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.

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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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PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

PHOTOS: Colorful New Pop-Up Pool and Beach Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park

The new Brooklyn Bridge Park Pop-Up Pool isn’t as large as McCarren Pool, measuring in at just 30’ x 50’ and 3.5 feet deep, but it makes up for what it lacks in size with tons of style. In addition to its azure swimming hole, the primary-colored space

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PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

PICS: McCarren Park Pool Now Open To Swimmers in Brooklyn!

The original pool, built in 1936, has been transformed into a sprawling oasis which ranges from deep-end swimming to an ankle deep wading pool complete with squirting sprinklers for summertime fun.  McCarren Pool had not been used for its original purpose

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Help Garden and Green Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Help Garden and Green Brooklyn Bridge Park!

Help beautify Brooklyn Bridge Park by gardening along Brooklyn’s beautiful waterfront! The Brooklyn Bridge Park Green Team’s latest event will provide essential horticultural care to Brooklyn Bridge Park through projects like planting, mulching, and removing

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PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

PHOTOS: Brooklyn’s McCarren Park Pool Opens Today!

If you’re not familiar with McCarren Pool, it was one of eleven pools opened by Robert Moses back in 1936. The Greenpoint, Brooklyn pool closed up shop in the mid-80s but it then opened up again in 2005 as a repurposed concert venue. The unonventional spot

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Brooklyn Navy Yard Announces Development of Massive Green Manufacturing Center for NYC

Some great green news for NYC: The Brooklyn Navy Yard has announced that it’s developing a massive green manufacturing center for the city. The Navy Yard currently houses over 275 (mostly non-military) businesses employing over 6000 people, but the demand

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Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

Brooklyn Industries Unveils Its New 100% Wind-Powered Store in Greenpoint

The new venue marks Brooklyn Industries’ fourteenth store, and continues their dedication to sustainability. The company upcycled their own garbage for much of the construction of the interior. Scores of their disused shipping pallets were recycled into

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The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

The Swap-O-Matic in Brooklyn Is a Vending Machine That Lets You Trade Old Stuff for New Wares

Turn all your unwanted clothes, gadgets and knick-knacks into cool new treasures with the Swap-O-Matic, a vending machine that allows users to swap and trade, rather than buy. Designed by New York City-based Lina Fenequito, the Swap-o-Matic was created as

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s New Green Roofed Visitor Center

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s New Green Roofed Visitor Center

Visitors enter the new facility through ornate white wrought iron fences, which swing open at a 90 degree angle and meet a sunken rain garden. The garden will catch storm overflow, and by summer should be lush with grass and plants. A short jaunt up a gentle

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