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It's no secret that Crown Heights has been a hub of gentrification and rapidly-rising real estate prices for a while now, but on the off-chance you needed any further evidence, how about this onslaught of record-breaking home sales in the neighborhood?  Brownstoner has an update on a four-unit brownstone that just closed in the neighborhood for $1.9 million ("a probable record") and, more notably, a condo in the area that just went for $1.93 million...
It hasn't really been all that long since we asked the question that was begging to be asked, "Where does the New York Times find these people?" And yet the paper of record continues to publish the kind of articles that leave us scratching our collective head, wondering if the editors at the Times genuinely think that this kind of writing has any inherent worth other than its ability to serve as an object of ridicule. The article in...
Many artisans will tell you manufacturing a product locally ain't easy. Small businesses that specialize in making a product often face problems with producing the amount needed to meet their moderate demand because they're not at the point where they need to move production to China, but they can't do it all by themselves either. Slowly, but surely, the borough is working to meet the demands of successful small businesses.  DNAinfo reports that an auto parts...
These days it's pretty hard to think of positive things to say about the government (read: NSA, gov't shutdown, cuts in food stamps and unemployment aid, etc.). We really could go on. And yet, sometimes they come through for We, The People and today is one of those days. First, DNAinfo reports that the NYC Health Department will administer free flu shots in Crown Heights this weekend to curb the effects of flu season. The...

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