this modern solar-powered hen house by Raad.

We’re glad we looked up for a change because otherwise we never would have seen this elegant bamboo lamp by Pickett featuring a pentagram

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Green Buildings Sweep the 2011 Brooklyn Building Awards

Green Buildings Sweep the 2011 Brooklyn Building Awards

Winning in the education category, Pratt Institute’s Myrtle Hall is LEED Gold certified, making it the first educational institute in Brooklyn to receive LEED certification. The world renown art school’s new addition uses a solar passive design layout, and

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Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

Brooklyn Residents Set Up Nighttime Watch Group to Protect Prospect Park Geese

The Prospect Park geese are at the center of attention, yet again. A group of Brooklyn residents, business owners, and wildlife advocates have devised a program to stand guard over the Prospect Park geese at all hours of the day to prevent federal officials

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

Brooklyn Navy Yard Gets Another Green Building with LEED Platinum Duggal Greenhouse

The Brooklyn Navy Yard is fast becoming a vibrant hub for green industry. More than two dozen green companies operate there and a handful of buildings have been LEED certified. The construction of the Duggal Greenhouse, a 2-story, 60,000 square foot building,

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