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ARTS & CULTURE
One Neighborhood's Short Film Festival Reflects A Greater, Unstable World
A unique array of short films are headed to Brooklyn's Nitehawk Shorts Festival this fall.
It's Only May, And We've Already Lived Through All These Insane Food Trends
Julie R. Thomson
Sparkles, colors and sprinkles, oh my.
Astoria Characters: The Artist With Vast Bodies of Work
Author of "Astoria Characters"
As soon as Gene Coffey rolls up the ink-black metal gate at his tony tattoo parlor, he starts talking about his art studio.
CULTURE & ARTS
Moses Hoskins: The Real Deal
D. Dominick Lombardi
Artist, art writer and curator
I was first introduced to Moses Hoskins by Eileen Costello, Ph.D. in 1995. He resided in NYC for seven years at that time, having moved from Iowa in 1988, as his art had already caught the eye of a few serious art professionals. This was a time of a vastly changing art scene in New York.
Celebrating the Ghosts of the L Train
People have come and gone, but the subway lines are still running, on the same routes on the same tracks, among all those ghosts of happy times past.
Ultimate Guide to Brooklyn's Neighborhoods
Each of Brooklyn's neighborhoods has its own allure. To help you choose where to visit, here's a rundown of the areas we
Valentine's Day Date Idea: Dinner and a Movie at the Nighthawk Cinema in Williamsburg
Former Miss USA and Editor of WellTheresThis.com
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
Editor, Flung Magazine
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 Gondola From Brooklyn To Manhattan Might Be Expensive And Impractical, But We WANT IT
New York City currently operates one gondola system, the Roosevelt Island Tramway, which shuttled 2.6 million people between
This Is The Way 'Williamsburg' Ends
In 2007, the location of the new Williamsburg Starbucks was just a hole in the ground. So what took Starbucks so long? Company
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CULTURE & ARTS
Koons, Walker and the Examination of Life and Death
Mary Alice Franklin
Arts & Culture Writer and Social Media Manager
Jeff Koons and Kara Walker are far from the first artists to explore the concept of life and death in their artwork. In fact, this concept is the very essence of what the art world constantly seeks to investigate.
10 Questions for Anthony Bourdain
Local guides. Worldwide.
And he's doing so with all his signature sass and spunk. This one's juicy -- grab a few extra napkins before sinking your teeth in. Or don't, and just let all the drippings dribble down your chin.
Spike Is Right! Crooked Landlords Terrorize Brooklyn Tenants (Pt 1)
Theater of the Ecstatic
This development has brought incredible resources to the area, but the rent-regulated homes of Williamsburg are being systematically and violently dismantled by crooked landlords.
FOOD & DRINK
Top 10 Tastes: Williamsburg Edition
Now that I've lived in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, for the last six months, I've become extremely familiar with quite a few eateries in the 'hood.
Female Day Laborers In New York Face Sexual Harassment (VIDEO)
For more, watch the video above, or check out this feature in The Nation from last year. "Without papers, without rights
A Distraction From the Greater Mission
In 1962 Rev. Stell had led a group of parents, on behalf of their children, including Ralph, in a federal court suit with the goal of forcing the Savannah-Chatham County to follow federal law and desegregate its public schools.
CULTURE & ARTS
Brooklyn's Original Music Workshop
Composer and Musician
Having lived in the neighborhood for nearly a decade, and been a musician in New York for nearly two decades, I knew what an ambitious undertaking this must have been.
HOME & LIVING
Gorgeous Brooklyn Apartment Is Something Both Men And Women Can Agree On (PHOTOS)
Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (PR pitches sent to this address will
CULTURE & ARTS
The Machine and The Ghost: Interview with John J O'Connor
John has shown extensively in the US and abroad, and is included in the collections of the Whitney Museum, MOMA, and the New Museum, NY. He is currently included in Classless Society at the Tang Museum.
CULTURE & ARTS
Arcade Fire Concert Journal: The Reflektors' Brooklyn Ball
Freelance writer and blogger
"It wouldn't be the first time we thought something was funny that no one else thought was funny," Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler consoled the audience that came to see the band play Friday night in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
My Dinner With Andre
Novelist, essayist and law professor
Not a single one of them could have imagined that they would one day all star in a movie, over fifty years later, that pays tribute to their long-lasting friendship, and how they simply refused to abandon Brooklyn, that borough that so lovingly made them.
Parents Wheel Crib To Eatery In Increasingly Family-Friendly Williamsburg
WILLIAMSBURG -- The workers at the Rosarita Fish Shack in Williamsburg were surprised to see a couple pushing a crib on wheels
Alligator Limbs Found In Williamsburg, Brooklyn (PHOTOS)
"Jungle Bob" Smith of Jungle Bob’s Reptile World in Long Island told The News that whoever may have owned the alligator-- which
To Be Heard: A Story About Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Literary fiction writer
That was 2006, right before indie rock would become pop rock, right before skinny jeans would decorate the Gap display windows, right before the kids would turn in their baseball caps for fedoras, and right before Williamsburg became a travel guide destination.
James Franco's 'This Is The End' Mural: Actor Paints Ode To Movie On Brooklyn Wall
The title of the mural is, naturally, "This Is the End." Gawker reports that Franco was working with Sky High Murals, which
Realtor Makes 'East Williamsburg' Stretch To Queens
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