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Brooklyn Informed: Barcade

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In Williamsburg, a trifecta of awesomeness: craft beer, classic video games, and wind power.

We know Brooklynites are getting tired of everybody invading their home, but with all the place has to offer, you can't really blame people for wanting to move there. Take Barcade for example. The Williamsburg hangout features not only a huge selection of micro brews, but also a bunch of old school arcade games to fulfill all your 8-bit desires. Not only that, but the whole joint is powered......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Brooklyn Flea

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Shopping sustainably at one of the world's greatest flea markets.

We love us a good flea market, and not only because of all the cool objects and their stories, but also because thrifting is a sustainable way to buy things. Call it conscious consumption. In this episode of Brooklyn Informed, we pay a visit to one of our favorite shopping spots, the Brooklyn Flea, which The New York Times calls "One of the great urban experiences in New York." With its......read more

Design in Williamsburg

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Four square blocks of flourishing Brooklyn style

Brooklyn's steady, inexorable gentrification is a divisive topic. On the one hand, the glass condominiums (and the yuppies they contain) are blamed for diminishing the character of neighborhoods in the borough. On the other hand, the influx of dollars and young, creative inhabitants is helping revitalize run-down BK communities. The latter position is the stance taken by The New York Times in an......read more

Original Series: Brooklyn Informed

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A bastion of progressive eco-conscious culture changers makes Brooklyn a cool place to explore

Brooklyn Informed takes us through the enlightened, progressive and sometimes uber-hip world of people who are doing really great things in a way that's easily ingrained in their day to day way of life. From urban gardening to clean powered bowling allies, some very cool stuff is going on right below the island of Manhattan. This original SHFT series, directed by Lance Steagal and Jake......read more

Art Is Dead. Long Live Compost.

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SHFT Original Series Brooklyn Informed, The Art Of Decay

Andrew Casner, Brooklyn resident and urban gardener, is also an artist. But his workspace isn’t splattered with paint and brushes. Instead, it’s covered in dirt. In this episode of SHFT‘s Brooklyn Informed series, Andrew takes us through his non-traditional artistic process, which involves placing a canvas under a compost pile, then uncovering it a month later to......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Water

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New SHFT series Brooklyn Informed launches with a look at water conservation efforts in the borough.

Brooklyn Informed, our new web series, profiles real people pursuing the practice of sustainability in BK, a breeding ground for greening activity. The series jumps off with an episode on water, going deep with artist Mary Jordan and entrepreneur Sean Meenan on their respective water conservation projects in the borough. ...read more

Brooklyn Informed: The Gowanus Canal

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Learn more about the Gowanus Canal "sewershed," newly named an EPA Superfund site.

The murky depths of Brooklyn's highly polluted Gowanus Canal conceal the remains of its industrial past. Now, having recently been listed on the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund National Priorities List, it looks to a clean future ahead. The best part? Restoring the canal will be paid for by polluters, not taxpayers....read more

Brooklyn Informed: Peter's Secret Garden

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Home is where the health is.

Food doesn't get any more local than when you can plant, pick, cook, and eat it all within a space of about five feet. That's the exactly the situation that building manager Peter Malerba finds himself in. The longtime Brooklyn resident takes advantage of having open access to a vast rooftop by growing a variety of organic delights every summer. But like a good Brooklynite, Malerba......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Rockaway Taco

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Rockaway Taco anchors a growing green community at the end of the A train.

In the summer, surfers and sun-seekers descend on Rockaway, Queens to enjoy the best waves and beaches NYC has to offer. Opened two years ago, Rockaway Taco gives New Yorkers another reason to ride the A train to the end of the line. In this episode of BK Informed, we talk sustainability with Andrew Field, who explains Rockaway's Beach 96 movement — the name given to the growing green......read more

Brooklyn Informed: Glassphemy!

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Smashing bottles on the Gowanus Canal.

New York's Macro-Sea invades underused urban spaces and reenergizes them with creative projects and happenings. Like Glassphemy!, a 20x30-foot "visceral and psychological recycling center" erected in a pre-gentrified lot on the Gowanus Canal. In a violently fun take on recycling, participants were invited in the structure to smash empty beer bottles against the bulletproof glass. The shattered......read more

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