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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Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

Inside Tour: Ethical Fashion Designer M Patmos Gives Her Brooklyn Home a Conscious Facelift

INHABITAT: How long did the renovation take?
Marcia: It took about three months, but then it took a little longer for everything to be finalized.
INHABITAT: When you were thinking about the furniture, did you search for new items or rearrange what you had?
Marcia:

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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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Cayuga Pure Organics at Brooklyn Kitchen

Cayuga Pure Organics at Brooklyn Kitchen

Join Cayuga Pure Organics for a “To Your Mouth!” series where the company invite the producers of the great products they sell into the Brooklyn Kitchen to speak and teach about how their product makes it from field to mouth. In this edition, Cayuga welcome farmers Thor Oechsner and Erick Smith. Between them, they grow most of the goods found under the Cayuga label in stores and at Greenmarkets around the city.

On 600 acres, Thor grows Wheat, Rye, Corn (which becomes Polenta), Emmer (Known …

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Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park Named Best Public Space by Travel & Leisure

Since opening last September, Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park has charmed countless New Yorkers and tourists with its old-fashioned fun and glimmering modern pavilion. Now the beautifully restored ride has won the hearts of the Travel and Leisure editors,

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House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

Aerial view of the area where the Brooklyn-Queens pipeline would run

Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6 heating oils. On February 7, a bill for construction of a new three-mile

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Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Brooklyn-Based Contemporary Gardening Magazine Wilder Quarterly Offers Inhabitat Readers 15% Off

Described as a publication for those enthralled by the natural world, Wilder Quarterly is a visually-stimulating new magazine aimed at modern day growers and gardeners. The Brooklyn-based print publication features everything from local farmers and foodies

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Chase Away the Winter Blues at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Chase Away the Winter Blues at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Science has developed some understanding of what causes the “winter blues”—and more important, what helps keep them at bay. Exposure to daylight, even on a cloudy day, can help restore energy, alertness, and contentment.

Over a dozen different kinds

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Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery to be Transformed into a Memorial Park

Former Brooklyn Navy Yard Cemetery to be Transformed into a Memorial Park

A plot of land that was once  used as the final resting place for 2,000 marines and naval shipmen will soon be transformed into a memorial park. The site is being developed as part of a larger plan by the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative, which is developing

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UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard

As the world’s largest rooftop farm, Brooklyn Grange has been super busy for the last three years providing the local community with delicious fresh vegetables. While their 40,000 square foot space atop a warehouse in Long Island City has been enough to grow

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LUSH: Boogaloo & Latin Soul Dance Party at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

LUSH: Boogaloo & Latin Soul Dance Party at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Join the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for an evening celebrating Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s collection of over 6,000 tropical orchids, while dancing to NYC’s best boogaloo band, Spanglish Fly and savoring icy Mexican fruit paletas by La Newyorkina, bite-sized

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New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street’s Industrial Area

New Waterfront Park in Brooklyn Will Spruce Up Columbia Street’s Industrial Area

A meeting tonight with the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative and the Regional Plan Association will inform locals of the latest news concerning a brand new waterfront park on Columbia Street between Cobble Hill and Red Hook. The 80 foot area, which is currently

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Leeser Architecture Transforms Brooklyn’s Historic Strand Theater Into a Cultural Space for the Digital Age

Leeser Architecture Transforms Brooklyn’s Historic Strand Theater Into a Cultural Space for the Digital Age

Leeser won a bid by the New York City Economic DEvelopment Corporation to complete the renovation, which they broke ground on last October. The project will preserve the landmark’s historic neo-classical facade while bringing the institution into the digital

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Out and Proud: Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturday

Out and Proud: Brooklyn Museum Target First Saturday

For the inaugural 2012 First Saturday party, the Brooklyn Museum is going gay. Titled “Out and Proud,” the evening will feature talks and performances inspired by its “Sanford Biggers: Sweet Funk—An Introspective” exhibit. A pair of eclectic Brooklyn groups, Navegante and Ninjasonik, bring high-energy music, while Kanene Holder performs a one-woman show about race in America. You’ll also be able to see 1990′s To Sleep with Anger, starring Danny Glover as an evil houseguest. DJs, curator talks and gallery tours round out this always-popular event.

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Red Hook Water Research Incubator Aims to Revitalize the Brooklyn Waterfront

Red Hook Water Research Incubator Aims to Revitalize the Brooklyn Waterfront

New York City has over 500 miles of shoreline waterfront. Recently however, urban neighborhoods, residents, visitors, commerce, and industry have been disconnected from it. The Red Hook Water Research Incubator, an idea proposed by architectural designer Aaron

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Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery

Northside Town Hall & Community Center to Transform a Historic Brooklyn Firehouse Into a Multi-Use Gallery

North Williamsburg’s former People’s Firehouse, Engine 212, will soon be a community hall and gallery space. Dubbed the Northside Town Hall Community Center, the former fire house has already begun the transformation process and is now hosting multi-disciplinary

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DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

DIY: How to Make a Gingerbread Brooklyn Brownstone

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