Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Expanded Free Ferry Service to Red Hook Kicks Off Memorial Day Weekend!

Looking for something fun to do this summer in NYC? How about a free ferry ride that also supports a neighborhood that was knocked off its feet after Hurricane Sandy? Mayor Bloomberg joined other city officials this week to announce the launch of a free Red

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Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

Today is Bike to Work Day in New York!

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Throw your suit in a messenger bag and strap on your helmet because today is Bike to Work Day! Thousands of New Yorkers will be trading in their car, bus or subway commutes for a zero-energy alternative that is also a blast – and

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don’t Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don’t Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

It’s not the sounds of the city or early morning trash removal that forces some Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents out of bed in the morning. Instead, a neighborhood rooster has become a local town favorite by bringing a bit of the countryside to the Kingsborough.

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Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

Salad Wheel Cooks Up Tasty Vegan Lunch Options Inside a Former Bushwick Nightclub

“I started Salad Wheel to aid the growing need to slow obesity, poor eating and lower income and diverse communities and to overall greaten peoples awareness of simple and healthy good food and beverages,” says Reynolds. The eatery’s name was one that he had

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PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

PHOTOS: Bower Debuts Fun & Flexible Magnetic Polaris Light at BKLYN Designs

Danny and Tammer explained that they got the idea for the Polaris while trying to figure out how to reuse magnets left over from their target keyholders (seen above). They offer the lamps in several different configurations here, including some with metallic

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Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

We’ve been wanting to see Lamacek’s new Phelt “clusters” in person ever since we found out about them, and we finally got our chance this weekend at BKLYN Designs. The fun series takes eco-felt made from 100% recycled plastic bottles and turns it into spirally

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Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Passing Analog Modern’s stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company’s furniture. Wedged between each of three layers of air-dried walnut flitch, bleached maple

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Adam Frank’s LUMEN LED is a Delightful Little Nightlight with Big Energy Savings

Adam Frank’s LUMEN LED is a Delightful Little Nightlight with Big Energy Savings

We’ve been in love with Adam Frank’s LUMEN nightlights for all the years that this veteran designer has been bringing them to BKLYN Designs, but we are absolutely thrilled with his new LED version. Frank’s delicate little Lumen lamps are made of stainless

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Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Coming from a family of woodworkers, it is no wonder that founder, Jeremy Pickett, launched his furniture company in 2009. After several years of apprenticing under other influential woodworkers in the city, Pickett found he was truly driven by a passion for

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PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

PHOTOS: Bien Hecho Shows Off Their Reclaimed and Well Made Home Furnishings

BKLYN Designs came and went far too quickly, but it was fantastic to catch up with Brooklyn’s best and greenest designers – including Bien Hecho. Translated to mean “well made” in Spanish, this local studio offers a playful range of interior furnishings that

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Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

Announcing the Winners of Inhabitat’s Green Design Awards at BKLYN Designs!

READERS’ CHOICE AWARD
We knew that we’d stumbled across something special when we visited the Bower booth, and we guess other BKLYN Designs-goers agreed because they voted the Williamsburg-based duo up to the #1 spot in our Readers’ Choice competition. Danny

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Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Aellon
Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat that the team found while on a surf trip in Indonesia. Destined to be burned

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Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

If you’ve ever seen a painfully chained or otherwise constrained tree on the street, you might have wished you could free it – but how? One Brooklynite has taken the matter into his own hands with his “Treedom Project”, which aims to find chained or otherwise

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing 3D LED LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We just caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs, and we’re very excited to share his newest and arguably coolest design yet – the LUCID Mirror. This awesome mirror functions just like any reflective sheet of glass, except it also has a 3D image of illuminated

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Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Vote for Your Favorite Green Home Furnishings in the Inhabitat BKLYN Designs Awards!

Hello Brooklyn! We’re reporting live today from BKLYN Designs, a celebration and showcase of home furnishings designed and made in the Kingsborough. We’ve only been here for an hour or so but it’s already plain to see that the show is a feast for the eyes,

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored last week when Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights was renamed Adam Yauch

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Bower to Debut Magnetic Polaris Lighting at BKLYN Designs 2013

Bower to Debut Magnetic Polaris Lighting at BKLYN Designs 2013

The Polaris lamp has to be one of the smartest green lamps we’ve seen in a while. Made with solid pieces of scrap wood and embedded with magnets, the lamp adheres to any magnetic surface at any angle. Fun, funky and flexible, it is bound to be a hot talking

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Danielle Trofe’s LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

Danielle Trofe’s LED Hourglass Lamps Are Powered by Falling Sand

After the debut of her Live Screen hydroponic garden during NY Design Week 2012, Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is returning this year with a new series of off-the-grid LED lighting fixtures that are illuminated using the power of falling sand. Based

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Hooker & Co Celebrate Brooklyn’s Industrial Heritage with Awesome Reclaimed Furniture at BKLYN Designs

Hooker & Co Celebrate Brooklyn’s Industrial Heritage with Awesome Reclaimed Furniture at BKLYN Designs

Hooker & Co is renowned for their classy reclaimed furniture. Salvaged yellow pine features prominently across the studio’s diverse range of tables, seating and interiors, and is usually accompanied by some kind of metal that gives the work an industrial aesthetic.

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Pickett Furniture Brings a Worldly Aesthetic to BKLYN Designs 2013

Pickett Furniture Brings a Worldly Aesthetic to BKLYN Designs 2013

It seems like there is nothing that Pickett Furniture can’t do. Some recent projects include dismantling disused oak barrels to produce clean planks of wood, which have then been used to construct a wall, a beautiful bamboo tripod lamp that would light up

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New Shipping Container Shops Coming to South Street Seaport This Summer

New Shipping Container Shops Coming to South Street Seaport This Summer

Popular tourist destination South Street Seaport will be recovering from the damage it suffered during Hurricane Sandy with exciting new summer programming and shipping container shops. Developer Howard Hughes Corp. and NYC partnered together to bring

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Massive Bee Swarm Spotted in Brooklyn

Massive Bee Swarm Spotted in Brooklyn

They’re baaaack! A giant swarm of bees was spotted recently in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn, causing some alarm among residents. Luckily, New York City beekeeper Ross Bennett Brown explains that the docile bees aren’t looking to harm humans – they’re

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National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

National Weather Service Issues Flash Flood Warning in NYC This Morning

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning this morning for Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island due to heavy rains. The alert warns that some urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses will be flooded, and commuters are advised to steer

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Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC’s Pop-Up Gallery!

Show Off Your Upcycled Art and Designs at reMADE NYC’s Pop-Up Gallery!

Calling all green designers, artists and creators! reMade NYC, a New York–based art, design and innovation studio, is looking for local designers to showcase at their upcoming pop-up gallery show taking place the week of May 19–26. They’re looking for

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BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

Although they are best known for their exciting steampunk meets Salvador Dali lamps, Dog Tag Designs has experimented with furniture as well. A toy dump truck or Darth Vader head, a clock, a bicycle, a telephone or even an old cooking pot – all are fair game

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