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In a room hung with blue and purple crushed velvet curtains, an actor, Matthew Korahais, plays an electric organ with one hand and gestures to a half-open coffin shaped like a Hostess Ho Ho. It's a coffin for kids who die young from tasty, nasty things—he sings this in rhymes, his face semi-sad. He's hilarious. Korahais' little scene is a comic interlude in Doomocracy, a house of real-life horrors created by artist Pedro Reyes, directed by Meghan Finn, and written...
The hand of gentrification continues to reach further and further into Brooklyn, and now it seems Sunset Park is the newest Brooklyn neighborhood to face impending consumer-based development. Fulfilling promises made during campaigning, Bill de Blasio’s administration is funneling $100 million into renovating the Brooklyn Army Terminal, a space now housing predominantly warehouses and local manufacturers.  Meanwhile, a few blocks north, Sunset Park’s 6 million-square-foot Industry City is being transformed into the next Chelsea...
Before you say, "Hey, Rockaway Beach isn't even in Brooklyn," let us make it clear that this news will, in fact, affect Brooklynites now that the Rockaway Ferry makes a stop at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. With that in mind, we're happy to have come across the news that the Rockaway Ferry, originally designed to shuttle commuters back-and-forth post-Sandy, will run through October--City Council approval of the new De Blasio budget pending. According to amNY, the Economic...
As many of you may remember (and subsequently tried to forget), last August, Maastricht University's Mark Post debuted the first petri dish burger in London. It was...a sight to behold. A chef tossed the $325,000 patty in a frying pan and served it to two taste testers who deemed its flavor "close to meat." Strangely enough, that inspired confidence and the biotech meat industry continues to grow. Currently, most of the meat growing is being done in...

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