NYC is giving those of us doing home improvements a reason to paint the town red (or brown or green) by offering up surplus colors from the Brooklyn Bridge and other projects for cheap. The NY Times’ Sam Roberts reports that New York’s Department of Citywide
Passive Houses are supertight, well-ventilated, heavily-insulated buildings that require up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling. The movement, which began in Germany over 20 years ago, is slowly spreading in the United States, and in Brooklyn in particular.
Historic Buildings May See Adaptive Reuse as Brooklyn Public Library Considers Closing Some Branches
Brooklynites value their books, but some branches of the Brooklyn Public Library just aren’t seeing any play. Aging, in disrepair and underused, these satellite libraries were built in the early 1900s before most neighborhoods developed
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasures of a bike ride”, JFK is noted as having said, and urban cyclists do agree. Based on the classic design of the Dutch bike, while featuring the stable smooth ride by hybrid bikes, the vintage inspired bicycle company
The building at 253 Pacific reclaims a narrow space of 25 feet wide by 100 feet long (the building is 65 ft deep) that was once occupied by a one-story car garage. Though the site seems quite compact, the units’ interiors feel spacious and airy given the high
BKLYN Designs Extends Deadline for Brooklyn Designers to Showcase Their Work – One Day Left to Submit!
Calling All Brooklyn Designers!
If you’ve been looking for a way to spread the word about your work and showcase it to an audience of tastemakers and buyers, don’t miss your chance to participate in BKLYN Designs! The premiere design tradeshow is coming back
A group of citizen scientists will soon be taking a closer look at Brooklyn’s heavily polluted Gowanus Canal using an underwater robot. NYU-Poly associate professor Mauirizio Porfiri and Oded Nov are launching the Brooklyn Atlantis 1, a robot that will
Kickstarter’s New Greenpoint, Brooklyn Headquarters Will Boast a Green Roof and Glass-Lined Courtyard
It makes sense that Kickstarter chose the pencil factory as the home of its new headquarters considering the building’s history and the fact that pencils were considered an innovative, life-improving product (at least when they first came on the scene) – just
Crime in NYC may be at an all time low, but that doesn’t mean that grave crimes — particularly those against women— aren’t being committed on a daily basis. Brooklyn Bike Patrol is a citizens brigade with the goal of making the women of Brooklyn feel
Photo: Jim Henderson
Mayor Bloomberg and several other city officials kicked off the opening of Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5 this morning. The $26 million, five-acre former shipping pier will feature three outdoor multi-purpose recreation fields for
Gingerbread Brooklyn was dreamed up by Ms. Baumann as a way to raise money for City Harvest while doing what she loves best – baking. Renee is no stranger to cookie architecture. Last year, she created a single gingerbread brownstone which was so well-received
Last year, baker Renee Baumann’s epic gingerbread brownstone paid delicious homage to Brooklyn’s most recognizable homes. This year, the designer and chef is aiming even higher with a plan to create an entire block of yummy edible brownstones for charity!
Lower Manhattan Blackout Photo: Lori Zimmer
The Prospect Park area experienced a bevy of fallen trees, including some notable older trees in the park itself. Bushwick had a scattering of fallen signs and fences, but nearby Williamsburg fared much worse.
A video of the flooding in Greenpoint, Brooklyn near the India Street East River Ferry Pier.
This fence decided to call it quits before Hurricane Sandy even started.
We stepped outside to take these photos around 10am this morning but were warned shortly
Looking at West’s home, it’s evident that she has a background as a designer, stylist and curator. Her small yet rich space looks like an outpost of her vintage home store Collier West. Fusing decadence with minimal living, West’s teeny apartment has
The Willow Street Residence, a renovated townhouse with a historic façade was located on a quiet, tree-canopied street. This site had gone through several architectural changes before architect Robert Kahn’s renovation. Once a horse stable, and then 7 separate
Ever wondered what the inside of a sleek modern Manhattan apartment looks like? Or maybe a Brooklyn townhouse in the heart of the borough? Well CITY MODERN is giving you the chance to satiate that curiosity with a series of tours this month in honor of
The bill proposing a natural gas pipeline extension through the New York area that passed through the House of Representatives earlier this year has just been approved by the Senate. The Bloomberg administration gave a statement saying that the pipeline that
The new Barclays Center Arena marks the return of major league sports to Brooklyn, which has had a hole in its heart since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957. It was all smiles at the press launch but long and arduous process behind the project was by
Please join 12×12 designers, applicants, and organizers as well as other friends of Brooklyn Workforce Innovations (BWI) to celebrate 12×12 NYC and visit the program it supports! You’re invited to walk through their state-of-the art wood shop where 50-60 low-income
Enjoy a little technology with your tomatoes or some code with your cucumbers? Brooklyn-based Feedback Farms is bringing cultivation into the computer age by using sensor-embedded planters that remotely monitor the soil conditions of their vegetable beds. The
The Hegeman Residence provides permanent, affordable housing for single adults in the under-resourced neighborhood of Brownsville, Brooklyn. This is the first project for Common Ground Community developed under their Green Campaign, which emphasizes good health
Sustainable homes have been popping up in many Brooklyn nabes and now a new eco-condo complex called Bright N’ Green is putting Brighton Beach on the sustainable property map too. The 15,000 square foot, NYC Green Property-certified building by Scarano
Small space living is nothing new to New Yorkers, but it wasn’t until recently that micro apartments of 400 sq. ft. and under started becoming en vogue. The mindset change was largely inspired by Mayor Bloomberg and New York City’s adAPT NYC design competition,
After a six-month closure for both sustainability and cosmetic-based improvements, Bushwick, Brooklyn residents have been reunited with the Cooper Street Community Garden, a New York Restoration Project green space.
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