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Brooklyn Farmer

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Filmmaker Michael Tyburski profiles the world's biggest rooftop farm

If you're reading this, you're probably already familiar with Brooklyn Grange (if not, start here then go here). In Brooklyn Farmer, filmmaker Michael Tyburski follows the story of a small group of dedicated staff and volunteers, who turned unused space in the city into the world's biggest rooftop farm, producing over 120,000 pounds of food for the local community. Today the farm is looking to......read more

Crystal Stilts "Star Crawl"

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Nature meets psychedelia in new video for Brooklyn post-punkers

Crystal Stilts have shared a tripped-out video for "Star Crawl" from their latest full-length, Nature Noir. In the clip, director Daniel Fetherston catches images of nature up the Hudson River and warps them in hallucinogenic hues. It's a fitting look for the track, which sticks to the Stilts' hypnotic, downcast psych-garage sound. Watch above. Nature Noir is out now via Sacred Bones....read more

Pretty Lights "Around the Block" (feat. Talib Kweli)

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Watch Brooklyn bump and bounce in this energetic clip from director Anthony Dickenson

Music video and commercial filmmaker Anthony Dickenson teamed up with Pretty Lights (aka Derek Smith) to create this lively clip for "Around the Block," from Smith's recently-dropped full-length A Color Map of the Sun. Shot in and around the Brooklyn studio where Pretty Lights works, the video is heavy on visual effects that bounce and shudder with the beats and bass. Completing the summer-in-NYC......read more

J. Viewz, "About The Sea"

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Woozy track from Brooklyn producer gets animated video courtesy of director Clement Picon

Brooklyn-based producer J. Viewz (aka Jonathan Dagan) is building a nice little portfolio of videos for songs off his Rivers and Homes LP. The first, for the eponymous lead single, featured 300 still frames contributed by fans then animated into an ingenious clip. Now we have a new one for "About The Sea" from director Clement Picon, who has clearly been too busy making cool animations to update......read more

The Beekeeper

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A Made By Hand profile of rooftop beekeeping in Brooklyn

Created by Brooklyn filmmaker Keith Ehrlich, the excellent web series Made By Hand profiles various pockets of artisinal activity around New York City. The latest episode departs from the black-and-white look of the first two episodes, with a beautifully shot, sun-soaked view of a rooftop beekeeping operation in Brooklyn. Local farmer Megan Paska has witnessed beekeeping as it......read more

Coasting, "Same Old Same Old"

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Alice Cohen's vintage collage animation for Brooklyn indie-pop duo

Coasting, the Brooklyn-based indie-pop duo comprised of Madison Farmer and Fiona Campbell (Vivian Girls), just unveiled this great collage-style video for “Same Old Same Old,” off their underappreciated 2011 LP, You’re Never Going Back. Directed by Alice Cohen, the animated clip is a pastiche of pastel-toned retro images of cars, hairstyles,......read more

Gardens NYC: Peter's Place

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Sowing seeds on a Brooklyn rooftop

Native New Yorker Peter Manerva comes by his love of gardening honestly. His parents were into plants, and when he was a kid, instead of building forts out of sheets and couch cushions, he would create his own little jungle worlds from all the plantlife around the house. That childhood interest in greenery blossomed into an adult obsession. Peter was kind enough to show us around his spectacular......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: 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

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