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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.
With the official start of the school year exactly one week away, Fort Greene's Brooklyn Tech could not have gotten worse news today: A teacher at the school has been arrested and arraigned for sending a full frontal nude picture of himself to a 16-year-old student over the summer. Via the Daily News: 44-year-old Sean Shaynak was arrested today following an allegation and a damning photo that shows the math and physics teacher exposing himself to a...
Once you lose the election for comptroller, what is a politician to do? Shuffleboard? Game of Thrones marathon? Nope! If you're Eliot Spitzer, you think about buying a winery! Yes, Eliot Spitzer and his company Spitzer Enterprises, upon which he's been at the helm since the 2008 prostitution scandal that forced him to resign as governor of New York, is currently working overtime to purchase the former site of the Kedem Winery on the Williamsburg waterfront....
In early July, we were really excited to learn that the Forrest Triangle, a cut of land on the East Williamsburg/Bushwick border and former home to the Flushing Farms cafe, would soon be home to a new eatery and bar courtesy of the folks at 983 Bushwick's Living Room. And now, after months of anticipation, the new spot is finally (kind of) open.  Forrest Point, as they're calling it, quietly opened this past weekend, according...
It seems that despite our best efforts, sometimes the best economic choice is to get the hell out of Dodge Brooklyn and to seek greener pastures. Such is the case with AP&G, a local manufacturer which is leaving Brooklyn after well over 50 years in the borough. According to Gowanus Lounge, after being courted by both New Jersey and New York's Economic Development Corporation, AP&G chose the former. The reasons? $11 million dollars in tax...

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