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Downtown Scotty Brownsville

Today, the New York Times has another of its ridiculous* “discovering Brooklyn” stories, sporting the absurd title Will.i.amsburg. (It has since been rebranded as “How I Became a Hipster” – as if you can do that by buying some flannel … Continue reading

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The Weekly Nabe turns one – a belated post

Can you believe I forgot my blog’s birthday? I thought it was today. I’m such a bad person. I started The Weekly Nabe one year and one week ago. I kicked it off with the announcement of my intention to … Continue reading

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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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Brownsville in photos

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I was surprised to find I took almost as many pictures as normal on my trip to Brownsville, despite my precautions. Here are some more.

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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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Brownsville and the curse of geography

“Every New York Jew could feel certain about one thing: he was superior to anybody living in Brownsville.” – William Poster on the 1920s, as quoted by Wendell Pritchett Brownsville has at times been a place for waste-disposal, a tenement … Continue reading

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Week thirteen: Brownsville

I stayed with my parents in Vermont this week en route to my college reunion. My dad was born on Friday the 13th, so I thought it fitting that he select my next subject. He chose a neighborhood with a … Continue reading

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