First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

First Mods in Place at World's Tallest Modular Building in Brooklyn

The first mods were hoisted into place yesterday at the B2 residential building at Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn. When completed in late 2014, the structure is poised to claim the title…

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NYC Announces New Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice

NYC Announces New Nelson Mandela School for Social Justice

New York City is paying tribute to South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, who passed away yesterday at the age 95, by creating a new high school called the Nelson Mandela…

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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,…

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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…

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Banksy Remarks on His Rejected One World Trade Center Critique with

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison Converting Manhattan Plant to Natural Gas to Clean Up Air and Save Money

Con Edison’s massive New York steam system is in the process of undergoing a green conversion. For the last six months, Con Ed workers have been toiling away to retrofit a…

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PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

PHOTOS: Tour 7 Beautiful Green Spaces in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Human Compass Garden The Human Compass Garden, located at the corner of Sackett and Columbia Street, was the first community green space established in the area 21 years ago. At…

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Tamara Kostianovsky's Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

Tamara Kostianovsky's Morbid Meat Slab Sculptures are Actually Made from Secondhand Clothes

We have become so desensitized to the actuality of meat that we often think of it like a textile - simply a material to be cut, trimmed, and stitched into the form we…

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Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

Design for Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 Revealed in Stunning New Renderings

The most ambitious part of the project will be the peaking tip at the very end of the pier where visitors will find a triangular wooden platform that slopes upwards. BIG design group…

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Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

Adorable Kittens Shut Down Subway in Brooklyn

It's been a long week full of rather sad news, so here's a heart-warmer for you to get the weekend started. Commuters attempting to board the lunchtime train yesterday at the B/Q…

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New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged

New York Parks Department to Cut Down 2,000 Sandy-Damaged "Zombie" Trees

The New York City Parks Department has announced that it will cut down 2,000 Hurricane Sandy-damaged trees this fall before these “zombie” trees can kill or injure pedestrians…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Science and Resilience Institute for Jamaica Bay

This week, Mayor Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that Jamaica Bay will be home to a new environmental research center called the Science and Resilience…

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New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

New Farmers Market and Public Plaza Might Be Coming to BQE Underpass Thanks to Myrtle Avenue Partnership

At a recent Community Board 2 meeting, the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership expressed its hopes to create a new public plaza underneath the BQE. According to a DNAinfo report, the…

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NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

NYC to Test Out Prefabricated Post-Disaster Housing Prototype in Brooklyn

The "What If NYC..." design competition offered up lots of potential solutions, which helped the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Department of Design and Construction (DDC)…

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PHOTOS: Crazy Crochet-Covered Van by Olek Pops Up in Williamsburg

PHOTOS: Crazy Crochet-Covered Van by Olek Pops Up in Williamsburg

Absolut tapped Olek to be one of the 20 artists who have taken over a block in Williamsburg and turned it into their own personal canvas (hence the name of the event). When Inhabitat…

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Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer@MetroTech to Bring Music and More to Downtown Brooklyn

Summer is just around the corner, and Brooklyn’s MetroTech campus has announced it will be hosting a program of free music, film and sports in Downtown Brooklyn. Activating the…

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Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don't Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

Greenpoint, Brooklyn Residents Surprisingly Don't Hate Mysterious Crowing Rooster

It’s not the sounds of the city or early morning trash removal that forces some Greenpoint, Brooklyn residents out of bed in the morning. Instead, a neighborhood rooster has become a…

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