Monthly Archives: June 2011

made in brooklyn: clam lab

I just discovered Clair Catillaz’s line of pottery Clam Lab.  Each piece is gorgeous and produced here in Brooklyn.  She was a featured seller on Etsy last month, and you can read an interview about her work here.

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Gotham Greens Opens in Greenpoint


Good news for locavores.  Gotham Greens, a new 15,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse in Greenpoint, has officially opened its doors.  Check out their website and Fast Company’s profile of the new venture.  The greenhouse will be operating year-round and supplying their lettuce and herbs to a number of NYC stores and restaurants, including Whole Foods, Fresh Direct, D’Agostino, Eataly, Agata and Valentina, and Union Market.

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New Historic District Approved in Crown Heights

Landmarks Preservation Committee

According to WNYC, yesterday the Landmark Preservation Commission approved the creation of a historic district in Crown Heights:

The new district includes 610 row houses, apartment buildings and large Queen Anne-style homes, most of which were built between 1870 and 1920. The area is bound by Bergen St. to the north, Brooklyn Ave. to the east, Eastern Parkway to the south and Nostrand Ave. to the west; and it borders a pre-existing, 472-building historic area that the Landmark Preservation Commission designated as a historic district in 2007.

“The neighborhood is really an exquisite mosaic of remarkably well preserved examples of architectural styles and building types,” said the commission’s chairman Robert Tierney.

Area resident Deborah Young created the Crown Heights North Association to help generate interest in landmarking in the community and to educate her neighbors on the benefits of a historic district, which she says include increased property values and protection from the kind of over-development happening elsewhere in Brooklyn.

You can read the complete article here.

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Keri Russell’s Brownstone in Elle Decor

from Elle Decor

As a devoted Felicity fan back in the day, I couldn’t help but post this (go ahead, judge).  Elle Decor has a sneak peek of the actress’s brownstone in their June 201 issue.  See more pics here.

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Brooklyn band MEN featured on Weeds

 

Season 7 of Weeds started last night, and Brooklyn’s very own MEN closed out the episode with their single Who Am I To Feel So Free.

Via COED Magazine

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yes, finally. a broccoli tree house.

via swissmiss

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Tonight: Drink Williamsburg & Greenpoint

Tuesday, June 28, 8pm
Brooklyn Brewery
79 N 11th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
$25 online / $35 day-of

More info on the Brooklyn Brewery site.

Also tonight, Mariachi El Bronx is playing a free show at Brooklyn Bowl.  Details here.

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