BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

BKLYN Designs: Aellon Turns Shipwrecked Boats and Reclaimed Materials into Fabulous Furnishings

Although Aellon often has to source new wood for their designs, when they do, they commit themselves to purchasing wood that has been grown and harvested responsibly. But their most…

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Try Out CASA Kids' Transforming Tuck Bed Collection at BKLYN Designs 2013

Try Out CASA Kids' Transforming Tuck Bed Collection at BKLYN Designs 2013

The Tuck Bed collection exemplifies everything that we love about CASA Kids: fresh, kid-friendly designs that are adaptable to New York's shrinking spaces. The single Tuck Bed can be…

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BKLYN Designs 2013: Each Piece of Mark Jupiter's Reclaimed Furniture Tells a Story

BKLYN Designs 2013: Each Piece of Mark Jupiter's Reclaimed Furniture Tells a Story

If you're looking for one-of-a-kind or custom pieces that no big box store could ever possibly replicate, then you will love Mark Jupiter's work. A long time contributor to the DUMBO…

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Urban Chandy's Cool Recycled Chandeliers to Light up BKLYN Designs 2013

Urban Chandy's Cool Recycled Chandeliers to Light up BKLYN Designs 2013

Urban Chandy uses Edison bulbs to complement the majority of their chandeliers - sometimes up to 18 of them - which dangle at varying lengths from a ceiling mounted base. Most of the…

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Bien Hecho Gears Up to Bring Their Understated Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

Bien Hecho Gears Up to Bring Their Understated Reclaimed Furniture to BKLYN Designs 2013

If you're in the market for well-made furniture built with reused materials, you'll definitely want to check out this year's BKLYN Designs showcase of Brooklyn-born furnishings in…

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See Adam Frank's Charming LED Nightlights Illuminate BKLYN Designs

See Adam Frank's Charming LED Nightlights Illuminate BKLYN Designs

The Lumen LED nightlight is programmable, which means it switches on at a set time every day and then switches off after a predetermined number of hours. This feature, combined with the…

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Coney Island’s Famous Childs Restaurant to Reopen as New Eatery and Amphitheater

Coney Island’s Famous Childs Restaurant to Reopen as New Eatery and Amphitheater

During his final State of the Borough speech, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz announced plans to revive Coney Island’s historic Childs restaurant building -- a protected…

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6 Fun, Green Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in NYC!

6 Fun, Green Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in NYC!

Elzbieta Sekowska / Shutterstock.com Get a head start on the Celtic celebrations by heading to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s day parade up Fifth Avenue, which starts at…

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See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

See Pics of the New Flood-Proof, Prefab Beach Buildings NYC Plans to Roll Out This Summer

When Hurricane Sandy wiped out the lifeguard stations and public bathrooms on many of New York City's beaches, the city found itself in a bind. How could it rebuild these necessary…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar

Grant Davis Thompson Creates a Backyard Cedar "Playhouse" in Clinton Hill

The new structure provides access to the garden, and it creates a new indoor space that can be used for a variety of activities. "We wanted to extend the living spaces into the…

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596 Acres Launches

596 Acres Launches "I'm So Lucky You Found Me" Art Book About NYC Vacant Land

Eizirik, an illustrator from Brazil, spent a month sketching and interacting with Brooklyn’s vacant public land and residents, creating a series of drawings and collages that trace…

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New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

New Video Showcases 3 Passive House Retro-Fits in Brooklyn

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…

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Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2013!

Recycle Your Christmas Tree at Mulchfest 2013!

Now that Christmas has come and gone, many New Yorkers will begin discarding their holiday trees. If you're wondering how to dispose of your tree, we know just the place to drop it off…

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Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

Mayor Bloomberg Opens Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 5

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…

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Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Tiny World Terrariums is a Step-by-Step Guide to Making Your Own Miniature Green Gardens

Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow don't just create any old terrariums, although these are challenging enough. Instead, they apply a little sense of humor and mischief to their…

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Scientists Have Warned New York Officials About Hurricane Sandy-Like Dangers for Years

Scientists Have Warned New York Officials About Hurricane Sandy-Like Dangers for Years

No top New York official can feign surprise when questioned about the city's crippled public transportation system or the millions of people left without power following Hurricane…

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GrowNYC is Hosting Two Costume Swaps to Help You Green Your Halloween!

GrowNYC is Hosting Two Costume Swaps to Help You Green Your Halloween!

The Lower East Side Costume Swap and the Socrates Sculpture Park Costume Swap encourage the public to clean up past costumes, accessories, and funky clothing and contribute them to the…

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Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

Maniac Pumpkin Carvers Create Spectacular and Spooky Jack-O-Lanterns in NYC

New York artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria began their pumpkin carving business, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers, eight years ago in an effort to tap local bars and restaurants during autumn.…

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NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

NY Department of Health Finds Lead Contamination in Locally-Sourced Eggs

New Yorkers may have more to worry about than their cholesterol when sitting down to their next plate of eggs. After testing eggs sourced from chickens in NYC neighborhood gardens, the…

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PHOTOS: 5 NYC Fantasy Lofts, Triplexes and Townhouses from Dwell's City Modern Home Tours

PHOTOS: 5 NYC Fantasy Lofts, Triplexes and Townhouses from Dwell's City Modern Home Tours

The Union Square Duplex Kate and Daniel Wadia wanted their double-level Fifth Avenue apartment to look like a "little house in the sky" and after stepping into the light-as-air duplex,…

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The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

The Newtown Creek Armada Launches Radio-Controlled Boats Down a Polluted NYC Superfund Waterway

A Superfund site is not the first place one would think of to host an art installation. Yet, that is exactly where Nathan Kensinger, Laura Chipley, and Sarah Nelson Wright are staging…

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PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Work for Free from a Loosecubes Shipping Container Office

PHOTOS: Don't Miss Your Last Chance to Work for Free from a Loosecubes Shipping Container Office

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly Loosecubes team outside their shipping container office located just near the entrance of the Dekalb Market. Freelancers from all…

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Tickets to City Modern's Exclusive NYC and Brooklyn Home Tours On Sale Now!

Tickets to City Modern's Exclusive NYC and Brooklyn Home Tours On Sale Now!

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…

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PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets' New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

PHOTOS: See Inside the Brooklyn Nets' New Barclays Center Arena Before It Opens to the Public

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…

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Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

Feedback Farms is a High-Tech Brooklyn Garden That Tells Farmers How Much Water It Needs

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…

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