Brooklyn Abridged

With the shocking, disgusting, and unfortunate events of this past weekend undoubtedly still fresh in people's minds, it's important to remember that this kind of behavior, and this marked history, isn't confined to just one area. Yesterday's stunningly awful comments from our "commander-in-chief" only furthered opened the wound of the horribly divided state of our nation. While a naive few may not expect it, confederate and confederate-adjacent monuments remain throughout the country—even right here...
While beach eats have improved exponentially in recent years, so too have the offerings at the city’s numerous high-end hotel pools, which offer an opportunity to see and be seen in your skimpiest suit, multiple stories above the city. So if you’re tired of sunbathing in the sand with the hoi polloi at Coney Island, stretch out on a chaise surrounded by skyline, with a Moscow Mule and lobster roll instead. The William Vale: Andrew...
A lot of things stand out about summer in New York City, but one of them, certainly, is the weather. It can be brutal at times, sure—the hair-melting heat can be a bit much for this writer to handle—but when it’s on, it’s really on. And when the weather is on, and a beautiful day evolves into a nice, crisp evening, there isn’t much better than going to an outdoor movie screening among friends,...
Moving to Brooklyn, for me, was a long time coming. I knew of everything that the borough had come to represent—whether that be an expansive and diverse music scene or a wide-spanning cultural palette—and that’s what I was looking for in a place to immerse myself. Alas, my first two post-college years were spent living with my parents in New Jersey and commuting to midtown Manhattan, then in the city, way uptown. At first,...

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