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Last summer, I sat in the backyard of Do or Dine in Bed-Stuy with a best friend visiting from Boston. It was a perfect night: chilling on the patio drinking beers with my bae at my favorite bar in warm weather—perfect, that is, except Do or Dine would soon be no more. My relationship with Do or Dine started many months earlier. I had photographed and become friends with head chef and co-owner, Justin Warner....
I've never really been one to feel regret, or, never been one to feel like it's too late to say I'm sorry, if you will. But, a few months ago, after watching ticket prices for Justin Bieber at Barclays Center rise and fall, and rise again, and still making the decision not to go, I found myself drowning in regret the next day. I couldn't believe I hadn't pulled the trigger. I knew I was going to...
My relationship with 4th Down started like most of my relationships have—with a crush on a boy. After a night of drinking and watching a game with a friend at 4th Down, I ended up flirting with the bartender before getting on the G train home alone; the next morning I found a message from him on Facebook. My relationship with Paul quickly became one that can feel impossible to find—prolonged casual sex, with no...
Ed. note: In honor of the release of One Direction's album Made in the A.M. today, we decided to release the private correspondence from Brooklyn Magazine photo director, Jane Bruce also known as a One Direction super fan, to Brooklyn Magazine executive Kristin Iversen, also known as someone who, before receiving this email, had never before heard a One Direction song, but still, obviously, knew that Harry was the hot one. Below is the email as written, with...