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NIMBY Update

The proposed Forest City Ratner “arena” at Atlantic Yards is No Longer In My Backyard, but that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped caring about it. To be frank, this proposed mini-city...
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New York Cares

It was reassuring that over Labor Day Weekend, we saw donation drives for Hurricane Katrina victims all across our new Catskills homeland – from ferociously left-wing Woodstock, where an eight-band...
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Happy Birthday Campbell

Our eldest son is 10 today. Congratulations. We celebrated with a combination birthday party and farewell picnic on Saturday in Brooklyn. Yes, we couldn’t stay away… We had the party...
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Leaving New York, Never Easy

Some of you may have taken the hints, some of you may have been told in person. For everyone else, here’s the news: At the end of August my family...
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Things To Do During A New York Heatwave

Go house hunting. For houses with built-in air-conditioning. And swimming pools. Hey, you can dream. Talking of which, wonder why you can’t be going to the Mediterranean this weekend When,...
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Miriam Comes to 5th Avenue’s Rescue

A couple of weeks ago, only a lack of free time prevented me writing a diatribe about the restaurants on Park Slope’s happening 5th Avenue. My negativity was spawned by...
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Independence Day O’Connor

More experienced political journalists than myself will have far more detailed reactions to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s resignation from the Supreme Court than I can possibly offer. Not least amidst...
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Bookmark This…

One of the few humorous elements of the whole Atlantic Yards disaster is that the Brooklyn Papers – the only New York media outlet to focus constantly and constructively on...
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