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LICH Leftovers

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.

Miami-Themed Shuffleboard in Gowanus: My, How Brooklyn Is Changing in So Many Ways

Ben Arnon | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Ben Arnon

I was immediately surprised by how much passion they both exuded for the game of shuffleboard. I had assumed that shuffleboard was merely a unique hook for an otherwise conventional bar or nightclub. I was wrong.

The Faithful Shopper: Best of 2013

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been an eventful year for all of us in the New York retail and fashion scene, from grand old friends such as Bergdorf Goodman and Macy's undergoi...

PHOTOS: A Very Brooklyn Whole Foods Opens In Brooklyn

Posted 12.17.2013 | New York

Brooklyn's first ever Whole Foods opened Tuesday morning. The new store, at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street in Gowanus, is, well, very Brooklyn: Vinyl recor...

Dead Animals and Toxic Waste Have Never Looked So Gorgeous

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 09.11.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg Photographers have for generations been drawn to the people and architecture of New York City. William Miller decided to go ...

Brooklyn to Transform Canal Into 'Sponge Park'

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts

(Read original story here) By Karissa Rosenfield One of the United States’ most polluted bodies of water is about to receive a much needed m...

Editor's Obsession: Runner & Stone Brioche

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Orchant | Posted 04.23.2013 | Taste

Still coping with the possibility that this might be the best bread we've ever tasted.

Through The Looking Glass

Posted 07.24.2012 | Arts

Patrick Jacobs's dioramas provide peeks into a world in which reality is presented in such exquisite detail it begins to look surreal. The New York...

Stuck in the City This Summer? Get Away on the Gowanus Canal

Alison Spiegel | Posted 07.11.2012 | New York
Alison Spiegel

Like other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Gowanus has seen factory spaces and warehouses repurposed as lofts and condos, and two recent additions to the neighborhood are accelerating Gowanus' otherwise gradual transformation.

Whole Foods To Definitely Open In Williamsburg

Posted 03.14.2012 | New York

Fresh off the heels of winning a crucial vote allowing Whole Foods to proceed with long-stalled plans to open a location in Gowanus, the grocery store...

Matt Sledge

Gowanus Canal To Feature 'Sponge Park' Green Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Where Second Street dead ends with the Gowanus Canal, a New Yorker comes face to face, but hopefully not hand to water, with a slice of th...

Exploring Brooklyn the Artisan Way

Maria Russo | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Maria Russo

This bustling borough, with a population of approximately 2.6 million, has an ever-changing culture. Yet, one thing that always remains the same is the constant influx of passionate artists and artisans.

Would You Drink Gowanus Wine?

Posted 11.14.2011 | New York

Does the idea of Gowanus wine sound appetizing to you? It does for Joseph Mariano, 73, a winemaker who lives a few blocks from the massively polluted ...

A Great Antidote to Lack of Faith in Government

Brad Lander | Posted 01.04.2012 | New York
Brad Lander

When offered the opportunity to meet and talk together with neighbors in a collaborative process, and to use shared resources to confront common problems and improve our community, people respond enthusiastically.

PHOTOS: 2011 Jell-O Mold Competition

Posted 09.13.2011 | New York

This year's Jell-O Mold Competition at the Gowanus Studio was a real visual feast. Participants submitted their elaborate and often bizarre concepts t...

BKLYN Yard Parties Return From The Dead

Posted 06.18.2011 | New York

It was a sad day indeed when Sunday Best at BKLYN Yards shut down after the landlord said he'd no longer honor the lease of the space for the popular ...

Whole Foods Coming To Gowanus

The Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Brooklyn residents rejoice (we think)! The Brownstoner is reporting that it is now official, Whole Foods will be opening their first Brooklyn store at...

On the Waterfront: A New Park Rises in Brooklyn

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

There's so much new public space in NY that even a tourist magnet as big as the City can afford to let the public know about some of its new gems.

Mister Saturday Night Successfully Moves From Market Hotel

Roland Li | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Roland Li

Eamon Harkin and Justin Carter have been on the run this year. The masterminds and resident DJs behind Mister Saturday Night and Sunday Best, two of...

Lamb Lovers, Eat Your Heart Out (VIDEO)

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Bradley Gallo and Mary Plummer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On April 18, New Yorkers gathered at The Bell House in Brooklyn to sample 20 competing lamb recipes. Local chefs spared off with dishes ranging from l...

I Saw a Squirrel in Gowanus

Vinnie Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Vinnie Rotondaro

I've lived in Gowanus for well over a year, and I've never seen a squirrel in the neighborhood. Ever. Until this past Sunday.

We Need Bloggers!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assignmen...

Gowanus Prostitution Questions Emerge As School Looks to Move

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Clare O'Connor & Vinnie Rotondaro | 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. A new charter school...

Chefs Gather In Brooklyn For Taco Competition

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Chris Claro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit Last Sunday, 30 amateur chefs gathered at The Bell House in Gowanus Brooklyn to compete ...

Ping Pong Tournament Takes Over Brooklyn

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On Monday night the Bellhouse in Gowanus is hosting their semi-annual ping pong tournament. The competition is sure to be fierce, but the attitude is ...