MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

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

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The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

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

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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Historic Jane’s Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Historic Jane’s Carousel Gets AquaFence to Protect It from Future Storms

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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See NYC’s Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell’s CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

See NYC’s Most Coveted Real Estate on Dwell’s CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours

Want to know how NYC’s finest live it up in the Big Apple? Join us for the third annual CITY MODERN Manhattan and Brooklyn Home Tours hosted by Dwell and New York Magazine! Visit a selection of the city’s most coveted homes, designed and furnished by leading

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PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Human Compass Garden

The Human Compass Garden, located at the corner of Sackett and Columbia Street, was the first community green space established in the area 21 years ago. At first, the project started as a community project to clean up an abandoned

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Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Theatre Restoration Project

Ogle the French Renaissance Splendor of Brooklyn’s Loew’s Kings Theatre Restoration Project

ACE plans to return the theater, which is located at 1025-1035 Flatbush Avenue, to its former glory as a classic 20th century movie palace and hopes it will become the centerpiece of a revitalized Flatbush. The restoration process, so far, has been a grueling

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group says the platform will top out at 17.5 feet in height, allowing for an elevated

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It’s been a long week full of rather sad news, so here’s a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q Church Avenue station in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn were surprised

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Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Grow Your Own City Proposes a Modular CLT Housing Development for Red Hook, Brooklyn

Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood from the University of Oregon won first place for their proposal, Grow Your Own City, in the Timber in the City student design competition. The competition, which was organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Visits Urban Chandy Founder and Designer Cassidy Brush in Her Brooklyn Studio

Back in May, Inhabitat discovered a cool new designer showing off her incredible recycled hanging chandeliers at BKLYN Designs 2013. Called Urban Chandies, these gorgeous lighting fixtures are as green as they get—handmade locally and employing scrap materials

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PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Bizarre Japanese Victorian-Style Home Hides Treasures from Around the World in Brooklyn

131 Buckingham was built as part of a project initiated by developer Dean Alvord back in 1899. Dean purchased 50 acres of land with the intent of developing a residential area that would also be a “park in the city” for the rich. He renamed the numbered streets

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Beyoncé Biked Over the Brooklyn Bridge to Her Last Barclays Center Concert

Beyoncé Biked Over the Brooklyn Bridge to Her Last Barclays Center Concert

It looks like not all of the world’s celebrities ride around in gas-guzzling SUVs. Apparently, mega-star Beyoncé biked across the Brooklyn Bridge to get to her last concert at the Barclays Center on Monday night. While she was able to make the trip relatively

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Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Behold, This is the Greenest Block in Brooklyn!

Photo © Brooklyn Botanic Garden

This year, blocks from more than 25 Brooklyn neighborhoods like Boerum Hill, East Flatbush, Park Slope, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bay Ridge and Windsor Terrace participated in the BBG’s Greenest Block competition. But in the end,

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New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

New John Street Apartments to Fund Brooklyn Bridge Park Expansion in DUMBO

According to Crains, the 100,000 square foot, 12-story residential building designed by Alloy is expected to fit right into Dumbo with its large windows and facade of metal panels. A mixed-use facility, it will also include cultural and retail space on the

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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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