Posts Tagged new york

Pimp Your Dumpster

July 23, 2009
Pimp Your Dumpster

The New York Times covered a story about secret pool parties going down in abandoned dumpsters in industrial Gowanas Brooklyn. New York City real estate developers got the idea from Curtis Crowe, the drummer for the Georgian band Pylan who is credited with making the first dumpster pool. The location is secret because it is […]

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Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home

July 22, 2009
Curb Catastrophic Waste in Your Home

Our regular readers have probably noticed that for the last few weeks we have been posting about upcoming events being held on Governors Island. These have all been sponsored and organized by our host Institute and today I’d like to quickly make sure that people know exactly what it is that we’re doing out there, […]

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How To Build a Boat From Recycled Materials in a Day and Why

July 15, 2009

Join us on Governors Island this Saturday as we build a true water-ready 15-foot boat from scratch in an afternoon—made from discarded plywood!—and learn how you can build one yourself. Dylan Gauthier of Mare Liberum, a free-form publishing, boat-building and waterfront art collective, will walk you through the boat-making process and discuss what it takes […]

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Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space

June 29, 2009
Recycled Recreation in Reclaimed Space

This weekend I trekked up to Bushwick to check out the neighborhood’s newest fixture: The Putting Lot.  This nine-holed interactive installation has garnered considerable attention in the local art media, and rightfully so.  In addition to making brilliant use of a previously abandoned space, the course is made almost entirely from recycled materials. Some of […]

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Mass Transit is Saving the Earth (and More), on Governors Island

June 25, 2009

Most of us already know that the subway and bus systems are key to the remarkably low carbon emissions of an average New Yorker. Most accounts peg this number at about one third of the national average but how has this situation developed and what needs to be done to improve it? How can we […]

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