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Articles about "Brooklyn"

  • A Year After Sandy: Red Hook and Rockaway Still Recovering By Peter Black | October 11, 2013

    Hurricane Sandy’s one year anniversary is rapidly approaching. The hurricane killed 285 people and caused $175 billion worth of damage. Chaos, turmoil, and fury ensued as it swept across the East Coast. NYC took an epic pummeling; it was by far the city’s most devastating natural disaster. Streets turned into rivers; cars floated like pieces of driftwood down Avenues A and B. Hundreds were killed, thousands of homes were destroyed, millions lost power, the subway was shut down, and Lower Manhattan was in a complete blackout for several days.

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  • The Williamsburg Civil War: North Vs South By Olivia Smedley | October 10, 2013

    In the past, Williamsburg was known as home to all sorts of ethnic groups like Italians, Latinos, Hasidics, and Pollacks. While some of these communities have stayed fully intact, they aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Williamsburg today. Gentrification in Brooklyn is constant, and this hip neighborhood is no exception. Its popularity is certainly not news, but now it has been further divided into north and south by residents and visitors alike.

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  • Brooklyn Book Festival: New York’s Largest Literary Event By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 20, 2013

    Eight years in the running, Brooklyn Book Festival has become one of the most popular events of the fall. Being one of the largest “Free” literary events in NYC, it is a an event that brings together an eclectic mix of national and international authors/literary stars and emerging authors.

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  • Tech Explosion in Brooklyn: is BK the Next Silicon Valley? By Peter Black | September 18, 2013

    Brooklyn’s remarkable real estate boom has been the talk of the town for the last few years. Rents have risen dramatically as young professionals, hipsters and artists flee Manhattan—and fly in from Wyoming—in search of cheaper housing options. Their quirky little businesses have inevitably followed. Every Brooklyner must now wade through an endless swamp of artisan flatbread shops, organic coffee houses, and locally sourced tofu vendors just to get back to their roach infested, 2,000 a month studio apartment.

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  • An Artsy Weekend at Brooklyn Army Terminal By Shwetha Ravishankar | September 06, 2013

    Head to Brooklyn this weekend, where chashama (spelled with a lowercase ‘c’) - an organization dedicated to creating a platform for emerging artists, is on a mission to connect real estate and art, by transforming underutilized properties into exhibit spaces for artists. 

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  • The race to the finish line: New York’s Mayoral Election Roundup By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 24, 2013

    New York’s mayoral elections are quickly approaching, and candidates looking to expand their voter base at the ballot, are doing everything in the book and beyond. From candid celeb sightings, public housing sleep overs, to facing the downside of being sued by Bloomberg, the candidates seem to be all over the place, to be seen and heard, all in a bid to get them up where Weiner stands alone (as of now)!

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  • Nine Nightcaps for New Yorkers to Njoy By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 09, 2013

    Its summertime and the weather is fine, so put on party shoes and hop into these bars that have a story to tell and come from era when you weren’t even born! These are our picks for the best bars where its worth getting high on history. 1. Old Town Bar, Flatiron District

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  • How One Brooklyn Start-Up is Revolutionizing the Street Sign By Nikki Hess | June 27, 2013

    Hungry for new technology? Chew on this: Breakfast, a multifaceted, Brooklyn-based company, has designed and built a revolutionary new street sign known as Points that quite literally points you in the direction of whatever it is you're craving. The start-up, which aims to create a link between the online world and the real world, specializes in combining custom robotics with superior design, enhanced digital experiences, and "[good] ol' fashioned fun" to create the products of the future. To learn more about Points and what goes on behind the scenes at Breakfast, we spoke with one of the company's co-founders, Michael Lipton, about their latest innovation.

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  • Brooklyn Tech Triangle Making Room By Joel Bennett | June 19, 2013

    This week will see the unveiling of the Brooklyn Tech Triangle’s ‘master plan’,  a proposal based on an April 2012 economic impact study that’ll facilitate growth in the tech industry.

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  • In conversation with the Sculptor - Tom Otterness By Shwetha Ravishankar | June 18, 2013

    Tom Otterness Sculpture at Battery Park City I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the famous American Sculptor - Tom Otterness, known for his bronze sculptures that have been the center of public curiosity in cities across the world, from New York to Netherlands, and Washington to Toronto. We sat down at his studio located in the Gowanus, Brooklyn and talked about everything from his childhood, his inspiration, his illustrious work, and life in New York City in the 1970s.

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