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It’s easy to lose track of things like fresh air, wide open spaces and nature while traipsing around congested city streets, but New York actually has an abundance of trees and greenery that you'd notice if you ever slowed down and observed your surroundings once in awhile.  But to get a better picture of exactly how many trees line the city's streets, the Parks Department is crowdsourcing data for its Trees Count! 2015 project, a tech-savvy...
Forest City Ratner, the real estate company that’s engineered, developed and profited off Brooklyn’s growing (and ever-changing) appeal, doesn’t really see the borough as the beacon of commercial opportunity it used to be. Speaking yesterday at Manhattan’s Honest Building Innovation Summit, Forest Ratner CEO MaryAnne Gilmartin announced her company’s plans to look towards Queens and the Bronx for future developments, citing a blasé real estate market and cultural climate-shift encroaching upon Brooklyn. As per The Real...
Despite being a ride-or-die Mets fan, I’ll admit that it takes a lot to get me to Queens. I’ve turned down countless invitations to visit friends in faraway lands like Astoria and Sunnyside, dismissed endless amazing restaurant recommendations in Flushing and Jackson Heights. Like many of my fellow South Brooklynites, I tend to avoid taking the G train above Metropolitan, nervously anticipating the inevitable disorientation that comes from trying to make sense of an...
I picked the coldest day probably ever to hoof it out to the Red Light District, a DIY venue slash suburban home in the farthest reaches of Far Rockaway. I'd been here once for a noise show, though my memories of that night are admittedly a little bit hazy, so I had some trouble recognizing the squat brick ranch. But when I rang the doorbell and heard the barks coming from what I could...

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