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Bernie Sanders Returned to a Brooklyn Where I Grew Up Playing Stickball and Territory

Murray Forseter | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Murray Forseter

I grew up three miles from Bernie in a Brooklyn that is enjoying another moment in the sun, not that it was ever truly dark. Lately, however, the cognoscente have seemingly rediscovered my native borough, driving up real estate prices and populating the byways with exotic fare.

Richard Boll: A Day Away

Anna Donnella | Posted 04.08.2016 | Arts
Anna Donnella

#Hibernot is a term Land Rover invented to take back winter and take on opportunity. It means not holding back and not waiting for tomorrow, but embra...

Mermaid Avenue

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.01.2017 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I am decades older now than I was on that visit to Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island but fundamentally I am the same. I am still the hopeful romantic about my city, albeit now a warmer one with different flora, mountains, tastes and accents.

Love's Journey

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Good News
Jack Schimmelman

Dasha Koltunyuk graduates Princeton University this year. Her journey opens up to new vistas. Dasha's story is uniquely American. She is a first generation American. And that is precisely why her path could unfold nowhere else but here.

The Irony of Current Russian-Ukrainian Relations

John Brown | Posted 10.11.2014 | World
John Brown

In all the wise commentary on the tragic Russia-Ukraine situation, I have seen few observations (admissions?) that 20th-century Ukraine is essentially a Soviet geopolitical construction.

Little Things: Boy and Ball at Brighton Beach

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

I extend my arm and he drops a pile of sticks, sand, broken shells, seaweed, and what looks like straw into my open hand. Admiring the offering, I smile and close my hand gently around his gift and give him a wink as I walk towards the boardwalk.

Introducing Blue

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

The Blue Pearl by Endre Balogh. Used with permission. On the morning of January 1, 1987, I started to see cobalt blue oval circles of light. Everyw...

Watch Out, Hipsters: Russia Could Invade Brooklyn Next!

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.10.2014 | Comedy

Foreign policy experts worry that Russia won't stop with the annexation of Crimea. No, Russian President Vladimir Putin could have his eyes on other p...

Putin in Brighton Beach

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.05.2014 | New York
Jeff Danziger


Russian Wafer Cake or Oblatne with Chocolate-Nut Filling

Laura Kumin | Posted 07.16.2013 | Taste
Laura Kumin

This cake is no-bake, a great advantage during warm months.

Ben Hallman

In Brighton Beach, Sandy Both A Threat And A Curiosity | Ben Hallman | Posted 10.30.2012 | New York

BRIGHTON BEACH, N.Y. -- Martin Goldman and his two daughters paused at the wire mesh fence separating the wooden boardwalk from the sand. The girls...

Why I'm a Child at Heart

Neil Sedaka | Posted 10.06.2012 | Parents
Neil Sedaka

I've spent a good majority of these last 50 years on the road, but I was never far away from my family.

WATCH: A Russian Tour Of Brooklyn's Brighton Beach

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.23.2012 | Travel
Megan Snedden

As I entered a barbershop along Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn, a record screeched. A crowd of women in fur coats who donned peroxide-processed coifs glanced at me, perplexed.

One Dead After Construction Collapse Traps Workers In Brighton Beach

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Fire officials say one worker is dead and four others were injured after a building collapsed in Brooklyn. The Fire Department of New ...

John Rudolf

New York City's Catastrophe That Wasn't | John Rudolf | Posted 10.28.2011 | New York

HuffPost reporters Joshua Hersh, Saki Knafo and Matt Sledge contributed to this report. NEW YORK -- The approach of Hurricane Irene prompted an ext...

Last Summer At Coney Island: An Essential Film and a Love Letter to Brooklyn

Sal Nunziato | Posted 08.19.2011 | New York
Sal Nunziato

As a Brooklyn boy, my interest in Aronson's film is deep-rooted. I began watching this film with skepticism, but just 5 minutes into this glorious documentary, my skepticism was out the door.

WATCH: Shooting At Brighton Beach Boardwalk Kills Teenage Girl, Injures 4

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 08.10.2011 | New York

A Brighton Beach boardwalk shooting yesterday left four young men wounded, one critically, and a teenage girl dead, reports The New York Daily News. ...

How To Eat Pelmenis At Cafe Glechik

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.29.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky


Immigration And The U.S.: Dasha's Story

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 06.26.2011 | Impact
Jack Schimmelman

When you hear someone talk about how we can't afford to have any more immigration to this country, why not remind that person of the talents, love and commitment that new immigrants bring to our culture?

WATCH: Brighton Beach Man Swims 34-Degree Water Daily

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Brighton Beach resident Gary Atlas isn't afraid of the city's cold, snowy weather. In fact, blizzard or no blizzard, he runs 6 miles, shirtless, alon...

Brighton Beach Part 3: The Beach

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

My epic journey to Brighton Beach could only end one way -- on the boardwalk, as I morphed imperceptibly into the old man I am on my way to becoming. ...

Brighton Beach Part 2: M&I Market

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

This week constitutes an Ozersky TV epic journey: a trip to Brighton Beach involving sausages, madness, and unspecified malfeasance by two shady chara...

Brighton Beach Part 1: The Drive

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

This week constitutes an Ozersky TV epic journey: a trip to Brighton Beach involving sausages, madness, and unspecified malfeasance by two shady chara...

The Mikhail Prokhorov Media Experience, In Brooklyn

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vinnie Rotondaro

Mikhail Prokhorov, the 6'8" Russian billionaire, and first foreign owner of an NBA basketball team, wanted a "Brooklyn blogger" to interview him. Somehow his people picked me -- plumb out of the blogosphere.

Holocaust Survivor Evicted in Brooklyn

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Clare O'Connor, Laura Kusisto & Thorsten Schier | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Brooklyn Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. Eta Eckstein's furni...