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Tri-Lox's Trifecta


The state of the environment has been getting a lot of attention these days, but too often we throw away items that still have value. While we may not be able to envision a purpose for these things, craftsmen, like the founders of Tri-Lox, are taking old materials salvaged from a range of places like Build It Green!NYC, to the very streets of New York, and turning them into both beautiful and practical pieces.


Located in Greenpoint, Tri-Lox was developed through the collaboration of three buddies from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alexander Bender, Tim Knight, and Ellis Isenberg had been childhood friends, and later found themselves reunited again in New York City. Together, the three partners opened their own design + build studio, specializing in reuse of reclaimed lumber and other materials. Since 2009, these partners and friends have worked to create economical and eco-friendly pieces that range from functional furniture to works of art. Tri-Lox creates many of its own pieces but is also available to craft custom designs for individual customer needs.
Since its inception, the small business has expanded to more commercial projects, providing design consultations for local businesses and working on fabrication projects for art galleries and museums such as The Children's Museum of the Arts NY. Their most recent project consisted of running a 20 student, 3-day workshop with NYC's Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) at their Greenpoint studio. This workshop taught students to identify different salvaged materials, understand where they came from, how they were used in the past, and ways they could be used in the future.
Prop Piano
$200 in Astoria
ALU: 23595  
African Death Bed $3,000 in Gowanus
ALU: 23602  

Party for Compost
Next Wednesday!

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Copper Bar Tap

$300 in Astoria

ALU: 23618

Ligne Roset Maly Bed

$1,200 in Astoria 

ALU: 23617

Cinder Blocks

$0.75 each in Astoria

ALU: 23539


$40 per roll in Astoria

ALU: 23619  

SALE! Sushi Case(s) 


$100 each in Astoria
ALU: 21473
Photo Booth


 $500 in Astoria

ALU: 23594

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Antique Display Case
 $275 in Gowanus
ALU: 23589
Black Desk
 $100 in Gowanus
ALU: 23606
Patio Chair(s) 
$30 each in Gowanus
ALU: 23583

Bosch Fridge/Freezer 
in Gowanus
ALU: 23616  
Vintage Display Stand
in Gowanus
ALU: 23590 
Subzero Fridge/Freezer
$2,750 in Gowanus
ALU: 23614
Green Info 
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Environmental Events in NYC


Wednesday, September 12, 6:30pm.
ioby presents Street Law for Urban Tacticians. 41 East 11th St, 3rd Floor conference room, NYC. $3 per person.

Thursday, September 13, 6-8pm.
SPN presents The Politics of Fracking panel discussion. CUNY Baruch College, Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity, 55 Lexington Ave at East 24th St., NYC. Free.

Wednesday, September 12, 6:30-8pm.
Environmental Advocates of NY presents "Who's The Greenest One of All?" Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St, NYC.

Saturday, September 15, 10am-1pm.
8th Annual Astoria Park Shoreline Cleanup and Day of Service in Remembrance of 9/11. Meet on Shore Blvd just north of the War Memorial.

Saturday, September 15.
NYC Honey Festival, presented by Brooklyn Grange Farm and Rockaway Beach Club. Rockaway Beach Club @ the boardwalk, Shore Front Pkwy & Beach 96th St., Rockaway, Queens.

Saturday, September 15, 12-3pm.
Riverkeeper Beach Cleanup in Red Hook. Meet at Louis Valentino Jr. Park and Pier, Red Hook.

Thursday, September 27, 6:30-9:30pm.
Socrates Sculpture Park Annual Benefit. More info TBD.

Friday, September 28, 8:30am-12pm.
NYIT College of Arts and Sciences presents Urban Energy Revolution. 16 West 61 Street, 11th Floor. Free, must RSVP.

Monday, October 1, 7:30am-9:30am.
City & State presents On Energy: The Politics and Policy of NYS' Energy. Baruch Newman Conference Center, 151 East 25th St., 7th Fl, Rm 750. $50 and up, per ticket.

Friday, October 5th, 8am-3pm (plus more dates!)
Volunteer Playground Installation at My Mother's House. Hour Children, 36-30 12th Street, LIC. (Breakfast and lunch will be served!)

Sunday, October 14, 11am-1pm.
WQCI presents NYRP Fall 2012 Tree Giveaway at Build It Green!NYC in Astoria. 3-17 26th Ave., Astoria. Register for your free tree two weeks before the giveaway!

Sunday, October 14, 11:30am-12:30pm.
Allergic To Salad's Kids Healthy Cooking Class. Earthworm Farm, Riverhead, Long Island. Free!

Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-9pm.
Gowanus Canal Conservancy Urban Ecology Lectures: �€œGoing Native at the Gowanus Canal and beyond" with Heather Liljengren, Supervising Seed Collector and Chief Field Taxonomist, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation. BIG!NYC-Gowanus, 69 9th St., Gowanus. $5 donation.

Sunday, October 20, 11am-1pm.
Build It Green!NYC & Gowanus Canal Conservancy presents NYRP Fall 2012 Tree Giveaway at the Salt Lot. 2 Second Ave., Gowanus, Brooklyn. Register for your free tree two weeks before the giveaway!

Tuesday, October 23,
Masked Marvelous Cocktail Party, to benefit Materials for the Arts. 33-00 Northern Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Long Island City. Tickets are $50 per person.

Thursday-Saturday, November 8-10.


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