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Amid the rise of artisan butcher shops and all things sustainable, the team behind OKONOMI and YUJI Ramen have started a Kickstarter campaign to open a Japanese-style fish market just blocks from their current Williamsburg location on Ainslie Street. Named OSAKANA—"honor your fish" in Japanese—aims to be a space where fish experts and floundering fish buying newbies can purchase a seasonal selection of local seafood straight from the Atlantic Ocean, but also "a community space...
  Cinder Block Comedy Festival isn't slotted to run until September 15, but it has already garnered attention because of its aim and somewhat controversial "wage gap pricing" application submission fee. Female comics, LGBTQIA comics, comics with disabilities of all types, and comedians of color who submit their act before March 31 will pay only 77 cents to the dollar of general admission fee, a riff on the gender wage disparity. "It came out of complaining,...
Thirty apartment units are sprouting up in Williamsburg, offering low-income individuals and households a chance to live in financially sustainable housing in the ultra-expensive neighborhood with one-, two-, and three-bedroom units ranging from $532 to $1,182 per month. As a part of NYC Housing Connect, the units will determine the applicants' rent by their household size and annual household earnings. So an individual making anywhere between $20,490 and $27,640 annually, could walk away with an one bedroom unit for...
New York smells. There's no way of avoiding this, but what if you could identify where those smells are the worst? And then at the very least know which places to avoid offending your olfactory senses? Now, thanks to Annie Barrett Studio, there is now a map of Gowanus (sorry, no big scale map of the borough) that catalogs the positive and negative smells, everything from man-made sewage and garbage odor to organic smells like fresh...

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