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Brooklyn's Fort Lean Cultivates Strange Utopia with Quiet Day

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 08.28.2015 | Entertainment
Lauren Kruczyk

Ever wonder about the mysterious world your brain travels to when you start to daydream without notice, or when you experience that dreamlike, transcendental state that briefly occurs before you jolt up in a slightly confused haze?

Sundance Interview: Christmas, Again Director Charles Poekel, Stars Kentucker Audley and Hannah Gross

Kristin McCracken | Posted 03.30.2015 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

After 25 years in New York, I must admit I'd never stopped to think about the people who work Christmas tree stands. Never, that is, until I saw Christmas, Again, Charles Poekel's debut feature film, borne of a perhaps unprecedented dedication to research.

Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! T...

Greenpoint Farmers Market Moves Indoors for Winter

Laurie Freyer | Posted 03.08.2014 | New York
Laurie Freyer

The winter space did feel different, but I was happy to be out of the cold rain for a change. In the end I was just glad to get my eggs, apples, potatoes, pickles and bread. So what if the winter market feels less like a little taste of the country and more like a church bazaar?

Polish Cultural Salon for All Opens in New York City

Jim Luce | Posted 10.21.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I first met cultural icon Barbara Plewińska -- "Basia" to her many friends in New York and around the world -- after she passed recently from cancer....

The Faithful Shopper: Sounds of Summer

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Maybe it's the memories of summers gone by, with barbecues and our trusty stereos at our side - or the fact I know a lot of people sorting their album...

My Brand New Life: Feathered Zygote, I

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.21.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

Was watchin' Lassie the other day on one of those channels that try to sell you catheters. Timmy was angry at his friend Scott for not caring that on...

My Brand New Life

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.17.2013 | New York
Andrew J. Lederer

The glory of new life is, you can wait, there'll be another day. Approach things calmly and savor them, yeah, that's the stuff. In the meantime, I could honor my presence on Planet Here with sleep. After all, the dead don't sleep, they rest. It's different.

NYC Parents Ditching Diapers For Au Naturel Toileting Trend

DNAinfo | Posted 04.18.2013 | New York

GREENPOINT — Pardis Partow decided to give her year-old son, Parker, some diaper-free time at home — much to the consternation of her Yorkshire te...

Springtime Savories

Leah Bhabha | Posted 06.08.2013 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Spring has sprung in New York, giving way to lighter jackets, unexpected rain showers and the promise of al fresco frolicking.

NYC Valentine's Day Sewage Tour Back By 'Demand'

AP | Posted 02.11.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- Lovers of the unusual are getting another chance to impress their Valentines this year in New York City. The Department of Environmental ...

Why It's Tricky To Monetize Your Art

Guy Cimbalo | Posted 01.26.2013 | Small Business
Guy Cimbalo

Light, as you may remember from physics class, is both a wave and a particle. Outside of the natural world, however, it's not quite as easy to occupy dual roles -- after all, for every successful actor-singer, there's a David Hasselhoff.

Newtown Creek Flooding Environmental And Economic Concern, Advocates Say

DNAinfo | Posted 10.31.2012 | New York

GREENPOINT — A storm surge that flooded "hundreds of properties" with Newtown Creek's water carries intense economic and environmental repercussions...

Brooklyn By Bike

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

We ride past a group of buildings in the massive Brooklyn Navy Yard, spread out over 300 waterfront acres. Felipe speaks to us through his walkie-talkie. "Ready to go to the farm?"

WATCH: NYPD Conducts Hostage Drills On 'Boardwalk Empire' Set

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

Producers of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" graciously lent their Greenpoint set to the NYPD Wednesday so that cops could conduct hostage drills in the fake...

LOOK: TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint Showcases North Brooklyn's Best Food

Posted 09.05.2012 | New York

This September 9th, très Brooklyn foodies and artisanal food purveyors will flock to TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint, an annual fundraiser organized to...

Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches: Summer's New Sugar Rush

Liza de Guia | Posted 10.21.2012 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Here's a little secret, at Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you can order any of their donuts served cut in half, with a scoop of ice cream in the middle. Contributing Editor, Liza de Guia, filed the following report on this 60+ year old donut shop's latest sugar rush creation.

Rotten Meat and the Making of a Brooklyn Star

Chris Johnson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Startups are hard. Move fast, make the right decisions and get a break or two, or your business is dead meat. Few, though, have actually had dead meat in their business.

PHOTOS: First Look At The New McCarren Park Pool!

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 08.02.2012 | New York

Get your speedos out, New York. The McCarren Park Pool has reopened! Mayor Bloomberg presided Thursday morning over the opening of the newly renova...

'Girls' Makes Casting Call For Diverse 'Hipster Types'

Posted 05.18.2012 | New York

Lena Dunham responded to the copious criticisms that her hit HBO dramedy Girls wasn't diverse last week, telling NPR's Fresh Air, “Now we have the o...

Atheist Billboard Resurrected In Greenpoint

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

An atheist billboard rejected by the heavily Jewish community in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been resurrected in Greenpoint. The sign, made by the A...

WATCH: Woman Gives Birth To 'Occupy Baby' In Brooklyn Taxi

Posted 02.23.2012 | New York

There have been taxi cab births before--it happened twice last year--but this is the first time an expecting father had the wherewithal to film the oc...

WATCH: Hipsters vs. Immigrants: NYC's Newest Culture War

Posted 02.13.2012 | Latino Voices

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has crossed the great Atlantic to investigate the most (least) pressing culture war of our time: New York C...

Garbage Trucks And Waste Stations In Williamsburg And Greenpoint On The Rise

Posted 11.17.2011 | New York

According to a new a report, Williamsburg and Greenpoint top New York's list for having the most garbage trucks roaming neighborhood streets, where 19...

NFT Neighborhood Guide: Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Not For Tourists | Posted 10.14.2011 | Travel
Not For Tourists

With Greenpoint's large Polish population, you can close your eyes, inhale the scents from nearby bakeries and feel like you're in Europe. Then a hipster walks by.