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  No. 1 How to Build the Perfect Home Bar There’s no better shortcut to feeling like a bonafide adult than having a solid home bar setup. Something feels so impossibly together about offering guests something that isn’t the bottle of Evan Williams stashed in the back of a cabinet, yet another bottle of Charles Shaw, or, um, the option to BYO. But then, starting a home bar from scratch can be daunting and expensive. Lesley Jacobs...
Well, this is a welcome thing to have: Bushwick Daily reports that a new grilled-cheese-focused restaurant, The Wheelhouse, has opened for business in the neighborhood. Co-owned by a former owner of the (delicious) Miami Food Machine truck, the Wheelhouse's menu includes a breakfast grilled cheese with bacon and egg and a "kim-cheese" with add-ons like Brooklyn Brine pickles, as well as milkshakes, kombucha, and coffee from Brooklyn Roasting company. Something well worth considering next...
Given that we now have a Whole Foods that sells produce grown on its own roof, it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to anyone that Brooklyn's increasingly become a hub of ethical, sustainable goods. This has been true of our food culture for ages (lest we forget, the Park Slope Food Co-Op's been around since the '70s), and in the past few years, it's increasingly filtered out into industries like beauty and clothing...
Advocates in New York say we're now "closer than we've ever been before" to becoming the 22nd state to legalize medicinal marijuana, thanks to a new, stricter version of legislation that's heading to Albany this spring. According to Sen. Diane Savino of Staten Island, a longtime local advocate for legalization, the new restrictions would make New York's the tightest medical marijuana laws in the country. "I think a lot of people are watching this...

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