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Per the basic rules of Bay Ridge’s dining scene as we’ve frequently outlined them, a local outpost of Zito’s seemed a sure bet for success—selling throwback Italian heroes made with Faicco’s sausage and chickpea panelle, and run by a couple of good old boys from the neighborhood. Yet it too has proved a casualty of 7604 Third Avenue, following would-be trailblazers like Aloha Grinds before it—an ahead of its time challenge to strongholds like Starbucks, featuring...
Have you ever been to the Holland Tunnel entrance and thought, "Ah, what a relaxing oasis. If only I had a lounge chair"? No? That's funny. Because yesterday, the city opened park in between the merging traffic lanes on the Holland Tunnel entrance. Yes, it's true. You can now spread out on a lawn chair as the stream of frustrated drivers heading to New Jersey honk and curse around you! Doesn't that sound excellent? The...
It seems that despite our best efforts, sometimes the best economic choice is to get the hell out of Dodge Brooklyn and to seek greener pastures. Such is the case with AP&G, a local manufacturer which is leaving Brooklyn after well over 50 years in the borough. According to Gowanus Lounge, after being courted by both New Jersey and New York's Economic Development Corporation, AP&G chose the former. The reasons? $11 million dollars in tax...
How much do you love America? One firework display much? Get your Canadian hands off my Freedom Fries. This year, New Yorkers (and, okay fine, New Jerseyans) will be treated to not one, not even two, but three firework displays on the Fourth of July on Coney Island, over the East River and now, over the Hudson-adjacent Liberty State Park in New Jersey. When we reported on the wonderful news that de Blasio was moving...

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