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Ishtar and Tammuz

Austen Petersen | Posted 11.24.2015 | Religion
Austen Petersen

Yesterday, I told the story of Ishtar and Tammuz as our Wisdom Story. You've probably heard of the Ishtar Gate, currently in the Pergamon Museum in B...

Thank You, Artichoke

Austen Petersen | Posted 11.23.2015 | Religion
Austen Petersen

Were you at the service at Williamsburg Unitarian Universalists yesterday?

Fawnbook: The Mourning Rituals of Social Media Become Dark Comedy on the NYC Stage

Joanne Rendell | Posted 11.02.2015 | Arts
Joanne Rendell

The way that Facebook and other social media platforms have spawned these digital mourning rituals seems the fodder for contemporary essays or even fiction. But it might not seem the most obvious subject for theater, a form known for its live, immediate, and generally non-digitized format.

How Good Are Your Art Materials?

Marc Trujillo | Posted 10.26.2015 | Arts
Marc Trujillo

What do I mean by "good"? The first criteria is permanence, how long papers stays the same color, for example. Exposure to light speeds the deterioration of paper.

Eating for a Cause: Delicious Bites From the Annual TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint

Jane Seo | Posted 09.17.2015 | Taste
Jane Seo

The food and drinks served here are absolutely delicious and the event is executed flawlessly every year.

The Faithful Shopper: A City for Divine Dancers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.17.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

There's no shortage of supplies, services or opportunities for every one of the city's delightful dancers and extraordinary dance companies.

The Faithful Shopper, for the Felines: Couture Cats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.17.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's no wonder that for many people cats are the "purr-fect" pet. Why not treat your favorite feline to a visit at one of New York City's chic cat-centric centers?

Walking in Williamsburg: A Guide to Styles, Snacks, and Sounds

Shoptiques | Posted 07.02.2015 | New York

Photo by Jaspermaz via Wikimedia Commons A hipster paradise within the sprawling boroughs of New York, Williamsburg is just a short ride on the L tr...

Do Latino Neighborhoods Have More to Fear from Gentrification?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.02.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

In response to this dark side of gentrification, some Latino community leaders in Los Angeles launched the "gente-fication" movement ("gente" is Spanish for "people," but you already knew that).

Run the Jewels Deliver a Blockbuster Closing Night to Northside Festival

Salvatore Bono | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

For just over an hour, Run the Jewels weren't just playing just another show, they weren't playing just another festival, they were playing to the hearts and minds of the crowd that braved the wind and rain during their set and the heat waiting for them to arrive.

Talia Lavin

Jews Who Left The Ultra-Orthodox World Find Support In One Another | Talia Lavin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Religion

Shulem Deen’s first steps away from Hasidic Judaism were in the direction of a radio. Defying his community's express prohibitions against ...

A Transit App for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.04.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is a true story. It's about the way many people get around Los Angeles and how more of us should navigate the City of Angels. Native Angelenos, new arrivals, older transplants like me, tourists and everyone in between.

Why Building A Community Around Your Business Is The Key To Success

Posted 03.17.2015 | Business

Williamsburg is often associated with hipsters, HBO’s "Girls" and long rides on the L train. But after finding initial success at their flagship ...

A Guide to Brooklyn With Ra Ra Riot

Global Yodel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Travel
Global Yodel

Global Yodel sat down with singer Wes Miles to chat about finding inspiration in Brooklyn, and why touring through Asia is always a good time.

Valentine's Day Date Idea: Dinner and a Movie at the Nighthawk Cinema in Williamsburg

Nana Meriwether | Posted 04.13.2015 | New York
Nana Meriwether

Although I am beginning to assimilate more into the hipster lifestyle of Williamsburg by virtue of living here since early Fall, I was a bit intimidated to walk into a small local theater for fear that I would immediately be spotted as an intruder and inherent lover of the main land.

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.

Faithful Shopper: Tops of 2014

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.28.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This past year has been eventful in New York City retail, from market newcomers to high-tech stores to welcome announcements of what's to come. And of course, my last column of 2014 is the perfect time to discuss my favorite new stores of the year. Let me know what you think!

Work: Death by Audio (VIDEO) | Posted 01.14.2015 | Arts

"We create really crazy sounds that people wouldn't be able to get anywhere else, because we build things that are maybe illegal for the electronics market," admits Ackermann.

The Gentrification of Bushwick -- As Told By 'East WillyB'

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

East WillyB chronicles the adventures of Bushwick Sports Bar owner Willie Jr., and his motley crew of bar regulars, as they deal with the trials and tribulations of living in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Check out the first episode.

Williamsburg Is About To Get A Whole Lot Gayer Next Week

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices

Move over Metropolitan and This N' That -- a new gay bar is about to hit the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. From the owners of Ea...

Hunter Stuart

This Is The Way 'Williamsburg' Ends | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- Williamsburg long ago lost its reputation as a low-rent hipster haven free from big chain stores. But until just last week, the North Broo...

Meet The Man Who Serves Up Six-Course Meals From A Dumpster

HuffPost Live | Posted 07.22.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Americans throw out 25 percent of their groceries each year. But a new group called the Salvage Supperclub is trying to change the way we think about ...

5 Great Travel Alternatives to a Beach Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel

All of the options listed below make for a fabulous late summer or early fall family vacation; each offers both outdoor and indoor activities and plenty of places to stay and eat. So where should you head if you're all beached out?

A Fragile Union

William E. White | Posted 09.01.2014 | Politics
William E. White

The United States of America: we take the name of our nation for granted. From the perspective of nearly two and a half centuries of history, it appears obvious that we should be one country, bound together by constitutional principles, stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans.

Kara Walker and the Real Sugar Links

Marina Budhos | Posted 07.30.2014 | New York
Marina Budhos

As an art object it is simultaneously sexual, submissive and powerful. But what does this formidable goddess evoke and represent?