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It’s not often (if ever?) that you hear of spots moving to Brooklyn because they were priced out of the Bronx. And yet, that’s precisely what happened to Denisse Lina Chavez, when her landlord skyrocketed the rent on her tiny, beloved Pueblan spot, Carnitas El Atoradero, owing to a constant stream of great press. Thankfully, two of her most ardent outer borough supporters (Arrogant Swine partner Noah Arenstein, and Josh Kaplan of Dassara), ended...
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...
As rents surge in Brooklyn, more and more yuppies and recent college grads who might’ve previously sought housing near the L train are heading north to neighborhoods like Mott Haven in the South Bronx. One longtime Mott Haven resident, Harry Bubbins, a founder of the environmental group Friends of Brook Park, has warned his neighborhood of the changes on the horizon with a mural painted at the corner of Brook Avenue and East 140th...
At a time when the outer-boroughs have finally achieved a modicum of the respect that they've long deserved (well, maybe not Staten Island, but what are you gonna do), author Arlene Alda has released a wonderful collection of oral histories from some of the many notable residents of the only borough to be so important that it is accorded the honorarium "The." (Well, and also, "The Bronx" is actually derived from the fact that its...

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