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ENTER ANY BROOKLYN BOUTIQUE and you’ll probably find products sourced from all over the world, be it blankets woven in Nicaragua or a scent sold exclusively at a single fragrance studio in London, sitting directly adjacent to a blouse sewn by a designer who lives just down the street. What you’re less likely to find, however, is a cup of coffee. Until recently, anyway. Take Homecoming, the Greenpoint florist that doubles as a café, or...
FOUNDED BY TWO HAIR STYLISTS AT SELF SALON, the launch of Alchemy Cosmetics marks a new matte lipstick line just for Bushwick girls, with names you’ll recognize from the neighborhood like Maria Hernandez Red, Knickerbocker Nightmare, Bushwick Barbie, and Myrtle Avenue Mermaid. www.alchemycosmeticsbk.com The Previous 20 Back Home The Next of the 20  
Today is the first day of the biannual Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week, though you would be forgiven for not knowing. Buzz seems to be at a curious low here in Brooklyn, probably because Lincoln Center feels like a world away and all the models shipped over from Eastern Europe probably won't come to this side of the river until they find out it, well, exists. But for the many fashion designers living here,...
Brooklyn is hip? Brooklyn is hip. Brooklyn is so over. Brooklyn is not cool. Brooklyn is cool until you start reading about it. Brooklyn is not as cool as the Upper East Side. Fuck Brooklyn. Brooklyn is exactly like "Brooklyn Girls." Brooklyn is dangerous and ghetto. Brooklyn is split into two. Brooklyn is most definitely a tale of two Brooklyns. Brooklyn is over? Brooklyn is officially over. Brooklyn is over—again! Brooklyn is dead. Brooklyn is back! Brooklyn rebounds. Brooklyn is...

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