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Ali Gharib

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As soon as I moved into Vinegar Hill last April, I couldn’t wait to show my parents the new place. Some years beyond thirty, I finally had a home to call my own: a little one bedroom on the second floor of a three-story standalone house. Green and white, the house, which according to New York Department of City Planning data was built in 1920, exudes the rustic atmosphere that has made Vinegar Hill an...
Hey, there! I got your email about wanting to borrow the car. Not everyone in New York has a car and so I think it's incumbent upon those of us who do to lend them out often. And of course the best use of the car is to take it out of town for the weekend—we all need an escape sometimes—so I was especially glad to learn that you guys'll be going upstate. So...
There was a time before gentrifiers made it all the way to Ditmas Park that Irish and Italian gangs, with names like the Shamrock Boys and South Brooklyn Boys, warred around Prospect Park’s southwest and western borders. That was about when, a half century ago, Jimmy Houlihan started slinging drinks at Farrell’s, the venerable Windsor Terrace bar. “I was born in the neighborhood,” says Houlihan, affectionately called Houlie by, among many others, the younger bartender—a...
No  trains at this station Travel alternative: For Queens-bound  service take the  to Jay St-MetroTech and transfer to a Queens-bound  to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts where   service is available. No  trains at this station Travel alternative: For Queens-bound plans transfer to plans closer to home. No  trains at this station Travel alternative: For Queens-bound BMT service take a time machine to the 1930s and transfer to the Prospect Park West streetcar to Park Ave where Washington Ave streetcar service is available. No  trains...

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