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Sarah Stodola
Sarah Stodola is the Editorial Director of, and author of the forthcoming book Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors.

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A Stroll Down Hudson, NY's Warren Street

(0) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:16 PM


Perched along the river of the same name, Hudson, New York was once the 24th largest city in the United States, an important trading post and site of Martin Van Buren's first law practice. That early prominence helped its mile-long main thoroughfare, Warren...

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A Stroll Down Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 12:45 PM


Just five years ago, Franklin Avenue was an overlooked thoroughfare in an overlooked neighborhood. That changed as the racial tensions that scarred the area in the early 1990s receded into history, giving way to a growing cadre of destination-worthy restaurants and pioneering shops....

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10 Brooklyn Jewelry Designers With Their Own Shops

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 3:54 PM


Brooklyn jewelry designers have emerged over the past decade or so with a distinct philosophy, fusing the concepts of high-end luxury with low-key presentation. They've also shown a gutsy independent streak, which may go a long way in explaining why so many of...

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7 Great Brooklyn General Stores

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 12:43 PM


The general store, a once-central crutch of American life more recently relegated to pit-stop status on country weekend getaways, is having a serious comeback. Around Brooklyn in particular, general stores are curating inventories of well-made small-batch goods, where you're guaranteed to find something...

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A Stroll Down Fort Greene's Dekalb Avenue

(0) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 9:43 AM


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. In recent years, the street's restaurants-pioneered by Madiba...

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Lucky Magazine's Verena Von Pfetten on Her Favorite Spots in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted September 2, 2014 | 9:47 AM


Verena Von Pfetten's love affair with Brooklyn started with a restaurant. The Lucky Executive Digital Editor moved to Manhattan for college at Columbia in 2001 and after graduation didn't consider leaving the borough in the center of it all. She was still living...

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Travel Guide: The Art and Design (and Food and Drink) of Marfa, Texas

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2014 | 3:01 PM


Before minimalist artist Donald Judd arrived in the early 1970s, Marfa was a floundering former railroad stopover in the remote West Texas desert. He gave the town its first dose of creative vigor, and in his wake a growing handful of artists and...

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Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth, Owners of the Wrong Store in Marfa, Texas

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 1:15 PM


Buck Johnston and Camp Bosworth never planned to move to Marfa. And they never imagined that once they did, they'd end up owning a shop together. They didn't come into it with any preconceived notions of what a shop should be--she's a graphic...

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The White Moustache: Best Yogurt Ever?

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 9:27 AM


Grumblings of praise about The White Moustache yogurt have been reaching us for some time now. Made in Brooklyn by a father-daughter team using the family's longstanding Persian techniques (the brand is named after the father's signature facial hair), The White Moustache comes...

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The Story Behind Brooklyn Kids Clothing Line Zaikamoya

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 5:28 PM


Kasia Pysiak's new line of children's apparel is everything kids clothes usually aren't: subtle, durable, and minimalist. It's a counterintuitive, no-frills approach to letting kids shine that we find so refreshing. We checked in with Pysiak this week to learn about her inspiration,...

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Makers Making: Brooklyn Milliner Brookes Boswell

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 3:52 PM


Brookes Boswell, a Brooklyn milliner who learned the craft during an apprenticeship with a classic New York hat-maker, finds inspiration for her elegant, handcrafted hats from a multitude of sources: "I look at a lot of vintage photos, street style photos, art, and...

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Brooklyn Textile Designer Jane Buck on Her Red Hook Shop, Foxy & Winston

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 3:22 PM


"You have an adorable shop," a customer calls out to Foxy & Winston owner Jane Buck on her way out the store's front door, while I look on from a perch in the back. I've been chatting away an afternoon here in Red...

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HGTV Star Brooks Atwood Shares His Favorite Spots in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2014 | 10:10 AM


When industrial designer and HGTV Star Brooks Atwood decided to make the move to New York for grad school at Columbia in 2002, he found himself stuck in Chicago with one small problem -- no money to make the trip. As it turned...

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Brooklyn Artist Aleksander Betko Shares His Go-To Spots in the Borough

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 5:26 PM


Photo courtesy of Strolby

Aleksander Betko is an artist whose contemporary appeal is firmly-and poignantly-rooted in the New York City of decades past. Born in Poland in 1976, his family fled the political unrest in that country when he was four...

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Brooklyn's Wallpaper Boom

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 7:44 PM


Like garage rock or the name Emma, wallpaper suffered through a couple decades of cultural purgatory before returning again to the fashionable front and center in the new millennium. As a predominant design element, wallpaper is definitively back, but quite literally this isn't...

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L Magazine Founder Daniel Stedman Shares His Favorite Things in Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 9:38 AM


Back in 2003, Daniel Stedman founded The L Magazine with his brother, Scott, from a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn. From there, they launched a mini-empire, and today Daniel is co-owner and president of the Northside Media Group, which in addition to...

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A Stroll Down Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

(0) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 9:03 AM


Spanning 10 miles across the entirety of Brooklyn, Atlantic is an avenue of many personalities, some industrial, some artisinal; not long ago, the particular stretch of Atlantic running through Boerum Hill was home predominantly to a thriving Arab community and a smattering of...

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A Valentine's Chat With Brooklyn's Fine & Raw Chocolate

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 5:55 PM


Brooklyn-based chocolate confectioners Fine & Raw began in 2007 as a fly-by-night operation out of a Williamsburg loft. Today things have grown a bit more official, as a full team produces an array of chocolate goods out of a company-owned Bushwick factory, while...

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NY Times' Simone Oliver Shares Her Favorite Brooklyn Spots

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 3:04 PM


I'll be honest, I got a little dizzy when Simone Oliver listed the workload that comes with her job as the New York Times' Online Fashion Editor. She not only manages the Style section's daily web content, including the On the...

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My Experiment to Get Rich From Making Viral Cat Videos

(106) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 11:28 AM

I am what you might call a casual cat video viewer. There are people out there -- I know a lot of them, and I'd wager you do, too -- who spend hours plowing through YouTube and Buzzfeed, clicking from one cat video to the next and urging anyone within...

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