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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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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8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

8 Intriguing Architectural Oddities You Probably Never Noticed Before in NYC

The Underground Home Mystery

Hidden – or perhaps not – beneath one of Queens’s most popular parks, the Underground Home is a massive, 12,000-square-foot house that may or may not still be there. The subterranean residence was designed and built by businessman

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Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Domino Sugar Factory Relics to Live on as Part of New High Line-Style Walkway

Williamsburg’s iconic Domino Sugar Factory will be making way for yet another high-rise development, but at least part of the Brooklyn landmark is going to be preserved. Two Trees, the developer of the new complex, has promised to preserve relics from the

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We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

We May Soon Be Able to Walk to Governors Island Using This Floating Pedestrian Bridge

Nowacek developed her project ,called Citizen Bridge, as a means of creating a permanently free pedestrian route to Governors Island. While the major waterway between Brooklyn and the island is now a major route  for big rig freights, ferries and water taxis,

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6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

6 Fun Floating Bars and Restaurants to Check Out This Summer

THE WATER TABLE
If the idea of savoring a three-course tasting menu featuring local and seasonal ingredients aboard a historic vessel built during World War II floats your boat, head to The Water Table. Start off with the chilled cucumber soup, work your

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IMPACT NY: Volunteer with BUILD IT GREEN! NYC

IMPACT NY: Volunteer with BUILD IT GREEN! NYC

Want to make a difference in the city? Joing Build it Green!NYC this weekend and help out for the day at their Brooklyn Reuse Center. Volunteers will be asked to do anything from painting trucks to sorting and organizing newly acquired donations that would

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Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Controversial Atlantic Yards Development Rebranded as Pacific Park – and Actually Includes a Park

Just like the nearly decade-old Atlantic Yards plan, Pacific Park is envisioned as a 22-acre, mixed-use site anchored on one end by the SHoP-designed Barclays Center. COOKFOX has already begun design on two of the residential buildings: 550 Vanderbilt Avenue,

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How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

How Waste Management Plans to Turn the Food You Throw Away into Renewable Energy

That lasagna you couldn’t finish and the broccoli that went bad in your fridge could soon be turned into renewable energy if Waste Management has its way. The waste disposal and environmental services company is hoping to launch an experimental pilot program

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4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

4 Smart Plans That Could Energize Public Spaces in New York City

Places like the High Line and Times Square’s pedestrian plaza may seem like they’ve been around forever now, but it was only few years ago that they were just ideas in someone’s mind. The Design Trust for Public Space recently announced four winning concepts

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Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Pitch a Tent Right in the City at These Urban Camping Sites in NYC

Did you know that there’s no need to trek all the way upstate to go camping? Whether it’s waking up to birds chirping in Van Cortlandt Park or staring up at the starry sky from the comforts of your tent in Inwood Hill, the New York City Parks Department’s

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10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

10 Transforming Furniture Designs Perfect for Tiny Apartments

Sharing is caring, as the old adage goes, so the Schair Chair is the perfect way to show your guests you care by turning a single seat into two. The design, by Pratt student Charlotte Kreitmann, is made of reclaimed wood and is a fitting piece for

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Tree Rings Unlock Mystery of Strange Ship Found Beneath World Trade Center Site

Tree Rings Unlock Mystery of Strange Ship Found Beneath World Trade Center Site

In July 2010, excavators digging up the World Trade Center site to build a new foundation found a mysterious seafaring ship buried under hundreds of feet of dirt. The unexpected discovery unearthed just south of the former Twin Towers left everyone baffled,

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First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

First Look: See Inside Zaha Hadid’s Futuristic High Line Condos

Just over a year ago, Iraqi starchitect Zaha Hadid unveiled an out-of-this-world concept for a wavy, futuristic building next to the High Line. Now were getting our first look inside the spaceship, er, condo building planned for 20 West 28th Street, and we

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