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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New Treatment Plant in Brooklyn Will Reduce Sewage Pollution in Jamaica Bay by 70 Percent

New Treatment Plant in Brooklyn Will Reduce Sewage Pollution in Jamaica Bay by 70 Percent

The future is looking brighter — or at least less stinky — for residents near Jamaica Bay. The city has just announced the opening of a new $400 million sewage treatment plant in Paerdegat Basin, a channel that connects Jamaica Bay to the southern end of

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Brooklyn Commune

Brooklyn Commune

Brooklyn Commune cafe has a simple, modern design, which incorporates the inventive use of found objects as ceiling decoration and light fixtures. Brooklyn Commune collaborates with a variety of neighborhood organizations, like the Kensington/Windsor Terrace

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Kickstand: Pedal-Powered Coffee Bar Brings Sustainable Java to Sleepy Brooklynites

Kickstand: Pedal-Powered Coffee Bar Brings Sustainable Java to Sleepy Brooklynites

Now that the weather is warm, all of Brooklyn can be found – you guessed it – at the park. If you live in Williamsburg, there’s no need to give up your sought after grassy knoll to take a caffeine break, thanks to the guys at Kickstand. Powered only by bike

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Brooklyn Community Clothing Swap at Macon Library

Brooklyn Community Clothing Swap at Macon Library

Need to spruce up your wardrobe for spring? Stop by the Macon Library for a clothing swamp, hosted by Brooklyn Clothing Exchange & GrowNYC. Bring at least one bag of gently used clothing for recycling, and don’t forget to pick up something for yourself!

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Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair

Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair

The Renegade Craft Fair is headed back to McCarren Park for their 7th Annual Brooklyn Fair on June 11 and 12, 2011, from 11am – 7pm each day. Along with hundreds of today’s best makers of handmade goods, there will be hands-on crafting workshops New York’s

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Colonie Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights Features Reclaimed Barn Wood and a Living Herb Wall

Colonie Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights Features Reclaimed Barn Wood and a Living Herb Wall

A tree-lined block in picturesque Brooklyn Heights is home to a new culinary haven called Colonie. The interior, designed by Mad Design’s Alex Meyers, is chock full of reclaimed wood furniture and even a living wall of greens. The eatery, owned by Tamer

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Brooklyn Band Ladycop Tours the Country in a Veggie Oil Bus!

Brooklyn Band Ladycop Tours the Country in a Veggie Oil Bus!

Brooklyn’s DIY band Ladycop is making sure you hear of them — if not at a live music venue, then by parking their converted eco-friendly school bus all over town. Sure, a school bus may not grab your attention (or seem like a cool tour bus for a band),

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New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow Could Be Made in Brooklyn

New York City’s Taxi of Tomorrow Could Be Made in Brooklyn

We’ve been following the progress of New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” since Mayor Bloomberg announced the competition for a new more eco-friendly cab back in December 2009. We were disappointed to learn that the new model, which will replace all of the current taxis, could potentially reduce the fleet’s overall fuel efficiency, but there is still good news to be had. One of the three finalists, the Turkish company Karsan, is promising to build its taxis at the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal in Red Hook if its proposal is chosen. Not only would this reduce the carbon footprint of manufacturing the cars, but it would create up to 800 new jobs for the local community. The pledge makes the Karsan cab the only one that would be built in America.

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30th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival Blooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Weekend

30th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival Blooms at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden This Weekend

The weekend weather forecast for New York shows sunshine and high 60s, so what better way to spend it than outside enjoying nature? This Saturday and Sunday, April 30th and May 1st, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is hosting one of the most popular and gorgeous

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Super-Interesting! Redesigns a Brooklyn Warehouse Into Community Group’s New Green Headquarters

Super-Interesting! Redesigns a Brooklyn Warehouse Into Community Group’s New Green Headquarters

Ecologically aware architecture is a wonderful feat in itself, but when teamed up with those looking to improve communities, it’s exactly the type of collaboration that we can’t get enough of. Last February Super-Interesting!, a sustainable New York architecture

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Brooklyn IKEA Fires Up 1,104 Rooftop Solar Panels

Brooklyn IKEA Fires Up 1,104 Rooftop Solar Panels

IKEA is working hard to green its big box operations. The furniture giant is building a wind farm to power 17 of its Swedish stores, and they’ve pledged to adhere to the Better Cotton Initiative by 2015. Continuing the company’s efforts to run on 100 percent

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400-Foot Long Sustainable Wood Pedestrian Path Coming Soon to Brooklyn Bridge Park

400-Foot Long Sustainable Wood Pedestrian Path Coming Soon to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Structural engineer Ted Zoli has received much recognition since September 11th as a leading expert in bridge design to withstand explosives, but for his latest project, he has turn to nature for inspiration. Zoli, winner of a 2009 MacArthur Genius Grant,

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Toxic Art: Sludge from the Gowanus Canal Enshrined in Brooklyn Gallery

Toxic Art: Sludge from the Gowanus Canal Enshrined in Brooklyn Gallery

Toxic samples from the Gowanus Canal taken by the EPA will be on exhibit at Proteus Gowanus, a local gallery dedicated to collecting artifacts of the neighborhood.

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Brooklyn’s Broadway Stages Installs the Largest Private Solar Roof in NYC!

Brooklyn’s Broadway Stages Installs the Largest Private Solar Roof in NYC!

Broadway Stages is a film and television facility in Greenpoint and also home to New York City’s largest privately owned 420kW solar roof.

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City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

City Begins Clean-up of North Brooklyn Brownfield Site

Earlier this week, city officials broke ground on a brownfield site in Williamsburg, initiating a clean-up and redevelopment of Triangle Court, a vacant lot just east of the BQE.

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