Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Roof Farm-Topped Gowanus Whole Foods Set to Open in December

Whole Foods has announced that it will be opening its long-awaited Gowanus store on December 17th this year. In addition to putting the usual organic and artisan products on it shelves, the new location at 214 3rd Street will bring the local food trend to

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VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

VIDEO: Robotic Church Orchestra Fills an Old Red Hook Worship House with Music

If you’re looking for something different to do this weekend, how about hearing a band of robots make beautiful music? Artist Chico MacMurtrie’s eclectic collection of robotic sculptures is now performing for the first time on the East Coast at a historic

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Holiday Market: Fashion on the Factory Floor

Holiday Market: Fashion on the Factory Floor

Factory Floor, a 22,000-square-foot, pop-up marketplace at Industry City, will kick off the holiday shopping season by featuring New York City-based fashion designers. “Fashion on the Factory Floor” will showcase handmade apparel, accessories and jewelry

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Good Eggs: New Home Food Delivery Service Offers Local and Sustainable Fare at Fair Prices

Good Eggs: New Home Food Delivery Service Offers Local and Sustainable Fare at Fair Prices

Eating healthfully, locally and sustainably is a goal that many Brooklynites aspire to, but many of us are restricted by our wallets and busy lives. The beauty of Good Eggs is that for the most part, the prices are on par with, or in many cases cheaper than,

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Citi Bike Gets Ready for Major 4,000 Bike Expansion

Citi Bike Gets Ready for Major 4,000 Bike Expansion

Expect more celebrity Citi Bike sightings as the NYC bike share program gets ready for a major expansion. According to The NY Post, the city is preparing to add 4,000 new blue bikes to neighborhoods including the Upper West Side and Upper East Side in

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PHOTOS: 7 Great Green Gadgets Seen at Engadget Expand NY

PHOTOS: 7 Great Green Gadgets Seen at Engadget Expand NY

Prosthesis

At first glance eatART’s (Energy Awareness Through Art) Prosthesis might not look like it has a single green idea behind it – but it’s actually a zero-emissions robot completely powered by hydraulics and electricity. As its name implies,

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Holiday Cocktail Workshop!

Holiday Cocktail Workshop!

Love to throw holiday parties but don’t want to be the host behind the bar all evening? Kari Morris of Brooklyn-based Morris Kitchen will share some essential tips on how to prep in advance and enjoy your party while keeping the drinks flowing and perfectly

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New Home of St. Ann’s Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO’s Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

New Home of St. Ann’s Warehouse Breaks Ground at DUMBO’s Iconic Tobacco Warehouse

Currently, the Tobacco Warehouse is an 18,000-square-foot open space surrounded by four bare brick walls. With St. Ann’s Warehouse in mind, Marvel Architects PLLC re-imagined the barren area into a new enclosed building with a flexible performance space.

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What Green Initiatives Does New York City’s New Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio Have in Store?

What Green Initiatives Does New York City’s New Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio Have in Store?

It’s a new day and New York has a new mayor-elect. Bill de Blasio won the 2013 NYC Election by a landslide last night with a solidly liberal campaign focused on ending stop-and-frisk, improving education and fixing economic inequality. But the new mayor

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BROOKLYN FARMER Film Premiere at DOC NYC

BROOKLYN FARMER Film Premiere at DOC NYC

BROOKLYN FARMER is documentary film about Brooklyn Grange, a group of for-profit urban farmers in NYC, as they set out to build the world’s largest rooftop farm.

This is an important story. It’s clear that big cities need to become more environmentally

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Inhabitat Explores BIG!Millworks, a Local Resource for Affordable Reclaimed Wood (PHOTOS)

Inhabitat Explores BIG!Millworks, a Local Resource for Affordable Reclaimed Wood (PHOTOS)

If you’ve never been to one of BIG!NYC’s Reuse Centers, they’re basically like a Costco, except with reclaimed furniture and appliances. Here, and at BIG!’s other location near the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, you can find just about anything you need to

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Chrysalis: Massive Squid-Like Sculpture Delights Visitors with Inflatable Limbs in Red Hook

Chrysalis: Massive Squid-Like Sculpture Delights Visitors with Inflatable Limbs in Red Hook

Chrysalis is a hanging sculpture made up of 100 interconnecting high-tensile fabric tubes that appear almost like a soft tentacled sea creature when at rest. The piece is organic in shape, with its limbs gently flowing toward the ground. But when fully inflated,

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Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters: Museum of the City of New York’s Powerful Hurricane Sandy Photo Exhibit Opens on One Year Anniversary

Rising Waters is a first-hand account of what New Yorkers went through when Sandy hit just one year ago. Visitors will take a journey through the superstorm by traveling through six sections: Storm, Destruction, Coping, Home, Relief and Not Over. Storm will

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Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Pratt Institute Launches Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator for Architects and Designers

Some lucky designers and architects in Brooklyn will soon have a new place to call home thanks to the Pratt Institute. Today, the institute announced that it is launching a new initiative called The Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BFDA) to provide

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‘I Love New York’ Sandy Anniversary MetroCards Come with Perks That Help Storm-Affected Nabes

‘I Love New York’ Sandy Anniversary MetroCards Come with Perks That Help Storm-Affected Nabes

A year has officially passed since Hurricane Sandy hit New York, but many communities hit by the superstorm still have a long way to go before full recovery. In order to promote tourism in these areas, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced NY state’s “Come

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Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with “Blocked Messages” Mural

Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with “Blocked Messages” Mural

Banksy’s newest piece reads, “This site contains blocked messages,” and is a response to The New York Times’ rejection of a critique he submitted about One World Trade Center. When the Times decided not to publish his writings, he created his own mockup

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For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

For a Resilient Rockaways Design Competition Announces White Arkitekter as Winner

The “Small Means & Great Ends” design originated from the philosophy to introduce a plan that incorporates small changes that are adaptable, feasible, affordable and smart. For starters, to help protect the coastline, White Arkitekter proposed building

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Bring Your Old Electronics to Upcycle Fest 2013 to Support Local Parks!

Bring Your Old Electronics to Upcycle Fest 2013 to Support Local Parks!

Clean out your desk drawers, closets and office shelves and join thousands of New Yorkers for Upcycle Fest™! Bring your outdated electronics to Prospect Park on Sunday, October 27th (9am-2pm) and Monday, October 28th (8am-2pm) and drop them into the designated

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Help Brooklyn-Based A Global Friendship Empower and Employ Women with Their Sage Braid Bracelet

Help Brooklyn-Based A Global Friendship Empower and Employ Women with Their Sage Braid Bracelet

A Global Friendship is a Brooklyn-based non-profit that seeks to empower and employ women around the world by providing them with small business training and market access. They recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for their Sage Braid bracelet, which

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President Obama Closing Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Tomorrow for Chopper Landing

President Obama Closing Brooklyn’s Prospect Park Tomorrow for Chopper Landing

President Barack Obama is coming to Brooklyn, and he’s shutting down the borough’s largest park to use as a landing area for his arrival. Prospect Park will be closed this Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm to make way for Marine One. After touching down at the park,

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First ‘Solar for Sandy’ Back-Up Photovoltaic Panel Installation Goes Up at Red Hook Recreation Center

First ‘Solar for Sandy’ Back-Up Photovoltaic Panel Installation Goes Up at Red Hook Recreation Center

Today Global Green USA initiated the Red Hook Recreation Center in Brooklyn as the first official community facility to receive a back-up solar system as part of the “Solar For Sandy” resiliency initiative. The plan, originally announced by former

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Get a Free Apple During Big Apple Crunch This Thursday!

Get a Free Apple During Big Apple Crunch This Thursday!

Attention all NYC applephiles! Grab a free apple this Thursday, October 24th courtesy of GrowNYC to celebrate National Food Day with NYC’s annual Big Apple Crunch! The main event will start at 11:45 a.m. at Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket, but if you can’t

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After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

After Decades of Construction, Mayor Bloomberg Opens NYC Water Tunnel No. 3 Underneath Manhattan

Did you know that construction on a massive water tunnel has been going on beneath the city since 1969? Mayor Bloomberg announced the completion of the Manhattan portion of the 60-mile-long New York City Water Tunnel No. 3 project last week. The new

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First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

First Wooden City Bike by Bough Bikes Hits the Streets of NYC (PHOTOS)

Wooden city bike crosses Brooklyn Bridge from Bough Bikes USA on Vimeo.

“This bike generates amazing responses on the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan,” said Zoon, who rode the Bough Bike to meet us in Queens yesterday. “Each day people stop me to take

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Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park Brings a Swirling Green Roof to the Greenpoint-Williamsburg Waterfront

Bushwick Inlet Park has been an emotional roller coaster ride for Greenpoint and Williamsburg denizens, who were promised a new outdoor space by Mayor Bloomberg back in 2005. Since then, the area saw an influx of residents, but the project was stalled for

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