Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

Senate Passes Brooklyn Queens Natural Gas Pipeline Proposal

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

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PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets’ New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

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

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Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 12×12 NYC Tour and Party

Brooklyn Workforce Innovations 12×12 NYC Tour and Party

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

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Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

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

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The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

The Hegeman is a New LEED Silver Building That Helps Struggling Brooklynites Get Back on Their Feet

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

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Eco-Friendly “Bright N’ Green” Condos Coming Soon to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Eco-Friendly “Bright N’ Green” Condos Coming Soon to Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

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

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PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn’s Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apartment

PHOTOS: See Inside IKEA Brooklyn’s Tiny 391 Sq. Ft. Model Apartment

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,

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Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

Bushwick’s Cooper Street Garden Reopens as an Eco-Friendly Community Green Space in Brooklyn

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.

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PHOTOS: Transmitter Park Opens in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Waterfront Views of the Manhattan Skyline

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

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Brooklyn’s Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

Brooklyn’s Prospect Restaurant Will Have Walls Made from Upcycled Coney Island Boardwalk Wood

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

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New South Brooklyn Children’s Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

New South Brooklyn Children’s Garden Will Teach Kids About Urban Farming

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.

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David Byrne’s Playful Alphabet Bike Racks Spell More Bike Room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

David Byrne’s Playful Alphabet Bike Racks Spell More Bike Room at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

© 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

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Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

Brooklyn Grange Farm Adopts Bees Found Inside an NYC Fire Hydrant

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

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Thunderstorms Result in Heavy Flooding in Brooklyn and Queens

Thunderstorms Result in Heavy Flooding in Brooklyn and Queens

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

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NYC Man Builds Incredibly Detailed Replica of Brooklyn out of Hundreds of Thousands of LEGOs

NYC Man Builds Incredibly Detailed Replica of Brooklyn out of Hundreds of Thousands of LEGOs

Johnathan Lopes recently captured our hearts by creating a mini LEGO replica of Brooklyn.

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Two New Passive House Buildings Coming to Brooklyn

Two New Passive House Buildings Coming to 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

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Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

Former Brooklyn Container Terminal To Be Transformed Into State-Of-The-Art Sims Recycling Center

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

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Brooklyn Grange’s New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

Brooklyn Grange’s New Brooklyn Navy Yard Roof Farm Celebrates First Harvest with Mayor Bloomberg

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

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Brooklyn’s Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

Brooklyn’s Tiniest Apartment is Only 29 Inches Long

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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PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

PHOTOS: Brooklynites Show Off Beautiful Gardens for the 2012 Greenest Block in Brooklyn Competition

The free contest, a project of GreenBridge and Borough President Marty Markowitz, and sponsored by Brooklyn Community Foundation, is a borough-wide effort to bring blocks together to green and beautify Brooklyn.

“The contest has a life of its own,”

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Weekend Woodland Corps – Help Restore Brooklyn’s Forests!

Weekend Woodland Corps – Help Restore Brooklyn’s Forests!

Join volunteers at Prospect Park this weekend as they work on the ongoing restoration of Prospect Park’s more than 250 acres of forest. Meet at the Picnic House parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

Click here for more information.

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Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Brooklyn Couple Lives Comfortably in This Tiny 240 Square Foot NYC Apartment

Small NYC apartments have been getting a lot of attention after Mayor Bloomberg announced his plan for an upcoming micro-apartment building in the city, but this Brooklyn couple began sharing their teensy tiny 240-square-ft. apartment way before it was in

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Brooklynite Spike Lee Gets Behind Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Ban

Brooklynite Spike Lee Gets Behind Mayor Bloomberg’s Proposed Soda Ban

This week famed filmmaker and long-time Brooklyn resident Spike Lee voiced his support of Mayor Bloomberg’s highly controversial proposal to limit the size of sodas and other sugary beverages sold throughout the city. “I’m in favor of [the soda ban],” Lee said. “Look, when I was growing up in Brooklyn, we had no gym, and you had to run. You had some physical activity. Children today in public schools across the country are not being taught art, are not being taught music and they have no physical ed. Obesity is a major, major problem in this country. Americans — we’re just obese.” Clearly Lee is hoping that NYC will “Do The Right Thing,” and limit large sizes of sodas and other unhealthy drinks, but do you agree?

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The Ditch Plains Drop-In is a Green-Roofed Restaurant Box at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ditch Plains Drop-In is a Green-Roofed Restaurant Box at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Ditch Plains Drop-In is a nice departure from your standard in-park concessions in both the fare it offers as well as its aesthetic appeal. Its sloping profile is almost hill-like in its appearance, with a free-growing green roof that keeps the interior

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Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Pratt Students Present DEP Grant Proposals for a New Green Roof at Their Brooklyn Campus

Starting in late May, Pratt graduate students in the green infrastructure design + build course began learning green roof and stormwater management techniques. Preliminary designs for the green roof were completed under the direction of professors Gita Nandan

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