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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
“Queen Mother of Reality” is a 50-foot-long form that at first glance resembles a reclining deity like one you might see in Asia. Take a closer look though and you’ll find that the Buddha-like figure has an umbrella for an elbow, gold electronics for a necklace
BROOKLYN FARMER is documentary film about Brooklyn Grange, a group of for-profit urban farmers in NYC, as they set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm.
This is an important story. It’s clear that big cities need to become more environmentally
Some lucky designers and architects in Brooklyn will soon have a new place to call home thanks to the Pratt Institute. Today, the institute announced that it is launching a new initiative called The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BFDA) to provide
A Global Friendship is a Brooklyn-based non-profit that seeks to empower and employ women around the world by providing them with small business training and market access. They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Sage Braid bracelet, which
President Barack Obama is coming to Brooklyn, and he’s shutting down the borough’s largest park to use as a landing area for his arrival. Prospect Park will be closed this Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm to make way for Marine One. After touching down at the park,
23,000 sq. ft. Greenpoint Bakery to Become Permanent Home of Brooklyn Night Bazaar Asian-Style Market
Construction at the new space is already under way.
Brooklyn Night Bazaar was founded by Aaron Broudo and Belvy Klein in 2011, and has been calling a Williamsburg warehouse its home for the past two years. Now, the eclectic market (think Smorgasburg/Brooklyn
Downtown Brooklyn’s Cultural District is starting to really take shape. Earlier last week, city officials including Mayor Bloomberg announced the development team for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) North Site II, the last undeveloped property in the district.
Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed as a model of energy-efficient design and includes sustainable features
It looks like Whole Foods is officially coming to Williamsburg. The organic-minded grocer has negotiated a $45 million loan to get the construction process rolling for a new storefront at 240 Bedford Avenue, which is situated on the corner of North 4th Street.
Brooklyn is an enormously diverse borough filled with people who possess a myriad of backgrounds, beliefs, and habits. NYC artist Jennifer Maravillas seeks to represent the vibrant nature of the streets with her project, “71 Square Miles”. The piece incorporates
The 17-foot-tall, wooden, sloping platform was designed to serve a dual purpose. First, observers on top of the 6000 square-foot Mantaray could walk up to an elevated view of Lower Manhattan. Underneath, the designers also plan to use the 3,000 square-foot
Pettis said that the idea for the Digitizer came about when he wanted a 3D scanner but found no affordable or usable tools on the market, so they decided to make one themselves. The most important attributes they were looking for were for the 3D scanner to
The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world’s most iconic structures, boasting stone block archways and airy rows of cables that give it an almost harp-like appearance. For sound and performance artist Di Mainstone, walking across the historic bridge gave way
After being partially submerged by water during Hurricane Sandy last year, Brooklyn Bridge Park’s historic Jane’s Carousel now has a much-needed flood protection system. Donated by David and Jane Walentas, who are also responsible for lovingly restoring
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