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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BKLYN Designs: Palo Samko Showcases the Beauty of Salvaged Furniture’s “Flaws”

BKLYN Designs: Palo Samko Showcases the Beauty of Salvaged Furniture’s “Flaws”

Palo is a humble artisan who applies old world techniques to design contemporary interiors that will give any home a special air of sophistication. We’ve showcased his work before, including a men’s only chest that has a curious secret hiding spot, and his

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6 Marvelous Green Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC

6 Marvelous Green Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC

Savor Spa Mani/Pedi
Kick your day off by treating mom to an organic manicure and pedicure at Savor Spa in the West Village. The cozy eco-chic boutique is home to Om Aroma anti-aging bodycare products that are used in all of the treatment services including

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Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

Rockwell Group Unveils Plans to Build Treehouse-Inspired Playground in Brownsville

This week, the Rockwell Group announced exciting plans to build a treehouse-inspired Imagination Playground in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brownsville. The firm is working with NYC Parks to transform a 1.5-acre section of Betsy Head Park into an active

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Bushwick’s Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

Bushwick’s Pine Box Rock Shop Vows to Serve Only Plant-Based Vegan Booze

We were majorly impressed by the Pine Box Rock Shop’s adaptive reuse from a coffin factory into a neighborhood bar, and now the Bushwick spot has even more earth-friendly news. Going forward, the cozy, wood-clad watering hole has pledged to serve only plant-based,

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Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods’ devotion to ensuring their products have a small environmental footprint is evident in everything from their bracelets and cheese boards right up to their smooth and shiny side tables. They only use FSC certified cherry wood, and strive to source

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PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO’s Flagship Store

PHOTOS: LEGO Batman Watches Over Toy Replica of Rockefeller Center at LEGO’s Flagship Store

Taking inspiration from the Art Deco splendor of Rockefeller Center, the LEGO store does its own version of the center’s famous murals in LEGO form, of course. The murals overlook the detailed window display- an all-LEGO replica of the entire Rockefeller Center

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See Caleb Zipperer’s Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

See Caleb Zipperer’s Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

With BKLYN Designs 2013 just around the corner, we’ve been tooting the horns of some of our favorite NYC-based green designers who will present their work at the fair this year — and we’re excited to announce that Caleb Zipperer will be on the scene with

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Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Long time collaborators in eco-design, Connie Lam and Michael Sedlacek are heading to BKLYN Designs 2013 for another round of local, kid-friendly design. And although they’ve been a little quiet about their new products, if their past furnishings are anything

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INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com’s Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INTERVIEW: David Maundrell Gives Us the Scoop on aptsandlofts.com’s Beautifully Renovated Cobble Hill Office

INHABITAT: For those who aren’t familiar with aptsandlofts.com, can you tell us a little bit about the services your company offers?

DM: aptsandlofts.com is one of NYC’s leading privately owned full-service real estate brokerages. Our team offers clients

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Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

With the Citi Bike program expected to open in May, the New York City Department of Transportation has its sights set on giving Brooklyn cyclists more room to ride across the borough. The proposed Brooklyn Greenway Project will add 14 miles of bike lanes from

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BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

Although Aellon often has to source new wood for their designs, when they do, they commit themselves to purchasing wood that has been grown and harvested responsibly. But their most exciting pieces are those made from reclaimed shipwrecked boats. Pieces in

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An Evening with The NY Times’ Mark Bittman to Benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition

An Evening with The NY Times’ Mark Bittman to Benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition

Please join the Brooklyn Food Coalition for an exciting fundraiser featuring New York Times cooking and food policy writer Mark Bittman on Tuesday April 30th in downtown Brooklyn! Coinciding with the release of his new book “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 p.m. to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…For Good”, Mr. Bittman will speak on “The Future of Food” and will address how we can eat for the health of our bodies and the planet.

Tickets are $20; there will be a limited amount of student tickets for $10. …

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