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Post-Sandy photos: Brownsville

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I was disappointed by the lack of Sandy coverage in eastern Brooklyn, so I took matters into my own hands. Granted, these neighborhoods didn’t get hit as hard as, say, Red Hook and Coney Island – but Park Slope got … Continue reading

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Biking the back streets of Bushwick

I’ve been squeezed for time in general lately, so I’ve had to fit my neighborhood visits in when I can. Coupled with the progressively earlier sunsets of autumn, this has sometimes led to artificial deadlines. I visited Bushwick on Saturday … Continue reading

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Through, to, under, and around the Junction

Broadway Junction might qualify as a neighborhood, but it’s little more than a messy subway-station complex. Still, there are some interesting sights. Continue reading

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Weaving the Broadway Junction tapestry

If you like looking at old maps, or seeing how transportation options change over the years, this is the post for you. I spent several hours combing through the Historical Maps section of nycsubway.org, finding visual aids to complement what … Continue reading

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Good old East New York

A long walk around John Pitkin’s dream-come-true – nearly two centuries later. Continue reading

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Brownsville: a walk in three acts

I didn’t know what to expect for my trip to Brownsville. Would it feel like a ghost town? Would I hear gunfire? Would someone confront me? Or worse? Even though the Times had written on recent violence in the area, … Continue reading

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By way of Canarsie

Now that you know how I got to Canarsie, let’s talk about my visit to the nabe itself. The first thing I learned about Canarsie: it’s big.

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