Category archive: NY Times “Beyond the Fence” blog by EcoLogic Solutions

NY Times: “Tweezerman” Now Running Navy Yard Countertop Firm by Anselm Doering

NY Times: "Tweezerman" Now Running Navy Yard Countertop Firm by Anselm Doering

Brooklyn native Dal LaMagna is best known for Tweezerman, the successful personal care product company he founded in 1980 and sold a quarter century later to Zwilling/J. A. Henkels. These days you’ll find LaMagna at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, trying to pluck sustainable countertop maker IceStone from the difficulties that followed the 2008 housing crash. Beyond the Fence…

NY Times: Capturing the Faces of the Navy Yard by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

NY Times: Capturing the Faces of the Navy Yard by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

Robert Clark is an award-winning photographer who has shot dozens of stories around the globe for National Geographic, and documented the lives of high school football players in Texas for the bestselling book “Friday Night Lights.” But for the past year he’s kept his lens focused closer to home, photographing fellow Brooklyn Navy Yard artists…

NY Times: The Duggal Greenhouse by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

NY Times: The Duggal Greenhouse by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

In an urban business park, Baldev Duggal sees nature. Mr. Duggal, founder of the successful photo imaging company Duggal Visual Solutions, invested $5 million to transform a dilapidated ship repair facility into an elegant waterfront landmark. The Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard utilizes environmental design elements to make the facility not only aesthetically pleasing, but also…

NY Times: Woodworker John Randall by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

NY Times: Woodworker John Randall by Anselm Doering and Franz Wisner

Every piece of furniture design by John Randall tells a story, tales that often include the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Mr. Randall is the founder of Bien Hecho, a local woodworking studio that specializes in custom furniture for homes, including tables, bookcases and chairs made from salvaged or distinctive pieces of wood. The inspiration for the business…

NY Times: Q&A with Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios by Anselm Doering

NY Times: Q&A with Doug Steiner, Chairman, Steiner Studios by Anselm Doering

Steiner Studios is ready for its close-up. Earlier this year the Brooklyn Navy Yard facility announced plans to double in size and to create a Graduate School of Cinema in partnership with Brooklyn College. The studio has been the location of choices for recent film and television productions including “Men in Black 3″, “In Treatment”…

NY Times: A Glimpse of the Navy Yard by Anselm Doering

NY Times: A Glimpse of the Navy Yard by Anselm Doering

The EcoLogic team talks all things Navy Yard in their monthly column published on ‘The Local’ nytimes.com blog. This month, CEO Anselm Doering writes about how the Brooklyn Navy Yard fits into the greater Brooklyn community. From The New York Times: “It’s an ugly fence, with iron rods bowed and rusted, that stretches from Navy…

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