Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

Need Cheap Paint? Get Surplus Cans from the Brooklyn Bridge for a Few Bucks a Pop

NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap. The NY Times’ Sam Roberts reports that New York’s Department of Citywide

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New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

Passive Houses are supertight, well-ventilated, heavily-insulated buildings that require up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling. The movement, which began in Germany over 20 years ago, is slowly spreading in the United States, and in Brooklyn in particular.

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Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches

Image ©fredcamino

Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite libraries were built in the early 1900s before most neighborhoods developed

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Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

Brooklyn Cruiser Releases Special Edition MoMA Red Bicycles

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride”, JFK is noted as having said, and urban cyclists do agree. Based on the classic design of the Dutch bike, while featuring the stable smooth ride by hybrid bikes, the vintage inspired bicycle company

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PHOTOS: Cobble Hill’s Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale – We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

PHOTOS: Cobble Hill’s Newest LEED-Gold Condos Up for Sale – We Tour the $2.6M Brooklyn Digs!

The building at 253 Pacific reclaims a narrow space of 25 feet wide by 100 feet long (the building is 65 ft deep) that was once occupied by a one-story car garage. Though the site seems quite compact, the units’ interiors feel spacious and airy given the high

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BKLYN Designs Extends Deadline for Brooklyn Designers to Showcase Their Work – One Day Left to Submit!

BKLYN Designs Extends Deadline for Brooklyn Designers to Showcase Their Work – One Day Left to Submit!

Calling All Brooklyn Designers!
If you’ve been looking for a way to spread the word about your work and showcase it to an audience of tastemakers and buyers, don’t miss your chance to participate in BKLYN Designs! The premiere design tradeshow is coming back

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Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

Brooklyn Atlantis Underwater Robot Will Probe the Polluted Gowanus Canal

A group of citizen scientists will soon be taking a closer look at Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal using an underwater robot. NYU-Poly associate professor Mauirizio Porfiri and Oded Nov are launching the Brooklyn Atlantis 1, a robot that will

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Kickstarter’s New Greenpoint, Brooklyn Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof and Glass-Lined Courtyard

Kickstarter’s New Greenpoint, Brooklyn Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof and Glass-Lined Courtyard

It makes sense that Kickstarter chose the pencil factory as the home of its new headquarters considering the building’s history and the fact that pencils were considered an innovative, life-improving product (at least when they first came on the scene) – just

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Brooklyn Bike Patrol Escorts Women from the Subway to Their Homes Late at Night

Brooklyn Bike Patrol Escorts Women from the Subway to Their Homes Late at Night

Crime in NYC may be at an all time low, but that doesn’t mean that grave crimes — particularly those against women— aren’t being committed on a daily basis. Brooklyn Bike Patrol is a citizens brigade with the goal of making the women of Brooklyn feel

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Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5

Photo: Jim Henderson

Mayor Bloomberg and several other city officials kicked off the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 this morning. The $26 million, five-acre former shipping pier will feature three outdoor multi-purpose recreation fields for

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PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

PHOTOS: Woman Bakes Entire Block of Brooklyn Brownstone Homes Out of Gingerbread

Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best – baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last year, she created a single gingerbread brownstone which was so well-received

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Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

Gingerbread Brooklyn: Entire Block of Tasty Edible Brownstones Will be Auctioned Off for Charity

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!

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Causes Estimated $10B in Damages Across Manhattan and Brooklyn

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.

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PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Already Flooding Brooklyn and Manhattan

PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy Already Flooding Brooklyn and Manhattan

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

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Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

Woman Turns Her Tiny 200 Square Foot Brooklyn Apartment into a Cozy and Classy Home

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

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PHOTOS: Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours Take You Inside Two of Brooklyn’s Coolest Homes

PHOTOS: Dwell’s City Modern Home Tours Take You Inside Two of Brooklyn’s Coolest Homes

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

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Tickets to City Modern’s Exclusive NYC and Brooklyn Home Tours On Sale Now!

Tickets to City Modern’s Exclusive NYC and Brooklyn Home Tours On Sale Now!

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

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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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