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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Brooklyn Grange’s Queens Rooftop Farm Gets Solar-Powered Compost Bins

Brooklyn Grange’s Queens Rooftop Farm Gets Solar-Powered Compost Bins

The Brooklyn Grange is opening up their one-acre rooftop farm in Long Island City, Queens as a local hub for solar composting. The new system will repurpose food waste and scraps gathered from local restaurants and residents and turn them into valuable fertilizer

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“Bouncy” Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Creates New Connection to Brooklyn Bridge Park

“Bouncy” Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge Creates New Connection to Brooklyn Bridge Park

Image via Brooklyn Bridge Park Facebook

The highly-anticipated Squibb Park Pedestrian Bridge connecting Brooklyn Heights to Brooklyn Bridge Park has finally opened, and locals could not be more pleased. The rather unusual “zig-zaggy” and “bouncy” $5 million bridge was designed by Ted Zoli and constructed by HNTB, who worked throughout March putting the finishing touches on it. With the structure now open, pedestrians are able to stroll over to Brooklyn Bridge Park from Brooklyn Heights without having to come in contact with cars and traffic.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Model Summer Rayne Oakes Turns Her Brooklyn Apartment into a Greenhouse Filled with 200+ Plants

We were so intrigued by (and jealous of) Summer’s rainforest-esque digs that we had to catch up with her and see if she had any tips for aspiring urban gardeners like us. Here’s what she said:
INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your

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“Heartwalk” Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

“Heartwalk” Sculpture Made of Hurricane Sandy Wood Gets New Home in Brooklyn

Heartwalk in Times Square
The project was spearheaded by the DUMBO Improvement District and Situ Studio, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT). Situ Studio was originally commissioned to create the piece for Times Square,

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PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

An open kitchen space leads out onto a balcony that was created by cutting away pieces of the shipping container.

So how does one come up with the idea of building a shipping container house in New York City? By 2008, the couple had already purchased a

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Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Over the last ten years, rising property values in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have made home ownership difficult or impossible for many. But one couple, David Boyle and wife Michele Bertomen, decided to get around the high pricetags in the area by turning to

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Most of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s historic oak trees survived Hurricane Sandy last year, but a few were not so lucky. Ten of the fifty foot specimens are being chopped due to damage from the storm, but they will be given new life as a treehouse! Designed

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Brooklyn’s El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Brooklyn’s El Jardin del Pueblo Transforms an Empty Lot into an Urban Farm

Residents in East New York, Brooklyn have a new place to shop for their eggs without having to step foot inside of a grocery store or bodega. Instead, members of the recently unveiled El Jardin del Pueblo – a community garden project spearheaded by GrowNYC

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