Tag Archives: Park Slope

Grand Army Plaza’s traffic is worse than usual today

Looking down Flatbush Avenue toward downtown Brooklyn from Grand Army Plaza, there’s a row of cars as far as the eye can see. Continue reading

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A Butterfly Grows in Brooklyn

As I was walking home last night, I came upon a rare sight: a caterpillar climbing to the sky. Continue reading

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How much does free private storage cost?

After DOT repaved my block, I calculated the value of the space allocated to free parking – and pictured what else might go there. Continue reading

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Anatomy of a collision: a convergence of impatience

On Tuesday, the impatience of several drivers led to a collision between a dollar van and a cyclist. What led to this “accident”? Continue reading

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In Park Slope, a barbershop for the ages

Getting my hair cut at what might be the oldest barbershop in the city. Continue reading

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A eulogy for Brooklyn’s Irish bars, and an ode to Farrell’s

A historical look at how we mourn long-standing traditions, victims of neighborhood turnover and gentrification. Continue reading

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Comparing Brooklyn neighborhoods over time with Google’s Ngram Viewer

Using a cool Google tool to graph the mentions of Brooklyn neighborhoods over time. Continue reading

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