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Age: 29 Pronouns: She/her Neighborhood: Ditmas Park Most Likely to: Win the Nobel Prize for a Graphic Novel Favorite Quote: “Dr. Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.” ― Anita Brookner, A Start in Life What do you do when you're at a Junot Díaz reading and Junot, the literary genius that he is, begins dropping gems like a clumsy jeweler? Most of the room would be focused on the floor, trying to pick up...
In late 2015, Michelle Williams closed on a historic victorian house (technically: "Colonial Revival") on Albemarle road in Ditmas Park. This past March, the city Landmarks Preservation Commission approved her architect's plans to restore and renovate—a requirement for this address because it lands within the Prospect Park South Historic district. Just recently, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported that restoration had begun, and included this picture of Michelle's new, bright-white cedar clapboard: But I'm curious: just how many...
Having grown up in Brooklyn, it was tough to reconcile ourselves to the signature dishes of Syracuse during our university tenure, which we quickly realized was largely limited to salt potatoes — i.e. salted potatoes. Though when we cast our net a bit wider, we eventually developed a sort of captive fondness for the various regional specialties of Central New York, from Rochester’s white hots to Utica’s chicken riggies. Save for its branch of Dinosaur...
  Tom Parker, an art dealer at Hirshl & Adler, and Elisabeth Parker, who runs the carpet department at Christie’s, live in a rambling Victorian house in Ditmas Park with their 10-year-old daughter, 8-year-old son, and dog. After letting us in to explore and photograph their home, Elisabeth completed our questionnaire. How long have you lived at your current residence? Almost nine years. What do you love most about your home? I’d like to say the gracious wrap-around porch...

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