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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7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

7 Gorgeous Vertical Gardens That Bring Living, Growing Art to the Walls of New York City

plant wall design specializes in – you guessed it – planted walls, and they work together with architects and designers to create vegetal art to adorn both public and private areas. Designer Marie Christine Steffanetti and hydraulic systems engineer Laurent

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Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York Next Week

Parachuting Grilled Cheeses Coming to New York Next Week

Do grilled cheeses taste better when delivered by parachute? Probably not, but New Yorkers will get to find out next week when Aussie company Jafflechutes brings its air-dropped sammiches to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The wacky entrepreneurs from Down Under will

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Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

Could Locally-Generated Solar Power be the Key to NYC Storm Resiliency?

One company’s bid to win a $30 million grant put up for grabs by the NYC Economic Development Corporation could be a major game changer in terms of urban resiliency in situations where severe weather paralyzes communication efforts. BlocPower, an energy

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5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta’s Pizza

5 Green Things You Might Not Know About Roberta’s Pizza

5. They grow their own produce on top of two repurposed shipping containers.
Looking at Roberta’s concrete-heavy facade, you’d never imagine the wealth of tomatoes, eggplants, figs, peaches, berries and greens being grown inside. Made of two repurposed shipping

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Did You Know That There’s a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Did You Know That There’s a 292,000-sq-ft Green Roof Atop the Jacob Javits Center?

Millions of people pass through the doors of Manhattan’s glassy Jacob Javits Center each year, but most have no idea what lies right above their heads. While it might not be obvious from below, the sprawling convention center is home to the second largest

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50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman’s Ceiling

50,000 Bees Found Living in Woman’s Ceiling

Frieda Turkmenilli wasn’t too perturbed when she noticed a few bees flying around her Queens apartment. However, other residents living in the Elmhurst building were a bit more wary of the buzzing tenants and informed the property manager. Upon closer

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7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

Wolfson began recreating his beloved New York scenes in the 1980s, when the city was a much different place. Born and raised in the city, the artist decided to recreate scenes he experienced wandering around New York meticulously by hand using traditional

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So-Called “Ugliest House in Queens” is Actually an Eco-Friendly Breath of Fresh Air

So-Called “Ugliest House in Queens” is Actually an Eco-Friendly Breath of Fresh Air

After 2012’s Hurricane Sandy wreaked major havoc along the East Coast, Paino began sustainable renovations on his Long Island City home. Along with a number of passive home features, the renovation included the arduous task of raising the building three

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Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

Come Celebrate the Busy Bees that Keep New York Buzzing with NYC Honey Week

The city will be buzzing September 8 – 14 as New York City honey week kicks off! Touted as the “Celebration of the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps,” the event is a citywide celebration of the insects that keep the world humming. To celebrate,

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Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway Pipeline Project Moves Ahead Despite Community Concerns

Far Rockaway has not had the best luck as of late. The area is still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and now a massive, underground gas pipeline is posing a new threat to residents. Al Jazeera America reports that the three-mile Rockaway Delivery

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8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

8 More Tiny Apartments That Maximize Small Spaces with Smart Design

This Lower East Side apartment makes 432 sq. ft. of space go a long way with a few simple tricks. Clutter-free surfaces, bright pops of color on a neutral background and a mirrored wall that bounces back natural light back all make the studio appear larger

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Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

Thousands of Dollars Might Still Be Buried at Coney Island Beach

Digging up the beach looking for buried treasure might sound like a fool’s errand, but it may not be as farfetched as you might think. The adventurous and generous duo behind the Twitter phenomenon @HiddenCash has reportedly hidden $2,500 in 38 Pez dispensers

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At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC’s Smallest Workplaces

At Just 150 Sq. Ft., This Tiny Real Estate Office is One of NYC’s Smallest Workplaces

New York City is known for cramming its inhabitants into some incredibly tiny apartments, and now realtors are getting into small digs as well. Case in point: check out the tiny office of Rapid Realty, which spans just 150 square feet. Despite the lack of

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