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

Having graduated from both architecture school and culinary school, Baumann knew that she didn’t want to make a ho-hum candy-covered gingerbread house. “If I’m going to the trouble of making my own darn gingerbread house, then I’m going to make whatever

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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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