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We’ll gladly go almost anywhere for a good meal; from transportation-deprived neighborhoods like Vinegar Hill and Red Hook, to an unmarked bar basement and the roof of Urban Outfitters, if the food is good, we will go. That being said, we never imagined we’d be dining directly under the BQE, after hastily criss-crossing a menacing, car-riddled intersection, sparsely surrounded by neon-lit gas stations and odiferous auto body shops. Obviously, the unlikely location has done little...
Ah, so. We all know that Brooklyn real estate has become nothing more than one big joke to those of us who make less than a million dollars a year (not hyperbole!), but did you know that Brooklyn real estate is also a joke for those of us who make more than a million dollars a year? Well, it is! It really is. Case in point: Actress Christina Ricci just bought a house in Fort...
Almost entirely lacking in reasonable public transportation options (we’ve spent our entire tenure in NYC stanchly avoiding the bus), Red Hook essentially operates as an island unto its own. Which means, it’s got all of the establishments necessary for sustaining that très Brooklyn lifestyle without having to commute under the BQE—including a seafood shack (Red Hook Lobster Pound), a barbecue joint (Hometown), an all-day breakfast joint with weekend karaoke (Hope & Anchor), and a...
If community activism has taught us anything (actually, it's taught us a lot), it’s that if you make enough noise, you're probably going to get noticed. After over a year of complaints from the Brooklyn Heights Association (BHA), an organized voice for the community, the Department of Transportation (DOT) has scheduled much-needed overnight repairs to begin today on the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. The disruptive traffic on the cantilevered, raised section that runs along the East...

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