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The 10 Best New Brooklyn Shops of 2014

Sarah Stodola | Posted 03.01.2015 | New York
Sarah Stodola

A stroll through any number of Brooklyn neighborhoods quickly confirms that the borough remains the most dynamic location in the country for independent shops, and a hotbed for the designers and makers whose wares make up their inventory.

A Stroll Down Fort Greene's Dekalb Avenue

Sarah Stodola | Posted 11.15.2014 | New York
Sarah Stodola

Fort Greene's Dekalb Avenue has always maintained a dual personality: a bustling commercial strip on one hand; far enough off the beaten path (aka a subway line) to feel remote, on the other.

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete -- Home Alone on the Other Side of Brooklyn

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

Take an African American and a Korean American school boy, two mothers trying to support them working in the world's oldest profession, set them in Brooklyn public housing, mix in pimps, thieves, beggars, and a daily maternal dose of heroin, and what do you get? A heart-warming saga of family and friends.

David Lohr

Wife Of Missing NY Man: 'His Face Haunts Me'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.12.2013 | Crime

A distraught wife is asking for help tracking down her husband, who has been missing for about three months. Ida Mayer of Dix Hills, NY, says her h...

Shrinking the Library System Is A Loss for New Yorkers

Letitia James | Posted 10.21.2013 | New York
Letitia James

More people visited public libraries in New York than every major sports team and every major cultural institution combined. Why then are we selling city libraries and shrinking the library system?

NYPD Shoots Scissors-Wielding Man In Brooklyn

| Posted 01.03.2013 | New York

By Aidan Gardiner, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer FORT GREENE — The 40-year-old man shot by police after allegedly lunging at a woman with scissors We...

Thomas Schutte Loves Brooklyn

Love Letters | Posted 12.24.2012 | Travel
Love Letters

Your brownstones provide balance against skyscrapers and your warehouses provide spaces for industries both small and large.

Heat Wave Spells Cash For Junior Entrepreneur

DNAinfo.com | Posted 09.18.2012 | New York

FORT GREENE -- "Are you cool?" shouts 10-year-old Rafael Rivera to car drivers as they pass under the Broooklyn-Queens Expressway in Fort Greene. H...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

WATCH: Does Anyone Know About Today's Primaries?

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

There's an election today. Didn't you know? You probably didn't. Nobody faults you for that. You for some reason know that Mitt Romney's wife dress...

LOOK: Brooklyn's $650 Million Cultural District

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 02.01.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- In a season where little grows in the Northeast, something in Brooklyn is doing just that, foot by foot. The metal guts of what will be a...

Four Men Charged With Sex Trafficking And Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl

Clinton Hill, NY Patch | Posted 08.30.2011 | New York

A young woman allegedly forced into prostitution starting at age 13 was at the center of a case announced Wednesday against four men accused of sex tr...

Assemblyman Proposes Legislation To Prevent More 'Garbage' Babies

Bed-Stuy, NY Patch | Paul Leonard | Email the Author | 6:00am | Posted 07.27.2011 | New York

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and District Attorney Charles Hynes joined law enforcement representatives Thursday morning to introduce a bill in Albany ...

Is Brooklyn the New Paris?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 05.30.2011 | New York
Paul LaRosa

I've been thinking that Brooklyn is very similar to what Paris was like nearly a century ago. The only thing missing is the ubiquitous smoke rising from the lips of the young and literary.

Moe's Closes

Jimmy Askew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jimmy Askew

When a popular business where we can all come together to celebrate our commonality disappears because the rent is too damn high, it's a sign that our priorities are starting to go off the rails.

Mapping Race in New York City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

2010-09-24-racepull.jpgA map of New York City by race and ethnicity suggests that perhaps the place isn't quite the melting pot that it is claimed to be.

My One-Man Photographic Investigation Into the Fort Greene (Brooklyn) Russian Spy Ring

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

To you, these Boris and Natasha wannabes might seem charmingly old school, but to those of us living around here, it's the end-of-the-world-nuclear-annihilation-as-we-know-it all over again.

The Ugliest Cookies

Big Girls, Small Kitchen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Big Girls, Small Kitchen

Brutti ma buoni means "ugly but good" in Italian, and these are relatively ugly cookies, at least until you know what they taste like. Then, as it should, inner beauty wins out with this recipe.

Brooklyn's Ghost Houses: Renovation Delays See Vacant Buildings

nytimes.com | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While more than 130,000 families are on the waiting list for a city public housing apartment, hundreds of units at the Ingersoll Houses and the adjace...

Brooklyn Flea Migrates To Fort Greene

Crain's New York Business | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Brooklyn Flea, the nearly two-year-old vendor marketplace, will relocate to 1 Hanson Place, the former Williamsburgh Savings Bank, in the Fort Gre...

Over 10,000 Fans Expected At Jackson Brooklyn Birthday Bash

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Director Spike Lee's Brooklyn public celebration of Michael Jackson's birthday has been moved amid predictions of a big crowd. The f...

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.