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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MESH Designs a Serene Atrium Bachelor Pad in Brooklyn for Actor Steve Burns (from Blue’s Clues!)

MESH Designs a Serene Atrium Bachelor Pad in Brooklyn for Actor Steve Burns (from Blue’s Clues!)

Eric Liftin, founder of NYC based architectural firm MESH, designed 2,200 sq ft atrium home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Fabrica 718 Transforms Retro School Desks into a Bar for Veronica People’s Club in Brooklyn

Fabrica 718 Transforms Retro School Desks into a Bar for Veronica People’s Club in Brooklyn

Refurbished school desks from the 1950s purchased by Heather online serve as the principal element of the design. The trapezoidal solid wood tabletops are arranged side-by-side to form the bartop, while frames and legs were transformed by craftsman David Jesse

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New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

New Brooklyn EMS Station Combines Response Efficiency with Environmental Sustainability

Michielli + Wyetzner Architects has combined elegant contemporary design with emergency response practicality in the design of a new EMS station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

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NYC DOT Rejects Plan for Brooklyn Streetcar Line

NYC DOT Rejects Plan for Brooklyn Streetcar Line

Despite Mayor Bloomberg’s promise of a streetcar pilot during his most recent campaign, it won’t be happening in Brooklyn — at least not any time soon. The Department of Transportation (DOT) has decided not to support the pilot after concluding a five-month

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Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal is First East Coast Port to Adopt Electric Charging

Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal is First East Coast Port to Adopt Electric Charging

After two years of negotiations, the Bloomberg administration has announced that cruise ships at the Brooklyn Cruise Ship Terminal will now shut down their engines and plug into a giant electrical outlet.

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Brooklyn’s Film Biz Prop Shop is a Treasure Trove of Recycled Design

Brooklyn’s Film Biz Prop Shop is a Treasure Trove of Recycled Design

With the motto of “never landfill a re-usable item,” the Film Biz Prop Shop is much more than a thrift store.

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Electronics Recycling at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn

Electronics Recycling at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn on April 30. Check out the list of acceptable so

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We Can Green Brooklyn Eco-Fair

We Can Green Brooklyn Eco-Fair

Join the Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush for the 2nd Annual Eco-Fair to create greener Brooklyn neighborhoods. NHS is committed to learning with our Brooklyn neighbors how we all can be better eco-citizens by sharing information about environment-friendly

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NYC Hires Biologist to ‘Manage’ Geese Population in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

NYC Hires Biologist to ‘Manage’ Geese Population in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park

NYC Department of Sanitation is hiring a biologist from the United States Department of Agriculture, in an effort to track “wildlife hazards” of Canadian geese in NYC.

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Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Show Support for Controversial Bike Lane

Hundreds of Brooklyn Residents Show Support for Controversial Bike Lane

Supporters of PPW controversial bike lane turn out by the hundreds on Sunday, April 10.

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DEP Rain Barrel Giveaway in Brooklyn

DEP Rain Barrel Giveaway in Brooklyn

NYC’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will be holding its 3rd Rain Barrel Giveaway. Initiated in 2008, DEP began giving away rain barrels to one and two-family homes as a part of their stormwater management efforts. DEP originally gave away 250

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Celebrate Earth Exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Celebrate Earth Exhibit at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Come celebrate the planet we call home at the Brooklyn’s Children Museum, the first LEED certified cultural institution in New York City. Learn about the amazing plants, animals and people that live here. Participate in activities to keep yourself and the

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