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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What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March Today

What You Need To Know To Attend the People’s Climate March Today

A series of high-profile climate change awareness events is taking place in New York City starting today and is poised to change the world - with your help. The massive campaign kicks off this weekend on September 21st as tens of thousands of climate activists

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New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Gets $1.9 Billion in Storm Resiliency Funding from Feds

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced this week that the Empire State will receive $1.9 billion in storm resiliency funding from the federal government as climate change increases extreme weather events such as Superstorm Sandy. The Federal Transit

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Hand-Cut ‘Factory Made’ Collages Illustrate the Colorful Papermaking Process

Hand-Cut ‘Factory Made’ Collages Illustrate the Colorful Papermaking Process

Brooklyn-based artist Michael Hambouz is bringing the unexplored inner workings of a historic paper factory to light with his new large-scale, abstract artwork made –surprise!– of paper. His most recent exhibition, Factory Made, is a series of brightly-colored

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New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park ‘Oasis’ with Waterfall in Midtown

New Yorkers Can Now Enjoy a New Pocket Park ‘Oasis’ with Waterfall in Midtown

As part of the ongoing East Side Access project, the MTA has opened a new public space in Midtown called the 50th Street Commons. Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, President of MTA Capital Construction officially inaugurated the new “urban oasis” yesterday as an

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Would You Sit on a Sofa Made of NYC Sewer Pipe?

Would You Sit on a Sofa Made of NYC Sewer Pipe?

We’re not sure if Italian artist Carlo Sampietro is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle fan but his latest creation seems like it would be perfect for Raphael, Donatello, Michelangelo and Leonardo. The New York-based artist took a discarded city sewage pipe and

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VIDEO: Behold! The World’s Smartest Pizza Box

VIDEO: Behold! The World’s Smartest Pizza Box

NOTE: The video states that the pizza box comes in two different sizes, but there are actually now six different sizes available.

The GreenBox was invented by William Walsh after he got the idea to re-use the top of a pizza box as plates for his friends

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Kayak: Mysterious Ruins of Hunter’s Point

Kayak: Mysterious Ruins of Hunter’s Point

Explore the ruins of the southernmost tip of Queens and get in your paddle practice as well The North Brooklyn Boat Club’s Mysterious Ruins of Hunter’s Point kayaking tour will thread through the skeletal ruins of railroad gantries on an adventure like no

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Former Firehouse Converted Into a Beautiful Loft in Fort Greene

Former Firehouse Converted Into a Beautiful Loft in Fort Greene

This beautiful Brooklyn space has quite a storied past. Not only has it been home to NYFD Engine 256, but it’s also been a water tower and a bomb shelter. 6sqft reports that this turn-of-the-century firehouse at 124 Dekalb Avenue in Fort Greene now boasts two

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One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

One World Trade Center Opening Delayed Again

The Port Authority recently announced that the opening of One World Trade Center is delayed once again. Although the building appears to be inauguration-ready from the outside, officials are now saying that the 1,776-foot office tower will open “later

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New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

New Alternative NYC Natural History Museum Calls Out Other Museums Bankrolled by Koch Brothers

A new Natural History Museum is opening in Queens as a response to concerns of corruption at NYC’s American Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.’s Museum of Natural History and other institutions that accept funding from Koch Industries and other corporate

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See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

See How This Tiny West Village Apartment Uses Double Duty Furniture to Maximize Its Small Space

James’ home may be the size of a shoebox, but she made it look spacious and homey by painting the main living area in a bold plum color. The color not only brings out James’ personal aesthetic and tastes, but also makes the apartment’s historic decorative

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