Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6

The four stupendous playgrounds at Pier 6 in Brooklyn Bridge Park are every kid’s dream. Swing Valley transform the standard playground swing with 10 different swing sets, Tarzan ropes, baby swings, and double-seaters. The Water Lab let’s kids splash around

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Pink Olive Brooklyn

Pink Olive Brooklyn

Pink Olive has a little something for everyone. A destination for extraordinary baby and pregnancy gifts, they have organic fiber baby toys, clothes, and natural toiletries, as well as green goodies for gift buyers, like acorn necklaces and home goods. The

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is 52 acres of themed gardens and conservatory filled with more than 10,000 types of plants. A favorite area for many is the peaceful Japanese Hill and Pond Garden. It’s one of the oldest and most visited Japanese-inspired gardens

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Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

Affectionately known as BWAC (bee-wack), the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition exists in a repurposed pre-Civil War era warehouse on the waterfront in Red Hook, with stunning views of the harbor and Statue of Liberty. The massive 25,000 square foot gallery

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Design Within Reach (Brooklyn Heights)

Design Within Reach (Brooklyn Heights)

Design Within Reach, also known as DWR, was founded in 1999. They developed their business with the belief that design should be accessible to everyone. The store offers modern and minimalist furnishing, lighting, and more from emerging designers, and well-known

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Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum

The Brooklyn Children’s Museum has been enriching children’s lives for more than 110 years. They host a variety of art and science exhibits, events, and educational programs that challenge children to learn about themselves, others, and the world around

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Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl combines two American favorites – live music and bowling – in a sleek, thoughtfully designed atmosphere. With a spacious interior, full kitchen and dining area, and a state-of-the-art sound system, this is no place for Mr. Lebowski. But the

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Goodwill Store (Brooklyn)

Goodwill Store (Brooklyn)

Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc. is a non-secular, non-profit organization that has been serving underprivileged people and communities for nearly a century. There are several retail locations in New York City offering an

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Housing Works (Brooklyn)

Housing Works (Brooklyn)

Housing Works is an amazing resource and the perfect vehicle for being charitable and recycling new and used products at the same time. They sell and accept donations of new and gently-used fashion, accessory, jewelry, furniture, books, and other household

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Brooklyn Farm Table

Brooklyn Farm Table

Brooklyn Farm Table makes stunning pieces crafted from locally reclaimed wood, sourced from old buildings along the Brooklyn waterfront and surrounding boroughs. They make a wonderful addition to a room and will likely become a treasured heirloom of Brooklyn

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Ride Brooklyn Bike Shop

Ride Brooklyn Bike Shop

This new bike shop has a wide selection of bikes, including models from Cannondale, Orbea, Electra, and Diamondback, just to name a few. Ride Brooklyn also has a full repair shop, and offer fitting services to get you and your bike in “perfect harmony.” Plus, for those of us without bikes, they offer rentals! The close proximity to Prospect Park and Brooklyn Bridge make it the ideal location to start your leisurely bike ride!

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Brooklyn Bike and Board

Brooklyn Bike and Board

The staff at Brooklyn Bike and Board adamantly believes that bicycles are the best way to get around the city, and they specialized in making bike commuting as easy as possible for riders. Their main goal is to make your bike as useful and as functional as

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Graceful Perserverance Exhibit at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Graceful Perserverance Exhibit at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

This exhibit in the C.V. Starr Bonsai Museum features selections from BBG’s permanent collection that represent trees that have adapted to extremely rugged conditions in nature, their uncommon, poetic forms taking shape over countless years of survival in

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Graceful Perserverance Opening Reception at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Graceful Perserverance Opening Reception at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

To celebrate the opening of Graceful Perseverance, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens will host an intimate evening of fine sake tastings, paired with exquisite vegetarian Japanese tapas created by Phillip Gilmour of Bushwick’s Momo Sushi Shack. Julian Velasco,

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National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Energy

National Grid to Turn Excess Methane from Brooklyn Wastewater Plant into Energy

National Grid has teamed up with the city to build a gas processing facility that will convert excess methane from the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant into utility-grade natural gas. In other words, they want to turn your farts into fuel and sell it back to you.

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Brooklyn Beet CSA

Brooklyn Beet CSA

Bringing fresh, locally-grown produce to Boerum Hill, Brooklyn the Brooklyn Beet benefits farmers through payment for their vegetables in the early spring, right when they need it most, to purchase seeds and equipment for the coming year. Members benefit

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Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket

The Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket is celebrating its 25th year of bringing fresh, local produce to this thriving downtown location three days a week. The Greenmarket is located in beautiful Camden Plaza with room to stroll from booth to booth while finding

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Brooklyn Sewing Clubs Encourage Repair and Reuse of Clothing

Brooklyn Sewing Clubs Encourage Repair and Reuse of Clothing

Instead of running to Macy’s the next time your favorite sweater gets a snag or your jeans rip in the knee, maker a greener choice and take the time to mend your clothing before buying something new. Sewing clubs are popping up all over Brooklyn, giving New Yorkers the opportunity to learn how to sew and fix worn clothing even if they don’t own a sewing machine.

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Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Classic Brooklyn Brownstone Gets a Passive House Renovation

Back in August, we reported on the construction of New York State’s first passive house, and since then, the ecotastic performance standard has been gaining speed in New York City — especially in Brooklyn. The borough’s fourth passive house construction, a four-story historic Park Slope brownstone, is on track to be the nation’s first townhouse retrofit to meet passive house standards.

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn. What resulted was a booming reputation that brought in commissions from big

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Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Plans Unveiled for Greenpoint Landing’s Resilient Waterfront Park

Greenpoint was once considered one of NYC’s most hardscaped areas, but things are changing slowly and surely for the Brooklyn nabe. New plans for a vibrant waterfront park at the forthcoming Greenpoint Landing complex were recently released and paint

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5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at “Hotel Resource”

5 Ultra-Useful Pieces of Transforming Furniture Seen at “Hotel Resource”

Resource Furniture brought Hotel Resource to New York to show that even tiny accommodations can be comfortable and utilitarian spaces. While the exhibit looked like a typical hotel room (minus the bed) at first glance, we were impressed to see what the 240-square-foot

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Video Game Mogul’s Unusual Home Conceals a Trick Bookcase, Secret Passageways and Other Surprises

Video Game Mogul’s Unusual Home Conceals a Trick Bookcase, Secret Passageways and Other Surprises

When Garriott purchased the five-story home back in 2013, it was not much different from the other brownstones on the block. But as with his past homes, like the famous Brittania Manor in Austin, Texas, the adventure-loving entrepreneur decided to add a few

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See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

See How This Studio Apartment Was Converted into a Space-Maximizing 2-Bedroom

The original layout of the studio apartment.

“When we stumbled upon our current place in Boerum Hill, it was really just an empty rectangular studio space with a tiny kitchen and a bathroom (see the original plan) on one end, however there were a lot of

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Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

Tiny Forest in a Suitcase Pops Up at Grand Central Station

Gifford’s Forest is part of Kathleen Vance’s “Traveling Landscapes” series of nature vignettes enclosed in travel-worn suitcases.

Ten New York City artists donated works for the “Art for Trees” exhibit, and all of the pieces are currently for sale with

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