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I'm leaving, but it's not what you think. There will be no long dramatic prose goodbye (it's short). There will be no tears, no regret. There will be no anger or bitterness. There is just time and opportunity and circumstance. There is just a yes that suddenly became a no. There is just a new job waiting in Los Angeles and the proximity to family that tends to eclipse even pipedreams, even 4 AM...
Brooklyn is a funny place in summer. This is the season when it is best to be here, and it is also the season when it is best to escape. Of course, escape is only temporary; escapes are, to quote James Agee (who knew what was what when it came to Brooklyn), “relative, and bestow their own peculiar form of bondage.” There is, in other words, no escape. But this is already known, isn’t...
While "bucket lists" might more traditionally comprise things that people want to do before they die, it often feels like more people are leaving Brooklyn for the promised land of LA rather than that other, more ephemeral promised land. But before the door hits everyone on the way out, here are 47 things that we think you should absolutely try to do in Brooklyn before you go. Because these things? Can't be done anywhere else. 1) Spend an...
First Bey and Jay decamped for the West Coast, and we were sad that we would never run into them at Roberta's. And now Lena Dunham, the woman who made a certain subset of Brooklyn famous, is saying goodbye to all that. Well maybe not like, goodbye and more like I'm never going to go through a February like that again, and for that, it's hard to blame her. Proof of this move, or at least...

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