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Now that it's not winter anymore, New Yorkers can't complain about the weather, so they need to find something else to bitch about. Enter: The MTA. And look, I get it, traveling via subway can be an inconvenience and there can be delays and reroutings and, oh, so many horrible things can happen and it's a nightmare, really, it is! I get it. I live off the F and G. Boy, do I get...
It seems like every time a mom-and-pop succeeds in this city, another one fails. Park Slope has been hit particularly hard this week, first suffering the loss of its South Brooklyn Pizza/Percy's and now there are reports that the neighborhood's coffee and loose leaf tea purveyor, Leaf & Bean, is set to shutter its doors at the end of the month. The bad news comes via the Daily News, which reports that after 41 years in...
A couple weeks back, we talked to local bar owners and restaurateurs about how they're handling the ongoing lime shortage—supplies are still scarce and prices have as much as tripled—and now, via DNAinfo, another local staple that's having a rough time of it: Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies. After their most recent shipment of limes came in at 500 instead of the usual 2,000 ("They were horrendous. They were the size of grapes," said...
Once again, we've read the Times so you don't have to and came across this juicy tidbit in an article on large and small bookstores going under. Depressing, we know, but the highlight of the whole thing is that Lower Manhattan bookstore McNally Jackson is coming to Brooklyn! According to the Times, McNally Jackson owner Sarah McNally spent years shopping for storefronts in the Upper East Side, but found that she couldn't afford the $40,000 rents for even the smallest spaces....

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