Tag Archives: Brooklyn

House porn: Mill Island edition

Mill Island has some of the strangest real estate in the city. Join me in gawking at a few of its homes. Continue reading

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Mill Island, farthest neighborhood from the subway

Mill Island is an hour’s walk from the subway. So when the buses shut down, those without cars are in trouble. Continue reading

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An open letter to Brooklyn CB6

In June, Brooklyn’s Community Board 6 rejected a plan to make Fourth Avenue safer. They’re reconsidering. Here’s my letter in support of the proposed changes. Continue reading

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Radical Infrastructure Schemes: The Brooklyn-Battery Bridge

Robert Moses hated tunnels – they weren’t visible reminders of his legacy. So when the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel was proposed, he had a different idea. Continue reading

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Week thirty-four: Mill Island

Carol from Gorilla Coffee is responsible for my next neighborhood – a very eccentric one, apparently. Continue reading

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Inside Borough Hall

On a hunt for inspiration, I take a tour of Brooklyn’s former City Hall. Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: the switch to morning

Yesterday marked the start of my 22-week training period for November’s ING New York City Marathon. I kicked things off with a hot, humid nighttime jaunt in Prospect Park. One perk of having a flexible schedule is I can go … Continue reading

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