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Nikita Richardson

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Nikita is a recent graduate of NYU's graduate school of journalism where she studied Magazine Writing. She started out as a blogger, but has moved into long-form journalism and hopes one day to work as an editor.
How many times would you be willing to try and fail? Most people like to believe they’re resilient—whether they’ve had their resolve tested or not—but Ryan Watson can honestly say that after a hard fall, he gets up again. After eight years and four attempts to open a bar of his own, he’s finally done it with Hop Shop, his new beer-centric (though cocktail-friendly) bar in Brooklyn Heights. Located on Columbia Street, a brief stretch...
Skyler Insler’s relationship with Brooklyn started long before he moved here. His family, Italian by origin, lived in Coney Island and Bushwick until they didn’t, decamping for New Jersey somewhere in between then and now. And in high school he used to come to Williamsburg with friends, making sure they stayed south of North 12th Street, east of Berry and Wythe, and the hell out of a then-”sketchy” McCarren Park, if you can believe...
This past weekend marked the eighth year of New York Comic Con at the outsized Javits Center in Manhattan and while NYCC isn't known for hosting internet-breaking Marvel announcements like those at San Diego, it is a massive, heavily-attended affair. In honor of the event, our very own Brooklyn Brewery commissioned comic book artist Amy Reeder, the creative behind Rocket Girl, a retro-futuristic story set in both 1980s New York and 2013, to create this year's version...
IN THE COLD DEPTHS OF LAST WINTER, a rare spark: Alexander Wang had chosen the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard for his Fall/Winter 2014 show. On Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, everyone was scandalized; on our Fifth Avenue, we didn’t bat an eye. Two years ago, the Duggal Greenhouse was essentially a parking lot for cranes used at the 1 World Trade Center site. Now, it’s one of Brooklyn’s premiere event spaces, giving over its...

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