Category Archives: Visit recaps

A fire-escape sunset at Industry City Distillery

As you might recall, my friend Max is one of the partners of Industry City Distillery. They’re building a vodka-production factory from scratch, and have had quite a bit of success thus far. So when Industry City came out of … Continue reading

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The Wyckoff House – an ancient treasure

The Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House in East Flatbush wears many laurels. It’s the oldest structure in New York State on its original foundation (c. 1652). It’s the only building in the city surviving from Dutch rule (1625-1664). It was the … Continue reading

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Sunset at Dead Horse Bay

Scenes from a twilight visit to the glass-covered beach at Dead Horse Bay, one of New York’s hidden gems. Continue reading

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Finally, a visit to Prospect Heights

On Tuesday evening, the Brooklyn Collection held its first trivia night at Bar Sepia, in Prospect Heights. Yours truly attended and acquitted himself well. (Unfortunately, he did not receive any compensation for his effort, and the bar tab put quite … Continue reading

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Hunting for your perfect neighborhood? Let’s talk.

I’m always up for giving tours of random parts of Brooklyn. I often fill that role when I run with others, saving enough breath to point out items of interest (sometimes only of interest to me, surely, but whatever). I … Continue reading

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Farragut: Brooklyn’s Oreo cookie

In my last post, I discussed why sightseeing while running doesn’t work so well if you’re taking pictures. A good picture requires you to stand still, and stop-and-go is awful for a runner. (When you don’t have a camera, running … Continue reading

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The other faces of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

A few days before the end of the pre-Sandy era, I went to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. You might have seen my post about the beautiful buildings on Maple Street, but I prefer not to leave you with the impression that the entire … Continue reading

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