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What makes for good Brooklyn television?

If you had three minutes to share the best of Brooklyn with a national television audience, what would you show? I’m pleased to share that this is not a trivial exercise. In conjunction with an upcoming major running event, a … Continue reading

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The crosswalks of New York … and Boston

East side, west side, all around the town … I’m always looking for ways to cut time from my commutes. I enter the optimal subway car so that I’m right by the exit when I get off. I remember that … Continue reading

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So Boston sank to grief

Yesterday’s events brought to mind one of my favorite Robert Frost poems, “Nothing Gold Can Stay”. Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, Sunset Park, Industry City

Come on, Keith, I hear you say. Why won’t you just visit Prospect Heights? When I have to go far afield, to a place like Spring Creek or Bath Beach, it’s a big affair. I set aside time. I scout. I map a route, … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: Red Hook

I had the pleasure of running in Red Hook three days in a row this weekend. The culmination of this streak was the Red Hook Criterion on Saturday night. The Crit, as it is known, is in its sixth year. … Continue reading

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Running Brooklyn: the waterfront (with a surprise)

Running is a great way to sightsee, but today I got more than I bargained for. It happened on one of my favorite routes: through Fort Greene, along the Navy Yard on Flushing Avenue, under the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. … Continue reading

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My first Vine: running the Prospect Park loop

I’ve been addicted to social media lately. Unfortunately, instead of concentrating my efforts on one pursuit (say, ahem, The Weekly Nabe), my time is diffused across four different Twitter handles, two Instagram accounts, and assorted other platforms. I’m so scatterbrained that … Continue reading

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