& Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
In 2012 BIG!NYC:
* Diverted 1,200 tons of reuseable building materials from the landfill
* Donated over 57 tons of lumber to community & school gardens. That's 1,200 raised garden beds in NYC!
* Gave away $58,780 worth of materials to local organizations.
6/22 BIG!Workshops: Build a Bench @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/23 BIG!Workshops: Record Your Thoughts! Book Binding with Shannon @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/25 BIG!Workshops: Know Your Tools: Women and Trans DIY 101 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/27 BIG!Workshops: Mosaic What Yo Momma Gave You! Round 2 @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
6/29 BIG!Workshops: Unconventional Embroidery with Brooklyn Craft Farm @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/10-8/1 BIG!Workshops: Upholstery 101 with Annie Evelyn (eight part class) @ BIG!NYC Gowanus(8 sessions)
7/13 BIG!Workshops: Rainwater Harvesting with Adam Katzman @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
7/16 Brooklyn Bridge Park Green Series: Urban Gardening Design Challenge @ Brooklyn Bridge Park
7/20 BIG!Workshops: Create Your Own Pendant Light with Urban Chandy @ BIG!NYC Gowanus
Brooklyn Magazine's Brooklyn 20: Build It Green Makes it Big in Gowanus
Build It Green Makes it Big in Gowanus
Beloved non-profit salvage and reuse emporium Build It Green has fast become an Astoria institution, appealing to contractors and weekend tinkerers alike with a vast warehouse filled with all manner of salvaged treasure. So it was, then, that news of their expansion into Gowanus was met with great huzzahs from the Brooklyn renovation/interiors set; and upon further review of their new warehouse space, things are even better than anticipated: the selection is bigger and better organized than ever before (sure, we loved the early chaos of Astoria, but Gowanus has the fancier stuff) and it’s really possible, now, to do pretty full renovations using only BIG materials. So instead of shelling out big bucks for your construction needs, you should shop at BIG: you’ll be keeping things out of landfills and giving your money to a non-profit that gives back to the community. Rarely is it true, but in this case, everybody wins.
69 9th Street, Gowanus
Posted Thu, May 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM
Photos Joe Hume