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Marty Markowitz: Still a fat F***

George W. Bush is not the only President to fire those who don’t rubber-stamp his policies. Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz – who calls himself a Democrat – is cut...
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48 Hours Back In NYC: The Top 10

1) Le Dû Wines. If you love The Clash and The Replacements, good Bordeaux, excellent Burgundy and have VERY deep pockets, this is the wine store for you, with lots...
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New York I Love You But…

Is it just me or am I seeing more stories than ever about how gentrification of this great city is reaching saturation point? Emotions run the range from anger, as...
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Brooklyn Beats: A Media Narrative on Gentrification, Growth, Class, Race, Whole Foods and Kiddy Punk

5th Avenue in Park Slope as it currrently looks in springtime. Photo by Jonathan Cohn. Could I have avoided this? Was it my fault? Was I stupid to move here...
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The Streets OF New York

(aka Hot Time, Summer in the City) Wednesday morning, the Dumbo General Store: Purveyor of art supplies, newspapers, coffees and teas, breakfast, lunch, wine, beer and free wi-fi. The kind...
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Real Enemies Like This

OK, I do try and keep the business of managing a band and running my web site distinct and separate. But you know I’d be happy to see a post...
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Miss Brooklyn?

“We spent an enormous amount of time studying Brooklyn… trying to get a sense of what it is.” Architect Frank Gehry, quoted in the New York Daily News, unveiling a...
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I Would Rather Not Go, Back To the Old House

It’s just as well we’re happy in our new lives Upstate. On Saturday morning we drove back to the block where we lived for ten years, where I quickly discovered...
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