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This guy’s name is Macaco Gordo! He’s also known as The Fat Monkey. Made by #Florentijn Hofman using 10,000 flip flops! #florentijnhofman #upcycle #TerraCycle #flipflops #fatmonkey #macacogordo #FlorentijnHofman
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In response to concerns from Red Hook Houses residents there will be a "Construction & Asbestos Removal Update" meetingTONIGHT in #RedHook. Miccio Community Center 110 W. 9th St, Brooklyn NY, 11231 Monday—July 28th 2014 6pm Contact: Jorge Muniz 347 620 5372 jmuniz@council.nyc.gov Led by Carlos Menchaca in collaboration w/ New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).
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Salvaged Douglas Fir Deck

 

Eco Brooklyn’s latest project was developed for our client in Williamsburg. The client was looking to renovate their distressed backyard and create a beautiful space to sit and relax. We first develop a design and render it for the clients approval. This deck is perfect for small gatherings, allows access to the yard, [...]

Salvaged Floor Tung Oil Application

For the past several jobs we have used salvaged mahogany flooring. We salvaged 15,000 square feet of it a while back. It is very pretty stuff. Here we are applying the tung oil to it.

We are applying two types of oil, simply because that is what we have left over from the previous [...]

New York Eco Deck Installation

We went by to check on a deck we built in Manhattan last year. It looks good! It was raining which made the deck glisten more.

We made it out of salvaged Douglass fir joists from an old building. We sanded them down and oiled them up with natural oils.

Check it out:

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Wood, Cancer and Boiled Frogs

When most people think of wood they don’t think cancer, but studies have shown that wood workers have a higher level of respiratory cancer.

This was brought to my attention when a local lumber supply sent me the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for wood . At first I thought, ” Why do you need [...]

Gotham Forest Wood

I’m happy to say that NY is an exception to the rule that using wood isn’t green due to the Gotham Forest we have here: millions of board feet of old growth lumber sitting in the frames of old buildings just waiting to be harvested and reused. I simply have to drive around to dumpsters [...]