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Going vegan might be a hipster cliché, but meat-eating actually feels like a bigger part of today’s dominant counterculture. Hipster iconography has always been rooted in nostalgia for, and ironic reclamation of, signifiers of 70s suburbia—the white flight world their parents created, from which they’d eventually escape to return to the cities: mustaches, Pabst, big glasses, big hair, etc. Along with these motifs comes meat—backyard barbecues and roasts on the dinner table. The socially...
On the quiet streets of Prospect Park South you’ll find many of the most beautiful homes in Brooklyn. Boasting gracious colonnades, gabled windows, and even a turret or two, these houses are like a fantasy come to life, the ideal of what every house should be. But who, we’ve always wondered, actually lives inside? Photographs by Austin McAllister At the end of a street lined with late Victorian-era mansions sits a yellow-and-green house with a turret....
No. 4 Eating Meat The 5 Best Old School Butchers in Brooklyn While Brooklyn might now be associated with all the latest food trends (farm-to-table, new Nordic cuisine, home fermentation kits... we’ve got it all!), it’s important to appreciate the borough’s storied culinary history, which is a lot more than just hot dogs and cheesecake. One of the best ways to get a taste of the local flavor (which in this case is bacon-based) is to visit...
No. 1 Dead Horse Bay Brooklyn's Best Secret Beach Tucked away amid the marshy coastline of southeastern Brooklyn, Dead Horse Bay is one of the borough’s best kept secrets. Assuming, of course, that you like your secrets to be somewhat dark and disturbing. The small beach is now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, but it was once the site of horse-rendering plants, fish oil factories, and garbage incinerators. From the 1850s to about 1920, the marshland...

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