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Running Brooklyn returns for the Marathon!

I’ll be giving another televised running tour of Brooklyn as part of the ING New York City Marathon festivities. What should I show? 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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The best things I ate in 2012

With 2012 drawing to a close, I took a few moments to reflect on the year before looking forward to what 2013 might bring. Here’s my list of favorite edibles from neighborhood visits, both official and otherwise, over the past … Continue reading

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Post-Sandy photos: Eastern Parkway, Broadway Junction, Stuyvesant Heights

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Here’s the last post of this set. There were a few memorable moments here, most of them revolving around marveling with others at the crushed cars. I also got some frozen yogurt at Brooklyn Swirl, which was very good. I … Continue reading

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Tompkins Park North in photos

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This week’s images are as varied as the complexion of this neighborhood. (Although I suppose that’s always the case.)

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Bonus post: Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Joel and I came across three community gardens in Tompkins Park North on Sunday. Two of them were the size of one or two empty lots. The other, however, amazed us. Hattie Carthan Community Garden is its name, and it … Continue reading

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One neighborhood, multiple identities

Those of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen today’s New York Times article on the gentrification (and not) of certain Brooklyn neighborhoods. It’s a puff piece, reporting what residents of unchanged neighborhoods think about those that have gentrified, instead of … Continue reading

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