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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,...
Reel Brooklyn is a biweekly column chronicling the definitive history of Brooklyn on-screen, one film—and neighborhood—at a time. One of the authentic pathmarks of the American New Wave, William Friedkin's The French Connection (1971) was more New York than any movie anyone had ever seen—more New York than Shadows (1959), more than Rosemary's Baby (1968), more than Midnight Cowboy (1969). There was something about the way the movie smelled—an unmistakable compound of street coffee, taxi...
Verizon Wireless, a company that boasts increasing profit margins and a consistent place among the world's top telecommunications services, grossly mistreats its technicians and retail workers, according to a press release co-issued by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communication Workers of America. Citing a failure to reach a fair contract that outlines a medical plan and ample benefits, staff at a Verizon retail location in Bensonhurst plan to stage a rally tonight at...
The eye of New York City real estate is a searing, horrible thing, alighting from neighborhood to neighborhood, deeming it "desirable," and slowly but surely making it impossibly expensive to live in and full of Duane Reades and Starbucks. Despair, Brooklynites, once your neighborhood is considered to be "having a moment." Now that Crown Heights, Bushwick, and Williamsburg have fallen, the next neighborhoods where sales are slowly eking upwards are in Southwest Brooklyn, according...

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