Shipping containers to transform vacant lot in Sunnyside

Much like khaki pants — bland and utilitarian — shipping containers typically don’t turn heads.

Yet, in recent years, shipping containers, or “sea cans,” have become the darlings of architects, designers and artisans. With a little ingenuity, containers have been modified into multi-storey houses, backyard offices and popular “container villages” such as Brooklyn’s Dekalb Market.

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