Grassroots nonprofit Solarize Brooklyn just launched with the aim of bringing cost-effective solar power to Brooklyn homeowners on a large scale. The 2013 campaign will focus on bringing solar power into Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush with the help of Sustainable Kensington Windsor Terrace, Sustainable Flatbush, and Solar 1. The program will provide community purchasing power to acquire solar systems at a discount, certified solar installers, and education and information about solar power, energy savings and tax incentives. This is the first time residents will have access to “group buying” of solar energy in Brooklyn. Solarize Brooklyn has already picked the two solar installers serving the program from various candidates. For more information, Solarize is hosting a Community Education Session on June 1 — sign up here. Neighborhood residents will have until June 30 to sign up for free assessments from contractors and the solar installations will begin in late 2013 and early 2014.
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Open Source Gallery in South Slope is looking to foster conversation, community and art with its nightly Soup Kitchen events, where a “creative volunteer” cooks for a large group of people and anyone is welcome to stop by. A volunteer chef is responsible for cooking a one-pot meal to feed 15 to 20 people, and […]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former Free Hebrew Burial Society for the Poor of Brooklyn, now supermarket Address: 101 Varet Street Cross Streets: Graham Avenue and Humboldt Street Neighborhood: East Williamsburg Year Built: 1918 Architectural Style: Early 20th century commercial Architect: Tobias Goldstone Other buildings by architect: Lots of smaller buildings in Wiliamsburg/Greenpoint/Bushwick area in […]
A reader sent in these two photos of the first Brooklyn Whole Foods opening today at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street in Gowanus. Looks busy! We hear there are tons of delicious samples. Anyone checked it out yet? More after the jump. GMAP
This Carroll Gardens Italianate seems to have a little more original detail left than most in the area, including plaster cornices, medallions, ornate marble mantels, floors, stair and pocket doors. Best of all, there’s a side bay window that brings a lot of light into the interior. It’s currently set up as a two-family over […]