BKLYN Designs 2014: Preview Brooklyn SLaB’s Artistically Reclaimed Wood Furniture

BKLYN Designs 2014: Preview Brooklyn SLaB’s Artistically Reclaimed Wood Furniture

Bowser’s background in sculpture and fine arts – she earned a BFA from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – is evident in each and every piece she crafts. But her approach is also practical. Take the Mothwing Lamp Table, for example. Before

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BKLYN Designs 2014: Sneak a Peek at Coil + Drift’s Rustic, Reclaimed Furniture Made in Brooklyn

BKLYN Designs 2014: Sneak a Peek at Coil + Drift’s Rustic, Reclaimed Furniture Made in Brooklyn

Sorensen-Jolink founded Coil + Drift two years ago with the desire to explore ordinary objects in an extraordinary way. Using the woodworking skills he honed at Makeville Studios, Sorensen-Jolink creates home furnishings using reclaimed and FSC-certified sustainable

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Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Brooklyn Roasting Company Launches the “Citi Bike of Coffee Cups”

Considering that the average New Yorker can drink several gallons of coffee a day, you can imagine the amount of disposable java cups clogging up our landfills. So could a coffee cup-sharing program, like Citi Bike but for cups, be the solution? Good

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Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

Is a Waterfront Streetcar Line the Future of Transportation for Brooklyn and Queens?

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Would a streetcar line running along the waterfronts of Brooklyn and Queens benefit your commute? New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman recently revived the idea, which was originally proposed by urban planner Alex

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Brooklyn’s First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Brooklyn’s First Passive House Condo Building Rises in Prospect Heights

Located at 951 Pacific Street, the R-951 residence is named for its resilience and high R-value along with its address. The relatively narrow rowhouse structure contains three homes, each with about 1,500 sq. ft. of space. The bottom residence is a two-bedroom

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Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Sprout a Giant Green Roof

While the Brooklyn Nets are positioning themselves for the NBA postseason, their home arena just scored a victory for the environment. NYC-based Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC) and Shanghai-based Greenland Group Company are teaming up to install a new

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Tour a Fabulous Brooklyn Brownstone Renovated by NYC Fashion Designer and Homeowner JoAnn Berman

Tour a Fabulous Brooklyn Brownstone Renovated by NYC Fashion Designer and Homeowner JoAnn Berman

JoAnn Berman first made a name for herself in the 80s and 90s dressing musicians like Michael Jackson, Salt-n-Pepa and P. Diddy (back when he was just Puffy), and more recently, her refashioned garments have attracted the attention of stars like Rihanna. But

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NYPD Makes Sinister Discovery in Refrigerator of a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

NYPD Makes Sinister Discovery in Refrigerator of a Brooklyn Heights Brownstone

Last year, Inhabitat reported on a Brooklyn Heights brownstone that hides a secret portal to the NYC underground, but it turns out that wasn’t the only thing off about the building. The NYPD was recently called to the faux home when MTA workers stationed inside

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Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

Daydream About Living in the Beautiful Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park Through These New Pics

While not modestly priced (they start at $1.05 million), the first offerings of the gorgeous units have already sold out, with many potential residents interested in the next round of applications. Most of the apartments feature 18-foot ceilings met with glass

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The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

The Urban Future Lab Opens as an Incubator for Green Tech Startups in Downtown Brooklyn

Green tech startups now have a new place to call home in downtown Brooklyn. The Urban Future Lab - which was unveiled last week by the New York City Economic Development Corporation and the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering - will be

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Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

Adorable 400 Sq. Ft. Studio for Rent in Brooklyn Also Meets Passive House Standards

The loft studio is located on the fourth floor of a brownstone sited along a picturesque, historic block in Brooklyn, just steps away from the Pratt Institute. Though small, the space is open, with high ceilings and plenty of natural light pouring through

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 to Open This Spring with Roller Rink, Shuffleboard and Bocce Courts

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 is on track to wrap up construction by this spring, and visitors will soon be able to enjoy exciting amenities including a new roller rink. When complete, the newly renovated five-acre pier’s marquee attraction will be

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6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

6 Bizarre Architectural Destinations You Have to See in Brooklyn

The Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Hiding a Secret Underground Portal
Brooklyn Heights is one of Brooklyn’s most coveted neighborhoods. Brimming with beautiful brownstones and tree-lined streets, and located just steps away from the waterfront, it’s no surprise

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Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

Lab-Grown Meat Maker Modern Meadow Wants to 3D-Print Beef and Pork in Brooklyn

It looks like Brooklyn may soon be home to the next 3D-printed burger. Crain’s New York reports that Modern Meadow, a pioneer in engineered tissues, is in the midst of negotiations to lease a 10,000-square-foot space at the BioBAT facility in the Brooklyn

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Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Plan to Kill Mute Swans in Prospect Park Sparks Outcry Amongst Brooklyn Animal Lovers

Brooklyn wildlife lovers are seeing red after learning of a proposal by the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation to eliminate the population of mute swans in Prospect Park by 2025. According to the agency, the elegant birds have been known to bully

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PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn’s Most Coveted Townhouses

PHOTOS: Tour Three of Brooklyn’s Most Coveted Townhouses

The Salle Residence + Art Studio
In the late 1990s, artist David Salle purchased two derelict buildings in Brooklyn. Salle wanted to turn the 10,000 sq ft structures into a joint residence and private studio. He turned to “the artists’ architect” Christian

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden “Illuminated” Winter Festival!

Brooklyn Botanical Garden “Illuminated” Winter Festival!

Head on over to the Brooklyn Botanical Garden this Saturday, January 25th for the Baby, It’s Cold Outside Winter Lodge for Families portion of their winter festival! Enjoy fun-filled activities like story-telling, collage-making with Javaka Steptoe, a treasure

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SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn’s First Brewpub

SNEAK PEEK: Dirck the Norseman Transforms an Old Bag Factory into Brooklyn’s First Brewpub

What proper brewpub would be complete without lamps made of old kegs?

Raven, a beer veteran who got his start two decades ago selling beer for Brooklyn Brewery, chose the old plastic bag factory in Greenpoint as the site for Dirck the Norseman because of

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PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Unusual Wedge-Shaped Shipping Container Townhouse Rises in Brooklyn

According to LOT-EK, the Carroll House was erected from a stack of 21 shipping containers that was “then cut diagonally along both the top and bottom, creating a striking profile that invokes Williamsburg’s industrial past, while providing a sculptural nod

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Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway

Silent Lights: Noise-Activated LED Gates Illuminate Passageway Underneath Brooklyn Queens Expressway

“Silent Lights is a series of sculptural gates that line a pedestrian pathway under the Brooklyn Queens Expressway,” writes Urban Matter. “The gates are embedded with light and sound equipment: 2,400 LEDs and a microphone, controlled by an Arduino mega microcontroller.

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PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: New Nelson Mandela Mural Goes Up in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The new mural features a photo-realistic painting depicting Mandela’s warm smile set against a stark, white background. The work was completed by artist Jason Coatney. “You know, it could be a few people, but once I put his smile on there, he just has a beautiful

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Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint’s Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

Get Your Local Holiday Shopping Done at Greenpoint’s Trippy Brooklyn Night Bazaar

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar has been around for several years now, but recently moved to a new location at 165 Banker Street in Greenpoint. Inside, the 23,000 former bakery warehouse offers up four long rows of local, artisan-made goods from LEGO jewelry to

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First Mods in Place at World’s Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

First Mods in Place at World’s Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

The first mods were hoisted into place yesterday at the B2 residential building at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. When completed in late 2014, the structure is poised to claim the title of world’s tallest modular building and will include 50 percent affordable

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Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Cool Perks for Helping Get Up and Ride Bike Tours Set Up Their Brooklyn Storefront

Get Up and Ride’s Brooklyn-centric bike tours have already earned recognition as TripAdvisor’s most sought-after activity for visitors to the borough, but with their popularity, they’ve quickly outgrown their “headquarters” in a Williamsburg parking garage.

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Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Dramatically Sliced Carroll House Shipping Container Home Rises in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The diagonally-cut building will have a striking, sloped profile that rises out of the ground up to three stories tall. Thanks to the steeped nature of the building, each floor will have access to an open-air deck fitted with an outdoor table, a built-in BBQ

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