Located at the industrial end of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the UM Project’s workshop is a place where “personality, function and purpose” are combined to create locally produced objects and furniture with a sustainable touch. It took three week for the
Head over to Public Assembly this Sunday for a day of beer, hugs and music to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. David Teller (BirdDog Promo / Delinquency), Brian Russ (Campers’ Rule Records), Amy Grimm (The Whatever Blog) and Greenpointers will present
Mayor Bloomberg sets an example by donating his own blood.
Hurricane Sandy ravaged neighborhoods across New York, but it also did serious damage to the city’s blood supply. Although people may not realize it, the need for blood at hospitals is constant
Photo © gt8073a
Forecasts have been saying that the great nor’easter storm that is supposed to hit at mid-day today will be nothing close to Hurricane Sandy, but Mayor Bloomberg isn’t taking any chances. The mayor’s office is asking New Yorkers to take
How to Volunteer to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims in the Rockaways and Other Areas That Are Still in Need
Before heading out to volunteer sites, take a look through the needs – many hubs that are outside of the affected areas have been happily overwhelmed with volunteers, and no longer need people but could use food, supplies or funds. Don’t just show up somewhere,
Much of Lower Manhattan is still in the dark thanks to the explosion that occurred during Hurricane Sandy at the Con Edison power plant on Avenue C and 14th Street. What many thought was “green lightning” was actually a transformer exploding around 9 p.m.
Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer
The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a scattering of fallen signs and fences, but nearby Williamsburg fared much worse.
A video of the flooding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the India Street East River Ferry Pier.
This fence decided to call it quits before Hurricane Sandy even started.
We stepped outside to take these photos around 10am this morning but were warned shortly
We’ve seen many instances of yarnbombing in New York City from Olek’s rainbow-camo bikes to the Campaign for Wool’s fountains of felt, but the Transmitter Park piece appears to have been done by someone new based on its muted colors and simplistic design.
The undeveloped industrial part of northern Greenpoint may soon be the city’s next premier neighborhood – complete with its own Santiago Calatrava bridge! Handel Architects has designed ten luxury towers that would completely transform and enliven twenty-two
Big plans are currently in the works to turn Manhattan’s Pier 42 into a new public space, but in the mean time, the Hester Street Collaborative wants to turn the abandoned pier into a temporary pop-up park, and they need your help! On November 3rd, the
Happy Park(ing) Day New York! Take lunch outside today and enjoy the pop-up parks that are reclaiming parking spaces. New Yorkers will celebrate the 7th annual worldwide celebration all over the city by infusing greenery in over 30 parking spots. Check out
The app will determine your distance from Lower Manhattan and help you orient your camera to a spot where the towers would have been visible. It is designed to work nearly 50 miles away at sea level. Though standing right in the center of the new World Trade
Greenpoint kids in the SYSTEM program, a summer educational internship sponsored by the Greenpoint YMCA, (as well as NYU Wallerstein Collaborative and Exxon Mobile,) learned how to build a vertical garden in the space-strapped Lentol Garden in their Brooklyn neighborhood.
PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline
Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights
Brooklyn residents who’ve long been awaiting the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront Park promised to them 7 years ago may be in for some good news. Earlier this week, the New York City Economic Development Corporation sent out a call for developers’ proposals
Headed to Summer Streets tomorrow? NY Waterways’ East River Ferry has sent us word that they’ll be waiving the $1 bicycle fee for those traveling to the summer festival this weekend and will also waive it on the following Summer Street Saturday: August 18.
CitiLogs is a seasoned urban milling company that has been upcycling wood since 1991. Each year in urban and suburban neighborhoods around the city, thousands of trees and branches are cut down and many are removed due to age, diseases, or to clear the land
The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for summertime fun. McCarren Pool had not been used for its original purpose
If you’re not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened up again in 2005 as a repurposed concert venue. The unonventional spot
The new rooftop farm could look like this one in Greenpoint, Photo by Kthread
Mayor Bloomberg’s Economic Development Council is currently looking for a private developer to create what could soon be the largest rooftop farm in the world. The farm, planned
Great news for Greenpoint and Williamsburg swimmers - McCarren Park Pool will be opening for business this summer on June 28th! As part of Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC initiative, the pool is being rehabilitated into an aquatic recreational center that will
The new venue marks Brooklyn Industries’ fourteenth store, and continues their dedication to sustainability. The company upcycled their own garbage for much of the construction of the interior. Scores of their disused shipping pallets were recycled into
Using a variety of materials to build their array of designs, the From the Source team will transform old abandoned railroad tracks or iron-wood into a solid chair, or a mobile table on wheels. Exposed to the elements and heavy trains over the years, each
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