Tag Archives: Tompkins Park North

Running Brooklyn returns for the Marathon!

I’ll be giving another televised running tour of Brooklyn as part of the ING New York City Marathon festivities. What should I show? Continue reading

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The best things I ate in 2012

With 2012 drawing to a close, I took a few moments to reflect on the year before looking forward to what 2013 might bring. Here’s my list of favorite edibles from neighborhood visits, both official and otherwise, over the past … Continue reading

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Tompkins Park North in photos

This gallery contains 32 photos.

This week’s images are as varied as the complexion of this neighborhood. (Although I suppose that’s always the case.)

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Bonus post: Hattie Carthan Community Garden

Joel and I came across three community gardens in Tompkins Park North on Sunday. Two of them were the size of one or two empty lots. The other, however, amazed us. Hattie Carthan Community Garden is its name, and it … Continue reading

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One neighborhood, multiple identities

Those of you who follow me on Twitter might have seen today’s New York Times article on the gentrification (and not) of certain Brooklyn neighborhoods. It’s a puff piece, reporting what residents of unchanged neighborhoods think about those that have gentrified, instead of … Continue reading

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Where’s Tompkins Park South?

“On account of the narrow, winding walks, and the obstruction of vision by bushes in the outer parts, it is difficult for the guardians of the ground to observe or control the conduct of visitors, or to protect the borders … Continue reading

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Week sixteen: Tompkins Park North

On Saturday, I helped organize the Take Your Base 5-Miler put on by NYCRUNS, the Brooklyn Cyclones, and the American Cancer Society. The finish line was behind home plate at the Cyclones’ MCU Park — an awesome spot to end … Continue reading

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