A Green Wall Grows in Brooklyn: Colonie Restaurant
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A trio of restaurateurs colonizes a strip of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn Heights; the crowds are coming in droves. Founders Elise Rosenberg, Emelie Kihlstrom and Tamer Hamawi, who opened Colonie in February, raised money from a Kickstarter campaign to get the restaurant off the ground; they worked with architect Alex Meyers of MADesign, who used reclaimed materials throughout the interior (banquettes are made from repurposed church pews). For more information, go to Colonie . Above: The lush vertical garden (edible herbs are included in the mix) is the work of Woodland Landscapes . Above: Meyers used reclaimed wood throughout the project. Above: Above the bar, a reclaimed mirror found locally provides a reflective glimmer. Above: Steel industrial stools serve as counter seating. Above: The light fixture is made from a repurposed steel beam found on the roof of the building.