Brooklyn Cleans Up Trash With Big Belly Solar Powered Cans

Brooklyn Cleans Up Trash With Big Belly Solar Powered Cans

Two Brooklyn Business Improvement Districts bring 26 Big Belly solar-powered trash cans to the borough.

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Highest Possible Levels of PCBs Found at Brooklyn School, EPA Suspends Inspections

Highest Possible Levels of PCBs Found at Brooklyn School, EPA Suspends Inspections

Brooklyn school shows highest levels of PCBs yet; EPA suspends inspections of lighting fixtures.

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Brooklyn Based Interboro Partners Wins MoMA PS1′s Young Architects Program

Brooklyn Based Interboro Partners Wins MoMA PS1′s Young Architects Program

The Brooklyn based firm Interboro Partners won MoMA PS1′s 2011 Young Architects Program.

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718 Made in Brooklyn

718 Made in Brooklyn

Designer Jeff Mayer takes his inspiration from the urban environment for his company 718 Made in Brooklyn — cleverly named after a Brooklyn area code. He designs furniture, lighting sculptures and home décor from actual New York City artifacts like subway

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Brooklyn Insulation & Soundproofing

Brooklyn Insulation & Soundproofing

Brooklyn Insulation & Soundproofing are some of New York’s only green insulation & soundproofing specialists serving residential/commercial retrofits and new construction. Green insulation provides an opportunity for homeowners and builders to add

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Eco Brooklyn Inc.

Eco Brooklyn Inc.

Eco Brooklyn is a NY green design/build firm offering the full service in Brownstone design and renovation. Their renovation process is designed to reduce waste and improve energy efficiency. Services and products include, recycled flooring and timber, radiant

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Soho Art Materials (Brooklyn)

Soho Art Materials (Brooklyn)

Soho Art Materials has two locations in New York City, and offers an assortment of paints (watercolors, oils, and acrylics), brushes, canvas, frames, and paper. They also offer cotton and linen canvas stretching services, and prime a variety of materials.

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Brooklyn General

Brooklyn General

Brooklyn General is a general store for all things crafty. They’ve got a wide selection of craft supplies, fabric, yarns, tools and how-to books, including a lot of green options like organic fabric, ribbon and non-toxic paint. The co-owners Catherine Clark

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park may still be a work in-progress, but the beautiful open portions have already made it a must-see waterfront destination. Pier 1 offers striking views of downtown Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge, and large, sloping grass lawns, perfect

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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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