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,
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
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
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
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),
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.
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
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
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
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,
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.
Broadway Stages is a film and television facility in Greenpoint and also home to New York City’s largest privately owned 420kW solar roof.
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.
Eric Liftin, founder of NYC based architectural firm MESH, designed 2,200 sq ft atrium home in Williamsburg, 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
Michielli + Wyetzner Architects has combined elegant contemporary design with emergency response practicality in the design of a new EMS station in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
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
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.
With the motto of “never landfill a re-usable item,” the Film Biz Prop Shop is much more than a thrift store.
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
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
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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