Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher with a plan to create an entire block of yummy edible brownstones for charity!
Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer
The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a scattering of fallen signs and fences, but nearby Williamsburg fared much worse.
A video of the flooding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the India Street East River Ferry Pier.
This fence decided to call it quits before Hurricane Sandy even started.
We stepped outside to take these photos around 10am this morning but were warned shortly
Looking at West’s home, it’s evident that she has a background as a designer, stylist and curator. Her small yet rich space looks like an outpost of her vintage home store Collier West. Fusing decadence with minimal living, West’s teeny apartment has
The Willow Street Residence, a renovated townhouse with a historic façade was located on a quiet, tree-canopied street. This site had gone through several architectural changes before architect Robert Kahn’s renovation. Once a horse stable, and then 7 separate
Ever wondered what the inside of a sleek modern Manhattan apartment looks like? Or maybe a Brooklyn townhouse in the heart of the borough? Well CITY MODERN is giving you the chance to satiate that curiosity with a series of tours this month in honor of
The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate. The Bloomberg administration gave a statement saying that the pipeline that
The new Barclays Center Arena marks the return of major league sports to Brooklyn, which has had a hole in its heart since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. It was all smiles at the press launch but long and arduous process behind the project was by
Please join 12×12 designers, applicants, and organizers as well as other friends of Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) to celebrate 12×12 NYC and visit the program it supports! You’re invited to walk through their state-of-the art wood shop where 50-60 low-income
Enjoy a little technology with your tomatoes or some code with your cucumbers? Brooklyn-based Feedback Farms is bringing cultivation into the computer age by using sensor-embedded planters that remotely monitor the soil conditions of their vegetable beds. The
The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground Community developed under their Green Campaign, which emphasizes good health
Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called Bright N’ Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map too. The 15,000 square foot, NYC Green Property-certified building by Scarano
Small space living is nothing new to New Yorkers, but it wasn’t until recently that micro apartments of 400 sq. ft. and under started becoming en vogue. The mindset change was largely inspired by Mayor Bloomberg and New York City’s adAPT NYC design competition,
After a six-month closure for both sustainability and cosmetic-based improvements, Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been reunited with the Cooper Street Community Garden, a New York Restoration Project green space.
PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline
Transmitter Park broke ground in 2010 and since then, Greenpoint residents have been eagerly awaiting its completion. The 1.6 acre park sits on the site of a historic radio station and ferry terminal that had over time broken down into “a wide swath of decaying
We’ve seen wood from the historic Coney Island boardwalk being recycled all over the city, and now it’s even being reincarnated as the walls of a new restaurant in Fort Greene. When complete, the new Prospect eatery and bar will have an interior clad with
Members of the South Brooklyn Children’s Garden (SBCG) and a group of half-sized helpers spent the weekend laying groundwork for what will soon be a community vegetable garden.
© Dino Perucci
David Byrne’s guitar and high-heel shaped bike racks have been a big hit around New York, and now the famed musician/artist/cyclist has designed a playful alphabet-shaped version for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The Talking Heads singer
The Brooklyn Grange is in the midst of recruiting a slew of new workers that are small and tough but produce incredibly sweet results — honeybees! The city’s largest rooftop farm, which boasts two sites in Brooklyn and in Queens, has been expanding their
You may have survived the storms this week, but certain areas of Brooklyn and Queens aren’t doing as well. Wednesday’s intense rain pummeled the tri-state area and caused some roads in the two boroughs to become rivers. According to local news reports, the
Johnathan Lopes recently captured our hearts by creating a mini LEGO replica of Brooklyn.
424 Melrose Street Rendering © Chris Benedict
Brooklyn made strides for sustainable homes when it revealed NYC’s very first certified passive house, and now it has two more passive house projects on the horizon. The new multi-family homes by architect Chris
A massive 88-acre container terminal in Brooklyn is being transformed into the state-of-the-art Sims Municipal Recycling Facility as part of the Mayor’s PlaNYC2030 initiative to tackle waste management in the city. The facility will be overseen by the Axis
The Brooklyn Grange began in Queens when Farmer Ben Flanner started his own small rooftop farm that catered to locals and caught the attention of a few passionate New York City restaurants. Soon enough, a number of farm-to-table fans banded together, gained
Each of Jacobs’ carefully detailed dioramas is meticulously cut by hand with the fine sharpened end of an Exacto knife. No detail is spared, from vintage doorknobs to hardwood floors to tiny radiators, each object looks as though it was lifted from one of
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