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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Benjamin Jones’s Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Benjamin Jones’s Bicycle Composter Lets Brooklyners Pedal Their Way to a Healthier Garden

Sustainable designer Benjamin Jones combined his love of bicycles and green living and created a community composter that is not just environmentally friendly, but fun to boot! Funded by grants from PlayHarvest, the park allows visitors to cycle their way

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Dun-Well Doughnuts Brings Its Old Fashioned Charm & Vegan Sweets to Brooklyn

Dun-Well Doughnuts Brings Its Old Fashioned Charm & Vegan Sweets to Brooklyn

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Do Your Last Minute Christmas Shopping Today at Brooklyn Craft Central’s Holiday Market

Do Your Last Minute Christmas Shopping Today at Brooklyn Craft Central’s Holiday Market

The BKCC hand-picked the designers featured in this year’s fair, which is carefully curated to bring the best in gift ideas. With many handmade, sustainable, and eco-friendly pieces, the Holiday Market is a one-stop-shop to not only support local small businesses,

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Life to Spacious Williamsburg Warehouse

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brings Life to Spacious Williamsburg Warehouse

As the pop-up design movement grows, it seems perfectly logical that Broudo would call upon Ken Farmer to join the team. A member of DoTank: Brooklyn, Farmer is more about taking action than talking even if things happen at an experimental level. He has seen

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Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Market

Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Market

If you’re still looking for that perfect gift, head to the Brooklyn Lyceum Holiday Market this weekend to shop the 55+ incredible local vendors. The first 50 shoppers from 11-12 and 6-7 each day will receive a gift bag. Even if you’ve finished all your shopping,

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Brooklyn Night Bazaar Warehouse

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Warehouse

In October, local merchants and artists decided to put a new spin on the outdoor experience by creating theBrooklyn Night Bazaar, an evening of outdoor shopping, culture, art, food, and music at the Dekalb Market in downtown Brooklyn. The evening was such

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ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

ISA is a Sustainably Designed Brooklyn Eatery with a Primitive Modern Twist by Taavo Somer

Somer began the design process about two years ago when he dreamed of crafting the space, a former home, with his own hands. Inspired by his family’s Estonian background and DIY mentality, he soon realized he could call upon his many talented friends to help

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Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market

Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market

The 4th Annual Brooklyn Craft Central Holiday Market is happening at Littlefield on December 17th and 18th. There will 65 designers in all, with each day hosting a completely different group of vendors, giving you the perfect reason to go both days!
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Brooklyn Collective Holiday Event

Brooklyn Collective Holiday Event

Join Brooklyn Collective as they toast the holidays and celebrate over 40 new collections by local artists and designers — perfect for holiday gift shopping! Complementary cocktails will be served throughout the evening. Plus there will be special musical

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Brooklyn’s Open Source Gallery Winterizes With Low Cost, Sustainable Design

Brooklyn’s Open Source Gallery Winterizes With Low Cost, Sustainable Design

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Two New Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Break Ground Next Month!

Two New Sections of Brooklyn Bridge Park to Break Ground Next Month!

Construction is set to begin in January on the latest section of Brooklyn Bridge Park that will be both family and eco-friendly! A 400-foot long pedestrian bridge, three new playing fields, and an additional picnic area will be ready in time for the summer

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Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Development Are Green All Over

Proposals for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Development Are Green All Over

The 2005 plan for the Brooklyn Bridge Park mandated that the park be self sustaining financially. In a move to make that a reality, the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation (BBPC) sent out the Pier 1 Hotel & Residential Development Request for Proposal (RFP)

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BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Opens its LEED Platinum-Seeking Doors to the Public

BLDG 92 was originally constructed in 1857 by T.U. Walter, the same architect who designed the cast iron dome of the Capitol building. It served as domestic quarters within the Navy Yard. While much of the inside of the building was gutted, the original shell

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Brooklyn Bowl to Host Local TEDx Conference This Friday, December 2

Brooklyn Bowl to Host Local TEDx Conference This Friday, December 2

You won’t need your bowling shoes at Brooklyn Bowl this weekend. The state of the art green complex known to host everything from concerts to movie nights will be presenting a day of TEDx talks this Friday, December 2nd, featuring the most innovative and brilliant

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JDS Architects Design Wild Warehouse Space for December Brooklyn Night Bazaar

JDS Architects Design Wild Warehouse Space for December Brooklyn Night Bazaar

New Yorkers love their outdoor markets. From farmers and fleas to the seasonal holiday markets, shopping is never more fun than when transformed into an all-day alfresco activity. Last month, local merchants and artists decided to put a new spin on the outdoor

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Built In Brooklyn Market Day at LaunchPad

Built In Brooklyn Market Day at LaunchPad

Start your holiday shopping at the Built in Brooklyn market at LaunchPad in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Featuring products by vendors working in Brooklyn, the market sells art, clothing, food, drinks, and a slew of other great products made by local artisans.

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By Brooklyn

By Brooklyn

By Brooklyn celebrates all things Brooklyn by selling only goods that are made and produced right in the borough. The one-stop Brooklyn shop sells everything from Brooklyn Brine pickles and Anarchy in a Jar jams to t-shirts, stationary, lotions and jewelry

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Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Net-Zero Shipping Container Energy Center Opens at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nearly every piece used to construct the center is seeing its second life. The 40 foot long shipping containers and windows are all recycled, and the steel doors and awnings were cut out from the containers themselves. Benches are being built out of massive

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North Brooklyn’s Eat Restaurant Serves Locally-Sourced Food & Highlights the Handmade

North Brooklyn’s Eat Restaurant Serves Locally-Sourced Food & Highlights the Handmade

Owner Jordan Colón established Eat in 2006 with a very open mind. Originally a record store and coffee shop, the establishment has since evolved into a cozy eatery run by the Colón family and several friends. Jordan is one of five brothers and a sister who

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New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

New Bee Species Discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!

photo Jason Gibbs/Cornell University

The bees of the world may be in danger of disappearing, but New York City now has its very own. Officially named “Lasioglossum gotham,” a new bee species has been discovered in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden! The

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