Solarize Brooklyn Aims to Bring Affordable Solar Power to Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush

Solarize Brooklyn Aims to Bring Affordable Solar Power to Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush

The Solarize movement that swept across the nation from Oregon in 2009 has spread all the way to Brooklyn. Solarize Brooklyn is a project started by two local groups, Sustainable Flatbush and Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace. The initiative is a volunteer-run, grass

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Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Massive Robot-Controlled Parking Garage Will Be Able to Stack 700 Cars Underground in Brooklyn

Image: JEFFREY M. HYDE DESIGN DIRECTOR OF AUTOMOTION

The Willoughby Square parking garage will delve 37 feet underground and will be able to accommodate 697 cars on five levels. Since it will be subterranean, the lot won’t take up valuable city land, and

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Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Green-Roofed Ample Hills Kiosk Scoops Up Local Ice Cream at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ample Hills Creamery outpost is located at Pier 5 of Brooklyn Bridge Park, right between the beach volleyball courts and picnic/BBQ area. The ice cream is handcrafted right in Brooklyn in small batches, and owner Brian Smith takes pride in the company’s

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The “What If NYC…” design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) develop a playbook and guidelines in the event of another major disaster.

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Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

Abandoned Lot Turned into Public Farm and Mountain Bike Course in Brooklyn

The temporary park space that Two Trees Management announced back in March for a vacant lot near their Domino Sugar Refinery housing complex site is now open to the public! The previously empty land was transformed into Havemeyer Park and Brooklyn Bike Park,

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveils 10 Designs to Turn Dilapidated Warehouses into Greenery-Filled Destinations

Brooklyn Bridge Park Unveils 10 Designs to Turn Dilapidated Warehouses into Greenery-Filled Destinations

Several heavy-hitting developers tossed in their bids for a seat at the proverbial table since the call for proposals was announced in September. Notable names include: Jamestown Properties (behind Chelsea Market and Milk Studio), Two Trees (developers of

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Brooklyn Tech Triangle Plan Could Re-Create Silicon Valley in NYC

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Plan Could Re-Create Silicon Valley in NYC

Move over Silicon Valley. New York City – currently the second leading tech hub in the nation – could soon climb to the top spot with the help of a strategic plan recently unveiled by the Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition. Led by WXY Architecture + Urban Design,

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Brooklyn-Based MakerBot Announces It Will Be Acquired by 3D Printing Company Stratasys

Brooklyn-Based MakerBot Announces It Will Be Acquired by 3D Printing Company Stratasys

Brooklyn-based 3D desktop printing company MakerBot announced yesterday that it will be acquired by fellow 3D printing leader Stratasys. The two companies signed a definitive merger agreement yesterday with the aim of combining their efforts to spur an even

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100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

100,000 sq. ft. Duggal Greenhouse Opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard!

The LEED-certified Duggal Greenhouse serves as the hub of Duggal Energy Solutions—a green corporation dedicated to resolving global electricity, water, and agriculture problems. Mr. Duggal began investing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard over a decade ago with

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PHOTOS: MakerBot Opens New 50,000 Sq. Ft. 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: MakerBot Opens New 50,000 Sq. Ft. 3D Printer Factory in Brooklyn

Makerbot CEO Bre Pettis cuts the ribbon with former New York State Senator and current Borough President of Brooklyn Marty Markowitz 

Makerbot’s new Sunset Park factory replaces a much smaller, 5,000 sq ft factory located in the Brooklyn neighborhood

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Kickstarter’s New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter’s New Brooklyn Headquarters Gets Trees on Its Green Roof

Kickstarter enlisted Ole Sondresen Architects to design their dream headquarters inside the abandoned shell of the historic Eberhard Faber Pencil Co. factory on Kent St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The building has been slowly taking shape despite weather-related

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Express Biker Brings Convenient Bicycle Repair Vending Machines to Brooklyn

Express Biker Brings Convenient Bicycle Repair Vending Machines to Brooklyn

Now that the Citi Bike share program is open to all New Yorkers, there are sure to be even more folks needing bike parts and other riding-related apparatus on-the-go. Express Biker anticipated this demand and has launched two of its self-service vending

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the MetroTech Commons, Forest City Ratner Companies has curated the Summer@MetroTech

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Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal – PHOTOS

Mysterious Brooklyn Heights Brownstone Actually Hides a Secret Underground Portal – PHOTOS

© Heather Quinian

The “home” stands at the Brooklyn end of the Joralemon Street Tunnel, which brings the 4 and 5  to and from Manhattan. The construction was in fact a residential building up until 1846, but in 1908 it was transformed a ventilation station

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don’t Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don’t Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

It’s not the sounds of the city or early morning trash removal that forces some Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents out of bed in the morning. Instead, a neighborhood rooster has become a local town favorite by bringing a bit of the countryside to the Kingsborough.

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Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

Brooklyn Vigilante Frees Chained and Choked Trees with the Treedom Project

If you’ve ever seen a painfully chained or otherwise constrained tree on the street, you might have wished you could free it – but how? One Brooklynite has taken the matter into his own hands with his “Treedom Project”, which aims to find chained or otherwise

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Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

Adam Yauch Park Opens in Brooklyn Heights, Honoring Late Beastie Boys Member

You might have known him as MCA of the Beastie Boys, but before he was a rapper Adam Yauch was just a happy Brooklyn kid playing at his favorite park. The late musician was honored last week when Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn Heights was renamed Adam Yauch

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Hooker & Co Celebrate Brooklyn’s Industrial Heritage with Awesome Reclaimed Furniture at BKLYN Designs

Hooker & Co Celebrate Brooklyn’s Industrial Heritage with Awesome Reclaimed Furniture at BKLYN Designs

Hooker & Co is renowned for their classy reclaimed furniture. Salvaged yellow pine features prominently across the studio’s diverse range of tables, seating and interiors, and is usually accompanied by some kind of metal that gives the work an industrial aesthetic.

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Massive Bee Swarm Spotted in Brooklyn

Massive Bee Swarm Spotted in Brooklyn

They’re baaaack! A giant swarm of bees was spotted recently in the Boerum Hill area of Brooklyn, causing some alarm among residents. Luckily, New York City beekeeper Ross Bennett Brown explains that the docile bees aren’t looking to harm humans – they’re

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Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

Brooklyn Gears Up for an Additional 14 Miles of Bike Lanes

With the Citi Bike program expected to open in May, the New York City Department of Transportation has its sights set on giving Brooklyn cyclists more room to ride across the borough. The proposed Brooklyn Greenway Project will add 14 miles of bike lanes from

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An Evening with The NY Times’ Mark Bittman to Benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition

An Evening with The NY Times’ Mark Bittman to Benefit the Brooklyn Food Coalition

Please join the Brooklyn Food Coalition for an exciting fundraiser featuring New York Times cooking and food policy writer Mark Bittman on Tuesday April 30th in downtown Brooklyn! Coinciding with the release of his new book “VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 p.m. to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…For Good”, Mr. Bittman will speak on “The Future of Food” and will address how we can eat for the health of our bodies and the planet.

Tickets are $20; there will be a limited amount of student tickets for $10. …

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NY <3 Boston: Illuminated Messages of Support for Boston Victims Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music

NY <3 Boston: Illuminated Messages of Support for Boston Victims Light Up Brooklyn Academy of Music

The streaming messages of hope and support for Boston were created by the NYC Light Brigade and The Illuminator Collective - a political art project featuring a cargo van equipped with video and audio projection that emerged out of the Occupy Wall Street

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Don’t Miss Brooklyn’s Freshest Green Furnishings at This Year’s BKLYN Designs in May!

Don’t Miss Brooklyn’s Freshest Green Furnishings at This Year’s BKLYN Designs in May!

It’s baaaack! Our favorite showcase of the hottest made-in-Brooklyn home designs took a hiatus for a few years but now BKLYN Designs is back and ready to make a splash from May 10-12. This carefully curated tradeshow will bring together a bevy of leading

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Macro Sea to Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hub For Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs

Macro Sea to Transform Brooklyn Navy Yard into Hub For Sustainable Manufacturing Jobs

New York firm Macro Sea has released a new design that would turn the Brooklyn Navy Yard into a state-of-the-art hub for technology, innovation, design and prototyping. Called New Lab, the 84,000-square-foot space is slated to be completed by 2014 with

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SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

SNEAK PEEK: Nest-Shaped Treehouse Made of Hurricane Sandy-Fallen Trees Rises at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Romero originally wanted to name the treehouse Judith Francis Scougall Wolgamott, after his mother who recently passed away. He explained that much of the turmoil that can be seen coming through in Sandy Remix was inspired by his feelings after his mother’s

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