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  No. 17 Transmitter Brewing’s CSB Like A CSA But With Beer Considering the success of farm shares in Brooklyn, as well as the borough’s avidity for craft beer and supporting local businesses, it’s surprising that there haven’t been any community supported breweries. Well, that’s all changed with the introduction of Greenpoint-founded, Long Island City-based Transmitter Brewery’s CSB. Six-month shares are $175 and participants will get to pick up two 750mL bottles of farmhouse ale per month, as...
  No. 12 Myrtle/Broadway   In this part of Bushwick, a bar or restaurant dating back to 2006 qualifies as an old timer. As recently as 2011 (the year nearby DIY venue the Market Hotel was shut down), there were just three places to get a drink in the relatively out-of-the-way area around Myrtle/Broadway: Goodbye Blue Monday, Lone Wolf and an inexplicable, since-shuttered branch of Beauty Bar. For food, there was Little Skip’s (which came in 2010) or...
  No. 3 Fixing Fort Greene Park Recognizing Brooklyn’s Role In American History   Fort Greene Park is one of the jewels of Brooklyn, and it played an interesting role in the history of the city—and the country. For starters, it’s the borough’s oldest green space, its 30 acres secured in 1847, decades before Brooklyn would become a part of the city, and dubbed Washington Park. It was a pet project of Brooklyn Eagle editor Walt Whitman, who fought...
  No. 2 Grado Labs Your pickles are locally sourced. Why not your headphones, too?   On an R train to Sunset Park, I look around and count eight people wearing headphones. Six of them—three men and three women, ranging in age from roughly 16 to 65—are using Apple’s ubiquitous white earbuds. The other two—men in their 20s, I’d say—are using the much more expensive but similarly common Beats headphones, or Beats by Dre, as I guess they’re officially,...

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