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Our Sam Polcer was lucky enough to get a spot at Brooklyn’s only floating hotel, and sent us the following dispatch: “Press is coming,” posted a friend involved with Constance Hockaday’s now-legendary Boggsville Boatel and Boat-In Theater project on her Facebook wall. “Book now.” Two weeks later, on the hottest day of the year, my girlfriend and I came to a bay in the Far Rockaways prepared with candles, whiskey and sausages for a...
It may just be the most beautiful chair we’ve ever seen (take that, Eero Saarinen). After working as a chef for over 25 years (instructing at no less a spot than the French Culinary Institute), Robert Shapiro finally decided to make the dramatic career switch into that cushiest of occupations, high-end furniture builder. Wait, what? Seriously. Long a woodworking hobbyist, Shapiro founded Balsera Woodworks in Red Hook in 2005, and the world is a...
We get a little tired of the idea of Brooklyn as a “brand,” but it would be na├»ve to ignore the current craze (justifiable, in our opinion) for all things made in Brooklyn. Luckily, there is now a store for that and only that. Not only does By Brooklyn carry goods, both food and craft, from the Borough of Churches, it was actually designed, built and marketed by a team of Brooklynites. The brainchild...
Brooklyn’s bike lane infrastructure, best enjoyed in summer, has improved immensely in recent years, except down in the southern half. Bike advocates there recently pushed for a bike lane on Bay Ridge Parkway, but were shot down. “We don’t have a strong bike culture” like other communities, explained Doris Cruz, the chair of the local community board’s transportation committee. But they will start looking for alternate routes. Hurry up, Bay Ridge: your old roads...

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