Shipping Container Village ‘Photoville’ Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

Shipping Container Village ‘Photoville’ Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park this Summer

This summer, photography lovers will be treated to a unique experience: United Photo Industries’ pop-up Photoville, which lands in Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 22. The innovative photography experience will transform 30 shipping containers into a village

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Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

Cook + Fox Reveal Renderings of Phase Two for City Point Complex in Downtown Brooklyn

The ongoing City Point project is transforming the Fulton Street Mall in Downtown Brooklyn. The first phase, a four story retail complex is already complete, and now the second phase – two residential towers – is in the works. Designed by Cook+Fox with

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OHNY openstudios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

OHNY openstudios at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Go behind the scenes in the studios of dozens of New York City artists, architects, and designers with openhousenewyork’s third openstudios. This installation of the series takes places at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, inviting the public into one of the busiest

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons

The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been installed at the Smith-Ninth Street F and G train stop near the elevated Culver

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Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens

The Sakura Matsuri of the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens takes place on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. The two-day event is the culmination of the month long celebration of Hanami, the Japanese cultural tradition

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Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

Help Create a More Sustainable Food System at the Brooklyn Food Conference on May 12

On Saturday, May 12th, the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grass-roots community based organization that works on creating a just and sustainable food system in Brooklyn, will be hosting its annual Brooklyn Food Conference. First hosted in 2009, the humble and

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Brooklyn’s Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

Brooklyn’s Old Stone House Teaches Students Permaculture, Urban Farming, & Local History

The Old Stone House, originally built in 1699, was part of the Battle of Brooklyn and was reconstructed in the 1930s by Robert Moses to serve as a tribute to colonial life. Today, the house functions as a museum and hub for the neighborhood Washington Park.

The

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Hayseed’s Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

Hayseed’s Urban Farming Supply Store Opens in North Brooklyn

When Inhabitat stopped for a visit, Meg Paska, aka the Brooklyn Homesteader, was tending to seedlings. What started as a love for homebrewing and gardening in Baltimore quickly evolved into a beekeeping enterprise after taking a course in 2004. For those

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

Brooklyn Bridge Park Gets $40 Million Donation to Build Indoor Velodrome Field House

photo by Jessica Dailey for Inhabitat

Yesterday, competitive cyclist Joshua P. Rechnitz single handedly made the largest monetary gift to the NYC park system and made the widely longed for dream of an indoor velodrome within NYC come true. Rechnitz, the

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We Can Green Brooklyn 2012 EcoFair

We Can Green Brooklyn 2012 EcoFair

Join the Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush for the 3rd Annual Eco-Fair to create greener Brooklyn neighborhoods. NHS is committed to learning with our Brooklyn neighbors how we all can be better people by sharing information about environment-friendly

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Brooklyn Food Conference

Brooklyn Food Conference

The Brooklyn Food Conference is a free community event is an opportunity to be part of a movement that is connecting, educating and empowering people who care about food justice. Join interested parties from around the city for discussions, demonstrations

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Downtown Brooklyn Shipping Container Market Returns With a Special Spring Weekend on April 7-8!

Downtown Brooklyn Shipping Container Market Returns With a Special Spring Weekend on April 7-8!

It’s back! After a winter hiatus, the much beloved Dekalb Market, made from nearly three dozen salvaged shipping containers, is returning to Downtown Brooklyn today Saturday, April 7th. The market first debuted last summer, and it has grown from a commercial

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Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Paul Lightfoot, Mario Batali and Marty Markowitz Kick Off Plan for World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz donned a pair of bright blue Crocs to match celebrity chef Mario Batali’s for the event.

Lightfoot introduced Brightfarms’ plan for the world’s largest rooftop farm with help from his adorable daughter Amelia Independence

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Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brightfarms Announces Plan to Build World’s Largest Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

If all goes according to BrightFarms’ ambitious new plan, Brooklyn, New York will soon be the home to the world’s largest rooftop farm. The hydroponic greenhouse company announced last week that Sunset Park was chosen as the location for the future 100,000

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Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

Bushwick Campus Farm is an Outdoor Classroom & Food Justice Program for Four Brooklyn High Schools

The farm began last year with a $5000 Sodexo School Engagement Grant from YouthService America. Last fall, the students built a 40′ x 12′, energy-efficient, low-cost greenhouse, made with spare materials repurposed from an existing project. The growing space

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Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

Brooklyn Outfitters Launches Outdoor Gear Line with Locally-Made Packs

Based in Williamsburg, BKO was founded in 2010 by Martin Stankiewicz and Stetson Hundgen. The company offers weekly getaways that encourage New Yorkers to take full advantage of the natural landscape just outside city limits. Promoting an active lifestyle,

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The Brooklyn Art Library Lets Visitors Check Out Thousands of Entries From the Sketchbook Project

The Brooklyn Art Library Lets Visitors Check Out Thousands of Entries From the Sketchbook Project

Stepping into the Williamsburg shop is like walking into an old timey general store, only with paper centric products. The rustic beams, remnants of the building’s former factory life, are echoed throughout with furniture and shelves made from the same woodgrain.

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Origin LED Installation is a Giant Technocratic Life Form Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Origin LED Installation is a Giant Technocratic Life Form Under the Brooklyn Bridge

Origin is the latest installation by United Visual Artists (UVA) to explore and create large-scale responsive LED sculptures. Built from 125 two-meter cubic spaces, Origin is at once both a sculpture and a living being. Linear LED strips are mounted in the

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Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For some family-friendly St. Paddy’s Day fun, head to Park Slope and Windsor Terrace on Sunday, March 18. The St. Patrick’s Day parade features Irish step dancers, bagpipes, and general community good vibes, and the festivities kicks off at Bartel Pritchard

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Fort Reno is a Southern-Style Barbeque Joint Built From the Bones of Brooklyn

Fort Reno is a Southern-Style Barbeque Joint Built From the Bones of Brooklyn

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An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

An 8,000-Square-Foot Student Farm Grows in Brownsville, Brooklyn

Throughout New York City’s five boroughs, there are thousands of acres of city land sitting completely empty. One such lot sits across the street from P.S. 323 in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Once filled with weeds and trash, the 8,000-square-foot lot is currently

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31st Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

31st Annual Making Brooklyn Bloom

Kick off the spring gardening season at Brooklyn Botanic Garden with this daylong conference exploring the many ways we can cultivate and celebrate sustainable innovation in the face of environmental degradation, climate change, and making do with less. This

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Brooklyn Residents Call for a Car-Free Prospect Park

Brooklyn Residents Call for a Car-Free Prospect Park

The city has plans to reduce the car traffic in Prospect Park drastically, but Brooklyn residents don’t think the proposed plan is quite enough. In a meeting last night, the Prospect Park Administration announced a plan to cut rush hour traffic from two

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build a Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn

Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, where 75 percent of children are born in poverty, has few venues for healthy local produce. Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope to change that by building a 12,000 square foot “Farm in the Sky” this

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Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Last Weekend to See the Beautiful Living Terrarium Exhibit at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

Located in the lower level of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Conservatory, the terrariums are spread throughout the space on tables. Despite being meticulously lined up, the displays have a playfulness, thanks to the various vessels used for the terrariums.

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