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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As NYC Expands Greenways, Another Brooklyn Bike Lane is Under Review

As NYC Expands Greenways, Another Brooklyn Bike Lane is Under Review

Biking in the New York City should be filed under extreme sporting, but NYC’s Department of Transportation (DOT) is attempting to curb the dangers of biking by upping the number of bike lanes and connecting already existing lanes throughout the city. The battle

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Brooklyn Residents Gather to Protest Prospect Park Geese Gassing

Brooklyn Residents Gather to Protest Prospect Park Geese Gassing

Activists gathered outside of the Prospect Park Gala yesterday in protest of last year’s slaughter of hundreds of geese by federal agents.

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West Bike Lane Sparks Fierce Local Debate

Brooklyn’s Prospect Park West Bike Lane Sparks Fierce Local Debate

The debate over the Prospect Park West bike lane has erupted into a full-blown legal battle that will be decided in court.

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The Schermerhorn House in Brooklyn Receives 2011 AIA Housing Award

The Schermerhorn House in Brooklyn Receives 2011 AIA Housing Award

It’s rare that an affordable housing project is recognized for its amenities or high quality of design, but The Schermerhorn House in Brooklyn has managed to do both.

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A Bike Share Program is Coming to Brooklyn!

A Bike Share Program is Coming to Brooklyn!

Downtown Brooklyn may soon be home to the borough’s first bike share program.

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Eco Eatery in Brooklyn Will Use Green Materials to Build NYC’s First Pop-Up Cafe

Eco Eatery in Brooklyn Will Use Green Materials to Build NYC’s First Pop-Up Cafe

Green eatery Ecopolis Cafe will get New York’s first pop up cafe this spring.

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NYC’s First Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

NYC’s First Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park is now home to New York’s first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station.

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“The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn” at the Museum of the City of New York

“The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn” at the Museum of the City of New York

Inhabitat readers can enjoy a members’ discount to tomorrow night’s panel discussion “The Invention of Brownstone Brooklyn” at the Museum of the City of New York.

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Shipping Container Market by Urban Space Management Coming to Downtown Brooklyn

Shipping Container Market by Urban Space Management Coming to Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development will soon be home to Dekalb Market, a flea market housed in shipping containers.

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