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First Aired - 08/22/2010 03:30PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on a very special We Dig Plants Alice and Carmen sit down with Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz. The gang discussed designing, maintaining, and adding green spaces in Brooklyn; the over 300 community gardens in Brooklyn; roof gardens; waterfront parks; and of course the newly renovated Coney Island! Tune in for a look at how Brooklyn has blazed trails for community green spaces in the past, present, and future. This episode was sponsored by Hearst Ranch: purveyors of grass-fed beef from the California coast.

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extension of Marine Park, Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, one of the most beautiful green spaces in America, Spring Creek Park, cricket field, Brooklyn College Campus, one of the most beautiful urban campuses in America, Greenwood Cemetery, development in North Brooklyn, what about the very southern tip of Brooklyn, Coney Island, that community district has over 400 acres of open space, Steeple Chase Plaza, Kaiser Park, renovation of the boardwalk, Coney Island is the playground of America, there used to be hotels down there, reuse of space, you will always need a unique entertainment and amusement space that Coney Island represents, private amusement parks cost a fortune, Brooklyn sets the tone for cutting edge design ideas and people, the Brooklyn brand is well known across the year, Brooklyn Nets, Neighborhood Beautification Fund, the street scape in Brooklyn has been changed, community gardening brings people together, The Greenest Block in Brooklyn, Of Cabbages and Kings Country, Brooklyn is being remade daily, we can learn from studying its history, open public spaces, pedestrian car free zones, the basis of our prosperity is agriculture,

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First Aired - 05/14/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on After the Jump, Grace Bonney chats with Jason Goodman, Executive Director/Co-Founder of 3rd Ward, a multi-disciplinary workspace and education center in Brooklyn, NY. Find out what drove Jason to create a place where you can experiment, practice and polish your craft and creativity and how his artistic background helped drive his vision. Hear what makes Brooklyn such unique place and the perfect setting for a DIY space like 3rd Ward. This program was sponsored by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

"Brooklyn is not really about one thing. There are fashion designers, photographers, furniture makers, hackers, and more. That big mixture of people who share a similar DIY ethos makes 3rd Ward successful and Brooklyn very interesting."

"We're entering an age where lots of programing is considered basic literacy."

--Jason Goodman, Executive Director/Co-Founder of 3rd Ward on After the Jump


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First Aired - 05/21/2012 12:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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On this week's episode of After the Jump, Grace Bonney is in the studio with Eric Demby and Jonathan Butler of The Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. Listen in to learn about how Jonathan and Eric met, and how they decided to become partners and begin The Brooklyn Flea. Hear about the diversity of vendors at the market, and how it naturally produced the food-centric Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Jonathan and Eric also discuss the beginning years of The Flea, and how it progressed from a struggling market into a Brooklyn social institution. From Thurston Moore to Anne Hathaway, everyone is at The Flea- so check it out! This episode has been brought to you by Cain Vineyard and Winery.

"Antiques are always the heart and soul of the market."

"Brooklyn food isn't a trend anymore, it's become a reality." -- Eric Demby on After the Jump

"Brooklyn is the perfect intersection of critical mass and a sense of community." -- Jonathan Butler on After the Jump


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