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The McCarren Park pool won't officially open for the summer season until June 26, but already, there's a bit of controversy surrounding the pool. Since its completion in 2012, an 11,000 square foot elevated space designed to hold a poolside cafe has remained empty because the city doesn't want to pay to make said cafe handicap accessible. According to the Daily News, after spending $50 million on renovating the once-decrepit pool, the city never put aside the...
We hear a lot of crazy numbers day to day regarding  Brooklyn real estate, but unless you're actually getting ready to, say, plunk down a few million dollars for a condo you've never even been to, it can be hard to conceptualize what's even behind all the mind-boggling statistics getting tossed around. With that in mind, here's some hard evidence re: what it is exactly that wealthy strangers have been spending so much money on,...
Via Curbed, this seems like a good development (and it's been way too long since I've seen or thought about one of these things). Ice skating officially opens on the 15th, and we expect the ice to be exceptionally smooth and well-kempt. Follow Virginia K. Smith on Twitter @vksmith.
Of course, this should be a going concern any time of year, but there's no point pretending that people don't get a little more interested in ghosts, hauntings, and general paranormal activity as soon as mid-to-late October rolls around. It's been drilled into us since childhood (and, I suppose, since the days of the pagans). And whether you're more inclined toward active ghost-hunting, quiet fear, or giving the souls of the dead the space and...

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