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Editor's Note: When we partnered with American real estate company Douglas Elliman to present Brooklyn's 20 Best Blocks, we wanted to make sure that this came from a sincere place—so we connected with Brooklyn's own The Sunday Photographer a.k.a Matthew DeFrenza to take us on a journey throughout the borough to show us his favorite blocks. Douglas Elliman is New York City’s #1 brokerage and continues to grow with local offices across Brooklyn. Look for us in Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope,...
There are times when even we find ourselves thinking that Brooklyn is a really hard place to live: The G train can be a total nightmare, some of our favorite bodegas and bars and bookstores have closed, the rent is too damn high. Is any place worth all this hassle? Should we just join the personal essay-writing industry and say goodbye to all this? Well, no. Because when we pause for a moment and...
From a giant pink elephant to a child's bracelet, here's everything we want to buy right now. Or have someone buy for us. Best Find at the Brooklyn Flea: Humongous Pink Ceramic Elephant This elephant graced the Flea for weeks on end, before disappearing one weekend in August. We guess someone finally succumbed to its charms. Or maybe its “existence” was always an illusion, the lingering effects of a three-day bender we once had in Barstow. Hard to...
From the best new burger to the best reason to keep eating gluten (if you can!), here's what got us excited this year in the world of Brooklyn food. Best Reason to Keep Eating Gluten: Faro Yeah, we get it, we get it. Everyone’s gluten-free these days. And that’s fine! More amazing homemade pastas from this newbie Bushwick restaurant for us. Like, much more. 436 Jefferson Street, Bushwick Best Basil Grown On a Rooftop in Brooklyn: Gotham Greens gothamgreens.com Best...

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