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Mike Conklin

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Mike Conklin is the Editorial Director of the Northside Media Group, publisher of Brooklyn Magazine and The L.
Even as the popularity of craft beer grew exponentially in New York City over the past few years, there was, for many transplants and other people just generally in the know about this sort of thing, one big presence lacking on the shelves of better beer stores everywhere—that of craft beer giant New Belgium Brewing. As of last week, though, our long nightmare is over: the brewery has officially made their beers (some of...
Assuming you were lucky enough to spend at least a portion of this past holiday weekend drinking on someone’s roof or in their backyard, there’s a very good chance you also spent some time shopping for beer, whether at your local bodega, fancy grocery store, or bottle shop. And so there is also a good chance you saw for the first time a brand new offering from Sixpoint—a “cloudy” double IPA called Puff. Available in...
Members of Brooklyn’s ever-growing population of runners looking to log some off-road miles are lucky to have easy access to the paths and trails of Prospect Park. But for those times when you really want to feel at one with nature, even the idyllic grounds of the park will fall short. Just over an hour north of the city, though, lies the mighty Bear Mountain, with its 52,000 acres of forest and, if you count neighboring...
Last Thursday at noon, registration opened for the 2016 Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon. Fifty-two minutes later, it was sold out. In less than an hour, 27,000 people, presumably of their own volition, willingly singed up to run 13.1 miles through Brooklyn on Saturday, May 21st. For some perspective, last year’s race sold out in just under seven hours. In 2014 it took a whole 48 hours. This is, by pretty much any measure, completely...

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