Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

Greenpoint Kids Build Vertical Garden Farm with Help from Solar One and SYSTEM Program

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.

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PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

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Stalled Greenpoint Waterfront Park Could Move Forward with New Plan to Fund It by Selling Air Rights

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

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Bring Your Bike on the East River Ferry for FREE Tomorrow to Summer Streets NYC

Bring Your Bike on the East River Ferry for FREE Tomorrow to Summer Streets NYC

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.

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New CitiLogs Newark Sawmill Will Recycle Urban Wood and Aim for LEED Platinum Certification

New CitiLogs Newark Sawmill Will Recycle Urban Wood and Aim for LEED Platinum Certification

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

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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

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

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

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

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NYC Looking to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

NYC Looking to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Hunts Point Area of The Bronx

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

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LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

LEED Silver McCarren Park Pool Complex Opening Soon in Greenpoint!

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

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

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

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From the Source Unveils Chiaroscuro Reclaimed Wood Collection at ICFF

From the Source Unveils Chiaroscuro Reclaimed Wood Collection at ICFF

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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5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

5 Free Things to Do During Memorial Day Weekend in NYC

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Hayseed’s Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

Hayseed’s Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

When Inhabitat stopped for a visit, Meg Paska, aka the Brooklyn Homesteader, was tending to seedlings. What started as a love for homebrewing and gardening in Baltimore quickly evolved into a beekeeping enterprise after taking a course in 2004. For those

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Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival

Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival

The 5th Annual Go Green! Greenpoint Earth Day Festival is Saturday, May 5th in McCarren Park, Brooklyn. Go Green! Greenpoint features eco-friendly artists, crafters, educators, and community groups, as well as educational displays, Greencycle swap, art exhibits,

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New ‘Made by Hand’ Film Focuses on a NYC-Based Rooftop Beekeeper

New ‘Made by Hand’ Film Focuses on a NYC-Based Rooftop Beekeeper

For the latest film in the Made by Hand series, the filmmakers pointed their cameras at a NYC-based urban rooftop beekeeper. Megan Paska is a beekeeper, backyard farmer and educator — she gets stuff done. She’s doing a lot of exciting work in the city: consulting

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NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

NYC Farmer Annie Novak Shares the Ins & Outs of Rooftop Farming in the Winter

photo © Jackie Snow for Wilder Quarterly, used with permission

Rooftop farming during the winter may seem like an oxymoron, but Annie Novak of Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn says that winter on a farm is far from fallow. In the latest

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New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street’s Industrial Area

New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street’s Industrial Area

A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Plan Association will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street between Cobble Hill and Red Hook. The 80 foot area, which is currently

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Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery

Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery

North Williamsburg’s former People’s Firehouse, Engine 212, will soon be a community hall and gallery space. Dubbed the Northside Town Hall Community Center, the former fire house has already begun the transformation process and is now hosting multi-disciplinary

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City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow Encourages New Yorkers to Build Their Own Urban Gardens Through Free Workshops

City Grow’s mission is not just to be a retail store, but to cultivate a community of passionate urban farmers that will influence the habit and diets of New Yorkers in the five boroughs. Each Saturday, City Grow’s Greenpoint location offers classes on

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Warehouse

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Warehouse

In October, local merchants and artists decided to put a new spin on the outdoor experience by creating theBrooklyn Night Bazaar, an evening of outdoor shopping, culture, art, food, and music at the Dekalb Market in downtown Brooklyn. The evening was such

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JDS Architects Design Wild Warehouse Space for December Brooklyn Night Bazaar

JDS Architects Design Wild Warehouse Space for December Brooklyn Night Bazaar

New Yorkers love their outdoor markets. From farmers and fleas to the seasonal holiday markets, shopping is never more fun than when transformed into an all-day alfresco activity. Last month, local merchants and artists decided to put a new spin on the outdoor

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7 Opportunities to Volunteer & Give Back This Thanksgiving in NYC

7 Opportunities to Volunteer & Give Back This Thanksgiving in NYC

Yorkville Common Pantry
The Yorkville Common Pantry has been helping hungry New Yorkers for more than three decades. This Thanksgiving, a health, home-cooked meal will be served Wednesday, November 23 from 3:30 to 6:30pm. On an average weekday, the pantry,

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North Brooklyn’s Eat Restaurant Serves Locally-Sourced Food & Highlights the Handmade

North Brooklyn’s Eat Restaurant Serves Locally-Sourced Food & Highlights the Handmade

Owner Jordan Colón established Eat in 2006 with a very open mind. Originally a record store and coffee shop, the establishment has since evolved into a cozy eatery run by the Colón family and several friends. Jordan is one of five brothers and a sister who

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nbART’s Newton Creek Armada Art Installation Takes Video Cameras Into the Murky Waterway

nbART’s Newton Creek Armada Art Installation Takes Video Cameras Into the Murky Waterway

Yesterday, the North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) announced their latest project that will tackle issues of pollution and civic duty in New York called the Newton Creek Armada. The interactive exhibition powered by a team of three artists — Laura

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Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

Parsons DESIS Lab Explores Social & Sustainable Activism in North Brooklyn

At Inhabitat, we believe that good design can change the world — and we’re not alone in our quest to make this happen. Parsons the New School for Design was founded on this same idea, and today the institution is at the forefront of design thinking and education.

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