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Walk into any Brooklyn home goods boutique and you’re bound to stumble upon whimsical designs by Cold Picnic—cushion covers and woven bathmats emblazoned with casually sketched body parts, hand-knotted macrame plant hangers, plush rugs in desert-landscape palettes, quilted throws in abstract colorblocks. Launched in 2010 by husband-and-wife team Phoebe Sung and Pete Buer, the label has evolved from its early years as a women’s accessories line to a full-fledged interiors endeavor (though you can...
The first house party I remember throwing in New York was before I even had a proper apartment. Sometime circa 2006, in the Barnard College dorms on 116th street, my suite roommates and I banded together to throw a Halloween rager with the open-to-interpretation theme of “historical bitches.” Cleopatra, Eve, and Schrodinger’s Cat were all in attendance. A girl dressed in a facsimile of Bjork’s swan dress puked in the common room. I remember it...
As soon as I moved into Vinegar Hill last April, I couldn’t wait to show my parents the new place. Some years beyond thirty, I finally had a home to call my own: a little one bedroom on the second floor of a three-story standalone house. Green and white, the house, which according to New York Department of City Planning data was built in 1920, exudes the rustic atmosphere that has made Vinegar Hill an...
The Pavilion Theater, the seven-screen art deco movie theater at Prospect Park West and 14th Street, will be converted into condos, the Real Deal reported today. According to a permit application filed with the Department of Buildings, Hidrock Realty, the Midtown-based developer that purchased the theater for $16 million in 2006, is planning to construct a 24-unit, six-story building with ground-floor retail space at the site. There are conflicting reports as to whether the Pavilion...

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