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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Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek Shows Off Fun Phelt Wall Clusters at BKLYN Designs 2013

We've been wanting to see Lamacek's new Phelt "clusters" in person ever since we found out about them, and we finally got our chance this weekend at BKLYN Designs. The fun series takes…

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Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Analog Modern Draws Upon Traditional Craft to Create Their Contemporary Furniture Collection

Passing Analog Modern's stall at BKLYN Designs, it was hard not to notice the many wooden butterflies that covered one of the walls and made their way into the company's furniture.…

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Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Pickett Furniture Uses Sustainable Wood and Vintage Textiles to Create Playful Handcrafted Pieces

Coming from a family of woodworkers, it is no wonder that founder, Jeremy Pickett, launched his furniture company in 2009. After several years of apprenticing under other influential…

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Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Awesome Locally-Made Green Designs from BKLYN Designs 2013!

Aellon Maker of contemporary, sustainable furniture, Aellon’s pieces are manufactured in Indonesia. The Grace Line combines rustic steel and wood that from a 61 foot fishing boat…

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BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

BKLYN Designs 2013: Dog Tag Designs Turns Darth Vader and Old Telephones Into Fun Furnishings

Although they are best known for their exciting steampunk meets Salvador Dali lamps, Dog Tag Designs has experimented with furniture as well. A toy dump truck or Darth Vader head, a…

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BKLYN Designs: Palo Samko Showcases the Beauty of Salvaged Furniture's

BKLYN Designs: Palo Samko Showcases the Beauty of Salvaged Furniture's "Flaws"

Palo is a humble artisan who applies old world techniques to design contemporary interiors that will give any home a special air of sophistication. We've showcased his work before,…

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Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods to Debut Super Eco-Friendly Wooden Designs at BKLYN Designs 2013

Noble Goods' devotion to ensuring their products have a small environmental footprint is evident in everything from their bracelets and cheese boards right up to their smooth and shiny…

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See Caleb Zipperer's Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

See Caleb Zipperer's Modern Tetris-Inspired Furniture at BKLYN Designs 2013

With BKLYN Designs 2013 just around the corner, we've been tooting the horns of some of our favorite NYC-based green designers who will present their work at the fair this year -- and…

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Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Lamacek to Bring Fun and Funky Felted Creations to BKLYN Designs 2013

Long time collaborators in eco-design, Connie Lam and Michael Sedlacek are heading to BKLYN Designs 2013 for another round of local, kid-friendly design. And although they've been a…

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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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