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Bushwick on the Rise

The neighborhood of Bushwick was chartered in 1661 and originally named Boswijck, a Dutch term meaning “little town in the woods” or “heavy woods.” The township included the modern-day communities of Bushwick, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint, and was founded as an area for farming food and tobacco. 407 more words

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Q&A with Patrick Yee, EVP of Marketing & Content Strategy at Refinery29

Patrick Yee was recently named one of 2014’s most influential buyers, sellers, and marketers by Adweek. He joined Refinery29 as an early partner in 2009 and has led the company through 1000% audience growth, making it the fastest growing media company in the US per Inc 500.   593 more words

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Buying a New York City home in 10 steps

Buying a home is one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, and if you can do it in New York City, it could also be your best financial decision. 962 more words

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Top NYC Theaters

I received several comments from friends about my mention of the recently renovated Kings Theatre in my blog entry about Ditmas Park.  They agreed that it’s a majestic theater and that the theater itself is worth a visit, whether you’re going to a concert or not.   1,293 more words

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Brooklyn's Longest-Running Family Restaurants

Though new restaurants are opening up in Brooklyn every day, there’s nothing like dinner at a family-owned restaurant that’s been around for decades.  The food tastes like it’s made with love when a family is cooking and serving it together.   1,059 more words

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Where to Unwind This Summer: Rockaway Beach

It’s officially the first weekend of summer and there’s no better relief from the New York City summer heat than a trip to the beach. Recently ranked the… 613 more words

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What 15 Historic New York City Scenes Look Like Today - Now and Then - Curbed NY

Check out this Curbed article that shows photos of what NYC scenes looked like years ago compared to what they look like today.  It includes information about topics I’ve previously discussed on the blog: … 27 more words

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