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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Build it Green!NYC Opens a New Recycled Wood Sawmill Called BIG!Millworks in Astoria

Build it Green!NYC Opens a New Recycled Wood Sawmill Called BIG!Millworks in Astoria

Astoria, Queens is officially home to a new urban sawmill. Build It Green!NYC and Tri-Lox Workshop recently announced the launch of BIG!Millworks, a recycling wood works site housed within the BIG! reuse center in Queens. Located on 26 Avenue, just off the

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23,000 sq. ft. Greenpoint Bakery to Become Permanent Home of Brooklyn Night Bazaar Asian-Style Market

23,000 sq. ft. Greenpoint Bakery to Become Permanent Home of Brooklyn Night Bazaar Asian-Style Market

Construction at the new space is already under way.

Brooklyn Night Bazaar was founded by Aaron Broudo and Belvy Klein in 2011, and has been calling a Williamsburg warehouse its home for the past two years. Now, the eclectic market (think Smorgasburg/Brooklyn

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Developers for Downtown Brooklyn’s New Green-Roofed BAM North Site II Announced

Developers for Downtown Brooklyn’s New Green-Roofed BAM North Site II Announced

Downtown Brooklyn’s Cultural District is starting to really take shape. Earlier last week, city officials including Mayor Bloomberg announced the development team for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) North Site II, the last undeveloped property in the district.

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This Weekend’s openhousenewyork 2013 Will Let You Tour Some of NY’s Coolest Buildings!

This Weekend’s openhousenewyork 2013 Will Let You Tour Some of NY’s Coolest Buildings!

One of our favorite Archtober events, openhousenewyork, will be kicking off this weekend! On October 12th and 13th, some of NYC’s most interesting buildings will open their doors to visitors, giving you a chance to snoop around all kinds of usually off-limits

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Green-Roofed Visitor Center Earns LEED Gold Certification

Designed by the New York-based multidisciplinary design firm WEISS/MANFREDI, the BBG Visitor Center was envisioned as a seamless gateway between city and garden. The building is hailed as a model of energy-efficient design and includes sustainable features

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Tornado Watch in Effect for Most of New York Today

Tornado Watch in Effect for Most of New York Today

Batten down the hatches – a tornado watch has been issued for most of New York City, many New York counties and a large swath of New Jersey until 5 PM tonight. This latest alert comes from the NOAA NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma. Long-time

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7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

7 Amazingly Intricate Dollhouse-Sized Scenes of NYC by Alan Wolfson

Wolfson began recreating his beloved New York scenes in the 1980s, when the city was a much different place. Born and raised in the city, the artist decided to recreate scenes he experienced wandering around New York meticulously by hand using traditional

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See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

See Images of the Glassy New Whole Foods Coming to Williamsburg, Brooklyn

It looks like Whole Foods is officially coming to Williamsburg. The organic-minded grocer has negotiated a $45 million loan to get the construction process rolling for a new storefront at 240 Bedford Avenue, which is situated on the corner of North 4th Street.

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Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Bright ‘n Green Net-Zero Energy Community to Open for House Tours This Weekend

Construction on Bright ‘n Green, the aptly-named net-zero energy building in Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach area, is nearly complete. The building is on its way to becoming one of the city’s highest-ranking green buildings, meeting LEED Platinum standards

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OpenHouseNewYork Weekend: Tour Some of NY’s Best Architectural Wonders for Free

OpenHouseNewYork Weekend: Tour Some of NY’s Best Architectural Wonders for Free

This weekend, some of the NY’s most fascinating architectural and cultural wonders across five boroughs will welcome guests of OpenHouseNY for a rare visit. Open House New York Weekend will be giving tours of some of the city’s most fascinating private spaces

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New “LEED for Broadband” Certification

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Free Wi-Fi Rollout as Well as New “LEED for Broadband” Certification

Finding free Wi-Fi in NYC is about to get a little bit easier. This morning, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a massive new initiative to bring free wireless broadband internet to select neighborhoods across all five boroughs in New York City. To help grow the city

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Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

Situ Studio Creates an Ethereal Pop-Up Interior for the 2013 Beaux Arts Ball

The cavernous interior of the Armory’s Drill Hall was taken over on Saturday by Situ’s installation. The multi-piece design was interwoven in and around the hall’s existing cable system, which hovers at 20 feet above the floor. A network of nylon rope

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Top Dutch Designers Transform the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge into a Bright, Open Space

Top Dutch Designers Transform the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge into a Bright, Open Space

To create the large, airy lounge, one of the design’s most significant alterations was the removal of the mezzanine. This allowed the design team to restore the open character of the original space and have unimpeded views of the East River. The UN walls

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Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

Maker Faire 2013 Brings Awesome Robots, Giant Board Games and More to Queens, NY (PHOTOS)

OpenFuge
Karlin Yeh (who is still a high school senior!) developed his own low cost, open source centrifuge called the OpenFuge. Using primarily off-the-shelf-parts, Yeh developed a more affordable centrifuge that can enable more people around the world to

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NYC DEP Unveils Plan to Add Stormwater-Filtering Green Infrastructure to Bed-Stuy Streets

NYC DEP Unveils Plan to Add Stormwater-Filtering Green Infrastructure to Bed-Stuy Streets

The NYC Department of Environmental Protection recently announced plans to install green infrastructure in eastern Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn as a means to prevent stormwater from polluting Newtown Creek. The proposed green infrastructure would use natural

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Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

Join us for the WAD Archtober Tour of NYC and Meet Starchitects Like Daniel Libeskind and Richard Meier

There’s no question that NYC will be buzzing next month with countless Archtober events. But here at Inhabitat we’re especially excited for the arrival of World Architecture Day! The annual conference (which will actually span three days starting October

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Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Jennifer Maravillas Creates a Colorful Block-By-Block Map of Brooklyn Using Trash from the Borough

Brooklyn is an enormously diverse borough filled with people who possess a myriad of backgrounds, beliefs, and habits. NYC artist Jennifer Maravillas seeks to represent the vibrant nature of the streets with her project, “71 Square Miles”. The piece incorporates

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BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Soaring Mantaray Platform

BIG and MVVA Release New Renderings of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Soaring Mantaray Platform

The 17-foot-tall, wooden, sloping platform was designed to serve a dual purpose. First, observers on top of the 6000 square-foot Mantaray could walk up to an elevated view of Lower Manhattan. Underneath, the designers also plan to use the 3,000 square-foot

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MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

MakerBot Unveils Digitizer 3D Scanner at Its Brooklyn Headquarters (PHOTOS)

Pettis said that the idea for the Digitizer came about when he wanted a 3D scanner but found no affordable or usable tools on the market, so they decided to make one themselves. The most important attributes they were looking for were for the 3D scanner to

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The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human Harp Transforms the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the world’s most iconic structures, boasting stone block archways and airy rows of cables that give it an almost harp-like appearance. For sound and performance artist Di Mainstone, walking across the historic bridge gave way

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